April 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Track resurfacing issue for HASB

The Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously voted to contract an engineer to design and prepare bid specifications for an all-weather track at War Vets Field during its monthly meeting Monday night.  The current track has a surface of cinders a More...

Area seniors invited to attend expo event

The always popular Huntingdon County Senior Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

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Local News

Anderson Hollow Road discussion continues at Springfield Township Supervisors meeting

A lengthy discussion ensued regarding the long-standing Anderson Hollow Road issues in Springfield Township Monday night during the supervisors’ monthly meeting.  The supervisors met with property owner Mike Cronin and supervisor Allen All More...

MUASB members consider new management for subs

School board members are exploring an option that would shift the majority of work associated with managing the Mount Union Area School District’s substitute teacher list to a private company.  More...

Penelec pole work to aid pump station

Folks traveling in Walker and Penn townships may have noticed crews working to replace Penelec poles in recent days.  According to FirstEnergy director of media relations Scott Surgeoner, the work will be continuing in that area and is part of t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 21 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

Games postponed

Monday’s weather wiped out nearly everything on the area scholastic sports calendar. More...

Warriors hold off Hornets to win 6-2

High School Softball:

West Branch pushed five runs home over the fifth and sixth innings Monday afternoon to help support Rachel Myers three-hit, 14 strike out effort as the Warriors held off another strong effort at Juniata Valley for a 6-2 Inter-County Conference North More...

Tussey loses two times at Bedford

High School Tennis:

The Tussey Mountain tennis team lost a pair of decisions Monday afternoon at Bedford. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Right person for county commissioner  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Election letter deadline April 29

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...

Op-Ed

Goodbye and farewell

I have to admit I was both saddened and relieved by the recent retirement of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers. More...

Chatter Box

Thankful

In the news business, as with any business really, there are some trying days — meeting deadlines, dealing with disgruntled individuals, Mondays, etc. More...

Healthy Living

PREVENTING OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both. When a person has osteoporosis, his or her bones become brittle and can easily break.   More...

5 HEALTH SCREENINGS WOMEN SHOULDN’T MISS

A nutritious diet and daily exercise can promote long-term health, but preventative care also plays a key role in keeping adults healthy as they age. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Post online reviews for good service, too ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am a small-business owner. It’s challenging, but I have wonderful customers who seem to like our service. So, I’d like to ask your readers a question:  More...

Doctor K

Benefits of low-dose aspirin outweigh its risks

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had a heart attack several years ago. I have been taking low-dose aspirin ever since to prevent a second one. Do I need to worry about bleeding risks?  DEAR READER: Every medicine contains risks as well as benefits. More...

Special Sections

Penelec prepares to increase rates

The state Public Utility Commission recently approved settlements for rate increases for the four subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp., including Penelec, which means Penelec will soon make its first base distribution rate increase in 29 years.  More...

Political signs removed from areas

It seems as though some local political signs have caused quite a stir.  Not long after The Daily News published a story about the upcoming primary election with a photo of political signs along Route 22, an Alexandria resident reached out expre More...

TMSB members approve bond refinancing

The Tussey Mountain School Board approved the first step in 2010 general obligations bond issue refinancing and accepted with regret the resignation of the district’s longtime boys’ basketball coach Dave Bailey during the regular monthly More...

State  Free Access 

Trustees want access to records used by Freeh

HARRISBURG (AP) — Seven Penn State board members asked a judge Monday for access to documents used by a team led by former FBI director Louis Freeh that produced a 2012 report on how university leaders handled child molestation allegations agai More...

Two ex-inmates accused of jury scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two former Georgia state prison inmates have been jailed there on charges they phoned western Pennsylvania residents and scammed six into wiring $990 each, supposedly to pay fines for missing jury duty.  More...

Jury awards woman more than $13M in bias case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, though her former employer may appeal and separately hopes a judge will agree to cap the damages at $ More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Watershed meeting planned in Cassville

75 Years Ago  Joint installation of the newly elected officers of Standing Stone Post 1754, Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Ladies Auxiliary was observed at the Post home, Huntingdon, immediately following a baked ham supper served by the so More...

The Lottery

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a fullsummer day; the .owers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

White Sox rally to edge Indians

CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera capped Chicago’s fourrun ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.  More...

Bulls go up 2-0 on Bucks

NBA Playoffs:

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.  More...

Woman hit by foul ball

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Alexandria couple marks 50 years of marriage

Stanley and Dixie Wensel of Barree Lane, Alexandria, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, April 3, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1965.  More...

PASR members hold first meeting of year

The Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) held its first meeting of 2015 April 15 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Club, Marklesburg. An excellent Swiss steak luncheon was served prior to the meeting. More...

Engaged to Wed

Runk-McVey

Brianna McVey of McVeytown and Dewey Runk of James Creek are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Donna McVey of McVeytown. More...

School News

Local students inducted into honor society

More than 100 students from Saint Francis University were inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society. More...

Understanding pets’ individual needs

For the millions of dog owners in the U.S., understanding the health issues associated with their dog’s breed(s) can be critical for the nutrition, training and overall healthcare of furry family members.  Ancestry and health in mixed bree More...

Mount Union Area High School Honor Rolls

Curtis Whitesel, Mount Union Area High School principal, has announced honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2014- 15 school year:  Grade 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini if born before 9:35 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 22, 2015:  More...

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