April 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Equity Day shows need for fair pay

Data shows that in order to make up for the gender wage gap in the United States, a woman would have to work more than three months extra in a year and that fact is highlighted as women celebrate today as Equity Day.  More...

Competitive cheering may return to TMSD

Competition cheerleading may be making a comeback at Tussey Mountain High School this fall if the school board gives the goahead at next Monday night’s regular school board meeting.  More...

Local News

Police sergeant visits Walker Township Supervisors meeting

Walker Township Supervisors heard from state police Sgt. More...

Police report third meth lab in two days

State police have announced the location of another meth lab dump site in Bedford County.  The Troop G Vice Unit through state police at Bedford reported in a public information release at 12:30 p.m. More...

Police Log

Harassment   SHIRLEY TWP. — Alyssa Dunkle, 25, Mount Union, has been charged with harassment by state police at Huntingdon for slapping a 22-year-old Mount Union woman in the face at 15263 Cummings Road at 1:28 p.m. April 9. More...

World  Free Access 

Senate committee to challenge Obama with vote on Iran bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee is to vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reached with Iran.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 14 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Royals romp 12-3, only unbeaten left

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday .  More...

Udinsky signs with Munich Cowboys in German league

Senior quarterback Ward Udinski (Central Bucks West), who completed a stellar fouryear career with Juniata this past fall, will continue his football career overseas. More...

Pelicans win, move closer to playoff berth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Keller-Weyer

Megan Weyer and Tim Keller are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Diane Weyer of Neffs Mills.  Her fiancé is the son of Ed Keller of Alexandria and Pam Shore of Huntingdon.  The couple is More...

Engaged to Wed

Price-Henry

Cristen Henry of McVeytown and Mark Price Jr. of Shirleysburg are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeffrey and Nancy Henry of McVeytown. More...

Happy Birthday

WOO HOO! LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blayke-Lynn Radawn Boyd, who turns 2 years old today, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Her proud parents are Travis and Richelle Boyd of Petersburg. More...

School News

Local student to travel to model UN

Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon, a junior majoring in international studies and history at Heidelberg University, will travel to San Francisco Friday, April 17, through Tuesday, April 21, to participate in the Model United Nations of the Far West C More...

MUAHS National Honor Society Rock-a-Thon

The MUAHS National Honor Society fielded roughly 35 rockers for the annual Rock-a-Thon April 10 at the Bricktown Senior Center, including, from the left, Heidi Bliss, Mara Shields and Courtney Aurand More...

Announce engagements in The Daily News

The Daily News publishes photos of both the bride- and groom-to-be as well as the traditional photos of only the brideto be.  Engagement forms are available and are published free of charge.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Young people do great volunteer work

Dear Annie: Young people are ready, willing and able to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, and yet are vastly underrepresented as active citizens, decision-makers and problem solvers. More...

Doctor K

Physical therapy can help loosen stiff spine, joints

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have ankylosing spondylitis. Can you discuss this condition and the best way to treat it?  DEAR READER: Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis in which the spine and other joints become inflamed and stiff.  More...

Special Sections

Saxton officers gain body cams

Saxton Borough Police officers will soon become the latest Bedford County officers to be equipped with body cameras.  The announcement was made by Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins Monday evening to Saxton Borough Council during its More...

SHC teen wins twirling competition

With his family and coaches cheering from the stands, a local teen earned his spot among some of the best baton twirlers in the world by claiming a third-place finish in an international competition in Europe.  More...

Fire company petitions council for resolution

Members of Alexandria Borough Council heard from a representative of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. during their monthly meeting Monday about charging insurance companies for fire calls and accident calls.  More...

HASB members hear teacher budget wishes

It took the Huntingdon Area School Board nearly two hours during Monday night’s monthly workshop session to go through six agenda items that included presentations from different administrators on what they would like to present in this year&rs More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Convict trashes lawyers, says execution would be better

NORRISTOWN (AP) — A man sentenced to death in the killings of a baby and her grandmother in what prosecutors called a botched kidnapping plot said Monday he’s so dissatisfied with his attorneys he’d rather be executed now than conti More...

Jewelry worker left bound at cemetery; one in custody

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jewelry store worker abducted in a parking garage by men seeking a code to the store safe was repeatedly zapped with a stun gun, bound and left at a cemetery, according to court papers.  Federal agents have arrested 3 More...

Mom accused of leaving quadriplegic son outside hospitalized

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could spend the week with her out-of-state boyfriend was hospitalized Monday for a third day in Maryland while Philadelphia police awaited her release to ar More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Vo-tech operating committee approves budget

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Bailey resigns

Board to act next week

They say all things come to an end. Occasionally, it just happens a bit sooner than might have been expected.  Long-time Tussey Mountain boys basketball coach David Bailey has submitted his resignation. More...

High School Baseball:

Four area teams are winners

The Mount Union baseball team pounded out 13 hits Monday afternoon to win a 12-1, five-inning decision at Everett.  The win was the fourth straight for the Trojans, now 6-2 for the spring. Everett falls to 2-3 for the season.  More...

High School Softball:

Trojans edge Warriors; Rockets, Titans win big

Other than Marissa Snyder’s two-run blast in the first inning, Central was held relatively quiet through the first four frames by Huntingdon and freshman pitcher Catherine Miller.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Election letter deadline May 7

Now that the campaigning for the Tuesday, May 19, primary election has started, it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

What others are saying

A higher education revolution

You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They’re rising to levels unseen in decades.  More...

Chatter Box

April showers and flowers

You know the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers?” Well, after last week’s rain, followed by three days of sunshine, there’s no need to wait until May. More...

Healthy Living

PROTEIN AN ALLY TO WOMEN LOOKING TO GET HEALTHY

While protein is used to build and repair muscle tissue and promote neurological function, it also can encourage fat loss, deliver essential nutrients and improve metabolic activity. More...

ENCOURAGE A LOVE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUNGSTERS

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. More...

DID YOU KNOW

A recent study authored by education and psychology experts in Australia suggests that kids are spending far more time looking at screens than the two hours recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 15, 2015:  More...

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