March 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Read Across America week kicks off

Across the county, kids are participating in Read Across America this week in celebration of the birthday of iconic children’s book author, Dr. Seuss. More...

Volunteers work to promote Broad Top area

Meeting in the Hopewell Area Senior Citizens Center Monday night, the newly organized Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership outlined several activities intended to attract visitors to the area, including a proposal to assist the senior center in mannin More...

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Local News

Babies make Leap Day arrival

Three babies were born at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital on Leap Day, Feb. 29. This morning, registered nurse Katie Shade looked over, from the left, Evelyn Gladfelter, who was born at 11:47 p.m. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Huntingdon County Library

It is Read Across America Week! This is a week to celebrate reading and the man who made learning to read fun, Dr. Seuss. Come to the library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, for a Wacky Wednesday Celebration for kids.  More...

World  Free Access 

Electronic cards to make WIC easier to use

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women and parents using the Women, Infants and Children program will have an easier time buying food at the grocery store.  More...

Food fight! Competition grows to bring dinner in the mail

NEW YORK (AP) — Meal-kit companies have exploded in the past four years, shipping boxes of raw meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and other ingredients to busy city folk who want to skip the supermarket and still cook at home.  Now they want More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hornqvist hat trick sparks Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist had his first career hat trick, beating goalie Louis Domingue three times as the Pittsburgh Penguins made quick work of the sinking Arizona Coyotes 6-0 on Monday night.  More...

Thunder zaps Kings 131-116

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.  More...

NHL’s big names stay put

Loui Eriksson is still with Boston. Dan Hamhuis is still a Canuck. And Jonathan Drouin is still on the roster of the Tampa Bay Lightning after the NHL’s trade deadline came and went Monday.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Op-Ed was total divorce from historical fact and reality  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Feb. 26

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 26.  House  More...

Political Cartoon

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Chatter Box

March arriving like a lamb

If today is anything like the forecast predicts, March is arriving like a lamb. Yes, the signs of spring continue to arrive and we’re happy to see them.  More...

Healthy Living

Hypnotherapy for personal growth

You’d like to handle your stress more efficiently? Overcome your fear of flying in airplanes? Stop smoking? Hypnotherapy might be beneficial for you. More...

Phytotherapy: the thousand-and-one benefits of plants

Ginseng to fight fatigue; valerian for insomnia; willow bark to relieve headaches and Echinacea to ease cold symptoms: numerous plants are known for their healing effects on a wide variety of diseases and infections.  More...

How to maintain mental focus

The technological advancements made in the 21st century have undoubtedly made life easier in many ways, but this golden age of gadgets has not come without some negative side effects. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Maintain communication

Dear Annie: I have eight grandchildren and I love them all. I make sure to spend equal amounts of time and care with each one of them.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 2, 2016:  More...

Breaking News - 3/1/2016 2:07 PM

Grand jury: Hundreds of children sexually abused by priests in Altoona-Johnstown diocese; priests who served in county named in report  Free Access 

Jurors issue report that details cover-up taking place over decades

Editor's note: The following news release contains graphic content related to the sexual abuse of children. More...

Line-item veto may halt 4-H

A program that seems to have strong support from state and local government officials is in danger of shutting down if the governor doesn’t reconsider his line-item veto. More...

MUASB members consider upgrades

After meeting with coaches on site to discuss necessary upgrades at the high school’s field house, Mount Union Area School District officials are now gathering up cost data to determine the facility’s fate.  More...

Voters head to polls earlier for primary

While voters in a number of states head to the polls today for Super Tuesday, Pennsylvanians still have more than a month until they cast their votes in the spring primary.   More...

TDN office to close for system upgrade

The Daily News offices will be closing at 1 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyers for senator, government argue to panel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges grilled Sen. Bob Menendez’s lawyer during arguments on Monday in the corruption case against the longtime lawmaker.  More...

Three prison guards charged in electronics ring

WAYNESBURG (AP) — Three guards at a state prison in southwestern Pennsylvania have been charged with selling illegal electronics to inmates that one employee likened to “Rent-a-Center.”  More...

Marijuana decriminalization on hold in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Legislation passed by the Pittsburgh City Council decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana or hashish is on hold as lawyers work out legal issues within the ordinance.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Widmann Discount Store moves to new location

75 Years Ago  The last of Pennsylvania’s 10,000 federalized National Guardsmen came to camp at Indiantown Gap for a year’s military training, it was announced.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 1 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Local Sports

Juniata men get ECAC invitation

The Juniata men’s basketball team will have the opportunity to extend their season by at least one game. The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced that eight teams will participate in the ECAC South Championship Tournament. More...

Valley’s Halee Smith picked for all-star game

Juniata Valley junior high girls’ basketball player Halee Smith, a 5-10 eighth-grade strong forward, has been honored by being selected to participate in the first Elite Girls Basketball National Middle School All-American games at Ben Davis Hi More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Comparison

It’s no secret that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is requesting an increase in hunting license fees. Sportsmen are divided as to whether it is needed or deserved. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks golden anniversary

Ralph Glenn Hoover, son of Ralph Gulden Hoover and Anna Van Artsdalen Hoover, and Dorothy June Cremer, daughter of William Edgar Cremer and Myrtle Irene Parks Cremer, became Glenn and Dottie Hoover when family friend and former pastor the Rev. More...

Scouts participate in Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts from Pack 24 in Alexandria had their annual Pinewood Derby Feb. 27 at the Alexandria Fire Hall. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Deegan Garman who turns 9 years old today, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. His proud parents are Matt and Allie Garman of Huntingdon. Deegan is the grandson of Ann Hoffmaster, Larry Jr. More...

Doctor K

Moving to assisted living doesn’t have to be traumatic

DEAR DOCTOR K: We’ve finally convinced my mother to move to an assisted living facility. After spending the past five decades in her current house, she is very nervous about the move. More...

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