August 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Late summer is time for fall allergies

The seasons haven’t changed just yet, but as fall approaches, allergy sufferers may find their symptoms mounting.  Dr. William Olstein Jr. More...

Kindergarten teachers help to ease anxieties

As students across the county started the school year this week, kindergartners headed to school for the first time, and their parents, may experience feelings of anxiousness.  Area teachers are taking their time to ease those feelings of anxiet More...

Local News

Cooking commissioners

Huntingdon County Commissioners Jeff Thomas, right, and Gary O’Korn manned the grills to prepare hamburgers and hot dogs for the annual county employee picnic on the courthouse campus in Huntin More...

Mill Creek woman in court, scheduled for jury selection

A Mill Creek woman charged with killing an Amish couple in a car vs. More...

Commissioners hear agency’s budget woes

During the public comment portion of their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners heard from a human service agency directly impacted by the state budget impasse.  More...

World  Free Access 

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s, similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.  More...

Study finds peak months for college students’ first drug, alcohol use

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 28 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Murphy gets Mets to 7th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the New York Mets over Philadelphia for their seventh straight win.  Reliever Carlos Torres led o More...

Steeler rookies are searching for niche

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. More...

Four share first-round lead at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.  More...

TV

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Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Natural fly catcher   If you want to rid your kitchen of fruit flies, pour some red wine vinegar into a small bowl near where they gather. Add a few drops of dish soap. You’ll find your problem solved in just a day or two. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents don’t owe children an inheritance

Dear Annie: My parents own a good amount of land in their native country. When I was growing up, they paid for my tuition but were not very supportive emotionally. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 4:41 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Mosquitoes are WNV positive

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed three mosquitoes in the county have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  According to Brandon Cwalina, press aide with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), More...

Council’s actions could be a liability

After a Huntingdon Borough Council member questioned the firing of a borough employee during a special meeting Wednesday, The Daily News reached out to the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association (PNA) legal team to clarify questions regarding the state&r More...

Steelers fans react to quarterback signing

The newest addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers lineup has elicited strong opinions from both fans and nonfans of the team.  Michael Vick, one of the NFL’s most polarizing figures, signed a one-year contract Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Horse riding program teaches sport to at-risk youth

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.”  So her 9-year-old daughter Marisol Jimenez cherishes the More...

Plaintiff in PSU hazing suit, lawyers tour frat house

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A former Penn State student who is suing over alleged hazing toured his former fraternity house with his parents and lawyers for the involved parties.  More...

Prosecutor: Courthouse attacker had mental health issues

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A man fatally shot after attacking a deputy sheriff at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse this week had previously exhibited bizarre behavior that suggested he had mental health issues, a prosecutor said Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Ace Fix-It Hardware owners plan expansion

75 Years Ago  With the opening of the 1940 Huntingdon County Fair less than 72 hours away, a crew of 25 workmen began the task of puting the “finishing touches” on the grounds in preparation for the big exhibition.  More...

Local Sports

Spirits high for Trojan cross country teams

High School Cross Country:

Spirits are high at Mount Union with nine letter winners returning to the Trojan cross country squad. More...

’Cats blank Bison

High School Girls’ Tennis:

After starting the 2015 season with a tough loss at Hollidaysburg Monday, Huntingdon opened its Mountain League schedule strong Wednesday afternoon with a 7-0 home victory over Clearfield.  More...

Trojans win twice

High School Golf:

The Mount Union golf team took on Everett and Northern Bedford at the American Legion Country Club in Mount Union Thursday afternoon and came away with a pair of wins. More...

People/Pastimes

Iron Bridge Dinner Theater comes to Grazierville

Faces & Places ALIVE Theatrical Co. is pleased to announce the upcoming grand opening of the Iron Bridge Dinner Theatre, appropriately named due to its location near the Grazierville bridge. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laken Michael Cook who turns 7 years old today, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. His proud parents are Christopher and Tracey Cook of Alexandria. More...

Wholesome eats for your little learner

Parents have plenty of things to think about when back to school rolls around, but thanks to Rock the Lunch Box, lunch packing doesn’t have to be one of them! More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cellphone contacts get backed up

Dear Heloise: Lisa in Kansas wrote that she backs up her CELLPHONE CONTACTS to a separate (paper) address book. I thought to myself that there has to be an easier way. There is, and it’s email.  More...

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