April 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tussey board reviews bids

Meeting in its monthly workshop session Monday evening, the Tussey Mountain School Board reviewed a list of bids which are expected to be approved at the regular board meeting Monday, April 15. More...

Chamber pushes prevailing wage resolution

The board of directors of the Huntingdon County Chamber unanimously passed its own resolution to support raising the threshold of the prevailing wage and allowing school districts and municipalities to opt out of the wage during its monthly meeting M More...

Local News

Area briefs

Morris Twp. EMA coordinator reports on illegal dumping   More...

Police Log

Possession   More...

Correction

In the April 6 edition of The Daily News, the Smithfield Township story stated G&H Anderson LLC was removing shale from the Crooked Creek area. Instead, the company is not removing shale from any location in the township. More...

World  Free Access 

Amtrak ridership hits record levels

NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak says ridership has increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak’s history.  More...

Budget will make parties unhappy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning friend and foe alike: They’re not going to like every part of President Barack Obama’s budget when it is released this week.  More...

Crews find bodies of NC children trapped in dirt

STANLEY, N.C. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gritty Cardinals give Petino 2nd NCAA title

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

ATLANTA (AP) — What a week for Rick Pitino! He’s elected to the Hall of Fame. His horse is headed to the Kentucky Derby. More...

MVP Hancock saves title for Cards

ATLANTA (AP) — Some might say Luke Hancock won the national title game for the Louisville Cardinals. Others might say he simply saved it for them.  More...

Kessel leads Leafs to win

TORONTO (AP) — Phil Kessel scored twice to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night to open an important home-and-home series between the Eastern Conference rivals.  Toronto (22-13-4) remained fif More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley seniors hold monthly meeting

The Juniata Valley Senior Citizens’ monthly board of directors and membership meeting was held March 20.  The meeting was called to order by president Bob Wargo, who led the group with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the f More...

Births

Holli and Parker Smith of Alexandria are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dakota Martin Smith, March 14, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Dakota weighed 9 pounds, 9.7 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

A forecast full of fun

Get kids outdoors no matter what weather looks like

Parents often keep a running list of rainy day activities, crafts and games to keep kids indoors when the forecast is soggy. More...

Healthy Living

UNDERSTANDING AND DIAGNOSING HEARING LOSS

The ears are sensitive sensory organs of the body that are susceptible to damage, including hearing impairment or loss.   More...

NATURAL WAYS TO EASE ARTHRITIS PAIN

A leading cause of disability in the United States and elsewhere, arthritis can be a debilitating disease. Pain and stiffness are the leading symptoms, and millions of people seek relief from arthritis every year.   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries if born before 8:22 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 10, 2013:  More...

Water tap issues continue in MU

During Monday’s meeting of the Mount Union Municipal Authority (MUMA) a letter from the Shirley Township General Authority (STGA) to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminded many board members of a temper-raising issue.&n More...

Walker supervisor appointed

An area businessman will fill a vacant position on the Walker Township board of supervisors for the remainder of the year.  During Monday’s regular meeting of the board of supervisors, Robert “Chipper” Hess was unanimously appr More...

Todd supervisors talk summer road projects

Todd Township supervisors Bruce Lane, Matt Barnett and chairman Dennis Runk announced Monday evening the township will be accepting sealed proposals for materials for the township’s summer road projects.  More...

State  Free Access 

US Rep is first woman to declare gov.candidacy

HARRISBURG (AP) — U.S. Rep. More...

Lawmakers hope to drive government reform actions

HARRISBURG (AP) — State lawmakers are joining a newly formed government reform caucus and hoping that recent scandals and its bipartisan membership will help propel their bills into law, state senators said Monday.  More...

Blair, in state, calls Thatcher ‘towering figure’

EASTON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday eulogized Margaret Thatcher as a “remarkable and towering figure” who will be missed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  Blair spoke about his predecessor durin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New announcer joins WHUN/WRLR staff

75 Years Ago  Chief of Police D.L. Rupert received the fifth diploma from the National Safety Council in recognition of the fact that Huntingdon had no fatal motor vehicle accidents within the municipal limits during the year 1937. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 9   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

Titans get by Tyrone 4-3

High School Tennis:

Tussey Mountain’s tennis team won three singles matches and one of the two doubles matches to earn a 4-3 victory Monday afternoon at Tyrone.  The win lifts the Titans to 2-3 for the season.  More...

Rockets roll to 12-0 win at Juniata Valley

High School Softball:

Southern Huntingdon’s Brianna Brodbeck came very close to tossing a perfect game during Monday afternoon’s Inter-County Conference interdivisional contest with Juniata Valley at Belinda Field in Alexandria.  More...

Bearcats blank PO 8-0

High School Baseball:

The Huntingdon baseball team seems to like playing at Blair’s Field.  The Bearcats got solid pitching, good defense and enough offense to produce an 8-0 Mountain League victory over Philipsburg Monday afternoon.  The win lifts the Bea More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Rural Roads Safety Week

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The Huntingdon County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week Sunday, April 14, through Saturday, April 20, by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring.&n More...

Grade Z idea

Federal government has no place in college classrooms

If a college freshman stepped onto a campus where the administration spent months eviscerating each other over petty slights instead of balancing the budget or refusing to name a dean because a faction of the faculty resent his work on committees, th More...

Return of the brown shirts

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” — George Santayana.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock Market

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

Welcome warm weather

OK folks, this is what everyone’s been waiting for — spring! A week ago we were complaining about the cold temperatures, but I suspect by mid-week some folks may be thinking the mid 70s is too warm for April. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Screening for alcoholism is important

Dear Annie: I wanted to share a bit of what it’s like to be the family member of a person who drinks too much. I know. I had more than 40 years of experience by the time I finally sought answers. More...

Doctor K

Studying how cells age may lead to anti-aging treatments

DEAR DOCTOR K: I see advertisements about various treatments that stop your cells from aging. Is there anything to that? What happens to our cells as we age?  More...

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