October 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No truth in HASD pay freeze rumor

During Monday night’s meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board, superintendent Fred Foster was asked if there was any truth to a rumor that there could be a possible pay freeze in the upcoming months due to the lack of a state budget.  More...

Commissioner hopefuls set to face off in debate

Three of the six candidates for Huntingdon County Commissioner will appear at a candidate debate Thursday night.  The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Library to host 80th anniversary party

Patrons and community members are invited to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Huntingdon County Library, 300 Penn St., Huntingdon, at a party to be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22.  More...

Local News

Two-vehicle crash

State police at Huntingdon investigated a two-vehicle accident on Raystown Road (Route 26) at the intersection of Buck Run Road in Hopewell Township near the village of Cherrytown near the Huntingdon More...

Police Log

DUI   More...

Area brief

Convenient Care Center reopens after water line break   SMITHFIELD TWP. — The J.C. Blair Convenient Care Center reopened at 6 a.m. this morning after crews made a temporary fix to the water line break that was discovered Monday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Oprah Winfrey signs five-year deal with Weight Watchers

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is going on a diet again, but this time she stands to gain a lot of money from her efforts.  Weight Watchers said Monday that it signed a five-year deal with the former talk show host. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 20 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 

Murray and defense power Eagles past Giants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tenacious defense bailed out Sam Bradford and made Eli Manning miserable.  DeMarco Murray ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, Nolan Carroll returned one of Manning’s two interceptions for a score and the Philadel More...

Jays’ offense comes alive in 11-8 home win

TORONTO (AP) — Back in the homer dome with their rowdy fans, Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays quickly got into the swing of the AL Championship Series.  More...

Martavis Bryant shines in return from suspension, injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martavis Bryant ran out of running room in the middle of the field, swerved back to his right and took off.  Somewhere behind him, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell watched and waited for his teammate to More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Kristin Rodkey and Tyler Thomas, both of Montrose, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jane and Mike Rodkey of Taneytown, Maryland. More...

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 25th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Troy and Lisa (Kalos) Rudy of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today, Tuesday, Oct. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hailey Nicole DeArmitt who turned 6 years old yesterday, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Her proud parents are Bill and Jennifer DeArmitt of Alexandria. Hailey is the little sister of Ashley DeArmitt. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sister is controlling and possessive

Dear Annie: My family is very dysfunctional because of my mother’s poor parenting and her history of playing favorites. I maintain minimal contact with my siblings.  More...

Doctor K

Anesthesia is based on procedure type, health

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a minor surgical procedure coming up. Will I have any say in the type of anesthesia the doctor uses?  DEAR READER: For some surgical procedures, more than one type of anesthesia may be appropriate. More...

Special Sections

County agencies see budget issues

Some county agencies are really starting to feel the budget crunch.  At the Center for Community Action, director Wendy Melius said four staff members have been furloughed and GED and homeless assistance programs have been delayed.  More...

TMSB members discuss loan funds

If there is no movement in reaching an agreement for a new state budget in the coming weeks, the Tussey Mountain School District will have to start drawing monies from a $2.3 million Tax Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN) approved by the school board l More...

Juniata College to register drone

Citizens and corporations across the country that use drones may now have to register the flying cameras with the federal government after a growing number of incidents that had the potential to create safety issues.  While the registration is s More...

State  Free Access 

Eakin cleared after panel found he didn’t email porn

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania agency investigating state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin’s emails says it dismissed two complaints against him last year after concluding he did not send pornographic material to any state governme More...

Erie schools seek no-interest state loan amid budget fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — Erie’s school district asked the Pennsylvania Treasury Department on Monday for a $47 million, no-interest advance, citing the agency’s arrangement to pay House Democratic lawmakers and employees as a stalemate hol More...

Contractor convicted in Philadelphia building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cut-rate demolition contractor was found guilty of manslaughter Monday, more than two years after a towering wall fell on a busy thrift store, killing six people.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS students show improvement on state tests

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s vocational education program for national defense, which has gained pupils despite curtailment of housing facilities since public schools opened, will be continued after Nov. More...

Local Sports

Shoop doesn’t advance to state tourney in York

Regional Golf:

Monday afternoon at Toms Run Golf Course in Blairsville, the 44 players from the western region teed it up to see who will move on to the PIAA Class AA Tournament at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.  More...

Rockets shut out Bearcats 1-0

High School Field Hockey:

Huntingdon finished its 2015 season by playing host to Southern Huntingdon at Knox Stadium on the campus of Juniata College. More...

Tussey gets past Bellwood in five

High School Volleyball:

Tussey Mountain came out hot against visiting Bellwood- Antis during Monday evening’s Inter-County Conference interdivisional match and won the first two sets. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Broad Toppers care about their own  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  In June, I was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. Things have been rough for my family and I ever since.  More...

What others are saying

Don’t pave our potholes with corporate tax cuts

Life was different in the 1990s. Back in ‘93, a lucky few used dial-up Internet to access one of 800 websites available worldwide. Smart phones were a distant dream. More...

Another day, another massacre

Yes, it’s happened again. A man with a legally acquired arsenal walked onto a college campus. Moments later, 10 people were dead, and nearly as many wounded.  Sick to your stomach? Of course you are. Surprised? Didn’t think so.  More...

Chatter Box

Easing into the next season

It’s always nice (and appreciated) when Mother Nature eases us into the next season. I was at Detwiler Memorial Field Saturday afternoon for my son’s soccer game. More...

Healthy Living

How to find time for exercise

Diet and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. While even the busiest men and women can .nd ways to eat healthy, .nding time to exercise can be more dif.cult.  More...

How to overcome common roadblocks to weight loss

Diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are essential elements of a healthy lifestyle. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015:  More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast