January 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Number of flu cases on rise locally

Rising numbers of flu cases locally have resulted in J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, restricting visitation in an effort to protect patients and staff. More...

Minimum wage lower than bordering states

By the end of 2018, 19 states will have raised the minimum wage standards with Pennsylvania remaining among the states which have opted against an increase. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Tracey Rene Yanes  Date of Birth: Oct. More...

Area brief

Event to highlight history of Alexandria Elementary School   More...

Todd Twp. supervisors oppose legislation

Todd Township its first regular meeting of the year Monday evening at the township building.  After a successful reorganization, the township retained all three supervisors as well as the township secretary. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 13   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 

AP football writer makes playoff picks

What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2 1/2 quarters of last year’s Super Bowl.  Can they keep it up as they head on the road again Saturday to Philadelphia?  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Lions beat Nebraska in overtime

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Tony Carr has had some nice second-half efforts lately. Penn State’s top shooter saved most of his best stuff for overtime on Friday.  More...

Pacers rally to deal Cavs another loss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95 on Friday night.  The Pacers have More...

People/Pastimes

New officers installed at Bricktown Senior Center

The Jan. 3 general membership meeting of the Bricktown Senior Citizens was called to order by president Selwyn Parks and opened with a word of prayer.  More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts. More...

School News

SH elementary students of the month

Students from Rockhill Elementary School were selected as students of the month, including, from the left, Hadassah Balzer, Adyson Plummer, Trenton Carlin, Jacob Worthy, Kenadie Hoffman and Landyn St More...

SHCM/HS students of the month

The following students, including front row, from the left, Marah Snyder, Michael Snyder, Jennifer Hess; and back row, Aaron Kough, MaKenna Kent, Kade Myers and Olivia Harne were selected as students More...

Shirleysburg woman honored at Penn State

Michia Whitsel of Shirleysburg, R.R., was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Penn State University, University Park.  Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 during the semester.  Whit More...

Special Sections

Agencies back new declaration

Following on Gov. Tom Wolf’s issuance of a statewide disaster declaration Wednesday due to the magnitude and severity of the current opioid crisis, those at the forefront of the battle locally are lauding the action.  More...

Church to sponsor awareness event

The FBI will be visiting Huntingdon County within the upcoming week, but not for official investigation matters.  A local church will be partnering with the State College FBI and Huntingdon Borough Police Department (HPD) to host a unique awaren More...

MilitaryShare program still available for vets

The local chapter of the MilitaryShare program through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is preparing for its very first distribution event.  The distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. More...

General News

Actresses, shows about women win big at Critics’ Choice

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Award, which honored women-centered stories like “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. More...

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat.  More...

More winter weather moves to South

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A wintry blast coated parts of Kentucky and Tennessee with sleet and ice on Friday, forcing schools to close as the region braced for a second punch with snow. More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats, Trojans, Rockets and Titans post wins

Huntingdon The Huntingdon boys’ basketball didn’t have a lot of success from beyound the three-point arc Friday evening in a home Mountain League contest with Philipsburg. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Smith’s layup beats Devils

With Juniata Valley trailing by a point in the closing seconds of Friday evening’s Inter- County Conference North Division battle at Bellwood- Antis, Green Hornet sophomore Halee Smith drove the lane and dropped in a layup as time expired to li More...

Huntingdon ends skid at PO

Huntingdon got scoring up and down its lineup Friday evening at Philipsburg-Osceola and used a 28-13 effort through the two middle quarters to pull away from the Mounties for a 62-42 Mountain League victory. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northern China’s coal country have demolished a well-known Christian megachurch, underscoring longstanding tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party.  More...

Meet the theologian who helped MLK see the value of nonviolence

After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can sustain them over the next coming days: How do they make the space for selfcare alongside a constant call to activism? More...

‘Southern camp meeting’ will be held Monday

An old-fashioned “southern camp meeting” in the north, under the direction of Leon Foote, evangelist, will be held Monday, Jan. 18, at Emmanuel Bible Church, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

English grammar pet peeves

Dear Annie: I considered myself an average student after graduating high school in 1970, and I have been very successful in my 36-year career as an insurance investigator. I have dealt with a wide range of cultures.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 15, 2018: More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast