May 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber members oppose wage hikes

Daily News Staff Writer  After the majority of Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce members indicated they do not support raising the minimum wage, the organization is taking a stance on the issue.  More...

Police talks continue in Liberty Township

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State  Free Access 

Traffic fatalities deadly side effect to fracking boom

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Officials: Philly airport won’t displace residents

Associated Press  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Plans to boost the regional economy through a multibillion-dollar modernization of Philadelphia International Airport can move forward without displacing hundreds of nearby residents, officials said Mo More...

School bus wreck victim challenges damages cap

Associated Press  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A young woman who lost a leg when she was struck by a runaway school bus will ask Pennsylvania’s high court Tuesday to overturn a half-million-dollar cap on damages involving public agencies.&nbs More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon, Mount Union, Tussey win big

Huntingdon 9, Bellefonte 3   The defense was iffy and the offense sporadic, but junior right-hander Nate Gearhart was just what Huntingdon baseball coach George Zanic needed Monday afternoon.  More...

’Cats upset Raiders; Trojans swept; Rockets, Titans win

Huntingdon 7 Bellefonte 6   By TERRY L. SNARE  Assistant Sports Editor  More...

Bearcats eliminated at Juniata

Huntingdon opened play in the District Six Team Tournament with a trip to second-seeded Juniata Monday aftenroon. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Warren and Deb Rourke of Saxton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Corey Rourke, to Amanda Sparrow, the daughter of John and Donna Sparrow of Waldorf, Maryland.  More...

Garden club to host plant sale

If in need of a last minute Mother’s Day gift or a new addition to the garden, the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) will host its annual plant and bake sale at Portstown Park, Huntingdon, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10.  More...

Births

Cathy and Jeff Closz of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Joseph Closz, April 22, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Samuel weighed 10 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. More...

School News

SHC High/Middle School Honor Rolls

Michael Adamek, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County High/Middle School, has released honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2013-14 school year as follows:  Grade 6  Highest Honors  Sarah Cisney, Caroline Miller, Olivi More...

Calvary Christian Academy Honor Rolls

Calvary Christian Academy has released the names of students who achieved honor roll status for the third marking period of the 2013-14 school year as follows:  Grade 1  High Honor Roll: Maddie Ayers, Eva Penning.  Honor Roll: Jay Peac More...

Annie's Mailbox

Things get misplaced all the time

Dear Annie: My 32-year-old son is currently traveling overseas on business. He is staying at a hotel, but he visited my sister’s house to see his aunt and his grandma, who live near his place of business. More...

Horoscope

Hosroscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo if born before 11:24 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 7, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Man offers plea in fatal accident

A Westmoreland County man will not stand trial on charges he caused the crash that killed Mapleton Borough’s mayor, Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr. in the Jack’s Narrows area of Route 22 in Brady Township just over a year ago. More...

Disorder connects families

Local girls deal with challenges of living with albinism

Daily News Staff Writer During the month of May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is observed to educate the public on the necessity of protecting skin from damaging ultra-violet radiation, but for two young local girls and their families, an uncommon con More...

Lower Trail retaining wall to be fixed soon

Daily News Staff Writer  Ten years after flood waters from Hurricane Ivan damaged a stream retaining wall in a section of the Lower Trail in Morris Township, things are finally falling into place for construction to begin.  More...

Jobs

Local News

New technology used during county jury selection

Daily News Staff Writer  While it used to take 30 minutes to check in potential jurors during jury selections in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, it now takes almost no time at all thanks to a new computer software system created by More...

Cass Twp. Supervisors hold brief meeting

Daily News Staff Writer  The Cass Township Board of Supervisors held a short monthly meeting Monday evening at the municipal building.  The board granted approval for a township resident to build a pole barn on their property.  More...

Police Log

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General News

Powerade drops controversial ingredient

AP Food Industry Writer  NEW YORK (AP) — Coca- Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year.  More...

Study finds baby gates aren’t always safe

AP Medical Writer  CHICAGO (AP) — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. More...

Editorial

You obviously don’t know my brother

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Purpose of state committee

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Many may already be aware of the purpose of the state committee — as it is stated in the rules and bylaws of the Republican Party — the state party shall be responsible for the general supervision, More...

A ‘hall of fame’ career

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Huntingdon Area School District is on the verge of losing one of the most dedicated teachers to ever grace its education system. More...

Chatter Box

School year’s end nearing

Despite all the snow days, the school year is quickly winding down and the words graduation and summer vacation are returning to folks’ vocabularies.  More...

Healthy Living

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES TO CALM YOUR NERVES

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey to examine the state of stress across the United States and understand its impact. More...

HEALTH BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE

Many people associate healthy eating with foods that may not be so tasty. While desserts are not often considered the healthiest course of a meal, dark chocolate, when enjoyed in moderation, can be healthy. More...

Doctor K

Cut toenails straight across to prevent ingrown nails

a very painful ingrown toenail. What can I do?  DEAR READER: It’s been my experience that toenails get a little unruly as we get older. More...

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