December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Boro. fiscal plan ready

Huntingdon Borough Council has yet to approve, in a public meeting, its 2016 budget, preliminary or final, although the fiscal plan is on display at the borough office for public comment.  More...

Area homeless shelter may open in February

While plans have been moving forward to start an Out of the Cold (OOTC) program for homeless individuals in Huntingdon, the program most likely won’t be in place before February.  More...

Local News

Volunteers deliver Salvation Army donation

Mount Union Ambulance EMTs Sierra Brumbaugh and Matt Schue unpacked an ambulance full of toys, clothing and food items collected for the Huntingdon County Salvation Army at the Huntingdon Fiberglass More...

FTC questions Rite Aid, Walgreens agreement

Nearly two months after the announcement of an agreement between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid Corp., the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requesting more information on the merger.  The two companies announced they received “ More...

Sex assault cases scheduled for court

Two men facing sex abuse charges appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Charges of attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a person less than 13 and indecent assault of a per More...

World  Free Access 

Michigan’s growers harvest record crop

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s sugar beet growers say they have harvested a record crop this year.  More...

Effort to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes appears stymied

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The quest for a surefire way to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes appears to be foundering.  Scientists discovered DNA from the aggressive fish in Chicago-area waterways in 2009. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats sweep Marion Center

High School Swimming:

Marion Center’s boys, who trailed by as many as 21 points early in Wednesday evening’s meet inside Juniata College’s Binder Natatorium, slowly chipped away at the deficit to get it down to five with just three events remaining.  More...

Tyrone pulls away from ’Cats

Boys’ Basketball:

Mountain League foes Huntingdon and Tyrone met up for another hard-fought contest Wednesday in the Bearcats’ gymnasium. More...

Bald Eagle tops Trojans 71-50

As the Mount Union boys’ basketball team worked hard for four quarters, Bald Eagle caused issues with the press and took advantage of Trojan turnovers to open a lead in the second quarter. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Something needs done  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Old-Time Photo

An undated Daily News photo identifies John Barley, left, and Tom Hoover, right, and appears to be taken at the William E. Swigart Antique Automobile Museum near Mill Creek. More...

Op-Ed

Global warming and agriculture

My wife told me I should write about something other than politics and budgets for a change. I decided to write a few thoughts I have on the impact that agriculture has on global warming.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

State program protects additional 33 farms, 2,652 acres

High-quality farmland in 18 counties in the state will remain in agricultural production thanks to the state’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board. More...

Farm manure digester to reduce pollution

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s largest utility announced Tuesday that it’s working with farmers to build a manure digester in St. More...

Dog licenses now available at county treasurers’ offices

Department of Agriculture officials have announced that 2016 dog licenses are now available through their local county treasurer’s office and authorized third-party vendors, but state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding also warned dog owners More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counseling for wife, children may help weather storm

Dear Annie: My husband has been stalling our divorce for two years, trying to keep me broke. We have two children, the oldest in college. More...

Doctor K

Specialized therapy helps overcome insomnia without drugs

DEAR DOCTOR K: I struggle with insomnia. How can I overcome this problem without drugs or supplements?  More...

Special Sections

Districts feeling budget impasse

As the state budget impasse continues, local school districts say, so far, they’re in OK shape.  More...

County 911 consultant deal approved

Rufus Brenneman, Huntingdon County 911 director, sought approval from the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday regarding renewing the contract with the county’s 911 consultant, Mission Critical Partners of State College.  More...

New ‘Star Wars’ movie set to open tonight

‘Star Wars’ fans will be coming out in “force” beginning tonight to see the long-awaited sequel, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” to the beloved movie franchise.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Lawmaker in corruption case agrees to resign

HARRISBURG (AP) — A veteran Democrat in the Pennsylvania Legislature pleaded no contest in a corruption case Wednesday and agreed to immediately resign her Philadelphia seat, in a case brought by city prosecutors after Attorney General Kathleen More...

House eyes interim budget if $1B tax plan lacks support

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Republican leaders said Wednesday they will seek an interim spending plan later this week to end the five-and-a-half month budget stalemate if there is not enough support to pass a $1 billion-plus tax increa More...

Justice’s ‘male banter’ wasn’t meant to be public

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice who may be suspended over objectionable emails did not bring the judgeship into disrepute because the “male banter” he exchanged with friends was never intended to be made publi More...

Business News

News of Yesteryear

Six extra clerks put on duty at Huntingdon post office

75 Years Ago  Six extra clerks will go on duty at the Huntingdon post office next Wednesday to take care of the large influx of Christmas mail, Postmaster J. Oscar Bergantz announced today.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 17 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 

Warriors rebound with 128-103 win over Suns

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 27 of his season-high 43 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors responded after their first loss following a 24-0 start by beating the Phoenix Suns 128-103 on Wednesday night.  More...

Moorhead is already working

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Moorhead won’t officially begin overhauling Penn State’s maligned offense until the Nittany Lions finish their bowl game in two weeks. More...

Bruins blank Penguins 3-0

BOSTON (AP) — New coach or old, it didn’t matter for Pittsburgh Penguins the way Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask is playing.  Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Bruins More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Senior Center holds elections

The Bricktown Seniors’ monthly meeting, held Dec. 2, at the Bricktown Senior Center, kicked off a busy month for the center. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Brendan Wissinger who turns 15 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He is the son of Samuel III and Mary Lu Wissinger of Mount Union and has a twin brother, Cameron Wissinger, in heaven.  More...

Golf program introduced to Rotarians

The Huntingdon Rotary Club recently learned about First Tee, an international youth life skills and leadership program that utilizes the game of golf as a learning tool. More...

School News

Local students win scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation for the Bedford County Campus of Allegany College of Maryland has announced that two local students have received the John H. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces if born before 4:26 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  More...

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