October 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Website ‘grades’ area schools

Daily News Staff Writer  The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released a new website for the public Oct. 4 grading the state’s schools on a variety of performance measures.  More...

Temperatures to stay normal for October

As the cold front pushed through the area Monday morning, the warm temperatures cooled in the county, making it feel more like October. More...

Local News

Liberty Township Supervisors prepare for winter

Preparations for winter road maintenance and discussion about continuing violations of the municipal nuisance ordinance highlighted the Monday night meeting of the Liberty Township Supervisors.  More...

Marklesburg leaders approve emergency position

In a short but straight to the point monthly meeting Monday, Marklesburg Borough Council approved an emergency management coordinator (EMC) position with Hopewell and Lincoln townships, moved to put its snow plowing up for bid and discussed the numbe More...

Orbisonia Borough Council receives maintenance report

Orbisonia Borough Council members listened to a lengthy report from maintenance supervisor Rick Boley during their regular monthly meeting Oct. 2.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Decoying Snow Geese   More...

Brown comfortable with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s not exactly a homecoming for Levi Brown, but when the Pittsburgh Steelers acquired the massive offensive tackle in a trade with Arizona, he wasn’t necessarily coming to unfamiliar surroundings.  More...

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Editorial

Voter ID vs. voter IQ

Before the 2012 elections, our Republican legislature, in defiance of the United States Constitution, enacted a voter ID law which has since foundered in the courts. More...

Door remains open for talks with UPMC

I am writing to address the readers of The Daily News about the future of health care in Huntingdon County.  Two important events have occurred recently that require elaboration: two doctors leaving J.C. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Oct. 4

WASHINGTON - Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Oct. 4.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Chatter Box

So much to see and do

There’s so much to see and do in the Raystown region this time of year. Not only is there beautiful fall foliage to take in, but there’s a different fall activity nearly every weekend. More...

Doctor K

Lose abdominal fat through smart food choices

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written that abdominal fat is particularly bad for your health. What are the best ways to get rid of it?  More...

Special Sections

Area US reps don’t accept pay

Tuesday marks the eighth full day since the official start of the partial federal government shutdown and despite the small impact in Huntingdon County, nationally, “non-essential” government employees remain without a paycheck.  More...

Cromwell to open sewer bids

After more than a decade of discussions and hurdles, Cromwell Township Supervisors Lee Wilson, Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch announced Monday evening bids will finally be accepted for the township’s long anticipated community sewage sy More...

Council members talk to JV Regional police

Since it lacked a quorum for its monthly meeting Monday night, Alexandria Borough Council president Mike Peters and member Traci Gibboney had a lengthy discussion involving pay and coverage with Juniata Valley Regional Police Chief Gregory Garlock.&n More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-Penn State president asks to be given records

HARRISBURG (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has asked a judge to direct the state attorney general’s office to release documents as he prepares for trial on charges he helped cover up complaints about Jerry Sandusky.  More...

Philadelphia Inquirer editor ousted from post

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner known for his hard-news focus, was fired Monday over what the publisher called “philosophical differences on the direction of the company.&rdq More...

Inmate’s trial to begin in cellmate’s death

EBENSBURG (AP) — Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in the trial of a western Pennsylvania prison inmate accused of having strangled a new cellmate to death last year.  Prosecutors in Cambria County allege that 22-year-old William Cr More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Uribe homer eliminates Braves

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, tworun homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League c More...

Wacha, Cards even series with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. More...

Athletics outslug Tigers 6-3

DETROIT (AP) — Turns out the Oakland Athletics don’t need a brilliant pitching performance to beat Detroit.  They can outslug the Tigers too.  Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who chased Aniba More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Senior Center welcomes hospital’s CEO

The Standing Stone Senior Center welcomed guests from J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, CEO Lisa Mallon and marketing director Christine Gildea, Sept. More...

Births

Brian and Tara Ormsby of Petersburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bricen James Ormsby, Sept. 23, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital. At birth, Bricen weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Engaged to Wed

Brock and Stacy Miller of Orbisonia are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elaina Winter, to Justin Hall, the son of Michael and Liana Hall of Three Springs. Elaina is also the daughter of Frank Cohenour of Three Springs.  More...

Healthy Living

HEALTHY LIVING

HANDY SHORTCUTS TO MAKE MEAL TIME EASIER

The bene.ts of home cooking are well known. Cooking at home allows you to control the ingredients you use, which often makes for a more nutritious meal. More...

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF DYSLEXIA

Children begin learning to read early in their education. Very often some children seem to excel at reading and writing, while others may struggle. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

That’s what good parents do

Dear Annie: When our daughter was a child, she had emotional issues and extensive anger management problems. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

BY JACQUELINE BIGAR  A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013:  More...

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