April 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 522 work to begin Monday

Road work is expected to begin Monday, April 11, on a 4.5-mile stretch of Route 522 in Cromwell Township.  The $1.5 million project will include resurfacing and milling the roadway as well as upgrades to drainage and guide rails.  More...

UGI gas line replacement nearly complete

Crews working to replace gas lines for UGI Gas Co. are back to work in Huntingdon Borough and, according to UGI representatives, the work is close to completion.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Matthew Gummo  Date of Birth: March 1, 1994  Age: 22 years old  Height: 6 foot, 3 inches  Weight: 140 pounds  Eye color: unknown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Huntingdon  More...

Smithfield Township property to be purchased by ag association

A parcel of land adjacent to the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds will soon be owned by the Huntingdon County Agriculture Association, according to Huntingdon County Fairgrounds manager Dan Hawn.  Hawn was present at the April 5 monthly meeting of More...

Orby council members hear insurance update

Orbisonia Borough Council heard an update on its insurance policy during its monthly meeting April 6.  Rodney Walters, from Brown & Walters Insurance Co., approached the board and discussed at length the borough’s insurance policy.&nbs More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 9 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Venus Williams loses

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Spieth still clinging to Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted — Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors.  Just nobody expected this kind of an Augusta National.  More...

Story homers, but Rockies lose 13-6

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story became the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games, connecting two more times for the Colorado Rockies in a 13-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday.  Story now has six home runs since mak More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Area couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Frank and Elizabeth O’Donnell of Walker Township celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, April 9, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 at the Mount Union United Methodist Church.  More...

Quick beauty tricks for a busy morning

When you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to ditch the pampering from your morning routine. More...

Share milestone anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 11, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Traffic deaths down in area

While national and statewide crash data shows an increase in fatal traffic deaths from 2014-2015, the county is bucking the trend.  More...

Week of Young Child begins Sunday

Week of the Young Child will be filled with activities in Huntingdon County Sunday, April 10, through Saturday, April 16.  The celebration of early childhood learning will take place both inside and outside local classrooms.  More...

FEMA applications accepted for grants

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World  Free Access 

PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson reveals complicated life

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS’ documentary on the life of Jackie Robinson gets most interesting when the gloves and bats are put away for good.  More...

India censors: ‘Jungle Book’ too scary for kids

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s censor board is requiring parents to accompany children under 12 at screenings of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” because the special effects made its animals too scary.  The movie opens in India More...

Novelist’s life a ‘whirlwind’ since essay about gang rape

NEW YORK (AP) — A novelist who last week posted an open letter saying the gang rape her character endured in the best-selling “Luckiest Girl Alive” was based on her own experience in high school said Wednesday that the past few days More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Late night pay raise haunts incumbent lawmakers

75 Years Ago  The school tax rate for Huntingdon Borough for the school year beginning July 1 was fixed at 11 mills on real estate and $4 per capita at a meeting of the board of education held in the superintendent’s office in the high sch More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon rallies to top Mount Union 6-5

High School Baseball:

Three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning finished an improbable rally as Huntingdon beat visiting Mount Union 6-5 on a chilly Friday afternoon at Blair’s Field.  More...

Games postponed

Friday’s cold tempertures and threat of white precipitation did lead to a number of area sporting events being postponed.  Juniata Valley at Williamsburg baseball, scheduled to play a game from earlier this week, had it postponed again. More...

Cardinals rout Tussey 11-1

Tussey Mountain moved its home game over to Forbes Road Friday, but didn’t see any better results than has been the case this season. More...

Religion News

Pope insists conscience, not just rules, must lead faithful

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences rather than rely exclusively on church rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift emphasis fr More...

Religion Briefs

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that lets religious groups and private businesses refuse service to gay couples based on religious beliefs.  More...

Annual High Tea event scheduled at St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 212 Penn St., Huntingdon, will host its annual high tea with seatings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Readers weigh in on will division advice

Dear Annie: “Your Opinion Please” said he originally planned to split his estate 60/40 in favor of his son (successful) and daughter (who had mental health issues, including drug abuse). More...

Doctor K

‘Sundowning’ can be reduced by simple measures

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband and I are in our early 80s. Sometimes in the evening he is agitated, confused and just quite a handful to deal with. The doctor says he has “sund own- ing.” What is it and is there anything I can do?  More...

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