March 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

UGI natural gas rates drop nearly 5 percent

As of March 1, UGI Central Penn Gas customers are paying less for their natural gas. A news release from UGI stated rates have dropped around 4.8 percent from $84.67 to $80.58 per month. More...

Suspended teacher returns to district

After being suspended for nearly a year, a Juniata Valley High School science teacher was back in the classroom Monday. More...

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Local News

Sheetz project moved up

SMITHFIELD TWP. — Winter weather delayed another Sheetz project Monday, making way for contractors to start work on the Route 26 store construction Monday afternoon. More...

Weather delays Cromwell twp. sewer work

Cromwell Township Supervisors Buzz Gutshall, Martin Edgin and chairman Barry Welch learned Monday evening that work on the township’s sewage system has been temporarily delayed due to weather. More...

Saxton Borough, Liberty township officials closer to merging municipal authorities

Efforts to merge the Saxton Borough and Liberty Township municipal authorities took a step forward Monday evening when the supervisors agreed to meet with their municipal neighbors to discuss the proposal. More...

Editorial

Make it the best it can be

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: It’s been my experience that when administrators or politicians say they are looking for the best way to educate students, I know what follows will rarely, if ever, benefit students. More...

Twelve important issues

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Make the correct choice

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People/Pastimes

Oneida scouts sharpen first aid skills

Boy Scout troops from Huntingdon County met Feb. 28 for the Oneida District First Aid Meet. More...

Engaged to Wed

Jeff and Kathy Hurley of Huntingdon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Hurley, to Beau Ryan, the son of Joe and Brenda Ryan of Clearfield. More...

Births

Brandon and Francesca (Gildea) Shook of Duncansville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Colbie Lynn Shook, at 3:52 p.m. Feb. 24, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Colbie weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Special Sections

Wage hike is state debate

Gov. Tom Wolf expected to call for increase over time

While the law is separate from the state budget, Gov. Tom Wolf was expected to take time out of his budget address this morning to call for an increase in minimum wage. More...

Day set aside to eliminate painful word

There are many words in the English language which have been rendered obsolete through time, but tomorrow is a day designed to hasten the demise of one word in particular and raise awareness for those with intellectual disabilities. More...

Shaver’s Creek director expert in ginseng

Many folks are familiar with ginseng for its many health benefits, but one of the leading experts in the plant is working to make sure it will be around for all to enjoy in the future. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 3 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  Free Access 

Congressional votes for the week ending Feb. 27

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 27. House More...

‘Black Madam’ falls ill after two days of testimony

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An underground “body sculptor” charged in the death of a London dancer has tangled with a prosecutor who believes her ever-changing names, addresses and business ventures are the work of a classic con. More...

Family finds no justice in death penalty moratorium

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — A little girl sleeping next to her older sister woke up the morning of Dec. 27, 1996, with blood covering her dress. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Miami beats Phoenix 115-98

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, Goran Dragic added 21 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 115-98 on Monday night in a game that included two thirdquarter altercations. More...

Gill leads Virginia past Syracuse 59-47

SYRACUSE, N.Y. More...

Franchise tag a quandry

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. More...

Chatter Box

Robin watchers keeping busy

My robin watchers have been out in full force after the sightings mentioned in last week’s column. More...

Healthy Living

EASY WAYS TO GET MORE YOUTHFUL- LOOKING SKIN

Few people would pass up the opportunity to look younger. But men and women who want to look a little more like their younger selves without resorting to surgery can still have younger, healthier looking skin without going under the knife. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have diagnosed heart disease. Though often mistaken as the same thing as a heart attack, cardiac arrest is not the same. More...

UNDERSTANDING COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is an umbrella term for several lung diseases that make it dif.cult to breathe. The two main forms of COPD include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask for help maintaining relationship

Dear Annie: I am a 51-yearold man and have been unemployed for the past three years. Last year, my wife asked for a divorce. More...

Doctor K

Bone marrow transplants

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have leukemia. Thankfully, a family member was a bone marrow match. Can you tell me what to expect during my bone marrow transplant procedure? DEAR READER: A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo if born before 5:57 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 4, 2015: More...

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