August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County unemployement rate increased .6 percent in June

For the month of June, Huntingdon County’s jobless rate back on the rise, however still relatively lower than this time last year. More...

Bluegrass musicians to close concert series

The Crooked Line, the State College-based bluegrass band, will be performing on the Juniata College campus quad in front of Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

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Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time on Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest.  More...

‘Mountain Dew’ robber sentenced to 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who used Mountain Dew sodas as props when he robbed several convenience stores in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.  Eric Barbati also pleaded guilty to two bank robberies. More...

Philly man sentenced for mortgage fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man who acknowledged orchestrating a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme for nearly a decade is headed to prison.  A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced George Barnard on Tuesday to five years. More...

Business News

Research analyst joins Mutual Benefit Group

Evan Petzoldt joined Mutual Benefit Group’s Insurance Analytics Department June 25 as senior research and development analyst.  Petzoldt holds a bachelor of science degree in actuarial science from Maryville University.  More...

Film report: Rhetoric doesn’t equal results

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. More...

US stocks rise as health care, industrial companies climb

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday after a three-day losing streak. Industrial and health care companies are making some of the largest gains following strong second-quarter reports. Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. More...

Local Sports

Mike Yelovich tourney Sunday at ALCC

The sixth annual Michael S. Yelovich Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled to be played Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club.  The 18-hole, four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. More...

Lebanon Valley captures Teener title

Lebanon Valley had to work extra hard to win the championship of the 69th Pennsylvania VFW Teener League 15-16 Tournament completed Tuesday at Bumgardner Memorial Field in Huntingdon.  After losing 3-0 to tournament host Huntingdon Saturday, Leb More...

Sens pull away from Curve

After allowing eight runs over the sixth and seventh innings, the Altoona Curve lost to the Harrisburg Senators 11-3 Tuesday night at FNB Field.  The Curve (56-48) lost the opener of an important, threegame series against the Senators (55-51), w More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Kim Ord of Mount Union correctly identified the location of the July 25 What and Where Wednesday as a spring house located off of River Road between the Raystown Dam and Corbin’s Bridge. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Alex Parsons, who turned 12 years old Tuesday, July 31, 2018. His proud parents are Candi and Carey Parsons of Spring Mills. Alex has a brother, Nicholas Parsons. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landin Connor Snare, who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. His proud parents are Kammy Laird and Tony Snare of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018:  More...

Saxton plant gets permit

Medical marijuana grower/processor to create jobs

A company based in Maryland is preparing to bring some green to Saxton in the near future by establishing a plant that should create 100 jobs this year with hopes for exponential growth over the next four years.  More...

Saxton leaders react to permit approval

Saxton leaders expressed their excitement Tuesday upon hearing Green Leaf Medical LLC was approved for a medical marijuana growing and processing permit for the former Seton plant.  Saxton Borough Council president Lester Meck was very pleased t More...

Leaders approve joint resolution

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a joint resolution during their weekly meeting Tuesday to allow the county to file an application for a grant from the state Emergency Management Agency to distribute 911 surcharges to six counties for fib More...

Fair supplement inside today’s newspaper

The 2018 Huntingdon County Fair supplement is inserted into today’s edition of The Daily News. In addition, a complete schedule of entertainment and events for the week-long exposition, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. More...

Local News

Owners celebrate McDonald’s opening

McDonald’s of Huntingdon owner/operator Joe Nyanko, his daughters, Paige, 19, Hannah, 17, Lindsay, 12, Ally, 11, and his wife, Patte, took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the More...

Camping out for Big Macs

A line wrapped around the outside of the new McDonald’s in Smithfield Township this morning, as customers were eager to celebrate its grand opening. More...

Police Log

DUI   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 1   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist enlightens readers with interesting facts

A few weeks ago Nancy Hrabowenski of Bellfonte provided the columnist with some old baseball team photos that included images of accomplished Broad Top area and U.S. Army athlete Craig Hawley of Wood. More...

Old-Time Photo

While refiling hundreds (perhaps thousands) of old photos taken by columnist Ron Morgan as well as a mass collection of other photos lacking identification this snapshot was discovered. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nationals set team scoring record in win over Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the highest-scoring game in franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and the Washington Nationals kept pouring it on against emergency reliever Jose Reyes and the New York Mets in a 25-4 rout Tuesday night.& More...

Dozier and Archer head deadline deals

For Brian Dozier, getting traded meant a dash to the airport and a long trip to Dodger Stadium. More...

Harper stays in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper is still a member of the Washington Nationals, with the two-time defending NL East champions hoping he can lead them on another playoff run after a season-long funk.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Woman is being strung along

Dear Annie: I have known “Jeffrey” for six years. For four of those years, we were just friends, and for the past two years, we’ve dated on and off. At first, we dated for six straight months. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Keep skin on potatoes instead of peeling

Dear Heloise: As people become more aware of nutrition and the value of vitamins and fiber in our daily diets, I think it’s important to point out that we should be eating POTATOES with the skins on, instead of peeling them. More...

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