July 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cancer fund is United Way affiliate

A new affiliate agency has joined the extensive list of those helped by the Huntingdon County United Way. More...

Final day to cast votes in TDN’s baby contest

Today is the final day to cast votes for The Daily News’ sixth annual Most Beautiful Baby. Photographs of the 45 smiling entries vying for the crown were published in the July 8 edition of The Daily News. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Virginia man’s sex assault case heard in court

A Virginia man charged with having sex with a minor had his case bound over for a later session of Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas following his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday. More...

Coroner rules child’s death accidental

Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum has ruled the death of the 13 and one-half month old Ephrata boy who drowned at Raystown Lake Wednesday accidental. An autopsy was performed Thursday at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital by pathologist Dr. More...

Area diver seeks interest to form local group

Folks who are interested in diving, whether recreational or for public safety, might soon have a local organization with which they can get involved. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Biddle-McMeen united in marriage in Huntingdon

75 Years Ago A mid-summer wedding of interest to Huntingdon and Lewistown people took place in St. James Lutheran Church of Huntingdon when Miss Frances Josephine Biddle became the bride of Mr. Elmer Ellsworth McMeen II. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Athletics blast Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. More...

NASCAR back in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss. His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. More...

International Crown Tournament:

US scoreless after first round

International Crown OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Yani Tseng made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to give Taiwan a sweep of the topseeded United States in the opening round of the International Crown. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

No need for softener sheets Instead of fabric softener sheets, I pour a capful of liquid softener on a hand towel and toss it in the dryer. This works for 10+ loads! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to avoid ill will down the road

Dear Annie: I have two siblings with whom I have shared most everything. Now that my dad is slipping mentally and physically, we have decided to sell his home and move him into a memory care facility. More...

Hints from Heloise ®

LATCH secures car seat

Dear Heloise: I am going to have a baby, and I keep hearing about LATCH and car seats. I am a little confused. Can you explain it? — Erica in Texas More...

State funds aid disabled adults

Gov. Tom Corbett announced this week an additional $7.2 million was added to the Act 150 waiting list, giving 287 disabled residents, including two from Huntingdon County, the ability to live in the comfort of their own homes. More...

MU woman pleads in child abuse case

Just two days before she was expected to go trial, a Mount Union woman accused of abusing her 8-year-old son entered a plea to felony charges in Huntingdon County Court Wednesday . More...

Meteorologist terms help track summer heat

Although it’s been a somewhat mild summer so far, the season’s heat in the region can be brutal. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 25 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

World  Free Access 

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

PARIS (AP) — French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. More...

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. More...

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large- More...

Local Sports

Area Five 15-16 Teener Tournament:

Huntingdon cruises to title

Huntingdon made sure it wouldn’t be returning to Bellefonte for a second, if necessary, Area Five 15-16-year-old teener league all-star championship game. More...

Auburn mistakes give Spikes 5-3 home win

Darren Seferina collected two of the State College Spikes’ three hits on the night and the Spikes took advantage of Auburn mistakes to grab a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. More...

Bowie slows Curve offense to win 9-1

The Altoona Curve offense collected just five hits in its loss 9-1 to the Bowie Baysox Thursday night at Prince George’s Stadium. More...

Editorial

Mercury win again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored a season high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen attains rank of Eagle Scout

Bryce Hunter Edgin, a member of Boy Scout Troop 237, Orbisonia, was recently presented with scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor held April 12 at Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

JAX IS 4! Happy 4th birthday to Jaxden Allen Grissinger, who celebrates today, Friday, July 25, 2014. Jax lives in Huntingdon with his daddy and momma, Jeffrey and Janelle Grissinger, and big sisters Jaselyn and Jadalyn. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 10:55 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 26, 2014: More...

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