May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area man in court following standoff

An Alexandria man who barricaded himself in his Redbud Lane home last week was in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.  More...

JVSB members discuss tax hike

Juniata Valley School District administration presented the proposed final budget with a 1.79- mill tax hike to board members for approval during their monthly meeting Wednesday.  The budget looks vastly different from the preliminary budget pas More...

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Local News

ORJMA, Cromwell Twp. sewer project issues persist

Issues with the Cromwell Township sewer project persisted at the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) board meeting Wednesday night.  Cromwell Township Supervisor Buzz Gutshall approached the board regarding an email about latera More...

Fatal Broad Top fire ruled accidental

Daily News Staff Writers   The fire that took the life of a Broad Top man has been ruled accidental.  More...

Police Log

Collision Lola Frohm was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Altoona around 7 p.m. Tuesday for injuries More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Library board honors longtime secretary

75 Years Ago  The annual Huntingdon County all-high school band concert will be held in the Saltillo High School auditorium. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 14 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 

Kluber fans 18 to shut out Cardinals 2-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 18 and allowed his only hit in the seventh inning, getting his first win this season in style, and the Cleveland Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Wednesday night.  More...

All eyes are on Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Ryan Howard could shake up the pennant race this October.  If they change uniforms.  More...

Firing Line battles reputation

BALTIMORE (AP) — His horse has amassed nearly $1 million in earnings over six races, so owner Arnold Zetcher found no need to lament Firing Line’s reputation for finishing second in big events.  More...

People/Pastimes

‘Feeding Families’ donation

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary treasurer Boneta Hall, left, presented a check for $5,000 to Envoy Charity Bender in support of the Salvation Army’s Feeding Families kitchen renovation c More...

Taking action against skin cancer

With the return of warmer weather and longer days, it’s good to remember that temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. More...

Great grapes, delicious recipes deliver sweet healthy goodness

Widely recognized as portable and tasty, grapes are an easy way to enjoy an extra serving of fruit. But not only are grapes a super snack, they’re a terrific fresh ingredient to enhance any meal.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 15, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Woman charged in fatal accident

After an over eight-month investigation, Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith and state police at Huntingdon charged a Mill Creek woman in an Aug. 30, 2014, horse and buggy crash that claimed the lives of a Mill Creek Amish couple.  More...

Officers corral bear in Smithfield Twp.

Daily News Staff Writer  from the Game Commission’s southcentral regional offices in Smithfield Township  and deputies from the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department found themselves on a different   More...

SHCSD preliminary budget OK’d

Following its workshop Wednesday, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board held a special meeting to discuss its 2015-2016 preliminary budget.  After two votes, the board decided to raise taxes to the index in the preliminary budget, with boa More...

State  Free Access 

Amtrak train in deadly wreck was speeding, but why?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was careening through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the spee More...

Pension bill passes Senate; Democrats call it illegal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans’ sprawling, fast-track pension legislation made it through the Senate on Wednesday, but Democrats attacked its central money-saving strategy as unconstitutional and said it would leave pensioners in poverty a More...

Property tax cut proposal passes state House

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvanians would see billions in lower school property taxes under a proposal that made it out of the state House on Wednesday and into the hands of the Senate.  The House voted 105-86 for what supporters called the m More...

Local Sports

Folk wins 3 sprints to lead Tussey’s girls

District 5-AA Track & Field:

In her final District 5-AA Championship meet, Tussey Mountain’s Devin Folk made quite a splash Wednesday evening at Northern Bedford’s all-weather facility. More...

Bearcats lose 7-1 at Altoona

High School Baseball:

The Huntingdon baseball team lowered the curtain on its 2015 regular season Wednesday afternoon at chilly, breezy Mansion Park in Altoona. More...

Curve sweep Baysox

The Curve rallied in the sixth to score three times and never looked back in a sweep of the Baysox (18-15) Wednesday morning 5-2 in front of the largest crowd of the season (5,920). More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an undated photo, participants in a bass fishing contest for women at Raystown Lake hauled in the day’s catch. More...

Our Readers Write

Reverse this ridiculous policy  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Tax reform

Both the Pennsylvania Legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf talk about reforming our antiquated local tax system in Pennsylvania. Primarily, this centers around reducing the real estate property tax.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHC FFA members host Ag in the Classroom

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter worked with the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau to hold the annual Ag in the Classroom event for fourth graders in the district April 30 in Shade Gap.  More...

4-H Club News

Hoofprinters

The Huntingdon County Hoofprinters 4-H Club met April 20 at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office on Fairgrounds Road.  The meeting was called to order and roll call took place, followed by the secretary and treasurer reports.  More...

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock 4-H Club held its monthly meeting April 14 at the Lions Club in Orbisonia.  The meeting was called to order by club president Nick Yocum. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Under no obligation to return

Dear Annie: I have a problem with one of my best friends, and I hope you can help. “Monique” and I recently split the cost of a hotel room so we could enjoy a weekend of shopping and relaxation. More...

Doctor K

Eating peanuts may reduce risk of developing peanut allergy

DEAR DOCTOR K: My baby has an egg allergy. His doctor says this increases his risk of developing a peanut allergy. She recommends avoiding peanut products for now. But another doctor gave me the opposite advice. What should I do?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT KANSAS

1. Johnson/Harvick  Jimmie Johnson has scored the most wins (three) this year, and Kevin Harvick has led the most laps (1,006) and has finished in the top-two eight times in his past 11 starts. Look for this to continue into the Chase. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT CHARLOTTE

1. All-Star dud?  Will this Sprint All-Star Race be a dud or offer some excitement? When you have to show clips of the ‘87 and ‘92 All-Star races to promote the event, maybe it’s time to do away with it.  2. More...

GODWIN’S CHARLOTTE PICKS

WINNER: Kasey Kahne REST OF THE TOP FIVE: Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano DARK HORSE: Aric Almirola   More...

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