February 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon native launches new business

A Huntingdon native has found entrepreneurial success in his home city of Baltimore, Maryland, by following his dreams and being willing to go with the flow. More...

General News

Potential risks of cellphone use remain unknown

Dear Doctor: I always thought the worries about the safety of cellphones were a bit overblown, but now I’m reading about new guidelines concerning cellphone radiation. Just what’s so dangerous? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 27   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

UConn finishes regular season with 82-53 win

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Gabby Williams scored 18 points and dished out nine assists on her senior night and top-ranked UConn completed an undefeated regular season for the 10th time in program history with an 82-53 win over No. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Va. Tech stuns Duke 64-63

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Chris Clarke tipped in a missed shot with 4 seconds remaining Monday night, and Virginia Tech stunned No. More...

US Open changing playoff format

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with an 18-hole playoff.  More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Leonard and Peggy Kern of Mapleton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Kern, to Tony Kittle, the son of Jeffrey and Charlene Kittle of East Freedom.  More...

Local scout works toward Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scout Troop 4471 of Saxton sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129 of Saxton presented merit badges at their regular troop meeting Feb. 12, which was held in their troop room at the Saxton Sportsman’s Association Building.  More...

Five easy ways to refresh your home in time for spring

Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It’s also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan to reduce and reimagine your way to a refreshing, updated home you can fully enjoy once more. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018:  More...

State rep. seeks district 13 seat

After the new congressional district map placed parts of the former 11th Congressional District into the 13th Congressional District, one state representative had to revamp his campaign, but he’s ready to see his campaign bloom once again. More...

MUASB members nix restroom bids

An attempt to re-bid a restroom project again resulted in six-figure quotes, leading the Mount Union Area School Board to reject proposals and explore alternatives Monday night. More...

HASB vice president resigns post

A longtime Huntingdon Area School Board member announced Monday night she will step down as the board vice president, but will continue her service to the district.  More...

HCBI local initiatives updated at meeting

After a month of a few additions and changes to local businesses, Huntingdon County Business & Industry (HCBI) continues to enter the early months of the new year with enthusiasm and eagerness.  More...

Local News

Prison guard dies of injuries in attack

A Pennsylvania prison guard who confiscated a towel blocking a view of an inmate’s bunk and was attacked died of his injuries Monday, the first state correctional officer to be killed by a prisoner in nearly 40 years, corrections officials said More...

Meth lab discovered in Broad Top Township

A Bedford County man was arrested Feb. More...

Police Log

Burglary   LINCOLN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a burglary at 17533 Raystown Road at 3:45 a.m. Feb. 19. Various items were removed from the location.  DUI   More...

Local Sports

District 6-1A Girls’ Semifinal:

Valley routs St. Joseph’s 69-23

Juniata Valley left no doubt about its quest for another shot at a District Six title Monday evening inside the Huntingdon Area High School gymnasium. More...

District 6-1A Boys’ Semifinals:

Wolves surprise Hornets 71-54

Juniata Valley didn’t have much going its way in a District 6-A semifinal game at Huntingdon Monday against Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. More...

District 6-3A Boys’ Semifinal:

Ligonier Valley ends Trojans’ title hopes

The District 6-3A boys’ semifinal round took place Monday night with sixthseeded Mount Union squaring off second-seeded Ligonier Valley at Hollidaysburg Senior High School.  The two teams were pretty well matched in the early going. More...

Editorial

Mass shootings shouldn’t be the only time we talk about mental illness

After every mass shooting, we repeat all of the same things.  Some call for gun control. Those against gun control say this isn’t the time to talk about it. More...

Let teachers protect their students

In our thousands of public schools there have been 11 mass shootings since 2000: elementary (three), high schools (three) and colleges (five).  More...

Letters to the Editor

NRA’s resistance to firearm restrictions is enabling slaughter  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   I just blanked out Wayne LaPierre’s signature on my NRA Lifetime membership card because he’s a nothing.  He does no More...

Chatter Box

Programs’ success thanks to staff, volunteers

Monday night kicked off the Huntingdon Community Center’s indoor soccer season. The youngest group of players, pre-K and kindergartners, started practice, with it being an introduction to an organized team for many. More...

Healthy Living

Why—And How—To ‘Heart’ Your Kidneys, Every Day

(NAPS)—Many people don’t know it, but when your kidneys stop working, so do you. Your kidneys are as essential to life as other vital organs, such as your heart. More...

Know Your Risk Of Heart Disease

(NAPS)—For a growing number of American women, knowing their numbers may just save their life.  The Risk  The problem is heart disease. More...

It’s Flu Season: CDC Reminds Public That Antibiotics Do Not Treat Flu

(NAPS)—Flu season is upon us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants patients and families to remember that prescription antiviral drugs, not antibiotics, are the treatment for influenza (flu). More...

Annie's Mailbox

Married but feel alone

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 30 years. Sometimes I think I don’t know him at all. He hardly calls or texts me when at work, but he would call his siblings at any time of the day. More...

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