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MU project utility line work starts

Water line work along the upper side of Pennsylvania Avenue is close to wrapping up, according to a report delivered Wednesday evening during Mount Union borough Council’s monthly meeting. More...

Beautiful night for a parade

The Vineyard Outreach Center in Cromwell Township was one of many groups that had a float in the annual homecoming parade in the twin boroughs of Orbisonia and Rockhill Wednesday evening. More...

Local News

Athletes attend preseason medicine expo

The J.C. Blair Therapy and Wellness Center, on the campus of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, hosted its first Preseason Sports Medicine Expo Wednesday afternoon.  More...

Truck driver injured in Brady Twp. incident

One man was injured in an accident involving two large trucks at the U.S. Silica quarry property off of state Route 655 in Brady Township shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.  According to Mike Lawson, a U.S. Silica Co. More...

Oneida Twp. Supervisors discuss culvert project

The Oneida Township Supervisors heard information about permits for replacing a culvert on Blair Road during their monthly meeting Wednesday.  “I put together the paperwork to apply for culvert replacement at the end of Blair Road,” More...

World  Free Access 

Compost activators are not needed nor cost-effective

Look on the shelves of almost any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening equipment and you’ll find “compost activators” offered. More...

TV show cast, firm face charges over hunt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two cast members and a production company of the reality show “Alaska: The Last Frontier” are facing a misdemeanor charge after they reportedly used a helicopter for a black bear hunt.  More...

Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP s More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cardinals rally to beat Reds in 13 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Carpenter tied it with a solo homer in the eighth, and Randal Grichuk connected in the 13th in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.  More...

Pirates rebound 7-5 against Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates looked for Gregory Polanco to give them a spark when they moved him to the top of the batting order last month after leadoff hitter Josh Harrison tore a ligament in his thumb.  The 23-year-old outfi More...

Ledecky wins 200 free

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 200- meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday night against a stellar field that included defending champion Missy Franklin and two-time winner Federica Pellegrini.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Three Springs couple marks 60 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Robert and Reta Greenland of Three Springs, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. They were united in marriage in 1955.  More...

Four emergency preparedness myths

As many as 40 percent of American families do not have a family emergency plan in place, according to Save the Children®, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children a healthy start and protection from harm.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Luke McCallum Kennington who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. His proud parents are Megan (Hess) and Tom Kennington of State College. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 7, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

More local kids living in poverty

A recent study shows American children have not weathered the last recession as well as older generations.  The study, from chid advocacy group the Annie E. More...

Journalism teacher wins annual award

A local teacher has been named as the state’s Journalism Teacher of the Year.  Nathan “Nate” Thompson, journalism and literature teacher at Tussey Mountain High School, has received the honor from the state School Press Associa More...

Sample Media Group acquires newspapers

Towanda Printing Co. (TPC) announced today it has reached an agreement to sell the company to Sample Media Group, owner of The Daily News. More...

State  Free Access 

Portion of highway to close for pope’s Philly visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia drivers know to avoid the routinely congested Schuylkill Expressway under normal circumstances. Come the last weekend of September, they won’t have a choice.  More...

Wolf, Scarnati underscore differences holding up budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania entered its sixth week without a state budget Wednesday as the Democratic governor and the top Senate Republican offered no evidence of progress in private negotiations and refused to set a deadline for settling t More...

Philadelphia man accused of stabbing dad with sword

LANGHORNE (AP) — A man stabbed his father to death with a sword at his parents’ suburban Philadelphia home after declaring that he wasn’t going to let his father control his mind anymore, investigators said in court documents.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Florida firm makes offer for shopping centers

75 Years Ago  Air mail pick-up and delivery service will be resumed at Huntingdon and Mount Union Aug. 12, according to an announcement made by the post office department in Washington.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 6 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

Local Sports

Muckdogs take doubleheader from Spikes

The State College Spikes fell to the Batavia Muckdogs in two close games Wednesday night at Dwyer Stadium with Batavia taking the first game 2-1 in 10 innings and the second by a 3-1 score.  More...

New Britain claims 4-1 win over Altoona

The Altoona Curve was held to just three hits and fell to the New Britain Rock Cats 4-1 Wednesday night at New Britain Stadium.  The Curve (58-53) committed four errors in the game as the Rock Cats (53-56) took the second of the three-game set.& More...

Juniata picked to finish 7th in Centennial

The Centennial Conference released its 2015 Preseason Football Poll Wednesday afternoon. Juniata has been selected to finish seventh out of 10 teams.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo taken by former Daily News photographer Barry Grubb shows unidentified revelers enjoying Raystown Lake. It should be noted bow-riding, as it is seen here, is illegal. More...

Op-Ed

Running on greed

Donald Trump alienated millions of voters with his ugly attacks on Mexican immigrants and John McCain’s war record. But he rocketed to the top of GOP presidential polls anyway.  Is Trump’s racism driving this surge? Maybe. More...

You can go home again

Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You can’t go home again.” But Eric Holder has proven him wrong.  Holder, who served as President Barack Obama’s attorney general until stepping down earlier this year, recently retur More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess plans county fair activities

August is here and the Huntingdon County fair is quickly approaching! We are celebrating the 125th Huntingdon County Fair and many activities are planned for the occasion. More...

4-H Club News

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock 4-H Club held its monthly meeting July 10 at the Three Springs Community Pool. More...

Fair queen bids farewell

Shaky hands, sweaty palms, butterflies in my stomach and a millions thoughts running through my mind was what I was feeling a year ago. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Remain calm and work out a payment plan

Dear Annie: I had my high school graduation party at a local restaurant (because our house is too small). My father claimed he was unable to pay for it, and insisted I cover the bill, close to $1,100, saying he will pay me back later. More...

Doctor K

Mourning a pet is a normal reaction

DEAR DOCTOR K: My beloved dog passed away a few months ago after years of loving companionship. My friends think I should be over his death by now. Are they right?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT POCONO

1. Kyle not infallible   Kyle Busch is not the Six Million Dollar Man after all. We were beginning to think he got more than a splint at the hospital after his injuries at Daytona in February. More...

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is the Rob Kauffman news overblown or underrated?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH FEUD OF THE WEEK

1. Spoiler alert   More...

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