June 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB tax hike suggestion pulled

A month after introducing the Mount Union Area School District’s proposed $21.3 million 2015-26 budget, administrators are altering their recommendation to the board in favor of not imposing a tax increase.  During Monday night’s wor More...

Caution recommended during summer storms

Ahead of Lightning Safety Week, the National Weather Service at State College is reminding people to be cautious during thunderstorms.  Tony Mach, meteorological technician with NWS, offered some tips on staying safe when thunder roars.  & More...

Jobs

Local News

Crossing remains closed

Work continued early today on the Fourth Street railroad crossing in Huntingdon Borough. More...

Area brief

Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. to hold public meeting   More...

Alexandria council members pass peddling ordinance

After a year of fine tuning, Alexandria Borough Council agreed to advertise its new pedaling and soliciting ordinance during the monthly meeting Monday.  Members had no questions at last night’s meeting regarding the final proposed ordinan More...

World  Free Access 

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 12

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 12.  House  More...

Dressing up fruit salad with help from grill

Want an easy way to add a little punch to your otherwise humdrum fruit salad? Just add some heat.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 16 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 

Mets end Blue Jays’ winning streak 4-3 in 11 innings

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores singled to cap a two-out, two-run rally in the 11th inning and the New York Mets ended Toronto’s team record-tying 11-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night.  The Blue Jays traile More...

Virginia beats Florida 1-0; Arkansas out

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. More...

Padres fire manager Bud Black

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres, who began the season with high expectations thanks to a high-profile overhaul of their roster, fired longtime manager Bud Black on Monday after limping to a weak start.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mallory Ann Erdman who turns 5 years old today Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Her proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Boy Scouts enjoy annual float

Boy Scout Troop 28 enjoyed their annual “make something you hope will float” activity. More...

Engaged to Wed

Siera Leighton Scott of Alexandria and Zachariah Kyle of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Judy Scott of Alexandria. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Online dating sites cannot guarantee honesty of users

Dear Annie: My friend, “Josie,” recently joined a popular online dating site after her husband decided he’d rather be single. More...

Doctor K

Strengthen thigh muscles to counteract knee pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 12-year-old daughter has been doing gymnastics for years. Lately she’s complained about pain in her knee. Her doctor says it’s Osgood-Schlatter disease. How serious is this?  More...

Special Sections

Local legislators talk state budget

June has reached its halfway mark and state lawmakers are less than two weeks away from the deadline for a budget.  Freshman state Rep. More...

Real estate taxes to go up in TMSD

By a roll call vote of 7-1, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening approved a $17,023,267 budget for 2015-16 which calls for a small real estate tax increase. More...

HASB members voice budget woes

There were some changes made to the Huntingdon Area School District’s 2015-16 school budget during Monday night’s monthly workshop session.  More...

Region home to several species of snakes

Living in a region filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation often means close encounters with the resident wildlife, which includes snakes.   More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor won’t reopen case in fatal police shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor declined Monday to reopen a criminal investigation into a fatal police shooting that has been under renewed scrutiny after the police department recanted its original story that the man ki More...

Wolf to seek new nominee for police commissioner

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday he will seek a new nominee to become the Pennsylvania State Police commissioner, one of two concessions the Democrat made to start the week after a string of legislative and legal setbacks.  More...

Bill to allow hunting with semi-automatics gets mixed review

HARRISBURG (AP) — Proponents of legislation to allow hunters to use semi-automatic rifles urged lawmakers Monday to end the nation’s only ban on the practice, but the director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission warned that any such chang More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tourism agency elects chair, approves budget

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon’s second soap box derby, sponsored by the Huntingdon Playgrounds, was one of the highlights of the big Fourth of July celebration in the community, as it was announced by E.G. Jones, playground supervisor.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Indian Pathways

There’s no disputing that the Appalachian Trail (AT) is the most famous of this country’s hiking trails. This trail, which took about 10 years to clear, was finished in 1937. More...

Legion game suspended

Huntingdon’s Central Penn League contest against visiting Mifflin County Monday didn’t get too far before the rain hit. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Help fund Huntingdon’s fireworks  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  More...

Op-Ed

Tax breaks equal welfare

Every time someone talks about taxation and its relation to government spending, the low hanging fruit that is targeted for extinction is always programs aimed at those below the poverty limits, i.e. More...

The new face of Noplace, USA

As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, it’s easy to forget where you are. More...

Chatter Box

A weekend of celebrations

It was a birthday weekend for our family as our youngest, Elliott, turned 2 years old Saturday. More...

Healthy Living

Should you “friend” your child on Facebook?

With more than one billion users, Facebook is the largest social network in almost every country around the world. As a parent, you’ll find it’s difficult to escape the phenomenon. More...

Talking to your kids about your financial struggles

Talking to your children about money is important. From a young age, it’s essential to teach them that the neighbourhood ATM is not a self-service piggy bank that somebody will keep topping up for them. More...

More routine, less stress

Routine gives babies a sense of well-being almost as soon as they are born. They feel reassured when their days have a predictable rhythm and where feeding, sleeping, playtime, bath time and other activities all follow along in a regular pattern. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 17, 2015:  More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast