January 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Boro. leadership remains

By a 4-3 vote during Monday evening’s reorganization meeting, David Quarry was retained as president of Huntingdon Borough Council for the next two years.  Quarry was selected over council member James Decker for the leadership position.&n More...

Ticks are still an issue in colder temperatures

Though tiny, ticks can cause some serious health problems for both humans and animals. While warmer temperatures lingered throughout the beginning of the winter season, the area tick population has not seen any measurable increase.  More...

Local News

First Baby Contest entry

Brad and Gina Corrie of Huntingdon welcomed their first child, a son, George Hilton Corrie III, at 8:52 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Fire damages Shirleysburg home

The home of Larry Scott at 17107 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg Borough, was moderately damaged by fire early this morning. More...

MU council retains leaders

Mount Union Borough Council began the new year by accepting a resignation of one of its representatives, by retaining its existing leadership and by making a final entreaty to the fire company for a financial statement.  More...

World  Free Access 

Transit impostor says he needs help, not prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Darius McCollum’s addiction isn’t to booze and pills — it’s to buses and trains.  More...

Medicare is changing: What’s new for beneficiaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s coverage for endof life counseling or an experimental payment scheme for common surgeries, Medicare in 2016 is undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 50 years.  More...

Local Sports

Junior High Results

Boys’ Basketball  Mount Union 36 Moshannon Valley 16   More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

History and Heritage of Angling

Pennsylvania sportsmen can be justifiably proud of our fishing history. Additionally, they should also be thankful for our rich heritage that was brought about through the respect shown by the anglers of yesteryear relative to the sport of fishing. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

What it’s like to be ‘other’  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What others are saying

Days of lying are numbered

Right around Thanksgiving, the city of Chicago released a dash-cam video showing the cold-blooded murder of 17-yearold Laquan McDonald at the hands of a Chicago Police Department officer.  More...

The conservative war on science

Donald Trump tells outrageous lies with no regard for reality.  There’s his claim — never supported by any visual evidence — that “thousands and thousands of people” in New Jersey cheered the collapse of the Twin To More...

Chatter Box

Embrace January

It’s the first week of the new year. It’s a week of resolutions and heading back to school or work. More...

Healthy Living

Different conditions comprise low vision

Millions of people have significant visual impairments that can make daily life challenging. Although many vision problems are readily treated with corrective lenses, treating low vision may not be so simple.  More...

Common causes of poor vision

Vision loss is a common condition, as the World Health Organization notes that more than 285 million people across the globe suffer some type of visual impairment. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stop being drawn in by family members

Dear Annie: I was raised in a devout Catholic family. When my husband and I married 30 years ago, we independently decided to leave the religious fold, but we never imposed our views on others. More...

Doctor K

Relief is possible for arthritic hands

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoarthritis of my hands. Are any treatments particularly effective for this condition?  More...

Special Sections

Juries selected for three trials

Three juries were chosen in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday for the January trial term.  More...

Leaders retained in Penn Township

Penn Township supervisor Richard States was re-elected as chairman of the township’s board of supervisors during their reorganization meeting Monday afternoon at the township building.  Terry Hess was re-elected as vice chairman.  More...

Cromwell leaders reorganize for ’16

The Cromwell Township supervisors reorganized and held their regular meeting at the township building Monday night.  Supervisor Buzz Gutshall was named chair for 2016 and newly elected supervisor Jeremy Young was elected vice chair.  Dave B More...

Caution taken to prevent spread of RSV cases

Geisinger Health System has restricted those under the age of 5 from visiting patients at the hospital due to a seasonal increase in pediatric Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases.  More...

State  Free Access 

New year in state ends much-reviled business tax

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania business tax that pre-dated the Civil War and in modern times pumped hundreds of millions of dollars a year into state coffers has been swept away by the new year.  The 171-year-old capital stock and franch More...

Councilman sworn in as Philadelphia mayor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia inaugurated native son Jim Kenney as its 99th mayor on Monday, ushering in new leadership for a city experiencing a development boom downtown but still struggling with entrenched poverty in many neighborhoods.&n More...

Chester mayor continues as state rep to work on budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chester’s new mayor says he’ll continue to serve as a state lawmaker until there’s a full state budget or the end of February, whichever comes first.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton council members sworn in

75 Years Ago  Two trainmen were killed and two injured seriously in a collision involving three locomotives in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yards at Cumberland, Md. One of the deaths included a fireman from the Bedford area.  More...

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE

The Daily News is seeking a part-time advertising sales representative to help businesses in Huntingdon County and surrounding areas to grow through creative advertising. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 5 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 

Kansas outlasts Oklahoma 109-106

Men’s Basketball:

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 27 points and 13 rebounds, Devonte Graham hit the go-ahead free throw in the third overtime and top-ranked Kansas outlasted Buddy Hield and second-ranked Oklahoma 109-106 on Monday night.  More...

Arizona State shuts down Stanford

Women’s Basketball:

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Sophie Brunner scored 12 points and No. More...

Pagano staying with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano won over the Colts’ locker room with a personal touch. More...

People/Pastimes

Five generations of family

Five generations of family gathered in Waynesboro recently to welcome their newest family member, Gabriel Matthew Bender, held by 94-year-old Lucille Crago of Waynesboro and formerly of Hesston. More...

Scouts prepare for Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 in Huntingdon and Webelos Scouts from Pack 226 in McConnellstown recently spent the day outdoors at Martin Gap preparing for the 45th Annual Klondike Derby. More...

JV Senior Center recounts December meeting

The Juniata Valley Senior Center held its most recent meeting Dec. 16. The meeting was opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance by vice president Sis Wargo. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:56 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016:  More...

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