April 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB finalizes calendar changes

Mount Union Area School District students will be wrapping up the 2013-14 year Friday, June 6, as decided by the school board in a split vote Monday night. More...

Relay will come through county

A non-stop relay of runners from Los Angeles to Boston, which will include a total of 2,000 runners from beginning to end, will soon make its way through the county.  One Run for Boston is a coast-tocoast relay that supports One Fund Boston, an More...

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Local News

Coaldale Water Corp. structure rebuilt

Last week, The Daily News reported on progress being made by the Coaldale Water Corp. to have a new water treatment plant building constructed following destruction of its former building by a February snow storm. More...

Cromwell officials say sewage project to be beneficial

As Cromwell Township nears the end of a long struggle to bring sewage to the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas, many are wondering what the system will mean for residents of the area.  Supervisor Buzz Gutshall said the project will totally open More...

Area briefs

Civil jury selection canceled   HUNTINGDON CO. — The civil jury selection for Monday, April 7, has been canceled.  If anyone has any questions, they are asked to call Huntingdon County Court Administrator Alexa McGraw at 643-5078. More...

General News

GMA’s anchor leaving for NBC Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s top-rated “Good Morning America” has suffered its second personnel defection in four months, with news anchor Josh Elliott telling the network that he’s leaving for a job at NBC Sports.  ABC Ne More...

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon manufacturing plant begins production under new name

75 Years Ago  The annual Dutch Lunch sponsored by the No. 2 Fire Co. of Huntingdon will be held in the uptown fire hall April 7. The event is one of several new features being offered by the fire company this year.  More...

Editorial

Historic preservation

In the March 27 edition of The Daily News, Tom Yoder wrote an excellent piece on the historic charm of Huntingdon, especially in the downtown section. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending March 28

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 28.  House  More...

Our Readers Write

Support speaks loudly  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Isabella Rose Fortney, who turns 8 years old today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Her proud parents are Todd and Melody Fortney of Hill Valley, Mount Union. More...

Student News

Local student completes studies   Stephanie Harmer graduated from Penn State University Altoona Campus Dec. 21, 2013, with a bachelor of science degree in business and accounting.  More...

Doctor K

Mental exercises may slow age-related memory loss

DEAR DOCTOR K: As I get older, I’ve noticed that I have more trouble remembering certain types of information. But other types of memory are as strong as ever. Is this true, or just wishful thinking on my part?  More...

Special Sections

Obamacare may benefit residents

Daily News Staff Writer  The deadline has come and gone to sign up on the insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but what does it mean for the future of health care in Huntingdon County and beyond?  Across the stat More...

Act 60 could affect seasonal hirings

A controversial new unemployment law that prevents seasonal employees from collecting full-time unemployment benefits may also change the way local businesses hire, especially those starting to hire for the 2014 tourism season.  More...

Sen. supports transparency bill

One state senator is supporting a bill that calls for accountability for himself and his fellow legislators.  State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

State  Free Access 

Jury: White officers falsely arrested black teen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three white officers accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of beating a black performing arts high school student falsely arrested him but didn’t use excessive force, a jury found Monday, awarding him $119,000 in dam More...

Pro-marijuana supporters rally in State Capitol

HARRISBURG (AP) — A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws — for a variety of reasons — took their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday with a two-hour rally.  More...

Spanier asks federal court to halt criminal case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier filed a federal lawsuit Monday that seeks to put an end to his state court prosecution for an alleged criminal cover up of child sex abuse complaints about former assistant football c More...

Local Sports

Junior High Results

Baseball McConnellsburg 17 Tussey Mountain 2   McConnellsburg scored nine runs in the bottom of the first and kept adding on over the next two innings to record a 17-2 win over visiting Tussey Mountain Monday afternoon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagles hold off Bearcats 6-4

Tyrone took advantage of every opportunity it got to score five first-inning runs against visiting Huntingdon Monday afternoon. More...

Phillies win slugfest in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. More...

Tussey wins 8-5 at McConnellsburg

Tussey Mountain moved its game to McConnellsburg Monday and was able to remain undefeated on the season. Ashley Clark and Mckenna Curfman each had two RBI in an 8-5 win for the Titans over the Spartans.  More...

Chatter Box

Has spring finally sprung?

It looks like spring has finally sprung — at least for this week. Who knows what it will be like next week, though. April weather is still a bit unpredictable, but we’re getting closer to green grass and blossoms.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Talk to dentist about concerns ANNIE

Dear Annie: As a registered nurse and a patient who has had many dental procedures, I cringe every time I get into a dentist’s chair. The reason is the overhead light — the one that the hygienist or dentist can adjust and lower. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 2, 2014:  More...

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