March 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Solar storm shakes Earth’s magnetic field

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar storm shook the Earth’s magnetic field early Friday, but scientists said they had no reports of any problems with electrical systems.  After reports Thursday of the storm fizzling out, a surge of activity pr More...

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Local News

Preliminary hearing held for woman who damaged car

A Huntingdon woman accused of putting a scratch on the trunk of another woman’s car was in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday for her preliminary hearing.  Angie Michele Carowick, 44, faced one count of misdemeanor II criminal mischie More...

Area briefs

Ann Wishard is scheduled speaker at Lunch & Learn   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman reported the following incidents took place March 8.  Officers assisted the Huntingdon Ambulance Service at Crawford Apartments at 1:56 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Oil up at $107 amid Greek debt talks, Iran tension

Oil prices climbed to above $107 a barrel Thursday on a combination of optimism about the Greek debt crisis and concerns that tensions over Iran’s nuclear program are lowering crude supplies.  More...

Ian Fleming’s magical Chitty car flies again

NEW YORK (AP) — Most cars are just that: Four tires and an engine. More...

Full Titanic site mapped for first time

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 ye More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gulibon off and running

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Indiana bounces Penn State

Big Ten Men’s Basketball:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Penn State’s Tim Frazier tried everything Thursday in Indianapolis. He scored seemingly whenever he wanted. He hit 3-pointers. More...

Magic end Bulls’ run

Magic 99, Bulls 94  CHICAGO (AP) — Dwight Howard had 29 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 99-94 win over the Bulls on Thursday, snapping Chicago’s eight-game winning streak.  Chicago twice overcame double-dig More...

Press Club

CCA athletic director retiring

“Practice makes permanent. More...

‘Night in TROY’ celebrated at MUAHS

Mount Union Area High School recently held its first ever “Night in TROY” ceremony, organized by the Renaissance Program, to recognize students who have improved the quality of MUAHS with their positive actions and character traits.  More...

SHC participates in Pennies for Patients

This year, Southern Huntingdon County High School participated in Pennies for Patients which is all about how collecting change, even pennies, can make a difference. SHC raised well over its goal of $1500 during a three-week period.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Rusty tubs and sinks  To remove rust spots from tubs and sinks, cover the rust spot with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle with cream of tartar. Let this sit for 30 minutes and wipe it off with a sponge.  Clothing swaps  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Her level of participation is entirely up to her! ANNIE

Dear Annie: My niece, “Tricia,” and I have always been close. Her mother (my sister) had a very traumatic life, and I often came to the rescue to be sure my niece was fed and protected. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra until 9:24 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 10, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Strategic plan moves forward

The question of whether to increase the number of voting members on the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (HCCJAB) was discussed during this week’s meeting of the board.  Tim Schrack of the membership committee said having More...

Area seniors urge officials to continue support

A full house of Bedford County senior citizens urged Area Agency on Aging (AAA), county, state and federal officials Thursday morning to continue their support for senior centers and the shared ride CART program during a public “listening sessi More...

Most Adorable Pet voting deadline rapidly approaching

There is only one week to go for voting in The Daily News Most Adorable Pet Contest.  “Votes are coming in every day,” said Carol Cutshall, director of advertising.  More...

Red Cross Bloodmobile held in Mount Union

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile was held Feb. 8 at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. The bloodmobile was sponsored by Curves of Mount Union. Twenty seven people registered to give blood. More...

State  Free Access 

For Pike County, a long commute draws distinction

STROUDSBURG (AP) — You have to get up pretty early to meet Pike County workers.  Pike County residents had the longest commute in the state during the period 2006-10, averaging 42.1 minutes of travel time to work, according to U.S. More...

In age of tweets, teachers hammer the grammar

POTTSVILLE (AP) — In the age of Facebook posts, emoticons and tweets, English grammar may seem like it’s on the road to extinction.  “One of the more apparent problems we see in student writing is a carry-over of ‘texting More...

Gov. Corbett: Paterno should have done more

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday that he wishes former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had done more after telling university officials about child molestation accusations against one of his assistant coaches.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 9   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, March 10   More...

Local Sports

Shields goes out in two

PIAA Wrestling:

The match-ups just didn’t work to the favor of Southern Huntingdon’s Brennon Shields Thursday morning and the Rocket junior saw his first appearance in the PIAA Class AA Championship Tournament in Hershey’s Giant Center come to a ha More...

County Sports Hall adds five

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 inductees was announced during last evening’s annual spring meeting at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon.  More...

Juniata Spring Sports

Tennis  The Juniata College men’s tennis team broke into the win column in the last of four springbreak matches at Hilton Head, S.C., Thursday, defeating Westminster (Pa.) 7-2. More...

People/Pastimes

Smiths celebrate golden anniversary

Happy anniversary to Loraine “Lullaby” and Annie (Wilson) Smith of 11516 Martin Gap Road, Huntingdon, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, March 9, 2012. The couple was united in marriage in 1962.  More...

Caring for problem skin

According to the National Institutes of Health, skin is the largest organ of your body. Skin can be a very delicate thing, and as the outermost layer, it needs to be cared for in order to look and feel its best. More...

Juniata Valley Senior Center completes successful audit

The Juniata Valley Senior Center held their monthly meeting Feb. 15 at the center. President Bob Wargo opened the meeting with a short prayer followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Regifting guidelines

Dear Readers: If you have some GIFTS that don’t quite fit your lifestyle, your decor or yourself, what’s a good way to handle them? The term “regifting” sometimes evokes snickers, eye-rolling or one big cringe. More...

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