June 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Child safety seat law to change

Parents of children under the age of 2 will have to change the position of their child’s car safety seat due to a change in the state’s child passenger safety law signed earlier this week by Gov. Tom Wolf.  More...

Tussey Relay event to be held Saturday

The 2016 Tussey Mountain Relay For Life event will be held Saturday, June 18. This year’s event will be held at the Tussey Mountain High School.  A survivor dinner will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Local News

TDN beautiful baby contest open for entries

The eighth annual The Daily News Most Beautiful Baby Contest has officially begun and is open for entries.  All children under the age of 3 as of June 10, 2016, are eligible to take part in the competition.  More...

Saxton Borough receives USDA grant

During a special meeting Thursday evening, Saxton Borough Council agreed to hire Vicki Smith of Hopewell as temporary borough secretary. More...

Huntingdon man enters pleas in sex assault cases

A Huntingdon man who was initially charged as a juvenile in 2014 entered pleas in four cases in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Charles Hall, 19, confined to Huntingdon County Jail, pleaded guilty to three counts of indece More...

World  Free Access 

Virtual reality, new tools help consumers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples against the wall. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 17   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 

Cavaliers win to force game seven

CLEVELAND (AP) — From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.  LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary.  More...

Jerry Lawler, girlfriend arrested

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US Open Notebook

OAKMONT (AP) — Golfers are used to having rain delays during tournaments. More...

People/Pastimes

Head Start volunteer banquet held

Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corp. held its annual Head Start Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Awards Banquet May 20. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to July Elizabeth Eschenbach, who turns 3 years old today, Friday, June 17, 2016. Her proud parents are Jody Eschenbach and Brittney Culbertson of Petersburg. More...

MU Historical society elects officers

The Mount Union Area Historical Society held its annual membership meal and meeting June 11 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Mount Union. Ladies of the church served a delicious turkey dinner.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 18, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Transportation plans outlined

The first of four public hearings on the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was held Thursday evening prior to the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission.  Identical hearings will be held in the three remain More...

Planners review expansion project

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission learned more about a significant expansion project at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center in Barree Township at their regular monthly meeting Thursday evening.  More...

Love, marriage celebrated at luncheon

June has been the preferred season for weddings since the Roman era and, in celebration of that tradition, Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, hosted a special luncheon honoring love and marriage yesterday.   More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia is first major American city with soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.  The City Council gave final approval to a 1.5 cent-perounce tax More...

Sandusky granted hearing in appeal of sex abuse conviction

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered hearings to let former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky develop more information as he tries to overturn his child molestation conviction.  More...

Two dead in small plane crash at airport

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — A small plane that crashed killing both people on board was operated by an air ambulance company and trying to land at an airport operated by Penn State University.  University spokeswoman Heather Robbins says smoke More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Philatelic station to be part of county arts festival

75 Years Ago  Placement of 5,500 persons in jobs during the week ended May 30 brought the year’s total for the state employment service to 92,000, Labor and Industry Secretary Lewis G. Hines said.  More...

Local Sports

Wagner ends career with batting title

High School Baseball:

Another baseball season is over and we get to look at the final individual and team statistics. Huntingdon senior Jon Wagner finished as the area’s leading hitter while Mount Union’s Drew Harshbarger is the top pitcher.  More...

2016 Final Baseball Statistics

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Curve rally for win in bottom of ninth

Harold Ramirez scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth as the Altoona Curve came from behind to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 3-2, on Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Altoona (35-30) scored tw More...

School News

Bette Jane Heine Nursing Scholarship awarded

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce that Rebecca Watkins has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Bette Jane Heine Nursing Scholarship. More...

Area woman graduates from university

Kelsey Hileman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Campus April 30 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.  Hileman also completed an internship at Cove Forge, Williamsburg, where she is currently employed full time as More...

Help fuel the simple joys of summer for kids in need

Summer is about fun and freedom — and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be a source of love and support to abused sister

Dear Annie: What is the best way to deal with someone who is a bully and verbally abusive? My brother-in-law is very demeaning to my sister. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

New view on repair work

Dear Heloise: I’m writing to you about using the internet for SOLVING PROBLEMS. More...

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