June 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD budget passes 5-4

The Mount Union Area School Board approved the district’s 2014-15 budget by the narrowest possible margin Monday night when directors split 5-4 on their endorsement of the $20,108,420 spending plan.  More...

Federal transportation funds backed by HCBI

The Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board of directors threw its weight behind a push to retain transportation funding at the federal level Monday.  More...

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Rockhill leaders discuss levee maintenance

Rockhill Borough Council spent the majority of its Monday evening meeting discussing the ownership of the levee that protects the borough from Blacklog Creek.  More...

Alexandria woman named to dean’s list

Cecilia Grugan of Alexandria, who is in the psychology program in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Liberal Arts, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013- 2014 semester.  More...

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blue Jays deal Yankees third straight setback

TORONTO (AP) — Adam Lind hit a three-run home run in his return to the starting lineup, rookie Marcus Stroman won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 8-3 on Monday night, handing the Yankees their third st More...

Campbell shines in Vanderbilt’s win

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Neymar leads Brazil; Mexico also advances

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil relied on its star Neymar for two early goals to beat Cameroon 4-1 Monday and reach the World Cup’s knockout stage for a South American showdown against Chile, a 2-0 loser to the Netherlands.  More...

Chatter Box

Summer’s flying by

Has anyone else noticed the fireworks tent set up by the OIP restaurant on Route 22 in Smithfield Township? While it seems like summer has just started (literally), here we are approaching the Fourth of July already! More...

Healthy Living

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVENT CATARACTS?

Millions of people are affected by cataracts, which Prevent Blindness America says is the most common cause of vision loss for individuals over the age of 40. More...

UNDERSTANDING RABIES CAN PROTECT PETS AND THEIR OWNERS

The bene.ts of warm weather are numerous and include the opportunity to spend long hours outdoors enjoying the fresh air. More...

DID YOU KNOW

People with diabetes know they must monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis. It’s vital to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar, and doing so often comes down to making smart dietary choices. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Family member appears to be jealous

Dear Annie: I am the thrilled stepgrandmother of a wonderful grandson, age 3. I’ve had the privilege of taking care of him twice a week since he was born. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 25, 2014:  More...

GOP committee holds leadership

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee will retain its leadership for another two years.  Shirley Township resident C. More...

HASD taxes to remain level

Despite a rising deficit, the Huntingdon Area School Board voted against a tax hike as it approved its 2014-15 budget Monday evening.  The district’s tax rate will remain at 38.15 mills, keeping taxes at the same rate they’ve been at More...

West Nile Virus surveying continues in state

As summer ramps up, so does the season for mosquitoes — the most common vector of West Nile Virus.  Amanda Witman, press aide with the state Department of Environmental Protection, said she’s been busy since she last spoke with The D More...

State  Free Access 

Report shows prosecutor pushing Sandusky charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — A report showed a prosecutor heading the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation sought to have him charged in 2010 but her higher-ups felt the single victim at that time wasn’t enough.  More...

Pennsylvania budget bill, pension issue unresolved

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania budget bill reached the floor of the House on Monday, with major spending questions unresolved one week before the current budget expires.  The House sent the bill to the Appropriations Committee, which is More...

Ex-prosecutor, wife plead in adoption abuse case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife pleaded no contest Monday to endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after child welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Is public education worth saving?

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Hamster-wheel economics 101

and WILIAM A. COLINS  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew comes across as somewhat optimistic about the rather lackluster national economy.  More...

Personalized education while changing places of learning

A key demonstrator of part of the potential future of American education is Brent Wise, director of Innovation and Extended Learning for the Hilliard City School District, located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Alan “AJ” McClure was presented with the rank of Eagle May 18 at the 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon.  McClure began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 62 in Latham, New York, in 2004. More...

Cramer-Eutzy

Mindy Kinder Eutzy and Ashley Cramer, both of Pittsburgh, were united in marriage June 15, 2014, at Pittsburgh City Council Chambers. Pittsburgh mayor William Peduto presided over the 11 a.m. More...

Smart ways to make the most of summer with your pets

With warmer weather finally arriving, it’s time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. More...

Doctor K

Overuse of antibiotics poses serious health threat

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been hearing a lot about “antibiotic resistance.” What does it mean?  DEAR READER: When penicillin was discovered, many people (including doctors) thought bacterial infections would become a thing of the pas More...

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