April 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSB members table SRO plans

By a roll call vote of 6-3, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night voted to table passage of a memorandum of understanding with Saxton Borough Council that would set the stage for the utilization of a school resource officer (SRO) in the schoo More...

Inaugural Walk Huntingdon event planned

An Earth Day event Friday, April 22, hopes to get Huntingdon residents motivated to ditch their vehicles and put on their walking shoes.  Walk Huntingdon will be holding its inaugural Earth Day Walk event beginning at 8:30 a.m. More...

Jobs

Local News

Team plaque presented

A plaque honoring the 2016 Tussey Mountain girls’ junior high basketball team as champions of the South Section of the Inter-County Conference (runners-up in the league with a 20-1 record) was More...

ORJMA members vote on personnel changes

The board of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) made personnel changes during its monthly meeting April 13.  Following a 24-minute executive discussion on personnel and legal matters, the board approved changing secretary D More...

Springfield leaders discuss dust control

The Springfield Township supervisors held a brief meeting at the township building Monday. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 19 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 

Ethiopians take five of six top spots

BOSTON (AP) — Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the victory stand.  More...

Story homers to help Rockies win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Story’s solo homer snapped an eighth-inning tie, Jordan Lyles got his first victory in nearly a year and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Monday night.  More...

Caps take 3-1 lead on Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, Braden Holtby had 31 saves and the Washington Capitals moved one game closer to a sweep in their first-round playoff series with a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.  The C More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paxton Reffner who turns 9 years old today, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. His proud parents are Kevin and Jessica Reffner of Hesston. More...

Engaged to Wed

Leonard-Wyckof  William and Tina Alexander of Aiken, South Carolina, are pleased to announce on behalf of the late Baerbel “Bebe” Wyckoff, who resided in Aiken, South Carolina, the engagement of Samantha Wyckoff and Joshua Leonard, b More...

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, learned about first responders and ambulances at the Orbisonia-Rockhill Ambulance Co. recently. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Barefeet are inappropriate for office

Dear Annie: I have a different problem with people taking off their shoes. I work in a small office where we have outside visitors on a daily basis. One woman who works here likes to take off her shoes and walk around barefoot. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 20, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Delegates vow candidate votes

Ahead of the primary election, delegates for the national convention are discussing their support for candidates for president.  More...

Bus changes halted at HASB meeting

Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously approved to table a vote on the proposed single-tier morning bus runs during its monthly meeting Monday night.  The vote followed a 30-minute discussion with parents and all seven of the district’s More...

MUASB members discuss free lunches

Mount Union Area School District officials resumed budget talks Monday night, taking a look at the impact of a free meal initiative, plus roughly $100,000 in recommended cuts to the 2016-17 spending plan.  More...

World  Free Access 

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star dies at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everybody loved Doris Roberts.  The spunky actress who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on CBS’ “Everybody Loves Raymond” received an outpouring of praise on Monday following news of More...

Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Forest fires burn over 3,000 acres in county

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James was expected to issue a commission assigning Charles E. Kenworthey, Ardmore, to an $18,000 a year vacancy on the state superior court. More...

Local Sports

Tussey tops Tyrone 3-2

High School Tennis:

The Tussey Mountain tennis team won just one of three singles matches Monday afternoon, but swept the doubles matches to earn a 3-2 win over visiting Tyrone.  It was the Titans’ second straight match against the Golden Eagles and their sec More...

Huntingdon, Southern and Tussey get wins

High School Softball:

Huntingdon 7, Mount Union 2 More...

Bearcats and Hornets shut out league foes

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon 7, Central 0 After a dismal weekend in the 2016 Curve Classic at Altoona’s PNG Field, the Huntingdon baseball team put things back together Monday against visiting Central. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

No experience is needed to volunteer  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Along with spring blossoms comes the opportunity to get outside and join other volunteers helping to maintain hiking trails in Pennsylvania.  More...

Schools shouldn’t be subject to governor’s political whims

Op-Ed

When Gov. More...

Chatter Box

Fans share more country music meetings

If you don’t know it already, I’m a big country music fan, so I was excited to share last week’s story from Huntingdon native Rufus Brenneman about meeting country music artist Frankie Ballard. More...

Healthy Living

Life over CANCER

Let’s unite in the fight against cancer this April

There’s no doubt about it; cancer research makes a difference. The survival rate of people with cancer in the 1940s was as low as 25 per cent, whereas today, the figure hovers around 63 per cent. More...

Recipe Corner

Unique, refreshing salad suitable for spring

Many people associate salads with dieting, and dieting with bland foods. But salads can be just as fresh and flavorful as other foods.  More...

If not vaccines, what causes autism?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that autism spectrum disorder is the fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting about 1 percent of the world’s population, including 3.5 million Americans.  More...

Doctor K

Environment, lifestyle are main causes of cancer

DEAR DOCTOR K: A while back, you commented on a study that said getting cancer was mainly caused by bad luck. You said you thought the study was wrong. Then recently, I heard that another study agreed with you. Can you explain?  More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast