April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Restoration planting work continues

Work is continuing to combat the after effects of the loss of a stand of ash trees at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon.  The ash trees, killed by the emerald ash borer, had been the predominant species in the area along the northern end of th More...

Area Good Friday services scheduled

Area churches will hold services to observe Good Friday this Holy Week. Service times and locations are as follows:  — Alexandria Memorial Library will be the starting point for the annual Good Friday community cross walk at noon.  More...

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Local News

Saxton leaders move forward with Narcan program

Following last month’s decision to allow its police officers to administer Narcan in drug overdose cases, Saxton Borough Council learned Monday night what steps need to be taken next.  More...

Driver injured in one-vehicle crash

State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash along Broad Street in Broad Top City Borough shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   More...

General News

Tips to reduce risk of vascular dementia

Dear Doctor: My dad has just been diagnosed with vascular dementia. What is it? Can it be prevented?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Juniata Valley vocal group brings home first-place trophy from Nashville

75 Years Ago  Death yesterday claimed one of Huntingdon County’s two remaining Civil War veterans when John Burket passed away at his home in Warriors Mark at 1:15 p.m.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cards’ Leake out-duels Scherzer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Leake outpitched 2016 NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Stephen Piscotty homered and had five RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.  More...

Chicago downs Cleveland 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Derek Holland held Cleveland hitless until the sixth inning and late fill-in Matt Davidson had a two-run single for Chicago and the White Sox beat the Indians 2-1.  Holland (1-1) gave up a leadoff double to Francisco Lindo More...

Celtics beat Bucks to take top seed in NBA East

BOSTON (AP) — Gerald Green scored 18 points, 10 of them in a 25-2 fourth-quarter run, and the Boston Celtics beat the resting Milwaukee Bucks 112-94 in the regularseason finale on Wednesday night to claim the No. More...

People/Pastimes

Rockhill Elementary hosts family math night

Elementary educators from Southern Huntingdon County School District hosted their first family math night at the Rockhill Elementary School Tuesday evening.  More...

Bricktown seniors plan future activities

Bricktown Senior Center vice president Jean Blatt called the meeting to order with a word of prayer offered up by John Benson, followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Blatt then called on secretary Susan Fisher for the reading of th More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Jay Miller Sr. of Petersburg, who will celebrate his 96th birthday, Sunday, April 16, 2017. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

School News

SHCHS graduate completes basic training

Active Duty Airman William Chase Greene of Shade Gap has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio — Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas.  Airman Greene completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training More...

Mount Union Area Junior High Honor Roll

Amy Smith, junior high school principal, announced the following honor roll students for the third marking period of the 2016-17 school year at the Mount Union Area Junior High School.  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

NASCAR

TEXAS

3 THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Second, again  Kyle Larson was faster than winner Jimmie Johnson in the closing laps at Texas, but could not catch the seven-time Cup champ. So far this season, Larson has collected four second-place finishes. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Turning loose   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Ryan Blaney sticking in top-10 all year?   More...

Superior Court affirms sentence

The state Superior Court filed a decision this week to uphold the Huntingdon County Court sentence of a Huntingdon man convicted of assault. More...

JV student athletes offered free exams

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board, at their monthly meeting Wednesday, heard about a new program that will allow student athletes to get physicals at no cost for the next school year.  The school district is pairing with J.C. More...

County CYS workers utilize new offices

The Children and Youth Services (CYS) office is currently in the process of moving locations from their crowded quarters to provide their employees with more office space and will continue to provide service to county residents.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lieutenant governor apologizes for angry remarks

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor apologized Wednesday in the face of an investigation by the inspector general’s office, but provided scant details about what he feels he did wrong.  Democratic Lt. Gov. More...

Mother pleads guilty in death of son, agrees to testify

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A woman charged in the beating death of her young son has pleaded guilty to murder and agreed to testify against her former boyfriend in his upcoming capital murder trial.  More...

Forgotten book on population growth gets update

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Salk, in his 20s and eventually headed to medical school, got a call one day from his famous father, Jonas Salk, the University of Pittsburgh scientist whose polio vaccine was celebrated worldwide with its announcemen More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 13   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

High School Baseball:

Tigers come back to beat Bearcats 5-4

Huntingdon seemed to have things very much in control against Hollidaysburg Wednesday afternoon at Blair’s Field.  More...

High School Softball:

Unbeaten Trojans top Damsels 13-3

The score in this game is not a true indication of how close the game was over the first five innings. More...

Junior High Results

Softball  Mount Union 14 Moshannon Valley 0   Mount Union’s junior high softball team remained unbeaten with a 14-0 victory at Moshannon Valley Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

———  Lawmakers should again reject harsh mandatory sentences that drive up costs and don’t deter crime, April 7   There are times when “confounding” doesn’t quite do justice when it comes to describ More...

Letters to the Editor

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

You Should Know

Q: What is Sarin and has it been used before? A: According to BBC.com, sarin is a highly toxic chemical believed to be used in recent attacks in Syria. It’s considered 20 times as deadly as cyanide.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Club members serve meals

Members of the Trough Creek 4-H Club, from the left, Xoe Wright, Evelyn Thompson, leader Jodi Cresswell, Xavier Wright and Jaelyn Zelenka, recently helped members of the Trough Creek Valley Fire Co. More...

Drive Your Tractor to School Day

Juniata Valley Senior Jake Houck was one of 16 students who drove their tractors to school Wednesday as part of the Blue Juniata FFA Chapter’s annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day. More...

Dairy products boost Easter crepes

Searching for a scrumptious Easter morning breakfast treat for your family? Look no further! These crepes are just what you need to jump-start your day! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Couple causing trouble at church

Dear Annie: My husband and I live in a small town and belong to a small church, which is struggling. I like our minister, but a lot of people do not and have left our church for other churches, including a megachurch in a nearby town. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 6:27 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 14, 2017:  More...

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