August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Positions filled in MU Borough

Mount Union Borough Council hired a police officer after accepting the resignation from a member of the force, filled its vacant code enforcement position and appointed a forester to manager its acreage in Shirley Township over the course of Wednesda More...

Equine therapy program aids local vets

A central Pennsylvania nonprofit is seeking veterans living in Blair, Centre, Cambria and Huntingdon counties to participate in its equine therapy program which begins a new eight-week session Sunday, Aug. More...

Local News

Numerous cases heard in central court

Charges of driving under the influence against a Saxton man were bound over for the higher court in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Wood man waives hearing on endangerment charges

A Wood man, who along with his wife, is accused of placing their children in a dog cage as punishment waived a hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Nicholas J. More...

Orby council hears reports

Due to lack of a quorum, the Orbisonia Borough Council held a nonvoting session Wednesday night at the borough building.  More...

World  Free Access 

Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV

NEW YORK (AP) — No TV? No problem!  NBC is making 4,500 hours of Olympics coverage available at NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 4   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs down Marlins 5-4 on a wild pitch

CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Szczur scored on A.J. More...

Auburn dismisses top RB

AUBURN, Ala. More...

He advances to match play

US Women’s Amateur:

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — China’s Muni He made a 35-foot birdie putt on the 22nd hole to beat qualifying medalist Mariel Galdiano on Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur.  More...

People/Pastimes

Garner descendants hold 130th family reunion

The 130th Garner family reunion was held July 31 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Hall with 37 members and guests present.  Acting president Donna (Garner) Parks called the reunion to order at 12:45 p.m.  More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Cortnie Ahlevia Shaver, who turns 12 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver. Cortnie has two older siblings, Naliyah and Bryce Shaver. More...

Back-to-school tips to help save lunch and snack time

School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits.  Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn& More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stuck in a holding pattern

Dear Annie: My significant other and I were in a relationship for 15 years. One evening, I was feeling insecure and asked whether there was someone else. Very soon after that, my significant other completely cut off all contact with me.  More...

Dietary guidelines need tweaking for heart risk

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Will the new dietary guidelines help keep my heart healthy?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM POCONO

1. Never know   When a race weekend is plagued by bad weather, you never know what will happen or who will win. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Do you feel cheated? More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

How do you feel about Pocono and Chris Buescher’s win?  GODSPEAK: This happens every couple of years. You’re happy for the team and driver, then it all fades away.   More...

911 system concerns heard

Problems and concerns surrounding the new computer aided dispatching (CAD) system at the Huntingdon County 911 Center were addressed at a meeting Wednesday night held in the ballroom of the Bailey Building.  More...

‘Road diet’ considered for bike plan

The Southern Alleghenies Rural Planning Organization (RPO) has officially adopted the Bike and Pedestrian plan, and it’s now up to them and Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties to seek and adopt the tasks necessary to implement it. More...

Vaccines important for college students

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and kids heading to college for the very first time need to be aware of the immunizations they need to have before entering.  The state Department of Health recommends that colleges and universiti More...

State  Free Access 

Tea party conservative to run as Democrat

BEDFORD (AP) — The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. More...

Deadlines loom in suit over judge retirement age

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top elections official warned in a court filing Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot question to extend the judicial retirement age by five more years is pending as deadlin More...

Some sidelined transit cars to return soon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia area’s main transit agency expects to begin returning some of its sidelined commuter rail cars to service at the end of the month.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Grange units to compete for county fair awards

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvanians in the nation’s armed service had the right to vote after Gov. Arthur H. More...

Local Sports

10-11 LL Update

The championship pairing for the Pennsylvania 10-11 Little Leabue champion is set with Keystone mounting a seven-run rally in the fifth inning that included a three-run home run by Owen Gill to overtake North Allegheny at the Municipal Park in Mount More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Ed Price shared this photo of the eighth-grade class at the Alfarata School in 1949. Do you recognize these young men? We’d love to hear from you. More...

Around the State

The conventions are over, now it’s up to the voters, July 29   The opening arguments have been made. Now it’s time for the General Election to begin for real.  More...

Our Readers Write

I wonder  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fair queen’s reign draws to a close

The fair is almost here! I guess that means my reign is almost to an end. It has truly been an honor. I will forever cherish these memories. It has be a once-in-a -lifetime experience and I will never take those moments for granted.  More...

Bat survey seeks signs of life

HOP BOTTOM (AP) — Biologist Richard Fritsky drives at 20 miles per hour down a dark country road.  He’s listening.  With a $965 microphone, sophisticated computer programs and his biology training, he is searching for bats.  More...

Neelyton farm joins Angus association

Mountain Foot Farms LLC, Neelyton, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 5, 2016:  More...

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