February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wins free subscription

James Rowe of Mapleton was the fifth winner of a free one-year print subscription to The Daily News from a drawing Feb. 20. More...

No conservation order for area UGI gas users

Huntingdon County customers of natural gas supplier UGI Inc. More...

Local News

Broad Top City water authority members set fee for disconnected customers

Broad Top City Water Authority officials Tuesday evening agreed to take steps to begin collecting fees from disconnected customers.  Assisted by authority solicitor Larry Lashinsky, the move will affect those who have vacant residences or have t More...

Bedford County couple facing drug charges

As of press time today, state police at Bedford continue to search for a Broad Top Township, Bedford County, couple who were allegedly operating a methamphetamine laboratory in their home at 208 Miner’s Way Road.  More...

Preliminary hearing held for Huntingdon man

Charges against a Huntingdon man were held for the higher court in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Goat farmers handle increased demand for dairy

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.  More...

Understanding how to manage animal manure

Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you can find and transport it.  Unless applied properly, however, it can kill edible crops and cause serious gastrointestin More...

Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests

SEATTLE (AP) — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penguins finally beat Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting a sweep of the season series.  More...

Garnett’s return sparks Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett made an emotional return to Minnesota with an ear-splitting reception and his Timberwolves overcame a jittery start to beat the Washington Wizards 97-77 on Wednesday night.  More...

Rose not only bad luck player from 2008 draft

MIAMI (AP) — The collective reaction from the NBA to Derrick Rose’s latest injury news was simple: “Not again.”  And not just for the Chicago Bulls, but also for Rose’s 2008 NBA draft class.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Hesston couple marks 50 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gibson “Gib” and Dorothy “Dotty” (Heaster) Snyder of Hesston who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Feb. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lauren Elizabeth Simpson who became a teenager Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. She celebrated her 13th birthday with a dinner party held at her Duncansville home. More...

Using the right car seat makes for a safer ride

No matter what is stored in the trunk, a driver’s most precious cargo is his or her passengers. Never is that more apparent than when children are on board.  More...

School News

Area student earns Emergent Scholar honors

Shaelyn Divins of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has earned Emergent Scholar honors for 2015.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is nothing wrong with having friendships

Dear Annie: I am currently in a two-year relationship with “Alison.” Both of us are recently divorced. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini if born before 4:50 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

NORTH BOUND

NASCAR making beeline to Atlanta Motor Speedway

The hype, pressure, crowds and bumper-to-bumper racing at 200 mph is the norm for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, which is one reason several drivers were looking forward to getting to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. More...

DAYTONA 500 REWIND

Pole-sitter Gordon leaves Daytona smiling despite last-lap spin

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon caused an early Speedweeks buzz by winning the Daytona 500 pole, but finished 33rd in his final 500 start. Q. What are you thinking and feeling right now knowing this is it? More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Did those final 20 laps make it the best Daytona 500 ever?   More...

Hospital report above average

A recent study has found J.C. More...

Oil delivery up during cold weather

After recent subzero temperatures, local heating oil companies are working hard to keep up.  “Our drivers work long hours,” said Darlene Bumgardner of Bumgardner & Flasher Oil Co Inc. More...

Experts advise public to guard against thefts

With a number of thefts from cars, homes and cabins reported in recent weeks, area law enforcement officers remind the public to take steps to protect themselves and their belongings.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf seeks to halve corporate tax rate, broaden reach

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Gov. More...

Teens ordered to stand trial in group home death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two teens were ordered to stand trial as adults in the beating death of a third teen at a Pennsylvania group home for troubled boys last month.  Malik Crosby, 16, and Yusuf Shepard, 15, are charged with criminal homicide, More...

Delay for trial in suspected revenge fire that killed six

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a Pittsburgh-area man accused of setting a house fire that killed six people, but not the man police say he intended to kill.   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former president addresses State Holstein Association

75 Years Ago  Four cases were added to the Huntingdon County relief roll during the week ending Feb. 17. The 0.8 percent increase was due to the opening of 28 cases and the closing of 24.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 26 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

Local Sports

Southwest Class AA Regional Wrestling:

Area sending 16 to Canon-Mac

This year, all five high schools in The Daily News coverage area are represented at the Southwest-AA Regionals Friday and Saturday at Canon-Mc- Millan High School in Canonsburg. More...

Southwest Class AA Regional Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the Southwest-AA Regionals this Friday and Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

District 6-AAA Boys’ Basketball Semifinal:

Bearcats’ rally falls short 56-54

That famous sports saying ‘it’s never over until it’s over’ doesn’t seem to come true all that often, but it almost did at Richland High School Wednesday.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In honor of National FFA Week, Blue Juniata FFA adviser Raylene Russell submitted these photos from the late 1950s and early 60s. The group above includes, front row, from the left, FFA adviser A.R. More...

Readers indentify students in old photo

Edna (Hawn) Brenneman provided The Daily News with additional information regarding the Feb. 19 Old-Time Photo featuring the Juniata Valley High School Band. More...

Op-Ed

Vaccinations, the choice is yours

Parenting is hard! After the arrival of my two bundles of joy about two years ago, it was hard to anticipate the multitude of decisions my wife and I would have to make on their behalf.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Stone Valley 4-H Club

The Stone Valley 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Stone Creek Valley Fire Hall Feb. 14.  After the call to order, state police Trooper Jeff Petucci gave a presentation on cyber bullying and Internet safety. More...

Southern Pride 4-H Club

Southern Pride 4-H Club held its monthly meeting Jan. 15. President Mikara Anderson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Hoffman and the 4-H Pledge was led by Jocelynn Whitsel. More...

SHC FFA

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA is full of many opportunities for students. Members can credit a lot of this to the many supporters throughout the year. More...

Doctor K

‘Talk therapy’ can help overcome a phobia

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a terrible fear of heights, dogs and public speaking. My sister calls them “phobias” and says I should seek help. How do I know if my fears are normal, or if I need treatment?  More...

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