April 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Board members greet 911 director

Members of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board welcomed a new director to their monthly meeting Thursday.  Huntingdon County Commissioner Scott Walls welcomed newly appointed 911 director Chris Stevens Thursday. More...

Easter coloring book features area churches

Inside today’s edition, home-delivery subscribers will receive the Easter edition of The Daily News Coloring Book featuring local churches.  More...

Local News

Area brief

State rep. to host concealed carry seminar   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State Rep. Rich Irvin will host a concealed carry seminar from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Smithfield Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane.  More...

Huntingdon man to serve state sentence

A Huntingdon man who has been behind bars since last April entered pleas before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday afternoon.  More...

SEIU Local 668 agreement now finalized

The labor agreement that includes upwards of 9,000 state government employees, has been on the table since July and is now finalized. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County band festival at MUAHS

75 Years ago  With both parties apparently a little dismayed at having snubbed a presidential request, the legislature winds up a special session today without reducing the state’s 55-mile-an-hour motor vehicle speed limit to 50.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 14   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Red Sox rally past Pirates

BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez looked plenty healthy in a big spot for the Boston Red Sox.  After a recent absence because of the flu, Ramirez doubled during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Thursday that sent the Red Sox over the Pitt More...

Steeler chairman Dan Rooney dies

Dan Rooney, the powerful and popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman whose name is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring, died Thursday. More...

Jutanugarn, Kim lead in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn and In- Kyung Kim each birdied their final hole Thursday to share the lead during the suspended second round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Press Club

J Valley students recognize Autism Awareness Month

As many people know, April is Autism awareness month. According to the National Autism Awareness Association, Autism affects one in 68 children. Although autism is extremely prevalent, many people still are not aware how it manifests in individuals. More...

Tussey students take part in journalism championship

The HUB-Robeson Center at the Penn State University Park campus was buzzing with students from schools all across the commonwealth recently. More...

Mount Union FBLA members compete at state level

“We mean business!” Students traveled to Hershey to compete at the state level competition for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) April 3-4. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Understanding hospice

Dear Heloise: I’m a HOSPICE nurse, and I’ve found that most families don’t understand what hospice is or what it does. More...

Special Sections

State senator explores issues

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, who represents the 34th District, a portion of which covers Huntingdon County, stopped by The Daily News office Thursday afternoon to discuss a variety of issues that impact county residents.  One of the bigge More...

Mock crash is student learning tool

Calls went out for a vehicle rollover crash in front of Standing Stone Elementary School Thursday, however, this particular call was fortunately only a drill.  Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) juniors and seniors gathered at the scene, along w More...

Forecast perfect for trout season opener

Vehicles will soon be lined up along roads in various parts of the County as anglers flock to local waterways for the statewide opening of trout season tomorrow, Saturday, April 15.  More...

State  Free Access 

EPA head tells coal miners ‘regulatory assault is over’

SYCAMORE (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told dozens of Pennsylvania coal miners Thursday that the “regulatory assault” on their industry is over, and that the environment can be protected without h More...

Federal judge sentences former top aide to probation

HARRISBURG (AP) — The former chief of staff to then- Gov. More...

Man gets jail sentence for planning gang assault

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A Pennsylvania man angered over the racy Facebook messages his daughter allegedly received will spend up to 23 months in jail for orchestrating a gang assault that put his daughter’s suitor and another man in the hospi More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon, Mount Union, Valley and Southern win

Huntingdon 4, Philipsburg 3   More...

Colonials sweep Bearcat spikers

Things didn’t go as well as Huntingdon had hoped it might during its trip east for a non-league match with New Oxford High School Thursday evening. More...

High School Tennis:

Huntingdon, Tussey fall to tough teams

Huntingdon  Huntingdon lost its fourth straight match Thursday, dropping a 6-1 rematch at Altoona. The Bearcats had lost 7-0 to the Mountain Lions earlier in the year.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dominick Francis Peruso III, who turns 9 years old today, Saturday, April 15, 2017. His proud parents are Dom Jr. and Miranda Peruso of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blayke-Lynn Radawn Boyd, who turns 4 years old today, Friday, April 14, 2017. Her proud parents are Travis and Richelle Boyd of Petersburg. More...

Serve up a nutritious seasonal brunch

With springtime in full bloom, brunch is the perfect way to entertain friends and family for nearly any upcoming occasion or celebration. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Spring mower maintenance   Each spring, I give my lawn mower a once over. I replace the spark plug and air filter, do an oil change, and sharpen the blade. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dealing with rude comments

Dear Annie: We have a friend, “Larry,” whom we socialize with and who is part of a tennis group that my husband is also part of. My husband has always loved cooking and is great at it.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 15, 2017:  More...

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