April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JV superintendent speaks on program

One area school district and its superintendent have joined in the fight to make a change to the state’s School-Based ACCESS Program. More...

Study ranks county as 28th healthiest in state

A new study shows Huntingdon County is the 28th healthiest county in the state.  The study, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with help from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, shows the county fared better than some o More...

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Local News

Spring maintenance begins in Orbisonia

Orbisonia Borough maintenance supervisor Matt Gilliland told borough council during its monthly meeting Wednesday that spring chores are picking up.  “We got the streets pretty well swept up,” he said, noting intersections have also More...

MU woman charged with evidence tampering

A Mount Union woman has been charged by the state Attorney General’s office with tampering with evidence in a sex abuse case.  More...

Area brief

Alternate numbers issued for Community State Bank of Orbisonia   More...

World  Free Access 

Dairy farmers asked to consider no-horn cows

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that’s long bothered activists but is little known to consumers: the painful removal of budding horn tissue f More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Southern outscores Tussey 12-2

Southern Huntingdon came out swinging against visiting Tussey Mountain during Wednesday afternoon’s Inter- County Conference South Division and Sideling Hill League contest. More...

High School Track:

Rocket boys top NBC, girls lose

The Southern Huntingdon track team opened its season at Northern Bedford Wednesday afternoon and the weather cooperated well with the Rocket boys dominating and the young Rocket girl gaining valuable experience.  More...

Tussey teams down Tigers, fall to Warriors

Tussey Mountain waited an extra day for a little better weather and started track and field season Wednesday. Both Titan boys and girls squads split meets against West Branch and Fannett-Metal.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo provided by the Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society shows the former Opera House building on the corner of Elliot and Ridgely streets in Orbisonia. More...

Our Readers Write

It’s almost poetry  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  In 2007, I wrote the following response to a reader who severely criticized the Opinion Line. More...

Op-Ed

One more time

This is not the first time this has been stated in one of my Op Eds — Huntingdon County, you have great kids! Yes, I’ve been saying this since my arrival in the county in 2010, and my opinion has not changed.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Pa. receives Farm Bill funds to protect agriculture

Twenty-one Pennsylvania projects will protect the state’s agriculture industry against pest and disease as a result of nearly $2.8 million in funding through the 2014 Farm Bill, Acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced recently.&n More...

Meet dairy princess candidate Katie Anderson

“Find something you are passionate about and stay tremendously interested in it,” Julia Child.  My name is Katie Anderson. More...

SHC FFA competes in public speaking contest

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA had a small group of members participate at the area public speaking contest recently.  It was held at Mount Union Area High School and members competed in many areas of public speaking and parliamentary proced More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo if born before 3:07 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 3, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Bar association issues statement

A week after the state Attorney General’s office filed one count each of misdemeanor 3 unauthorized to practice law, misdemeanor 1 forgery and felony 3 tampering with court documents charges against the Huntingdon County woman who claimed to be More...

Engineer offers update on MU wall

Mount Union’s engineer is coordinating with PennDOT to ensure two overlapping projects — the borough’s utility relocation along Pennsylvania Avenue and the state’s paving work along Jefferson Street (Route 747) — run smo More...

Good Friday services scheduled tomorrow

Area churches will hold services to observe Good Friday this Holy Week. More...

State  Free Access 

Diocese cutting fees for marriage annulments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.  More...

Airport workers strike, protest wages and benefits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers at Philadelphia’s airport have called a strike to protest what they say are low wages and unfair labor practices.  Organizers say they expect more th More...

State police say two shot outside VFW post

OSCEOLA MILLS (AP) — State police say two people were shot outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in central Pennsylvania.  Police in Clearfield County said both victims were being treated after the shooting at about 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 2 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA facing decision for 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA faces a decision about whether to call for next year’s women’s Final Four to find a new venue as pressure builds for repeal or revision of Indiana’s new religious objection law.  More...

Rockets squander lead, but hold on to beat Kings

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a careerhigh 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.  More...

Big Ten has two in Final Four

MADISON, Wis. More...

People/Pastimes

Homemade sauces serve up health and taste

Getting your family together around a delicious, homecooked meal is easier when your kitchen is stocked with better-for-you ingredients. For home cooks looking to delight taste buds and satisfy appetites - start with the sauce.  More...

Bridging nutrient gaps in your diet

Today, our busy lifestyles make it challenging to ensure we’re getting all of the nutrients our body needs. More...

Special Occasions

April 2, 2015  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Robert and Angela Smyers of Mount Union who celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Happy anniversary, Robert and Angela!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t bank on any apologies

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Jerry” for 10 years. We each have adult daughters from previous relationships.  More...

Doctor K

Pregnant women should not fear CMV

DEAR DOCTOR K: At a recent pregnancy checkup, my doctor said something about cytomegalovirus. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT MARTINSVILLE

3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR AT TEXAS

1. Toyota can win   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Worried about Kyle Larson?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

DANICA PATRICK VS. REGAN SMITH: Danica said her Chevy “got drilled” by Smith, who was subbing for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chevy. More...

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