October 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Falls more serious among the elderly

Tripping and falling may be a minor inconvenience to someone younger, but for the elderly, it may bring many unforeseen consequences.  Senior centers in Huntingdon County try to educate and inform elderly residents of the dangers of falling.&nbs More...

Cosmetic lenses put eyes at risk

As youth and adults begin to plan their Halloween costumes, the state Department of Health is warning those considering the use of decorative or cosmetic contact lenses they could be putting their eyes at risk for infection or damage.  The lense More...

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Liberty Township Supervisors to further review outdoor burning

The Liberty Township Supervisors tabled action on an update of its outdoor burning ordinance Monday evening and handled a busy road maintenance agenda. More...

Wayne Twp. supervisors discuss water tap fees

At the regular meeting of the Wayne Township Board of Supervisors Monday, vice chairman Dwight Aurand discussed possible changes for residents who wish to turn off their water for a long period of time.  More...

Correction

In Monday’s edition of The Daily News, the story about the hazardous materials collection stated Hess’s Garage of McConnellstown took the acid batteries. It was actually Hess’s Garage in Newburg that took part in the collection. More...

World  Free Access 

Romney says debate isn’t about winning and losing

DENVER (AP) — After dozens of hours of practice, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney arrived in Colorado on Monday for his first debate with President Barack Obama, telling thousands of voters he thinks the debates will be about “ More...

At least 20 injured in California train crash

HANFORD, Calif. More...

Homeland Security says Border Patrol agent killed

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bears intercept Cowboys 34-18

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Briggs plucked the ball out of the air and started rumbling down the field. More...

Steelers getting healthier

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.  There’s still no telling if the same 11 guys will suit up on Sunday against Philadelphia.&nbs More...

Owners and NHLPA resume talks today

NHL labor talks will resume Tuesday morning, with both sides still focusing on secondary matters and not the core economic issues that continue to divide owners and players in a league-imposed lockout entering its third week.  The NHL confirmed More...

People/Pastimes

Morder-Brown

Alisyn Meghan Brown and Bradley Scott Morder, both of Bradley Beach, N.J., are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dottie and Gary Brown of Matawan, N.J. More...

Posey-Martin

Joyce Martin and Rene Posey, both of Round Rock, Texas, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Naomi (Frye) Martin and Joseph Lamb, who resided in Mount Union. More...

Saltillo High School Class of 1957

Members of the Saltillo High School Class of 1957 held their 55th class reunion at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, Sept. 15. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012:  More...

No IDs needed in Nov. election

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge postponed Pennsylvania’s controversial voter identification requirement earlier today, ordering the state not to enforce it in this year’s presidential election.  More...

Chamber’s leadership roles updated

Following the trends of chambers of commerce across the country, the board of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce voted to transfer the title of executive director Yvonne Martin Monday to president and CEO of the organization.  More...

Cromwell plans special meeting regarding sewer system changes

Cromwell Township Supervisors Tom Barron, Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch Monday evening authorized township engineer Todd Banks to draft a letter to 10 residents whose properties may be affected by a change in the township’s proposed se More...

State  Free Access 

Bass fishing and gas drilling meet in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bass fishing, gas drilling and downtown Pittsburgh collided at a professional fishing tournament last week, and the unlikely partnership prompted cheers and concerns from anglers, environmentalists and the general public.  More...

Historic hotel building fire ruled arson

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A fire that ravaged a historic hotel building in central Pennsylvania last month has been ruled arson.  The Centre Daily Times says the Bellefonte fire chief made the announcement at the borough council meeting Monday nig More...

Deliberations to begin in game warden case

GETTYSBURG (AP) — Jurors in central Pennsylvania will soon begin weighing the fate of a man charged with killing a state game warden.  Defense attorneys acknowledge Christopher Johnson fatally shot Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU Band Boosters seek permission for building

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 2  AA Meeting  p 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.  Friends of the Library   More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball: Bearcats sweep Trojans

Huntingdon used a strong service game right out of the gate to quickly set the tone of Monday evening’s home nonleague contest with neighboring Mount Union.  More...

College Field Hockey: Showers, Howard sweep Landmark POW honors

Juniata field hockey swept the Landmark Conference weekly awards the league announced Monday. More...

Women’s Soccer: Juniata falls 3-1 at McDaniel

The Juniata women’s soccer team fell 3-1 on the road at McDaniel College Monday afternoon in their last non-conference match of the year. More...

Editorial

Despite disapproval, someone will win Obama-Romney

Poll

ATLANTA (AP) — Never have American voters re-elected a president whose work they disapprove of as much as Barack Obama’s. More...

Political Cartoon

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Disparate opinions

Op-Ed

Thank goodness for the editorial page in the Sept. 25 edition of The Daily News. I almost began to think that I was the only one with an opinion. More...

Chatter Box

October is here ... already

Yesterday may have been the first day of October, but it felt like the 10th month of the year arrived much earlier than that.  More...

Healthy Living

Laser therapy is another tool used to .ght cancer

Cancer patients are well-versed in treatment options, with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery generally at the forefront of their treatment plans. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is nothing more you can do ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am an 88-yearold father with three grown daughters. I have a substantial amount listed in my will, which originally was to be equally divided.  More...

Doctor K

Palliative care is not the same as hospice

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. I told her to look into palliative care, but she insists that’s for patients who have given up.  More...

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