December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents donate to those in need

Every year residents at the Graystone Court Villas in Huntingdon send each other Christmas cards, but this year they decided to take the money they would have spent on those cards and used it to take care of children in need.  More...

Winter safety urged for senior citizens

Winter’s cold, wind and snow have arrived in the area and residents are encouraged to check in on older folks to make sure all is well and to lend a hand if needed.  More...

State  Free Access 

Legislature exits 2017 with flurry of votes, defeats

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature finished for the year on Wednesday after passing veto-bound abortion restrictions, while anti-union legislation sought by top Republicans failed and legislation to tax Marcellus Shale natural gas p More...

Man accused of killing cop, fleeing for days, to stand trial

NEW KENSINGTON (AP) — A man accused of killing a Pennsylvania police officer and then leading law enforcement on a four-day manhunt with the help of his mother will stand trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.  Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, will face tri More...

Estranged husband kills wife, self at college campus

MONACA (AP) — A woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus apparently was shot dead by her estranged husband in a university parking lot on Wednesday, and the man then killed himself, police said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 14   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 Girls’ Basketball:

’Cats handles Bellefonte

Huntingdon had a strong start and energetic finish in its Mountain League opener against visiting Bellefonte Wednesday evening. More...

High School Swimming:

Bearcat boys tie, girls lose

The Huntingdon boys’ swim team came racing back after a slow start to Wednesday evening’s meet with visiting Somerset to build a sixpoint lead through the first six events. More...

Valley hangs tough in loss to Altoona

Juniata Valley gave District Six Class 6A powerhouse Altoona everything it could handle during the championship game of the Jaffa Shrine Tournament Wednesday evening. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: State taxpayers aren’t getting money’s worth, Dec. 10 More...

You Should Know

Q: What are the most common baking substitutions?  More...

Letter to the Editor

A public notification

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Three Springs woman receives sheep society scholarship

Katie Anderson has been awarded the 2017 American Cheviot Sheep Society Scholarship. More...

Drinking milk keeps Santa going strong

The days are quickly counting down, Christmas Eve is just over 10 days away! Bake the cookies, wrap the presents and put the finishing touches on the holiday décor before the guests arrive because Christmas Day will be here.  More...

Club members support food pantry

Southern Pride

With the start of a new 4-H year also comes many new members, guests, activities and changes to the Southern Pride 4-H Club!  The club met at the Orbisonia Lions Club Building for a meeting Dec. More...

Special Sections

Inaction could affect care

Broad Top Area Medical Center could lose funding

If Congress doesn’t pass legislation reauthorizing funding for community health centers, including the Broad Top Area Medical Center, there could be consequences for patients of the seven facilities in Huntingdon County. More...

Officers respond to school incident

An incident at the Southern Huntingdon County Middle School Wednesday afternoon had students, faculty, administration and parents on alert.  According to state police at Huntingdon, troopers responded to the school just after 12:30 p.m. More...

State police begin holiday DUI campaign

As Christmas celebrations commence, Pennsylvania State Police will team up with over 10,000 law enforcement personnel to launch “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) impaired More...

Local News

Saxton Borough Council grants writer to seek funding for police items

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening gave its blessings for local grants writer Branden Diehl to seek funding to purchase necessary police items.  Council also authorized borough police officer Logan Tornatore to pursue opening a bank account a More...

Broad Top historical brochure to be distributed in spring

Looking forward to spring, the Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership recently announced plans for the release of a new historical brochure that will highlight the illustrious coal-mining and steam railroading history of the region.  More...

Johnstown man taken into custody

After failing to return to court due to a lack of transportation, a Johnstown man was placed under the custody of the sheriff’s office in Huntingdon County Court last week.  Jonah L. More...

General News

Ohio court shields full autopsy reports in mass slaying

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.  The court ruled 4-3 that the Pike County coroner in southern Ohio does no More...

Artificial sweeteners shouldn’t be a regular part of diet

Dear Doctor: What are the possible health risks from artificial sweeteners? What are they, and how do we know if they’re safe?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Jaycees ready skating pond

75 Years Ago  Hotels and restaurants of Huntingdon County are asked to cooperate fully with the Local Citizens Defense Council in the government’s “Share the Meat Campaign,” it was announced today by John Wald, chairman of the More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

George returns to Indiana and leads Thunder over Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George made a winning return to Indiana, hitting the clinching free throws with 10.7 seconds left in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 100-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday night.  More...

‘Killer B’s’ set for meeting with Pats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two snaps in, Le’Veon Bell knew he was done, that the groin injury that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back tried to ignore during his team’s run to the AFC championship game last January could be ignored no longe More...

Women’s Basketball:

No. 3 Mississippi State downs No. 9 Oregon

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to help No. 5 Mississippi State beat No. 9 Oregon 90-79 on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

CELEBRATING A CENTURY! Happy birthday wishes go out to William B. Scalia, who will celebrate his 100th birthday Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. A birthday party will be held in his honor from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Smithfield Fire Hall. More...

Make this holiday flavorful

Both first-time and experienced hosts know holiday entertaining is about more than serving one large feast for family and friends. More...

Son of Mapleton resident completes basic training

United States Air Force Airman Edward Hamman Jr. More...

School News

Local LVC students attend leadership conference

More than 100 Lebanon Valley College students attended the College’s seventh annual Leadership Conference on November 5. This year’s theme was “People, Purpose, Passion.”  Local students who attended included:  More...

Area scholars named to summer 2017 dean’s list

The following students have been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the summer 2017 term.  Local students include:  — Hope Harman of Mount Union  — Andrew James of Orbisonia  — Leslie Winnick More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband ‘exploring’ distasteful digital world

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and to my knowledge, he has always been committed to me and our family. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 9:07 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017:  More...

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