December 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members hear roof report

The Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) heard updates during its monthly meeting Monday night on the current conditions of the district’s building roofs as well as recommendations on protective measures to cut down on future replacement costs.& More...

Christmas bird count tradition continues

Local bird watching enthusiasts will take part in the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC), a tradition that began at the turn of the20th century, making this tradition over 100 years old. More...

Local News

County’s four-month rainfall totals below average

Rainfall totals continue to lag behind monthly averages in Huntingdon County, which remains in a drought watch.  The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) reported that an average of 3.95 inches of precipitation fell in August, 3.7 More...

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Juniata College trustees renew president’s contract

The Juniata College board of trustees voted unanimously to renew the contract of President James A. Troha, ensuring his continued leadership of one of the top-rated liberal arts colleges in the nation through 2021.  More...

World  Free Access 

Accreditor of for-profit colleges loses appeal to stay alive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal education officials are standing by their decision to cut ties with the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges — a ruling that will bar hundreds of schools from providing federal financial aid a More...

Juvenile detention centers struggle with transgender inmates

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Advocates say the nation’s juvenile detention centers are largely ill-equipped to handle transgender teens.  More...

Trump expected to tap Exxon’s CEO to lead State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets can’t get going against Spartans

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team could not get the offense rolling Monday night when they hosted McConnellsburg in an Inter County Conference South matchup. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets surge past Raiders

Juniata Valley made a strong surge right before halftime to stay with visiting Bellefonte Monday evening, then outscored the Red Raiders 15-2 over the final five5:34 to minutes of the game to pull out a 57-48 win.  It was the first victory of th More...

High School Swimming:

Bearcat boys win, girls fall short

The Huntingdon boys swim team (2-0) won two of the three relays during Monday afternoon’s meet at Somerset and added another four individual victories along with just enough depth to earn a 90-79 decision over the host Eagles.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 9.  House  More...

What Trump Could Learn from Alexander Hamilton

By now you’ve probably heard that Vice Presidentelect Mike Pence was booed by fellow theater-goers at a performance of the musical Hamilton, an unlikely hiphop sensation that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and other founding fathers.&nbs More...

Our Readers Write

Islamic slaves and the Aughwick Valley

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Chatter Box

Veterans, a giving group

Veterans are a dedicated and giving group of individuals. They gave their service to our country, they give back to the communities in which they live and they never forget the dedication of those who served before and after them.  More...

Healthy Living

Managing diabetes during the holiday season

The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including food. Family gatherings and holiday of.ce parties wouldn’t be the same without great food. More...

Healthy holiday dessert option

A certain measure of overindulgence is anticipated during the holiday season. Rich foods and desserts are served, and parties are plentiful. More...

Easy Cranberry Applesauce

“This bright pink applesauce is simple enough for a weeknight supper and festive enough for special occasions. It’s a favorite with my family and friends and looks fabulous at a Christmas dinner! More...

Special Sections

Smoke-free law to affect county

All public housing developments in the country will be required to offer a smoke-free environment for their residents within the next 18 months.  In a recent press release, U.S. More...

Holiday movie season in full swing

The holiday movie season is in full swing, and this season’s offerings at the movies have something for everyone. Dave Peoples, owner of the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5, said he plans to have plenty of films for all ages. More...

Saxton leaders adopt 2017 borough budget

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening adopted the borough’s 2017 operating budget with no real estate tax increases or water rate increases.  Council also agreed to maintain the borough’s current real estate tax mill rate at 4.1 mill More...

State  Free Access 

Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.  More...

Judge to weigh potential testimony of 13 other women

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby will battle in court starting Tuesday as they try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at his sexual assault trial.  More...

Ex-congressman gets 10 years for corruption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. More...

General News

Benefits of flossing questioned after studies released

Dear Doctor: If there’s no proof that flossing is beneficial, do I really need to do it?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Antlerless deer season opens

75 years ago  Brooks J. Brubaker Jr., Altoona, was killed Sunday in the Japanese bombing of Hickman Field, the U.S. War Department notified his parents today. Brubaker was a ground mechanic in the Army Air Corps for the past two years.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 13   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Big play gives Patriots 30-23 win over Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Rockets beat Nets 122-118 for seventh straight win

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight win, 122-118 over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. More...

Crosby scores 21st goal in Pens’ 7-0 win over Coyotes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year into the job, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan’s daily message to his team has not changed. More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton area Boy and Girl Scouts

Members of Saxton Cub Scout Pack 471 and Girl Scout Troop 40648 participated together in the Scouting for Food Drive in the Broad Top area. More...

Engaged to Wed

Samantha Fogal and Nicholas Casagrande, both of Oil City, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mike and Melody Fogal of Shirleysburg. More...

Share wedding announcements in The Daily News

Share your own magical moments of romance by announcing your engagement and marriage in The Daily News.  Follow these guidelines:  Weddings: Weddings are published as soon as possible following submission.  Talk with your photographer More...

Annie's Mailbox

A Companion for all time

Dear Annie: Ten years ago, I was transferred to Chicago for work. I didn’t know anyone and found myself very lonely the first year. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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