October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

JV admin discuss profile rankings

Juniata Valley School District administrators discussed the school performance profiles of the elementary and high schools with the district’s board members during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  More...

Farmers preparing for colder temperatures

As winter closes in, local farms are preparing for flying snow and colder winds.  Traditionally, this is a time where production slows down as the days become shorter, and farmers do what they can to utilize their remaining produce.  Many More...

Jobs

Local News

Saxton leaders adopt intersection ordinance

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening adopted an ordinance creating a four-way stop at the intersection of Sixth and Spring streets.  For the past several months, council discussed the need for a four-way stop at the intersection. More...

Police Log

Crash   More...

New Coaldale memorial honors area veterans

Thanks to the efforts of Coaldale Borough Council, along with assistance from the Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556, a new Veterans Memorial Park reflects the dedicated service of America’s soldiers, sailors and airmen from the Coaldale/Six More...

World  Free Access 

Amazon launches for-pay streaming music service

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching a paid streaming music service, the latest entry in an increasingly crowded field.  More...

Don’t expect Fitbits to improve health, help drop pounds

LONDON (AP) — Wearing a fitness tracker may help you keep tabs on how many steps you take, but the devices themselves — even with the lure of a cash reward — probably won’t improve your health, according to the biggest study y More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 13   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...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (3-4, 2-3 ML) at Philipsburg-Osceola (0-7, 0-5 ML), 7 p.m.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (5-2) at Bellwood Anits (6-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Mount Union turned the ball over five times at Everett. More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Moshannon Valley (5-2) at Juniata Valley (5-2), 7 p.m.  Last Week’s Game: Jaxson Rand rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns to lead Juniata Valley to a 40-12 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel.  More...

People/Pastimes

First Book receives grant

Darin Tornatore, center, of Ronald McDonald House Charities Mid-Penn Region, presented a donation for $4,900 to First Book Huntingdon volunteers Karen King, left, and Martha Swigart at the Huntingdon More...

Interact Club donates to HCC

Huntingdon Interact Club recently presented a check for $500 to the Huntingdon Community Center.  More...

HAHS Alumni Association meets

Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association recently met at Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse, Huntingdon. Members discussed the banquet that was held this past June. Next year’s banquet will be held at the Smithfield Fire Hall at 5 p.m. More...

Doctor K

Preventing gum disease is important for overall health

DEAR DOCTOR K: My dentist is always going on about gum disease. Is it really a big deal? If so, what should I do to prevent it?  DEAR READER: I understand your skepticism. It seems hard to believe that your gums could cause serious problems. More...

Special Sections

Brand new track surface

HAHS, community to benefit from all-weather material

Finishing touches are being applied to Huntingdon Area High School’s (HAHS) track at War Vets Field this week. Once the lines are painted, the school will have an allweather track for the first time in its history. More...

Election includes important races

Thanks to a heated race for the next President of the United States, the Tuesday, Nov. More...

Mount Union native adds awards to resumé

Mount Union native Brian Stennett is many things — a sales professional, entrepreneur, insurance agent, borough council member and a father of two, to name a few — but he recently walked the red carpet for his achievements as an author.&n More...

State  Free Access 

Some black voters see Trump’s appeal to blacks as demeaning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In reaching out to black voters, Donald Trump talks about bringing “law and order” to the “inner city.”  El Brown wants the Republican presidential nominee to know he isn’t talking to her. More...

Fourth suit claims mold-related death at Pittsburgh hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed blaming the death of an organ transplant patient on a mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals.  The latest was filed by the family of Daniel Krieg, 56, of St. More...

New trial in arson firefighter deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused in the arson deaths of three firefighters decades ago is scheduled to get a new trial early next year.  Gregory Brown had been tried and convicted of three counts of murder in the deaths of the firefighters More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton leaders look at sewage treatment plans

75 Years Ago  George A. Smith, chief of the Pottsville Fire Department, will be elected president of the Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Association during a meeting at the annual convention in Greensburg.  More...

Chain of Indian colleges seeks to gain foothold in the US

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — One of India’s largest colleges is expanding into the U.S. More...

Facebook launches business version ‘Workplace’

NEW YORK (AP) — You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work instead of catching up on baby photos and campaign chatter.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Coates developing, still has a long way to go

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The adjustment period was bumpy, filled with shaky hands, shoddy route running and Sammie Coates’ own admission that he wasn’t in the shape he needed to be to play in the NFL.  And if the Pittsburgh Steelers w More...

Rookie Matthews has hat trick

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Auston Matthews is already doing the trick for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The No. 1 overall pick had three goals 22 minutes into his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.  More...

Shapiro experiencing clash of emotions

American League Championship Series:

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark Shapiro’s love for Cleveland and its people runs deep, personally and professionally.  It’s where the Toronto Blue Jays’ president and CEO began his career, raised his family and helped orchestrate More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

The old mining village of Jacobs, Todd Township, Huntingdon County, was a bustling place in this July 1915 photograph. More...

Our Readers Write

Time for a change in leadership  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The following is an open letter to the Huntingdon Area School Board and administration:  More...

Around the State

Fixing flaw in Pennsylvania casino law should be easy, Oct. 6   This shouldn’t take 120 days. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess works with state royalty team

I was honored to be crowned a 2016-2017 Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Oct. 1. This experience means the world to me and I am so honored to be serving the dairy industry throughout this year. More...

4-H members compete in trail ride challenge

The 2016 Pennsylvania 4-H State Competitive Trail Ride, the Richard C. Ely Memorial Ride, was held Sept. 23-24 in Rothrock State Forest. More...

Farmers decrease environmental impact

The dairy industry is making huge strides to decrease its environmental footprint. Did you know that one of the ways the industry is doing this is by recycling cow manure? More...

Annie's Mailbox

Unwelcome house guest

Dear Annie: On one day’s notice, my husband’s college friend — let’s call him “Will” — asked whether he could “crash” with us for two nights.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces if born before 11:08 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 14, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM CHARLOTTE

1. Hendrick returns   Jimmie Johnson got car owner Rick Hendrick back to Victory Lane after a 24-race losing streak. Johnson’s teammate Kasey Kahne finished third, and Kyle Larson, racing with a Hendrick engine, was fifth. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  Panic time?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves   More...

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