February 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cromwell sewage system to change hands

Effective Wednesday, March 1, the Cromwell Township Supervisors will take over control of the sewage system in the Pogue and Pinetree Village areas from the Orbisonia Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA).  More...

Local News

Blueprint Community public meeting planned

MOUNT UNION BORO. — The core team of the Juniata River Blueprint Community has been working diligently to prepare for a public meeting to be hosted at the Mount Union High School at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys home in Shirley Township

75 Years Ago The second forum of the Institute of International Understanding will be held in Oller auditorium at Juniata College this week. The speaker will be F. William Sollmann, who was one of the founders of the German Republic. More...

General News

NY AG bids to become Trump’s No. 1 enemy

NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump.  New York’s attorney general was a target of Trump’s Twitter feed years before the president’s assaults on “Little M More...

Small airport businesses hindered by President’s visits

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mara Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State handles Oklahoma State 27-13

NWCA Dual Championship:

Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) dominated home standing Oklahoma State (14-1, 6-0 Big 12) in the title match-up of the 2017 NWCA Dual Championship Series. More...

Logano wins rain-delayed Clash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano won the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap.  More...

Red Wings beat Pens 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. More...

People/Pastimes

Easy ways to warm up this winter

As the cold weather settles in, staying snuggled up in your comfortable house around the clock may be tempting, but it’s not very realistic. More...

Using CreateSpace for publishing

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7 p.m. More...

Share anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 2:08 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017: More...

United Way campaign in final stretch

The annual Huntingdon County United Way campaign, which launched with the Day of Caring last September, is racing toward the finish line.   More...

Weekend temps break records

Sunshine and record-breaking mild temperatures provided a much-needed respite from winter this weekend and drew many area residents outdoors.  More...

App lets area anglers track trout stockings

The recent spring-like temperatures might have anglers thinking about trout season and now, thanks to an app, they’ll be able to start watching local stocking schedules on their smartphones. More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh prison already shrinking as closing gets underway

HARRISBURG (AP) — The process of closing a massive state prison complex in Pittsburgh has made progress in the weeks since it was announced, including the transfer of some inmates to other facilities and a decision by the Corrections Department More...

Planning, planting begin months ahead for farmers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spring may be weeks away, but Westmoreland County farmers already are sowing the seeds for summer success.  Paul Sarver, 55, owner of Sarver Hill Farms in Hempfield Township, is seeing sprouts of his customers’ favo More...

Penn State students raise over $10 million at Thon

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.  The $10,045,478.44 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the concl More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 20 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For information, call 1-800-445- 6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Area crowns three champions

Oliver wins third, Winfield second and Benson first

Checkpoint One of three in the wrestling postseason is in the books and memories were made. The area grapplers were able to bring three District 6-AA championships back and 13 will move on to regionals. More...

Villa third, Sloan fourth

Tussey Mountain sophomore Brady Villa (113), who missed a lot of wrestling this season because of injury, made his comeback count at the District 5-AA Tournament in the Pitt-Johnstown Athletic Center. More...

Juniata teams split at Drew

Eagle men win 71-67

The Juniata men’s basketball team traveled to New Jersey for its final regular season game of the season on Saturday. The Eagles held off Drew 71-67. More...

Senior Spotlight

Falls and injuries: who is at fault?

More and more seniors have an active lifestyle and exercise regularly. This choice is not, of course, without risk; falls and injuries can occur. Do you know what recourse you have if an accident happens? More...

The basics on long-term care insurance

Various insurance plans protect individuals from .nancial calamity. Insurance works by requiring policy holders to pay a premium. More...

Medical files are essential

As we get older, our chances of .nding ourselves in a hospital or emergency department are greater. Your medical .le, which contains vital information, is indispensable to the health professionals caring for you. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Breaking silence with terrible vocals

Dear Annie: I go to a small school, with only a handful of people in my graduating year. We’ve all known one another since kindergarten and first grade, and we all spend our time talking and interacting as a group. More...

Hints from Heloise

Keep tabs on this softy

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND ON is about pull tabs on containers: “I want to thank the manufacturers that are using a new, redesigned ‘soft’ pull tab to seal containers. More...

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