March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County adopts impact fee

Huntingdon County is now on the long list of counties in Pennsylvania who have adopted the Marcellus Shale impact fee ordinance. The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the Act 13 ordinance Wednesday at a special public meeting.  More...

Local News

Names omitted

In the Wednesday edition of The Daily News, names were inadvertently omitted from a story listing those who raised money for the PRIDE Telethon. More...

Shed destroyed by fire, lightning to blame

Lightning has been deemed the cause of a shed fire at a home owned by William and Bonnie Hood located at 11540 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, Wednesday at approximately 11:33 a.m. More...

Preliminary hearings waived in assault cases

A man accused of threatening two women in his home by pointing a revolver at them waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 29   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Price sharp as Rays defeat Pirates 6-4

Spring Training:

Rays 6, Pirates 4  PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — David Price pitched seven strong innings for his longest outing of the spring and Luke Scott hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.  Scott went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. More...

A’s, Mariners split series in Tokyo

American League Baseball:

TOKYO (AP) — Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes hit his first major league home run to power the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday that earned Oakland a split in the two-game season-opening series at Tokyo Dome.  More...

Knicks climb back over .500

Knicks 108, Magic 86  NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks climbed above .500 for the first time since mid-January in overwhelming fashion, scoring 21 straight points in the third quarter and routing the Orlando Magic 10 More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Propagation a cheap way to build plant collection

A creative sideline for gardeners is plant propagation, or enhancing the landscape through reproduction.  It’s also a cheap way to fill flower beds and herbal containers while prices continue to climb.  Methods of propagation range fr More...

Dairy princess speaks at Southern Pride meeting

The Southern Pride 4-H Club held its monthly meeting March 6. Senior president Kalee Anderson called the meeting to order. Rebecca and Hanna Parsons led the pledges. More...

Study: Supermarkets, growers and consumers sharpen focus on produce safety

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pennsylvania supermarkets in coming years will continue to purchase fresh produce from local growers but increasingly will require them to show proof of employing good agricultural practices, or GAPS, according to a study by r More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 30, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

Clint’s For Certain

After uncertain 2011, Bowyer has been good this season

CLINT BOWYER SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 15 5-HOUR ENERGY TOYOTA   The Sprint Cup season is only five races old, but Clint Bowyer has gone a long way toward eliminating the uncertainty that clouded his career during the offseason.  More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Gordon’s racing style — driving by the seat of his pants

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “driving by the seat of the pants.” Someone asked Jeff Gordon at Auto Club Speedway how important it is. More...

FAN TIPS

A Dodge Party in SC

The 10th race of the 1968 Grand National (now Sprint Cup) season was run at Columbia (S.C.) Speedway on April 18. Bobby Isaac drove the No. 37 K&K Insurance Dodge to victory over Charlie Glotzbach in another Dodge. More...

Voters need ID

It’s easy to surrender oneself to an apathetic stupor after so many months of being bombarded with the latest scandals and shake-ups of the presidential campaign trail, but anyone planning to cast a ballot in the fall election will want to pay More...

Alleged shooter officially charged

A Huntingdon Borough man who allegedly fired a handgun from his back porch March 19 has formally been charged by Huntingdon Borough Police.  Timothy Luke Prough, 39, of 911 Washington St., Apt 2, is facing misdemeanor charges associated with the More...

TIU budget splits Mount Union board

The proposed budget for the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 could not garner enough support in Mount Union Monday and split the board in two.  More...

Supreme Court takes health care case behind closed doors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The survival of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices.  More...

State  Free Access 

House overwhelmingly backs flood-damaged bridge repairs

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize millions of dollars to fix bridges damaged in last year’s back-to-back storms, although the measure requires Senate approval.  More...

Hospital could be liable in fatal shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mentally ill gunman who killed a worker and wounded several others at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center psychiatric hospital had previously threatened staff at an affiliated hospital with a baseball bat More...

World  Free Access 

Details of Vt. teacher’s death stun communities

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area experiences record high temp for season

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Juniata sweeps past Thiel

College Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata College outside hitter Paul Kuhn (Central York) and middle Ben Wolff (Meadville) took care of Thiel College at the pin and in the middle, leading the fourth-ranked Eagles to a 3-0 win Wednesday night at Beeghly Gymnasium in Greenville. More...

Three countians among Juniatians on LC honor roll

Juniata College placed 27 student-athletes on the Landmark Conference Winter 2011- 12 Academic Honor Roll, which was released earlier this week.  Juniata’s men’s basketball led the way with 10 student-athletes on the roll, followed b More...

E-town shuts out anemic JC twice

College Softball:

Juniata College, trying to find some offense, opened a fourgame homestand Wednesday at Weaver Park Field against Elizabethtown College. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

My fifth anniversary

It’s hard for me to believe that March 2012 marks the fiveyear anniversary of my monthly article titled “Huntingdon Through the Years.”  It seems like just yesterday that I sat down with George Sample at The Daily News office a More...

People/Pastimes

Easter basket cupcakes add a special touch

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Liam Michael Simpson who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, March 29, 2012. His proud parents are Neil and Elizabeth Simpson of Huntingdon. More...

Financial planning helps manage student debt

In an increasingly competitive global market, education is becoming more important. But many families find the cost of education to be outside their grasp. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We think you are more than a little upset! ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m in my mid- 20s, and my sister is a junior in high school. “Tina” has always looked up to me as the “cool brother,” and we’ve become buddies. More...

Doctor K

If we could live longer, would we want to?

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard it may one day be possible to slow or stop the aging process. Is there any truth to this?  DEAR READER: In the past, most experts believed that aging was inevitable. More...

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