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Budget falls short for senior centers

Gathering at Portstown Park in Huntingdon Friday morning for its annual picnic, the Citizens Advisory Council of the Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties’ Area Agency on Aging (AAA) learned its 2014-15 fiscal budget falls short of the badly- More...

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com. Correction

An article about the Mount Union Area School Board meeting published in the Aug. 26 edition of The Daily News incorrectly identified Wesley Ray as a board member.  Ray is a resident of Mount Union Borough.  TDN regrets the error.   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dennis McMullen Date of Birth: Aug. 25, 1957 Age: 57 years old Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Weight: 160 pounds Eye color: Blue Hair color: Brown   More...

County website to be updated

The county’s website will be undergoing a change in the coming weeks.  Though still located at the same web address, www.huntingdoncounty.net, changes were discussed during the Tuesday morning meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 30   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Aug. 31   More...

Local Sports

Trojans race to opening win over Bearcats

It took Mount Union a little time to get Friday night’s home season opener with neighboring Huntingdon underway, but once it did get things started, the Trojans never looked back and raced t a 53-20 victory. More...

Parks runs Rockets to win

Mason Parks rushed for 224 net yards and three-first half touchdowns as Southern Huntingdon built up a 28-0 lead on visiting Juniata Valley in Friday’s season opener on Rocket turf.  More...

Central balanced in win

An intriguing season opener Friday pitted a pair of district champions on the field at Dick L. Hess Stadium in Saxton. More...

People/Pastimes

Student News

Huntingdon graduate completes doctorate degree

Sarah Ritchey has been awarded a doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) degree from the School of Occupational Therapy, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.  Belmont is one of six universities accredited to award the doctoral degree.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Bexley Monroe Wiser turns 2 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She is the daughter of Ashley Heaton and Max Wiser of Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 30, 2014  Lillian Sheeder of Robertsdale celebrates her 93rd birthday today, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Happy birthday, Lillian! nnnnn  Brenda Hanna of Shirleysburg celebrates a birthday today, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:17 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014:  More...

Medicaid plans to affect county

Out of the approximately half-million low-income residents of the state who will benefit from the U.S. More...

Local gun experts urge responsibility

While a tragic accidental shooting of an Arizona gun instructor by a 9-year-old girl this week made national headlines, local gun experts are speaking out about the dangers of semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons.  More...

Penelec rates to drop starting in september

Starting with their Sept. More...

Opening night

Bearcat fans go wild as their team enters the Trojan stadium during Friday night’s annual showdown between Mount Union Area High School and visiting Huntingdon Area High School. More...

State  Free Access 

Medicaid could change without Corbett

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Pentagon says Iraq ops cost $560M

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid- June, the Pentagon said Friday.  More...

General News

US to begin testing Ebola vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.  More...

The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.  More...

ABC names new boss at ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow’s top producer at MSNBC is the new man in charge on the daytime talk show “The View.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tabata’s RBI single lifts Pirates over Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.  Harrison had three hits More...

Errani knocks out Venus Williams

NEW YORK (AP) — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. More...

Mercury holds off Lynx in opener

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals.  More...

Religion News

Jewish center reopens six years after Mumbai attacks

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree in 2008.  More...

Mom makes Islamic appeal for life of her journalist son

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death makes an Islamic appeal for his life in a video addressed to his captors.  More...

Israel identifies body as missing American student President Carter, Gov. Snyder to speak in Detroit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A full family blowup is least of your worries

Dear Annie: I am one of four adult children. Our father died a couple of years ago. Three of us have our own homes. More...

Doctor K

Chronic subdural hematomas can be slow to heal

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother is in her 70s. She fell a few weeks ago but seemed fine. Then she started to have double vision and some trouble with balance. A CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma. Her doctor advised only bed rest and medication. More...

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