March 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax refunds offer chance to ‘reset’

Tax time for many Americans means receiving a refund, but there are ways to avoid splurging and spending to make that money matter.  More...

PennDoT crews work to address potholes on state roadways

PennDOT crews are aggressively patrolling the streets, addressing the growing number of potholes appearing on state-maintained roads. More...

Local News

Emergency crews aid Allenport residents

Emergency crews responded to reports of a dwelling fire just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday at 11546 Juniata Ave., Allenport, Mount Union, to discover the cause was a malfunctioning furnace.  More...

Police Log

Loitering   WAYNE TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — A 30-year-old Wayne Township woman reported to state police at Lewistown someone was looking through her windows at night at 9:30 p.m. March 10 in the area of state Route 103 south. More...

HRFR members recognized for outstanding contributions

Members of Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue (HRFR) gathered to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments Saturday night in Freedom Hall at the Oasis of Love Church, Walker Township.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 19 AIDS Intervention o The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944- 2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State crowns four; third straight title

NCAA Wrestling Championship:

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bo Nickal isn’t known for demonstrative displays of raw emotion.  Clinching an NCAA championship with a vengeful pin over a longtime rival brought it out of the Penn State 184- pounder on Saturday night.  More...

Blazers beat Clippers for 13th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 23 points and CJ McCollum added 21 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to their 13th straight victory, 122-109 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.  More...

Penn State tops Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tony Carr scored 24 points to extend his Penn State sophomore scoring record, Josh Reaves had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Nittany Lions beat Notre Dame 73-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Opioid use among the older population

Addicted seniors a serious problem:

The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets. More...

Fainting spells for elderly linked to blood clots

Falls are one of the greatest risk factors for injury among the aging population. When falls are attributed to fainting spells, people may be very eager to get to the source of the fall. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus if born before 12:16 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 20, 2018: More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2018 1:20 PM

Police investigating robbery

By KAYLA HANDYStaff Writer More...

Active shooter training hosted

Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Residents get info about co-op option

A presentation was given to folks dedicated to bringing better and faster internet to residents of Mill Creek Hollow Saturday evening about potentially forming an internet co-op.  Jason Weaver, who has previously worked for Verizon and Windstrea More...

State  Free Access 

Democrats bore Lamb’s centrism, unified on other core issues

JEFFERSON HILLS (AP) — To help explain Tuesday’s stunning special U.S. More...

York man piloted the longest nonstop blimp flight ever

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Robert Bowser joined the Navy in November 1941, a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. More...

Winning $457 million ticket sold in Pennsylvania

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday’s drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million. More...

General News

Damaging hail, tornadoes threaten southeast US

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 29 million people face a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring hail the size of tennis balls, damaging winds and strong tornadoes to the southeastern United States, forecasters said. More...

Local Sports

Hornets surge past Steelers

Juniata Valley’s girls continued their march toward a second straight trip to the PIAA Class 1A championship game with a 67-38 win over District 10 runnerup Farrell Saturday afternoon at Armstrong High School in Kittanning.  Sophomore Hal More...

Hornets will play at Altoona

Juniata Valley and Bishop Carrol are not strangers to the PIAA Class 1A playoffs. More...

Five area gridders are honored

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame held its 21st annual banquet Sunday in State College.  Five area football players were recognized during the program.  The area scholastic players More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrating Girl Scouts

Lillyanna Bliss, a local Juliette Girl Scout, worked to sell cookies at Couch’s Subs and Groceries near McAlevys Fort Saturday to raise money to go to Girl Scout camp. More...

Happy Birthday

For more information on submitting a birthday, call 643-4040, ext. 132.   More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Pregnant wife demands vaccinations

Dear Annie: My wife is pregnant with our first child. She’s due in a few weeks and recently asked me to get a vaccine for whooping cough (Tdap). I got the vaccine. More...

Hints from Heloise

Disgusting diaper disposal

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about disposable diapers that are not disposed of properly. — Heloise  More...

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