April 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cat issues ongoing in Smithfield Township

One woman’s efforts to control the feral cat population in Smithfield Township have resulted in neighborhood complaints and a warning from the code enforcement officer.  Jeane Peters has researched the issue of feral cats extensively and, More...

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Local News

Cromwell supervisors vote to buy new truck

The Cromwell Township Supervisors approved the purchase of a new truck during their monthly meeting Monday. “We got quotes on a new truck to replace the one that’s been giving us so much trouble,” board chair Buzz Gutshall said. More...

Correction

In the April 2 edition of The Daily News, an article regarding local families who have lost loved ones to overdoses, the mother of Tyler Snyder was incorrectly identified.  Her name is April Matthews.  Staff writer April Feagley regrets t More...

Rangers memorial eligible for national register

Liberty Township Supervisors learned Monday evening the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), has granted “conditional approval” of the Captain Phillips Ra More...

Local Sports

Mount Union sweeps Huntingdon

High School Track & Field:

Mount Union hosted Huntingdon’s track and field squad Monday afternoon. The Trojans’ experience showed in a strong performance in both the boys’ and girls’ events over the young Bearcat team. More...

Games postponed

Monday’s rainfall through early afternoon produced the first wipeout of spring sports for the season. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Courtship Time

It’s an accepted axiom that “June is for lovers.” Confirming this perception, numerous weddings are scheduled for this summer month. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to this young guy, Barrett Brode, who turns 9 years old today, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. More...

Engaged to Wed

GROVE-MISTRETTA  Abigail Grove of McVeytown and Steven Mistretta of Mount Union are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Doug and Tammie Grove of McVeytown. More...

Combat rising life insurance costs

For a good portion of Americans, life insurance is a critical component of financial planning. More...

Doctor K

Tools can help arthritic hands perform everyday tasks

DEAR DOCTOR K: Age and arthritis have done a number on my hands. I’d like to continue cooking, eating and dressing independently, but it’s getting harder. Any advice?  More...

Special Sections

‘It’s not too far’ to walk

Walk Huntingdon inspires healthy goals, community spirit

If Huntingdon Borough residents need to get to a destination, a new project may inspire them to forego their vehicles and walk.  Walk Huntingdon, started locally by Pam Grugan of Alexandria, is part of a national initiative to encourage folks to More...

MUASB members facing rising costs

The Mount Union Area School Board had its first look at the district’s 2016-17 budget Monday night, focusing attention on roughly $800,000 in projected cost increases outside of the district’s control.  More...

Congressman to give update on legislation

United States Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson will visit the Huntingdon location of Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc. at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 5, to follow up on concerns relating to impending legislation.  More...

State  Free Access 

Republicans appeal to conservatives with cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including President Barack Obama’s health care law and tax credits for children More...

Officials: Engineer hit brakes seconds before crash

CHESTER (AP) — The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train applied the emergency brakes five seconds before it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal officials said.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cemetery responsibility assumed by council

75 Years Ago  Max Rohm, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rohm, Huntingdon, is in serious condition in the J.C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 5 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 

Nova tops Heels on buzzer beater

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

HOUSTON (AP) — Kris Jenkins is one of those players who believes every shot is going in. Sometimes, it feels so right to be right. More...

Stewart, UConn after fourth straight title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart came to UConn with the lofty goal of winning four national championships and the Huskies are one victory away from history.  More...

Arcidiacono named MVP

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono grew up outside Philadelphia as a Villanova fan, and then played more games than anyone else ever has for the Wildcats.  In his 144th and last game for Villanova, with his last pass, he became a national cha More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Of that flag I am not proud Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

Op-Ed

Opening the floodgates of hate

The staying power of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy has surprised and unsettled people across the political spectrum. More...

A grim legacy in Honduras

Who murdered Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres?  While the identities of the killers remain unknown, activists, media observers, and members of the Cáceres family are blaming the increasingly reactionary and violent Honduran governme More...

Chatter Box

Preparing for nicer weather

Yes, you’re looking at the calendar correctly. It is indeed April, but it sure doesn’t feel like spring. In fact, according to the weather forecast, these chilly temperatures are going to continue throughout the week. More...

Healthy Living

Science and technology: working to improve your eyesight

Imagine never having to wear glasses or contact lenses again. It’s a dream for a lot of people. The good news is that in recent years, several surgical procedures have been developed to safely counter or even cure some eye conditions.  More...

Does your child need glasses?

Did you know that children should see an eye-care professional for the .rst time at the age of six months? Three years later they should go back for another checkup and then again before starting school.  More...

Eye health: three specialists to “see”

When a problem occurs with your eyes, your .rst instinct is probably to make an appointment with a health professional for an eye examination. However, many people are unsure as to who to consult: an optometrist, an optician or an ophthalmologist? More...

Annie's Mailbox

National Alcohol Awareness Day is April 7

Dear Annie: I always had an exaggerated response to alcohol and could never have just one drink. The first time I ever tried drinking was when I was 14 years old, and I got drunk. I wasn’t a heavy drinker right away, though. More...

NASCAR

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces if born before 2:46 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 6, 2016: More...

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