August 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rates drop in July for county

It appears unemployment rates are headed in the right direction, as the state Department of Labor and Industry, announced this week that the state’s overall unemployment rate decreased by .1 percent to 4.2 percent and the county’s rate dr More...

State  Free Access 

GOP leader cautions against abuse claims

HARRISBURG (AP) — The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate responded Wednesday to a sweeping grand jury report on the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy by saying he opposes legislation to retroactively loosen time l More...

Former House speaker resentenced without restitution

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives learned Wednesday he will not have to pay about $110,000 in restitution for his conviction six years ago for using staff to campaign on state time.  More...

Man arrested in murder by strangulation of model

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison was arrested Wednesday in the strangulation slaying of a model in one of Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line suburbs, authorities said.  Jonathan Wesley Harris, 30, of Johns More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 30   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...

Local Sports

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: No. Bedford (0-1, 0-0 ICC) at So. Huntingdon (1-0, 0-0 ICC), 7 p.m.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Bellefonte (1-0, 0-0 ML) at Huntingdon (1-0, 0-0 ML), 7 p.m.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Everett (1-0) at Tussey Mountain (1-0), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Tussey Mountain looked good on both sides of the ball in a season-opening 42-28 win over Claysburg-Kimmel.  More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS Class of 1973 members gather for 45th reunion

Members of Huntingdon Area High School’s Class of 1973 held their 45th reunion Aug. 4, at the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon.  More...

Connection between eating and energy

The connection between energy and eating is significant. More...

Descendants reunite for 100th year

The descendants of the William and Adeline Bush family gathered July 15th for their 100th family reunion at Riverside Park, Huntingdon.  The first family reunion was held in July 1918.  More...

NASCAR

DARLINGTON

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Historic stretch   More...

ROAD AMERICA

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Bill is back!  Bill Elliott came out of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to compete in Saturday’s Xfinity race at Road America. The 62-year-old driver finished 20th with a big smile. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

Any throwback idea you’d add to Darlington? GODSPEAK: One of my favorite stock-car designs was the Havoline colors of Davey Allison. Me want. More...

Man convicted in assault trial

Following nearly a day and one-half of testimony and one hour of deliberations, a jury of five women and seven men found a Mapleton man guilty on all 11 sexual assault charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday.  More...

Labor Day travel period starts today

Folks planning a last hurrah of the summer travel season will be hitting the roads beginning today, the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend.  According to Doni Lee Spiegel, public relations manager for AAA Central Penn, the holiday travel pe More...

Homecoming events to begin in Broad Top

Members of the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. are gearing up for the company’s 53rd annual homecoming celebration, or as it is more popularly know, the Broad Top’s “world fair.”  More...

Local News

Driver crashes into house

Emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle accident at 5234 McAlevys Fort Road, Jackson Township, around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Strong Women program starts in September

If you are interested in getting fit, then consider joining the StrongWomen program sponsored by Penn State Extension and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital! More...

Police Log

Terroristic threats   More...

General News

Utah biodiesel execs linked to polygamous group due in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme, federal prosecutors said in court d More...

Study shows benefits of fecal transplants

Dear Doctor: I just read that some parts of the medical community may finally be taking the idea of fecal transplants seriously. What are the latest advances? And what’s taking so long?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Browns’ Kendricks charged with insider trading

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been charged with using insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors announced Wedn More...

Williams sisters clash tomorrow

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams. One big difference this time: The superstar siblings will be meeting in the third round at the U.S. More...

Santana, Bautista lead Phillies to 8-6 victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a grand slam and Jose Bautista had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ———  McCain’s enduring legacy, Aug. 28   All that’s been said about U.S. Sen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help for students, parents, teachers  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   It’s back to school time—new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise.  More...

You Should Know

Q: What is Labor Day?  A: According to www.history.com, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, and is traditionally observed the first Monday in September. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Wood Valley Wranglers Saddle Club members host July show

The Wood Valley Wranglers Saddle Club on Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, held a show July 21.  Addyson Stiffler won PeeWee Grand Champion for the day on Twister  Paisley Eckenrode won PeeWee Reserve Grand Champion for the day on Pony  Ot More...

Dairy is important part of back-to-school routines

It is officially back to school season! Going back to school means students are back to enjoying old and new friendships, sports practices and games, as well as school lunches. More...

Teen attends conference

Mill Creek teen Lydia Brown was among the eight junior American Angus Association junior members represented Pennsylvania at the 2018 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference Aug. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be aware of words that are more offensive to others

Dear Annie: You recently wrote that an adult daughter was wrong to discard her mother’s pantry food without asking her first — even food that had expired. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 31, 2018:  More...

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