March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JV board members approve new sport

After discussion about adding a junior high girls’ cross country team at February’s board meeting, members of the Juniata Valley School Board voted unanimously to approve adding the team at their monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

Unemployment rate dropped in January

The jobless rate dropped for January in Huntingdon County.  A press release from the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis Wednesday indicated the rate was 6.2 percent for the month, dropping one pe More...

Local News

Police Log

Theft   MOUNT UNION BORO. — A woman a theft from a motor vehicle to state police at Huntingdon a theft occurred from her motor vehicle at 2:53 a.m. Feb. 25. The incident remains under investigation.  Unauthorized use   More...

World  Free Access 

Japan one-ups Scotch with whisky, coveted around the world

YAMAZAKI, Japan (AP) — A dim storage room surrounded by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. More...

Creative director leaves Jil Sander

MILAN (AP) — Rodolfo Paglialunga is leaving the Jil Sander label after three years as creative director.  The change announced Wednesday is the latest fashion world shake-up. More...

General News

Dietary fiber an integral part of a healthy diet

Dear Doctor: Our family went out to dinner the other night, and when I urged our kids to order a salad instead of french fries because of the dietary fiber in salads, they challenged me to explain why. More...

News of Yesteryear

Free chest X-ray unit to visit five Huntingdon County communities

75 Years Ago  The revised instructions for tire rationing effective Feb. 19 have placed greater than ever responsibilities on local rationing boards, the Huntingdon Tire Rationing Board announced today. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Marchand scores 36th in Bruins 5-2 win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brad Marchand scored his NHL-leading 36th goal, David Backes put Boston ahead after returning from an injury and the Bruins ended Calgary’s 10-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Flames. More...

UC Davis get past NC Central

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — UC Davis overcame 18 turnovers and rallied in the second half to win its first ever NCAA Tournament game, beating a North Carolina Central team whose poor shooting ensured it would be one-and-done.  More...

Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Spurs 110-106

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 36 points and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-106 on Wednesday night, spoiling LaMarcus Aldridge’s return from a health scare.  C.J. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

A good measure of a gardner’s skill

In some gardening circles, a gardener’s skill is measured by how soon he or she gets the first bowl of shelling peas on the table. More...

Three servings of dairy essential for gymnasts

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Black beans and mango combine in delicious salad

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little over a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Being frivolous doesn’t make you duplicitous

Dear Annie: I’ve got some trouble on the friend front. My friend “Alex” and I have been best friends since high school. She’s the sweetest, and I love her dearly. We’ve been through so much together. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 11:00 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 17, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Candidates pick ballot positions

Candidates for public office met at the Bailey Building in Huntingdon Wednesday to choose their position on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 16, election.  Huntingdon County elections coordinator Michelle Barnett and county chief clerk Michelle C More...

Region’s fire wardens recognized

It doesn’t look like it, but spring is just around the corner and along with it, the start of the spring wildfire season. More...

US Senator speaks against health care bill

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. held a conference call Wednesday morning to discuss why he believes the American Health Care Act, the health care bill currently in the U.S. More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle set to be vibrant retail destination

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a Golden Triangle teeming with restaurants, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has set its sights on adding more retail — unique, one-of-a-kind shops it hopes will lure shoppers from regional malls.  More...

Calls played in trial over state treasury fees

HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of a suburban Philadelphia investment adviser began playing the FBI’s secretly recorded phone calls of exstate treasurer Rob McCord on Wednesday, with jurors hearing McCord dangling enticements t More...

Zippo lighter factory lays off 38 workers

BRADFORD (AP) — Pennsylvania’s iconic Zippo lighter factory has laid off 38 workers, blaming a slowdown in the company’s North American business and a glut of inventory in China.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 16   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Site change

Tonight PIAA Class 1A boys second round game between Juniata Valley and Kennedy Catholic has been moved. The contest will now be played at DuBois High School. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Turning loss into gain with marijuana policy, March 8   According to a piece that appeared a couple of years back in The (Philadelphia) Inquirer, authorities in Pennsylvania were arresting about 21,000 people annually for possession of marijuana More...

Letters to the Editor

I found what you’re missing  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   A “problem-solver” on the March 9 editorial page claimed to have the solution for all kinds of things — immigration, homelessness, farm labor and appa More...

What changes would bring more Sunshine to Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has two main public access laws: the Sunshine Act, which requires agencies to hold public meetings; and the Right to Know Law (RTKL), which guarantees public access to many government records. More...

People/Pastimes

Captain Jack Lions Club

At the Lions Club Region 3 Zone Social at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Barn March 11, Lion Kay Shatzer of Burnham Lions, left, presented Lion Karen Morris of Captain Jack Lions Club with six afghans More...

Festive fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. More...

Where Irish people live outside of Europe

While everyone may claim to have a touch of Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day, statistics indicate that many people can trace their lineage back to the Emerald Isle. More...

NASCAR

LAS VEGAS

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Yogi was right  With two laps to race at Las Vegas, Brad Keselowski looked like a sure winner, then his No. 2 Ford began losing power, allowing Martin Truex Jr. to zoom past for the victory in his No. 78 Toyota. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Kyle vs. Joey: What’s your knee-jerk review?   More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Dale Jr. says   More...

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