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HASB addresses curriculum issue

By the end of Monday night’s monthly workshop session of the Huntingdon Area School Board, the board agreed to consider proposed changes to English/language arts and reading at the middle school as a schedule change rather than a curriculum cha More...

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Area brief

Work to begin on Shore Valley Road box culvert project   CLAY TWP. — PennDOT has announced work will begin Monday, June 13, on a department force culvert replacement project on Route 3023 (Shore Valley Road) in Clay Township.  More...

Saxton council accepting applications for SRO

Following a 90-minute executive session called for personnel matters, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to accept applications for a full-time school resource officer (SRO) to serve the Tussey Mountain School District.  Council also More...

Police Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

Truck fire damages Penelec building

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt put the vast production machinery of the United States on a war basis. He signed the mandatory priorities bill giving the government legal authority to subordinate civilian needs completely.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame:

Amanda Zinobile Easter

Three is the magic word.  Southern Huntingdon girls’ basketball has had a long and proud history that spans some three decades.  More...

Rockets bounce back to drop Raiders

PIAA Class A Softball:

After being held to just four hits in last Wednesday’s District Six Class A championship game, Southern Huntingdon quickly bounced back during Monday afternoon’s PIAA Class A first round contest against District Five champion Meyersdale a More...

Raiders rally to sting Hornets 12-11

PIAA Class A Baseball:

With its effort Monday, Juniata Valley showed some of the magic it had last season when it reached the PIAA state tournament semifinals. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Hear their voices Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: I want to take this opportunity to discuss a matter with you that is negatively impacting parents, care providers and, most of all, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities acro More...

What others are saying

Better labels, better food

In the past, you could only see how much total sugar was in your food. More...

For billionaire donors, academic integrity comes cheap

First came withering hoots of laughter when the honchos of George Mason University named their law school the Antonin Scalia School Of Law — or ASSOL, for short. More...

Chatter Box

Congratulations, graduates

Congratulations to all of the area graduates who earned their high school diplomas last week.  I always enjoy reading the list of class award winners in The Daily News and recognizing names of those who have been honored for academic, athletic, More...

Healthy Living

Avoid injury to hair and feet this summer

Long days spent riding the waves or diving to the deepest depths of the ocean can tone the body and give it a sun-kissed glow. More...

Always practice summer sun safety

When the weather is warm, many people take time to relax at the beach or poolside. More...

Doctor K

Retinal vessel occlusion is a medical emergency

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend recently lost vision in his right eye because of something called “retinal vessel occlusion.” What is that? Can it be prevented?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Cancer if born before 2:47 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 8, 2016  More...

Utilizing local resources

Shaver’s Creek expansion project to use native lumber

Work toward the planned expansion at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Barree Township, is underway thanks to $12,000 in donations raised by the Birding Cup event May 6.  More...

HCBI has solution to ditch problem

Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) long-standing waterways issue in Shirley Township is on its way to a resolution.  More...

Cromwell residents express concerns

Issues with the Cromwell Township sewer project persisted during the township’s board of supervisors meeting Monday.  More...

Local public art installation completed

The swimming pool in Mapleton has been a source of pride for many years and, now, it is the site of a public art installation as well.  An aquatic-theme mosaic featuring a dolphin created by local artist Deb Tumlin now sparkles on the wall of th More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. declines to say whether state will meet budget deadline

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to work in Harrisburg on Monday with just weeks left to avert a repeat of last year’s budget fiasco, a process that wasn’t resolved until Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?

CHICAGO (AP) — Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment.  More...

States rushing to stop spread of new synthetic drug

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least 50 deaths nationwide has several states scrambling to stop its spread, with Kansas law enforcement agencies seeking an emergency ban.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 7   AA Meeting p 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 

Pens rebound to beat Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

No settlement seen

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) —NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he sees no avenue right now for a settlement with Tom Brady as the star Patriots quarterback appeals his four-game “Deflategate” suspension.  More...

Cubs hold off Phillies 6-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Lester pitched eight scoreless innings, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Monday night. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Cohenour-McMath

Erin McMath and Kyle Cohenour were united in marriage Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Vineyard Outreach Center, Shirleysburg. The Rev. Carl Horne presided over the 2 p.m. More...

SSGC to present flower show

The Standing Stone Garden Club of Huntingdon will present a standard flower show, “June is Busting Out All Over,” from 1-5 p.m. Friday, June 10, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tyler Joseph Gutshall who turns 11 years old today, Saturday, June 7, 2016. His proud parents are Joe and Tricia Gutshall of Huntingdon. Tyler has an older brother, Lucas. More...

School News

JVHS graduate wins scholarship

The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program with the Maguire Foundation is pleased to announce that TaKisha Faubert has been selected as one of the 25 inaugural recipients. More...

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