June 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Coroner settles lawsuit with county

A lawsuit filed by Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum against the county seeking reimbursement for mileage and the right to appoint a solicitor was settled just prior to a scheduled non jury trial Monday morning.  More...

Severe storms ripped through area Monday

Severe storms ripped through the county Monday afternoon and evening, resulting in reports of hail and wind damage in portions of the area.  Reports to The Daily News indicate there were some reports of hail in Porter Township and wind damage in More...

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Local News

Tussey boys’ basketball coach hired

The Tussey Mountain School Board unanimously approved the hiring of a new boys’ basketball coach, Randy Meck of Broad Top City, during a brief special session Monday evening in the high school in East Saxton.  More...

Area brief

Free Summer Food Program returns   More...

Oneida supervisors address work trailer

After several questions from community members, the Oneida Township Supervisors took a moment during their monthly meeting Wednesday to explain why a work trailer is sitting at the township building.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former state representative is HAHS graduation speaker

75 Years Ago  The possibility of evacuating British children to Canada and Australia is under urgent consideration by the government, Geoffrey Shakespeare, parliamentary secretary said in the House of Commons.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 9 AA Meeting 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. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Morales homer pushes Royals to win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.  More...

Cal-State Fullerton back in CWS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cal State Fullerton is going back to the College World Series thanks to David Olmedo-Barrera.  More...

Shortstops popular in draft’s first round

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Long night, short story.  When the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt slugger Dansby Swanson with the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday, it marked the start of a record run on shortstops.  More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS graduate serves on USS Donald Cook

ROTA, Spain – A 2008 Huntingdon Area High School graduate and Huntingdon native is serving on USS Donald Cook, living and working at a Navy base in Rota, Spain.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Carson Fisher Riley who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. His proud parents are Ken and Deb (Fisher) Riley of Huntingdon. More...

Engaged to Wed

Ashley Fortney and John Donaldson Jr., both of Mount Union, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Doctor K

New cholesterol drug is still in clinical trials

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high cholesterol, but I can’t tolerate statins. Are there any new treatments for lowering cholesterol?  More...

Special Sections

‘Attorney’ case moving ahead

A James Creek woman accused of posing as an attorney for nearly a decade will head to a higher court.  Kimberly Kitchen, 45, was in court Monday afternoon for her preliminary hearing in front of Somerset County Senior Judge Arthur Cook in the of More...

Local woman dies in Blair Co. crash

A Saxton woman lost her life and another woman is reported to be in critical condition after being involved in a single-vehicle accident along Route 36, Taylor Township, Blair County, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Monday.  More...

Best season record

Spectators gathered at Showers Field in DuBois Monday to cheer on the Juniata Valley High School Hornets baseball team, including sophomore player Bryce Hensor, Monday as they faced District 10 Champ More...

State  Free Access 

Senate rejects state police chief nominee Brown

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state Senate on Monday rejected Gov. More...

Whistleblower: Penn State ignored complaints

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former student who blew the whistle on a Penn State fraternity’s secret Facebook page featuring photos of naked women said the university ignored his complaints about sexual assault, hazing and drug use.  More...

Float spa fans say isolation tanks buoy bodies, minds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Allen Hughes said the concept of floatation therapy took a long time to sink in.  The management consultant, a self-described “high strung” type who’s always looking for new ways to relieve stress, sai More...

Local Sports

Dennis Posey set pattern for success

In the garden we know as Huntingdon County sports, some 40 years ago there was a fertile crop of Poseys flowering on the playing fields and basketball court at Mount Union Area High School.  More...

Randy Meck hired as new cage coach

Randy Meck is coming home.  For a high school basketball coach, it can be exciting to came back to your alma mater to coach. More...

Curve top Erie 11-4 in finale

The Curve finished a fourgame series at Jerry Uht Park with an 11-4 win over the Erie SeaWolves Monday night. Max Moroff hit a three-run homer for the Curve while Adam Frazier and Jose Osuna each hit their first Double-A home runs.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Enormous pride  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  As a 1973 Mount Union Area High School graduate who has been gone from the area since graduating college, I have enjoyed the opportunity to subscribe to The Daily News electronically in re More...

What others are saying

Re-entering society — and the voting booth

Following the recent uprising in Baltimore, Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan promised that he’d work to reduce crime in the state. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 5

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 5.  House  More...

Chatter Box

A Chatter Box faithful

When I started this column about seven years ago, someone told me there would be those who would support me along the way, always calling with news and faithfully reading. Glenn Henney was one of those supporters.  More...

Healthy Living

All in the family

Make family exercise sessions your priority

It’s not always easy to .nd the time and motivation to keep .t between work, homework, shopping, meals and housework. The solution? Make exercise a health priority for the whole family. More...

Your love life is important, even when you’re a parent •

Do you feel that your only role in life is to be a parent? What about all those romantic moments you used to enjoy together before you started a family? Do you feel guilty when you make time for your relationship? More...

How to talk to children about death

Death is a difficult but unavoidable topic. Talking to children about death gives them the chance to get used to this reality in the cycle of life. No living being is eternal, and it’s important to remember that dying is a part of living. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is only so much you can do

Dear Annie: Graduation is coming up, and I don’t know what to do. You see, most of the seniors aren’t qualified to graduate at all. Some of them have been truant for half of the years they were here. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Pisces if born before 4:14 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 10, 2015:  More...

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