January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Care facility’s fate remains unknown

It’s been three weeks since 32 residents of Meadowview Manor Personal Care facility were evacuated from their home due to a boiler malfunction, but those residents are still waiting to hear about the fate of the facility.  More...

Snow emergencies lifted in county, boroughs

Although municipalities continue to remove snow from streets, snow emergencies for the county and Three Springs, Rockhill, Mapleton and Mount Union boroughs were lifted Wednesday.  More...

Local News

Commissioners hear CareerLink updates

Representatives from Huntingdon County CareerLink and the county’s Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) presented updates on their programs at the county commissioners’ weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Census: County population growing

75 Years Ago  Draft Board No. 1 for Huntingdon County, with headquarters at Mount Union, has notified three young men registered with the Mount Union board to appear at headquarters for induction into the military service. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 28 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. For more information, please call 643- 2801. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Russell Wilson Pro Bowl draft first pick

WAHIAWA, Hawaii (AP) — Eli Manning was the second pick Wednesday in the Pro Bowl Draft — and he’s got his No. More...

No. 1 Connecticut dominates Tulsa 94-30

Women’s Basketball:

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead Connecticut to a dominating 94-30 victory over Tulsa Wednesday night. More...

Arkansas stops A&M streak

Men’s Basketball:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Moses Kingsley had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Dusty Hannahs and Anthlon Bell scored 17 apiece and Arkansas ended No. 5 Texas A&M’s 10-game winning streak with a 74-71 victory Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

NO TRICK, JAZZY IS TURNING 6! Happy birthday wishes to Jazzlene Inch who will be turning 6 years old today, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. She is the daughter of Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. She is the big sister of Jocelyn and Jaylea Inch. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Alexander Scott who will be celebrating his 7th birthday today, Jan. 28, 2016. He is the son of proud parents Jessica Scott and daddy of Calvin. More...

RSVP continues to support community involvement

For adults 55 and over, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is working toward providing rich and fulfilling opportunities for those looking to become better involved in the community.  More...

School News

Coffeehouse to be held at school

Stone Valley Community Charter School, located at 13006 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, will host a coffeehouse from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Many veterans suffer from PTSD

Dear Annie: When I met my husband many years ago, he had just returned from Vietnam. His mind was shaky, and he was a chain smoker and a serious alcoholic. We have maintained a comfortable, peaceful relationship. More...

Doctor K

Weighing risks, benefits of mammograms

DEAR READERS: In yesterday’s column, I answered a question from a 47-year-old woman who had never had a mammogram and wondered if she should have one. More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 1/28/2016 11:36 PM

Gas leak forces evacuation  Free Access 

Residents on two blocks of Mifflin Street in Huntingdon were evacuated earlier this evening after a gas leak was discovered in the area of 300 Mifflin Street. More...

DOC responds to budget claim

A spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections (DOC) says claims the DOC is going to run out of money at the end of the week are untrue.  More...

Lawmakers report legislative spending

Local representatives in Harrisburg spent more than $64,000 in legislative expenses in 2015.   More...

Detectors warn family of carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the invisible killer, but it is one easily thwarted by the installation of a carbon monoxide detector as the Teeters family of Huntingdon can testify.  More...

State  Free Access 

State pledges more help for mentally ill defendants

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is pledging in a federal court settlement approved Wednesday to broaden services for mentally ill defendants to avoid stays of hundreds of days in jail or restrictive hospital units while they wait for an assessme More...

Divided Senate panel supports Kane removal vote

HARRISBURG (AP) — A select panel of Pennsylvania senators split along partisan lines Wednesday, but endorsed an eventual floor vote on whether to remove state Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office because she lacks a valid law license.&nbs More...

Organizers seek 10,000 volunteers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia are looking for volunteers to share their love of the City of Brotherly Love.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats sweep to wins over visiting Somerset

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon earned nine firstplace finishes in the boys portion of Wednesday evening’s home swim meet with Somerset, while the Bearcat girls captured six wins to help celebrate Senior Night for the swim team. More...

West Branch cruises to rout of Trojans

High School Boys’ Basketball:

The Mount Union boys’ basketball team ran into Inter-County Conference North power West Branch in a rematch in Mount Union Wednesday night and the solid Warrior team was hitting on all cylinders, cruising to a 77-33 win over the Trojans.  More...

Both JC teams let one get away

College Basketball:

Men fade in 2nd half at Goucher   Juniata had a double-digit lead late in the first half, but host Goucher battled back as the Gophers won 60-54 over the Eagles Wednesday night at the Decker Sports and Rec Center. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo from a report including an inventory of historic engineering and industrial sites in Huntingdon County shows company houses built by the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co. More...

What others are saying

Somebody will win

The Iowa caucuses are upon us. Hooray, whoopee and two cheers.  The contests mark the official beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, which already feels like it’s been going on for two years (because it has).  More...

Our Readers Write

Another political game  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  State Rep. Rich Irvin’s recent editorial, “Political games need to end,” had an amusing title. After all, I’ve been saying that for two years. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Solution to unsustainable timber harvesting

Five years ago, I started working for the Bureau of Forestry as a service forester. Over 98 percent of my landowner visits during this period have been spent walking through high graded stands. This is a harvesting method that is unsustainable. More...

Dairy supporters promote Valentine’s Day chocolate

Valentine’s Day is the time of year marked with love, affection and red and pink hearts everywhere. There are over 150 million cards given or received on this day. Flower companies employ approximately 109,915 people in America. More...

Long-lived asparagus plants can last decades

Asparagus is a delicious and resilient perennial that can be grown anywhere from kitchen gardens to roadside ditches and flowery meadows. In raised beds, too.  But be careful when scouting locations. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 29, 2016:  More...

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