December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough budget, contracts approved

Huntingdon Borough Council members tackled a full agenda at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, resolving several items of concern including the annual budget, recycling contract and the 911 communication center contract.  More...

Narcan accessible to general public

With a shocking rise in the number of suspected overdose deaths, local experts are stressing the importance of educating the public on accessing and administering naloxone.  Also known by the brandname Narcan, naloxone is a medication which can More...

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Helping those in need

Throughout the month of November, Daily News subscribers donated food items to be given to the three area food banks, including Southern Huntingdon Area, Mount Union and Huntingdon Food Banks. More...

Fishing licenses on sale for holidays

Vouchers and fishing licenses are now on sale for the holiday season, as offered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. These fishing licenses can be good for three, five or 10 years after they are redeemed.  More...

New tax office to increase efficiency

The state Department of Revenue has unveiled a new Tax Registration Office to streamline how businesses register and update information with the department.  According to the press release from Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

Warden prevails in lawsuit

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal jury found Tuesday that a warden at a jail in Hawaii did not subject female inmates to sexual humiliation and discrimination, and did not retaliate against a jail social worker who brought the suit.  After a week More...

Business News

Promotion, appointment made at Kish Bank

Kish Bank has announced the promotion of James Shilling to executive vice president and chief business banking officer and the appointment of Richard Sarfert as executive vice president and senior lending officer.  In his new role, Shilling will More...

Candle shop moves to new location

Customers will now find the Thompson’s Candle Co. outlet in a new location.  Employees spent two days last week moving inventory to the new shop in the carriage house on Washington Street in Huntingdon behind the Gage Mansion.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 9, 2016  Rebecca A. Moore, Rebecca A. Swann, Nicholas S. Moore and Nicholas Moore, grantors, to Dennis E. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Boca Raton Bowl:

Western Kentucky rips Memphis

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers threw to their tackle, ran a trick play from their victory formation and kept scoring touchdowns for Nick Holt, their one-and-done interim coach.  More...

Penguins rebound against Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation.  More...

Cousins scores 55 in Kings’ victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Vinegar with a tarragon touch

Dear Heloise: Is there a recipe to make TARRAGON REDWINE VINEGAR? I cannot find it anymore, and I find it adds a great touch to my Caesar salad. — Fran P., via email  More...

Special Sections

Leaders discuss opioid epidemic

In light of recent events that have taken place throughout the county in the last week or so, Michael Hannon, executive director of the Juniata Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Commission addressed the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their regular week More...

Chief announces retirement plans

Upcoming changes for the Huntingdon Borough Police Department were announced at the regular meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night with the impending retirement of two long-serving officers.  Mayor Dee Dee Brown presented two letter More...

Holiday travel season commences Friday

According to AAA, a record number of Americans will be making their way to their holiday destination as the travel season kicks off Friday.  The holiday travel season runs through Monday, Jan. 2.  More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State sues ex-president for breaching contract

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State has countersued its former president, claiming he violated his employment agreement by not disclosing what he knew about Jerry Sandusky before the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation More...

Man with same name as suspect sues over arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man with the same name as a stabbing suspect says he was wrongly arrested, interrogated and held by police for about seven hours.  Richard Allen Miller, in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, contends he was forcibly arres More...

Two children who died saving others among Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.  The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners Tuesday. More...

General News

Accidental shootings spike over the holiday season

The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Easter Seal Telethon dates set

75 years ago  The Senate military affairs committee in Washington, D.C., today received a letter from President Roosevelt asking that draft revision legislation provide for registration of all males from 18-54 years, inclusive, and to make those More...

SiriusXM to pick up 11 new radio programs

NEW YORK (AP) — The satellite giant SiriusXM is giving a radio home to several popular podcasts, picking up 11 programs produced by New York’s WNYC Studios, including Alec Baldwin’s “Here’s the Thing” and the irrev More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 21   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats rally to edge BEA; Trojans, Hornets, Rockets lose

Huntingdon 39, Bald Eagle Area 36   Trailing 36-15 with only four bouts remaining, Huntingdon closed with four straight pins to rally for a 39-36 win over visiting Bald Eagle Area Tuesday evening.  The Bearcats are now 2-0 on the second, wh More...

AP Class AAA All-State Football:

Huntingon’s Ian Border named as running back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Central Martinsburg senior Alex Hoenstine and Beaver Falls head coach Ryan Matsook earned top honors Monday with the release of the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAA All-State team.  More...

Tussey boys fall 62-37 to Indians

Tussey Mountain played with the Indians in Warfordsburg Tuesday for the first quarter. More...

People/Pastimes

Learn about product recalls for safe holiday giving

Shopping for the perfect gift and then hiding it under the tree adds to the excitement of the holiday season. Knowing the recipient will display a big smile when tearing away the wrapping paper makes gift givers feel good.  More...

Holiday travel tips to make season easier

Millions of people travel to visit family and friends each holiday season. More...

Births

Rodney and Brittany Ramsey of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Huxen Dale Ramsey, Dec. 13, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Huxen weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The ex is still around

Dear Annie: I have a brainteaser for you. My husband and I have been married for nearly 11 years. He was divorced from his first wife about 15 years ago; they had no children. His family has welcomed me with open arms.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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