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HASD budget is work in progress

Business administrator Melinda Stuck provided the Huntingdon Area School Board with the district’s 2012-2013 preliminary budget which was ultimately approved at Monday’s monthly meeting. More...

West Chester band will perform at Tussey

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening voted unanimously to allow the 325-member West Chester University (WCU) marching band to perform at a post game show following a Sept. More...

Local News

Police Log

Paraphernalia found   HUNTINGDON BORO. — State police at Huntingdon reported a traffic stop April 30 at Penn and Seventh streets led to a search of the vehicle. More...

World  Free Access 

Oregon workers awarded $332K in toilet fight

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two workers who claimed they were forced to urinate in a bucket have been awarded $332,000 after a jury found they were fired for complaining to Oregon regulators about the lack of an onsite toilet.  More...

Fact Check

Romney oversimplifies debt ‘inferno’

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried the “prairie fire” of U.S. debt Tuesday, he ignored some of the sparks that set it ablaze. More...

Who’s who? Obama, Romney projecting mirror image

WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s a smug, Harvard-trained elitist who doesn’t get how regular Americans are struggling these days. More extreme than he lets on, he’s keeping his true agenda hidden until after Election Day. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Work of art

‘Vintage’ Trojans shut out Marion Center 7-0

Face P-O in Friday 6-AA baseball final at Altoona For a team that looked nothing like Rembrandt at times this spring, yesterday’s District Six Class AA semifinal win was vintage Mount Union. More...

Two playoffs reset for today

Monday’s District Five Class A first-round playoff game between seventh-seeded Tussey Mountain and 10th-ranked Shade was postponed due to wet grounds at Saxton. The game has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m. More...

Southern votes not to renew Ditty’s pact

In its annual review of winter sports coaching positions during last night’s regular monthly meeting, the Southern Huntingdon County Board of Education voted 5-4 not to renew the supplementary contract with boys’ basketball head coach And More...

Editorial

Commentary

America’s sick public sector

The economic statistics are widely reported. The private sector of America’s still-fragile economy is recovering, albeit slowly. More...

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Chatter Box

A busy time of year

This time of year always feels like a busy one at The Daily News offices. We’re wrapping up our Press Club with a luncheon today and reporters are busy preparing for Memorial Day festivities and graduations.  More...

Healthy Living

Is popcorn a new superfood?

Move over fruits and vegetables. Popcorn might have more antioxidants and be more capabale of improving the immune system than many items in the produce aisle.   More...

Good health starts with the skin

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects you from harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause infections. It also helps your body sense the outside world and regulate your body temperature.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Follow your fiance’s advice and bite your tongue!

Dear Annie: My brother and sister and I had an amazing childhood. Our parents stressed the importance of hard work and education. The three of us got advanced degrees, and my sister and I entered the workforce after graduation.  More...

Doctor K

Natural sources of sweetness are better than artificial

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m trying to lose weight, so I’ve switched to artificial sweeteners. But are they really a good alternative to sugar?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer if born after 4:31 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 23, 2012:  More...

SHC support staff rallies for positions

Teachers, former teachers, paraeducators, cafeteria workers, custodial workers and others lined the front entrance to the Southern Huntingdon County High School for a rally in support of the district’s support staff employees Monday evening. More...

MUASD approves tentative tax hike

The Mount Union Area School District’s roughly $19.6 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year received tenta- tive approval Mond a y from the school board which split over a proposed tax increase.  More...

Three Springs Homecoming begins Thursday

Looking for some good food and good fun for the entire family? If so, the annual Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co.-Lions Homecoming Carnival is the place to go.  The carnival begins Thursday, May 24, and extends through May 27. More...

State  Free Access 

TV blitz begins, but is Pa. really a swing state?

HARRISBURG (AP) — The advertising onslaught of the fall presidential election has begun in Pennsylvania and a handful of other states that may be up for grabs between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.  More...

Convicted Sen. Orie submits resignation

HARRISBURG (AP) — Convicted Pennsylvania state Sen. Jane Orie stepped down from her seat Monday, a few days after her state Supreme Court justice sister was charged with similar allegations she used taxpayer-funded staff for campaigns.  More...

Future pension benefits of public workers eyed

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s approach to a looming spike in pension obligations for state and public school employees should include a discussion of reducing the cost of current workers’ future benefits, even if it means challen More...

General News

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Saxton post office to open in new building

75 Years Ago  The Riddlesburg furnace of the Colonial Iron Co. will be “blown” late today and one of the Broad Top’s major industries will start work again after being closed down for a number of years.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sports ... in Brief

Former WVU coach Bill Stewart dies   More...

OKC bounces Lakers in five

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ramon Sessions did the best he could to keep Russell Westbrook from making a high-flying dunk that would energize the Oklahoma City Thunder.  No matter.  Even with his feet flat on the ground, Westbrook found a wa More...

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People/Pastimes

Engaged to wed

Salvatore and Lisa Cuffari of Bellmawr, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Cuffari, to Matthew Rosenhoover, the son of Curt and Susan Rosenhoover of Haddon Heights, N.J.  The bride-to-be is a graduate of Stockton College, More...

Engaged to wed

Jeffrey and Stacey Knepper of Mapleton are pleased to announce the engagement of their, daughter Heather Renee Knepper, to Zachary James Walters of Mount Union.  More...

Engaged to wed

S. Michael and Janet Mowrer of Petersburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Mowrer, to Julian DiGilio, son of Julia Bukowski and Nicholas DiGilio, both of North East.  More...

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