July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen receives liver transplant

A planned day of prayer for Petersburg area teen Olivia “Liv” Stewart culminated in community members coming together Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil at the Alexandria Fire Hall to mark the end of a successful life-saving liver tr More...

Drop-In Center contributions recognized

The Huntingdon County Drop-In Center on Washington Street in Huntingdon Borough has become a place of refuge and support for many living with mental illness, but it’s also provided some much appreciated service to the borough itself. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Shade Gap Little Miss Princess crowned

Zia Boone, seated at the left, was crowned 2014 Shade Gap Little Miss Princess during the “Frozen” themed pageant Wednesday at the Shade Gap Picnic. More...

Old-Time Photos

An undated photo shows Traci (Shoemaker) Parkes astride Prince, a horse stabled at the Lake Raystown Resort stables. More...

TDN staffers share photo details

As it turns out, several Daily News folks were able to provide additional information about the Old Time Photo published in the paper’s July 24 edition. Staff writer Ron Morgan took the photo. More...

World  Free Access 

Generation of tanners see spike in melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More...

$1,000 pill now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. More...

What’s a group selfie? Usie

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in “us.” Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kemp singles to give Dodgers 3-2 win in 10th

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight v More...

Shazier making quick impression

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive end. More...

Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Come to the fair

Hi, I’m Emily Davis, the Huntingdon County Dairy Princess, and I would like to invite everyone to the Huntingdon County Fair, Sunday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 9. More...

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting July 12 at the leader’s house. Due to the absence of club president Preston Rhodes and vice president Bryant Wible, Katie Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Southern Pride

Southern Pride 4-H Club held its combined June and July meeting June 23 at Holly Anderson’s residence in Three Springs. The meeting was held picnic style as each 4-H family brought a covered dish to share. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014: More...

Bargain chains to merge in ’15

Huntingdon County shoppers will be pleased to know they shouldn’t expect any immediate changes after the bargain chain Dollar Tree announced the $8.5 billion acquisition of rival Family Doll a r Stores. More...

Water table normal in area

Those who float the Juniata River may notice find themselves dragging their watercraft this time of year, as water levels dip below normal. More...

JC students unaffected by international unrest

Situations of international unrest will not hinder students returning to Juniata College for the fall semester. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 31 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  Free Access 

Corbett, coal interests rally before EPA hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for More...

Ex-university official won’t be investigated

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office won’t investigate a former state university official accused of sexually assaulting students several years ago because it’s already defending the university in the students’ civil law More...

Thirty protesters arrested in union rallies at UPMC

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thirty protesters were arrested Wednesday during a demonstration for a labor union and higher employee wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, organizers said. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Legion Post 24 commander installed

75 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. John H. Feaster, Huntingdon, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at their home and a number of friends and relatives attended the joyous event. More...

Local Sports

Altoona tops Erie

The Altoona Curve defeated the Erie SeaWolves 6-3 Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve won their third straight series and nine of 14 games since the All-Star break. More...

Wet grounds force Spikes to postpone

Wednesday night’s game between the State College Spikes and Aberdeen IronBirds was postponed due to wet grounds at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park after heavy rain showers in the State College area. More...

Rain suspends City League tilt

Game two in the Huntingdon City League championship series didn’t make it halfway Wednesday. Rain suspended play in the bottom of the third inning with Brenneman’s Meat Market leading Moose 12-2. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Many, many thanks EditorThe Daily NewsDear Editor: Many, many thanks to all the people who helped us make this year’s book sale the best one ever. We raised a total of $6,799 during the threeday sale and all the proceeds go to the library. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending July 25

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 25. House More...

Op-Ed

The value of sports and other activities

It’s August, and students are getting close to beginning the next school year. Athletes and other students in our school districts will soon begin their football, band and other camps. Hard to believe. Yes, our parents were right. More...

People/Pastimes

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary installs new officers

Newly elected officers for the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post No. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Alex Glenn Parsons who turns 8 years old, today, Thursday, July 31, 2014. His proud parents are Carey and Candi Parsons of Spring Mills. More...

James Creek couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gerald Duane “Duke” and Emily Ann (Grubb) Brindle of James Creek who mark 50 years of marriage today, Thursday, July 31, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1964 at St. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider children’s feelings

Dear Annie: I have two daughters who have their biological father’s last name. He never phones or visits. In six years, he has seen them once for an hour. More...

Doctor K

Iodine and your thyroid gland

DEAR DOCTOR K: I cook with kosher salt, which doesn’t contain iodine. Am I getting enough iodine in my diet? Can I get iodine from other foods? More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Ready for a run?

While veteran driver Jeff Gordon hogged the Indianapolis Motor Speedway spotlight by winning a record fifth Brickyard 400, Joe Gibbs Racing made a strong performance statement with the NASCAR Chase on the near horizon. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Does a lame duck have any shot at a championship? More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

Jack Roush vs. More...

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