March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MedReturn box installed in MU

A partnership between two high school students, a police department and a local drug store has created a convenient way for Mount Union area residents to discard unwanted medications around the clock.  More...

HASD staff to exhibit work at Art Space

Teachers and staff members of the Huntingdon Area School District will exhibit their works of art at the Art Space beginning at noon Friday, March 4.  The exhibit, titled “Art Is Everyone, Art Is Everywhere,” will feature work rangin More...

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Local News

Storm expected to be last gasp of winter

The winter storm expected to hit the area tonight into Friday morning is not expected to bring much in the way of snowfall, but it’s expected to be the last significant snowfall of the winter. More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Penn State downs Illinois in Big Ten play

Women’s Basketball:

Teniya Page scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and had nine assists to help 11thseeded Penn State hold off 14-seed Illinois 75-66 on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten women’s tournament.  The Lady More...

Local Sports

DeSales rallies late to top Eagles 72-66

ECAC South Quarterfinal:

The Juniata and DeSales men’s basketball teams met in the opening round of the ECAC South Tournament Wednesday night at the Bulldogs’ Billera Hall. More...

Area sending 14 to Canon-McMillan

Southwest Class AA Wrestling:

Postseason wrestling competition continues this weekend with the Southwest Regional tournament at Canon McMillan High School in Canonsburg. More...

2016 SWAA Regional Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the Southwest-AA Regionals this Friday and Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Walter Hess generously provided The Daily News with a small book titled “Huntingdon in the Early Days,” published in 1923 by First National Bank and touted as a souvenir of 60 years of se More...

Reality check

Op-Ed

If I drive 70 mph from Huntingdon Borough to the Water Street intersection every day for 80 days and don’t get stopped by the police and given a fine, does that mean it is OK to drive 70 miles an hour on that road? More...

Local man remembers air mail plane

In response to the Old-Time Photo published in the Thursday, Feb. 25, edition of The Daily News, Mapleton native Bob Baker share a memory. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Locals complete Master Gardener program

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Huntingdon County would like to congratulate the 2016 training course graduates of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program. More...

Losing our land grant

I can hear my father’s words quite plainly today.  When explaining to me the difference between cost and value, he’d say what I’m sure many of us have heard before, “you get what you pay for.”  More...

USDA , partners urge farmers to take surveys

There are several surveys currently underway and coming soon that will help USDA and partners assess the benefits of voluntary conservation and identify conservation needs throughout Pennsylvania and in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wants to be part of daughter’s lives

Dear Annie: I am a very loving mother of two adult daughters. “Jane” has a child with her ex and another with her current husband. “Cindy” is married with one child and one on the way. More...

Doctor K

More Zika virus questions, answers

DEAR READER: In yesterday’s column, I answered questions about the Zika virus. Today, I’d like to answer several more, and also talk about how we can protect ourselves against this and other epidemics.  More...

Special Sections

Agencies offer abuse training

Following on the heels of Tuesday’s shocking report alleging ongoing incidents of child sexual abuse within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, organizations dedicated to protection and prevention have stepped forward to offer aid.  More...

Students demonstrate STEM skills

By building solutions to real world problems affecting state residents or by mastering a theoretical puzzle through teamwork, students from around the region are demonstrating their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills durin More...

Senators push bill to combat addiction

Pennsylvania’s two senators are working to combat heroin and opioid addiction through legislation in Washington, D.C.  More...

World  Free Access 

An unusual citrus

Cold and snowy winters agree with me just fine. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Events planned to celebrate Earth Day

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County relief rolls showed a two-case decrease for the week ending Feb. 22, the department of public assistance reported.  Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 3   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Forbes 33 points helps Spartans beat Knights

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Bryn Forbes scored a careerhigh 33 points, hitting a conference record 11 3-pointers, and No. More...

Kaitlyn Kozak named head coach at Goucher

Women’s Volleyball:

TOWSON, Md. — Although Goucher College conducted a national search to fill the position, it found its new head volleyball coach right here in Maryland.  Kaitlyn Kozak, who was the first assistant women’s volleyball coach at the U.S. More...

Leonard leads Spurs to win over Pistons

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 97-81 on Wednesday night to clinch their 19th straight playoff berth.  San Antonio (51-9) won its 29th strai More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Edward and Joanne (Clites) Price of 12019 Simon Fox Road, Huntingdon, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, March 3, 2016.  They were married March 3, 1956, in the Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Virginia, by G. More...

Beat wardrobe blahs with a closet makeover

It’s that time of year when everything in your closet just seems drab. But instead of investing in a new wardrobe, try dressing up your closet. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 4, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE QUIKTRIP 500

1. Great package   The drivers asked for it and got it and loved it. We’re talking about the lowerdownforce package that made the stock cars slip and slide around Atlanta Motor Speedway. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Encouraged by downforce reviews from Atlanta?   NASCAR made the cars less comfortable to drive, which in theory should separate the contenders from the pretenders. And first time out with this year’s unruly cars, a six-time champion wins. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Vegas boys   More...

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