November 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leader’s contract renewed by board

The Huntingdon Area School Board voted during its monthly meeting Monday to re-app oint Fred Foster as superintendent through June 30, 2022. More...

Lawmakers blame gov. for state layoffs

While the state Department of Labor & Industry announced it would lay off nearly 600 of its staff as a result of the state Senate’s failure to pass House Bill 2375, local legislators say there are other options. More...

Local News

One step closer to kindergarten

Nearly 50 future kindergartners attended the Kickoff to Kindergarten event Monday at Standing Stone Elementary School in the Huntingdon Area School District, including Waylon McKim and his mother, Je More...

HAHS students use art to spread holiday spirit

A cooperative community project designed to use artistic ability to spread holiday cheer took place Monday at Fike Brothers Carpet One on East Penn Street, Huntingdon.  More...

Area brief

MUAHS hosts Huntingdon County Chorus Festival   MOUNT UNION — Mount Union Area High School is hosting the annual Huntingdon County Chorus Festival which will conclude with a concert at 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

US moves to block mining near Yellowstone

PRAY, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday blocked new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of natural and environmentally sensitive areas.  More...

Film features survivors

BOSTON (AP) — A new documentary about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings chronicles the long road to recovery for many of the survivors still struggling with physical and emotional wounds.  More...

Four found guilty of kidnapping

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Four people have been convicted of charges stemming from the kidnapping and torturing of two college students in Rochester last year.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Romo now healthy backup to Prescott

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo dressed quickly at his locker, pausing only briefly to tell reporters he wasn’t talking after his first game as Dallas’ backup quarterback in 10 years.  More...

Carr rallies Raiders over Texans

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party in the stands started early in the second NFL regular season game ever played in Mexico with loud cheers and chants from before kickoff until the final whistle. More...

Steelers not so hot on short week

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t think coach Mike Tomlin needs to explain himself whenever his gut tells him to bail on convention.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Nov. 18.  House  More...

Uncertain fate of health law giving health industry heartburn

Six years into building its business around the Affordable Care Act, the nation’s $3 trillion health care industry may be losing that political playbook.  Industry leaders, like many voters, were stunned by the election of Donald Trump and More...

Mainstream media woes and loss of faith bad for democracy

WASHINGTON — Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list. I sincerely fear that loss of faith in journalism ultimately will cause more harm to the nation than any outside enemy could hope. More...

Chatter Box

A moment to say thanks

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we sometimes take our blessings for granted. While Thanksgiving is a good opportunity to reflect on these blessings, I’m challenging myself to make a conscious effort to give thanks every day. More...

Doctor K

Eye drops provide relief for eyes swollen by allergies

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most. They’re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?  More...

Special Sections

Families fight for justice

Victims remembered as crime remains unsolved

Almost nine years to the day of the unsolved murders of Sherry Jo Leonard and Jason Specht, family and friends gathered inside the Mifflin County Courthouse Monday afternoon to send a message that they will not give up until justice is served. More...

TMSB members talk bond issues

By unanimous vote, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night set in motion preliminary plans to refinance two separate general obligation bond issues. More...

FFA members address MUASB

Representatives from Mount Union Area High School’s FFA chapter shared information about their recent travels and accomplishments with school district officials during Monday night’s monthly school board meeting. More...

Blustery conditions impede bear hunters

Blustery conditions put a damper on the second day of bear rifle season Monday with even the most intrepid hunters finding little in the woods. More...

State  Free Access 

Teen to plead guilty but mentally ill in stabbings

GREENSBURG (AP) — A teen charged with slashing and stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school is guilty but was mentally ill during the April 2014 rampage, his defense attorney said again Monday.  More...

Crews battle forest fire on Mount Penn in Reading

READING (AP) — Crews are battling a forest fire on a Pennsylvania mountain.  The fire on Mount Penn in Reading was reported Monday evening. Officials say it began in the woods behind Reading High School.  More...

Billions needed to fully repair Philadelphia public schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawmakers in charge of disbursing school-facilities funding throughout Pennsylvania were informed it would cost $5 billion to fully meet the repair needs of Philadelphia public schools.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Farms in watershed areas to be eligible for grants

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 22   AA Meeting o 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...

Local Sports

Photos

A total of 19 teams participated in the No-Tap Turkey Bowl Doubles Tournament Sunday at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek. Another 25 bowlers participated in the No Bowl Singles event. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

An Awaited Event

Bear season is now in full swing and 100,000-plus are out and about attempting to bag a bruin. Nevertheless, those big numbers pale in comparison to the number of deer hunters that will be afield Monday. Nov. 28.  More...

Photo

Seven students from the Huntingdon and Philipsburg area recently passed their tests to receive the international rank of first degree black belt in the World Tang Soo Do Association. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy in Orbisonia took a field trip to the Rockhill Trolley Museum, where they had the opportunity to explore the vintage trolleys on display. More...

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday wishes go out to Morgan Hannah Banks, who turns 16 years old today, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. She is the daughter of Beth Banks of Huntingdon. Morgan will celebrate her special day with her siblings, Derek and Tyler.  More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.  More...

Healthy Living

What are the best SOURCES OF VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C, which among other things is a powerful antioxidant, has multiple benefits for the body. It’s found mainly in fruits and vegetables. Peppers, broccoli and the cabbage family are the best sources in vegetables. More...

Can SELF-HARM be detected?

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, deliberate self-harm among young people is continuously increasing. As early diagnosis is a key factor in the effectiveness of treatment, it’s essential to be alert to the warning signs. More...

Telltale symptoms of a MALFUNCTIONING THYROID GLAND

The thyroid is a small, butter.y shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It plays a very important role in our body: it produces the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which regulate the metabolism of cells and organs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Going yonder

Dear Annie: My husband is a consultant and travels frequently for work. When he travels, he’ll sometimes leave Sunday and return the following Friday. He will sometimes do this for three weeks out of a month. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo if born before 2:42 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016:  More...

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