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Business owners greet JC students  Free Access 

As Juniata College students begin their fall semester today, area businesses are looking forward to returning customers and a chance to welcome new ones to town. More...

Students begin new era in Tussey district

Sixteen yellow Tussey Mountain elementary school busses arrived on time  Wednesday morning in Saxton for the opening of the  2017-18 school year, marking a milestone in the history of the school district with the closing of the Robertsdale More...

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Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Heavy July rainfall reported in county

So far, the summer of 2017 has been quite different from the summer of 2016 in terms of precipitation.  While July 2016 only saw an average of 1.94 inches, Huntingdon County received an average of 7.33 inches last month.  The Huntingdon Cou More...

Police Log

No interlock device   LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. More...

General News

Harvey regains tropical storm strength

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Long lines extended from grocery stores along the Texas Gulf Coast early Thursday as residents braced for a slow-moving tropical storm that forecasters say could drop as much as 20 inches of rain. More...

How and when to take medication with food

Dear Doctor: When a medication says “take with food,” what exactly does that mean? If you take it with a few crackers, does that count? More...

News of Yesteryear

Local man wins pie, cake champ titles

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Fair will feature Jimmy Lynch and his Death Dodgers but a host of other attractions will also help to make this annual show a success. The fair starts on Sept. 1.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kizer next QB for Browns?

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns’ quarterback turnstile.  He doesn’t want it to spin again anytime soon.  More...

Harrison’s homer ends Hill’s no-hit bid

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dodgers lefty Rich Hill lost his perfect game on an error in the ninth inning, then lost his no-hitter on a leadoff home run in the 10th by Josh Harrison that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over Los Angeles 1-0 Wednesday night.&n More...

Orioles down Athletics in 12

Orioles 8, Athletics 7   BALTIMORE (AP) — Zach Britton’s AL-record run of converting 60 straight save attempts ended amid the evening shadows of Camden Yards, when the Baltimore closer blew a two-run lead and failed to get out of the More...

People/Pastimes

Garner family holds 131st reunion

The 131st Garner family reunion was held July 30 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Hall with 35 members and guests present.  The president, Carol (Brindle) Wigen, called the reunion to order at 1 p.m.  The invocation was given by Wigen. More...

Shop for sports eye protection

The end of summer is crunch time for families preparing for the new school year. So many items make up back-to-school shopping lists that it can be easy to overlook supplies necessary for extracurricular activities.  More...

Officers installed for American Legion auxiliary

The Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150 auxiliary, Petersburg, met Aug. 3 at Paesano’s Restaurant.  The business meeting was held in ritual form and conducted by president Mona Ayers. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Feeling left out and overwhelmed

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been happily married for eight years and were blessed with healthy triplets four years ago. My problem is that every year, my wife’s generous employer takes the entire staff on an incredible trip. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 25, 2017:  More...

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Fire destroys Shade Gap restaurant  Free Access 

Crews from Shade Gap Area Fire Co. and others have been at the scene of a fire at the Shade Gap Family Restaurant since 5:45 a.m. that has destroyed the restaurant. The state police fire marshal has also been called to the scene to investigate. More...

School nurses talk prevention

With area youth back in the classroom, students are telling stories of summer adventures, making new friends, sharing notes and swapping germs.  More...

HASB member wins state honor

A Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) member has been named the 2017 recipient of the William S. More...

County’s Democrats to hold annual event

For the fifth year, the Huntingdon County Democratic Committee will holding its annual corn boil Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Wilson Farm in Three Springs. The annual Lee R. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and bodyslam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday.&nb More...

Man tossed from wagon, trampled by horse at county fair dies

MEADVILLE (AP) — A man has been thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a Pennsylvania county fair and has died.  The Crawford County coroner’s office says 64-year-old Saegertown resident Charles Burns was injured in the accid More...

Cops: Boy suffocated by mattress on crib to stop escapes

LEBANON (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple was jailed Wednesday on charges they strapped a mattress to the top of their 2-year-old son’s crib to prevent him from crawling out, causing his suffocation death four months ago.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 24   Huntingdon House o Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union at Huntingdon, 7 p.m.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Mount Union at Huntingdon, 7 p.m.  Preseason Review: “We got off to a slow start in our scrimmage at Somerset, but after the first series we picked it up,” said coach Mike Hudy. More...

So. Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: So. Huntingdon at Claysburg- Kimmel, 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  FDA’s sensible approach to a dangerous addiction, Aug. 13   The head of the U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Plenty of people need library access

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

You Should Know

Q: When will the next total solar eclipse take place?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen have 343 entries in July show

Huntingdon Horsemen held its second two-day show of the season July 29-30 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showground’s atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon.  After a few volume adjustments, the new sound system worked very well. More...

Performance-tested sheep and goat sale grosses $66,000

Pennsylvania sheep and goat producers received $66,000 for 106 elite animals during the Livestock Evaluation Center’s 39th annual Performance Tested Ram Lamb and Meat Goat Buck Sale. More...

4-H members kick off food drive

Members of the Huntingdon and Blair County 4-H Council, from the left, Katie Shultz, Wesley Sajeski, Kiersten Baker, Lissy Kinder, Leah Kinder and Colby Grubb, helped to kick off their annual food dr More...

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THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

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THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. ‘Silly Season’   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves  Is Kyle Busch suddenly the championship favorite? GODSPEAK: Not with the playoff points Martin Truex Jr. has piled up. Truex is the man right now. More...

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