June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekly receptions showcase region

Every Tuesday morning throughout the summer, the Raystown Lake Visitors Center becomes a showroom of sorts featuring the best Huntingdon County has to offer visitors and residents alike.  The Tuesday Wake-Up Receptions, sponsored by the Huntingd More...

House votes to change teacher layoff process

A piece of legislation that would end a longtime practice of furloughing teachers based on seniority passed through the state House of Representatives Tuesday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Vehicle-import business is big in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cars, cars, parked everywhere in South Philadelphia.  On expansive lots below the Walt Whitman Bridge, on parcels at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. On Norfolk Southern Corp. More...

New home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purchases of new U.S. More...

Brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer

LATROBE (AP) — A Pennsylvania brewery is raising a glass to Joe Paterno.  The Duquesne Brewing Co. More...

Business News

Room 2 Bloom sprouts love of nature for kids

Two teachers in the Southern Huntingdon County School District have started a summer program in hopes of sprouting the seeds of knowledge to elementary aged children.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 12, 2015  Donald E. Sechrist, grantor, to Linda Walker and Cynthia Smith, property in Union Township, $1.  Tammy Nearhood, grantor, to Richard J. Rein, property in Clay Township, $56,000.  Matthew S. More...

Correction

Incorrect information was inadvertently published for a real estate transfer in the June 17 edition of The Daily News.  The transfer should have read: Ida D. Love Estate and Marjorie J. Biddle, executrix, grantors, to Cedric E.G. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Martinez overcomes problems to lead Cards past Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.  More...

Virginia stays alive 3-0

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Big performances from a couple of unlikely sources and another shutdown relief performance from an old reliable allowed Virginia to force a winner-takeall game in the College World Series.  More...

Mystics beat winless Sparks by 84-80 margin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Emma Meesseman scored 20 points apiece and the Washington Mystics beat winless Los Angeles 84-80 on Tuesday night to extend the Sparks’ worst start to a season in franchise history.  More...

School News

Huntingdon Area High School Honor Rolls

Deborah Luffey, principal at Huntingdon Area High School, has announced the honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade 9  High Honors  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 25, 2015:  More...

Commissioners halt Act 13 vote

In a 2-1 vote Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners tabled the distribution of Act 13 Legacy Funds following a presentation at their weekly meeting.  County planning director Mark Colussy presented the commissioners with four funding reco More...

ACCO Brands will have spot on show

A local manufacturing facility and a few of its employees will be featured on a television show this weekend.  ACCO Brands Blair Plant in Alexandria, and its premier product, the Five Star® notebook, will be part of a television show called &ldq More...

Juneteenth celebration planned at area park

For the sixth year, the Juneteenth tradition will continue in Huntingdon from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Portstown Park.  More...

Local News

Aurora Borealis could be visible in area tonight

Huntingdon County residents may have a slight chance to the see the Aurora Borealis tonight, thanks to a ramp up in geomagnetic storm activity.  More...

HASB members pass budget with tax hike

The Huntingdon Area School Board approved a 0.945-mill tax increase for the 2015-16 school year during its regular meeting Monday night.  The board passed the measure by a 7-2 vote with board members Thomas Bilich and Ian Thompson casting the tw More...

Preliminary hearings continued in two cases

The preliminary hearing scheduled today for the Six Mile Run woman charged last week in the shooting death of her father has been continued.  More...

World  Free Access 

Retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag items

Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.   NEW YORK (AP) — Major retailers are halting sales of the Confederate flag after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County arts festival to open in Saltillo

75 Years Ago  The First Methodist Church of Mount Union was the scene of impressive commencement exercises marking the termination of the daily vacation church school, of which the Rev. Eugene W. Benjamin has served as dean.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 24 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

Things get a little wild in columnist’s backyard

Sometimes, things can get a little wild in columnist Ron Morgan’s backyard in Robertsdale.  More...

Local Sports

Auburn pushes past State College 9-5

The State College Spikes jumped out in front by three runs after five innings, but the Auburn Doubledays’ four-run sixth helped push them past the Spikes 9-5 Tuesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Curve rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Erie

The Altoona Curve had a late rally halted as they dropped the series opener against the Erie SeaWolves 4-3 at Peoples Natural Gas Field Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS Alumni Association holds annual reunion

The 18th reunion of the Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association was held at the Smithfield Fire Hall June 20. Alumni and guests started to gather at 5 p.m. for an hour of visiting and chatting with classmates and friends.  More...

A card shower can brighten someone’s day

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Summer activities foster a love of reading

While it may seem easier to let kids beat the heat by spending lazy days in front of the television or tablet, parents should take advantage of the many learning opportunities the summer offers.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Bank tipping is not permitted

Dear Annie: My father is starting to have trouble managing his banking. He has a decent fixed income, but somehow, he is now living from one check to the next and he’s getting costly overdrawn notices. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Wash and wash again?

Dear Heloise: I would like to know how safe it is to eat spinach from the bag. We get organic baby spinach that is TRIPLEWASHED. My daughter says it is already washed, so we do not have to wash it. I disagree. Please clear this up. — Sheela M. More...

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