April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pump station not being turned over

Despite what was reported at a Cromwell Township Supervisors’ meeting earlier this week, Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) members learned Wednesday the pump station for the sewer project in Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas More...

Updated ordinance addresses borough trees

Spring has arrived and Huntingdon Borough Council and the Huntingdon Borough Tree Commission are collaborating on efforts to update an ordinance concerning planting, upkeep and removal of street trees.  More...

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Drug defendants waive preliminary hearings

All the defendants rounded up in a drug bust in late March waived their preliminary hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Those defendants included:  More...

Shirleysburg man facing indecent assault charges

A Shirleysburg man has been charged with indecent assault involving two minors.  John Richard Ross Sr., 56, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, is facing two counts each felony corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minors, indecent ass More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Timing tomato planting just right

Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course.  After all, the sooner the seeds are up and growing, the sooner I’ll sink my teeth into a gardenrip More...

Help the planet (and look good too)

From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to make gardens work harder for the environment.  More...

Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease

NEW YORK (AP) — A brainscanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

The Masters:

All eyes will track McIlroy and Woods

AUGUSTA, Ga. More...

Streelman wins par-three; Nicklaus records ace

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Streelman beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the Par 3 tournament on the last day to relax at Augusta National.  More...

Woman referee will work NFL games this season

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she’d been hired as a full-time game official.  Not because that would make her the first woman to ho More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Richard Greenleaf of Huntingdon shared his photo of a junior league baseball team from the 1947-1948 season. Greenleaf is third from the right in the front row. More...

Op-Ed

Contribution or bribe?

If there is one consistent complaint I think we all hear about our present political system, it is the role of money in the election and perpetuation of our public officials.  More...

Our Readers Write

You can do more  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Savannah Zanic is dairy princess candidate

My name is Savannah Zanic. I am a junior at Huntingdon Area High School and I am running for Huntingdon County Dairy Princess.  I am the 17-year-old daughter of George and Lori Zanic of Huntingdon. More...

Part of something bigger

“It’s an AG-venture!” 5K Run/Walk is coming to the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. More...

4-H Club News

Stone Valley   The Stone Valley 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Stone Valley Fire Hall March 14.  After the call to order, pledges and roll call, the treasurer’s report and the secretary’s report were read and approved. More...

Annie's Mailbox

He’s just not that into you

Dear Annie: Eight months ago, I met the love of my life online. Everything started off great. “Jay” and I chatted every day.  More...

Doctor K

Noses can run for different reasons

DEAR DOCTOR K: Why does my nose run in cold weather? Does it mean I’m getting a cold?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED DURING THE OFF-WEEK

1. Rolling eggs  NASCAR usually gets one White House photo op a year when the Sprint Cup champ shows up with one of his cars to get his picture taken with the president. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Longest top-10 streak since ... Morgan Shepherd?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT TEXAS

1. Back in the saddle  Kyle Larson missed Martinsville after fainting during an autograph session the day before the race. The 22-year-old has been cleared to compete in the Duck Commander 500 on Saturday night.  2. In lieu of ...   More...

Planners advise Sheetz changes

Members of Huntingdon Borough Planning Commission Wednesday recommended borough council approve the rezoning of five properties on Moore Street for a new Sheetz store.  More...

Lake Perez refilled after dam work

Lake Perez at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Barree Township is once again open for fishing and boating.  After seven years standing empty for dam repairs, the 72-acre lake is now full and open to the public.  “It’s very exciti More...

Poached black bear found in Fulton Co.

The state Game Commission is seeking information about a bear found discarded in neighboring Fulton County.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wait times at state VA clinics better than average

HARRISBURG (AP) — More than 18,000 medical appointments were delayed at least a month at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics in Pennsylvania during a recent six-month period, according to an Associated Press review of government data.  More...

House Republicans want to cut property taxes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Republican lawmakers will soon roll out a plan to raise state taxes to make significant cuts in the local property taxes that fund public schools, the chamber’s GOP floor leader said Wednesday.  More...

NTSB: Full flight checks rare for pilots in crash killing seven

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilots employed by Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz rarely conducted full preflight checks before taking off in his private jet, and didn’t do so the night it crashed and killed seven people, according to docu More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Orbisonia business reopens after fire

75 Years Ago  Sponsoring the chartering of the Port Matilda Lions Club, the Huntingdon Lions, under President Robert B. Simpson, journeyed to Tyrone to witness the joint chartering of Port Matilda and Tyrone.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 9 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

High School Baseball:

Tussey hold off Cards 14-10

A cold and wet day meant Tussey Mountain and Forbes Road would have to engage in a back and forth, high-scoring affair in Saxton Wednesday. More...

College Baseball:

PS-Altoona sweeps twinbill from Juniata

The Juniata baseball team (6-14, 2-10 Landmark) lost a doubleheader against Penn State-Altoona (9-15) Wednesday afternoon at Langdon- Goodale Field.  More...

High School Softball:

Titans pick up 5-3 win over Forbes

Tussey Mountain won a close one against visiting Forbes Road Wednesday 5-3, using just enough hitting, pitching and defense.  The Titans finished with just five hits but were able to make them count. More...

People/Pastimes

Building secure futures, one family at a time

According to a study done by LIMRA, a non-profit life insurance industry research organization, as many as 40 percent of U.S. households would have immediate trouble meeting household expenses if a primary wage earner were to pass away today. More...

Simple tips for a better you

It’s no surprise that making healthy choices can make you feel more beautiful. Looking and feeling healthy is not just a trend but a way of life - because healthy is beautiful. More...

‘How Things Are’ solo exhibition to open

‘How Things Are,’ a solo exhibition of work by Penn State Altoona senior Amanda Pulcine, will be on display in the Sheetz Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts Thursday, April 23, through Monday, May 4, with a recepti More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 5:47 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 10, 2015:  More...

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