February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

March conditions should be average

The saying goes, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” but the weather outlook from Accuweather.com indicates the weather’s “roar” this March won’t be as strong as last year.  According to Acc More...

Area residents affected by phishing scam

Area residents may have received a automated text in recent days from what appears to be First National Bank regarding an issue with an account, but people are warned not to take those texts seriously.  More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

HCBI partners discuss state budget issues

The state budget took center stage during the partner organization reports at the monthly meeting of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) Monday.  John Breneman from the office of Sen. Jake Corman kicked off the reports.  More...

Abuse charges dropped against Dudley man

Sexual abuse charges against a Dudley man were dismissed in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Feb. More...

World  Free Access 

Edible landscaping can yield color, wildlife habitat, food

Why bother mowing thirsty lawns when you can grow edibles? Replace those sorry-looking patches of grass around trees, pathways and slopes with mint, thyme, strawberries, and a host of attractive and practical fruits, vegetables and herbs.  More...

Facebook’s ‘like’ button gets ‘angry’ and ‘sad’ as friends

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s “like” button isn’t going away, but it’s about to get some company.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 25 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Xavier knocks off No. 1 Villanova

Mens’ Basketball:

CINCINNATI (AP) — J.P. More...

Gophers top Buckeyes in OT

Women’s Basketball:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham scored 35 points in her final game at Williams Arena and Carlie Wagner scored with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Minnesota to a 90-88 victory over No. 5 Ohio State on Wednesday night.  More...

Parrella back in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska standout John Parrella will return to Lincoln as an assistant coach and former NFL general manager Billy Devaney will join Mike Riley’s staff in an administrative position.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmer directs donation to local FFA

Standing Stone FFA at Huntingdon Area High School received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmers Elwood and Barbara Kyper of Walker Township. More...

Fair queen celebrates National FFA Week

This week, Feb. More...

Spring is in the air

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.  Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom’s behavior isn’t likely to change ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 32 years to “Conrad,” and we have two terrific adult sons. My mother-in-law will be 87 soon, and Conrad is her only child. I have never had a good relationship with her in spite of all my efforts. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 26, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE DAYTONA 500

1. Team play   Joe Gibbs Racing drivers played nice until they got to the money lap in the Daytona 500. Denny Hamlin won his first 500 by muscling his way past Matt Kenseth in a lastlap power move that caught everyone by surprise. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves  Best Daytona 500 ever? GODSPEAK: I can't say that, but the finish will go down as a Daytona classic. More...

ONLINE EXTRAS

news-journalonline.com/nascar  facebook.com/ nascardaytona  @nascardaytona  Questions? Contact Godwin Kelly at godwin.kelly@newsjrnl.com or Ken Willis at ken. willis@news-jrnl.com   More...

Sheetz project will begin

Work scheduled to start Monday on new ‘uptown’ store

Although there’s been some construction activity on site this week, the Sheetz property at 14th and Moore streets in Huntingdon Borough will be bustling Monday as construction begins on the franchise’s new store.  More...

Businesses anticipate brisk car sales

An influx of cash thanks to income tax refunds, low fuel costs and historic low interest rates for financing have set the stage for brisk auto sales in the coming months.  More...

Skunks more visible as temperatures rise

After a few months of dormancy, the much-maligned and malodorous skunks are on the move once more in central Pennsylvania.  More...

State  Free Access 

Governor says he has prostate cancer

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Court summons justice to hearing in ethics case

HARRISBURG (AP) — The ethics case against a suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice over his email practices could be resolved during a hearing in Pittsburgh.  The Court of Judicial Discipline has ordered Justice Michael Eakin to be i More...

ACLU sues police over seizure, prosecution of flag

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has sued police who charged him with flag desecration for painting the letters “AIM” on an American flag that he flew upside down on his house as part of a Native American protest.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon considered as Applebee’s location

75 Years Ago  With the decrease in the number of cases of grippe in the community, announcement was made by Mrs. Jean F. Richards, RN, superintendent of the J.C. More...

Local Sports

Cardinals surge in second half to down Eagles 79-66

Landmark Conference Semifinals:

A 10-0 run late in the second half by Catholic gave the Cardinals a lead they would not let up as the Juniata men’s basketball was downed 79-66 in the Landmark semifinals Wednesday night at the Dufour Athletic Center. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Barbara Freeberg of Huntingdon shared a photo of an air mail drop at the former airstrip in Smithfield Township. More...

Around the State

Obama to Cuba: the U.S. needs normal relations with its neighbor, Feb. 22   President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Cuba on March 21 is the logical next step in his policy of normalization toward the nearby island nation.  More...

Our Readers Write

Taken over by a governmental body  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

People/Pastimes

‘Souper Valentines’

Both sites of First Choice Child Care in Alexandria and Huntingdon participated in being a “Souper Valentine” to express love to the community of Huntingdon. Aires P. More...

Standing Stone Seniors hold meeting

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Center met Feb. 18 to discuss plans for the coming months and to review actions of the board of directors and general membership meetings held in January.  More...

Births

David and Nancy Wessels of Huntingdon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Aria Reese Wessels, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Doctor K

Challenges of finding a new physician

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve recently moved and would like to find a doctor for my kids and myself. I don’t know many people here yet, so I’ve hesitated to ask for personal recommendations. More...

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