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JV board members talk staff additions

Juniata Valley School District superintendent David Christopher presented various staffing options that would benefit the district to his board members at their monthly meeting Wednesday.  Christopher explained the district is anticipating sever More...

Mistrial temporarily halts sex abuse case

A trial scheduled in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas ended in a mistrial Wednesday. More...

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Deliveries begin today

Carol Yoder, left, of Huntingdon and Sharon Stever of Cassville prep a pan of peanut butter-chocolate fudge, one of four varieties. More...

Light session held in central court

It was a light day in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday. More...

Refinancing options presented to SHCSB

Les Bear, managing director of Robert W. Baird & Co., presented members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board with some options for refinancing some of the district’s debt during a monthly workshop meeting Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Storage being monitored by phone

CRAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Temperature fluctuations can shorten the growing season for farmers, and the worry doesn’t stop when crops are stored inside for winter sales, as a drop or spikes can ruin what’s meant for market.  More...

Pittsburgh woman wants to make weed-eating goats eco-stewards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goats can’t legally reside in the Pittsburgh — yet — but a number of people want them as regular visitors. More...

Powdered alcohol gets federal agency’s approval

NEW YORK (AP) — A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal agency.  The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last yea More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Paul, Clippers end Thunder winning streak

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had 33 points and nine assists, J.J. Redick added 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City 120-108 on Wednesday night, ending the Thunder’s sevengame home winning streak.  More...

Rangers down Caps 3-1, move to division lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s leagueleading 45th goal.  Martin St. More...

Phillies rally in sixth to down Pirates 3-2

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels allowed Jordy Mercer’s two-run home run in the third inning and the Phillies rallied in the sixth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

How to know the best time to plan for retirement

It’s easy to live for the moment and leave planning the future to another time. More...

Quest for healthy food fuels fear

At a time when people are more concerned than ever about making healthy food choices, a very unhealthy mindset has emerged. More...

Special Occasions

March 12, 2015   Happy birthday wishes go out to Gov Yeager, formerly of Mapleton and now a resident of the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, who turns 95 years old today, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Happy birthday, Gov!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is not in anyone’s best interest

Dear Annie: I have been married for 22 years. I started working when I was 14 and didn’t stop until I started having medical issues two years ago.  More...

Doctor K

Chiropractic can give relief for back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been having back problems, and frankly, my regular doctor hasn’t come up with treatments that help me much. So I’m wondering: What happens during chiropractic treatment? What types of pain can it relieve?  More...

NASCAR

FUTILITY

What’s up with Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon?

Man, can it get worse for former NASCAR champions Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon?  Between the two veterans, they have a combined seven Sprint Cup Series titles. But this season has not been kind.  More...

LAS VEGAS REWIND

Junior Earnhardt doing great, but still not as good as 2014 start

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enjoyed a strong opening run in the Sprint Cup Series with three consecutive top-five finishes this season, but as he pointed out after his fourthplace finish Sunday at Phoenix, it’s not up to his 2014 numbers.   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Will Kevin Harvick ever finish third or worse again? After six straight top-two finishes, we’re wondering.  How good is this roll Kevin Harvick is enjoying?   More...

Shelter meeting makes progress

A second meeting of concerned area community, agency and church representatives held yesterday at 12th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon, resulted in progress toward the formation of a shelter for homeless residents in Huntingdon County. More...

Ice jams cause minor flooding issues

Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Adam Miller and Juniata Valley Regional emergency management coordinator Crist Fellman have reported some minor flooding issues in the Petersburg area. More...

A sweet fundraiser

Volunteers with the Salvation Army Auxiliary set to work Wednesday at the Trough Creek Valley Fire Co. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf says critics of tax plan must consider the benefits

HARRISBURG (AP) — Criticism of the higher income and sales taxes that Democratic Gov. More...

Judges to decide if school funding lawsuit can proceed

HARRISBURG (AP) — A legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s system of funding public schools faced some hard questions Wednesday from judges who asked how a court that declares the current system unconstitutional could devise an enforceable ord More...

Attorney general’s lawyer, special prosecutor spar in court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A special prosecutor investigating an alleged grand jury leak by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued to the state’s highest court Wednesday that Kane is challenging his appointment late in the game only More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hopewell Twp. man to run for supervisor position

75 Years Ago  The Hoffman Dairy Co. of Huntingdon and the Mount Union Sanitary Milk Co. have appealed to the Dauphin County court from the Milk Control Commission’s order setting prices in the central Pennsylvania marketing area. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 12 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

Local Sports

ICC All-Stars announced

The Inter-County Conference has announced it winter season all-star teams and a total of 23 athletes from four area high schools were included.  More...

PIAA Swimming Championships:

Bearcat relay team 11th

The Huntingdon boys’ 200- yard freestyle relay team survived Wednesday morning’s preliminary session and advanced into the evenings consolation heat at the PIAA State Swimming Championships inside Bucknell University’s Kinney Natato More...

Eagles lose 20-16 to PS-Abington

A total of 36 runs were scored by Juniata and Penn State Abington and in the end it was the Nittany Lions who came out on top with a 20-16 win over the Eagles on Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Pat Beck of Huntingdon shared this photo from July 1950 of these smiling faces who graduated from Betty Longenecker’s Kindergarden School located in the current Mifflin House on the 800 block o More...

Our Readers Write

Who’s being represented?

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Recently, the subject of raising the minimum wage has resurfaced and two of our local representatives, Jesse Topper and Carl Metzgar, have stated their many reasons why raising the minimum wage is a bad idea. More...

What others are saying

Student debt time bomb

There’s a generational timebomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire.  Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Time to spring into an ‘AG -venture’

It’s the time of year for which we’ve been anxiously waiting. Spring is on its way and that means more time being spent outdoors gardening, attending sport events and being able to run/walk in this beautiful weather.  More...

Spring Farms Livestock 4-H Club

The Spring Farms Livestock 4-H Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 10. The meeting was held at the Lions Club in Orbisonia. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Cassville United Methodist Church Feb. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 11:40 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 13, 2015:  More...

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