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Oneida Twp. home damaged by fire

An Oneida Township home at 7412 Grace Lane, Huntingdon, was heavily damaged by fire early Saturday morning. Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue (HRFR) was dispatched to the home at 1:43 a.m. and found smoke coming from the roof of the residence. More...

Community program will support PRIDE

Huntingdon County PRIDE is the March beneficiary of The Daily News Community Sponsorship Program in recognition of the 43rd Telethon to be held Wednesday, March 22, through Saturday, March 25. More...

Local News

Police Log

Sex assault MAPLETON BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report Joshua Hollabaugh, 32, Mapleton, has been accused of inappropriate contact with a 7-year-child between August 2009-2011. Charges were filed against Hollabaugh in district court. More...

Alexandria firefighters honored at annual banquet

Members of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. took time to celebrate accomplishments and achievements at their annual banquet Saturday evening.  More...

MUASD increases hours for special education aides

The outcome of a Mount Union Area School Board vote Monday night extended hours for over a dozen special education staff, a move administrators say will help the district better meet student needs.  The board’s action affects 16 special ed More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 6 Alexandria Fire Co. o The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Retherford, Nolf win titles

Ohio State is team champion

No. 1 Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) crowned two individual champions and will send at least eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships as the 2017 Big Ten Championship tournament concluded. More...

Iowa men beat Penn State 90-79

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior star Peter Jok had a surprisingly slow start on the day when the Hawkeyes honored him.  Once Jok got going, he went on a scoring tear that reminded Iowa why it’s going to miss him so much.  More...

UConn reaches AAC final, Irish take ACC crown

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Gabby Williams and Napheesa Collier each scored 16 points and top-ranked UConn beat UCF 78-56 on Sunday in the American Athletic Conference semifinals. More...

Senior Spotlight

7 Great Reasons to move into a retirement home

Thinking of leaving your current home and moving somewhere designed with older adults in mind? If you’re still on the fence, here are a few perks of retirement home living that just might convince you to take the plunge. More...

Hints from Heloise

Buy one, don’t want one free

Dear Heloise: I have a SOUND OFF: A lot of coupons are “buy one, get one free,” and sometimes I cannot use two items of the same thing. More...

State’s projects result of Act 89

This year began with a gas tax hike, the third and final tax hike put into motion by Act 89. Since then, the state has already seen results from the additional income and is now able to begin addressing significant infrastructure needs. More...

Insurance offers damage protection

Changeable weather and temperatures that swing quickly from mild to frigid have brought high winds to the region recently causing significant property damage in some cases.  Insurance coverage is vital in protecting property owners from unforese More...

Many turn out for hiking series opener

Hikers braved cold temperatures and high winds to complete an eight-mile hike on Jacks Mountain in Huntingdon County Saturday as part of this year’s Standing Stone Trail Club (SSTC) hiking series. More...

State  Free Access 

Dutch treat: Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates Holland

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors arriving at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year will feel as if they’re stepping into the endless flower fields of Holland. More...

Pennsylvania justices to settle line-item veto power dispute

HARRISBURG (AP) — A case that pits Pennsylvania’s governor against the Legislature in a battle over the line-item veto could soon rebalance how power is wielded during the state’s annual high-stakes budget negotiations. More...

General News

Fitbit to offer users deeper sleep tracking

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcat boys win first title

District 6-AA Swimming Championship:

The success Huntingdon found during Friday’s portion of the annual District Six Class AA Swimming Championships continued for the Bearcats Saturday as well inside Penn State’s McCoy Natatorium. More...

Juniata splits five-set matches at Vassar

Men’s Basketball:

The Juniata men’s volleyball team concluded the weekend with a pair of matches on the campus of Vassar College. The Eagles upset No. 11 MIT 3-2 in their first match, but lost a close 3-2 decision to No. More...

HCC Gainers’ B-Team second in Alleghany Mountain meet

The Huntingdon Community Center Gainers gymnastics team competed in the Alleghany Mountain Gymnastics League Championship Meet Saturday at Central Mountain Middle School. More...

People/Pastimes

How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going green can even be done as a family. More...

Wigs for Kids

Alexa Beyer of Huntingdon donated a length of her hair to Wigs for Kids with assistance from stylist Penny Miller at In Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Struggling with technology

Dear Annie: I’m in my 50s and struggling with technology. My two kids are both tech-savvy geniuses (as everyone under the age of 35 seems to be). More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 7, 2017: More...

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