August 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Care advised when hiking Thousand Steps

The popularity of hiking at the Thousand Steps has exploded in recent years and with increased usage comes an increase in the number of injuries on the trail.  Local emergency crews responded to two separate incidents Sunday afternoon in which h More...

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Farrell man to be sentenced in court

A Farrell man who pleaded guilty to drug charges involved with a 2016 drug bust in Newton Hamilton will be sentenced today after almost a month of court continuances.  More...

Driver escapes serious injury

An elderly James Creek area man escaped serious injury following a one-vehicle accident that occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Monday along Raystown Road (Route 26) just inside Marklesburg Borough. More...

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General News

News of Yesteryear

Fully-clogged chimney cause of flue fire

75 Years Ago  A man who had a mania to poison dogs, killed his own dog who had been his constant companion for several years, then fatally shot himself. The event took place in Washington, Pa. Charles B. More...

Meditation may alleviate back pain

Dear Doctor: I’ve had back pain since my 20s and have gotten to the point where I can’t use aspirin or other pain relievers because they tear up my stomach. My sister-in-law wants me to try meditation, which sounds a little nutty. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harvey forces changes of sports venues, plans

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back.  More...

NFL gives $40 million to medical research

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.  More...

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People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Douglas Blair McKim, who turns 7 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. His proud parents are Darin and Jenna McKim of Huntingdon. More...

Boy Scout Troop 471, Saxton

Members of Boy Scout Troop 471, sponsored by the Captain Phillips VFW Post 4129 of Saxton, attended Camp Seph Mack the week June 25 through July 1. During the weekly troop meeting Aug. More...

Engaged to Wed

Sarah Hazlett and Colt Thomas, both of Pittsburgh, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Pam and Mike Hazlett of Washington. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Financial assistance or manipulation

Dear Annie: I have a family dilemma. My mother is 95 years old and still living in her own home. My wife and I see her five or more times a week and help her with household chores and getting to doctors appointments. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017:  More...

Volunteer to aid Harvey victims

Around 30 people from the region, including one Barree Township resident, have been or soon will be deployed by the American Red Cross to help those in flood-ravaged Texas after catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey.  More...

Project presented to HCBI’s board

Barely making a quorum, the Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board members held their monthly meeting Monday, discussing several key projects and new changes occurring within the county. More...

MUASB members OK HCCTC loan

The Mount Union Area School District is supporting the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s pending facilities expansion by agreeing to secure a loan for 25 percent of the project cost.  The school board cast a unanimous vote i More...

New IUP scholarship open to area students

A new scholarship is now available to Huntingdon Area High School Students who plan to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Norman J. More...

State  Free Access 

Commandment signs sprout across township

NORTH HUNTINGDON (AP) — To Shawn Teamann, posting a sign of the Ten Commandments in the front yard of his North Huntingdon home is an affirmation of his faith and his stance against what he sees as an erosion of religious freedom in America.&nb More...

New penalties in state for animal cruelty take effect

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new Pennsylvania law that increases the penalty for animal abuse has taken effect.  Libre’s Law went into effect Monday. Under the new law, animal abusers can face fines of at least $500 and felony charges.  More...

Millenials are helping to revive barbershop trade

MONONGAHELA (AP) — Young men who came of age as Millennials are helping to revive the barbershop trade in an era when many of them sport beards and shorter cropped hairstyles.  “The younger generation wants to go to a male barber,&rd More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 29   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

Squirrels top Curve in 15

The Altoona Curve came from behind late to force extra innings but ultimately lost 2-1 in 15 innings to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Monday nigh at The Diamond.  The Curve (70-63) still saw their magic number drop to one, thanks to a pair of 12 More...

Sinking Valley Invitational Golf:

Trojans’ Heffelfinger finishes tied for third

The Mount Union golf team played in the Sinking Valley Invitational Tournament Monday afternoon, facing 11 teams representing 10 schools. The Trojans played well against the competition, turning in a score of 357 to place third. More...

Bearcats are seventh

The Huntingdon golf team had another day where scoring didn’t match up with expectations as four members of the Bearcat squad played in the Sinking Valley Invitational Tournament Monday afternoon.  The Bearcats finished the day with a sco More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Fix broken law, Aug. 15   More...

Letters to the Editor

Take time to learn about your neighbors  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Op-Ed

The president is removing litter protections from national parks

By most measures, Trump’s had an ineffective presidency.  If you oppose his agenda, as I do, this is no doubt a good thing. Like countless others, I rely on Obamacare for my health insurance. More...

Chatter Box

Columnist thankful for faithful readers

Often times when I sit down each week to chatter with my readers, I wonder how many folks check out my column. I think about what they might want to read and what I have to share with them. More...

Healthy Living

Stock up on breastfeeding essentials

Pregnant women and new mothers learn the benefits of breastfeeding during their pregnancies. More...

Juggling a career and new motherhood

The role women play in society and within their own households has changed dramatically over the last half-century. More...

How first-time parents can cope with colic

First-time parents face many challenges upon bringing their new babies home. More...

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