March 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

HCBI members updated on visit

Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) board of directors heard an update on last week’s visit from Rod Roberts, developer of the proposed Terrace Mountain Lodge and Hawn’s Bridge Marina, during the board’s monthly m More...

Spring allergy season early, may be intense

Spring is in the air and so, unfortunately for allergy sufferers, is pollen.  The annual onslaught has arrived a few weeks ahead of schedule courtesy of a mild winter and warm early part of the month in the eastern United States and may be more More...

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Local News

Winds bring down trees, power lines

Wind gusts brought down trees and power lines, causing outages in a number of areas across the county Monday evening.  Elyse Hagner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, said winds at the Blair County Airport in Mart More...

Huntingdon County Library

If you have a teen or are an adult fan of teen fiction, check out a great new book from our teen section. Here are a few from the new ones we have added: More...

Area brief

Vintage baseball event at Greenwood Furnace   More...

World  Free Access 

US museum returns statue to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Monday welcomed home a 10thcentury Khmer statue that was looted during the country’s civil war before spending the past three decades at an American museum.  More...

Blood test for concussions? Researchers report some progress

CHICAGO (AP) — New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.  It suggests that a protein linked with head trauma may be present in blood up to a week after injury, which could help diag More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 29 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Connecticut beats Texas 86-65

NCAA Women’s Tournament:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. More...

UConn’s Breanna Stewart two wins from fourth title

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart said when she was a freshman that her goal at UConn was to win four national championships. More...

Baylor denied Final Four spot, again

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Weisner carried the trophy, and Ruth Hamblin had a net draped over her shoulders.  While the road to Oregon State’s first women’s Final Four has been quite a ride for those two seniors, it is even more remar More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew Walter who turns 4 years old today, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. His proud parents are Clair Jr. and Angela (Bair) Walter, formerly of Huntingdon. More...

Camera Club documents life through pictures

The Arts Council Camera Club, under the direction of Larry Closz, is open to any individuals who have an interest in photography. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Liam Simpson who turns 10 years old today, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Liam is the son of Neil and Elizabeth Simpson of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:45 p.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 30, 2016:  More...

Puppies in care of local shelter

Cash, illicit drugs and paraphernalia are often the visible evidence of a drug raid as was the case March 24 in Newton Hamilton and Mount Union boroughs, but less visible were the 10 neglected dogs seized.  More...

Bicycle/pedestrian needs addressed

Approximately 25 area residents were in attendance at the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission listening session at the Bailey Building Monday evening to help modify a bicycle and pedestrian plan for the county and surrounding r More...

County not included in FEMA declaration

Federal disaster aid has been made available to some counties in the state to help pay for cleanup efforts during and following the Jan. 22-23 snowstorm that dumped 2 feet of snow on the area, but Huntingdon County is not one of them.  More...

State  Free Access 

School funding, borrowing trigger Wolf veto of spending bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Target of deadly cookout ambush jailed for assault

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who may have been targeted in an ambush shooting at a cookout that killed five people and an unborn child has been jailed on an unrelated assault charge.  More...

Tiny gnome homes start appearing elsewhere

NEWPORT (AP) — Some tiny gnome homes that were evicted from a Pennsylvania park are making magic elsewhere.  Little Buffalo State Park managers gave permission for Steve Hoke to create the mini houses in December but then decided they coul More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HHS students to stage gymnastics program

75 Years Ago  A good representation from Huntingdon Commandery No. More...

Local Sports

Game postponed

With the possibility of high winds forecasted for the area, Juniata Valley’s home non-league baseball game against Tyrone was postponed Monday afternoon and rescheduled for Wednesday with the same 4:30 p.m. start time.   More...

Mount Union shut down 4-0 at Altoona

H.S. Softball:

The young pitching staff of the Mount Union Trojans ran into a good hitting Altoona team Monday afternoon in Altoona. The Mountain Lions held the Trojans bats in check, shutting out Mount Union in the non-league contest 4-0.  More...

Elmira downs Juniata 3-1

Men’s Volleyball:

The Juniata men’s volleyball team traveled to Elmira Monday night for a non-conference match with the Soaring Eagles. Elmira was able to get the best of the Eagles with a 3-1 victory.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau supports development concept  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What others are saying

A curbside crisis

Do you cross the street to put your soda can in the recycling bin or avidly pluck plastics and paper from your neighbor’s trash cans? The current state of recycling in the United States may surprise you.  More...

What would Nancy say?

I was late to the Nancy Reagan Admiration Society. She had arrived on the political scene, after all, on the arm of  Ronald Reagan, a man I neither liked nor admired.  More...

Chatter Box

A big week ahead

This is a big week for my family and proof that time passes all too quickly. Five years ago this week, I was writing my column and awaiting the birth of my first child. More...

Healthy Living

Which doctor to see and when

Women who split their health management among different doctors may not know which doctor to turn to when their health comes into question. More...

THE GIFT DOCTORS GIVE

Doctors study for years and work countless hours to keep America healthy. They’re by our side during some of life’s biggest moments, and offer comfort and guidance when we need it the most. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids require constant supervision

Dear Annie: My husband and I have chosen not to have children. His family asks repeatedly if we’ve “changed our minds” about it, so obviously they do not approve of our choice. More...

Doctor K

Control Type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. My doctor said the best thing I can do right now is to lose weight. Why? More...

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