February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Over 500 families aided by program

Thanks to generous individuals and business throughout the county and beyond, Huntingdon County Toys for Tots had a very successful year. More...

Residents seek OK for Orby coffee shop

Orbisonia Borough Council, during its monthly meeting Wednesday, heard from members of the community who hope to revitalize an area business. More...

State  Free Access 

Spanier seeks to have Sandusky-related conviction overturned

HARRISBURG (AP) — A lawyer for Graham Spanier argued to a Pennsylvania appeals court Wednesday that too much time had passed for the former Penn State president to be charged with endangering the welfare of children over his handling of a compl More...

A library without books? Universities purging dusty volumes

INDIANA (AP) — A library without books? More...

Philadelphia feting first Super Bowl title with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over — year after year, decade after decade, across generations of faithful but frustrated fans — well, it’s here, Philly. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 8   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

St. John’s stuns No. 1 Villanova 79-75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — St. John’s took down another of the nation’s elite, and stunned No. More...

Stevens leads Lions to win over Terps

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Lamar Stevens feels like he’s playing his most consistent basketball right now, a bad omen for upcoming opponents considering Penn State expects its hybrid forward to do a little bit of everything.  Just like h More...

Women’s Basketball:

UConn beats Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Azura Stevens added 12 to help No. More...

People/Pastimes

Student debt delays home ownership

Young adults seek college degrees in order to secure well-paying jobs that help establish future financial stability, including fulfilling the dream of home ownership. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hank Logan Simms, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. His proud parents are Derek and Kayla Simms of Broad Top. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME FIVE! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laryssa Alice Dell, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Less chatter, more focus

Dear Annie: I recently went to see my doctor about some troublesome symptoms I had been experiencing, and the entire time he was examining me, he kept up a running monologue about the holidays and politics and other assorted topics.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Sagittarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 9, 2018:  More...

Discussing borough issues

First chat event brings leaders and residents together

Huntingdon Borough Council members, the mayor and the residents they represent came to the table together Wednesday night to discuss issues and concerns outside of a formal setting at the first Community Chat event. More...

Attractions featured in visitor’s guide

Embracing the theme of “Memories for a Lifetime,” the 2018 edition of the Huntingdon County Visitor’s Guide is now on the streets as officials of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) gear up for another busy year in “R More...

Cold weather unlikely to curb tick numbers  Free Access 

Those hoping for a bright side to the blistering cold snaps, ice and snow in the potential reduction in the deer tick population are likely in for a disappointment. More...

Local News

Alexandria man faces indecent assault charges

An Alexandria man will face indecent assault charges after allegedly inappropriately touching a minor victim approximately 16 years ago.  Daniel R. More...

Oneida leaders hear zoning permit proposal

A possible resolution establishing zoning/construction permits in correspondence with Oneida Township’s building permit ordinance was discussed during Wednesday night’s monthly supervisors’ meeting, updates that will possibly increa More...

Smithfield Twp. leaders approve McDonald’s plans

Folks will be “lovin” new changes coming to the area, including the reconstruction of the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 22 in Smithfield Township.  More...

General News

Study suggests link between teen depression and social media

Dear Doctor: I read that spending too many hours on social media is linked to an increase in teen depression and suicidal thoughts. I worry about my own kids, but what can we do? More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

As would have been expected, all of Wednesday’s area sporting events fell victim to the weather.  Juniata men’s and women’s basketball games have been rescheduled for today. More...

Bearcats wrestle today

For the third consecutive year, the Huntingdon wrestling team is in Hershey to compete in the PIAA Class AA Dual Tournament.  The Bearcats (21-2) will open their bid for a state team title at 4 p.m. More...

HCA teams lose twice at Cambria Co.

Huntingdon Christian Academy basketball teams lost Tuesday at Cambria County Christian School. More...

Editorial

Correcting the record

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:  Controlling mass calls important, Jan. 31   More...

Op-Ed

Down syndrome isn’t a death sentence

Many Pennsylvanians know someone whose life has been touched by Down syndrome. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County youth win big at state Holstein convention

Nineteen of Huntingdon County’s brightest youth recently represented the future of the dairy industry during the 2018 Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Convention Feb. 2-4 at the Lancaster Marriott in downtown Lancaster.  More...

Area farmers discuss bill, legislative priorities

Several members of the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau were recently able to attend a town hall-style meeting to hear the United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talk about the USDA’s Farm Bill and legislative priorities. More...

Cows hold special place in farmers’ hearts

February — a time for hearts, chocolates and all things red. Did you know dairy farmers put a lot of love into their work? It’s true! What’s love got to do with dairy farming? More...

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