January 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Municipalities will reorganize

The first of the year means something different for many, but for township supervisors it means a mandatory reorganization meeting as required under the second-class township code.  More...

Senator appointed to ed committee

Changes are coming to different committees in Harrisburg that handle some important issues.  State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Local News

Police Log

Criminal mischief   BROAD TOP TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Melissa Walls of Hopewell reported to state police at Bedford that someone hacked her iPad at 6:03 p.m. Dec. 30. The investigation continues.  Summary of incidents   More...

Students, public to benefit from TMSD physical fitness grant

The Tussey Mountain School District has been awarded an $8,600 grant that will aid in the promotion of physical fitness for both students and the public.  More...

World  Free Access 

President’s last month in office

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will strategize next week about how to prevent Republicans from destroying “Obamacare.” The president also plans to give a major valedictory speech next month in Chicag More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 2   AA Meeting o 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

Boys’ Basketball:

Rockets end long skid with OT win

Southern Huntingdon came out in the first half of its contest against visiting Tussey Mountain Monday afternoon and played some of its best basketball of the season. The Rockets put 38 points on the board in the first half. More...

Wildcats top Bearcats 68-42

Huntingdon started the New Year at Central Mountain Monday but didn’t turn in a complete game. More...

Photo

Kye Shipley and Marlena Prye teamed for a score of 1639 to finish first in the New Year’s Day Doubles No-Tap Tournament Sunday at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek. More...

Editorial

Clean air, clean water, good fertile soil = Life

Nearly 50 years ago, as a young newspaper reporter, I covered a beautifully crafted speech by a Penn State professor on central Pennsylvania’s streams, forests, farms, wildlife and other natural resources.  Details have faded, but the them More...

Control spending to prevent additional tax increases

It may not be a surprise to anyone that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is again facing a budget shortfall. What does this mean? It is very simple — Harrisburg spends more money than it brings in. More...

Big changes took effect quietly

Starting Jan. 1, there were big changes made in the way doctors will be reimbursed for Medicare services they provide to their patients.  More...

Chatter Box

Kind gestures

The beginning of the new year should be a joyous time, but sadly our community is still struggling to understand the tragedy that occurred the night of Dec. 30.  More...

Healthy Living

Understanding dementia a key to compassionate care

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the more prominent forms of dementia, but there are many additional types of dementia that also can cause both physical and cognitive alterations. More...

Demystifying Alzheimer’s disease:

A QUIZ

January is the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s Alzheimer Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to put an end to enduring myths regarding Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Special Sections

Details released in trooper's shooting

State police released details this afternoon into the investigation of the Dec. 30 shooting of Trooper Landon Weaver while on duty in Juniata Township. More...

Fire destroys Petersburg house

A Petersburg woman was injured when her home went up in flames during the early morning hours of Dec. 31.  More...

Still no first baby entered in contest

turned over to a new year, but so far The Daily News is still waiting for an entry in its 2017 First Baby Contest.  More...

State  Free Access 

Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed son

HARRISBURG (AP) — The phone at Bruce Brandler’s home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. More...

New year brings higher gas taxes, other changes

LANCASTER (AP) — Along with New Year’s resolutions, 2017 will ring in some new laws for Pennsylvanians.  Gas will cost more, and it will cost you more to drive on the turnpike.  There is some relief as well — residents wo More...

Parade offers new year a lively welcome

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s annual Mummers Parade quieted critics who raised concerns about racially or culturally insensitive displays in previous years, with marchers putting on a family friendly New Year’s Day show that still More...

General News

US stocks ring in 2017 with gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are jumping at the start of the first trading day of 2017. Energy companies are climbing with the price of oil, while banks are advancing thanks to a bump in interest rates. More...

Missouri job growth at half of incentive pledge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jobs were vanishing by the thousands when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took office in the midst of the greatest recession in decades.  More...

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros

We make ‘em, we break ‘em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rose Bowl:

Last comeback goes to USC

PASADENA, Calif. More...

College Football Playoffs:

Clemson stuns Ohio State, Tide rolls in semifinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw another and No. 3 Clemson crushed No. More...

Blues go outside to beat Blackhawks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues and Blackhawks took to the outdoors Monday, with Vladimir Tarasenko scoring twice in the third period and Jake Allen stopping 22 shots to lead St. More...

People/Pastimes

Emerging trends in crafting

“Why buy it when you can make it yourself?” is a mantra many crafters or doit yourselfers live by. Crafting can be an excellent outlet for self-expression and an entertaining way to pass the time. More...

Make every anniversary count

Wedding anniversaries provide opportunities for couples to reflect and relive the excitement of their wedding days. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Living independently

Dear Annie: I moved out and started living on my own several years ago, and I have fallen in love with living independently. However, over the years, my parents’ insistence that I move back near home has increased. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign. More...

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