March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lower UGI gas rates start today

Customers of UGI Central Penn Gas will see lower rates starting today, Thursday, March 1. UGI reports that its purchased gas cost rates will decrease due to lower wholesale natural gas costs. More...

Man accused of indecent assault

A Shade Gap man was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Colyer Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court on a single charge of misdemeanor I indecent assault.  David Michael Spargo, 19, of 12837 Neelyton Road, Shade Gap, More...

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Area brief

Benefit dance Saturday for Dennis Drenning

ROBERTSDALE — A benefit dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 3, at the RW&BT Fire Hall located along Route 913 in Robertsdale. More...

Alexandria man waives prelim on terroristic threat charges

An Alexandria man who refused to leave Huntingdon Borough residence and sparked physical altercation has waived his preliminary hearing.  Charles Glen Miller, 33, of 7888 River Road, Alexandria, is charged with making terroristic threats against More...

Young poets perform in public

Sally Frehn and Gaie Wilt’s writing class at Standing Stone Elementary School held a poetry reading for their fourth grade class Tuesday. More...

General News

HPV vaccination becoming more common for boys

ERIE (AP) — Parents don’t seem surprised when Dr. Jeffrey Kim suggests their sons get a human papillomavirus vaccine.  In fact, they often ask for the vaccine before Kim mentions it.  More...

Slackliners find balance one step at a time

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On any given Sunday, Slackline Pittsburgh members can be seen suspended in the air between sycamore trees across from Schenley Plaza. More...

Editorial

Too soon old; too late smart!

Recent independent studies of the fiscal plans being offered by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum all conclude that to implement them would result, despite all the smoke and mirrors, in a continuation of our present federal budgetary woes, and increases More...

Stealing state parks

“Sorry, we’re closed.”  In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting off access) to one of the finest, most popular More...

Costly labor scam

I’ve got jobs  To plunk on down;  Pay me bucks  To pick your town.  These days, companies often prefer to build factories in states where union protections are weak. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

WOO HOO ! HE’S 2! Happy belated birthday to Eli Lane Henderson, who turned 2 years old Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. He lives in Belleville with his mom and dad and his big brother, April and Reed Henderson and Tristan.  More...

Births

Paul Grubb and Jennifer Oliveira-Grubb of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Yasmine Oliveira Grubb, Feb. 21, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

March 1, 2012   Happy birthday to Patricia Scalia of Victoria Manor, who celebrates her birthday today, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Happy birthday, Pat!   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini until 7:08 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 2, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Little League money missing

Mount Union woman charged

A Mount Union woman, Jennifer McKim, 39, 11548 Juniata Ave., has been arrested and charged with a pair of felony counts. More...

Mapleton Council approves cable pact

Mapleton Borough Council held a special meeting Wednesday evening to sign a 10-year franchise agreement for the takeover of the community’s television cable system by Atlantic Broadband officials. More...

TDN Most Adorable Pet Contest reader voting begins tomorrow

This past Friday was the deadline for the 2012 Most Adorable Pet Contest sponsored by The Daily News and voting will begin tomorrow.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge denies Sandusky motion for two-month delay

HARRISBURG (AP) — The judge in Jerry Sandusky’s 52-count child sex abuse case on Wednesday rejected a defense attorney’s request for a two-month delay and indicated he was reluctant to push back the May 14 start of jury selection.&n More...

House GOP puts brakes on ultrasound bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican-sponsored bill in the Pennsylvania House to mandate ultrasounds for women seeking abortions was put on hold Wednesday to address questions that have arisen since a similar measure in Virginia ran into fierce criti More...

GOP eyes state tax provisions

HARRISBURG (AP) — After blocking similar efforts by Democrats in recent years, Republicans in Harrisburg now want to chip away at a couple of state tax provisions that benefit businesses.  More...

World  Free Access 

Obama salutes Iraq war vets at White House dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a formal dinner for the few, President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid solemn tribute to the many.  The president who opposed the Iraq war from its outset thanked those who fought its battles by sitting down to a cand More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 1   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata pulls out win over Behrend

Eagles host ECAC South semis, finals this weekend

All year long, the Juniata men’s basketball team has relied on its ability to dig deep when the Eagles needed it the most. More...

Conemaugh Twp. bounces Titans

District Five Boys Class AA Basketball:

Tussey Mountain had a tough time against the No. 1 seed in District Five Thursday night in Davidsville. Conemaugh Township played fast the whole game, using an advantage in speed, quickness and height to run the floor. More...

TM tackles Township

5-AA Girls’ Basketball Final:

Tussey Mountain has been no stranger to playing in District Five championship games over the years and, once again, finds itself back in the title hunt.  The second-seeded Titans (18-5) travel to the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Sports- Ce More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Southern Huntingdon County FFA attends conference in Harrisburg

On Feb. 11-12, members of the Southern Huntingdon County FFA travelled to Harrisburg to take part in the annual Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success conference at the local Sheraton Hotel.  More...

Stone Valley 4-H holds monthly meeting

The Stone Valley 4-H Club met at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Stone Valley Fire Hall. The meeting was called to order by Billy Davis; Jeremiah Robb led the American pledge and Mackenzie Wilson led the 4-H pledge. More...

Hoofprinters Club learns about reining

The Hoofprinters 4-H Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 20 at the Huntingdon County Extension office. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Refusing to address it won’t make it go away! ANNIE

Dear Annie: My spouse and I are in a 40-year same-sex relationship. Seven years ago, we had a legal marriage, but my family refused to recognize it. More...

Doctor K

Never punish a child for wetting a bed

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 4-year-old daughter wets her bed at night. I know this happens to a lot of kids, but I wonder if I should be worried. How should I handle it, and what can I do to make it stop?  More...

NASCAR

The Raintona 500?

NASCAR deals with rainy Sprint Cup season-opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of NASCAR’s more incredible records ended ingloriously on Feb. 26. Until the scheduled date of the 2012 Daytona 500, the crown jewel of the Sprint Cup Series had never been postponed. More...

Cup champ Gordon offers some advice to his successors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon opened the door for an entire generation of young NASCAR drivers. Until Gordon arrived on the scene, it was uncommon for young drivers to get a shot at topflight equipment. More...

DANICA PATRICK SEEN ON PIT ROAD SHARING AN UMBREELLA WITH BOB PARSONS

 Danica Patrick, seen on pit road sharing an umbrella with Bob Parsons after Sunday’s driver introductions, finished 38th in Monday’s race. More...

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