March 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New heritage plan unveiled to public

The keys to preserving and promoting Huntingdon County’s rich history and heritage will require partnerships and collaboration. More...

Local News

DUI defendants sentenced in court

A Mount Union woman will spend time in jail for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.  More...

AA chief reviews governor’s work

The need to continue home and community based services for the state’s elderly — including those in Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties — has apparently been well received by the state’s new chief executive.  More...

Area brief

SCV Lions Club to host Easter egg hunt   More...

World  Free Access 

‘Daily Show’ names new host

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Mon More...

Combine edamame and walnuts for savory vegan taco ‘meat’

For my daughter’s 10th birthday, I took 15 giggling girls to dinner at a Japanese steakhouse.  Let that sink in for a moment. More...

Maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes

Pancakes, waffles and French toast? They’re fine, but they’re also just the start.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Benches clear in Bucs’ 18-4 win over Phillies

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game.  More...

Browns’ GM suspended four games

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games next season for sending text messages to the sideline during games.  More...

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

UConn downs Dayton 91-70

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

People/Pastimes

Gateway to Equity award

Dr. More...

Engaged to Wed

Nicole Betz and J.J. Weimer, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Kim Betz of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ethan James Jefferis who turned 2 years old Saturday, March 28, 2015. Ethan is the son of Matthew and Brenda Jefferis of Alexandria. He is the little brother of Earl and Anna Jefferis. More...

Chatter Box

Four years have gone fast

Four years ago today, it was no April Fool’s joke, I was feverishly working to wrap up all sorts of Daily News People and Pastimes work ahead of six weeks of maternity leave. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 1, 2015:  More...

Muasb OK’s $1.8M roof job

The Mount Union Area School Board voted Monday night in favor of moving forward with an estimated $1.8 million roofing project encompassing three of the district’s four schools. More...

Junior high musicians

Guest conductor Paul Leskowicz, director of bands at State College Area High School, practiced a selection of pieces with student musicians representing the four area school districts at the Huntingd More...

AAUW members host Sister to Sister summit

The Huntingdon Branch and Juniata Student Organization of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted a summit of 52 eighth grade girls Monday, referred to as Sister to Sister. More...

Shirley Township home damaged by blaze

Thanks to a quick knockdown by volunteer firefighters Monday afternoon, fire damage to the Shirley Township home of Dave and Rebecca Hetrick was minimal. More...

State  Free Access 

Entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the “Little Dipper” condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. More...

Paterno estate’s contract breach lawsuit tossed again

HARRISBURG (AP) — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can’t sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Mon More...

Jury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4 1/2 years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm on Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Retired Huntingdon dentist dies suddenly

75 Years Ago  Dr. Guy Campbell Robb, retired dentist and prominent local historian, died suddenly at his home in Huntingdon March 30 of a stroke. Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 31 AA Meeting 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...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Trojans shut out Rockets

Junior Regan McCaulley got it going for Mount Union in the top of the first inning with a three-run home run to right-center field to put Mount Union up 3-0. More...

Bearcats open with 6-2 win

Huntingdon coach Chris Patrick couldn’t have asked for a much better start to a season than what his squad gave him Monday afternoon. More...

Tussey baseball suspended after nine innings

Tussey Mountain looked to have a game wrapped up but visiting Chestnut Ridge didn’t let them get away Monday. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

AG’s office should be ashamed

Shortly before the Attorney General’s office attempted to file its charges last week, I read a draft of the criminal complaint prepared in the matter of the commonwealth v. Kimberly Kitchen. At first, I was shocked; then simply embarrassed. More...

Constitutional law

I suspect retirement has allowed me to indulge in activities I have not had the time to enjoy before. More...

Don’t bury your head in the sand

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month ... I should have known better, but I waited until I was 52 to get my first screening colonoscopy. I had no symptoms, but my gastroenterologist found and removed an adenoma. More...

Healthy Living

WHERE TO FIND AUTISM RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, as of 2014, autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children across the country. More...

HIGH CHOLESTEROL LINKED TO PROSTATE CANCER RECURRENCE

High cholesterol poses a signi.cant threat to human health, and now there is another reason for men to get their cholesterol levels in check, as high cholesterol has now been linked to increasing a man’s risk for prostate cancer recurrence. More...

SIMPLE WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL ACUITY

Many people know that a combination of a healthy diet and routine exercise is the best way to maintain their physical health. But what about mental well-being? More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counseling can be helpful

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for three years and lived together for 15 years before that. Sex has always been difficult. Last week, I found him masturbating outside in the backyard. What should I do? Should I consult a doctor? More...

Doctor K

Heart-healthy diet is also good for bones

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am at increased risk for osteoporosis. Are there any foods or drinks I should avoid?  More...

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