April 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough manager hiring on hold

When representatives from Huntingdon Borough Council announced last week the hiring of Bill Wheeler as the new operations manager for the borough, the final approval by council was to be made Tuesday evening at council’s regular monthly meeting More...

Huntingdon County birth rates consistent

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, birth rates for teenage mothers fell nine percent from 2009 to 2010, making it the lowest drop in 70 years. More...

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Local News

Be sure that limos are registered with PUC

Spring is in full swing, as is prom and wedding season, but if you wish to rent an unique mode of transportation for that special occasion, do you know everything there is to know about the service?  More...

Clarification

Phil Speck, the Southern Huntingdon County School District athletic director and girls’ basketball coach, asked The Daily News to publish the following in reference to a letter to the editor in Thursday paper.  More...

Alexandria man not present for preliminary hearing

The preliminary hearing for an Alexandria man facing charges in two separate incidents which took place in Porter Township was held in his absence Tuesday during Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

World  Free Access 

Convicted murderer captured after Kansas jailbreak

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from a county jail in Kansas after being transferred from an overcrowded state prison has been caught, the state Department of Corrections said Friday.  More...

For proms, the tie must match the dress

It’s a prom must-have, right up there with the dress and shoes: The guy’s tie must match the girl’s gown. More...

Nick Cannon documents health in new Web series

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Cannon sits at a table in front of a dozen medicine bottles, trying to figure out a “tough,” macho way to eat a banana. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Grander Scale

Granderson homers three times in Yankee victory

Yankees 7, Twins 6  NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.  More...

Phillies’ Worley handcuffs Padres

Phillies 2, Padres 0  SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vance Worley struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as Philadelphia blanked San Diego.  More...

Caps even series with Bruins

Capitals 2, Bruins 1  WASHINGTON (AP) — Playoff rookie Braden Holtby followed up a shaky outing with a superb one by making 44 saves, and Alexander Semin scored the go-ahead goal, helping Washington beat Stanley Cup champion Boston to tie More...

Press Club

J Valley and JC collaborate to re-create

Reduce, reuse, re-create! After months of preparation, the Juniata Valley Re-Creation Project 2012 made its debut at JV High School and Juniata College April 3 and 4. More...

Tussey Algebra 3 students become parody song writers

By ELAINEA HES  TMHS Reporter  More...

HAHS assistant principal has interesting background

Would you believe that patrolling the halls every day at Huntingdon Area High School is a former professional baseball player? Well, it’s true! More...

Hints from Heloise

Used car seat not a good choice

Hints from Heloise

Dear Readers: Looking to buy a CAR SEAT for your precious child? Thinking of buying a used one to save money? Well, a secondhand car seat is not an option! More...

Special Sections

PSU pays Paterno family

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State has agreed to provide millions in payments and benefits to Joe Paterno’s estate and family members under the late football coach’s employment contract, although a family lawyer says the Paternos did not More...

$666 in damage done to church

A young Huntingdon area man says he was “out of his mind” on drugs when he broke into a Walker Township church and stole cameras and video equipment.  Dustin Michael Baker, 22, will spend at least seven months and two days in county More...

Father charged with harboring son

A Huntingdon man was arraigned Thursday morning in front of Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt on charges of hindering the apprehension or prosecution of a wanted person.  According to the affidavit of probable cause, Huntingdon Borough Pol More...

State  Free Access 

Health official clarifies new gas drilling law

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top health official has assured doctors that a new gasdrilling law will allow them to talk to their patients about proprietary chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process — and share the inform More...

Girl born without hands wins penmanship award

WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area girl born without hands has won a penmanship award — and $1,000 — from a company that publishes language arts and reading textbooks.  Zaner-Bloser Inc. More...

Jobless rate down, payrolls up in March

HARRISBURG (AP) — The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania dropped slightly last month as payrolls expanded by almost 8,000 jobs.  The state Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday that the unemployment rate stood at 7.5 percent in Mar More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Arson suspected in second Petersburg fire

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, April 21   More...

Local Sports

Big shoes to ‘Phil’ at Southern

There’s little to argue about the fact that the Southern Huntingdon girls’ basketball program has been one of the area’s most successful over the last two decades, and the big reason for that has been the guidance of veteran head co More...

Titans, Rockets split; Trojans get swept

High School Track and Field:

Southern boys and Tussey girls notch victories   Tussey Mountain and Southern Huntingdon split the ICC dual meet Thursday in Saxton. More...

JC gets payback over PS-Altoona

College Baseball:

Facing a killer schedule in the final weeks of the season, Juniata picked up a sorely needed win yesterday with a comefrom behind 13-9 verdict over visiting Penn State-Altoona at Langdon-Goodale Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Soroptimists learn about Huntingdon House

The monthly meeting of the Soroptimist International of Huntingdon was held at the Salvation Army Hall March 27. A buffet meal was served by the Salvation Army Ladies’ Auxiliary before the program.  More...

Student News Area student recognized

Joshua Davinsizer of Tyrone, a senior religion and history major, was recognized as a Lycoming Scholar April 15 during Honors Convocation.  More...

Happy Birthday

FINALLY A TEENAGER! Happy birthday to Bradly Robert Eugene Lancealot Bookwalter, who turns 13 years old today, Friday, April 20, 2012. His very proud parents are Kevin and Bobbi (Wolfe) Bookwalter of Water Street, Alexandria. More...

School News

Mount Union indoor percussion adds junior high squad

It’s been five years since the Mount Union Area Senior High School Indoor Percussion began competing in the Tournament Indoor Association Chapter XI circuit. More...

Huntingdon Area High School honor rolls

Jeff Miles, principal at Huntingdon Area High School, has announced the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2011- 12 school year.  Grade 9  High Honors  More...

Huntingdon Area Middle School honor rolls

Patricia Wargo, principal at Huntingdon Area Middle School, is pleased to announce the third marking period honor roll for the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 6  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Reduce Drying Time  Spinning the clothes through an extra spin cycle and then putting them into a dryer with a large, dry towel really cuts down on the electricity used.  Overheating Laptop?  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You cannot change the past!

Dear Annie: Bob and I are both divorced from our previous spouses. His ex-wife was unfaithful, and so was my exhusband. We fell in love even though we live miles apart. I recently visited him for the second time to talk about our future plans. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today is a New Moon baby, with a Sun and Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 21, 2012:  More...

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