March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local map turtle study published

The most recent volume of the Journal of Herpetology, a quarterly publication by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, features a study which examines a variety of shell deformations present in the map turtle population near Mount Uni More...

Abuse of corpse cases move to higher courts

Two out of three individuals charged with abuse of a corpse waived their case to the higher courts Wednesday during central court, moving up within the court system.  More...

State  Free Access 

Saccone concedes US House race to Lamb

HARRISBURG, (AP) — Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence ahead More...

Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in abuse cases

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly forfeit their firearms, a bill that includes last minute ch More...

Seven things one will see at an Amish mud sale

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Local Sports

PIAA dates changed

Due to the winter storm Tuesday and Wednesday, the PIAA has changed its dates for the basketball championships in Hershey’s Giant Center.  The games will not be played Monday-Wednesday, March 26-28. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  New puppy mill bill is a step in the right direction but only part of the solution, March 12   More...

Op-Ed

Immigration laws must be enforced

Left-wing Democrats are no longer hiding their intentions. More...

Letter to the Editor

Pursue the calling to care

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   Saving lives. Comforting families. Shaping the future of medicine. These are just a few of the amazing things doctors are doing in our neighborhoods and around the world, every day.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

THIS LITTLE LADY IS TURNING 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jada Johnson, who turns 4 today, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Her proud parents are Emily Wible and Allen Johnson of Lewistown. More...

Students honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States recently celebrated the patriotism of Pennsylvania’s high school students during the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy banquet in Gettysburg.  More...

VFW Post 1754 offers support to Boy Scouts

Members of Standing Stone Veterans of Foreign War Post 1754, Huntingdon, presented a check to Boy Scout Troop 25 at a recent “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” held at the post March 17. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Shifting attitude on gratitude

Dear Annie: I’m in my late 30s. I’ve read the many letters you’ve printed about how thank-you notes have gone the way of the dodo. I have a different angle on this complaint.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 23, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Nor’easter adds up to 12 inches

After a spring snowstorm dumped anywhere from 6 to 16 inches on the county over the last two days, residents will see calm weather for the next few days.  Aaron Tyburski, National Weather Service meteorologist, gave a rundown of how much snow th More...

Franklin Co. man affirms campaign

A Franklin County resident who announced in January he would run for the 9th Congressional District seat is reaffirming he will continue his campaign under the new 13th Congressional District. More...

Attorney explains difficulties in drug case

A Huntingdon man, allegedly one of the first in the county to be charged with felony I drug delivery resulting in death waived his preliminary hearing during central court Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Rufus Brenneman.  More...

Local News

Borough employment procedure discussed

The hiring of a new employee at the Huntingdon Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant caused some dissension in the ranks of council members during the regular monthly business meeting Tuesday night.  The meeting opened with an invocation delivered More...

Area briefs

Community members invited to hospital town hall meeting   More...

Police Log

PFA violation   MOUNT UNION BORO. — State police at Huntingdon received a report of a protection from abuse order violation that occurred March 15. The incident is under investigation.  Crash   More...

General News

Practicing nps and pas must complete rigorous education

Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to another edition of our ongoing conversation. We’re very happy that, a little more than a year into our column, we continue to hear from you. How are your New Year’s resolutions faring thus far? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 22   HUNTINGDON HOUSE  . Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  SOUP KITCHEN  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cobb, Orioles finalize four-year contract

The Baltimore Orioles figured Alex Cobb would be a fine fit.  Cobb stayed in the division he knew best, finalizing a $57 million, four-year contract on Wednesday.  More...

Crosby reaches milestone in Pens’ win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby ignited a rally with a highlight-reel goal and became the third active player with 700 assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.  More...

NFL changing catch rule

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NFL’s catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Shavers Creek

The Shavers Creek 4-H Club started the year with meetings in January and February.  The club met Jan. 8 and the meeting was called to order by Olivia Hammers at the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church. More...

Trough Creek

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club members completed their quality assurance training during their March monthly meeting.  More...

It’s never too late to make smart choices

Calling all Baby Boomers! If you were born roughly between the years of 1946 and 1964, I have some health tips for you. It’s never too late to establish healthy diet and lifestyle habits. More...

NASCAR

CALIFORNIA

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. What’s in a name  The NASCAR Xfinity Series race with no name at Auto Club Speedway got an 11th-hour sponsor, the revived “Roseanne” sitcom featuring comedian Roseanne Barr. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Glaring gaps  Martin Truex Jr. has two glaring gaps on his NASCAR Cup Series resume: He has never won at a short track (Martinsville, Bristol, Richmond) and never triumphed in a restrictor-plate race (Daytona, Talladega). More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Feel bad for assuming Truex Jr.’s reign was coming to a quick end? GODSPEAK: He was running OK, but now he’s at full Truex stride. Let’s see how he does at Martinsville, where he has never won. KEN’S CALL: Yeah, kinda.  More...

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