April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough council fills vacant seat

A familiar face will return to Huntingdon Borough Council in the coming days.  Former council memb e r John Gradwell, who did not seek re-elec- tion in 2015, was appointed to the board in a 3-2 vote during a special meeting of council Wednesday More...

Replanting efforts begin at Detwiler Field

The first step in a joint  effort to replant an area at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, left barren after  the removal of ash trees decimated by the emerald ash borer has begun.   More...

Local News

Defiance man charged with poaching

The state Game Commission’s southcentral region office has charged a Broad Top Township, Bedford County, man for poaching a large number of animals.  More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

Kistler council members seek solution to pothole

A persistent pothole and playground conditions were among issues addressed during Kistler Borough Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans rip Vikings 18-1

High School Baseball:

Mount Union took advantage of 11 walks and three hit batters to help itself roll to an 18-1, five-inning ICC North victory Wednesday at Glendale.  The Trojan improve to 7-1 on the season, 7-0 in league play. The Vikings are 0-5.  More...

Curve beat Akron 9-5, avoid sweep

In the final game of the season-opening homestand, the Altoona Curve scored a season-high nine runs and avoided a sweep at the hands of the Akron RubberDucks with a 9-5 victory Wednesday evening at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (2-4) han More...

Altoona tops Bearcats 1-0

High School Softball:

Twice during the late innings of Wednesday afternoon’s non-league contest at Altoona, Huntingdon (2-4) intentionally loaded the bases to force a play at home and were able to get out of the innings unscathed.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A standoff of qualifications  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I would like to take a minute to voice my opinion on some conceptions that were made in previous Letters to the Editor regarding the race for the Republican nomination for 81 More...

Old-Time Photo

Bob Geissinger Sr. of Huntingdon shared this photo from Memorial Day 1969 in downtown Huntingdon, a special day as it was the birth of Huntingdon’s American Flag Program. More...

You Should Know

Q: When is the next census?

A: The current national census was held in 2010 and the next census is scheduled for 2020. Much of it will be done using the Internet.  Do you have a question you think The Daily News can answer? Contact staff writer Candy E. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

New program connects farmers with charitable food system

An innovative program to put healthy and nutritious food grown by Pennsylvania farmers into the charitable food system that was established six years ago — but never funded — will finally get off the ground thanks to first-ever funding th More...

Spring frosts threaten plants

Spring’s last frost — when the mercury takes its final plunge to freezing temperatures until autumn — is a seminal point in the gardening calendar. More...

Ortho to drop chemicals linked to bee declines

DENVER (AP) — Gardencare giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees.  The company plans to phase out neonicotinoids by 2021 in eight products used to control garden pests and diseases.&nbs More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 15, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

School districts lose state funds

While the state’s budget impasse may be over, wrangling in Harrisburg over how money will be spent is hitting local school districts.  More...

SHCSB members review drug policy

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board discussed a policy during its monthly workshop meeting Wednesday that would allow the district to begin stocking naloxone (Narcan) in its schools. More...

JV board member resigns from post

Juniata Valley School Board members accepted the resignation of a fellow director during their monthly meeting Wednesday, leaving a vacant seat on the board. Erica Mowrer of Logan Township submitted her resignation, effective Wednesday. More...

Judge retirement vote moved to November

A question regarding the judicial retirement age will be pulled from the Tuesday, April 26, primary ballot, despite some ballots already being printed.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuana; Ohio could follow

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is set to become the latest state to legalize medical marijuana as the Legislature sent a bill to the governor on Wednesday after parents of children suffering from debilitating seizures circulated the Capitol urg More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Well-known Saxton car dealership closes it doors

75 Years Ago  Formal ground breaking ceremonies marked the start of $2,000,000 air terminal to be constructed under a joint CAAWPA at Johnstown.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 14 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 

Royals top Astros 4-2; Red Sox rebound against O’s

HOUSTON (AP) — Salvador Perez tagged Houston reliever Ken Giles for a tie-breaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Houston Astros 4-2 Wednesday night. More...

Lynn Swann named new AD at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department.  The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named USC’s athletic director on Wednesday.  USC P More...

Warriors win No. 73; Kobe scores 60 in final game

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for 73.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blayke-Lynn Radawn Boyd, who turns 3 years old today, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her proud parents are Travis and Richelle Boyd of Petersburg. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brooklynn Grace Yohn who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her proud parents are Bradley and Jill (Kern) Yohn. More...

Auxiliary birthday celebrated with tea

A tea luncheon was hosted by the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 Auxiliary April 9 at the post home in Mapleton to celebrate the birthday of the American Legion Auxiliary.  More...

School News

Penn College wedding cake competition winners named

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently announced the winners of its annual wedding cake competition, with the top prize going to a cake designed by Amanda D’Apuzzo and topped by a hand-molded “glass” slipper.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consequences are used to hold students accountable

Dear Annie: I am a middle school student, and I signed up for drama at the beginning of the semester. I’ve been working really hard at it. More...

Doctor K

Daily medicine lowers risk of future attacks of gout

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have had three attacks of gout in the past year. I never had it before. Now my doctor wants me to take a medicine every day, even though I feel fine. Is this a good idea?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM DUCK COMMANDER 500

1. Pole jinx?   No driver has won a Cup race from the pole position this season. Brad Keselowski captured Las Vegas after starting fourth. Jimmie Johnson won his two races starting 19th on the grid. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Could Kyle Busch possibly be underrated?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Clint crumbling   More...

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