December 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Experts warn of heating oil leaks

For the second time in the last few months, the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency responded to a leak involving heating oil at a residence in the county in recent days.  According to the EMA office, staff responded to a leak of a hea More...

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Springfield supervisor thanked for service

Springfield Township Supervisors thanked Kevin Detwiler for his years of service to the township, as he attended his final meeting as a supervisor Monday night.  More...

Saxton Borough leaders approve budget

At its recent December meeting, Saxton Borough Council unanimously agreed to adopt the borough’s 2018 operating budget with no real estate tax or water rate increases anticipated. More...

Police Log

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 19   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans, Hornets and Rockets win big

Mount Union 74, Moshannon Valley 52   Mykel Smith led the Trojans with 35 points Monday night in a 74-52 Inter-County Conference North victory over visiting Moshannon Valley.  More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Tyrone deals 56-46 first loss to Bearcats

Huntingdon’s girls played right with visiting Tyrone in a physical Mountain League contest. More...

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon teams sweep past Richland

Ben Atherton earned a pair of first-place finishes and was part of a pair of winning relays during Huntingdon’s meet at the University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown Monday evening, while Matias Berger led a topthree sweep in the boys’ 200 indi More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for a resident of Huntingdon who will be celebrating her 100th birthday Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. K Read Africa Terrizzi was first married to Charles McKnight “Mac” Africa. More...

Tips for being the ultimate holiday host

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings. More...

Celebrate milestone anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Healthy Living

Keep winter aches and pains at bay

Ah, winter! Skiers love it and the children get to dream of Santa Claus and new toys. Only the cold season also brings its share of annoyances, such as coughing and having to take time off work because of illness. More...

Be smart about antibiotic use

When used correctly, antibiotics and similar drugs known as antimicrobial agents can alleviate infections caused by various bacteria and some types of fungi and parasites. More...

Safe ways to deal with sinus pressure

Sinuses are bony, hollow, air-filled cavities inside the face and skull. They are located in the low-center of the forehead, behind the eyes and in bones behind the nose. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Man’s loss touches readers

Dear Annie: I am asking you to reprint your column with the letter from “Neil,” who lost his wife to cancer and was having a difficult time coping with his grief. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017:  More...

CWD samples being reviewed

While four captive deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Fulton and Franklin counties recently, there have been no positive cases to date detected within Huntingdon County. More...

MUASB members finalize contract

The Mount Union Area School Board took the final official steps Monday night toward moving Amy Smith into the superintendent’s role by approving her three-year contract and accepting her resignation as junior high school principal, a post she&r More...

Offenders educated through DUI classes

As driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs statistics continue to rise within the state, local courts and law enforcement are turning to court-ordered DUI education classes to inform offenders on the consequences of their actions.  More...

Police investigating counterfeit currency

Huntingdon Borough Police (HPD) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of counterfeit currency at a local school fundraising event.  “We had a counterfeit bill come through from a fundraiser. More...

General News

Airlines inch back to normal after Atlanta airport fire

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines and other carriers that operate out of Atlanta’s busy airport said they expected to be running normally Tuesday after a fire and blackout there forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the s More...

News of Yesteryear

Monday is ‘big day’ for mailing cards

75 Years Ago  Betty McCartney, Huntingdon, will leave here tomorrow night for Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she will attend indoctrination school as the beginning of her training for the Women Appointed for Service in the Navy (WAVES). More...

Mother-in-law concerned about baby

Dear Doctor: I just had my first baby, and I’m breastfeeding him. I really enjoy the experience, and our pediatrician says he’s hitting his weight milestones. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flyers and Pens lose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adrian Kempe jumped out of the penalty box and scored a big goal in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 36 saves and Los Angeles ended its three-game skid and Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak 4-1.  Alec Ma More...

Freeman runs Falcons past Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Devonta Freeman pounded away all night until he finally found a way into the open field, helping the Atlanta Falcons remain in the thick of the tight NFC South race.  More...

Bridges scores 33 in win over Houston Baptist

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges matched his career high with 33 points, and No. 2 Michigan State set a school record with 16 blocks while beating Houston Baptist 107-62 on Monday night.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 15.  House  More...

Op-Ed

Voodoo economics

Charlie: Elephants are supposed to have long memories. But despite this being the symbol of the Republican Party, in fact most Republicans have the economic brains of pachyderm poop. More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:  Accelerate hemp revival, Dec. 11  Enthusiasm for industrial-scale hemp production in Pennsylvania has grown, well, like a weed.  More...

Chatter Box

Christmas traditions continue

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is taking in seasonal events and starting traditions with my boys.  More...

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