April 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB opens sidewalk bids

Daily News Staff Writer The proposed improvement project for the sidewalk, fencing and embankments along Standing Stone Avenue at War Vets Field moved closer to becoming a reality Monday night as the Huntingdon Area School Board opened three bids for More...

‘Blood moon’ not seen, more eclipses to come

Daily News Staff Writer While clouds and rain may have obscured the view of Huntingdon County residents, portions of the United States witnessed a total lunar eclipse early this morning. More...

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State  Free Access 

Police: School stabber apparently behind threats

Associated Press MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack, according to a search warrant. More...

Architecture critic wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture writer, Inga Saffron, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for criticism on Monday for work the awards committee said blended “expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into a More...

Pennsylvania trooper acquitted of assault charge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal jury returned a not guilty verdict Monday in the trial of a state trooper accused of assaulting a suspect by stomping on his head as the man lay face-down and handcuffed on his kitchen floor. More...

Local Sports

Southern rallies for win

By DENNY SROKA Contributing Writer More...

Central Mountain tops Bearcats 4-3

Huntingdon’s tennis team wasn’t able to maintain the momentum after getting its first win last Wednesday. The Bearcats hosted Central Mountain Monday and dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker. More...

Tussey stays unbeaten with 5-1 win over JB

Tussey Mountain’s tennis team continued to step up by recording a 5-1 victory over visiting James Buchanan Monday afternoon. The win lifts the Titans to 7-0 for the spring More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fast start propels Trojans over ’Cats

Assistant Sports Editor While Huntingdon’s struggles both in the field and at the plate continue, Mount Union continued to fire on all cylinders during Monday afternoon’s nonleague contest on the Bearcat diamond. More...

Trojans suspended: games postponed

The Mount Union baseball team made the long trip to Allport Monday to take on West Branch in an ICC-North contest, but will have to go back. More...

Titans open busy week with 5-0 win

Tussey Mountain got a threegame week started in good fashion at Chestnut Ridge Monday. Daniel Taylor worked a sevenhit shutout and the Titans won 5-0. Taylor (3-1) stayed in the strike zone, walking one and striking out seven. More...

Chatter Box

A time of renewal

There is something about the week leading up to Easter, Holy Week as it’s known. There’s a sense of renewal among folks. Of course, the glorious weather we experienced the past few days has certainly helped. More...

Healthy Living

FUN WAYS TO BE A FIT FAMI LY

Obesity is a global epidemic affecting people of all ages. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese, while Statistics Canada notes about 25 percent of Canadians are obese. More...

HEALTHY MEALS MADE FAST

Busy families are increasingly looking to free up time in their busy schedules. While certain shortcuts can make daily life more manageable, families sometimes pay too steep a price in their efforts to save time. More...

DID YOU KNOW

According to Age in Place, nearly 60 percent of available senior income is being spent on housing and healthcare, and those expenditures do not include transportation or food. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Such concerns merit further discussion ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am 27 and am engaged to my 26-year-old fiancee. However, she recently told me about her college days, which included a lot of sex with both men and women, sometimes in groups. She said she really enjoyed it, but it is in the past. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 16, 2014: More...

Group to assist with police talk

Daily News Staff Writer A local nonprofit organization will team up with the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College to conduct a “facilitated dialogue” to address the issue of police coverage in Petersburg and A More...

‘Blueprint’ effort highlighted

Daily News Staff Writer Mapleton Borough Council voted Monday evening to pass a resolution to become the second community in Huntingdon County to participate in the Blueprint Communities Program. More...

Walker Twp. leaders plan to replace signs

Daily News Staff Writer Walker Township supervisors made plans Monday night during their monthly meeting to replace road signs that do not meet state reflectivity standards. More...

Part-time employee hired for Alexandria

Daily News Staff Writer Members of Alexandria Borough Council approved hiring a part-time employee to do small maintenance duties at their monthly meeting Monday evening. More...

Obituaries

Local News

Young musicians perform

Seventh through ninth grade students from across Huntingdon County joined in concert Monday night for the annual countywide junior high band program. More...

Police Log

Criminal trespassing

SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report charges are pending against Caleb Coburn, 23, Huntingdon, for allegedly entering Walmart at 6716 Towne Center Blvd. at 3:33 p.m. when he was not authorized to do so. More...

Behind the GOP’s unhealthy attack

To borrow a cute term William Safire penned for Spiro Agnew, the “nattering nabobs of negativism” carrying on about the evils of the Affordable Care Act aren’t going to roll back the health insurance overhaul they like to deride as More...

General News

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. More...

EU ministers blame Russia for Ukraine interference

Associated Press LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Deploring what they called yet more Russian interference in Ukraine, European Union foreign ministers debated Monday if further sanctions against Russia should be imposed. More...

World stocks recover after strong US data

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered Monday as strong economic and corporate news from the U.S. offset concerns about the crisis in Ukraine. A 1.1 percent rise in U.S. More...

Editorial

Discrimination costs money

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

The church and the will

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

Make an effort

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalms 11:2 More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dominick Francis Peruso III who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. His proud parents are Dominick Jr. More...

Heath-England

Lindsay England and Clinton Heath, both of Enola, were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. More...

Engaged to Wed

Huisken-Claar Scott Claar of Huntingdon, along with Harlan and Lesli Dragstra of Edgerton, Minn., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Claar, to Brandon Huisken, son of Phil and More...

Doctor K

Talk to your kids early about cyberbullying

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter will be starting middle school this year. How can I protect her from cyberbullying? More...