April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area leaders hold meth lab training

After the remains of several methamphetamine labs have been located in the county and neighboring Bedford County, community leaders are making sure residents understand the dangers of the drug.  Retired state police Sgt. More...

Weight restrictions lifted on local roads

PennDOT has lifted weight restrictions on four county roads.  More...

Local News

Correction

A story in the April 27 edition of The Daily News about a mountain fire in Lincoln Township incorrectly stated Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Police Log

Theft Dave Skipper of Huntingdon reported to state police at Huntingdon a 2002 US Cargo trailer was stolen from 13737 Smith Road between 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1 More...

A Look Back

Reminiscences of a little town

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...

World  Free Access 

Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. More...

Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recalls fixed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren’t getting fixed quickly enough, the nation’s auto safety chief is hosting a gathering of automakers ay to search for solutions.  More...

RadioShack agrees to mediation over sale of customer data

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — RadioShack has agreed to mediation with state attorneys general concerned about the electronic retailer’s planned sale of customer data as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.  More...

Local Sports

Top-seeded Juniata blanks USMMA 9-0

Landmark Conference Tennis:

The top-seeded Juniata men’s tennis team hosted Merchant Marine Academy in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference Tournament Tuesday afternoon. More...

Juniata loses finale at Pitt-Bradford

Women’s Softball:

The Juniata softball team ended its 2015 season on the road against Pitt-Bradford Tuesday. The Panthers held off the Eagles 3-2 in the first game and won 13-6 in the nightcap.  More...

McConnellsburg takes down Tussey 5-4

Tussey Mountain made the most of a minimum amount of hits and had the lead in the seventh inning at McConnellsburg Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ada Toshiko Stapleton who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She is the daughter of Mike and Cass Stapleton of Huntingdon and the big sister of Lydia Carole. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Elias James Kifer who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. His proud parents are Janell Remensnyder and Bradley Kifer of Alexandria. More...

Boy Scouts assist with egg hunt

Members of Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orbisonia assisted Angelina Scavone, president of the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754 home association, Mount Union, by hiding 10,000 Easter eggs March 28.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo if born before 7:03 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 30, 2015:  More...

US rep. speaks to MU students

Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson fielded questions from Mount Union Area High School students Tuesday morning and offered perspective to his young constituents on the day-to-day routines and roles of a member of the U.S. More...

March jobless rate steady for county

Huntingdon County’s jobless rate held steady from February to March.  Reports indicate the percentage of those jobless in Huntingdon County was 7.1 percent last month. More...

Resident questions bridge inspections

The Huntingdon County Commissioners addressed questions about bridge inspections during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Huntingdon Borough resident Jim Cassatt asked the three county leaders what will happen with bridge inspection fees paid to Ke More...

Community garden still in need of donations

The campaign conducted by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to raise funds to aid the community garden at Portstown Park in Huntingdon Borough has officially ended, but funds and support are still needed to help keep the park going.  More...

State  Free Access 

District attorney to add prosecutor’s firing to probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — The circumstances surrounding the firing of a prosecutor will become part of a wider criminal investigation into whether state Attorney General Kathleen Kane unlawfully leaked secret grand jury information from a 2009 case, an More...

Shuster hasn’t considered recusal after dating lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House transportation committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel’s work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist.  More...

Five guards reported injured at SCI Houtzdale

HOUTZDALE (AP) — State prison officials say five guards were injured in an incident involving inmates in the recreation yard at a central Pennsylvania prison.  The Corrections Department said the incident began just after 2:30 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Three Springs church to host convention

75 Years Ago  Labor and Industry Secretary Lewis G. Hines in Harrisburg reminded employers April 30 is the state’s deadline for contributions to the state’s unemployment compensation fund for the first quarter of 1940. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

April 20, 2015  Janet R. Hunter, grantor, to Jesse D. Putnam and Megan I. Gerber, property in Barree Township, $126,000.  Huntingdon Nursing Center Inc., grantor, to 1229 Warm Springs Ave. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 29 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...

Around The Broad Top

Broad Top residents mourn loss of community leaders

Part 1 The last several months have been sad ones for the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum. In addition to losing a number of dedicated society activists, the Broad Top More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Uggla powers Nationals past Braves 13-12

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise’s biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing More...

Jets fined for tampering

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. More...

Spurs win 111-107 over Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 12 of his 21 points in the second half, and DeAndre Jordan was called for basket interference with 4.3 seconds left as the San Antonio Spurs moved to the brink of the second round with a 111-107 victory over More...

School News

Area student awarded scholarship

Quinn Barnett, son of Chris and Maria Barnett of Todd, has been awarded a four year, fulltuition academic scholarship to Liberty  University in Lynchburg, Virginia. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is leeway for registries

Dear Annie: My brother is 42 and getting married for the first time. His bride-to-be has been married before.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Different name, still the same

Dear Heloise: Is a pot with a crock insert the same thing as a SLOW COOKER? — Charlotte, via email  More...

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