November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County jobless rate lowest in 10 years

Both the state and county reached its lowest unemployment rates within the past 10 years.  More...

Performers participate in anniversary concert

A Christmas tradition in Huntingdon will continue for the 25th year, as musical groups and vocalists come together for the silver anniversary Festival of Song.  The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

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Despite hunting, coyotes flourish in western Pennsylvania

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — In some parts of Murrysville, every time Bill Powers placed a tree-mounted camera, he could count on getting a photo of a coyote.  “Sardis Road and the northern part of Murrysville is where I’m guaranteed to More...

Pennsylvania animal park cited in care of lion

JAMESTOWN (AP) — Federal officials have cited an animal park in western Pennsylvania for failing to monitor a young male lion that was injured by another lion when it arrived at the park.  More...

Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting attracts thousands

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of tourists and revelers packed midtown Manhattan on a warm night and under tight security to watch the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch j More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 30   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

Juniata women down Misericordia 70-58

The Juniata college women’s basketball team pulled away late as they defeated Misericordia 70-58 Wednesday evening.  Morgan Instone had 18 points, eight rebounds and six blocks. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harden leads Rockets to 118-97 win over Pacers

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Indiana Pacers 118-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.  Thaddeus Young cut the lead to 10 with a hook shot More...

Bruins hang on to beat Lightning

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie McAvoy and Riley Nash scored first-period goals, Tuukaa Rask made 19 saves to snap his four-game losing streak and the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. More...

Steelers enjoying success playing in prime time

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe it’s Ramon Foster’s pep talk in the tunnel before the Pittsburgh Steelers head out onto the field. Sure, let’s go with that. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County fair board directors hold annual meeting

The Huntingdon County Agricultural Association Inc., better known as the Huntingdon County Fair Board, held its annual meeting Nov. More...

Season finale shows have 240 entries

Huntingdon Horsemen held its fourth and final two-day show of the season Sept. 23-24 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. More...

Eggnog offers holiday dose of dairy

Did you know cats have a fascination for some people’s least favorite holiday beverage? You guessed it — eggnog! Our feline companions are attracted to the aromatic scent and taste of eggnog. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Lunches with a controlled wife

Dear Annie: I am concerned about one of my friends, “Amanda.” She and I are both middle-aged housewives with only parttime jobs. For the past six months or so, we’ve been having lunch together once a week.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 1, 2017:  More...

MU principal to lead district

Following a two-month process, the Mount Union Area School Board concluded its search for district superintendent Wednesday night by naming a current administrator and alumna to the position.  More...

Foster families a vital resource

According to the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network, approximately 15,000 children are living in temporary foster care, making foster families a vital resource within the state.  Chris Gresko, foster care supervisor for Ade More...

Hometown Holiday Celebration starts Friday

Members of the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) are presenting their gift to the community with a Hometown Holiday Celebration set to open Friday, Dec. 1.   More...

Local News

Correction

A photo caption in the Nov. 29 edition of The Daily News incorrectly identified the subject in the story titled “JVHS grad records music.” The young woman’s name is Kristin Ieraci.  The Daily News regrets the error.   More...

Judge grants bail reduction

A Mapleton man facing felony charges received a bail reduction in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  James E. Maynard, 47, pending his bail modification, will be released from custody in respect to his hearing continuance.  More...

Police Log

Theft of services   More...

General News

Reader tries to explain cancer to curious 10-year-old

Dear Doctor: Ever since my father was diagnosed with cancer last summer, our 10-year-old son keeps asking my wife and me to explain exactly what cancer is. More...

News of Yesteryear

Regional business school opens on Fairgrounds Road

75 Years Ago  Robert Doughton, chairman of the federal House ways and means committee, said today he believes there is only a “remote” chance the present Congress will enact legislation authorizing the president to set aside tariff a More...

Finding gun was key to arrest in four slayings

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Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  It’s time for Penn State to put an end to Greek life on campus, Nov. 17   More...

You Should Know

Q: How many high-profile men have been accused of sexual misconduct since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused in early October of sexually harassing and assaulting multiple women over decades?  More...

Letter to the Editor

We must be more  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

People/Pastimes

Make cooking at home a routine

Dining out can be a special treat after a busy week, a way to celebrate special occasions or a means to socialize with friends. More...

Doughnuts to delight hungry holiday guests

Holiday hosts who want to treat their overnight guests to some decadent delights can try their hand at the following recipe:  Cider-Apple Doughnuts  Makes 12  2 medium-tart eating apples  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  31/3 cu More...

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