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County leaders OK updating 1991 plan

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a request Tuesday from the county planning department to put out a request for qualifications to review a plan as it relates to a section of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  More...

Sewer authority makes final project payments

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority approved the final payments for the $5 million sewer plant project at Tuesday’s rescheduled monthly meeting.  Engineer Jim Balliet explained the authority was able to save money in More...

Council members favor state health inspections

Huntingdon Borough Council unanimously approved to enlist the aid of the state Department of Agriculture to do yearly health inspections for all eating establishments in the borough during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

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Correction

The first day of classes for the Mount Union Area School District was incorrectly published on Page B10 of The Daily News back-to-school pages Aug. 18.  The first day of school for students in the district is Wednesday, Aug. More...

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny

Area brief

ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly hootenanny from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the outside stage at the Lions Park on Cold Springs Road. The Lions kitchen will be open at 4:30 p.m. More...

Residents rescue kitten

It was a long afternoon for a kitten that fell into a storm drain in a parking area along Fourth Street in Smithfield Township Tuesday. More...

World  Free Access 

Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

NEW YORK (AP) — Did the website address you just went to really end with “.vegas” instead of “.com”?  More...

FDA: Scope maker waited years to report problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have uncovered new violations by the manufacturer of medical scopes recently linked to outbreaks of deadly “superbug” bacteria at U.S. hospitals.  More...

Single-family houses fuel gains in US homebuilding

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on single-family houses last month at the fastest pace since the Great Recession began in late 2007.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist takes Broad Top history to neighboring counties

I haven’t had the opportunity to do any vacationing thus far this year, but hope to get a few miles in before the snow flies. More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS Class of 1980

The Huntingdon Area High School Class of 1980 held its 35th class reunion Aug. 14 and 15 at the Standing Stone Golf Club. Classmates were entertained by Strait & Miller Friday night and DJ Wild Wess Saturday. More...

Announce your marriage in The Daily News

Share your own magical moments of romance by announcing your engagement and marriage in The Daily News. Follow these guidelines:  More...

Create better bites for back to school

There’s plenty of research that shows eating well and school performance are closely linked. More...

Hints from Heloise

Avocados Done Right!

Hints from Heloise

Dear Heloise: I use many AVOCADOS but do not like the brown bruised spots. I buy some very firm avocados, keeping them in the refrigerator for two or more days.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra if born before 5:24 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015:  More...

EMA director resigns position

For over a decade, Adam Miller has been at the helm of the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency. More...

Educators gather for first luncheon

Many county teachers and school administrators were honored guests at a community educators’ luncheon held Tuesday and hosted by Juniata College.  The event was the first of its kind locally, but Juniata College president James Troha said More...

MUASD first in state to adopt new model

The Mount Union Area School District is poised to be the first school system in the state to adopt a combination of organizational programs that aim to give all players in the education process opportunity for input and help those players track the d More...

State  Free Access 

Man charged in 1980 slaying of mother, daughter

GETTYSBURG (AP) — A man has been charged in a 35-year-old murder case in southern Pennsylvania, accused of killing a mother and her teenage daughter during an early morning burglary at their home, authorities said Tuesday.  More...

Congressman proclaims he’s innocent of charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. More...

Kane indicates she will reveal more about email scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s lawyer said Tuesday she expects to disclose new details about a pornographic email scandal as part of her criminal defense, following the release of court documents that suggest she alrea More...

General News

Shirleysburg man is first to join Huntingdon unit

News of Yesteryear

75 Years Ago  Edward J. Hanlon, 22, of Shirleysburg, was the first young man in Huntingdon County to respond to the appeal for 40 young men to enlist in Company A, 103rd Quartermaster Regiment, the Huntingdon Unit of the National Guard.  More...

Difficulties of a pioneer editor, part X

A Look Back

By ALBERT RUNG  May 28, 1949; No. 139  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 19   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Granderson’s solo shots lifts Mets past Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a four-hitter into the eighth inning, Curtis Granderson hit two solo homers and the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.  More...

Steelers move Markus Wheaton to slot receiver

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton doesn’t mind where he plays, as long as he’s on the field.  That’s good news for the Steelers, who are moving the talented wide receiver to the slot durin More...

Red Sox hire Dombrowski to shake up front office

BOSTON (AP) — On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night by hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying goodbye to general manager More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hot line can offer support

Dear Annie: My nephew recently found out that he has genital herpes. He is a fine young man and had been dating the girl for a while. When they parted ways, neither of them knew she had a sexually transmitted disease. More...

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