February 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

More driving causes wear, tear on area roads

According to the Federal Highway Administration, last year, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion miles and that’s taking a toll on an already-stressed infrastructure.  The number is the highest since the start of the Great Recession in 2 More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Cody Starr  Date of Birth: Jan. 29, 1992  Age: 24 years old  Height: 5 feet, 11 inches  Weight: 140 pounds  Eye color: unknown  Hair color: unknown  Last known address(es): Huntingdon, Petersburg  More...

Information sought in West Twp. gate theft

A West Township property owner and state police at Huntingdon are seeking information regarding the theft of a metal livestock gate Thursday morning.  Bonni Shuff of Eberle Road, Petersburg, returned home Thursday evening planning to turn in ear More...

Porcupines not a concern for Game Commission

Although Daily News readers have expressed concerns with the number of porcupines lately, the state Game Commission is not concerned with the population of one of the state’s most maligned animals.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 27 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Feb. 28 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Raptors beat Cavs 99-97

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 43 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97 Friday night.  More...

Vogelsong hopes to stick with Bucs

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Orlov goal rallies Caps to 3-2 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help the Washington Capitals rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.  More...

Religion News

Meet the Pastor

Name: Rev. David Donnelly Place of Birth: Huntingdon Family: Rev. Donnelly and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of Kara, Kelsey, David, Katrina, Kathryn and Kendall.  More...

Religion Briefs

IS gets millions for abducted Christians   BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago.  More...

Halal foods pioneer gets prison term for fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A businessman who is considered a pioneer in the U.S. halal foods industry was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for committing fraud in exporting beef products to Malaysia and Indonesia.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Millions suffer from substance use disorder

Dear Annie: I am livid about my 72-year-old mother’s physicians. Over the past few years, they kept writing her more and more prescriptions for opioid pain medication, despite our expressions of concern. More...

Doctor K

Yoga, relaxation response powerfully relieve stress

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend is urging me to try yoga because I’m stressed out. I am suspicious of all these “touchy-feely” practices. Does yoga have scientifically proven benefits?  More...

Special Sections

Work to begin on area roads

Work will begin Monday on a $1.8 million PennDOT resurfacing project that includes Chilcote Hollow and Diamond Valley roads in Logan, Oneida and West townships.  Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co. More...

Maple syrup production gets slow start this year

Erratic temperatures, swinging from mild to miserable, have created a start and stop season for local maple syrup producers. More...

Area motorists urged to watch for wildlife

As warmer weather approaches, wildlife will be on the move and the state Game Commission is reminding motorists to be cautious, especially of moving deer.  More...

World  Free Access 

New Viceland channel gears up for Monday debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Viceland cable channel takes to the air Monday with the ultimate in user-generated programming.  More...

Philly museum acquires works of American art

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art has received a major bequest of over 50 works of American art, including the museum’s first painting by Edward Hopper.  More...

AP Fact Check: Trump objects to cursing

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story.   WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, offended by coarse language?  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Army Recruiting Office in Huntingdon to close

75 Years Ago  The Army Third Corps Area Headquarters called on Pennsylvania to furnish 4,397 more draftees for the Army between March 21-31, it was announced in Harrisburg.  More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts

Winter Winding Down

As we reach the end of February, the winter sports season is pretty much over for area scholastic teams. Basketball is at the point of determining district championships and finding out who will qualify for the two-week state tournament.  More...

Rutgers-Newark sweeps to CVC win over Eagles

Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata men’s volleyball traveled to Newark, New Jersey, to face Continental Volleyball Conference rival Rutgers Newark at the Golden Dome Arena. The first place Scarlet Raiders defeated the Eagles 3-0 (21-15, 18-25, 16-25).  More...

Six area athletes are selected as SHL all-stars

A total of six student/athletes were honored by the Sideling Hill League this season by being named to winter sports all-star teams.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to twins Baileigh and Braileigh Chappell who will turn 4 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. More...

Tips for a fun and frugal road trip

Driving vacations are popular for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is flexibility. More...

Announce your marriage in The Daily News

Share your own magical moments of romance by announcing your engagement and marriage in The Daily News. Follow these guidelines: More...

School News

RIT announces fall dean’s list

Cecilia Grugan of Alexandria was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2015 fall semester. More...

Area students recognized for academic achievement

The following local students were recently named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at Lock Haven University:  — Joshua Fetters of Huntingdon, a junior studying sport administration  — Kimberly Garlock of Huntingdon, a sophomore More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 6:54 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 29, 2016:  More...

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