August 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MU football coach let go

The Mount Union Area School Board made changes to the Trojan football team’s leadership Monday night when the board terminated the program’s head coach three weeks before the first game of the season. More...

Trainee service dog learns skills at fair

The Huntingdon County Fair has always been a place where youngsters learn new skills and gain confidence, but this year one of those youths has four paws and a tail.  Merlot, an almost 11-month-old black lab service dog in training, has been exp More...

Local News

Truck restriction OK’d for Walker Twp. road

The Walker Township municipal board discussed the next steps involved in keeping large tractor-trailers off of Williamsburg Mountain Road. The decision to enact a restriction began as a community concern following several accidents. More...

Highly active meteor shower begins this week

One of the most famous meteor showers of the year is estimated by astronomers to be more intense than previous years. The Perseid meteor shower will be visible this Thursday and Friday, with best visibility just before dawn.  More...

Police Log

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Local Sports

Matakevich focuses on consistency

Tyler Matakevich had perhaps the best showing of training camp during the backs on backers drill at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Friday Night Lights” practice. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Snappers   More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

‘Trumpsults’  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Now we’ve done it

A few weeks ago, you, the voters of Pennsylvania’s 9th District, did something extraordinary. You selected me, a constitutional conservative and registered Republican, to represent you on the Democratic ticket this fall. More...

What others are saying

My food identity dilemma

Why do we eat what we eat? Many of us eat foods that are familiar, convenient and that simply taste good, without thinking much about why we make the choices we do. More...

Doctor K

Someday lost memories may be recoverable

DEAR READER: In yesterday’s column, I answered a reader’s question about what memories are. More...

Special Sections

Pipeline public hearing held

Commentary ranged from impassioned to pragmatic at the first of three public hearings held last night at the Blair County Convention Center relating to permit applications submitted by Sunoco Logistics, Inc. for the planned Mariner East 2 pipeline. More...

Principal hired at TMSD

By unanimous vote, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night hired a new junior high school principal and transferred the district’s current principal to the position of senior high school chief.  More...

Meeting scheduled to hire Tussey SRO

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 15, for general purposes, one being to hire a school resource officer (SRO) for the Tussey Mountain School District.  More...

World  Free Access 

Layoffs expected in overhaul of Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Layoffs are expected at the Wounded Warrior Project amid a restructuring that follows scrutiny over its spending, according to the charity’s new chief executive. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

‘Little brothers’ to meet at Mill Creek camp

75 Years Ago  Routine business featured the regular monthly session of Huntingdon Borough Council held in council chambers in the municipal building. In the absence of president J. Clyd Stayer, councilman John M. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 9   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 

Crawford has seven hits in 8-7 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monda More...

Ichiro donates stuff to Hall

MIAMI (AP) — The president of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the grateful recipient Monday as Ichiro Suzuki handed over his gear — a jersey, a pair of cleats, his arm guard and batting gloves, all items he wore while becoming the 30th play More...

Schaub cool backup in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Schaub’s cool presence in the huddle has the Falcons believing the offense can keep moving should starting quarterback Matt Ryan’s long string of consecutive starts end this season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scout Troop 226

Recently, members of Cub Scout Pack 226 got the chance to visit the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Co. to explore the fire station and learn about fire safety. More...

Whitsel reunion held in Mill Creek

The descendants of Samuel and Bessie Whitsel, who once made their home in the Mill Creek Hollow area, met for their annual reunion July 17 at Captain Jack Lions Park, Mill Creek. There were 35 in attendance for the picnic and fellowship.  More...

Four tips to stay fit while traveling

If summer travel plans frequently keep you away from home, it can be a challenge to maintain your regular fitness routine. More...

Healthy Living

Spoil your feet!

Despite being the body part that is called on to support our entire weight, we often neglect our feet. More...

Psychologists are there to listen

Being in good health doesn’t just mean eating well and exercising regularly. In order to have a healthy mind in a healthy body, you have to have an optimistic outlook! More...

A wide range of homecare services

Homecare has become an important part of society in recent years. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A good fibbing

Dear Annie: Is lying something that is just more acceptable these days, or is it particular to my family? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016:  More...

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