March 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SHC administrator to resign from seat

The Southern Huntingdon County School District is losing its superintendent.  In a 7-0 vote Monday night, the Susquehanna Township School District board of directors hired SHCSD superintendent Dr. More...

Proposals presented to TMSB

Bond refinancing, building use requests and special recognition ceremonies highlighted Monday night’s regular monthly Tussey Mountain School Board meeting, held in the administrative suite at the junior-senior high school.  More...

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Local News

Supervisors meet with new speedway owners

Penn Township Supervisors discussed the plans of the new owners of the Hesston Speedway during their monthly meeting March 10.  Supervisor Terry Hess said that the sale hasn’t been finalized, but that it should be done within a week.  More...

PRIDE auction list provides guide for Telethon

Table 1  1. Stuffed centipede (Reta Rupert)  2. Framed floral print (PRIDE Friend)  3. Patriotic pillow and candle (Sherry Henry)  4. Pottery vase (Donna Rinker)  5. 30-minute massage (Tosha Mills Simpson)  6. More...

Six specialty items added to PRIDE auction list

In addition to the numerous PRIDE auction items, generous donors have made a number of specialty items available to be auctioned at specific times Wednesday, March 18, through Friday, March 20.  — Rick Norris has created a beautiful solid More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 17 Senior Singers The Standing Stone Senior Singers invite all seniors, old and new, to participate in a practice session from 11-11:45 a.m More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Heat down LeBron, Cavs 106-92

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 21 of his 32 points in the first half, Goran Dragic added 20 and the Miami Heat handed LeBron James another loss on his former home floor with a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.  More...

Utley, Howard are getting by with Phils

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was just like old times when Chase Utley ripped a single and Ryan Howard followed by knocking one out of the park in their first game together this spring.  Except, it’s 2015.  More...

Baltimore routs Phillies 16-4

CLEARWATER, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Red Hat Society

Members of the Red Hat Hotties of the Red Hat Society, from the left, Jane Peters, Dona Lightner, Brianna Riggleman, Elaine Thornton and Diana Erdman, attended the “Breath of Spring” fash More...

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nadine Ruth Swan, who turns 16 years old today, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Her proud parents are Michael and Stephanie Swan and she is the sister of Michael and Lindsey. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rachel Deihl of 6084 Deihl Road, Alexandria, who celebrates her 94th birthday today, St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She is the mother of Jim of Altoona and Dick of Alexandria. More...

School News

Penn College to hold Open House

The diverse “degrees that work” offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education, will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college’s open house Saturday, March 28.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find a safe way out

Dear Annie: For four years, I have been trying to leave an abusive marriage. I’ve been working with various agencies that are budget strapped and overwhelmed with clients. More...

Doctor K

Stress fractures require quick treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: What is a stress fracture?  DEAR READER: A patient of mine once asked me the same question, but with a twist: “In the emergency room they said I had a stress fracture. That’s ridiculous, right? More...

Special Sections

State ag budget to focus on jobs

Gov. Tom Wolf noted that his proposed budget will help agriculture, the number one industry in the state, by focusing on “jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works.”  More...

Businesses aid those in need locally

For an organization like Huntingdon County PRIDE, success is everyone’s business, which is why area businesses remain committed supporters year round.  More...

HASB members approved bond

The Huntingdon Area School Board during its monthly meeting Monday unanimously accepted a refinancing proposal from Public Financial Management Inc. More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor teaming up with DAs to choke guns, drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city’s top federal prosecutor is teaming up with district attorneys in four outlying counties in hopes of “choking” the flow of guns and drugs into and through the 25-county western Pennsylvania federal c More...

Wolf plan seeks to end rising school pension costs early

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf wants to make the state’s first full pension obligation payments in more than a decade and end fast-rising obligation payments for school districts, a top budget official said Monday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Coke a healthy snack? How company gets its message out

NEW YORK (AP) — If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Maine company has plans to transform Blair building

75 Years Ago The Honorable Arthur Sweeny, Secretary of Welfare of Pennsylvania, met with the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Industrial School at their regular monthly meeting and also inspected the entire plant of the school. More...

Local Sports

Mountain League All-Stars:

Gearhart is boys’ MVP; dozen Bearcats honored

Huntingdon senior Nate Gearhart was the Mountain League’s boys’ basketball MVP and headed a list of a dozen Bearcat winter athletes honored last evening at the league’s annual banquet in Tyrone.  Kobren Frederick was a second-t More...

Women’s Tennis:

Eagle’s Yurchisin named LC Playoff of Week

The Landmark Conference announced the winners of its weekly awards on Monday. Sophomore women’s tennis player Rachel Yurchisin (Cleveland, Ohio) was tabbed as the Athlete of the Week.  More...

Tebow works out for Eagles

Tebow Time in Philly?  Tim Tebow worked out Monday for the Philadelphia Eagles, two people familiar with the session told The Associated Press. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because the workout was not made public. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Moving out of darkness  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   Global warming remains a very politically charged issue. And with temperatures having been unusually cold this year, many people claim that global warming is a hoax. More...

Op-Ed

Republicans, no longer the party of Lincoln

Those who have responded to my columns about Republican candidates are critical of the supposed facts about which I write. More...

Mortgaging the Pentagon

Say you really want a sports car, a vacation, a big new house or some other fancy thing you can’t really afford. You know that if you buy it, you’ll bust your budget. More...

Chatter Box

Winter is hanging on

With less than a week until spring, it appears winter is holding on for dear life. More...

Healthy Living

HEALTHY FOOD CAN BE FUN AND DELICIOUS

Popular science says that babies are born preferring sweet, salty, and savory .avors. More...

WHICH OLIVE OIL IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU?

Not a week goes by without someone extolling the virtues of Mediterranean cuisine and its central ingredient, olive oil. More...

HAVE YOU HEARD OF CHIA SEEDS?

Have you been hearing about the bene.ts of chia seeds and are wondering what they are? Yes, they are the same seeds that we used to put on those ceramic heads to grow funny grass-green hair. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 6:58 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 18, 2015:  More...

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