September 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members talk of learner term

During the first workshop session of the new school year, Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) members held a lengthy discussion regarding homework help sessions and the district’s vocabulary change.  Questions regarding the decision to cal More...

TMSB members to act on agenda

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening reviewed a workshop agenda calling for action next week on several personnel, transportation and curriculumrelated matters. More...

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Local News

Alexandria leaders to cite residents for overgrown weeds

Members of Alexandria Borough Council approved citing residents who are violating an ordinance dealing with the overgrowth of noxious vegetation during their monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

Police Log

Animal cruelty   More...

Juniata to host Spanish film festival

Starting Monday, Sept. 18, Juniata College will host a screening of five film festival movies in Spanish with English subtitles.  Screenings will be held in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center, and will take place Mondays, Sept. 18, Oct. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Crowd enthralled by ‘Death Dodgers’

75 Years Ago  Miss Naomi Swigart, Huntingdon, and Miss Kathryn Korman, of Smith Mills, Centre County, are the first girls to be employed as telephone passenger information clerks at the Altoona Railroad Ticket Office since the last World’s More...

Readers offer feedback on recent columns

Hello again, dear readers. We hope you’ve been having an enjoyable summer and that our recent columns about sunscreen, ticks and mosquitos have come in handy. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians get 19th straight win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Unrelenting and unbeatable at the moment, the Cleveland Indians refuse to lose.  With their latest overpowering win, they extended baseball’s longest winning streak since 2002 to 19 games with an 11-0 blowout of the More...

Tuitt expected to return this season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stephon Tuitt made his way into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room late Monday afternoon, sat down in his chair and started fiddling with his laundry bag.  More...

Broncos begin Vance Joseph era with win over Chargers

DENVER (AP) — Shelby Harris got a hand on Younghoe Koo’s 44-yard field goal attempt with a second left, and the Broncos began the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night.  Koo nailed the kick m More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lyndsi Gray Bracco, who turns 11 years old today, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Her proud parents are Joseph and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

Hospital auxiliary holds annual business meeting

Members of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital gathered for their 104th annual business meeting in the hospital’s education center Monday afternoon.  Auxiliary president Allison Ghaner shared welcoming remarks.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Elwood Blair, formerly of Donation, who will celebrate his 92nd birthday Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Special Sections

Hurricane relief effort kicks off

A countywide effort spearheaded by the staff and students at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) in Mill Creek will aid those living in regions impacted by recent hurricanes.  “After Hurricane Harvey, I was thinking More...

Academy’s growth challenges teacher

Staff and students spoke to school board members Monday on the strengths of Mount Union Area High School’s virtual academy and sought help from the board on overcoming the challenges that have accompanied the program’s growth.  More...

Girl Scouts enjoy visit from STEM mobile

Robots, under the control of local Girl Scouts, invaded the social room of the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon Monday night.  More...

State  Free Access 

VP said: Flight 93 passengers might have saved my life on 9/11

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life.  More...

House returns with fight over $2.2 billion unresolved

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives returned to the Capitol on Monday for its first session in seven weeks, but a divided Republican majority argued over a new budget-balancing plan and provided no sign that a two-mo More...

Retired police chief pleads no contest in $28K scam

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A retired New Jersey police chief has been ordered to pay back more than $28,000 after pleading no contest to scamming a 95-year-old Pennsylvania man.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 12   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

High School Volleyball:

Trojans sweep to victory over Fannett-Metal

The Mount Union volleyball team bounced back in a big way Monday night, sweeping visiting Fannett-Metal 3-0. Everyone is stepping up in their own way contributed to the Trojans’ win, spreading the kills across the front row. More...

High School Soccer:

Bearcat boys, girls get shutout wins

Huntingdon hosted Ligonier Valley Monday looking for not just its first win of the season, but the team’s first goal. Both of those were accomplished in a 2-0 win over the Rams.  More...

Hornets drop 3-2 decision in Tyrone

Slow starts early in Monday’s non-league match at Tyrone put the Juniata Valley volleyball team into an 0-2 hole. The Hornets fought back to force a fifth set, but couldn’t finish and lost the match. More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

Camp is area jewel  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 8.  House  More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  If protesters were charged for police, MLK would’ve been bankrupted, Aug. 29   Here’s a little imaginative thought experiment:  Imagine that Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Chatter Box

Let us never forget events of Sept. 11, 2001

As I was following the news coverage on the anniversary of Sept. More...

Healthy Living

What every parent should know about teen suicide

Globally, suicide is the second most common cause of death among young people. For every person that dies by suicide, another 25 make an attempt. More...

Suicide: a global perspective

Every year on September 10, the International Association for Suicide Prevention hosts World Suicide Prevention Day. More...

No Age, No Boundaries

In some countries, it is the leading cause of death in teens under the age of 15. In adults, it accounts for more deaths than all wars and homicides combined. In other countries, it causes the highest death rates among those aged 85 and older. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Not looking for a relationship

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my mid-20s, and I have known I’m asexual for about five years. This fact doesn’t play a major role in my day-to-day life, but it makes explaining my lack of romantic relationships to my family awkward. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 6:22 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017:  More...

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