September 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members approve tax relief

The Mount Union Area School Board Monday gave the third and final stamp of approval needed to seek 10 years of tax relief for the next tenant at the FCI property in Shirley Township.  All eight of the school board members in attendance at the re More...

PRIDE to host Medicare meeting

Health care is making big news these days, and it’s easy for one to be confused as to what’s going on. More...

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Local News

Area brief

Local group to appear on regional television  MOUNT UNION — Forever Gospel of Mount Union will appear on a one-hour television special regionally beginning this weekend.  More...

Shooter lied about previous arrest, debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy.  Then federal investigators dismissed the omissions, More...

Official: Americans among mall attackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya’s foreign minister said Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Prominent Huntingdon citizen passes away

75 Years Ago Huntingdon mourns the death of one of its leading citizens, Mrs. Kate F. Blair, widow of the late J.C. Blair, the founder of the J.C. Blair Co. Her death occurred at her late home in Huntingdon Sept. 23, 1938, at 3 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Bearcts edge Grier

High School Tennis:

Abby Snare earned the biggest win of her senior season Monday afternoon while Mandy Gaugler and Nicki McClure had a hand in a pair of victories as Huntingdon avenged an earlier loss at Grier School (1-1) with a 4-3 home decision. More...

Sluggish Mount Union sweeps Fannett-Metal

After getting off to a very sluggish start Monday night, the Mount Union volleyball team stepped it up in the second two sets to sweep visiting Fannett- Metal 3-0 in a non-league contest. Game scores were 26-24, 25-14 and 25-17. More...

’Cats blank Rams

Huntingdon turned in a dominating performance on offense despite not scoring very many goals against visiting Penns Valley Monday. Kyra Shea and Rachel Fleming found the back of the net and that was enough to beat the Rams 2-0. More...

Editorial

War on drugs falls short

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Tommy No Toes Reilly

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Congressional votes for the week ending Sept. 20

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 20.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Dragonflies everywhere

Remember last week when Jane Swanger shared news of a swarm of dragonflies in the Mill Creek area? Well, it turns out she wasn’t the only one! More...

Healthy Living

HOW YOU CAN LOWER YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer. More...

BACKPACK SAFETY CAN PREVENT SERIOUS INJURIES

Trips and falls on the playground may account for the majority of injuries that send school children to the nurse’s of.ce. But backpacks cause their fair share of injuries as well.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Continue being polite to fiancé’s mother

Dear Annie: My fiance’s mother has a rocky relationship with both of her sons. We see her infrequently, but still, my fiance loses his patience with her quickly.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

BY JACQUELINE BIGAR  A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013:  More...

Motions heard in murder case

A motions hearing was held Monday morning in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas in the case against Maria Boyd, 24, currently incarcerated in the Centre County Jail. More...

Aid sought for mental health issues

Being on the front lines of any war is tough and according to Carol Wenner, director of Mainstream Counseling in Huntingdon, that is exactly where she and the counselors who work there are — on the front lines of the war against alcohol and dru More...

KOZ designation being pursued

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) members continue to be committed to finding new opportunities for the former FCI Inc. More...

State  Free Access 

McCord appears ready to enter governor’s race

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state treasurer, Rob McCord, appears ready to announce he is officially entering a crowded Democratic field vying to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in next year’s election.  More...

Ex-school officials traded racist texts

Two top administrators of a large southeastern Pennsylvania school district traded a series of racist and sexist text messages on their district phones, the school board confirmed Monday, seeking to contain the fallout by mandating sensitivity traini More...

State GOP leader: transportation bill may get vote

Associated Press  HARRISBURG (AP) — A $2.5 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to fund improvements to Pennsylvania’s highways, bridges and mass transit systems may soon get a vote in the state House, three months after it stall More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates, Reds and Cards win

CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. More...

Bucs celebrate end of drought

CHICAGO (AP) — Players chanted “MVP! More...

Rays finish sweep of Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brady Matthew Clark, who turned 1 year old Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. His proud parents are Matthew and Maggie Clark of Orbisonia. More...

Births

Adam LaPenna and Heather Maynard of Hollidaysburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Camden Andrew LaPenna, at 3:14 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Camden weighed 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Saltillo High School Class of 1963 holds reunion

The Saltillo High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 60th class reunion at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Aug. 12.  Hazel (Campbell) Hershey offered the invocation. More...

Doctor K

Biofeedback can help relieve chronic pain and stress

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve mentioned biofeedback as a treatment option for several conditions, but I still don’t understand what it is. Could you explain?  More...

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