August 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunscreen usage urged for all ages

As the dog days of summer continue, it’s important to remember to wear sunscreen when out and about.  Dr. Allen Ettenger, pediatrician at J.C. More...

Bees, often feared, are key to ecosystem

When people see bees, they often think they are going to get stung and try to swat the bee away, regardless of the type of bee. More...

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Planned communities in the Mount Union area

Editor’s note: Alec Brindle is a member of the Mount Union Historical Society and will offer a summer historical tour of Mount Union through bimonthly columns in Monday editions of The Daily News through August.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   SMITHFIELD TWP. — A Huntingdon man reported to state police at Huntingdon he received unwanted phone calls from an unknown caller at 7:57 a.m. Aug. 1. More...

News of Yesteryear

James Creek teenager named county fair queen

75 Years Ago  Merrill Africa of Huntingdon entered the employ of the Pan American Air Lines in New York City as an airplane mechanic. More...

General News

Jordan tries to stem IS-style extremism in schools, mosques

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In pro-Western Jordan, a leader in the fight against Islamic State militants, school books warn students they risk “God’s torture” if they don’t embrace Islam. More...

People/Pastimes

Food choices the whole family can feel good about

As you gear up for a new school year, it’s important to put your kids’ nutrition on the school checklist. Countless studies link school performance and healthy eating habits. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015:  More...

Fair crowds come early

Sunday’s attendance just shy of 2011 records

Clear skies and warm temperatures brought folks out early for the opening day of the Huntingdon County Fair Sunday.  More...

Sisters reconnect with lost brother

Two Huntingdon women celebrated a very special surprise family reunion this weekend as they reconnected with their long-lost brother who now resides in Texas.  “I walked in and said, ‘Someone said I was lost. More...

Woodland resident celebrates 104th birthday

Huntingdon County native Ethel Vaughn has observed a great deal in her life, two World Wars, the Great Depression and the inventions of the modern age, and today, Monday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

State’s top prosecutor arraigned on charges

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor barely spoke at her arraignment Saturday on charges including a felony count of perjury, but her attorney stressed afterward that she has no plans to resign, despite growing pressure even am More...

Catholics wrestle with teachings as employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with “open doors.” And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosex More...

Ticket to hanging an eerie relic in western Pennsylvania

SOMERSET (AP) — A distant relative of the infamous Roddy brothers, hanged in Somerset County in 1898 for murder, said people should never forget crime victims.  Dennis Roddy, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Johnstown, said his father spent much More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 10   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jays blank Yankees; Pirates rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista each hit a long home run and the Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the New York Yankees 2-0 Sunday to complete a threegame sweep that tightened the AL East race.&n More...

Chicago surges to 74-64 win over Phoenix

ROSEMONT, Ill. More...

Lowry wins Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — With no mistakes and two great escapes from the trees, Shane Lowry of Ireland introduced himself on a world stage Sunday by winning the Bridgestone Invitational.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Introduce boyfriend before wedding

Dear Annie: My cousin is getting married soon and another cousin’s girlfriend was invited. They have been dating for years, and I really like her. The problem is, my boyfriend was not invited, even though we, too, have been dating for years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Rough walk in the garden

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about gardening-center walkways:  My Sound Off is garden centers that have uneven pathways. It makes it very hard to pull a wagon or push a cart to shop.” — A.R., via email  More...

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