March 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MU school directors focus on improving

The Mount Union Area School Board took a look at goals for the next school year during Monday night’s monthly workshop session, focusing on measures that have potential to improve the district’s academic, fiduciary and environmental outlo More...

Local News

Police Log

Crashes   More...

Area brief

Spring hike at Greenwood Furnace   More...

Saxton Community Library

The library will be closed for the Easter holiday Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27, and will reopen at 10:30 a.m. Monday March 28.  New Books  More...

World  Free Access 

Trouble remains following failed for-profit schools’ revival

WASHINGTON (AP) — When one of the country’s largest for-profit college companies failed in 2014, the Education Department faced a choice. More...

Smartphone ‘voices’ not always helpful in a health crisis

CHICAGO (AP) — It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone’s virtual voice in a health crisis? More...

Survey shows youth football participation increased in 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most recent survey of youth sports shows football participation is growing faster than nearly every other sport.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Warriors beat Pelicans for 49th straight home win

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Kings rout Blackhawks 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Versteeg and Milan Lucic scored 18 seconds apart in the first period, and the Los Angeles Kings routed the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Monday night.  More...

Bucs down Red Sox 3-1

FORT MYERS, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Todd and Diana Clewell of Three Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Danyelle, to Asa Thayer, son of Marc and Polly Thayer of Sunbury.  The bride-to-be will graduate in May with a degree in business finance from Gene More...

Colleagues reflect on 62-year career of retired co-worker

Sylvia Appleby Mainzer’s career started May 28, 1954. After graduating from Huntingdon High School, she was hired as a secretary at the law office of C. Jawett Henry in Huntingdon, currently Gill, McManamon and Ghaner. More...

Captain Jack Lions induct new members

Captain Jack Lions Club of Mill Creek welcomed four new members during its March meeting. More...

Doctor K

Consult doctor before quitting alcohol

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband has a problem with alcohol. He has finally decided to quit and has set a date for his final drink. How will his body react once he stops? More...

Senator chairs initial hearing

A new subcommittee chaired by a local state senator held its first hearing in Harrisburg Monday.  More...

HAHS parents, players defend sport

Parents, players and coaches associated with the Huntingdon Area High School field hockey team presented their case before the school board Monday night during a monthly workshop session in hopes of saving the program from being eliminated as a high More...

TMSB members talk budget woes

“The school district is facing a very serious problem,” announced Tussey Mountain School District superintendent Mark Bollman, referring to the failure of the state legislature and Gov. More...

Financial literacy night aids family budgets

The Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corp. (HCCADC) hosted a financial literacy night for families Monday evening at the Mill Creek Fire Hall.   More...

State  Free Access 

Three Franciscan leaders charged in child abuse at Cambria Co. school

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania grand jury has concluded that three former Franciscan leaders allowed a friar who was a known sexual predator to take jobs, including as a high school athletic trainer, that enabled him to molest more than 100 ch More...

Counties will get the bill if state skips tax increase

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Plan targets campaign cash, gifts to lawmakers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is going to ask Pennsylvania lawmakers to put new limits on the size of individual campaign contributions and to be more transparent about income they receive from outside employment.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

National defense orders production threatened

75 Years Ago  Ensign Jack R. English, son of Lion Raymond English, spoke at the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon Lions Club at the Hotel Penn Hunt dining room during which he described the new training program of the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 15 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

Area has 13 athletes named to ICC teams

Four others are honorable mentions

A total of 13 athletes from four area high school were first-team picks as Inter-County Conference winter season all-stars.  All six selections from Mount Union were wrestlers. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Hatchery Happenings

While trout season opens in 18 Southeastern counties April 2, Locally, Saturday, April 16, is the opening of trout season. This year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will stock 723 streams and 123 lakes for a combined 846 waterways More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Stand up for your right  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Election letter deadline April 11

Campaigning for the Tuesday, April 26, primary election has started, it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support of or in opposition to candidates for elected offices.  There some rules and deadlines associated with those lette More...

What others are saying

A shining outhouse on a hill

When Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I mocked him. “Of the United States?” I asked. (I got a C- in Mockery when I was in college, unfortunately.)  When he jumped into the lead almost immediately, I laughed. More...

Chatter Box

Ides of March are turning point

Today, we have officially reached the middle of the month, March 15. More...

Healthy Living

The changing role of pharmacists

Did you know that depending on where you live, your pharmacist might be able to give you a flu shot? And that he or she can give you a screening test for the early detection of diabetes? More...

Your medicine cabinet: do you have everything you need?

Headaches, scratches, heartburn and colds: not all your ills require a visit to the doctor. But do you have what you need to take care of them? More...

Annie's Mailbox

Minor problem can become major rift

Dear Annie: My oldest and youngest sisters are 10 years apart. They used to be good friends, but in the past three years, something apparently happened and now they can’t stand to be in the same room together. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 16, 2016:  More...

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