April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Geocaching encourages outdoor fun

The fun of a search and the thrill of a find are combined in geocaching, an activity Huntingdon County visitors and residents enjoy locally.  More...

Supervisors consider road projects

Smithfield Township Supervisors heard from a resident concerned with the condition of a township road during their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Reneya Buseck lives in the area of Tower Road along Leffard’s Bench and approached the supervisors More...

Local News

Former Saxton man facing robbery, arson charges

A former Saxton resident incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution at Cumberland, Maryland, is facing charges of robbery and arson.  More...

A Look Back

Huntingdon as seen by Theodore Cremer in 1835, part IV

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

Cromwell leaders to turn over sewage system next week

After many years of struggling to create a sewage system for the village of Pogue and Pine Tree Village, Cromwell Township’s role in the project, for the most part, will be over. More...

World  Free Access 

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ actor dies at age 88

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” has died. More...

Job openings surge; employers slow to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month.  More...

Summer gas prices expected to be 32 percent lower this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers will see the lowest summer gasoline prices in about 6 years, according to the Energy Department.  The national average price is forecast to fall 32 percent from a year ago to $2.45 a gallon between April and Septemb More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 8 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Spurs top Thunder for 8th straight win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kawhi Leonard matched a career high with 26 points, and the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-88 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory.  More...

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

UConn tops Irish for third straight

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10.  The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title.  More...

Braves start fast to down Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Is mustard left out?

Dear Heloise: Do you have to refrigerate MUSTARD after opening it? I would prefer mine at room temperature. — Jim D. in Nebraska  More...

Special Sections

Man is guilty on two charges

A jury of seven women, five men and two female alternates found a Mill Creek man guilty of two of four sex-related charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday.  More...

CCA leader seeks new use for grant

A project to rehabilitate the upper level of the Center for Community Action (CCA) in Huntingdon Borough appears to have been halted for now.  CCA director Wendy Melius came before the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday to discuss the Penns More...

Resident talks speeding concern

A resident addressed concerns about speeding with Porter Township Supervisors at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Resident Bob Fox asked if anything can be done to curb speeding on Grange Hall Road.  “Someone is going to get hurt,&rdqu More...

State  Free Access 

National group praises Wolf’s overdose antidote plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

DA seeks death penalty for man charged in fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of starting a fire that killed six people should get the death penalty, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said, in part because four of the victims were young children and the intended target, the only survivor, had been More...

Democrats pile up big campaign accounts in high court race

HARRISBURG (AP) — Six weeks before Pennsylvania’s May 19 primary election, most of the Democratic candidates for three open seats on the state’s highest court already are building six-figure campaign bank accounts, according to fina More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey educator to be guest artist at spring concert

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. More...

Business News

John R. Wald Co. employees promoted

Mike Rodli, president of John R. Wald Co., has announced Lynn Conaway and Douglas Tietjens have been promoted to the positions of vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of operations, respectively.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 27, 2015  John A. Coder Jr., John Coder, Cara Ann Coder and Cara Coder, grantors, to John A. Coder Jr. and Cara Ann Coder, property in Huntingdon Borough, $1.  Misti K. Pighetti, grantor, to G. Wayne Royer and Annie C. More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

’Cats repeat against Northern Cambria

Huntingdon bounced back from a loss in the second set to snap a three-match losing skid and finish off visiting Northern Cambria in four sets Tuesday evening on scores of 25-17, 24-26, 25-10 and 25-18.  More...

Games postponed

Yesterday’s weather didn’t pan out to be as bad as expected and damage to the area scholastic sports schedule was minimal. More...

High School Track & Field:

Trojan girls win two times

The Mount Union girls is on quite a roll right now. The Trojans added two more wins Tuesday afternoon. More...

People/Pastimes

Cutting hair for a good cause

Students, teachers and staff rallied together to support Huntingdon Area Middle School teacher Phyllis Brown April 6 at a “Cut and Color” event. More...

Friends of the Woods plan spring events

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary of Westminster Woods, a Presbyterian Senior Living community located in Huntingdon, held its bimonthly business meeting and luncheon April 2. Past and upcoming fundraisers were featured topics of discussion.  More...

How smarter shopping enhances well-being

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to living a better life, but most people agree - feeling your best is aligned with making healthier choices. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Semi-apology doesn’t count

Dear Annie: I have a close acquaintance who is a fitness instructor at the health club where I often work out. Two years ago, I saw her at a local peace parade and got very worked up over something she wrote on the signs she was wearing. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 9, 2015:  More...

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