March 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Southside Elementary adopts ‘positive’ program

Huntingdon’s Southside Elementary School recently implemented a new program designed to instruct students in expected conduct and reinforce and recognize positive behavior.  More...

‘Unclaimed’ listing in today’s edition

A full page advertisement appears in today’s edition of The Daily News with a listing of people, businesses and nonprofit organizations that should contact the Pennsylvania Treasury.  Each year, newspapers in every corner of the commonweal More...

Local News

Huntingdon Borough streets to be closed for construction

Motorists and residents are being advised of various street closings this week as the ongoing combined sewer separation project continues in Huntingdon Borough.  The street closings began this morning at 7 a.m., as crews started working in the a More...

Police Log

MU incidents   MOUNT UNION— Mount Union Borough police report the following incidents:  More...

Area brief

Mount Union Easter Egg Hunt and Parade

MOUNT UNION — Young people and people from the community and area are invited to the Mount Union Community Easter Egg Hunt and Parade Saturday, March 24, at the Mount Union Area High School, North Shaver Street, Mount Union. More...

World  Free Access 

Apple to pay dividend, start stock buybacks

NEW YORK (AP) — After amassing a huge cash hoard, Apple Inc. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Cahrist, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon loses two more coaches

With the Huntingdon Area School District Board of Education considering annual review of all its head coaching positions, that action has already been implemented to some degree by a rash of resignations over the last couple months.  More...

Swim league honors three Bearcats

Three Huntingdon swimmers have been named 2011-12 Central Western Alleghenies Aqua Conference swimming all-stars.  Junior Matt Bair, who swam in the PIAA Class AA Championships last Friday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, made the boys&rsquo More...

Rain shortens Bearcat debut in 5-0 to Lions

High School Tennis:

Rain cut short Huntingdon’s 2012 tennis opener against visiting Altoona Monday afternoon, but not before the visiting Mountain Lions had swept all five singles matches to clinch a 5-0 victory. Both doubles matches were rained out.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Pennsylvania’s highway spending fork in the road

Motorists frustrated with high gas prices should be on the alert — your pain at the pump could get worse, and it has nothing to do with Middle East tensions or gas company profits. More...

Business tax creation

By CHARLES A. BIERBACH The Patriot News of Harrisburg last week on the issue of corporate taxation in Pennsylvania, and the fact that various businesses try to skirt that obligation by looking outside the commonwealth to pay lower taxes. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Jacob Ralph Morgan who turned 1 year old Saturday, March 17, 2012. He is the son of Ralph Morgan Jr. and Wendy Hawn of Hill Valley Road, Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday to Owen Lee Yoder who turned 1 year old yesterday, Monday, March 19, 2012. Owen is the son of Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. His proud grandparents are J. Mark Yoder of Belleville, Allen Leidy Sr. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 11! Happy birthday to Bradley Mark Houp who turns 11 years old today, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He is the son of Mark and Pam Houp of Huntingdon, and the brother of Bethany. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t simmer silently!

Dear Annie: My wife of three years always seems to have something derogatory to say about “Janie,” my 20-year-old daughter from my first marriage. If Janie vacuums, my wife says she didn’t do it right. More...

Doctor K

Adult acne has many treatment options

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my mid-50s plagued with acne for the first time in my life. Please help!  DEAR READER: Most people get acne in childhood — about 80 percent of teenagers suffer from it. More...

Special Sections

Huntingdon man fires shots

A Huntingdon Borough man who was reportedly distraught is currently undergoing an evaluation at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital after he allegedly fired several shots into the ground Monday night at approximately 10:35 p.m. More...

Tussey Mt. board rejects West Chester band show

By a roll call vote of 7-1, the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education Monday evening rejected an offer for the West Chester University Marching Band to perform at a Sept. More...

Salvation Army-made fudge

Members of the Huntingdon County chapter of the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary recently met at the Trough Creek Valley Fire Hall where they spent the day making 300 pounds of four different kinds of More...

State  Free Access 

State may get rare chance to help pick GOP nominee

HARRISBURG (AP) — For the first time in more than 30 years, there’s a chance that Republicans in Pennsylvania will have a hand in deciding who will be the party’s presidential nominee.  But it may not necessarily happen by push More...

Parents: Slain American loved teaching in Yemen

HARRISBURG (AP) — Joel Shrum had already traveled abroad several times and had a growing interest in helping people in far-flung places, yet his parents were still surprised when he told them he planned to move to Yemen to learn Arabic.  More...

Santorum spending Illinois primary night in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG (AP) — As Illinois Republicans vote in the state’s presidential primary, GOP hopeful Rick Santorum is reconnecting with a son of Illinois remembered for one afternoon he spent in Pennsylvania.  More...

General News

A choice between the truly bad and merely awful

In Greek mythology it’s known as being between Scylla and Charybdis. Logicians sometimes call it Morton’s Fork. And ordinary folks refer to it as finding oneself between a rock and a hard place or between the devil and the deep blue sea. More...

Killing American terrorism suspects

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder thinks it’s legal to kill American terrorism suspects overseas without any judicial review or public notice. More...

PRIDE auction list provides guide for Telethon

Table 1  1. Full-sized Bedspread (Friend of PRIDE)  2. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (James Bilger)  3. Chair Hinged Boxes (Mary’s Bargains)  4. Lamp (Isett Acres Museum); Case Of Bottled Water (Tulpehocken Water Co.)  5. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

All Denver needs is Peyton’s autograph ... on a contract

DENVER (AP) — All that’s needed is Peyton Manning’s autograph.  After being pursued by teams around the NFL, the QB with four MVP awards is headed to the land of John Elway and Tim Tebow, agreeing to a contract with Denver tha More...

Parallel coaches’ paths will intersect

BATON ROUGE, La. More...

UConn’s defense smothers K-State

NCAA Women’s Basketball:

KINGSTON REGIONAL Connecticut 72, Kansas St. 26  BRIDGEPORT, Conn. More...

Chatter Box

Blessings of spring in full bloom

What a difference a week makes! A week of warm temperatures and sunshine has the grass turning green and trees, bushes and flowers blooming with color. It seemed like the golden yellow forsythia filled with color overnight. More...

Healthy Living

GARDEN INJURIES A MAJOR CONCERN

Gardening is often described as a relaxing and bene.cial hobby regardless of a person’s age. While time outdoors in the garden can prove calming and enjoyable, there is a dark side to gardening as well. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 21, 2012:  More...

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