May 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Natural gas prices to decrease June 1

Friday, UGI Central Penn Gas announced customers will see a reduction of rates beginning Monday, June 1. The average residential customer will see a 1.6 percent decrease in their billing statement. More...

Area residents warned of IRS phishing scams

It appears some scammers are using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an attempt to make a quick buck. A few local tax experts have heard reports of scammers calling residents and claiming to be the IRS, telling folks they owe money for taxes. More...

Local News

Bank supports Feeding Families Campaign

Envoy Charity Bender, left, officer of the Huntingdon County Salvation Army Corps with her husband, Envoy Philip Bender, recently accepted a check in the amount of $2,500 from Jackie Confer, represen More...

Area brief

Master gardeners to offer hot line   HUNTINGDON CO. — The Huntingdon County Master Gardeners will be available to take questions on the gardener hot line, beginning Thursday, May 21. The line will be open for three weeks.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

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General News

News of Yesteryear

Poppy Day to be observed in Huntingdon

75 Years Ago  Poppy Day will be observed in Huntingdon. On that day, the people of Huntingdon will be asked to wear memorial poppies in tribute to World War I dead and to aid the living victims of the war.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 16 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, May 17 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs survive Pirate comeback 11-10

CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh right fielder Gregory Polanco tripped and fell while trying to catch an easy fly, and the ball dropped for an RBI single in the 12th inning that sent the Chicago Cubs to a startling 11-10 win over the Pirates on Friday More...

American Pharoah favored

BALTIMORE (AP) — American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn’t look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. More...

Kansas City routs Yankees 12-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had a careerhigh five RBIs, Kendrys Morales drove in three more runs and the Kansas City Royals routed the New York Yankees 12-1 on Friday night.  More...

Religion News

Annual High Tea at St. John's Episcopal Church

Joanne Noble selects from the array of sweet and savory selections provided at the annual High Tea held May 9 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. More...

Religion Briefs

Nun seeks more aid for Iraqi Christians   WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iraqi nun is urging Congress to send more aid to Christians displaced by the Islamic State group.  More...

Holy Land Christians celebrate nuns’ sainthood

The Holy Land’s Christians are excitedly preparing for next week’s canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years.  More...

Special Sections

US Rep. Awards Hospital Grant

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital has been selected to receive a federal grant that will help to integrate mental health and primary care. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA 5) announced Friday J.C. More...

More cell towers coming to region

Residents and travelers through the northern part of Huntingdon County will soon have access to the one thing that eludes them — cellphone service. More...

Preparing for relay

Huntingdon County Relay For Life volunteers Karen Ponish, left, and Barb Lininger hung a banner Friday evening in preparation for the 20th annual relay event that kicks off at 10 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation’s busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident.  More...

World  Free Access 

David Letterman on retirement: It’s time, but he’s torn

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t think of David Letterman as a stop-and-smell-the-flowers type, but here he is, at a major turning point yet savoring his chocolate milkshake.  More...

ABC faces credibility crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential ca More...

USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.  USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labelin More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon seeded fourth in Class AAA

District Six Baseball Playoffs:

The brackets for the District 6-AAAA and 6-AAA baseball tournaments were released late Thursday afternoon and Huntingdon is seeded fourth in the four-team Class AAA field.  Play will begin with semifinal action Thursday, May 21. More...

Tickets for HOF banquet available

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s 18th annual induction banquet will be held Saturday, June 13, at Raystown Resort and Convention Center near Entriken. More...

Dodson fans eight in 4-2 Curve victory

Altoona was firing on all cylinders throughout Friday’s game against the Akron RubberDucks as the Curve rolled to a sixthstraight win with a 4-2 victory. The six straight victories for the Curve are a new season-best. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adelynn Grace Thornburgh who turns 7 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is the daughter of Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh of McVeytown and the big sister of Allie Juliann. More...

Boost brainpower and mental sharpness

Staying active physically is important as you age. But exercising the brain can also have some important health and disease prevention benefits.  More...

Special Occasions

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School News

Local students complete studies

Lebanon Valley College celebrated its 146th commencement May 9 with 498 students receiving their degrees in Sorrentino Gymnasium. More...

UPJ announces spring 2015 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2015 spring term dean’s list.  In order to be eligible for dean’s list status, a student must have completed at least 12 credits and earned a minimum grade point average of More...

Share news your student’s news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

By all means, put up a fence

Dear Annie: My next-door neighbor has made my husband and me feel like prisoners in our own home.  More...

Doctor K

Pain during exercise is not normal

DEAR DOCTOR K: I like really intense exercise, so I expect things to hurt when I’m working out. How do I know if I’m pushing myself too hard?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 18, 2015:  More...

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