April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill would require OD commitments

A bill that will amend the Mental Health Procedures Act has been given a first approval by the state House’s Health Committee.  More...

Hunters may see low spring gobbler count

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, marks the beginning of the 2017 spring gobbler season, and the state Game Commission (PGC) is offering advice for hunters and predictions on the gobbler populations.  With a spotty mast last fall, turkeys responded More...

Jobs

Local News

MU man gets state prison sentence

A Mount Union man will spend five to 15 years in a state correctional facility following a plea agreement with the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office Thursday. More...

Leaders celebrate deli’s opening

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Big Belly Deli on Ninth Street in Huntingdon. More...

Police Log

Drugs found   CROMWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon filed charges against a McKeesport man for being in possession of a controlled substance after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Croghan Pike at 12:37 p.m. March 29.   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 29   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens down Caps 3-2 in series opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goalfor goal showdown between the NHL’s top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic.  More...

Browns take Garrett with first pick

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft.  It did, eventually. It just took a while.  More...

Phillies win sixth straight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson allowed one run over six innings to lead Philadelphia to its sixth straight win.  The Phillies started their streak with a win against the New York Mets, then swept a three-game set from Atlanta and to More...

Newspapers in Education

Representatives help educate youth

Representatives and Newspaper In Education (NIE) partners have been making their way to schools throughout the county to educate area students about their businesses.  Jerry Rucker, plant manger at ACCO Brands Blair Plant in Alexandria, said the More...

NIE program thrives in second year

The end of the 2016-17 academic year marks the conclusion of the second successful year of The Daily News Newspaper In Education (NIE) program.  More...

Diamond partners help program shine

Huntingdon County’s businesses that have offered their strong support to The Daily News Newspaper In Education (NIE) program shine like the gem’s status, as Diamond Partners suggests.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini if born before 9:45 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 29, 2017:  More...

Seniors seek information

State rep., area agencies sponsor annual Senior Expo

“As it now stands, I do not support the governor’s proposal to merge the state Department of Aging into another department.” That is the way Rep. Rich Irvin described his opposition to Gov. More...

4-H members learn about ag careers

Approximately 74 4-H members from grades 7-12 in Blair, Huntingdon and Fulton counties took part in the sixth annual A.B. Ross Leadership Program, sponsored by state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. and the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Thursday.  More...

Supervisors OK fire company donation

The Shirley Township Supervisors met for their monthly meeting Thursday night to discuss progress that has been made between the township and the Orbisonia Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company (ORVFC).  Discussions have determined the township could More...

State  Free Access 

Slain trooper’s young sons in court as killer gets death

MILFORD (AP) — With his victim’s two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injectio More...

Insurance agent pleads guilty in promissory note scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An insurance agent pleaded guilty Thursday in a promissory note scam that bilked nearly 80 clients out of $8.2 million.  John Hogan, 77, of Swissvale, entered his pleas to five counts of mail fraud in the scheme run out o More...

House votes to toughen animal cruelty laws, tethering rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Orbisonia Lions Club marks 50th anniversary

75 Years Ago  One of the largest sales of pure-bred Ayrshire cattle ever held in the United States took place at the Shirley-Ayr Farms near Mount Union Friday and Saturday. L.M. More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Rocket teams sweep; Trojan boys, Hornet girls split

The Southern Huntingdon track squads both picked up a pair of wins in Alexandria Thursday afternoon. The Rocket boys won 99-50 over Mount Union and 114-35 over Juniata Valley. The Mount Union boys split, winning 96-53 over Juniata Valley.  More...

High School Baseball

Bearcats beat Tyrone 7-6 and 8-4

Huntingdon’s baseball team rebounded from Tuesday’s disappointing performance against Central with a pair of win over Tyrone Thursday afternoon at Blair’s Field.  The Bearcats fell behind 6-2 in the opener, but rallied for a 7- More...

High School Softball:

Mount Union tops West Branch 5-3

The Mount Union softball team was on the road Thursday afternoon for an Inter- County Conference North rematch with West Branch. The Warriors held a one run lead in the top of the sixth inning when the Trojans added a pair to take the lead. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMES TWO! Happy birthday wishes go out to Andrew and Leah Solomon, who turn 8 years old today, Friday, April 28, 2017. Their proud parents are Jason and Crystal Solomon of Huntingdon. More...

Trike-A-Thon at Juniata College ECEC

Juniata College Early Childhood Education student Emily H. was accompanied by Lauren Canistracci Thursday as she participated in the annual Trike-A-Thon event to raise money for St. More...

Births

Tara and Donovan Hicks of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylynn Renee Hicks, April 24, 2017, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife lacking in lust after menopause

Dear Annie: My wife’s sexual desire disappeared with menopause, although there was little desire even before then. I still like, need and enjoy sex. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Downsizing dilemma

Dear Heloise: I’m helping my parents DOWNSIZE so they can move to a condo. They have spent 38 years here, and the collections and clutter are just overwhelming. How do I help them get started? — Ruth J., Augusta, Ga.  More...

Special Sections

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast