June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

DEP puts county in drought watch

Though the area has seen rainfall in the last few days, the state Department of Environmental Protection has officially put Huntingdon County under a drought watch.  Huntingdon County was one of 10 counties added to the list of 27 counties that More...

Mayfly blooms common as part of life cycle

While it hasn’t happened locally, an intense swarm of mayflies earlier this week in Lancaster County prompted officials to close a bridge.  Dr. More...

Local News

Saxton council members reject roadwork bids

Saxton Borough Council agreed June 8 to reject a bid received for a summer roadwork project and to rebid the project. It also discussed a number of other street concerns.  More...

Hunter-trapper safety courses offered locally

Summer means no school, but it can still be a time to learn valuable lessons such as gun safety through the state Game Commission’s hunter-trapper education classes.  With free classes offered across the area throughout the summer, young a More...

HASB members to vote on junior high softball

During its monthly meeting Monday, June 22, Huntingdon Area School Board members will vote on adding junior high girls’ softball to the district’s list of extra-curricular activities.  More...

World  Free Access 

Garden out of control? Simplify

Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.  More...

US births up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 18 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 

A-Rod gets hit No. 2,997; Yankees down Marlins 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez singled twice to raise his career hits total to 2,997, Michael Pineda carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing Christian Yelich’s home run, and the New York Yankees beat the Miami Marlins More...

Locke, Kang keep Bucs rolling

CHICAGO (AP) — Less heralded than the other starters in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation, Jeff Locke is happy to do his part along with his more famous and accomplished teammates.  Locke allowed just two runs in six innings, Jung Ho More...

New things still to be seen at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Not a day has gone by at this U.S. More...

People/Pastimes

Perfect picnic picks for summer dining

Perk up your next picnic with these deliciously different sandwiches and salads that are super easy to prepare, plus they can be made ahead.  More...

School News

Area woman graduates from ‘Ole Miss’

Mara Conner graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi May 9. More...

Mount Union residents’ granddaughter honored

Alexis Green graduated June 6 from C.D. More...

Huntingdon man completes studies

Samuel Reitman graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre with a minor in psychology.  Reitman was on the dean’s list during his sophomore and junior years. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 19, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Broad Top man shot in his home

The small community of Six Mile Run in Broad Top Township, Bedford County, was shaken up early Wednesday morning after a local woman allegedly shot and killer her father while he was asleep in his Longs Run Road home.  More...

James Creek man in court for meth

A James Creek man facing charges related to methamphetamine production was in Huntingdon County Central Court for his preliminary hearing Wednesday.  More...

JV budget passed without tax hike

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board approved a final budget with no tax increase during their monthly meeting Wednesday.  More...

Lower Main Street site of Tussey Relay

For 12 hours, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 20, the Tussey Mountain Relay For Life will take over Lower Main Street in Saxton Borough.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmakers work to fix school funding disparity

HARRISBURG (AP) — In theory, Pennsylvania school districts whose communities are similar economically are supposed to receive about the same amount of money per student from the state. More...

Eight plead not guilty in test-taking scheme for visas

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eight of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in a conspiracy to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or pay to have their tests taken so they could obtain student visas pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate Wednes More...

Wolf, legislators meet over budget before deadline

HARRISBURG (AP) — A meeting between Gov. Tom Wolf and senior legislative leaders ended Wednesday without a breakthrough on Pennsylvania’s unfinished budget with just two weeks left in the state’s fiscal year.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President receives table from Allensville resident

75 Years Ago  Determined to curtail “bootleg coal” operations by increasing legitimate anthracite production, mines secretary John Ira Thomas prepared formally to oppose extension of natural gas lines into the hard coal region of nor More...

Local Sports

Akron deals Curve 9-3 setback

Mel Rojas, Jr. clobbered his first home run of the season at either level, but it was not enough for the Curve as they dropped the second game of the series 9-3 Wednesday night at Canal Park.  More...

Huntingdon Legion wins

Huntingdon and visiting Bellefonte matched up Wednesday at Juniata College and turned in a solid, back and forth, Central Penn League contest. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated Daily News photo shows a crowd gathered on the Raystown Belle. If you have more information about this photo or a photo you would like to share, contact staff writer Candy E. More...

What others are saying

All hacked up

I’ve gotten a lot of unwelcome mail from the feds these last few years, like a copy of my indictment for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program. But this latest delivery was something altogether new.  More...

Paying the pink tax

You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes — it seems like the list is endless. But there’s one tax I’ve been paying for most of my life that you might not know about. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farm Show anniversary theme, logo unveiled

Although there are still 206 days until the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, planning efforts are well underway at the state Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today unveiled the theme and logo for the 2016 show.  More...

Avian flu informational meetings planned

Does the threat of high pathogenic avian influenza have your feathers ruffled? If so, then plan to attend a free informational meeting sponsored by the PA Department of Agriculture.  More...

4-H Club News

Junior Holstein Club seeks members   The Huntingdon County Junior Holstein Club is currently recruiting new members. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counseling doesn’t need to be costly

Dear Annie: Recently, I insisted a dear friend move into my home so I could help him after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a lengthy surgery, doctors managed to remove it. More...

Doctor K

Behavioral therapy is first step in treating OCD

DEAR DOCTOR K: I think my 9-year-old son may have OCD. How is this condition treated in children?  DEAR READER: Before discussing treatment for OCD, it’s important to describe what it is. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT MICHIGAN

1. Missed Opportunities  For Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon — three non-winners who face trying to make the Chase on points — a rain-shortened race was a golden opportunity to sneak in a win. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Impressed by Truex Jr. yet?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT SONOMA

1. Can Toyota win its sponsored race?  Last year saw a Chevy/Ford dominance. Clint Bowyer (10th, five laps led) and Brian Vickers (14th, no laps led) were the lone Toyota drivers to even make the top 20. Toyota’s average finish: 28th. More...

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