January 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Spanish sub hired to fill TMHS seat

Meeting in its regular monthly session Monday night in East Saxton, the Tussey Mountain School Board hired a long-term substitute high school Spanish teacher and discussed the need to contract with an Illinois company for computer software services.& More...

Restaurant work progressing

Construction on a Taco Bell restaurant along Route 22 in Smithfield Township has progressed quickly in the past week, as crews on site told The Daily News Monday that framing should be complete by th More...

Local News

CJAB members reorganize for new year

Former Huntingdon County Probation director Tim Guisler was reappointed chairman of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) for another year during the board’s first meeting of the year Jan. 15.  More...

Police Log

Firearms possession   CLAY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon have filed charges against Tracey Snyder, no age given, of Huntingdon County, for being in possession of a firearm while being a felon on Elliots Run Road Jan. 6. More...

Ob/gyn returns to hospital

The staff and board of J.C. Blair Health System in Huntingdon are pleased to welcome obstetrician/gynecologist Ralph Aldinger, D.O., back to its medical staff.  Dr. Aldinger joined Dr. Norman Navarro, Dr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

IRS urges taxpayers to file returns electronically

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County’s oldest resident, Mrs. Amanda Hobbs, is observing her 99th birthday. She is spending it quietly at the County Home at Shirleysburg, where she has been a resident for the past year.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 19 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 

Warriors ‘embarrass’ Cavaliers 132-98

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 35 points in three quarters, Andre Iguodala added 20 and the Golden State Warriors returned to the floor where they won the NBA championship last season and embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-98 on Mon More...

Stastny has four points in Blues’ win over Pens

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Stastny had a goal and three assists, and the St. More...

Nadal is sidelined by Verdasco

Australian Open Tennis:

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of a major for only the second time in his career, beaten in five sets by Fernando Verdasco at the Australian Open in a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute semifinal here se More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Moose Lodge supports emergency personnel

Huntingdon Borough first responders have a new ally in helping the area’s children thanks to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge and Family Center No. More...

Happy Birthday

7 ALREADY? Happy birthday wishes to Jaidyn Swanger who will turn 7 years old today, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Her very proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. More...

Engaged to Wed

Holly Baublitz of Dover and Lester Strait Jr. of York are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Wanda Baublitz of York. More...

School News

HAHS Alumni Association holds meeting

The Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association met Jan. 11 at Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse, Huntingdon. President Audrey Oaks conducted the meeting. Officers for January 2016 through January 2018 were elected. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Age difference makes relationship difficult

Dear Annie: My half-brother and his wife are old enough to be my parents. He is quite well-to-do and so are his children. More...

Doctor K

Fight stress with relaxed breathing

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend recommended a technique called “breath focus” to help me deal with stress. Does this help?  More...

Special Sections

College will add three new sports

The Juniata College Eagles will fledge three new varsity athletic teams in the 2017-2018 season with the addition of men’s and women’s golf and women’s lacrosse.  More...

HASD track project moves forward

The Huntingdon Area School Board took the next step in pursuing an all-weather track at War Vets Field during its monthly meeting Monday night.  In a 7-2 vote, with board members Cindy Dell and Ian Thompson casting “no” votes, the bo More...

MUASD leader shares plan for improvement

The Mount Union Area School Board devoted Monday night’s workshop session to its ongoing discussion on school improvement by hearing a presentation on an organizational model the district is implementing and by reviewing the results of a recent More...

State  Free Access 

Who’s defending Bill Cosby? A look at his criminal team

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.  The attor More...

State wrongly charged ex-Pennsylvania justice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of using state-paid staff for campaign activities says the state violated her constitutional rights.  The state found in November that the 2013 convictions for Joan Or More...

West Deer company strives to police the geese

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mick settles low into the crisp snow near Richland, his eyes locked on about 10 runner ducks huddled in the afternoon wind. More...

World  Free Access 

When to stop mammograms is tricky issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop.  “There’s a point at which everybody begins More...

Debate over sex ed rages on

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. More...

Local Sports

Fishing Contest winners

Following are the winners of the 2014-15 Daily News Fishing contest. More...

Rockets lose 63-42 to McConnellsburg

High School Boys’ Basketball:

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball continues to struggle with inconsistency from quarter to quarter. The Rockets are working hard for four quarters, but having three or four minute meltdowns that interrupt their momentum. More...

Bearcats sweep to wins over Tyrone

High School Swimming:

Ben Atherton finished with a pair of individual victories during Monday evening’s home swim meet against Tyrone, then help two relays to first-place finishes as Huntingdon’s boys (6-5) snapped a three-meet losing skid with a 90-76 win ins More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Political games need to end  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What others are saying

We shouldn’t take their oil

Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign ad pledges to “take their oil.” That’s what President (gasp) Trump would do after having “quickly cut the head off the Islamic State,” says the deep-voiced narrator.  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Jan. 15

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 15.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Promoting the area

It’s often I hear, “there’s nothing to do around here,” in the winter. Well, if you were in Huntingdon County this past weekend, you know folks are working hard to promote this area. More...

Healthy Living

Five tips for beautiful feet

Winter or summer alike, your feet deserve to be pampered. Although they are often neglected, feet need regular care in order to look good. For beautiful feet, be sure to follow these five tips. More...

Why it’s important to wear the right size shoes

Did you know that the wrong size shoes can have a significant impact on your health? Here are some points to think about before your next visit to a shoe store.  TOO SMALL?  More...

Put your feet first

Until our toes start to throb with cold, we usually don’t think much about our feet during the winter. It is probably the harshest season for them, which means giving them plenty of attention will keep them comfortable, warm, and healthy.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn if born before 10:26 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aquarius. The Moon is in Gemini all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016:  More...

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