March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Orbisonia resident enters coroner race

Orbisonia resident David McGarvey is seeking the Republican nomination for Huntingdon County Coroner in the Tuesday, May 19, primary election. McGarvey is no stranger to the coroner’s office. More...

Candidates address COG members

Seven of the eight candidates for Huntingdon County Commissioner had an opportunity to speak with local municipal officials during Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) held at the Alexandria More...

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Area briefs

Dump site cleanup scheduled for March 21   More...

Busy session held in central court

Two preliminary hearings were held in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday.  Charges against Karey J. More...

Relay For Life meeting scheduled

The Relay For Life of Huntingdon County will hold a meeting this evening, Thursday, March 19, in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center. A committee meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

An alternative to greenhouses

Greenhouses aren’t the only great cover-ups for gardeners determined to extend their growing seasons.  High tunnels, low tunnels and caterpillar tunnels work well, too. More...

Bird flu strain has farmers scrambling

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.  More...

Study finds little evidence of antibiotics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

Dayton, Robert Morris win play-ins

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In the NCAA’s way of thinking, Dayton was technically the visiting team — on the scoreboard and in its blood-red road uniforms. The 12,592 screaming fans at University of Dayton Arena thought otherwise.  More...

NCAA Men’s Tourney viewer’s guide

The 2014 NCAA Tournament was one for the ages, filled with bracket-busting upsets, buzzer-beating finishes and star players rising up.  This year’s bracket could be even better.  More...

Men’s NIT Basketball:

Arizona State knocks out UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Shaq McKissic scored 22 points Wednesday night as Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year’s National Invitation Tournament, 68-61.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess tea planned

Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry, but with less than 2 percent of the population directly related to agriculture, some consumers may forget where their food came from and what was involved to produce it. More...

Blue Juniata FFA to hold auction

The Blue Juniata FFA Chapter at Juniata Valley High School will be holding its third annual farm consignment auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  More...

4-H Club News

Pennsylvania 4-H Week

Members of the Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club are celebrating Pennsylvania 4-H Week March 15-21 with a display at Tractor Supply Co. in the Lake Raystown Plaza in Smithfield Township. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A closer relationship will benefit everybody

Dear Annie: My dad was a proud veteran of WWII. When he died 20 years ago, he willed his medals to my brother “Jim” and the Bible he carried during the war to my brother “Ray.” Eventually, Ray gave the Bible to Jim. More...

Doctor K

Healthy eating plate reflects latest nutrition science

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is a healthy diet still based on the food guide pyramid? Is there a better alternative?  More...

NASCAR

I’M BACK

Stewart-Haas’ Busch has super day in return to racing

Did you see how well that driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet did Sunday at Phoenix?  Not race winner Kevin Harvick, but teammate Kurt Busch, who finished fifth in the No. More...

PHOENIX REWIND

McMurray enjoys first top-five finish of the season at Phoenix

Jamie McMurray opened the season as part of the team that captured the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Unfortunately, that was a sports-car race. McMurray scored his first top-five of the Cup season at Phoenix, taking second. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How impressive is Kevin Harvick’s seven-race streak?   It’s maybe more amazing than suspected. More...

Snow expected to blanket area

Though tomorrow marks the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Mother Nature seems to have different ideas for Huntingdon County.  According to the National Weather Service, the county is under a Winter Weather Advisory begin More...

Senator aspirant stops in county

As part of his walking tour across the state, former congressman Joe Sestak make a campaign stop at the Hidd’n Valley Restaurant in Shade Gap Wednesday.  More...

Civil rights projects begin at JC

Starting tonight and running through Monday, March 30, Juniata College will be hosting a civil rights film festival. The week will also feature a project called Banding Together Across History. More...

State  Free Access 

PSU President: Frat posting of nude pictures very sad

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity’s Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expell More...

Former judge to plead guilty in missing cocaine case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired judge accused of stealing cocaine being held as evidence will plead guilty to at least some charges he faces, his attorney said Wednesday.  More...

Pennsylvania mall shooting suspect ordered to stand trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 17-year-old charged with shooting three people at a crowded mall in suburban Pittsburgh was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

St. Mary’s parish hall to be blessed, dedicated

75 Years Ago  The British steamer Melrose, 1,598 tons, sank after an explosion in the North Sea, it was learned from London when only four survivors of the crew of 28 were landed.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 19 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

Men's Volleyball:

Juniata cruises by PS-Altoona in three sets

The Juniata men’s volleyball team traveled to nearby Altoona to face the Nittany Lions Wednesday night. The Eagles had no trouble as they cruised to a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-13, 25-20.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo submitted by Gene Hoffman shows, front row, from the left, Gene Lane, Virginia Goodman; second row, Virginia Kylor, Jean Hess; back row, Pauline Henry. More...

Op-Ed

Charlietoons

Those who have responded to my columns about Republican candidates are critical of the supposed facts about which I write. More...

Our Readers Write

Power of language  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

People/Pastimes

AAUW to host ‘Breaking the Silence Barrier’

“Breaking the Silence Barrier: The Jerry Sandusky Case” is the program for the Wednesday, March 25, meeting of the Huntingdon Branch of the AAUW. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Owen Lee Yoder who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, March 19, 2015. His proud parents are Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. Owen is the grandson of Allen Sr. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew J. Leonard who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, March 19, 2015. His proud parents are Jeff and Heidi Leonard of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces if born before 6:45 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aries. The Moon is in Pisces if born before 8:28 a.m. (PDT). More...

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