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TMSB members OK contracts

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night unanimously approved new contracts with the district teachers and support staffers and acted on numerous other personnel matters.  More...

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Local News

Road work planned in Springfield Township

The Springfield Township Supervisors discussed roadwork projects during their regular meeting Monday.  “We’ve had Doug Stiffler come down from the conservation district to look at roads for the low volume and dirt and gravel road pro More...

Correction

In a recent Daily News report on Mount Union Borough Council’s Aug. 3 meeting, Mary Crawley, borough resident, made an inquiry about the status of Officer Mark Ewald. More...

Saxton leaders hire school officer

Saxton Borough Council unanimously agreed Monday evening to offer a school resource officer (SRO) position within the Tussey Mountain School District to retired state police trooper Randy Zimmerman.  More...

World  Free Access 

Organ network mapping path to fairer liver transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County fair opening billed as ‘best ever’

75 Years Ago  The Frank P. Hommon Post No. 24, American Legion, Huntingdon, has arranged an elaborate welcome for visiting “buddies” passing through Huntingdon on their way to the Legion convention being held at Altoona.  More...

Local Sports

Mosley-Smith is diehard Pittsburgher

Khaynin Mosley-Smith considers himself a Pittsburgh guy – a diehard Pittsburgher.  He played high school outside of Pittsburgh, at Woodland Hills, attended the University of Pittsburgh and is now in training camp as a defensive lineman wit More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Marsh Birds

Marsh birds are so closely related to shorebirds and sea birds that sometimes we tend to intertwine these groups. Marsh birds include rails, gallinules, moorhens, coots and snipe. More...

Editorial

Real police reform requires national policing standards

Does the U.S. Justice Department have a form template it uses when reporting on its civil rights investigations of police departments? It sure seems like it does. More...

Surveillance isn’t color blind

During the 1960s, the FBI and NSA followed, wiretapped and bugged Martin Luther King Jr. — all under the veil of proper legal process. More...

So-called ‘Year of the Angry Voter’

Supposedly 2016 is the Year of the Angry Voter. To hear the pundits tell it, Americans are just furious. More...

Chatter Box

Reflecting on fair week

The livestock is home, the stalls cleaned and the decorations are packed up — yes, another fair week has come to an end.  More...

Healthy Living

Physical fitness for all

A healthy diet is an important first step towards a balanced lifestyle, but don’t forget the benefits of physical fitness. It goes goes hand in hand with good eating habits. More...

Don’t neglect your eyes!

Our precious eyesight is often overworked in this age of computers and televisions, whose screens we often squint at for hours in poor light conditions and without breaks. More...

A healthy diet: The basis of good health

With the plethora of transformed food products that can be found on supermarket shelves these days, and with the high cost of many fresh products, it is sometimes difficult to make the right choices. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter’s financial woes stress mom

Dear Annie: I apparently failed as a parent at teaching my daughter financial responsibility. I raised her as a single parent and worked hard to provide for us. More...

Doctor K

Lifestyle changes can improve low energy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I often feel quite tired. My doctor says this fatigue may be caused by my low-normal testosterone level. I’d rather not go on testosterone therapy. What are some other ways to enhance my energy?  More...

Special Sections

Convicted AG could keep job

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general is expected to address her job status within days after she was convicted of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it.  Kathleen Kane showed little emotion as the jury co More...

Huntingdon water restriction in place

Customers of the Huntingdon Borough water system are now being required to limit their use of water after Huntingdon Borough Council and borough manager Bill Wheeler declared a mandatory water restriction late Monday morning.  More...

HASD assistant principals hired

In its last meeting before the start of the 2016-17 school year, the Huntingdon Area School Board approved the hiring of personnel to fill two administrative positions and several staffing positions Monday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Biden: Trump is ‘thoroughly unqualified’ for presidency

SCRANTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump’s ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to the needs of Americans in his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary More...

Man killed family three weeks after wife called cops

LEESPORT (AP) — A Pennsylvania man bought a gun one day after police responded to a domestic dispute at his home and used it less than three weeks later to kill his wife, three children and then himself, authorities said.  More...

Court rejects attempt to reseal testimony on affairs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected Bill Cosby’s effort to reseal his deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, prescription sedatives and payments to women, saying the documents are now a matter of publi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 16   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 

What to Watch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 11 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, track and field, boxing, wrestling and more. More...

No gold for US Monday

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Americans were denied a gold medal Monday for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and it took two big stumbles to keep the “Star Spangled Banner” on pause.  More...

Miller dives to edge Felix

Track & Field:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For beating Allyson Felix, Shaunae Miller gets a gold medal. More...

People/Pastimes

Five generations of family

Jean McGeary of Petersburg celebrates her 85th birthday today, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. More...

Venture Crew 725, McConnellstown

Recently, Venture Crew 725 members, including, front row, from the left, Arabella Dunkle, Gavin Dunkle, Arieonna Dunkle; second row, Devin Dunkle, Anna Weaver; back row, Lee Baer, Braedon Baer, Darin More...

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If you would like to have the news of your class or family reunion in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016:  More...

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