August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JVSB members OK $3M line of credit

Thanks to the budget impasse in Harrisburg, the Juniata Valley School Board voted to apply for a $3 million line of credit to help with the district’s budget.  The decision was approved during the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday ev More...

Rehabilitation options growing in region

Recently, many senior care facilities have shifted their focus from long-term nursing care to rehabilitation programs. While there are a variety of reasons for the shift, the trend seems here to stay. More...

Local News

New Art Space exhibit features board members

The Huntingdon County Arts Council will soon feature its own board members in a new, short-running exhibit at the Art Space beginning tomorrow, Friday, Aug. More...

Admission to be charged to all SHC varsity events

In a big change for the district, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved charging for admission to all varsity sports during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Collision   WALKER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report Kevin Seibert, 26, Mount Union, fell off a garbage truck operated by Jesse Gibbons, 23, Blairs Mills, on Hartslog Valley Road at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday. More...

World  Free Access 

Clothe your soil: Cover crops help enrich it

Cover crops are plants that gardeners and farmers have, since the beginnings of agriculture, grown not to eat but for the good of the soil.  Blanketing the ground to hold soil particles in place, a cover crop prevents the erosive effects of wind More...

Give garden some height with a DIY totem or tower

If your garden is missing something, perhaps it’s height. While it’s too late to plant tallgrowing delphiniums or hollyhocks, you can achieve this same vertical interest with a garden tower.  They’re easy enough to make. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates top Diamondbacks; Phillies snap four-game skid

PITTSBURGH (AP) — J.A. Happ allowed two hits in six shutout innings for Pittsburgh.  More...

Tuitt looking for big things this season with Steelers

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — It took nearly a full season for Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt to really get going in the NFL.  More...

James in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — LeBron James hopes his story can inspire young Filipinos to rise from adversity through basketball.  The Cleveland Cavaliers star is the country to mentor finalists of “Rise,” a Nike-sponsored realit More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 237/Cub Scout Pack 225

Members of Boy Scout Troop 237 and Cub Scout Pack 225, including, front row, from the left, Lucas Scott, Declan Sonneberger, Dalton Hartman, Mason Miller, Seth Walker, Jarred Covert, Patrick Melvin, More...

Replacing your water heater can curb consumption

Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.  More...

Births

Joseph and Stephene (Quinn) Zitzler of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hudsen Tyler Zitzler at 2:57 p.m. Aug. 15, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Hudsen weighed 8.5 pounds and measured 20.75 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 21, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Dry conditions seen in county

Despite rainy weather earlier this summer, lawns across the area are turning brown as the ground and vegetation fall victim to a late summer dry spell.  More...

County’s scenery aids USDA ranking

Because of its rolling hills, deep valleys, scenic vistas and welcoming climate, Huntingdon County has fared well in a recent ranking of great places to live.  Based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Resear More...

Council members vote to fill vacant positions

Huntingdon Borough Council approved the hiring of a new borough maintenance department supervisor during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Budget talks resume with GOP offer on school aid

HARRISBURG (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they will meet a key demand of Gov. More...

Father of driver in crash to be sentenced

HONESDALE (AP) — A suburban New York man faces up to 21 years in prison for allowing his unlicensed teenage daughter to drive an SUV that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens.  More...

Man guilty of teen rape, revenge porn charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man pleaded guilty to raping a minor and posting revenge pornography online after breaking up with his adult exgirlfriend in January.  Thirty-three-year-old Dustin Moffat apologized before an Allegheny County More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Market swine sale final results impressive

75 Years Ago  The British claimed 57 German planes were shot down in raids and 25 more had been damaged so badly they probably would be unable to reach their bases. In addition, 17 others were listed as “possibles.”  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 20 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...

Local Sports

Spikes blank Crosscutters on four-hitter

Jacob Evans, Max Almonte and Steven De La Cruz teamed up to shut the Williamsport Crosscutters out on four hits, and the State College Spikes gained a game on the Crosscutters in the New York-Penn League Pinckney Division standings with a 5-0 win on More...

Portland shuts down late Altoona rally

In a back-and-forth game, the Altoona Curve had a ninth inning rally hushed by the Portland Sea Dogs in a 9-8 loss at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Wednesday night.  The loss overshadowed a three-hit night by Max Moroff, including a double and a More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Sarah Kill of Cass Townshi, shared this photo with The Valley Log in mid-July. Valley Log editor Rebecca Berdar passed it along to The Daily News seeking more information. More...

What others are saying

Do the rich rule America?

Is America’s political system controlled by a small financial elite? More...

Our Readers Write

Alcohol battle rages  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H and FFA champions recognized in Johnson Hall

Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members were busy doing more than just raising livestock for the Huntingdon County Fair and during fair week, Johnson Hall displayed proof of that.  Johnson Hall is dedicated to the display of youth projects and was More...

FFA member honored by swine program

Allison Miller is the 26th recipient of the Cameron Award at the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is selfish, lazy parenting

Dear Annie: I have been married for more than 25 years to a highly respected, professional man. He has always worked hard, rarely taking time off. My efforts to get him to vacation have not been successful. More...

Doctor K

Yoga may offer relief from chronic pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard that yoga can help relieve chronic pain. What types of pain can yoga help?  DEAR READER: People have been practicing yoga for thousands of years. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT MICHIGAN

1. Childress surge  The three Richard Childress Racing stock cars finished 12th or better at Michigan, led by NASCAR points master Ryan Newman, who continues to defy the gravity of the “win and you’re in” mantra. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

You’re still worried about Kyle Busch’s Chase chances?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH AT BRISTOL

1. Bubble boy   More...

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