January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners approve McDonald’s work

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission approved the land development plans for the new McDonald’s on William Penn Highway in Smithfield Township at their monthly meeting Thursday evening.  More...

Daily News feature to promote literacy

A new weekly Daily News feature debuts today, offering a fun and educational activities for children and their families in an effort to promote literacy and learning. More...

State  Free Access 

Trump wades into state race, seen as test of GOP strength

CORAOPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump waded into a potentially risky race on Thursday, throwing his support behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a contest widely viewed as a test of whether his party can stave off Democratic 2018 gains.  More...

Court upholds conviction in cyanide poisoning case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former University of Pittsburgh medical researcher in what prosecutors said was the cyanide poisoning death of his wife in 2013.  More...

Officials piece together events after officer killed

HARRISBURG (AP) — Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brady misses practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. More...

Rockets beat T-Wolves 116-98

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. More...

Knights top Lightning 4-1 in battle of division leaders

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night in a matchup of conference leaders. More...

Press Club

Tattoos hold special meaning for many at SHC

What do people think of when the word tattoo is mentioned? Bikers? Taboo? Rock ’n’ Roll? Southern Huntingdon County School District embraces tattoos showcasing personal memories, passions and words to live by.  More...

HAHS teacher travels to refugee camp

In a world where the negatives seem to outweigh the positives in life, Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) teacher Kelsea Jones is working to make a positive impact on not only her students, but the world around her as well. More...

Juniata Valley teachers experience Marine training

Juniata Valley School District has always strived to provide the most accurate information to students planning on joining the service. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Clothes dryer efficiency  Most of us use dryer sheets. Until recently, I didn’t realize they left a residue on the lint catcher that attracts lint. This means that I need to clean the lint catcher weekly. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Want to tell grandson the truth about his parents

Dear Annie: My grandson “Logan” was fathered by someone other than his elder and younger brothers’ father, “Ron.” (Our daughter was separated at the time from Ron, and they ended up getting back together before Logan was More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018:  More...

Active shooter awareness

FBI agent discusses growing fear of small communities

With pews packed throughout the church, close to 50 community members and law enforcement officials from across the county gathered in the Abbey United Church of Christ Thursday night to discuss a prevalent and growing fear of small town communities: More...

Head Start gets $1.1M federal grant

A program that has served Huntingdon County since 1977 has been awarded federal grant funding in the amount of $1,123,161 to allow the vital work of providing early education services to children and their families to continue.  More...

Officials still monitoring ice jams

With temperatures expected to go above freezing this weekend, those directly impacted by the ice jam and subsequent flooding at Detwiler Memorial and Blair fields in Huntingdon Borough are monitoring the situation closely.  More...

Local News

Businessman voices ire to council

A special meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Thursday night scheduled for the purpose of discussing the 2018 budget opened with a local business owner voicing his ire over a recently-received letter.  More...

Crews respond to Three-vehicle crash

Emergency crews were dispatched to a three-vehicle crash in front of Wendy’s on Route 22 in Smithfield Township just after 1 p.m. Thursday. Two of the vehicles were towed from the scene. More...

Milder temperatures expected through weekend

With the weekend fast approaching, so are warmer temperatures, which could bring some cause for concern for the ice jam on Standing Stone Creek.  Paul Walker, a meteorologist with Accuweather.com, said it could be cause for concern for some of t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 19   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon, Juniata Valley earn league victories

Huntingdon 75, Bellefonte 54 More...

High School Wrestling:

Trojans down Warriors 45-22, lock up ICC crown

Mount Union’s wrestling team put together a solid effort against visiting West Branch Thursday evening and earned possibly their biggest win of the season to day. More...

HCA teams split with DuBois

The Huntingdon Christian Academy boys’ basketball team cruised to a 68-50 win over DuBois Christian School Thursday, but the Lion girls dropped a 34-18 decision.  With the score tied 44-44 after three quarters, the HCA boys outscored DuBoi More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaidyn Lynn Swanger, who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Her proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. Jaidyn has one younger sibling, a sister named, Jaicee.  More...

Chicken soup is good for more than the soul

Cold season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. More...

Licensed to Wed

Ronald James Coffman, Saxton, R.R., and Marianne Everetts, Robertsdale, R.R.  William Clayton Gallaher III, Robertsdale, and Laura Ashley Clark, also of Robertsdale.  Ian Michael Hayden, 11560 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, and Sarah Lenore Smi More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Identify yourself when calling

Dear Heloise: I do a lot of business all over the country. It is important to IDENTIFY YOURSELF as soon as the call is answered. Skip the timewasting pleasantries, because no one finds it interesting. More...

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