November 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Latest PSP cadets include local man

A Huntingdon area man was  one of 91 cadets to graduate from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey Nov. 13. More...

Tussey teachers recognized for excellence

Two Tussey Mountain  School District employees were recognized during Monday night’s school board meeting  in the high school in East Saxton.  District Superintendent Mark   More...

Local News

Porter Twp. supervisors vote to advertise budget

Porter Township Supervisors passed a preliminary budget with no expected millage increase at their monthly meeting Nov. More...

HASD awaiting state funds

More than two months ago, the Huntingdon Area School District learned the state Department of Education (PDE) would release $271,000 to the district for its middle school construction project.  During Monday’s night’s monthly meeting More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief A Huntingdon woman reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone vandalized her front porch at 9907 Hoovers Hill Road by throwing eggs More...

World  Free Access 

Federal government health websites come up short

WASHINGTON (AP) — With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of- More...

House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber.  More...

Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon names three league MVPs

Huntingdon’s Mackenzie Garner, Matt Krupa and John Roth were among many Bearcat athletes honored Monday evening by being named the Most Valuable Players in their respective sports during the annual Mountain League banquet in Tyrone.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Deer Hunting Happenings

It’s difficult to dispute there are fewer deer roaming the fields and forests of Huntingdon County than there were in past decades. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

How do you define conservative?

In the Nov. 13 edition of The Daily News, I read a letter and an article that both asked and answered the question, “How do you define conservative?”  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Nov. 14

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Nov. 14.  House  More...

Give workers a raise

American workers need a raise, and there’s one simple way to boost incomes at the lower end of the pay scale: Increase the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009.  More...

Chatter Box

Fall checked out early

There might technically be a month of fall left, but with highs in the 20s expected today, I think fall checked out early. I don’t know about you, but I feel like Mother Nature cheated us. Does that mean spring will be here a month earlier? More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO MAKE THANKSGIVING DINNER HEALTHIER

Thanksgiving is not often associated with healthy eating. From candied sweet potatoes to sausage-.lled stuf.ng, Thanksgiving dinner is full of .avor, but also full of calories and fat. More...

STAY FIT WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP

Many animals hibernate throughout the winter. Humans are afforded no such luxury. In fact, living a sedentary lifestyle during the colder months of the year can actually prove detrimental to human health.   More...

DID YOU KNOW

When hosting a dinner party, hosts might be asked to provide some gluten-free foods. Gluten is a general name for proteins found in wheat that help foods maintain their shape. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is so difficult for a parent to deal with

Dear Annie: My son is 25 years old with a college degree and an excellent job. The sad thing is, he is depressed. He won’t go for treatment. He goes to work, comes home and sits in front of his computer.  More...

Doctor K

New cancer treatments lessen side effects of chemotherapy

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was diagnosed with cancer and will soon begin chemotherapy. More...

Special Sections

Blueprint to aid elderly residents

Huntingdon County’s president judge believes a blueprint to improve the way the elders interact with the court system and are protected from abuse and neglect puts the state ahead of its time.  More...

Public input needed to update plan

Public input is requested as the Huntingdon County Planning and Development Department begins work on updating the county’s land use plan.  The department is seeking county residents to complete surveys that are available at the planning o More...

HCBI leaders approve loan to aid businesses

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) hasn’t had any new loan applications from business owners, but during the agency’s monthly meeting Monday, board members approved another tool to enhance its portfolio and aid small businesse More...

State  Free Access 

Kane confirms secret investigation into her office

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane confirmed Monday that she was testifying before a grand jury investigating whether her office violated grand jury secrecy requirements and said she would tell the panel that information was share More...

One mom’s mission to encourage girls in science

LANGHORNE (AP) — Kelly Mathews is on a mission — to get more girls interested in STEM.  That’s science, technology, engineering, and math. More...

Man pleads guilty to sending ricin-laced card

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to charges that he sent a romantic rival a greeting card laced with the deadly poison ricin — and prosecutors now allege that while behind bars he tried to retaliate against More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TMSB discusses sale of adjoining property

75 Years Ago Pennsylvania Public Instruction Superintendent Francis B. Haas announced his decision overruling action of the school directors of Huston Township, Clearfield County, in dismissing Clarence F. Briggs as high school principal More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 18 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Roethlisberger rallies Steelers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Nuggets end Cavaliers’ four-game streak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ty Lawson scored 24 points, Arron Afflalo added 23 and the struggling Denver Nuggets ended Cleveland’s four-game winning streak with a 106-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday night.  Denver took the lead for good More...

Lightning top Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Booher-Griffith

Kevin and Trudy Booher of Three Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Booher, to Heather Griffith, the daughter of Julie Watson of Ohio and Craig and Carol Griffith of Chambersburg.  More...

Easy Thanksgiving wine pairings

Gathering friends and family over a delicious meal is often a highlight of the holiday season. As you start to plan your menu for the big day, remember to consider which wines you’ll offer as perfect pairings for your favorite dishes.  More...

PASR members hold last meeting of year

The Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees held its last meeting for 2014 Nov. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra if born before 9:31 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014: More...

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