April 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Mini-grants open to fund initiatives

A new round of mini-grants offered through the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) will provide opportunities for the furtherance of active transportation initiatives.  More...

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty

A 26-year-old Alexandria man charged with threatening a bedridden 70-year-old Porter Township woman and allegedly killed one of her cats entered a guilty plea Thursday, seconds before his case was about to be scheduled for trial. More...

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Man jailed for assaulting 5-year-old

Placed in the Huntingdon County Jail under $500,000 cash bail, a 43-year-old Mount Union man will soon face Huntingdon County judges on 10 felony rape and assault charges.  Canaan L. More...

Police respond to drowning incident

Tragedy befell Shirley Township early Thursday afternoon when state police at Huntingdon were called to investigate the drowning of a 5-year-old male.  More...

Police Log

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ko among five in lead

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko was back on top at Lake Merced.  Ko shot a 4-under 68 on a chilly Thursday morning at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship for a share of the first-round lead. More...

NFL Draft:

Browns take Mayfield with first pick

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer — even a flawed one — in the draft.  The Browns, Jets, Bills and Cardinals heeded that notion Thursday night, even as more high More...

Penguins rally to beat Capitals 3-2 in opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Capitals scored early, the Penguins scored often to stun their rivals with yet another comeback.  Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help Pittsburgh erase a two-goal defic More...

Newspapers in Education

NIE success continues in third year

The end of the 2017-18 academic year marks the conclusion of the third successful year of The Daily News’ Newspaper In Education (NIE) program. More...

Students learn about community

Designed to get students reading the newspaper, the Newspaper In Education (NIE) program, now in its third year, is doing just what it was intended for and more.  More...

Studies prove NIE programs work

Reading has always been a fundamental way to improve one’s vocabulary and literary skills, a way to broaden one’s creativity and knowledge of the world in which we live.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A not so charitable cause

Dear Readers: Most people give to a charity in order to do something good for someone else. Unfortunately, scammers use that to get people to give money to FAKE CHARITIES. More...

Special Sections

Seniors turn out for expo

State rep. hosts event to provide service information

There was an excellent turnout for the annual Senior Expo, held Thursday morning in the Smithfield Fire Hall and hosted by State Rep. Rich Irvin. More...

Poverty simulation provides insight

What began as a role-playing exercise Thursday night at Juniata College quickly evolved into an eye-opening experience offering insight as to the day-to-day struggles of those living in poverty.  The poverty simulation event was sponsored by the More...

Seminars to be offered at area post offices

Some area post offices will be site of seminars to help small business owners learn about products offered by the U.S. Postal Service to aid their business as part of Small Business Week, slated for April 30-May 4.  More...

State  Free Access 

Comedian convicted of sexual assault

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 27   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Rocket teams sweep area double dual

A trio of area track teams gathered at Juniata Valley Thursday afternoon for a double dual meet.  Southern Huntingdon’s boys and girls had the best of the day, each getting a pair of wins. More...

Huntingdon teams settle for splits at Clearfield

Huntingdon came through with a split in both the boys and girls meets during Thursday afternoon’s Mountain League double dual with Bald Eagle at Clearfield.  More...

H.S. Tennis:

Juniata deals two losses to Tussey

The Tussey Mountain tennis team lost a pair of matches Thursday afternoon to visiting Juniata. The Indians won the first matchup 4-1, then edge the Titans 3-2 in the second.  Riley Gresko won a No. 3 singles in both matches for the Titans. More...

People/Pastimes

Volunteers recognized at Westminster Woods

Westminster Woods held their annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet Wednesday in the Commons Dining Room to honor volunteers as “the shining stars” providing 2,984.5 hours for the benefit of residents of the community.  More...

How to read a nursery plant tag

Shopping for new plants for a home can be an exciting undertaking. Nurseries and garden centers are often home to dozens of types of plant species that come in various colors, leaf variations and sizes. More...

Wigs for Kids

Sara Eckley, right, donated a length of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization which provides hair replacement systems for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Online shopping advocate   I’ve started doing some of my grocery shopping online. It saves me money. When I’m in the store, it’s hard to avoid impulse purchases. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grandma feels need to get involved

Dear Annie: I am a grandma trying to keep my nose out of my son’s life. “Barry” and my daughter-in-law have been separated for six years but are not divorced. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 28, 2018:  More...

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