March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigate Orby area crimes

A string of burglaries has put the southern end of the county on high alert.  Rockhill Borough Council president Sandi Snyder explained that what began as individuals breaking into hunting cabins has now moved into her town.  More...

State increases forest land funds to counties

Huntingdon County is largely composed of state forest land, which, from a fiscal perspective, isn’t exactly advantageous, as it’s tax exempt, putting strain on those required to pay property taxes as a source of funding for the county. More...

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Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Correction

Candidates for Tussey Mountain School Board Area 3 were incorrectly named in an article about Democratic ballot drawings in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News.  John Baughman and Michael Allmond will be on the ballot. More...

Waterfall woman pleads guilty in DUI cases

A woman from Waterfall, who had a string of driving under the influence charges within a one-month period, entered pleas Wednesday via video conference in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  Michelle Smith, 42, currently confined to th More...

General News

Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a delicious side dish

The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip.  More...

Pneumonia common in late-stage Alzheimer’s patients

Dear Doctor: I understand that Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss and leads to dementia. But when someone has Alzheimer’s, what is the actual cause of death?  More...

News of Yesteryear

State facilities inspected for pet food on recall

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon firemen answered two alarms last evening within three hours when a blaze was extinguished at the home of Dr. J.M. Keichline, Huntingdon, and a flue fire at the home of Mrs. E.C. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Islanders rally to beat rival Rangers 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period and the New York Islanders rallied for 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Wednesday night.  More...

Thunder cruises by 76ers 122-97

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.  The Thun More...

NFL to eye changes to speed up game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled and using a time clock for extra points.  The league also is discussing with the TV networks how to make commercial bre More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts take part in annual Pinewood Derby

Members of Pack 4471 of Saxton, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post No. 4129, Saxton, held their annual Pinewood Derby March 18 at the Saxton Community Library. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mina Rose Bailey, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Her proud parents are Bradley and Shannon (Price) Bailey of Saint Louis, Missouri. More...

Huntingdon Rotary Club

Members of the Huntingdon Rotary Club heard a presentation on community supported agriculture from Tony Ricci during their Feb. 28 meeting. More...

School News

Juniata College releases dean’s list

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Bridesmaid reciprocity

Dear Annie: I’m engaged to a man who is the love of my life, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. My fiance, “Anthony,” proposed last week. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 24, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

TMSD residents oppose closure

An auditorium full of concerned parents and citizens from Broad Top Township, neighboring Liberty and Todd townships, Saxton and Broad Top City boroughs, Robertsdale and other parts of the Tussey Mountain School District made their collective voices More...

Transportation committee approved

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the formation of an active transportation committee (ATC) during their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Options vary to treat gambling addictions

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has educational programs and resources to help those who have a gambling problem.  While there are resources available thanks to initiative More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-Penn St. official: ‘I should have done more’ in abuse case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two former senior administrators at Penn State testified Wednesday they regret how they handled a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, more than a week after they both struck plea deals and became witnesse More...

Ex-administrator pleads guilty in corruption probe

The former top administrator in Allentown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal pay-to-play corruption probe that already has snared several other city officials and appears to be inching closer to the mayor.  More...

Wolf urges mixed state delegation to defeat GOP bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Reaction to Republican health care legislation speeding toward a vote was mixed Wednesday among Pennsylvania’s 18-member U.S. House delegation, as Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 23   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

PIAA-1A Basketball Championships:

Hornets face Lebanon Catholic for title

It’s been an incredible run for the Juniata Valley girls basketball team (24-5) this past winter and now the Green Hornets set their sights on state gold when they face District Three champion Lebanon Catholic (24-7) at noon tomorrow inside the More...

Spigelmyer rolls first career 300

Toby Spigelmyer, a 45-year-old left-hander, rolled his first career 300 game while bowling for K.B. More...

Isaiah Reed 7th in PJW state tourney

Huntingdon junior high wrestler Isaiah Reed finished seventh at 212 pounds in the PJW Junior High State Wrestling Championships earlier this month.  Reed was pinned in his opening match of the tournament, but came back to win three straight matc More...

Editorial

Around the State

Lesson in past PSU priorities, March 16   Had two former Penn State University officials done the right thing, some children might have been spared the ongoing pain of having been sexually abused.  Apparently, the university’s footbal More...

What others are saying

Press is essential, whether presidents like it or not

The U.S. has a robust, free and fair media. No wonder that makes Donald Trump angry.  Trump has such notoriously thin skin that some have taken to calling him Trumplethinskin. More...

Op-Ed

Death panels

We all probably remember that canard (a fabricated report, now known as a KellyAnne alternative fact, and more commonly known as a lie) circulated by the Republicans, at the time the Affordable Care Act was being debated, that the law would include & More...

Farm-Home-Garden

James Creek youth is newest junior Angus assoc. member

Zoey Baker, James Creek, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association ®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in St. Joseph, Misourri.  More...

4-H Club members raise funds

Huntingdon County Council members, from the left, Colby Grubb, Olivia Hammers and Jocelynn Whitsel, recently held a bake sale at Tractor Supply Co. More...

Fair queen gears up for spring

It’s hard to believe it’s already March. The calendar might say it’s spring, but it will feel like it before we know it. More...

NASCAR

PHOENIX

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Never say  For the second straight week, the driver leading the race with five laps to go was not the winner. At Vegas, Brad Keselowski was the leader and Martin Truex Jr. won. It happened again at Phoenix. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Chance of rain   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Does it count?   More...

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