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MUASB members OK math update

To keep pace with new testing standards, the Mount Union Area School Board approved a program that updates math education for all district students.  More...

Strong winds bring down trees, wires

Although the area did not get much-needed rain Monday evening, strong winds caused problems in various areas of Huntingdon County.  More...

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Engineer selected for Rockhill Borough project

Rockhill Borough Council members selected an engineer for its storm water improvement project.  Stiffler and McGraw Engineering of Hollidaysburg was selected to complete work on the borough’s $70,000 project to be funded by Community Devel More...

Inmate enters plea ahead of scheduled trial

The defendant scheduled to go to trial in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday has entered a plea.  Theodore Byard, 31, confined to SCI Huntingdon, pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault. More...

BTC council members hear from residents

Broad Top City Borough Council members heard from Chambersburg residents Christie and David Edwards, who maintain a recreational residence in the borough, at the monthly meeting Monday evening. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Water use restrictions remain in effect

75 Years Ago  The German high command asserted that Russia no longer can maintain a unified central command or a connected defense front, and said that a great Luftwaffe attack on Moscow had started huge fires near the Kremlin and caused destruc More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon tops Clearfield 13-4

State 13-14 Teener Tournament:

Huntingdon’s 13-14 Teener all-stars enjoyed another solid performance Monday and rolled to a 13-4 win over Clearfield in the winner’s bracket final of the State VFW Championship Tournament in Pottsville.  More...

Altoona beats SeaWolves 3-2

Barrett Barnes extended his on-base streak to 19 games and scored two runs for the Altoona Curve in a 3-2 win over the Erie SeaWolves Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Refuges Remembered   More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Misguided and misinformed  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Upon reading the editorial “Still secondclass citizens” in The Daily News, July 19, I was a bit dismayed that the local paper would print such a misleading and misin More...

What others are saying

Loving America means finding fault with it

I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country. More...

Op-Ed

America should look to the UK for election guidance

In the last year and a half, both Canada and the United Kingdom have held major elections. As two of our major allies, this has provided the United States with some tips of the trade as we gear up for our own general election in November.  More...

Chatter Box

Bikers show support in heat

The weekend sure was a hot one, but that didn’t stop 100 motorcyclists from coming out to help support a great community cause. More...

Healthy Living

An ancient medical treatment for today

Derived from traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a modality of healing that is increasingly recognized by the healthcare system. It fosters the well-being of mind and body and relieves certain types of pain. More...

Audiology and communication problems

Unlike speech therapists, who treat speech and language problems, audiologists specialize in hearing problems. More...

The road to physical fitness

Contrary to popular belief, physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation therapy after a long illness or an accident. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Political conversations are such a drag

Dear Annie: My wife and I met this new couple at a function, and they seemed really nice, so we exchanged information in hopes of meeting up again. We like meeting new couples and thought we’d see whether we have more in common. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus if born before 2:17 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 28, 2016:  More...

State spending causes concern

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Housing market still strong locally

The housing market remains strong in Huntingdon County, despite fluctuations in the stock market thanks to recent world events like Brexit, a term coined to describe the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  Local real estate exp More...

Support group aids those affected by suicide

Suicide leaves behind a tidal wave of grief which can threaten to engulf nearly everyone in its path, but a local support group formed as part of Juniata Valley Healing Connections seeks to help survivors navigate through the ensuing storms.  A More...

State  Free Access 

More than 50 pro-Sanders demonstrators cited by police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders’ treatment by party leaders, even as he u More...

Fired cop wants feds to drop false report charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fired city police sergeant wants a federal judge to dismiss a charge that he filed a false police report to obstruct an investigation into allegations that he punched and pushed a drunken man without provocation during a Nov More...

State pension funds to get audit amid fee scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog will audit the management of $78 billion in assets by the state’s two big public employee retirement systems amid a federal investigation into fees paid to outside firms that invest b More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 26   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 

Yankee bullpen fine without Chapman

HOUSTON (AP) — Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees’ bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Hous More...

PSU headed in right direction

Big Ten Media Day:

CHICAGO (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin sees an improved team in Happy Valley — and a program that can’t escape the shadow cast by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  Franklin made some pointed comments about n More...

NFL reinstates Browns’ Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.  He’s getting yet another chance.  More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Alexis Brown and Gary Kreider II, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin Brown of Cassville and Selena Ford of Saxton. More...

Officers installed at Huntingdon legion

A new slate of officers were installed July 22 to lead the Frank P. More...

Special Occasions

July 26, 2016   Happy birthday wishes go out to Taylor Schmidt of Mapleton who celebrates a birthday today, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Happy birthday, Taylor! More...

Doctor K

Heart palpitations are worth checking out with doctor

DEAR DOCTOR K: I often experience heart palpitations -- almost every time I’m excited, angry or scared. Is this dangerous to my health? More...

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