March 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dry conditions raise area fire danger rate

Although rain showers and cooler temperatures moved into the area overnight, the risk of brush and wildfires in the county was high Thursday, as fire crews were called to brush fires in the area.  Mark Potter, district forester for Rothrock Stat More...

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A PRIDE Telethon special event was inadvertently omitted from information provided to The Daily News and published in the March 21 edition.  The Huntingdon Bearcat Wrestling Team appeared on the Telehon March 19 and raised $1,240.  More...

Central court cases move to common pleas

Six defendants were scheduled in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Senator to host town hall meeting in Orbisonia

State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. will host the first of two town hall meetings in the county next week.  At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, Eichelberger will address issues important to constituents at Community State Bank at 761 Elliot St. More...

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Four-legged healers soothe hospital’s stressed-out doctors, nurses

CHICAGO (AP) — Patients who delay getting treatment and insurers who balk at paying for it are among job stresses that Chicago nurse Ben Gerling faces on a semi-regular basis. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Luongo makes 34 saves and Panthers down Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Roberto Luongo made 34 saves, and Jussi Jokinen and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.&nbs More...

Oregon ends Duke’s season 82-68

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Nets blow by Cavaliers 104-95

NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets blew by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter for a 104-95 victory Thursday night.  More...

Press Club

Hornets create element superheroes

As Juniata Valley High School juniors took their seats in Tara Yorke’s chemistry lab, they noticed a new project displayed on the board and excitement immediately permeated the room. More...

Chicken project hatched at MU

Which came first, the chicken or the eggs? At Mount Union Area High School, the eggs came first. Agriculture teacher Kim Steward gave her students a different learning experience by hatching 20 eggs in their classroom.  More...

Southern PTOs enrich educational experience

For generations, elementary students at Southern Huntingdon County School District have had countless opportunities, ranging from field trips to fun days, that are both educational and enjoyable. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Natural odor eaters   My husband took one of our coolers on a fishing trip. It’s no surprise that it came back stinking of fish. I took leftover used coffee grounds and put them in the cooler. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A tough time for everyone

Dear Annie: I belong to a large group of friends across several states who get together often to camp and ride motorcycles. Recently, one couple in our group had a terrible accident. The husband was killed and the wife suffered brain damage. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 26, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Four dealers nabbed in raid

Local and state law enforcement agencies from three counties took part in a drug raid that spanned two counties Thursday.  More...

Legal community reacts to verdict against ‘attorney’

A Clearfield County judge wasted no time delivering a verdict just a little more than 30 minutes after the second day of a non-jury trial got underway Thursday for Kimberly Kitchen, the James Creek woman accused of posing as an attorney for nearly a More...

Extension, ag research budgets restored

As the nine-month state budget impasse comes to an end Monday, so does the threat of closure for the Penn State Cooperative Extension offices across the state.  A budget plan fashioned by Republicans calls for $50.55 million to go toward agricul More...

State  Free Access 

Ethics court fines justice $50K for lewd emails

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s judicial ethics court fined a former state Supreme Court justice $50,000 on Thursday, one week after he resigned because of his role in a sweeping scandal over lewd and objectionable emails exchanged withi More...

Moody’s: State budget ignores fiscal challenges

HARRISBURG (AP) — A credit rating agency on Thursday welcomed the end of Pennsylvania’s nine-month budget stalemate but said the spending package doesn’t resolve the state’s structural budget deficit or address its looming pen More...

Man accused of sex with teen has ID theft count tossed

HARRISBURG (AP) — A 23-year-old Ukrainian man accused of faking his age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl saw an identity theft charge dropped against him on Thursday, but a judge delayed ruling on More...

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News of Yesteryear

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital undergoing renovations

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Rockets and Titans open season with wins

High School Softball:

Mount Union 13, McConnellsburg 3   The Mount Union softball team opened its season Thursday afternoon with a road trip to McConnellsburg for an Inter- County Conference inter-divisional contest with the Spartans. More...

Rockets top Everett; Titans beaten

High School Baseball:

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team opened its 2016 schedule with a road matchup against Everett Thursday afternoon. More...

Junior High Results

Baseball  Chestnut Ridge 13 Tussey Mountain 2   The Tussey Mountain junior high baseball team opened its season with a 13-2 loss to visiting Chestnut Ridge Thursday afternoon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Anna Taylor who turns 8 years old today, Friday, March 25, 2016. Anna is the daughter of Christopher and Danielle (Swanger) Taylor of Petersburg and the older sister of Ryan. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to siblings Isabella and Maxwell Chadwick. “Bella” turned 7 years old March 9 and “Max” turns 3 years old today, Friday, March 25, 2016. More...

RSVP: Huntingdon County United Way

Huntingdon County United Way provides financial support to social services in the county including Huntingdon House, the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA and Juniata Valley Boy Scouts Inc. Boy Scouts of America. More...

School News

South Hills School of Business and Technology announces dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the winter term at South Hills School of Business and Technology in State College were the several students from the Huntingdon area.  From the State College campus:  — Greg Cramer, Shirl More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Relief in a water bottle

Dear Heloise: Thank you, Mitch and Heloise! Where was this WATER-BOTTLE HINT when I was spending countless hours stuck in traffic? — Bernie in Fountain Valley, Calif.  More...

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