February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County leaders address impasse

The Huntingdon County Commissioners passed a resolution at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday to send a message to Harrisburg that changes need to be made to restore human service program funding to previous levels.  More...

Lawmakers to oppose closing military prison

Some local legislators are not pleased with the president’s proposal Tuesday to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  More...

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Man charged in robberies

A Mount Union man is facing charges in connection with two separate robbery incidents Feb. 12.  Chanse Stewart, 19, is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.  More...

Charges dropped in abuse case

Just before the start of a jury trial in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas today, sex abuse charges against a Mifflin County man were dropped by the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office.  More...

A Look Back

Reminiscences of the late Horace B. Dunn, part V

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946- 1951. More...

World  Free Access 

US home market: Sales and prices up, but not enough supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. More...

US bank earnings jump

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. bank earnings jumped 11.9 percent in the final three months of 2015 compared with the previous year on rising revenue. More...

PBS to launch round-the-clock children’s TV, online service

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young insomniacs are in luck: PBS is launching an around-the-clock channel for children this fall.  The free, 24-hour channel will provide child-friendly fare during prime-time and other periods that draw kids, said Paul More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 24 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

Juniata set to face Catholic

Landmark Conference Men’s Basketball Playoffs:

The Juniata men’s basketball team makes a return to the Landmark Conference Tournament today when it travels to Washington, D.C. to take on Catholic. It is the Eagles’ first appearance in the Landmark playoffs in three years.  More...

Chubb and Folston among mending stars

Detailed and accurate information about players returning from injuries is often difficult to dig up during spring practice.  More...

Photos

For the third straight year, District Six wrestling coaches named Huntingdon’s Jon Mykut District 6-AA Coach of the Year. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Happy birthday wishes go out to Eli Henderson who is turning 6 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Eli lives in Belleville with his daddy and mommy, Reed and April Henderson and his “big bubba,” Tristan.  More...

Girl Scouts celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) will join councils across the country Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. More...

Happy anniversary

Huntingdon couple celebrates 65 years of marriage

Robert and Dorothy (Hollingshead) Hood of 6049 Cider Press Road, Huntingdon, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.  They were married Feb. 24, 1951, at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016:  More...

Changes made before election

Some Shirley Township and Orbisonia Borough voters will be casting their ballots in new polling places in the Tuesday, April 26, primary election.  More...

College post office offers full services

It’s a little known fact, but Huntingdon Borough is home to two post offices, one on Washington Street and the other nestled within Ellis Hall on the Juniata College campus.  More...

Area school beverage choices limit caffeine

While children and teenagers are consuming caffeine at an unprecedented rate daily, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 sharply reined in students’ beverage options during the school day.  More...

State  Free Access 

House Democrats raise questions about Kane impeachment

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Democrats signaled Tuesday they may oppose any effort to impeach state Attorney General Kathleen Kane now that she is not running another term in office.  More...

Justice’s ethics case could be resolved at hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s ethics court for judges has summoned a suspended Supreme Court justice to a Pittsburgh courtroom for a hearing Thursday that could resolve charges that his email practices violated conduct rules for judges More...

Police use Narcan to save man on crowded bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police outside Philadelphia released video Tuesday showing a man overdosing on heroin on a crowded transit bus and being revived by police officers carrying a lifesaving drug.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Burnt Cabins Grist Mill, campground to be sold

75 Years Ago  Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bailey, 86, Mapleton’s oldest citizen who is survived by 58 direct descendants, died at her home in Mapleton, the result of injuries she received in a fall at her home almost five weeks ago.  More...

Business News

County Bar Association donates to ER project

The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced a gift from the Huntingdon County Bar Association in support of the emergency department expansion and renovation project currently underway.  More...

HNA Private Duty Home Care recognized

Home Nursing Agency’s Private Duty Home Care Program has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care” distinction for the fourth straight year. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 12, 2016  John Wawrose, David Wawrose, David E. Wawrose, Wanda Herbert Wawrose, Stephen Wawrose and Sarah Elizabeth Kohl, grantors, to Brent T. McNeal and Crystal E. McNeal, property in Huntingdon Borough, $5,000.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lightning down Coyotes 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored a goal in his fourth consecutive game, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fourth straight by beating the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night.  More...

Blazers win sixth straight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 34 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.  More...

Coaches talk to press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. More...

Annie's Mailbox

One shouldn’t judge the book by its cover

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing a very nice man for more than a year. We are both in our late 50s and divorced. He is affectionate and kind, and I love him quite a lot. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Grease solution

Dear Heloise: For a number of years, I would drain off FRIED HAMBURGER GREASE through a strainer. This caused two more items to be washed: the strainer and the drip container. More...

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