April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Toomey visits, takes tour of Bonney Forge

Senator Pat Toomey, along with state Representative Mike Fleck and Huntingdon County Commissioners Jeff Thomas and Gary O’Korn, toured the Bonney Forge warehouse and manufacturing facilities in Mount Union Wednesday.  More...

Area receives taste of winter

Falling temperatures and brisk winds in the region brought an unwanted visitor Wednesday: snow! More...

Local News

Area briefs

Juniata fights hunger with empty bowls event   More...

Police Log

MU incidents   MOUNT UNION — Mount Union Borough Police reported the following incidents and investigations:  More...

World  Free Access 

Small dairies create market for entrepreneurs

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Frank Kipe thought he had everything he needed to launch a business selling what he described as the world’s most expensive ice cream: two Jersey cows, a 10-acre farm and an old barn.  More...

FDA wants limits on antibiotics given to animals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, drugresistant More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 12   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 

No Consol-ation

Flyers rally to take away Pens’ home ice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jakub Voracek has no idea how good the Philadelphia Flyers could be if they played 60 full minutes, or beyond.  At the moment, it’s hardly necessary.  More...

O’Brien’s job goes beyond coaching

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach Bill O’Brien’s responsibilities cover so much more than overseeing a football team.  More...

New coach is looking for QB separation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

People/Pastimes

Erb-Moyer

Darren Erb, formerly of Newton Hamilton and Jill Moyer of Enola were united in marriage March 17, 2012, in Avon, N.C. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME FIVE! Ryan Tyler Banks is turning 5 years old today, Thursday, April 12, 2012. He is the son of Randy Jr. and Tiffany Banks of Huntingdon. More...

Epiphany of Our Lord Orthodox Easter services

Epiphany of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Huntingdon will observe Holy and Great Friday, April 13, with Father Thomas Klein presiding over the observance of the Burial Service at 3 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tell her what you discovered!

Dear Annie: My wife and I were both married before. Last year, she confessed that she’d had a 35-year affair with a married doctor. At the time, she was in her early 20s and he was in his early 40s. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn until 2:48 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 13, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

The Comeback Trail

Jeff Burton competitive amid need for improvement

JEFF BURTON SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 31 CATERPILLAR/WHEATIES CHEVROLET   More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Michigan now the next of the red-hot racetracks

Under Goodyear’s auspices, several Sprint Cup drivers participated in tests of Michigan International Speedway’s new surface last week.  Officially, they were testing tires.  More...

LEGENDS AND LORE

Tony And Ryan Back Then

Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman weren’t teammates when they finished 1-2 in the Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond International Raceway on May 5, 2002. More...

Accused killer wants county to pay experts

The financial resources of a woman accused of killing her infant son were the subject of debate Wednesday in Huntingdon County Court as a result of a request to hire defense experts at the count y ’ s expense.  More...

JVSD may increase taxes by 2.11 mills

In preparing the members of the Juniata Valley School Board for the final draft of the 2012-13 budget, interim business manager Brad Howe told the board the budget is being fined tuned and should ready for them to vote on next month. More...

Huntingdon Borough to hold auction

In an effort to recoup the money it loss from a former local business, Huntingdon Borough Council will be selling the contents of that business in a public auction scheduled for Saturday, April 14, beginning at 9 a.m.  The announcement came duri More...

State  Free Access 

N.Y. man faces trial in ‘Paternoville’ sign theft

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A man accused of crashing into the gates of Penn State’s football stadium and stealing the “Paternoville” sign is facing trial on burglary, theft and other charges.  Twenty-two-year-old Charles Ciraol More...

Analysis

Pa. joins other cash-hungry states turning to lotteries

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Corbett administration said in announcing that it wants to hire a private lottery manager that Pennsylvania needs a more profitable lottery.  More...

AP Enterprise: Docs say drilling law hurts health

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Public health advocates and doctors on the front lines of Pennsylvania’s natural gas-drilling boom are attacking the state’s new Marcellus Shale law, likening one of its provisions to a gag order and complaining th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Logan Township barn fire ruled arson

75 Years Ago  Proposed unification of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South and the Methodist Protestant Church will be considered this week by the 10th annual Central Pennsylvania Methodist Conference. More...

Local Sports

Central Mt. deals ’Cats 18-7 defeat

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon played host to Central Mountain Wednesday under cold, occasionally wet conditions, and continued to do the things that have them winless on the season. More...

Foster gets D-5 scholarship

Tussey Mountain senior Caitlin Foster was one of four recipients of a District Five Athletic Director’s Association 2011-12 scholarship.  The other recipients were seniors Elizabeth Snyder of Somerset, William Colin Bryan of Windber and Ja More...

Juniata outlasts Lycoming

College Softball:

No one knew what to expect as the Juniata softball team got ready to host Lycoming Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference doubleheader.  In a three-hour marathon that was halted once by sleet and once by rain, the Eagles (9-14) fought back to More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Former judge Taylor’s election summary

Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  More...

Commentary

Political candidates face a religious balancing act

Republicans talk too much about religion, and Democrats don’t talk about it enough. That’s one way to read two new polls examining the connection between religion and politics in this year’s election. More...

What others are saying

Will punishment change politics?

By the time former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel was sentenced recently for being the architect of a scheme to help Republicans win elections through the illegal use of taxpayer-financed technology and employees, it was getting somewhat easy More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Hard to know what to believe when it comes to chemical risks in food

UNIVERSITY PARK — With so many reports in the news media about the dangers associated with certain food ingredients and packaging materials, the public is now understandably suspicious and distrustful of what they eat, according to a food-safet More...

Doctor K

Carry an EpiPen to treat life-threatening allergic reaction

DEAR DOCTOR K: My sister in-law has a bee-sting allergy. What happens if she gets stung? Can it be life-threatening?  DEAR READER: For someone with such an allergy, a sting can be very serious — yes, even life-threatening. More...

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