April 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Career-tech students rank high in state testing

The instructors and the executive director of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center are using the Boy Scouts of America motto “Be Prepared” and adopting it for their students — especially its seniors.  More...

Warm temps bring early allergy season

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and it seems that unusually mild winters don’t grace Pennsylvania without expecting its residents to pay for it a season later.  More...

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Local News

Judge finds boy guilty of killing dad’s pregnant fiancee at age 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A boy who was 11 when he was accused of killing his father’s pregnant fiancee and her unborn son was found guilty Friday of their 2009 shotgun slayings.  More...

Police Log

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Correction

In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News in the article pertaining to the wall along Warm Springs Avenue, it was reported borough maintenance crews repaired various parts of the deteriorating wall. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 14   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon earns first win, tops Central 7-2 in quarters

Curve Classic Baseball:

The Huntingdon baseball team enjoyed some success at Blair County Ballpark in the past, winning the 2004 Curve Classic title and the 2004 District 6-AA crown at that facility. More...

Ormsby, homers help JV collar ’Dogs

Inter-County Conference Baseball:

After a 13-2 loss against West Branch Thursday, Juniata Valley needed to put together a good game and end a three-game losing streak before a busy upcoming week’s worth of games.  More...

JC’s Shaffer wins ‘hep’

Juniata College’s Angela Shaffer (Slippery Rock) took first for the second year in a row at the Messiah Invitational track and field heptathlon Friday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

WHAT FUN IT WIL BE, Brycen Shane Miller is turning 3! He will celebrate his 3rd birthday tomorrow, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Brycen is the son of Dustin and Ashley Miller of Petersburg. More...

Juniata Valley seniors hold meeting

The March meeting of the Juniata Valley Senior Citizen Center was held March 21 at the center.  President Bob Wargo opened the meeting with a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. More...

April is Donate Life Month

April has been designated Donate Life Month, a month dedicated to organ donation awareness. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 16, 2012:  More...

Child porn gets man SCI time

A former Huntingdon County resident who claims he unknowingly obtained child pornography from a website will spend two to seven years in state prison on possession and dissemination charges.  Despite months of encouragement from Judge Stewart Ku More...

Two extra days to file taxes

“Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes,” from Christopher Bullock, “The Cobler of Preston” (1716).  More...

DEP begins annual black fly spraying

The state Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week began its annual black fly control aerial spray program. First to be targeted was nearly 220 stream miles in several mid-state counties.  More...

Local fire companies still working on grant

The Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board announced at its regular monthly meeting Thursday that the grant application process for upgraded equipment for the county’s system continues to move along.  More...

State  Free Access 

Romney, Gingrich and Paul headed to Pa.

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Republican candidates for president are coming to Pennsylvania next week for the state primary campaign’s home stretch, with Mitt Romney the party’s all-but-certain presidential nominee.  More...

General News

LA dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fix the dogs and feed the men.  That’s what Lori Weise decided to do 16 years ago when she started working at Modernica Inc., a furniture factory on the edge of L.A.’s Skid Row. More...

After disasters, social media helps find lost pets

FORNEY, Texas (AP) — After seeing the remnants of his tornado-ravaged home, Juan Ventura Jr. held out little hope he would ever see his dog Oscar again. More...

Amish ‘taxis’ travel bumpy road in Pennsylvania

LANCASTER (AP) — Sam Stoltzfus says police have been shutting down Amish taxis and upsetting some passengers in the bargain.  The first instance was in February, when drivers at a Lancaster Ag Products meeting in Ronks were cited.  Th More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flyers outgun Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux each scored three goals and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied for a wild 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.  More...

Jersey deals Philadelphia 95-89 defeat

Nets 95, Sixers 89  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gerald Green scored 23 points, and Kris Humphries had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.  Deron Williams had 11 points and 10 assis More...

Bucs, Phils lose

MLB Round-up:

National League   Giants 5, Pirates 0  More...

Religion News

Finding faith and fun at summer camp

Now that bird song fills the air and the days stretch a bit longer, it is apparent nature is proclaiming, “Summer is on the way!” Soon, children will be gleefully released from their educational confines, only to utter those dreaded words More...

Religion Briefs

Abuse scandal takes toll on US church   NEW YORK (AP) – Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders received nearly 600 credible clergy sex abuse claims last year. More...

Men’s ministry offers free oil changes

The men’s ministry at the Huntingdon Christian and Missionary Alliance Church desires to meet needs for people both in the church and community. They understand everyone has many commitments to honor everyday of their lives.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

ANNIE’S MAILBOX

That letter made a lot of readers ‘hot’! ANNIE

Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Upstate New York Where It’s 20 Degrees Outside.” He said his wife has hot flashes and wants to set the thermostat down, but he likes it at 74 so he can run around in his underwear. More...

Doctor K

Weight loss helps control sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Then, shortly afterward, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Could the two be related?  DEAR READER: One way they could be related is if you are overweight. More...

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