March 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Medic 68 has plans to return

Since January, Priority Medical Services or Medic 68 of Mount Union has not been operating after it voluntary took itself out of service after a spot inspection by Southern Alleghenies Emergency Medical Services (SAEMS).  According to Carl Moen, More...

Region has $1 million in unclaimed property

According to the state Department of Treasury, out of the $1.9 billion of unclaimed property in the commonwealth, approximately $1 million of that belongs to Huntingdon County residents.  More...

State  Free Access 

Paterno questions linger at meeting

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Sandusky charity asks to transfer cash

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky sought permission Friday to transfer money to a Texas ministry so that mentoring programs can be offered this spring.  More...

Corbett to revise lottery contract amid AG concern

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, March 17   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Maryland upsets Duke 83-74

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Dez Wells gave the floor a hard slap, and No. 2 Duke certainly felt it.  It knocked the Blue Devils out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament early — and maybe off the No. More...

Syracuse knocks off Georgetown

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Triche scored the go-ahead basket early in overtime and No. 19 Syracuse advanced to the Big East championship game with a 58-55 victory over No. More...

Bucs beat Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Sanchez pitched three strong innings and Garrett Jones and Ivan DeJesus Jr. each had two hits in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-2 exhibition victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.  More...

Healthy Living

FDA probes new pancreas risks with diabetes drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems. More...

Religion News

Kosher wine has evolved

If you remember when kosher wine meant mostly cheap and sweet, you probably also know that the second part is no longer true. More...

Meet the Pastor

Rev. Tyler Downing Petersburg-Bethel Presbyterian Church

Name: Rev. Tyler Downing Place of Birth: Columbus, Ga. Family: Rev. Downing and his wife, Virginia, have three sons, Andrew, Thomas and John, and a grandson. He is the son of Joyce Downing of Athens, Ga., and his father is deceased. More...

First Baptist Church birthday group meets

The Birthday Group of the First Baptist Church, Three Springs, met at Pizza Star II Wednesday, March 13, for their monthly meeting. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 18, 2013:  More...

County farmers face challenges

Huntingdon County farmers often pursue their profession from a sense of heritage despite a slew of challenges raised by the region’s geographic and economic profile.  More...

Residents favor new pope

Wednesday afternoon was met with cheers of rejoicing from 1.2 billion Catholics around the world as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, Argentina, now known as Pope Francis, was elected to be the first Jesuit pope and the first pope fro More...

Alex-Porter board approves payment plan

After nearly four months of requests from customers, the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority unanimously approved to put a payment plan in place during Thursday night’s monthly meeting for those residents who have had difficulty paying t More...

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Local News

Correction

The article regarding petitions for the spring municipal primary election published in the March 14 edition of The Daily News inaccurately quoted Huntingdon County voter registrar Lori Sheffield as saying by signing a candidate’s petition, one More...

Remaining drug suspect in custody

The last remaining suspect in the $14 million heroin ring is now in custody after turning himself in to law enforcement officers Friday.  Anthony Riskus, 21, Mount Union, is charged with one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, More...

Huntingdon Regional honors three with Firefighter of Year Award

Three Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue members were once again honored for their heroic efforts to save the life of Michelle Cerett when fire destroyed her Warm Springs Avenue home Jan. 5, 2012.  More...

General News

Poll finds attitude shift among working moms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey.  In the Pew Research Center study being released Thursday, researchers saw a big spike in t More...

1972 story inspired 4 Diamonds Fund

ELIZABETHTOWN (AP) — The assignment for Shirley Deichert’s eighth-grade class at Elizabethtown Middle School was for the students to write their autobiographies.  The teacher saw it as a way to challenge the members of her accelerate More...

First lady: Priority is ensuring ‘family is whole’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don’t socialize enough in Washington.  More...

People/Pastimes

Student News

Penn State adult student receives scholarship

A Penn State adult learner from Mount Union has been awarded an academic scholarship to continue her studies at the Penn State Lewistown Learning Center.  Tammy Snavely, a full-time student in the bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation and hu More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Jean Weir of Huntingdon who will celebrate her birthday tomorrow, Sunday, March 17, 2013. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Isabella Grace Chadwick who turned 4 years old March 9, 2013. Her proud parents are Jon and Jennifer (Heaster) Chadwick of Mount Holly Springs. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cutting dryer use Dryers are hard on budgets and clothes. When doing laundry, hang up T-shirts directly out of the washer in doorways to air dry. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t be afraid to set boundaries

Dear Annie: I desperately need your help. I thoroughly love my solitude. I love to garden, cook, sew and read. I grill every few weeks and make it a fantastic outdoor experience just for me.  More...

Doctor K

Right level of vitamin D is source of controversy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve read a lot about vitamin D deficiency in the news. How much do I need? Where can I get it?  DEAR READER: I try to make things clear, but the value of vitamin D supplements is complicated. Here it is in a nutshell.  More...

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