January 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Agency’s leader urges community awareness

A recent incident Chicago involving a brutal attack on a person with intellectual disabilities has left many people who work as an advocate for those with such disabilities shocked and confused.  More...

TDN showers first baby of 2017 with gifts

Jack Kieran Goetz, the son of James and Carrie Goetz of Cherrytown, James Creek, has officially been named the winner of The Daily News 2017 First Baby Contest.  Born at 3:39 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Robert K. Babbitt  Date of Birth: Aug. More...

Area brief

Hoss’s fundraiser brings in over $39,000 to help trooper’s family   More...

Judge orders ARD for local defendants

The Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas had busy Thursday, handling over 100 cases in miscellaneous criminal court.  Multiple defendants were accepted into the Accelerated Disposition Rehabilitation (ARD) program, including:  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 14   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  Sunday, Jan. 15   More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans down Claysburg, only area team to win

Mount Union 74, Claysburg 55   The Mount Union boys continue to work hard on the floor and are becoming more patient at times as they won an Inter- County Conference North match up with Claysburg-Kimmel 74-55 Friday night.  The Trojans have More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets romp at Williamsburg; ’Cats, Trojans lose

Juniata Valley 69, Williamsburg 38   More...

Calvary teams split with DuBois

The Calvary Christian Academy basketball teams had to settle for a split with visiting DuBois Christian Friday. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Steven A. Belt, 252 Rhone Road, McVeytown, to Nancy Lee Thompson, 136 Hartman Village, Mount Union.   More...

Huntingdon Rotary Club

Each year the Huntingdon Rotary Club provides a new Webster dictionary for all third grade students in the Southern Huntingdon County and Mount Union Area school districts. More...

Caring for braces at any age

Braces are often necessary for children and adults to develop straight, healthy teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, braces help fix teeth that are crooked, too close together and too far apart. More...

School News

Mount Union woman named to dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 5,401 students have qualified for the fall 2016 dean’s list. More...

Local student recognized at Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University has announced the names of 358 students named to the fall semester dean’s list. Included on the list is Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon, a senior majoring in International studies and history.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wrong kind of discipline

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my brother and his wife, who have no kids, took my then-8-year-old son on a great trip. They returned very exhausted after a week, having had a wonderful time. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 16, 2017:  More...

Gov.’s initiative to help hospital

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is one of many rural hospitals in the state that will benefit from Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a $25 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to invest in rural health care.  More...

Residents urged to test for radon

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urges residents to test their homes for radon in January as part of National Radon Action Month. More...

Retired PSP Cpl. seeks MDJ seat

A retired state police Cpl. More...

World  Free Access 

China overtakes US in screens but cinemas sit empty

ZHUOLU TOWN, China (AP) — The brightly-decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to row after row of empty red seats. More...

General News

Freezing rain causes accidents, closures in southern Plains

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Takata, ex-workers charged with concealing faulty air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Takata Corp. and three former employees were charged by federal prosecutors with concealing deadly defects in automotive air bag inflators. More...

‘Exorcist’ author dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscarwinning movie “Th More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Women’s Basketball:

No. 19 Arizona State wins

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington State freshman Cameron Fernandez hit her head on the court after taking a charge and was carried off on a stretcher Friday during a 68-49 loss to No. More...

Weather moves game to prime time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The AFC divisional playoff game between the Steelers and Chiefs on Sunday has been moved from an early afternoon kickoff to primetime because of an ice storm due to hit the Kansas City area this weekend.  More...

Steelers and Chiefs in 2nd playoff meeting

PITTSBURGH (11-5) at KANSAS CITY (12-4)  Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC  OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 2  RECORD VS. SPREAD — Steelers 10-7, Chiefs 9-6-1  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at  1 p.m.  Jan. More...

Religion News

‘Afro-Palestinians’ forge a unique identity in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the shadow of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City lies the “African Quarter” — home to a little-known community of nearly 50 Arab families of African descent.  More...

Ousted Knights of Malta official takes case to court

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The standoff between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta has taken a new twist, with the ousted foreign minister of the ancient aristocratic lay Catholic order appealing his suspension to the Knights’ internal tribuna More...

Service to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The congregation of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church will commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with a special worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.  More...

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