April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents address JV board members

Juniata Valley School Board members heard concerns from area residents during the public comment period of their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  John Hutton, Barree, Township, addressed the board, asking members to seek a possible revenue opti More...

Gyrocopter trailer confiscated in Gettysburg

A vehicle and trailer believed to have been used by a Florida postal worker to transport a gyrocopter to fly from Gettysburg Regional Airport to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was taken into custody by local law enforcement Wednesday night.  More...

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Local News

Author shares her story at Mount Union library

Natasha Lane’s senior year at Juniata College might cap with a diploma, but she’s already reached two milestones with the recent publication of her first novels.  Lane, a Baltimore native, has two novels (“A Meeting at the Groc More...

Juniata Co. man charged in abuse case

A Juniata County man is facing sex abuse charges for incidents that occurred in 2010.  More...

Rape case moved to court of common pleas

A Juniata County man’s case on rape charges was bound over for a higher court Wednesday in Huntingdon County Central Court  More...

World  Free Access 

Do homework before ordering plants

You can buy trees, shrubs, and flower plants through the mail that are as high-quality as those you can get locally, and often in greater variety.  Problem is: Not all mail-order nurseries are equally reputable. More...

Audit finds wide mismanagement at Philadelphia VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unreasonable workloads and poor leadership at the Veterans Affairs facility in Philadelphia have led to mismanagement and delays in handling veterans’ disability and pensions claims, according to a government audit relea More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Southern sweeps Forbes

The combination of strong hitting and good base running led the Southern Huntingdon baseball team to two Inter-County Conference South wins at Forbes Road Wednesday afternoon. The Rockets won the first game 11-1 in six innings. More...

Tussey edges Everett in 8

Tussey Mountain and Everett played baseball for nearly six hours Wednesday in a doubleheader and ended up with only one game being completed. More...

H.S. Softball:

Home runs help Warriors beat Titans

Tussey Mountain hung in there against visiting Everett Wednesday, but mistakes ended up costing the Titans. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An anonymous Mount Union resident shared an undated postcard style photo of the Juniata River, William Penn Highway and the Pennsylvania Railroad near Huntingdon. More...

Our Readers Write

Please don’t forget  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Odd bedfellows, lying together

Come one, come all. Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric and miraculous Trans-Pacific Partnership!  The TPP isn’t some sort of futuristic flying machine. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

It’s time to start gardening

“April showers bring May flowers.” This old saying brings great news to everyone knowing we will be seeing beautiful flowers everywhere and warm weather is on its way. More...

Nurturing the perfect lawn

Warmer weather has arrived, the Pennsylvania landscape has awakened and the quest for the perfect lawn is renewed.  A swarm of homeowners, landscapers and contractors is about to ascend on suburbia. More...

Blue Juniata FFA to host tractor day

The Blue Juniata FFA will host its annual Drive Your Tractor to School Charity Drive Wednesday, April 22. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 17, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Spring voting deadlines near

With just under a month until the primary election, residents only have a few more days to register to vote.  Huntingdon County voter registrar Kelly Hughes said Monday, April 20, is the last day to register.  “Any registrations or pa More...

Another project underway

Eich Group Development LLC of Bedford broke ground this week for the construction of a 9,600-square-foot building fronting Route 22 in front of Walmart in Smithfield Township, which will be the new l More...

Area events highlight annual library week

Local libraries are opening their doors this week to get folks acquainted with their facilities and reading in general during National Library Week.  More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky adopted son joins call to widen lawsuit time limits

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt joined a handful of state lawmakers and others Wednesday to urge passage of proposals to expand or eliminate Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations in child sexual abuse lawsuits.&n More...

Lawyer: three more friar abuse suits settled by former students

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Three more former students at a Catholic school have settled sexual abuse lawsuits involving a Franciscan friar who worked at the school nearly 20 years ago, their attorney said.  More...

Gambling money provides $783M to reduce property taxes

HARRISBURG (AP) — More than $783 million in slotmachine gambling revenue will be available to finance property tax cuts for Pennsylvanians this year, the Wolf administration said Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

McConnellstown to host county arts festival

75 Years Ago  Miss Kathleen Wise, reading specialist from the education service department of Lyons and Carnahan Co., publishers of school textbooks, held reading demonstrations and conferences with teachers in the Huntingdon County schools.&nbs More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 16 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Angels beat Rangers 12-2; Royals lose first

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to back another win in Texas for Hector Santiago as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 10-2 in a series finale Wednesday.  Santiago (1-1) allowed one r More...

NBA Playoffs set, let the chase begin

Let the championship chase begin.  New Orleans and Brooklyn are in. Indiana and Oklahoma City are out. More...

Pelicans top Spurs, make playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Five generations of family

Five generations of family gathered, including, from the left, Vickie Heidel of Three Springs, Ron Heidel of Mount Union, Betty Conner of Mount Union holding Eva Mae Updegrave and Alexis Heidel of Po More...

Treating joint pain related to weather

Early spring is often marked by wind and rain that precedes the more welcoming warmth synonymous with late spring and summer.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zhaden Ryan Gross who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, April 16, 2015. His proud parents are Mylea Fortson and Cody Gross of Mount Union.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Set up a loan repayment plan

Dear Annie: I have helped my wife’s daughter and family financially many times over the past 15 years. Eighteen months ago, I loaned them $600, and they promised they would pay me back. (My previous loans were gifts.)  More...

Doctor K

‘Tight’ blood sugar control may not be best course for some

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes. For years, my doctor emphasized the importance of tight blood sugar control. But I recently read that tight control might not make sense for everyone. Why not?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT TEXAS

1. Harv-quick  Kevin Harvick continues to be NASCAR’s benchmark driver. He has two wins, four seconds and has led 766 of 2,150 laps (35 percent) through the first seven Cup races. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Can we make it a decaf?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT BRISTOL

1. Joey & Kevin  Kevin Harvick bumped Joey Logano out of the way after the final Texas restart. Logano was challenging for the win but ended up fourth. More fireworks at Bristol?  2. Mechanical grip   More...

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