August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners OK regional deal

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting Tuesday, entered into a grant cooperation agreement that will help the county join others in forming a regional comprehensive plan. More...

Leaders vote to OK wine at local market

Wine will soon be among the many purchases customers can make at the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market.  During its monthly meeting Tuesday night, in a 6-1 vote, Huntingdon Borough Council approved Elwin Stewart, owner of Happy Valley Vineyard an More...

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Local News

Active hurricane season predicted

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its forecast for the 2016 hurricane season, noting this could possibly be the most active season since 2012.  Meteorologists have reported the hurricane season will reach its More...

County man charged with abuse of a child

A county man has been accused of the sexual assault of a young child. Jason William Brown, 21, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, is facing charges of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse as a result of a November 2015 incident. More...

A Look Back

Around the county with J. Simpson Africa in the 1850s, part II

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, Volume II, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1951-1959. More...

Business News

Dispatcher earns recertification

Joseph “Joe” Thompson of Huntingdon has received recertification as an emergency number professional (ENP) by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). More...

Director of financial analytics named for Mount Nittany Physician Group

Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Hearn to the position of director of financial analytics for Mount Nittany Physician Group.  Hearn received his bachelor’s degree in management science and information syste More...

Kish Bank employee promotion announced

Kish Bank has announced the promotion of Kristie McKnight, commercial relationship manager, from assistant vice president to vice president.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Matthew Ryan Fish, 25099 Croghan Pike, Shade Gap, and Paige Erin Port, 1427 Penn St., Huntingdon.  Colten Jacob Neubauer, 11129 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, and Chantel Lea Strauser, 235 Mifflin St., Huntingdon.  Thomas Anthony Sayegh, 358 Mi More...

Seniors look ahead to trips and activities

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Center met Aug. 13 to discuss upcoming events. President Jim Park called the meeting to order.  Minutes of the June meeting were read by the committee and approved. More...

Make the grade in the kitchen with canned foods

During the back-to-school season, the stress of weeknight cooking can make the kitchen feel like the classroom and dinner feel like a test. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 12:34 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016:  More...

AG resignation effective today

With the resignation of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane effective today, the term of the state’s first female top cop ends in a dramatic fall from grace. More...

SHCSB members hire administrator

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved the resignation of the district’s superintendent and hired a new one during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  In July, superintendent Michael Zinobile was hired as Juniata Valley School Dist More...

Groups work to equip students for success

Weeks quickly become  days in the countdown to the beginning of the school year and local churches are working  to ensure students are equipped with what they need to succeed.   More...

World  Free Access 

Home construction hits six-month high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment construction in the Northeast fueled a jump in home building in July as the pace of housing starts nationwide reached the strongest pace in six months.  More...

US consumer prices unchanged in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July as a big drop in gasoline and other energy prices kept inflation under control. More...

Enrollment up a bit as kids return to school

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Wood strip-mining site to be reclamation project

75 Years Ago  Twelve young men from Huntingdon County draft board areas have received notices from their respective draft boards to report Aug. 22 for induction in the United States Army under the selective service act.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 17   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

US takes gold and silver in triple jump

Olympic Track & Field:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The repeat one-two American finish in the triple jump, the Jamaican gold medal in hurdles and Jenny Simpson’s unprecedented bronze in the 1,500 meters were only part of the story in Olympic track and field Tuesday &m More...

What to Watch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 12 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, beach volleyball, wrestling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):  TRACK AND FIELD  More...

US dominates Japan in second half

Women’s Basketball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s basketball brushed aside yet another opponent at the Rio Games after being challenged for the first time in the Olympics, albeit for just one half.  More...

School News

Area students awarded scholarships

In the spring, the Woodcock Valley Lions, with help from the Lioness members, begin acting on something they have been thinking about all year long — whether the Lions’ economy will permit them to award scholarships and, if so, how many t More...

Annie's Mailbox

A blue-collar affair

Dear Annie: Two of my friends recently got married out in the countryside. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

No-clump raisins

Dear Heloise: How do you keep RAISINS in the larger containers from drying out and clumping? — Beatrice K. in Houston  Storage is the key! More...

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