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HASD tax increase to be considered

During its monthly work session Monday night, the Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) discussed the difficulties of imposing a tax raise in light of factors in the state budget and deficits in the school budget.  More...

Senior rally planned at county courthouse

Members of the Citizens Advisory Council of the Huntingdon Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will hold a rally on the steps of the Huntingdon County Courthouse from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 10.  More...

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Local News

Residents continue to assess storm damage

As folks continue to assess damage caused by storms that passed through the county May 1, many are wondering what the next steps are.  Those who have damage as a result of downed trees or have lost food or other items as a result of a prolonged More...

Police Log

DUI   LOGAN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 66-year-old man was arrested for DUI following a single-vehicle crash on Petersburg Pike at 7:16 p.m. April 30. Charges are pending.  More...

Juniata College names Beeghly Library dean

Lisa McDaniels, assistant director of research and instruction for the Colby College Libraries since 2014, has been named dean of the library at Juniata College, effective July 1.  More...

General News

Former president and author to co-write a thriller novel

NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before.  More...

Inflammation is part of body’s healing process

Dear Doctor: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Area state police search for jail escapee

75 Years Ago  The board of directors of the Huntingdon County Library announces the appointment of Miss A. Kathryn Oller to the position of county librarian. The appointment followed the resignation of present librarian Miss Catherine R. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees shook off long game and little sleep to rip Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered, Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth consecutive start and the New York Yankees shook off a long game and a short night’s sleep, beating the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 on Monday for their sixt More...

Capitals force seventh game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise’s inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gutwrenching collapses.  And they don’t care. It’s not 1992. More...

Warriors finish sweep of Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a secondround sweep of the Utah Jazz with a 121-95 victory Monday night.  The defending Western Conference champions have won both their series in More...

People/Pastimes

New officers installed to lead hospital auxiliary

Members of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 10, 2017:  More...

New director hired at TIU

Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) 11 in McVeytown has welcomed a new executive director.  Shawn Kovac was welcomed for his first full day May 3.  More...

Tax hike advised in Tussey district

Subject to final budget approval in June, property owners in the Tussey Mountain School District can expect to see their real estate taxes rise as the school board also prepares to act on a proposal to close one or two of the district’s element More...

Saxton police officer honored for saving life

Following a six-month probationary period, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to hire parttime police officer Logan Tornatore on a full-time time basis at a salary of $15 per hour.  During its meeting, council also honored Tornatore wi More...

State  Free Access 

Frat member told 911: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Penn State University fraternity member calmly told a dispatcher “we have a friend who’s unconscious” as he summoned help in February for a pledge who would soon be declared dead of a traumatic brain injury More...

Defense chips away at income reality star hid from court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for former “Dance Moms” reality star Abby Lee Miller spent the day Monday trying to chip away at about $775,000 in income federal prosecutors said she tried to hide from a bankruptcy judge.  More...

Local aviation lovers restore vintage planes

BEAVER FALLS (AP) — Pat Findlay got hooked on aviation in high school and served as an engine mechanic and crew chief with the 911th Airlift Wing for more than 36 years.  Jack McMahon, a retired U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 9   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

Inter-County Conference Track & Field Championships:

Rocket boys and girls both finish second

Southern Huntingdon is putting together a very good track and field season for both the boys and girls teams, and it’s not over yet. More...

District Five Doubles:

Tussey entries knocked out in quarterfinals

A pair of Tussey Mountain entries couldn’t get past the quarterfinals of the District Five Doubles Tournament Monday in Bedford.  More...

High School Softball:

Bearcats lose at Altoona

Altoona turned a pair of Huntingdon errors into three runs in the bottom of the first inning Monday afternoon and then used a solid three-hit pitching effort from Alexa Young to take it from there as the Mountain Lions won a 6-1 non-league victory.&n More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 5.  House  More...

What Others are Saying

Public trust in government remains near historic lows

The 2016 election ushered in a new era in Washington defined by unified Republican control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. More...

Letter to the Editor

Develop better test methods

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   As a lifelong critic of marijuana laws, I feel it’s important to address per se marijuana DUID laws. We all are aware that alcohol, taken orally, is quite readily detectable with a Breathalyzer.  More...

Chatter Box

A week for special birthdays

It’s amazing how much can change in 365 days.  More...

Healthy Living

NATIONAL Nurses Week

Americans rate nurses high on honesty

MAY 6 TO 12, 2017   More...

School nurses are often unsung heroes

School nurses do much more than apply bandages to playground scrapes. School nurses conduct vital health screenings and are often the security blanket for students who need special care during school hours. More...

How to show a nurse you care

Nurses are often the first people patients see when visiting hospitals. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Plenty of fish in the sea

Dear Annie: I need your help with something. I am still in high school and have hit a bump in the road with a relationship issue. More...

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