April 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

JC students use break to serve others

For many college students, spring break is a time to relax at home or take a trip with friends to that favored beach destination, but for Juniata College students from Huntingdon County, it was a time to serve others and gain new perspectives.  More...

Local News

MU Borough Police continue investigation

The investigation continues into the theft of telephone wires in Mount Union Borough early March 30 that resulted in approximately 600 residents losing land line phone or cellphone service.  Approximately 250-400 feet of telephone lines were di More...

Area briefs

TMSDEF recognizes donors, requests distinguished alumni nominations   SAXTON — The Tussey Mountain School District Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization. More...

Police Log

Harassment State police at Lewistown report that Jerry Hicks, 29, Mount Union, has been accused of harassing Megan Heidel, 25 More...

World  Free Access 

Dozens shimmy, shake to protest dance tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of people protesting a decades-old state tax on dance venues swayed, kicked and twirled to the rhythm of music Monday in support of a repeal being considered by lawmakers in Washington state.  More...

Should laws be colorblind? Supreme Court weighs in

EDITOR’S NOTE — “America at the Tipping Point: The Changing Face of a Nation” is an occasional series examining the cultural mosaic of the U.S. and its historic shift to a majority-minority nation. More...

Local Sports

Shugarts back as Trojan grid coach

The Mount Union Area School Board Monday evening unanimously voted to name Dayton Shugarts football coach of the 2013 season.  The motion to hire Shugarts was made by Andrew Ketner and seconded by Andrea Christoff. More...

Juniata’s Snyder named to USA D-3 All-Star team

Junior Alicia Snyder (Northern Lebanon) has been named to the USA D-3 Soccer All Star Team for the 2013 Brazil Tour, USA Sports Tours & Events announced last week. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Woodcock Reflections   Several weeks ago I was saddened to receive an email advising me that good friend Lincoln “Abe” Lang had passed away. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Encourage our commissioners

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Supreme Court prognostication

There is certainly not much money to be made trying to predict what the United States Supreme Court will decide in any particular case. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Farm-Home-Garden

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...

Chatter Box

Getting away from cold temperatures

While some folks have been complaining about the cold and dreary weather, Huntingdon resident Thelma Jones did something about it — she set sail last month aboard Norweigian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America and enjoyed 80-degree temperature More...

Healthy Living

HEALTHY LIVING

STRENGTH TRAINING TIPS FOR WOMEN

Weightlifting has long been an activity associated with men. When asked to describe a typical weightlifter, many people would likely begin describing a man. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a disease that affects the part of the back of the eye called the macula. This may cause the center part of a person’s vision to become blurry or wavy. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Exercise or yoga may be helpful for some with PTSD

Dear Annie: My father, my brothers and I all served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Only my father and I deployed to combat areas. More...

Doctor K

Lumpectomy effective treatment in some cases

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with earlystage breast cancer. My doctor wants me to consider a lumpectomy plus radiation. But wouldn’t a mastectomy be more effective?  More...

Special Sections

New bill tracks OTC drug sales

A system to help monitor and electronically track the sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine and other over-the-counter cold and sinus drugs is in the hands of the state Senate after the state House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 602 More...

MUASB reviews heating unit plan

A project aiming to deliver improved cooling and heating to the Mount Union Area School District’s three elementary buildings is slated to go out to bid mid-week, according to a representative from the architectural firm working on the project. More...

Liberty board plans road projects

The Liberty Township Supervisors, meeting in a brief session Monday evening, announced plans for several spring road maintenance projects and awarded a bid for work on the former Stonerstown Elementary School.  More...

Fire volunteers dispute coverage

Fire chiefs from four southern Huntingdon County fire companies agreed to work together on mutual aid calls in their respective coverage areas during Monday evening’s Cromwell Township meeting.  More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett Medicaid meeting comes as revenue lags

HARRISBURG (AP)Gov. Tom Corbett’s meeting with U.S. More...

Report predicts ever-bigger Lake Erie algae blooms

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It was the largest algae bloom in Lake Erie’s recorded history — a scummy, toxic blob that oozed across nearly onefifth of the lake’s surface during the summer and fall of 2011. More...

Sen. Casey says he now supports gay marriage

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday that he favors gay marriage, the latest of several lawmakers to change positions on the issue now before the U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Good Friday blaze destroys Stone Creek Ridge home

75 Years Ago An agreement by Gov. George H. Earle has averted a walkout of an estimated 15,000 union workmen employed in the state authority’s $65,000,000 institutional improvement program. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 2   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harpers’ homers enough for Nats

National League Roundup:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 batters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the season with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins o More...

Tigers beat Twins 4-2

American League Roundup:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Verlander won on opening day for the first time in six tries, pitching five shutout innings at frosty Target Field and sending the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monda More...

Blackhawks edge Predators 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Defenseman Michal Rozsival scored in the fifth round of shootout after Jonathan Toews also connected in the tiebreaker, and the Chicago Blackhawks pulled out a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.  Rozsival, More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Carrie and Kenneth Gordon, both of Mapleton, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Renae Miller, to Lee Ross Shultz IV, the son of Lee and Ellen Shultz, both of Huntingdon.  The couple met Sept. More...

Engaged to wed

Aimee Hammon of Goldsboro, N.C., and Nicholas Stockdale of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., are proud to announce their engagement.  More...

Take time for tapenades

The ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 3, 2013: More...

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