March 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local folks recall WW II vet’s visits

A group of Huntingdon residents were saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Guarnere, the World War II veteran popularized by the “Band of Brothers” book and HBO miniseries. Mr. Guarnere died early March 8 at age 90.  More...

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‘Burger King baby’ seeks birth mom on Facebook

In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fastfood restaurant. More...

Super PAC aims to help Pa. Dems in Legislature

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Washington-based super PAC that spent millions on behalf of Democratic candidates for the New Jersey Legislature last year plans to provide similar assistance in 2014 to Democrats running for Pennsylvania’s Republican- More...

Activists arrested in Philadelphia over XL oil pipeline

Associated Press  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building Monday in Philadelphia to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline and police arrested at least 24 people, organizers said.   More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Aversion to facts

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: As the writer of a letter that appeared in TDN Feb. 25 (A lot less hyperbole ...) asked that I not reply to him, I will make the following remarks to any who wishes to read: 1. More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

Huntingdon native selected as ranking JAG officer

Huntingdon native Dr. More...

Engaged to Wed

Alicia Pollock of New Grenada and Shawn Varner of Calvin are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Births

Matthew and Bethany Johnson of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Dann Matthew Johnson, Feb. 25, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Dann weighed 6 pounds, 1.6 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO PREVENT INJURY WHEN EXERCISING OUTDOORS

Many people take advantage of nice weather by exercising in the great outdoors. Some might skip the treadmill at the gym in favor of running at the park, while others join recreational sports leagues for some exercise and fun in the sun.   More...

GETTHESCOOPONSOYFOODS’HEALTHBENEFITS

The prevalence of soy products in recipes and ready-made foods has skyrocketed in recent years. More...

DID YOU KNOW

In November 2013, the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to ban all trans fats from food. More...

Horoscope

Hororscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 12, 2014:  More...

Leaders pulling for LOCAL Act

A local Congressman has cosponsored legislation that would restore the cooperative joint management arrangement formerly held between the U.S. More...

Demolition begins

Demolition began Monday on the former Pott’s Grocery Box on the corner of Ridgely and Elliot streets in Orbisonia Borough. More...

Last Alexandria council seat filled

Members of the Alexandria Borough Council filled an open seat that’s been empty since the November election at its regular meeting Monday evening.  More...

Mapleton grant resolution passed

At its regular monthly meeting Monday, Mapleton Borough Council passed a resolution in support of applying for a grant to complete a park project.  Jane Sheffield, executive director of the Allegheny Ridge Corp. More...

Local News

Walker Twp. supervisors table equipment purchases

Two pieces of equipment the Walker Township Board of Supervisors are considering purchasing have been put on hold for the time being following a lengthy discussion during Monday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

Tussey’s last day of classes, graduation set for June 10

weather surprises, students in the Tussey Mountain School District can expect to conclude their last day of school Tuesday, June 10.  The announcement was made by district superintendent Mark Bollman during Monday night’s school board work More...

Hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines jet widens to distant waters

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities are expanding their search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane to the Malacca Strait, far from its last confirmed location, the airline said Tuesday, injecting new mystery into an investigation that s More...

General News

E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sixers’ skid now at 17 straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th straight loss.  Amare Stoudemire added 23 points, and J.R. More...

Juniata sweeps Waynesburg

The Juniata College baseball team pounded out 18 hits and scored 14 runs on its way to two seven-inning wins over Waynesburg College, 8-4 and 6-1, to improve to 3-7 on the year.  More...

Penguins beat struggling Capitals 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals as Pittsburgh converted on two of its first three shots Monday night, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and the Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin’s struggling Washington Capitals 3-2.  More...

Chatter Box

Spring is on the way

Remember last week how I said March is like the “light at the end of the tunnel?” Well, the past few days have been good examples of that. More...

Start charging rent

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and I always had a good relationship with my father-in-law. When he divorced for the second time, we offered to let him live rent-free in the guesthouse behind our home.  More...

Doctor K

Untreated diabetes leads to serious complications

DEAR DOCTOR K: How does Type 1 diabetes differ from Type 2 diabetes?  DEAR READER: Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are different diseases, but they share many things in common. More...

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