June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No tax increase in SHCSD budget

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved a budget without a tax increase during its meeting in the high school/middle school library Wednesday night.  More...

PennDOT urges caution in work zones

Summer is a time when more motorists are on the roads and they may encounter frequent construction work zones and road work projects. PennDOT urges caution to drivers during this busy season for the safety of all involved. More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia could become first city with soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia could soon become the first major U.S. More...

New superintendent defends claims on his resumé

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The incoming superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools is defending his resume after two newspapers cited records and education officials in reporting that he allegedly exaggerated his claims of turning around two troubl More...

A solar struggle as car dealership bumps into limits

ZELIENOPLE (AP) — Of all the thousands of municipalities in Pennsylvania, Baierl Ford decided to go solar in Zelienople, one of a handful that caps the amount of solar capacity customers can produce at one tenth of what Baierl had in mind.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame:

Ken Morningstar

Growing up near a small rural town in the late 1950s and early 1960s meant playing ball for most youngsters. In that regard, Ken Morningstar was no different than his friends -- except he was better at it than most.  More...

SeaWolves top Curve

Austin Meadows hit a solo home run in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, but it was only run of the night for the Altoona Curve in a 7-1 loss to the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park Wednesday night.  The Curve (32-26) hav More...

Baer wins individual title; ALCC team 2nd

Central Counties Golf:

The Mount Union American Legion Country Club hosted a Central Counties event over the weekend and members of the home team fared pretty well. Matt Baer won the first flight gross title with a two day score of 141. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

George Wilson Jr. of Huntingdon shared this photo dated 1908. The photo shows Wilson’s father, George B. More...

Around the State

The economic malaise, June 7   Some big things continue not to jibe when it comes to the American economy. More...

Our Readers Write

Both sides are being used  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  Since at least 30 people have stopped by my car lot to ask my thoughts and opinions about the proposed Terrace Mountain Resort, I believe it is time to write this so I can actually More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Thanking farmers

It’s that time of year again when you see farmers in the fields working hard on their tractors or busy on their farms tending to their cows. I’d like to take a moment and explain the importance of our farmers. More...

Stake trees only if it’s needed

To stake or not to stake?  Too many gardeners answer this question in the affirmative. More...

Enjoy a refreshing frozen yogurt shake

Huntingdon County Alternate Dairy Princess USA! USA! This cheer will definitely be heard later this August as the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Third-party intervention is needed

Dear Annie: I am 13 years old. My parents have been fighting for as long as I can remember. It’s not physical, but it is loud, sarcastic and rude, and they don’t seem to notice that it affects me, as well as my older siblings. More...

Doctor K

Mindful eating helps you focus on taste, aroma

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard so much about mindful eating. How do I practice it? More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM AXALTA 400 AT POCONO

1. Chase closing Chase Elliott keeps edging closer to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase berth. The 20-year-old rookie finished fourth at Pocono after leading a race-high 51 laps around the 2.5-mile triangle. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Some positive signs of life?   There were a few at Pocono. Most of the focus is on Kurt Busch breaking into the 2016 win column, but Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards also got welcomed quality finishes Monday. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Junior retirement?   More...

Liquor reform OK’d by gov.

The governor has signed legislation that will put wine in grocery store aisles and beer in convenience stores.  More...

Grants awarded for area watersheds

The Huntingdon County Conservation District was recently awarded over $500,000 in Growing Greener Grants from the state Department of Environmental Protection.  The grants in Huntingdon County will be used for agricultural best management practi More...

Fate of seized dogs determined in court

The fate of 10 dogs seized as part of a dually focused drug raid March 24 in Newton Hamilton and Mount Union was determined during a hearing at the Huntingdon County Courthouse Wednesday.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Saxton council will proceed with timbering project

Saxton Borough Council learned Monday evening the borough received blessings from the Saxton Borough Municipal Authority (SBMA) to proceed with a proposed timbering project on the authority’s property in the Putts Hollow Reservoir area.  More...

Defendants appear in central court

Four defendants accused of interfering with Sunoco pipeline operations waived their preliminary hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Three-county chase ends in Huntingdon County

A Lewistown man is in custody on a number of charges, including two counts of attempted criminal homicide, three counts of attempted homicide by vehicle, three counts of aggravated assault, five counts of recklessly endangering another person, drivin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Noted lecturer, traveler speaks at Saxton-Liberty graduation

75 Years Ago  In the 84th commencement at the Grier School, Birmingham, 31 seniors were awarded their diplomas at the graduation exercises held in the Birmingham Presbyterian Church.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 9   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens look to close out Sharks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning.  More...

James scores 32; Cavs rout Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet.  He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers.  More...

Oklahoma downs Aurburn 2-1 to win WCWS title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After two losses to start the season, Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso wasn’t sure about her team full of freshmen and sophomores. More...

People/Pastimes

Add fun, flavorful variety to your summer cookout

If you’re looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into this summer’s family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter. More...

Power-packed peanuts

— Peanuts are nutrient-dense and have the most protein of any nut. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an ounce of roasted peanuts provides about 8 grams of heart-healthy, cholesterol-free, plant-based protein.  More...

Births

Jacob and Jennifer (Lewis) Mazzei of Alexandria are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rylan Alexander Mazzei, at 4:35 a.m. June 1, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Rylan weighed 10 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. More...

School News

Warriors Mark woman honored for accomplishment

At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers at honors convocation to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Leo if born before 8:46 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 10, 2016:  More...

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