February 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant funding sought to repair town clock

A committee of individuals has made it a mission to “race the clock” in order to complete an application for grant funding to repair Huntingdon Borough’s landmark time piece by the deadline date of Wednesday, March 1.  More...

Local News

MUASB members discuss volunteers and school year calendar

The Mount Union Area School Board is taking a closer look at its volunteer policy and at its proposed calendar for the 2017- 2018 school year following discussion presented during the recent monthly meeting.  More...

Supervisors laud Brady Township roadwork

Brady Township roads have improved in safety and efficiency thanks to road work completed over the summer.  More...

Broad Top councilman resigns from positions

Broad Top City Borough Council, during its January meeting, agreed to accept, with regret, the resignation of councilman Larry Cross. Cross also resigned as a member of the borough’s sewage committee.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 7   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Duke, No. Carolina projectted top 16 seeds

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed for the women’s basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that’s lost several sports events because o More...

Irving lifts Cavaliers to 140-135 win over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 23 points in overtime, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 35 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Washington Wizards 140-135 in a playoff-type atmosphere Monday night.  More...

Women’s Basketball:

Texas holds on to beat Baylor 85-79

WACO, Texas (AP) — Joyner Holmes drove for the tiebreaking layup with a minute left and 11th-ranked Texas held on to win its 17th consecutive game, 85-79 at Baylor on Monday night to end the second-ranked Lady Bears’ 21-game winning strea More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Allen and Daneé Lemin of James Creek are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Lemin, to Robert Swope, the son of Timothy Swope of Broad Top and Valerie Noel of State College.  The couple was engaged Sept. 26, 2015.  More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paige Alysabeth Moyer, who turned 7 years old Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. She is the daughter of Michael and Rikki Moyer of Huntingdon. Paige is the granddaughter of Gus Guyton Jr. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Naliyah Grace Shaver who turns 14 years old today, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver and she has a little sister, Cortnie, and a little brother, Bryce. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tired of listening to friend’s negativity

Dear Annie: I’m writing to you regarding one of my best friends, “Melanie.” Melanie and I are both in our late 20s. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2016:  More...

Breaking News - 2/7/2017 10:29 PM

Bedford County crash claims four

State police at Bedford are investigating a one-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of four Bedford County teens just before 2 p.m. More...

Details surface in animal cruelty case

More details have emerged about the removal of 25 animals from a Union Township property last month by the Pennsylvania SPCA.  More...

Mild temperatures are ahead of storm

The weather forecast the next few days may make people think they’re getting whiplash — metaphorically speaking.  Although temperatures have been unseasonably mild, no records were broken Monday, and the same is expected through toda More...

Good blood pressure aids in heart health

In an effort to promote Heart Health Month, the state Department of Health is hoping to get the word out about how high blood pressure can be a big factor in heart disease.  Denise Sheffield, registered nurse and director of the J.C. More...

General News

Florida Panhandle sheriff warns about killer on loose

PENSACOLA, Fla. More...

Shingles vaccine recommended for patients over age of 60

Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. More...

News of Yesteryear

Man escapes serious injury in Warriors Mark crash

75 Years Ago  All Pennsylvania factories, stores, business and professional establishments, court house offices, newspapers, as well as all homes, will go on war-time schedule next Monday morning, Feb. 9. More...

Local Sports

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets down Pirates; Rockets top Lions

Juniata Valley 57, Williamsburg 39   More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats top Rangers; Trojans edged

Huntingdon 78, Forest Hills 68   More...

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon rebounds for wins over Rams

Huntingdon bounced back into the win column Monday afternoon with a sweep at Ligonier Valley.  Zeb Fowler and Ben Atherton had a pair of individual victories and helped lead the Bearcat boys (11-2) to a 99-68 win over the Rams. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 3.  House  More...

Op-Ed

Knox knock, knock knocking at NFL Hall of Fame’s door

We are nearing the end of the game and time is running out. In the clamor and uproar of the modern sports marketing machine, a great man’s achievements are undeservedly dissipating like the roar of the crowd after a Hail Mary touchdown.  More...

Letter to the Editor

I owe CART an apology

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I was trying to get through to the office to find out what time the van was leaving for the trip to Altoona. More...

Chatter Box

Searching for signs of spring

When I left the office Monday afternoon, it felt like spring outside. It even smelled like a spring day. I also noticed it was still daylight around 6 p.m. More...

Healthy Living

Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

February is American Heart Month, an annual nation-wide observance aiming to increase awareness about heart disease and raise funds for life-saving research. More...

Understanding and fighting hypertension go hand in hand

Hypertension, often referred to as high blood pressure, affects millions of people across the globe. According to the American Heart Association, more than 76 million adults in the United States alone have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. More...

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