January 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Workshops offered for business event

Innovators and investors will be given the opportunity to take a swim in the “shark tank” this spring as Huntingdon Landmarks Inc. prepares to host a business pitch competition similar to the popular televis i o n show.  More...

Conservation board members reorganize

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas, Saltillo, was retained as chairman of the Huntingdon County Conservation District Board of Directors during the annual reorganization session held Thursday morning in the USDA Service Center, near Huntingdo More...

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Leadership retained in Orbisonia Borough

The Orbisonia Borough Council held a brief reorganization meeting before launching into regular business Wednesday.  Borough Mayor Ron “Pink” Rowe swore in re-elected counsel members Stephen Scott and Don Rothermel at the start of W More...

Cass Twp. Supervisors reorganize

Cass Township secretary and supervisor L. Beth Creswell provided The Daily News with the results of the township’s reorganization meeting Jan. 4.  More...

Rockhill Borough Council reorganizes

Rockhill Borough Mayor Joe Moore swore in re-elected council member Tom Walker and newly elected council member Sandra McClain at the borough’s reorganization meeting Jan. 4.  Re-elected council member Ronald Shehan Jr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS to host band festival

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon board of education in regular monthly session voted to exonerate the Huntingdon Throwing Co. of school taxes levied against the property for the year 1941.  More...

Local Sports

Area teams go 4-0 for the night

Huntingdon 52 Hollidaysburg 21   The Huntingdon wrestling team continues score bonus points and roll up big victories. More...

Eagles surge to 60-46 win at E-Town

Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata men’s basketball team trailed at halftime but used a big run in the second half to win 60-46 at Elizabethtown Thursday night. More...

Rockets beat Tussey 53-32

Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Huntingdon got a big lift from not only its zone defense in the second quarter Thursday evening, but also from McKenzie Yohn who came off the bench for six of her eight points and helped bring the Rockets back from a six-point deficit.  More...

People/Pastimes

Applications for 2016 Pennsylvania House Scholarships now available

High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced Jan. 6.  More...

Breakfast tips to start the New Year

As you look to the new year with plans for healthier habits, there's no better place to start than the beginning - the beginning of each day, that is. More...

Local man graduates from basic military training

United States Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody R. Harper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Heated towels   Our house has forced air heat with a vent in our master bath. I placed a towel rack and some clothing hooks above the vent. When I dry off after a shower or put on my pajamas, they're nice and warm. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife is in denial about incontinence issue

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for a long time. In the last couple of years, she has developed an incontinence problem. She seems not to be aware of how bad it is. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 1/8/2016 8:26 PM

Route 22 closed  Free Access 

Huntingdon County 911 Dispatch is reporting treacherous road conditions in some parts of the county. More...

No jail sentence for crash deaths

The Mill Creek woman charged for her role in the August 2014 crash on Warrior Ridge in Porter Township that killed an Amish couple and their horse was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday morning.  More...

Website ranks trails 13th in world

The Allegrippis Trails at Seven Points at Raystown Lake is currently ranked 13th by singletracks.com for having what it considers “one of the best mountain bike trails in the world.”  More...

Tropical destinations hot for winter travel

Winter temperatures have officially descended upon Huntingdon County and while the season offers many opportunities for adventures and fun like skiing, ice-skating and snowshoeing, some locals look to tropical destinations to get a reprieve from the More...

State  Free Access 

Butter sculpture heralds 100th state Farm Show

HARRISBURG (AP) — The unveiling of a life-size butter sculpture Thursday heralded the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors during eight days of livestock judging, rodeos, farm equipment displ More...

Four siblings held following jail escape; father wanted

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wanted on charges of helping his brother escape from a jail last month has been arrested, following the arrests of two other siblings, and state troopers are searching for their father on charges he hid him.  More...

Man pleads to sex-trafficking Ohio runaways

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Thursday to sex trafficking four teenage runaways from Ohio who were found in his car — along with 8,000 individual dose bags of heroin — during a traffic stop last year.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 8 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brown unable to defend US skating title

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jason Brown won’t defend his U.S. More...

Beyonce returns to halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce is returning to the Super Bowl halftime show.  Pepsi confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that the 34-year-old singer will perform at the Feb. 7 show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. More...

Panthers win 3-2 to run streak to 11

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck scored 8 seconds apart in the first period and the Florida Panthers extended their franchise best win streak to 11 games with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.&nbs More...

School News

Penn Highlands announces fall dean’s list

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following local students have made the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester:  — Donald Betres of Alexandria.  — Brooke Shee and Chelsea Watkins, both More...

Allegany College recognizes fall graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 168 students at fall commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. More...

LVC announces fall 2015 dean’s list

Lebanon Valley College has announced its dean’s list recipients for the fall 2015 semester. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.  Local students who made the dean’s list include:  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Take a trip to the Internet

Dear Heloise: Whenever I plan TRIPS ABROAD, I research all the information I can about that destination. Such topics as attractions, history and currency-exchange conversion are just a few. More...

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