August 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Walker Twp. road OK’d for speed test

Last month, Walker Township Supervisors spoke with concerned residents about speeding on Turkey Farm Road and agreed to request PennDOT conduct a speed test on the road to determine if the speed limit should be lowered.  Last night, the supervis More...

West Nile surveillance continuing across state

With mosquito season in full swing, the state departments of health and environmental protection have reported the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV).  More...

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DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroa More...

Correction

Some information was inadvertently omitted in the 4-H and FFA Rabbit Show results that were published in the Aug. 5 edition of The Daily News.  More...

Area brief

Little Sprouts Daycare to hold open house   SHIRLEY TWP. — The New Life Fellowship Church will host an open house for its new daycare, Little Sprouts Daycare Center, from 5-8 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, Aug. 12.  More...

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Actor Robin Williams dead at age 63

Associated Press  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons More...

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Snider belts two home runs in Pirate win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates already had a four-run lead over an ailing Justin Verlander when Travis Snider threw out a runner at the plate in the second for an inning-ending double play.  “It very well could’ve bee More...

Isner advances to second round at W & S Open

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Eleventh seeded John Isner reached the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson on Monday night.  The match was just the second in their 10 meetings in which More...

Royals outduel A’s, take over division lead

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Chatter Box

Another fair week in the books

Fair week has come to an end and another year of “treasured memories” are in the books.  More...

Healthy Living

UNDERSTANDING CHOLESTEROL

Cholesterol is in many ways considered a dirty word. While cholesterol is too complex to categorize so easily, the widely known complications of high cholesterol make it easy to generalize cholesterol as something detrimental to human health. More...

REVIVE SUMMER- RAVAGED SKIN, HAIR AND FEET

As summer draws to a close, many people will reminisce about weeks spent relaxing and basking in the sun. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

One’s career choice is a personal decision

Dear Annie: I’m a young woman with a degree in education. After spending several years as a student teacher and co-teacher, I decided that I really don’t want to remain in teaching. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 9 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014:  More...

Drug suspects appear in court

Eighteen of the more than 30 defendants captured in the July 30 countywide drug raid appeared before Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt for preliminary hearings Monday.  Of those defendants appearing, only Joseph Dziedzic, 33, 106 Vandevend More...

Ebola crisis halts local man’s plans

As the Ebola virus continues to plague countries on the western coast of Africa, travel restrictions and health advisories have required Phillip May of Mill Creek, president of G. More...

Resignations needed from elected officials

Though two area residents serving in elected positions in Alexandria Borough have reportedly moved out of the borough, they have not yet submitted their resignations to borough council members.  More...

TMSB members hire teacher, guidance staff

Meeting in special session Monday night, the Tussey Mountain School Board acted on the hiring for several positions and conducted interviews for the appointment of a school board member. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State trustees to discuss NCAA lawsuit status

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s trustees will meet by phone this week to discuss the status of state officials’ lawsuit against the NCAA over the use of a $60 million fine the university has been paying because of the Jerry Sandusky More...

Drilling firm challenges township waste ordinance

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gas and oil drilling company has sued a western Pennsylvania township, claiming that an ordinance passed to ban the disposal of drilling byproducts like fracking fluids and briny water is illegal and trumped by state and fed More...

Dog does double duty as service, therapy animal

GREENSBURG (AP) — Not many dogs have professional credentials.  Becky Pekar’s dog, Bella, certified twice for two types of service, is the exception, according to Pekar.  Pekar spent years as a nurse for Excela Health Westmorela More...

Editorial

All should pay attention

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  This letter of ideas and opinions comes from my thinking and in no way is an official message from the county Ideational Work Force, though the task force members might show an interest.  More...

Good news is hard to come by

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The law says that the U.S. More...

Freedom from fear

Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Tips for a sucessful college year

For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety. More...

Student News

Local students complete studies at Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University has announced a list of the following local students who have completed studies at the close of the spring 2014 semester:  — Joseph Neuder of Cassville graduated with a bachelor of science degree in recreation managem More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ashley Paige DeArmitt who turns 8 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Her proud parents are Bill and Jennifer DeArmitt of Alexandria. More...

Doctor K

Football concussion is serious matter

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son got a concussion playing football. His doctor said he shouldn’t play again until his symptoms have completely disappeared. What symptoms should we be looking out for?  More...

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