March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County judge calls for new jail facility

Despite an analysis provided by criminal justice consultant Jim Robertson at a bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Board (CJAB) Wednesday, Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic said the issue remains — the count More...

Historic flood ravaged county 80 years ago

Central Pennsylvania was  certainly not feeling the “luck of the Irish” 80 years ago today when torrential rains  paired with snow melt caused heavy flooding that ravaged the region.   More...

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Local News

Men plead ahead of jury trials

Two men entered pleas in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas this week ahead of scheduled trials.  Malakia Anton Jackson, 24, Mount Union, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of simple assault.  More...

Police Log

Lost plate   HUNTINGDON CO. — State police at Huntingdon report registration plate XHY2698 fell off of a trailer while it was in motion in 2015.  Disorderly conduct   More...

World  Free Access 

Guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like Oxy- Contin and Vicodin. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local pastor is speaker at fire company banquet

75 Years Ago  The U.S. Army’s training program at Indiantown Gap continues. The program is aimed at schooling the individual soldiers and small units and outfits, notably the artillery. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 17 Soup Kitchen 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 

Virginia Tech tops Princeton in OT

NIT Men’s Tournament:

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Zach LeDay had a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds and Virginia Tech beat Princeton 86-81 in overtime on Wednesday night in the NIT first round for the Hokies’ first postseason victory since 2011.  More...

Michigan rallies past Tulsa

NCAA Men’s First Four:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tournament time has become Michigan’s time, especially those last few drama-packed seconds. More...

LaRoche’s reason

PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary after being told by the team president to cut down the time his son spent in the clubhouse.  Team president Kenn More...

People/Pastimes

Spring into Easter with reinvented family recipes

Vegetable casseroles and carrot cake have been Easter menu mainstays for decades, but with the majority of millennials now hosting holiday family gatherings, retro dishes are getting a flavorful facelift with new ingredients and flavor twists.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Levi Shoemaker who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Levi’s proud parents are Brandon and Tia Shoemaker of Orbisonia.  More...

Bright Beginnings collects donations

Throughout the month of February, children from the Bright Beginnings Nursery School, a community outreach of the Rockhill Church of the Brethren, collected items for the Huntingdon County Humane Soc More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer if born before 3:54 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 18, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Latest budget on gov.’s desk

The legislature has once again forwarded a budget proposal to Gov. Tom Wolf, but it remains unclear if Wolf will sign the bill into law. More...

Trough Creek hospital meeting held

Administrators from J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital were on hand at the Trough Creek Valley Fire Hall Wednesday evening to explain to area residents attending a town hall meeting how changes at the hospital will impact the entire county.   More...

Businesses get green for St. Patrick’s Day

While the famed Guinness Storehouse is over 4,000 miles away in Dublin, folks can still get their Irish fix at local restaurants serving up culinary favorites for St. Patrick’s Day.  More...

State  Free Access 

State House votes to legalize medical marijuana

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill to let Pennsylvania patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes easily passed the state House on Wednesday, leaving only approval by the Senate, which overwhelmingly passed a si More...

FBI seeks leads in 1980 slaying of police chief

BOSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Donald Eugene Webb was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, suspected of fatally shooting the police chief in a small Pennsylvania town in 1980 before vanishing.  More...

Mayor, police on alert after deadly cookout ambush

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city’s mayor and police are bracing for possible retaliation after last week’s ambush shooting at a cookout in neighboring Wilkinsburg that killed five adults and an unborn child.  A funeral for one of the More...

Local Sports

Goldstone sets sights on winning state gold

PIAA Swimming:

After having become Huntingdon’s first girls’ swimming District Six champion in 11 years, Bearcat freshman Haley Goldstone now sets her sights on state gold when she competes in the PIAA State Class AA Swimming Championships Friday and Sa More...

Holy Cross wins 59-55 over Southern to advance

NCAA Men’s First Four:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Holy Cross has a losing record — and a long-awaited win in the NCAA Tournament.  Robert Champion scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help the Crusaders beat Southern University 59-5 More...

JC spikers drop 3-0 tilt at Stevens

The Juniata men’s volleyball team returned to the court for the first time since March 5 Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Isett Heritage Museum reached out to The Daily News with help identifying the men in this photo. More...

Welcome to the future

Op-Ed

Around 80 years ago, Will Rogers made a statement that is still so true today.  He said one of the easiest jobs in the world is to be a comedian; all you have to do is watch what politicians do and report on it. More...

Our Readers Write

An open letter to Wes Bower  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: The following is an open letter to Wes Bower. Dear Wes:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring is right around the corner

Hello, my name is Savannah Zanic and I am currently serving as the 2015-2016 Pennsylvania Dairy Princess. Leap into spring with a dairy diet! More...

Promoting 4-H programs

Southern Pride 4-H members Jarred, left, and Matthew Covert, hung a sign promoting 4-H programs in the window of state Rep. More...

Fair queen busy attending events

March has been a busy month for me in my role as fair queen. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ex-offenders often face employment difficulties

Dear Annie: My ex-daughter in-law’s brother would have been sleeping on the streets for the past two years if it weren’t for my husband. More...

Doctor K

Study suggests more aggressive treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: A few months ago, I read that results from a big trial were going to change blood pressure treatment goals. Where do things stand now?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM GOOD SAM 500

1. Good memory   The Wood Brothers Racing braintrust must have a collective good memory about how to set up a stock car for Phoenix. The No. 21 Ford made its last visit to Phoenix five years ago. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Why am I reading about tire beads?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Harvick double? More...

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