March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents back ‘Our Town’

Members of WPSU once again came to Huntingdon to present information on their “Our Town” special which will feature Huntingdon this year. More...

SHC board discusses preliminary budget

Superintendent Tod Kline presented preliminary budget numbers for the 2013-14 school year to members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board at their workshop Tuesday evening. More...

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Local News

No snow damage

Magnolia tree buds, which appeared in recent days, were covered by new fallen snow this morning. More...

Area brief

Historical Society returns to normal hours   More...

Juries picked for three trials

A Mount Union man charged with five felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and unlawful contact/ communication with a child and five counts each of misdemeanor charges of corruption of minors and indecent assault with a More...

World  Free Access 

Study: No quick savings from workplace wellness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your bosses want you to eat your broccoli, hit the treadmill and pledge you’ll never puff on a cigarette. But a new study raises doubts that workplace wellness programs save the company money.  More...

Green cleaning for humans can still sicken pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the time nears for spring cleaning and companies offer more environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic cleaners, veterinarians say pet owners should keep in mind that what’s green to a human can be dangerous &mda More...

Mushers welcome rest at Alaska wilderness villages

ROHN, Alaska (AP) — Imagine standing on a sled behind a team of 16 dogs, traveling mile after desolate mile in the Alaska wilderness without any sign of other human life.  All of a sudden, lights shine off in the distance, the first villag More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 6   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Area sends four to Hershey

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships:

Everything that is put into a season comes down to this. The PIAA state wrestling championships take place Thursday thru Saturday at the GIANT Center in Hershey, with four local wrestlers in search of gold.  More...

People/Pastimes

Power up with protein-rich recipes

It takes a lot of energy to keep up with today’s busy lifestyle. Between juggling work, family, friends and activities, people are often looking for something to help them keep going. More...

United in Marriage

Karns-Irvin

Joseph Michael Karns and Erica Nicole Irvin were united in marriage May 26, 2012, at Brisbin Baptist Church, Brisbin. The Rev. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Ruth Fetterhoof of York who celebrates her 85th birthday tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, 2013. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 7:02 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 7, 2013:  More...

Late-winter storm

While parts of the country and state were pummeled by a late-winter snow storm, Huntingdon County had little accumulation this morning, although snow is expected to continue falling throughout most o More...

SAP&DC position disputed

Tuesday’s Huntingdon County Commissioners meeting brought some controversy regarding the appointment of a member-at-large to the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission. More...

Smithfield Twp. puts road projects on hold

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors announced during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night it has no plans for any major road projects this coming year. More...

Subscriber sweepstakes winners announced

Four subscribers of The Daily News each won a $25 gift certificate from participating merchants during the $1,000 Subscriber Sweepstakes. More...

State  Free Access 

Newspaper: Corbett, wife accepted $11,000 in gifts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife, Susan, accepted gifts including seats at professional sporting events, tickets to a gala for the Philadelphia Orchestra and private jet travel over a two-year period, a newspaper reported Tuesday. More...

Judge directs state tobacco fund to health coverage

HARRISBURG (AP) — A portion of Pennsylvania’s tobacco settlement proceeds must fund the defunct adultBasic health insurance program for lower-income adults or a similar plan, rather than be used to help balance the government budget or pa More...

Some people who were eligible lost Medicaid

HARRISBURG (AP) — About 3,000 people who had been bumped off the state’s Medicaid rolls amid a case review that alarmed advocates for the poor were found to be eligible for the health care program, Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon residents oppose public housing development

75 Years Ago  March 6 marks the opening of a Loyalty Crusade in the Huntingdon Stone Church of the Brethren. More...

Business News

Boscov’s chair inducted into PA Retailers’ Hall of Fame

The PA Retailers’ Association (PRA) is very proud and excited to announce Al Boscov will be the first inductee of the PA Retailers’ Hall of Fame. More...

Gardners Candies to expand manufacturing facility in Tyrone

Gardners Candies recently announced it will expand its current manufacturing facility in Tyrone. More...

Young, Oakes and Brown welcomes shareholder

James Berkhimer, CPA, has become a shareholder/principal with Young, Oakes, Brown & Company PC (YOBCO) of Altoona effective Jan. 1.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Pairings

By The Associated Press   The first-round pairings for the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships, Thursday through Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed by school, regional finish, grade and record. More...

Pirates shutout Spain’s WBC team

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was ironic that Ivan DeJesus Jr. More...

Teixeira out of WBC

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Teixeira’s stay with the U.S. team at the World Baseball Classic didn’t last long.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Fighting an uphill battle

Dear Annie: My boyfriend’s parents are truly wonderful people, but they have taught their son to rely solely on them. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Soda, powder ... Which one is right?

Dear Heloise: My mom has two different recipes for PUMPKIN ROLL. One of the recipes calls for 1 teaspoon baking soda, and the other calls for 1 teaspoon baking powder. What is the difference? More...

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