August 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Zika cases spur travel warnings

Recent travel warnings have been issued to advise the public of 10 new cases of the Zika virus in Miami, Florida.  These cases were of particular concern as each of the people infected were bitten by mosquitoes local to the Miami area, rather th More...

Shade Gap Picnic festivities continue

Members of the Madden- Winnick American Legion Post 518 honor guard led the annual Shade Gap Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s parade Monday evening at Shade Gap. More...

Local News

Liberty Twp. supervisors award bid

The Liberty Township supervisors, meeting in their regular monthly meeting Monday evening in Stonerstown, awarded a fencing bid for the Stonerstown Community Playground and listened to several updates regarding municipal road and bridge projects.&nbs More...

Flaggers needed in Brady Township

Brady Township supervisors met last night to discuss the need for flaggers within the township during the busy construction season.  Flaggers need to be certified and courses will be provided.  More...

Trophies presented following Shade Gap parade

Following the Shade Gap Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s 2016 annual picnic parade Monday evening a number of trophies and awards were presented.  More...

World  Free Access 

CDC warns pregnant women from Zika-stricken part of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Government health officials are warning that pregnant women should avoid travel to a Zika-stricken part of Miami and urging expectant mothers who frequent the neighborhood to get tested for the virus, after the number of people fea More...

Happier Meal? McDonald’s nixing some unpalatable ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it’s eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items.  More...

Local Sports

Schuylkill bumps Mount Union 6-4

VFW 15-16 Tournament:

The end of the road in the Pennsylvania State VFW 15-16 tournament came for Mount Union Monday morning in a loser’s bracket matchup with Schuylkill South.  More...

Huntingdon ousted 18-12 by Altoona

The end of the road in the Pennsylvania State VFW 15-16 tournament came for Mount Union Monday morning in a loser’s bracket matchup with Schuylkill South.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

All about August   More...

Editorial

Tax reform

Now that the political conventions are over, it is time to see what, if any, reforms either candidate has effectuated that might make us vote for him or her. More...

What others are saying

No such thing as a ‘free market’

The debates leading up to the election this year will no doubt invoke the “American value” of capitalism. But what, exactly, does that mean? And what should it mean? More...

Our Readers Write

People now have a choice in leadership

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  I’m writing to introduce myself and my candidacy to your readers and those who will engage locally in the most profound civic duty Americans possess: voting in November to elect a strong voice of leaders More...

Chatter Box

Taking advantage of summer

You know summer is coming to a close when the county fair rolls around and the start of a new school year is just around the corner. These few months of long days, warm evenings, homegrown produce and warm sunshine seem to go by so quickly.  More...

Healthy Living

Chiropractic medicine: A solution for your back pain

As extensively trained and qualified healthcare professionals, chiropractors aim to alleviate different kinds of pain and promote the overall harmony of the body. More...

For a dazzling smile!

Dental offices offer a wide range of expertise and services apart from repairing cavities and cleaning teeth, which involves the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth. More...

What is a denturist?

Denturists, not to be confused with dentists, are dental medicine specialists who design and manufacture oral prostheses, or dentures. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Getting a career off cruise control

Dear Annie: I’ve been working at the same car dealership for five years, since I graduated high school. When I started, it was just a job. I thought I would do this and then figure out what I really want to do. More...

Doctor K

ADHD medication shown to be effective, safe

DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter has ADHD. I have heard conflicting reports about ADHD medication for kids. Please tell me, is it safe and does it work?  More...

Special Sections

Residents save on drug costs

A partnership between the Huntingdon County United Way and the FamilyWize program has saved county residents nearly $200,000.  The United Way and FamilyWize have partnered to save county residents money on prescription costs.  More...

Seek shelter during thunderstorms

With the devastating news that a young boy from Pennsylvania died this past weekend as a result of a being struck by lightning while his family was vacationing in North Carolina, it’s more important than ever to remember safety during thunderst More...

UGI begins paving project in borough

Residents in Huntingdon Borough may encounter some delays as they travel through town as crews from Glenn O. More...

State  Free Access 

Trump calls Clinton ‘the devil’ at rally in Mechanicsburg

MECHANICSBURG (AP) — As criticism continued over his slams against the parents of a Muslim U.S. More...

First ‘juvenile lifers’ in Pennsylvania granted parole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania officials have granted parole to four of the first five “juvenile lifers” to seek release after the U.S. Supreme Court retroactively banned mandatory life terms for minors.  More...

State government overtime grew 10 percent last year

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new study says Pennsylvania state workers were paid a twodecade high of $250 million in overtime last year, an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2014.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union district starts breakfast program

75 Years Ago  Approximately 400 soldiers from the Indiantown Gap military training camp will accompany the regimental baseball team to Huntingdon for a game with the Bisons, Huntingdon’s crack baseball team, on the Blair Field at 2:30 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 2   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 

Duffy leads Royals to 3-0 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Buescher wins at Pocono

LONG POND (AP) — Chris Buescher sat in his Ford, hoping that the fog would stick over Pocono and the cloud over the rookie’s middling season would start to lift.  Buescher idled in his car, then stood with his arms folded on pit road More...

Frenzy at trade deadline

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline.  Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff c More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone VFW Post 1754

Standing Stone VFW Post 1754 commander Tammy McClain, left, presented two checks to Greg Lender, president of the VFW Teener League Baseball, totalling $2,000 to help the 13-14-year-olds who made it More...

Local auxiliary member appointed as chairman

Bonnie Eichelberger of Alexandria, a member of the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, auxiliary, participated in the 103rd National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The convention marked the beginning of her 2016-2017 term as nat More...

Engaged to Wed

Tiffany Betron of South Williamsport and Alex Culp of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tina Betron and Michael Betron, both of South Williamsport. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016:  More...

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