April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Windy weather impacts county

A strong cold front that pushed through the area Wednesday brought high winds, causing a number of downed trees and power lines, as well as power outages throughout Huntingdon County.  The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a high wind warni More...

Annual cleanup event planned for Saturday

Volunteers from across the region are preparing to participate in the 13th annual river cleanup Saturday, April 7, hosted by the Little Juniata River Association (LJRA).  More...

Local News

PSP report increase in Dui arrests

During the three-day holiday weekend, six people were killed in five crashes investigated by state police. Across the Commonwealth, 476 crashes were investigated, resulting in 143 injuries and 54 involved alcohol. More...

Updates to ordinance approved for Oneida twp.

Oneida Township supervisors approved the update of the township’s Building Permit/Zoning Ordinance, to which updates have not been made since fees were originally drafted in 1999. More...

Police Log

Dui SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a man from Huntingdon was stopped for a summary traffic violation at 9:38 a.m. April 1 and was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

General News

Consider low-impact exercise after double hip replacement

Dear Doctor: Before I had a double hip replacement at 47, I was an avid daily runner, participating in several marathons per year and any charity event possible. Everything I’ve read says not to run with hip replacements. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Another day and nine more events postponed.  Every outdoor event scheduled for Wednesday was wiped out by soggy grounds and high winds. Only a limited number have been rescheduled at this time.  More...

Curve set to open 20th season, defense of EL title

The 20th Season of Altoona Curve Baseball, presented by Stuckey Subaru, begins tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Field as the defending Eastern League champions host the Akron RubberDucks (AA – Cleveland Indians) and Harrisburg Senators (AA Washin More...

Photo

Berwick High School senior Veronica Isenberg, front row, center, has committed to playing basketball at Elizabethtown. She as flanked by her parents, Ed and Annette. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Redistricting should be done by commission, March 28   More...

Election letter deadline is April 26

Now that campaigning for the Tuesday, May 15, primary election has started, it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support of or in opposition to various candidates for elected offices. More...

Letter to the Editor

I will not be silent  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

First Miss United States Agriculture pageant to be held in Huntingdon

The first Pennsylvania Miss United States Agriculture pageant will be held Saturday, April 14, at Huntingdon Area High School.  More...

Dairy princess reflects on year’s memories

The countdown is on— there is officially less than one month until I crown the next Huntingdon County Dairy Princess! More...

Eggplant and chicken marinara, a one-dish-wonder

Many eggplant recipes start with slicing or dicing and sauteing in oil. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 2:01 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 6, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Cleanup efforts continue

Crews work to move tracks to restore train traffic

Norfolk Southern crews spent a second night working to repair and move damaged track and clean up debris and rail cars following the derailment of a cargo train Tuesday morning off of East Penn Street in Huntingdon Borough.  More...

Cabinet line to be added at area plant

What do cabinets and cupcakes have in common, besides the kitchen where these confectionery treats are made?  More...

MU leaders to plan town hall meeting

Borough council is hoping to rally Mount Union residents to share ideas and possible resolutions to various issues by hosting a town hall meeting in the coming weeks.  More...

SCI Huntingdon inmate waives prelim hearing

A 23-year-old SCI Huntingdon inmate waived his preliminary hearing after allegedly asking his mother to hire a hit man to “put a hit” on a witness in one of his previous cases.  More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby defense alleges discrimination in jury selection

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers challenged the prosecution’s exclusion of a black woman from serving on the jury at his sexual assault retrial, alleging on Wednesday that the decision was made on the basis of her race.  More...

No offense intended, but business owners won’t hide faith

STRASBURG (AP) — It’s a state-of-the art theater in the middle of a cornfield that puts on shows exclusively about Bible stories. And on the day before Holy Week 2018 began, the buses just kept on coming. More...

Penn National snares fourth casino license

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn National Gaming was the sole and winning bidder on Wednesday for a fifth new mini-casino license authorized by cash-poor Pennsylvania, potentially plunking down a new gambling spot close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 5   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 

Diamondbacks shut down Dodgers 3-0

PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Corbin shut out Los Angeles on one hit over 7 1/3 innings, striking out a career-high 12 for Arizona, which shut out the Dodgers 3-0..  The Diamondbacks swept the three-game series and won their ninth straight regula More...

Ohtani homers again, Angels win

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

RG3 signs with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. More...

People/Pastimes

MilitaryShare distribution

Volunteers from the local chapter of the MilitaryShare program gathered at War Vets Field in Huntingdon recently to assist with a food distribution March 26. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kenyon Don “Manny” McGahan, who turns 16 years old today, Thursday, April 5, 2018. His proud parents are Bill and Angela McGahan of Shirleysburg. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Easton David Borst Smith, who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, April 5, 2018. His proud parents are Dustin Smith and Brittney Borst-Smith of Petersburg. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband’s hearing loss

Dear Readers: Recently, I printed a letter from “Sad and Frustrated Beyond Words,” who was at her wits’ end with her husband, who has hearing loss but refuses to get help. More...

NASCAR

EASTER BREAK

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Bowyer’s celebration  Days after winning the race at Martinsville Speedway, Clint Bowyer, 38, was still in party mode. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Magic sauce   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

On the heels of Bowyer, who’s next to break a long winless streak? GODSPEAK: I’ll put Joey Logano at the top of my list (33 races), followed by the width of a bumper by Jamie McMurray (154).  More...

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