March 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Community invited to help improve area

If Huntingdon area residents are looking to express ideas about how to improve their community, a meeting at the Frank P. More...

Local News

Murry Run Road to be closed

ONEIDA TWP. — PennDOT has announced that Murray Run Road (SR 1011) will be closed from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Public meeting scheduled for county bridge replacements

SMITHFIELD TWP. — Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), the contractor for the PennDOT Rapid Bridge Replacement Project in Huntingdon County in 2016, will hold a public meeting from 4-6 p.m. More...

Police Log

Theft LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. — A woman reported to state police at Bedford that someone removed medication from her residence on Snyder Road between 12:01 a.m. March 15 and midnight March 16. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 21 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Villanova reaches ‘Sweet 16’

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

NEW YORK (AP) — Upset in the NCAA Tournament the last couple of years, No. 2 seed Villanova and its seniors made it to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009 and won’t have to listen to talk of not making it to the second weekend. More...

Syracuse, Tennessee move ahead

NCAA Women’s Tournament:

Syracuse advanced to its first Sweet 16 in the women’s NCAA Tournament in eight appearances. The Orange beat Albany, which couldn’t pull over another upset after knocking out Florida in its first-ever tournament win.  More...

Lions win fifth team title in six years

Megaludis, Retherford win individual crowns

NEW YORK (AP) — Penn State won two individual championships to cap a dominant run to its fifth team title in six years at the NCAA wrestling championships on Saturday. The No. More...

Senior Spotlight

TEN ESSENTIALS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR RETIREMENT HOME

When choosing a retirement home, be sure to give some thought to these ten criteria. After all, .nding the perfect place will take some shopping around.   1. More...

Different ways to .nance senior living

Upon retiring, many seniors downsize to all-inclusive independent living communities. These communities provide all various amenities without asking seniors to negotiate the obstacles of traditional home ownership. More...

How to determine if downsizing is for you

As men and women retire or approach retirement age, many opt to downsize their homes. Such a decision can save older adults substantial amounts of money while also liberating them from the hassle of maintaining large homes they no longer need. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 22, 2016: More...

Special Sections

Biking skills park coming to lake

With the arrival of spring, crews are expected to break ground on a new project at Raystown Lake today that will bring even more mountain biking enthusiasts to the area.  More...

Tragedy strikes close to county

Daily News Staff Writers  Tragedy struck just six miles from the Huntingdon County line Sunday morning as a 26-year veteran of the state police opened fire at the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Fort Littleton interchange in Dublin Township, Fulto More...

Egg designs are feature of new exhibit

An exhibit opened Saturday at the Huntingdon County Historical Society and is showcasing the art of decorating eggs on an entirely new level.  Decorative eggs, like Pysanky eggs or picture eggs, are on display through this weekend, Saturday, Mar More...

State  Free Access 

Catching Bigfoot: Wolf pursues election-year tax increase

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s pursuit of a major election-year tax increase has decades of precedent against it: No such tax increase has passed the Pennsylvania Legislature in an election year since at least 1970. More...

Presidential nominating races to hit state next month

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania voters accustomed to voting in presidential primaries that don’t mean much could find themselves in the thick of the fight next month, as the nomination contests for Democrats and Republicans still have some More...

Judge walking toward City Hall hit in face

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice walking toward City Hall was assaulted by a panhandler, who hit him in the face, his brother said. He was taken to a hospital and was treated for a possible concussion.  More...

Local Sports

Bowser receives Fran Fisher Award

Mill Creek native Terry Bowser spent nearly half a century covering and writing high school sports for The Daily News, serving the last 23 years as sports editor.  More...

Area athletes among NFF honorees Sunday

Also at the NFF banquet in State College Sunday, three area gridders were recognized.  Huntingdon’s Jon Wagner, Juniata Valley’s Kellen Glenny and Mount Union’s Adam Rigney were honored.  In addition, Wagner was one of ni More...

Hunter Price delivers walk-off hit for Eagles

College Baseball:

Huntingdon product Hunter Price ripped a walk-off single to right centerfield with two outs in the ninth Sunday afternoon to give Juniata a 9-8 victory on the game and the series win against Merchant Marine. More...

People/Pastimes

Sons of the American Revolution

The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution received a National SAR 1776 Campaign Society Flag Streamer in recognition of a donation to the SAR Center for Advancing America&r More...

Five hacks for greener, happier living

Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting natural resources. More...

Happy Birthday

For more information on submitting children’s birthdays, call 643-4047, ext. 132.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Canceling wedding might be for the best

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Brad” for three years. We currently date long-distance, but the relationship is fine. He is loving and kind toward me and everyone in our lives. When he proposed, I said yes immediately. More...

Phone call is all wrong

Dear Readers: This week’s SOUND OFF is about people who dial the wrong phone number and are rude. Read on and see what you think: “Dear Heloise: I am tired of people calling me by mistake and then asking who they are talking to. More...

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