October 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members hire new principal

After interviewing more than a dozen candidates, the Mount Union Area School Board on Monday hired an elementary principal to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of the district’s elementary education director last month.  More...

Business manager tells board about credit line

As the state budget stalemate continues in Harrisburg, Huntingdon Area School District business manager Faith Swanson told Huntingdon Area School Board members Monday night during a monthly workshop session that the district may have to seek a line o More...

Local News

Correction

Information was inadvertently omitted from an article about the new Toys for Tots coordinator, published in the Oct. 12 edition of The Daily News.  More...

Peddling ordinance passed for Alexandria Borough

After over a year of discussion, members of Alexandria Borough Council finally passed a new peddling and soliciting ordinance at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Police Log

Theft   DUBLIN TWP. — A Shade Gap man reported to state police at Huntingdon that between July 1 and Sept. 24 someone stole approximately 100 gallons of diesel from an outside tank at a Shade Valley Road address.  More...

World  Free Access 

Help for suicidal teens is a text message away

BOSTON (AP) — With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way.  More...

The thrill of the hunt: More women are signing up for it

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More women are taking up the largely male-dominated sport of hunting to stock their freezers with local foods and as cultural influences, including movie heroines and marketers, make it more socially acceptable.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats and Titans lose on the road

Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon paid a visit to unbeaten Central at Martinsburg Monday. More...

Late goal gives Huntingdon 2-1 Senior Night win

Boys’ Soccer:

Huntingdon found a way to come through on Senior Night at Detwiler Field Monday. The team needed overtime but a pass from Taylor Mitchell led to a goal by Walter Lotz to give the Bearcats a 2-1 win over Bald Eagle Area.  More...

Eagle’s Moroney named LC Athlete of Week

Sophomore middle hitter Megan Moroney (Mentor, Ohio) was named the Landmark Conference’s women’s volleyball athlete of the week for her dominating performance at the Leopard Invitational this past weekend.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Your vote would be appreciated  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I am a candidate for Huntingdon Borough Council and ask that you consider casting your vote for me, David Fryer, to represent the residents of the borough.  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Oct. 9

WASHINGTO N - Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Oct. 9.  House  More...

Political letter rules

The Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election is not far away and it is expected there will be letters to the editor in support of or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

Healthy Living

How to talk to your children about your diagnosis

“How on earth am I going to tell my children?” This question haunts all mothers who have just received a breast cancer diagnosis. More...

Gentlemen, it’s time to get a Pink ManiCURE

It’s the next wave in breast cancer awareness: men are showing their support for breast cancer prevention and research by getting their nails painted pink.  More...

Breast cancer causes and risk factors

Research into breast cancer has shown that its origins include a variety of potential causes and risk factors. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t expect emotional rewards

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our early 70s and have two daughters. The younger one lives nearby, is married and has a 2-year-old. The older one, “Deirdre,” is divorced from a verbally and emotionally abusive husband.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Alcohol abuse rate high locally

Huntingdon County was recently touted on social media as one of the state’s “14 drunkest counties.”  The posting, while intended to be humorous, conveys a sobering statistic from the state Department of Health — 21 percen More...

Man crosses US to raise awareness

Thanks to the help of some local folks, a man walking across the U.S. More...

Saxton Boro. leaders hear timber proposal

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to take the first steps to have 1,200 acres of forest land around its Putt’s Hollow Reservoir harvested.  More...

Program agreements presented at Tussey

When the Tussey Mountain School board meets next Monday night, board members are scheduled to approve two consultant contract agreements for personnel who will serve as coordinators for the “Strengthening Families 10-14” program.  More...

State  Free Access 

Justices ‘disturbed’ by reports of offensive emails

HARRISBURG (AP) — Justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday they were “disturbed” by revelations about the content of alleged email exchanges of explicit photos or offensive jokes between prosecutors and one of their co More...

One arrested in fatal attack on transgender woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One suspect was in custody and three remained at large Monday after a deadly attack last week on a transgender prostitute that Philadelphia police say was motivated by robbery, not hate.  Pedro Redding, 24, was arraigne More...

College football player stabs teammate with corkscrew

READING (AP) — A Pennsylvania college football player was charged with stabbing his teammate with a corkscrew during a fight at a dormitory.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Turnpike movie commemorates anniversary

75 Years Ago  The burglary at the Dave Saxe store in Mount Union was solved with the recovery of the bulk of the stolen loot and the arrest of two Mount Union men. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 13 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 

Vick brings Steelers back to win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five seconds left, down by three points and the ball inside the 1.  The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a gutsy play against the San Diego Chargers.  They got it for a stunning victory.  More...

USC decides to fire coach Steve Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian on Monday, one day after the troubled football coach was put on leave.  More...

Spurrier retires, effective immediately

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately.  The 70-year-old coach informed players of his decision Monday night, said a person close to the situation. More...

People/Pastimes

Spooky flavor for family fright night favorites

Looking to add a little spooky flavor to your haunted celebration that is sure to keep all your little ghouls, ghosts and goblins in a festive mood? More...

Chatter Box

There’s still lots to do this fall

A month ago, we were gearing up for the first fall festival and now, with Hartslog Day Oct. 10, fall festival season has come to an end.  More...

Doctor K

Suicide is the result of disease, not weakness

DEAR DOCTOR K: My friend’s son recently committed suicide. What can I do to support her during this awful time?  DEAR READER: More than 30,000 Americans die by suicide each year, leaving behind devastated family and friends. More...

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