February 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HCBI members get budget update

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board members heard updates regarding the state budget during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon.  State Rep. More...

Traditions take place Tuesday before Lent

Whether the cause for celebration today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday or Fasnacht Day, today, the Tuesday prior to Ash Wednesday, is used as a day to have fun in a variety of local cultural traditions.  More...

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Local News

Mount Union historian visits heritage partnership meeting

The Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership meeting got off to a rousing start Monday night with updates about ongoing projects and activities for 2017. More...

Broad Top leaders talk about upcoming housing rehab project

Broad Top City Borough Council Monday evening expressed pleasure that a housing rehabilitation project to take place in the community will be soon underway.  More...

Rockhill council hears progress reports

The Rockhill Borough Council met Monday evening for its monthly meeting.  January’s regular meeting minutes were approved as well as February’s financial reports.  As for new business, the borough discussed work that will need d More...

General News

President would handle leaks differently

NEW YORK (AP) — When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides’ cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked.  More...

Plane crashes into homes, killing three people

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nose-dived into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities and witnesses said.  More...

CA dam spillway flow slowed to clear debris

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California water authorities started slowing the outflow Monday from the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Women’s Basketball:

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Napheesa Collier had a career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds to help No. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Virginia beats North Carolina 53-43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a 53-43 victory Monday night.  More...

Small school players get chance at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Connor Harris and Krishawn Hogan are ready to answer questions at this week’s NFL scouting combine.  Sure, they can recite impressive small-school resumes to anyone who wonders how two relatively unknown players m More...

Chatter Box

In like a lion, out like a lamb

With today being the last day of February, everyone's mind is on March.  More...

Special Sections

Superior Court affirms sentence

The state Superior Court filed a decision Monday to uphold a convicted drug dealer’s sentence in Huntingdon County Court.  The sentence imposed on Luis Bernal, 38, by Judge Stewart Kurtz Jan. More...

Fire damages Cass Twp. dwelling

A Cass Township home was heavily damaged by fire Monday night.  Trough Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched to the home at 17034 Hares Valley Road just before 8 p.m. More...

Day offers awareness for rare diseases

Today is Rare Disease Day, an awareness event held the last day of February each year to educate the public about these conditions and the impact they have on countless lives around the world.  Rare diseases are, in actuality, not that rare. More...

State  Free Access 

Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.  More...

Judge sides with transgender students

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to More...

US Senate race gets going with GOP entry

HARRISBURG (AP) -- Pennsylvania’s 2018 race for U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 28   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...

Local Sports

District 6-1A Boys’ Semifinal:

Top-seeded Trojans down Hornets 65-48

Juniata Valley made its way into the District 6-A semifinals Monday and found top-seeded Saltsburg waiting for them. The Hornets kept this one close into the fourth quarter but the Trojans didn’t let one slip away and secured a 65-48 win.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

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Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Historical clarification  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

What others are saying

Most Americans continue to oppose US border wall

As was the case throughout the presidential campaign, more Americans continue to oppose (62 percent) than favor (35 percent) building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. And while President Donald Trump has said the U.S. More...

Since travel order lifted, more than 1,800 refugees have entered US

More than 1,800 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have resettled in the U.S. since a federal court judge suspended key parts of an executive order President Donald Trump signed Jan. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Mike and LaVonda Runk of McVeytown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Aurand, to Lee Comly of Perkasie.  More...

Little Jewels Academy

In recognition of February as being Dental Health Month, Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, welcomed special guest, Dr. Jaime Horne, to the classroom. Dr. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Braedyn Mark Yoder, who turned 7 years old Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. His proud parents are Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. Braedyn is the grandson of Allen Sr. and Virginia Leidy of Blacklog Valley, J. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Habit of lying and accusing

Dear Annie: I met and married a wonderful man 23 years ago. I found out his family has a history of lying and manipulation. One of his sisters goes beyond that. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 1, 2017:  More...

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