April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

JVSB members OK improvements

In a unanimous vote, members of the Juniata Valley School Board, after nearly two years of discussions, approved making improvements to the elementary school at the regular board meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

Earth Day celebration planned at Blair Park

An Earth Day celebration will take place at historic Blair Park in Huntingdon Borough from noon to 5 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.  More...

Senate OKs anti-hazing bill after Penn State death

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino sets opening date

NEW YORK (AP) — Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28.  Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company’s CEO, made the announcement Wednesday at Hard Rock’s Times Square restaurant.  More...

Landing right house in a tough buyer’s market

It’s tough out there for would-be homeowners.  They’re facing rising mortgage rates, higher home prices and a shortage of available houses in many markets. More...

Measles outbreak could hamper overseas travel

Dear Doctor: There’s apparently a serious measles outbreak going on in Europe right now. Does that mean that our family shouldn’t go on our planned trip to Italy this spring?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reds fire manager

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.  More...

Crosby scores as Pens blank Flyers to take 3-1 series lead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh’s record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination.  Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted More...

Twins top Indians 2-1 in 16 innings in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre’s single to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday night for a split of thei More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Floyd Robert Heath, who turned one year old Sunday, April 15, 2018. His proud parents are Tyler and Meredith Heath of Baltimore, Maryland.  More...

Working from home can be liberating

Working from home is a reality for a fast-growing portion of American workers. It can add flexibility, drive higher productivity and reduce company costs related to maintaining physical facilities.  More...

Helping hurricane victims

Mount Union Area High School students Madaysha Muckle and Andria O’Banion organized two fundraisers, a sub sale and an apple dumpling sale, with help from other students, as well as the “ More...

NASCAR

BRISTOL

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Kyle vs. Kyle  The battle of Kyles at Bristol was won again by Busch, with Larson a disappointing second. Larson led 200 laps, but Busch led the money lap. “I hate I didn’t win,” Larson said. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Talladega days   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Hendrick cars were third and fifth at Bristol. A turnaround? GODSPEAK: I’d say Hendrick’s boys have gone from a slow walk to a brisk jog, with a sprint on the horizon. KEN’S CALL: They were also 18th and 29th. More...

Developers get Juniata support

An environmental oversight team has been formed at Juniata College to aid the developers of the proposed Terrace Mountain Lodge and Hawn’s Bridge Recreation Area.  More...

Franklin Co. man runs for Congress

A Franklin County man and a retired U.S. Army Colonel is hoping to garner the Republican nomination for the 13th U.S. Congressional District in the Tuesday, May 15, primary.  Doug Mastriano, who retired after 30 years of service in the U.S. More...

Cold water remains threat to boaters

Signs posted at area boat launches warn that “Cold Water Kills,” as an advisory to boaters — both powered and non powered — of the current mandatory life jacket requirement which began Nov. More...

Local News

Huntingdon Borough repair projects to move forward

The continuing issue of storm water damage was revisited during the monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night.  Borough leaders are tasked with tackling both preventative and repair projects at each end of the Muddy Run watersh More...

Walker supervisors to redo ordinance

Little was discussed during Tuesday night’s monthly Walker Township meeting, snow beginning to steadily fall despite the previous weekend’s warm weather tease. More...

Police Log

Harassment   LIBERT Y TWP. — Benjamin Bush, 19, Dudley, and Keia Bush, 25, Saxton, have been charged with harassment for an incident at 131 Railroad Ave. at 8:10 p.m. April 8. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 19   SOUP KITCHEN  . 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.  ADULT EDUCATION  More...

Local Sports

College Baseball:

Juniata earns twinbill sweep of Penn College

The Juniata baseball team defeated Penn College 7-4 and 8-3 on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at Langdone- Goodale field.  More...

High School Baseball:

Trojans down Bellwood 4-2

The Mount Union baseball team took advantage of outstanding pitching by Dylan Gearhart and some timely offense to earn a key 4-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Bellwood.  Gearhart went the distance to get the win for Mount Union. More...

Curve loses 4-2 decision at Akron

The Altoona Curve fell for the third straight game with a 4-2 loss against the Akron RubberDucks Wednesday night at Canal Park.  The Curve (6-5) led by a run heading into the bottom of the seventh before rally by the RubberDucks (6-5).  Con More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Not just texting distracts PA drivers, April 8   Drivers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey don’t need statistical evidence to understand the dangers of distracted driving — they witness it on th More...

Letters to the Editor

Huntingdon community lost a true friend  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

You Should Know

Q: What is the latest date Huntingdon County has had snow in the spring?  A: According to the National Weather Service State College bureau meteorologist Paul Head, the latest snowfall was recorded May 13 in Altoona. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess introduces future royalty

The 2018-2019 Dairy Princess will be crowned in just a couple of weeks and the countdown until the pageant is on! More...

SHC FFA members participate in ag tour

The mission of FFA and agricultural education is to prepare students for successful careers in agriculture. More...

Exhibitors are tops in showmanship

Three Huntingdon County livestock exhibitors traveled to Keyser, West Virginia, West Virginia, recently and competed for showmanship in the 2018 Catamount Showdown Steer and Heifer Show. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Old and now discarded

Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man. I was just told by my wife that she wants a divorce because I am no fun. We’ve been married for almost 50 years. Apparently, she has been planning this for quite some time. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini if born before 10:21 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 20, 2018:  More...

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