July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners reflect on D.C. trip

Two of three Huntingdon County Commissioners made a trip to the nation’s capital July 13 to visit the White House as part of the Keystone Commissioners White House Conference, and the local leaders said it was clear the administration wanted to More...

Park paving project to improve entrance

A nearly $300,000 state Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) project to improve the entrance road to Warrior’s Path State Park in Liberty Township is underway.  Cottle’s Asphalt of Everett is the contractor for t More...

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Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Correction

The article from the Huntingdon Borough Council meeting July 18, published in the July 19 edition of The Daily News, incorrectly identified the member who seconded the motion to appoint Jennifer Clark to a vacant seat.  The motion was seconded b More...

Man’s child assault case continued in court

A Mount Union man charged with assaulting an 18-month-old child had his case continued in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  - Dylan M. More...

General News

Feds review shooting of unarmed man

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two years after a white Ohio police officer fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the head, the case is in the hands of federal authorities.  More...

When diagnosed quickly, rat bite fever could be cured

Dear Doctor: What is rat bite fever? Just how contagious or dangerous is it? I read that a 10-year-old boy died from it after being bitten by his pet rat.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Clifton Rubber Show brings in 800 youngsters

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon and Smithfield children gave an all-out response to the Clifton Rubber Show this morning, according to a report by Martin H. Heine, chairman of the Huntingdon County Rubber Salvage Campaign. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Arenado belts three home runs, drives in seven

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory Wednesday.  More...

WNBA:

Charles’ double-double effort lifts New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles wasn’t going to let the New York Liberty head into the All-Star break on a down note. More...

Ginobili re-signing

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili appears to be putting off retirement for at least another season.  The forward, who turns 40 on July 28, has tweeted that he is re-signing with San Antonio. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Shade Gap farm honored by state Beef Council

Denver “Dennie” Cramer of Cramer Farms, Shade Gap, was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Beef Council as part of this year’s Beef Quality Assurance award winners. More...

Enjoy America’s favorite treat during ice cream month

Happy National Ice Cream Month! Here are a few fun facts about ice cream: 1. The United States produces the most ice cream in the world next to New Zealand. 2. About 87 percent of Americans keep ice cream in their freezers on a daily basis. 3. More...

Art in the garden: Placing the right work in the right spot

For many landscape designers and homeowners, a garden isn’t complete without the right art. But how do you find the right spot for a piece of outdoor art and choose the plants to complement it? More...

NASCAR

NEW HAMPSHIRE

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Junior mystery  Dale Earnhardt Jr. unloaded slow and stayed slow during the entire New Hampshire weekend. Funny thing, N.H. Motor Speedway and Phoenix are similar, and he has three wins out West. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Full circle   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

ERIK JONES VS. DENNY HAMLIN: Jones said he made contact with Hamlin on an early pit stop, which led to him blowing out a tire and smacking the wall on Lap 41.   More...

Vacant offices to be on ballot

It will be up to the Huntingdon County Democratic and Republican committees to find candidates to fill positions previously unavailable on the May primary ballot.  More...

Juniata College named in survey  Free Access 

The faculty and staff at Juniata College received another reason to smile as the institution has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the annual Chronicle of Higher Education survey for the 10th consecutive year. More...

Local woman accepts law clerk position

Margaret Nollau, a Huntingdon resident, has accepted the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas law clerk position, previously held by Amanda Steffy.  Nollau will begin the new position Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Parents who ‘gifted’ daughter get prison sentence

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cultlike figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.  More...

Nuns protesting pipeline sue federal energy agency

COLUMBIA (AP) — Nuns who allowed activists opposing a natural gas pipeline to build a chapel on their property in protest of a planned easement have now sued the federal agency that approved the pipeline. More...

Court: Tougher sex offender reporting can’t be retroactive

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that changes enacted five years ago to toughen reporting requirements under Pennsylvania’s sex offender registration law cannot be applied retroactively.  The high cour More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 20   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

Curve edge Senators

The Altoona Curve broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly from Kevin Newman and went on to beat the Harrisburg Senators, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (49-45) took two of thre More...

Spikes fall to ’Cutters

On a night where they wore Conspiracy Theory Themed Jerseys, the State College Spikes were kept down by the Williamsport Crosscutters’ offensive collusion in an 11-1 defeat on Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

McSorley and Franklin selected to watch lists

Penn State junior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) claimed a spot on two watch lists, landing among the candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presen More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ——— Fault line of union-backed charter schools points to bigger failings, July 11 More...

People/Pastimes

Johnson descendants hold annual reunion

The descendants of A.D. More...

Family tradition carries on in 70th year

The 70th annual Ulsh reunion was held July 4 at the home of Sally (Ulsh) Book in Hill Valley.  The Ulsh reunion is held each year in remembrance of Cyrus Harden and Laura (Nearhood) Ulsh, former residents of Orbisonia. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dozens of relatives gather at Riverside Park

Members of the family of Sim and Flora (McCall) Gump met for their 37th reunion July 8 at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township.  Jesse Shriner led the group in prayer. More...

School News

MU resident’s granddaughter inducted into academy

Madeline Prince, a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head, South Carolina, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2021 June 29 and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of the Plebe Summer.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Shift in common communication skills

Dear Annie: I have noticed a shift in common communication skills over the past few years in the workplace that I believe has been caused by texting, and it has quickly become a pet peeve of mine. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini if born before 4:09 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 21, 2017:  More...

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