September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area residents to travel to see pope

The eyes of the nation and the world turn to the City of Brotherly Love this week as Pope Francis makes his historic first visit to the United States and some area residents plan to be there.  More...

Twin boroughs prepare for annual ragtime fest

For the seventh year, Rockhill and Orbisonia will play host to nationally and internationally known musicians at the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & Music Festival.  The three-day event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Local News

Correction

The article published in the Sept. 21 edition of The Daily News about the deadline for voter registration incorrectly listed the date of the November general election.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Staff writer Candy E. More...

Saxton council members adopt snow ordinance

Saxton Borough Council recently agreed to give final adoption to an odd/even snow emergency parking ordinance.  It also discussed a number of other street-related matters.  After several months of discussion and debate, council unanimously More...

Police Log

DUI   PORTER TWP. — Dale Ewing, 60, Hollidaysburg, was stopped for a traffic violation by state police at Huntingdon on Warrior Ridge at 9:47 p.m. Sept. 2 and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. More...

World  Free Access 

Employers shifting more medical costs to workers

Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.  More...

Home sales slide in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales slid in August by the most since January as tight supplies and rising prices discouraged potential buyers.  More...

Study: txt msgs may lead to broad heart-linked benefits

CHICAGO (AP) — Txt msgs may b gud 4U.  That’s the message in a study that suggests just four monthly text messages might spur health improvements for heart patients.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 23 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...

Local Sports

Bearcats and Hornets win; Trojans and Titans swept

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon had things rolling along through the first two sets during Tuesday evening’s Mountain League match at Bellefonte. But, then problems with its serve receive turned the match from a possible sweep into a five-set battle. More...

County Hall of Fame holds fall meeting, elects officers

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame held its annual fall general membership meeting Tuesday evening at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon.  More...

Juniata sweeps Susquehanna

Women’s Volleyball:

Sitting atop the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III poll for the first time since October 2010, the Juniata women opened Landmark Conference play with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Susquehanna Tuesday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Benjamin Raymond Feight, 530 Woodbury Pike, Hopewell, and Jessica Jo Yingling, 841 Poverty Hollow Road, Williamsburg.  Nataniel Howard Patterson, 24486 Maddensville Pike, Hustontown, and Leeanna Renee Price, also of Hustontown.   More...

Happy Anniversary

Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Tim and Arlene Shafer, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. They were united in marriage at the Methodist church in Entriken in 1965 by the Rev. Frank Crawford.  More...

AAUW to host financial planning speaker

“Lifetime Financial Planning Tips” will be the topic at the Thursday, Sept. 24, meeting of the Huntingdon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at 7 p.m. in C116 Brumbaugh Center. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t hesitate to put children’s welfare first

Dear Annie: I took early retirement and moved in with my son and daughter-in-law in order to help care for my five grandkids. At the time, my daughter-in-law was attending college and my son asked me to move in. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

My turkey got beat up!

Dear Heloise: I cooked a turkey that had “BRUISES” on parts. It looked like blood in the tissue. I had to trim and throw away quite a bit of good food. What is the reason for this? I’ve noticed it on chicken, also. More...

Special Sections

Leaders approve county directors

The Huntingdon County Commissioners voted to permanently fill two county posts at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Interim Emergency Management Agency director John Cirko Jr. was approved to fill the position in a permanent capacity. More...

Authority members OK payment plans

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority approved a measure to take care of delinquent customers at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Authority secretary Leslie Glass said she heard from solicitor David Gaines, who was not presen More...

Conditions normal despite lack of rainfall

Though the county has seen very little in the rain in the last few weeks, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reports normal conditions still persist in the area.  According to the state DEP, the county is within normal limits More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutors consider boss’ suspension order

HARRISBURG (AP) — The office of Pennsylvania’s attorney general began Tuesday trying to figure out how to comply with a state Supreme Court order to suspend her law license as it prepares to widen a pornographic email scandal that has alr More...

House session lasts minutes, no roll call taken

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers held an unconventional House session Tuesday that lasted just minutes, was not broadcast as usual and did not include a roll call.  The only business that occurred was to position two bills so that More...

Suspended priest convicted of charges in sex tourism case

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest accused of traveling to Honduras to molest poor street children during missionary trips was convicted on Tuesday of several charges.  Federal jurors convicted the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President urges federal employees to donate blood

75 Years Ago  Rev. Bubb R. Smith was returned to the pastorate of the First United Brethren Church of Huntingdon for another year at the closing session of the Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church in Christ.  More...

Business News

MBG employee retires after 38 years

Beverly Skopic retired in July after 38 years of employment with Mutual Benefit Group.  More...

Forbes.Com rates Juniata 179th in country

Juniata College has been rated highly for the enthusiasm of its graduates by Forbes.com, which rated Juniata 108th in its “Grateful Graduates Index: Top ROI Colleges,” a ranking for return on investment based on how many private donations More...

Senior marketing rep joins Mutual Benefit

Kelly Pulliam joined Mutual Benefit Group as senior marketing representative Sept. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bird homers and Yankees close in on Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Greg Bird hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Tuesday night to move closer in the AL East race.  Bird connected off reliever Mark Lowe (1-3) for the rookie’s More...

Dallas acquires Cassel to fill in for Romo

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Matt Cassel is headed to Dallas in a trade as the Cowboys try to bolster their depth at quarterback while Tony Romo is sidelined at least seven games because of a broken left collarbone.  The Cowboys acquired Cassel fr More...

Liberty, Lynx advance

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles scored 22 points and Sugar Rodgers added 20 to help the top-seeded New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 79-74 on Tuesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2010.  More...

School News

Penn State announces local graduates

This summer, Penn State awarded 3,105 diplomas university wide to students who are completing 217 associate, 1,770 baccalaureate, 858 master’s, four law and 256 doctoral degrees, bringing the university’s total number of diplomas granted More...

Area students named to dean’s list

The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Penn State University:  — Jennifer Brumbaugh of Huntingdon, a student at the world campus.  — Jonathan Essick of Pennsylvania Furnace, a student at the wor More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015:  More...

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