December 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members OK tax resolution

In a short 35-minute final meeting of 2014, the Huntingdon Area School Board agreed unanimously Monday night to pass a resolution that states the district will not increase taxes for the 2015-16 school year more than 2.5 percent.  The resolution More...

Riverview ditch issue may soon be resolved

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) met for the last time in 2014 at the Huntingdon Country Club Monday and discussed two long-standing projects.  Board member Jay Muir reported for the economic infrastructur More...

Local News

Springfield Township budget approved

Springfield Township Supervisors Larry Grissinger, Kevin Detwiler and chairman Allen Allison unanimously approved the township’s 2015 operating budget Monday evening, balancing out at $84,272 in both revenues and expenditures.  The townshi More...

Committee to review updates for heritage plan

The public is invited to review and discuss updates to the Huntingdon County Heritage Plan at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Huntingdon County Courthouse Annex at 205 Penn St., Huntingdon.  More...

No millage change for Rockhill Borough

Rockhill Borough Council held a brief meeting Monday evening.  At the request of president Sandi Snyder, the board discussed a change in the millage rate before approving its 2015 budget.  More...

World  Free Access 

Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture.  More...

Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. More...

Firm to pay $2M fine in fraud case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland construction company has admitted to orchestrating phony partnerships to get millions in District of Columbia government contracts and agreed to pay a $2 million fine, ending a two-year fraud investigation.  More...

Local Sports

H.S. Swimming:

Huntingdon teams split

Huntingdon’s Nick McKim and Zack Dail both earned a pair of individual first-place finishes and Trent Stevens and Zeb Fowler one each to help the Bearcat boys (3-2) to a 95-61 victory at Marion Center Monday.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans race by Vikings

Defense was again the key for the Mount Union boys’ basketball team at Glendale Monday night. The Trojans brought home a 71-41 victory in an Inter- County Conference North match up with the Vikings.  More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Valley downs ’Cats to stay unbeaten

Juniata Valley used a 10-2 run early in the second quarter to build a 12-point advantage with a little over three minutes left in the first half during Monday evening’s non-league contest at Huntingdon.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 12

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Dec. 12.  House  More...

Torturing Obama’s legacy

An old bumper sticker offered a stinging response to the Bush- Cheney regime’s enthusiasm for waterboarding: “Impeach Bush,” it urged. “Torture Cheney.”  Bush and Cheney escaped unscathed. More...

Neighbors don’t let neighbors frack

All my life, I’ve been a good citizen. I vote. I volunteer. I know my neighbors.  Moreover, I take care of my property. I garden. I make jams and jellies to give away for Christmas. More...

Chatter Box

Christmas deadline quickly approaching

I knew it was close, but it just hit me this morning — Christmas is almost a week away. My initial thought was “Yikes,” and then I panicked a little bit. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A layer of protection from the snow

SNOW TAKES A BUNGEE DUMP   Dear Heloise: Here is an inexpensive way to deal with snowfall when you don’t have a garage. I went to the camping department of a store and purchased a blue tarp large enough to cover my vehicle. More...

Special Sections

Former legislator to help new gov.

A former state legislator will serve on Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s transition review team in the coming year.  Former state Rep. More...

Alexandria budget approval delayed

Since Alexandria Borough’s proposed budget for the coming year wasn’t advertised 30 days in advance of council’s regular meeting Monday night, a special meeting will be called to adopt the fiscal plan before the end of the year.&nbs More...

Experts advise against giving pets as gifts

For an animal lover, there is no greater gift than the love of a pet, but experts stress that giving pets as gifts at Christmas often creates a no-win situation for either the recipient or the animal, or both.  More...

State  Free Access 

Search intensifies for gunman who killed six

PENNSBURG (AP) — A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run.  More...

NCAA head, state officials may take stand at trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — The head of the NCAA, Penn State’s former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials goes to trial.  More...

Man found guilty of fatally stabbing police dog

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a police dog in an incident that prompted state lawmakers to stiffen the penalty for harming police animals.  John Lewis Rush was convicted Monday of torturing or harming a pol More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County is best for doe hunting

75 Years Ago  While business for heavy or capital goods industries may be 10-15 percent better in 1940 than in 1939, a business peak to be reached next spring and early summer will be followed by a “major decline lasting 12-18 months,&rdqu More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 16   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 

Fleury, rookies push Penguins past Lightning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The names in the lineup change. The results when the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Tampa Bay Lightning do not.  Sidney Crosby is out with the mumps. Forward Beau Bennett likely too. More...

James, Love spark Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points with 13 assists, Kevin Love added 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 97-88 on Monday night.  The Cavaliers jumped to a 21-0 lead, but the Hor More...

Brees leads Saints over Bears, into division lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Turns out all Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed to solve their problems was to show up in Chicago.  Nothing like playing the Bears to break a slump. More...

People/Pastimes

Hesston girl donates locks to Pantene program

Addison Rhone, 9, daughter of Luke and Shannon Rhone of Hesston recently donated nine inches of her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.  More...

Announce your marriage in The Daily News

Share your own magical moments of romance by announcing your engagement and marriage in The Daily News. Follow these guidelines:  More...

When planning future meals, think frozen

Research from the Journal of Nutrition found that nearly 80 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of fruit, and nearly 90 percent do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables. More...

Healthy Living

EASY WAYS TO START LIVING HEALTHIER EVERY DAY

Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a dif.cult undertaking. More...

ENDOCRINE- DISRUPTING CHEMICALS POSE A THREAT AT HOME

Many people go to great lengths to make their homes as healthy as possible for themselves and their families. More...

DID YOU KNOW

According to the American Red Cross, after a person has donated blood, his or her red cells need about four to six weeks before they are completely replaced. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to stay out of this relationship

Dear Annie: My 18-year-old cousin, “Rick,” has been seeing a friend of mine for some time. Now I am in an awkward position. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra if born before 9:52 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014: More...

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