May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Asset test for food stamps takes effect

A planned asset test for people on food stamps took effect in the state of Pennsylvania May 1. The testing system is designed to prevent people under 60 years of age with certain assets worth more than $5,500 from getting food stamps. More...

Local News

Accused defiant prisoner waives preliminary hearing

The man who is accused of causing a commotion inside the holding cell at the Huntingdon County Courthouse waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

Oneida and other townships need flood plain ordinance

Oneida Township, along with every municipality in Huntingdon County, is being advised by FEMA to adopt a proper flood plane ordinance. More...

Police Log

Two-vehicle crash   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Seton Co. announces restructuring at Saxton plant

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Trojan boys, Bearcat girls prevail

High School Track & Field:

In Huntingdon’s only “home” meet of the season Wednesday at Knox Stadium on the campus of Juniata College, the Bearcats came away with a split against neighboring rival Mount Union.  The Bearcat girls (6-6) literally ran away w More...

Central Mt. clinches title over Huntingdon

High School Tennis:

Central Mountain wrapped up the Mountain League championship with a 5-2 victory at Huntingdon Wednesday. The Wildcats kept their ML record clean at 7-0 while dropping the Bearcats to 5-9 overall and 4-3 in the league. More...

’Cats split games with Central Mt.

High School Diamonds:

Late scores lift Wildcats to 3-1 win in baseball   Huntingdon made Central Mountain work for its win in Lock Haven Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Start listening to the voices of the people  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  I write this letter to the editor with a question. Do our government officials and legislators represent the people at all levels of government?  More...

The start of the real campaign

Now that the circus of the Republican primaries is essentially over and the sideshow candidates have moved on to that location, it is time to focus on the real issues that this country will have to look at through the prism of the upcoming political More...

Commentary

Highway funding advocates to miss ousted lawmaker

HARRISBURG (AP) — The defeat of state House Transportation Committee Chairman Richard Geist in this week’s primary was the biggest development in months for Pennsylvania’s stalled debate over highway and bridge repairs.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Outdoor farmers market opens at Pa. Farm Show Complex

HARRISBURG — The Farmers Open Air Market returned to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center May 1, providing area residents and visitors an opportunity to purchase locally grown food directly from producers.  More...

Study suggests shale-gas development causing rapid landscape change

UNIVERSITY PARK — As the Marcellus natural-gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to Penn State researchers.  More...

Science-based surveillance effective in minimizing ‘mad cow’ risk

UNIVERSITY PARK — Beef consumers should not overreact to the first case of so-called “mad cow disease” in the United States since 2006, discovered recently in a dairy cow in California, according to a veterinarian in Penn State&rsqu More...

Annie's Mailbox

This sounds like a nightmare!

Dear Annie: Last year, our youngest brother, “Don,” was diagnosed with throat cancer. Within three months, it had spread over his entire body.  More...

Doctor K

New autism studies yield exciting results

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard that scientists have discovered genes that cause autism. Could this lead to a cure?  DEAR READER: Autism is a disorder of child development. More...

Special Sections

Take time to pray

“Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord,” Psalm 33:12 is the key verse chosen to represent the 2012 National Day of Prayer, the 61st annual observance of a day set aside to prayer for ou More...

Bait shop wants to keep location

The owner of a start-up bait and tackle shop says he will appeal to Mount Union’s zoning hearing board to stay open after seeking borough council’s opinion regarding his location in a residential neighborhood.  More...

Orbisonia Borough Council discusses visibility issues

A fatal motor vehicle accident nearly two weeks ago at the intersection of Elliot Street (Route 994) and Water Street prompted Orbisonia Borough Council Wednesday night to consider looking at areas of its community a little more closely. More...

World  Free Access 

Prosecutors opt for hazing charges in FAMU case

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Police believe Neo-Nazi killed four, himself

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Police said Thursday that they believe a former Marine with ties to neo-Nazi and Minutemen groups shot four people and then took his own life in a suburban Phoenix home.  Gilbert police spokesman Sgt. More...

Prices go thigh-high as consumers seek dark meat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pat LaFrieda Jr. can’t get enough chicken thighs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 3   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 

Angels’ Jered Weaver no-hits Twins

Major League Baseball Round-up:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels’ commitment to Jered Weaver is paying off.  More...

Sports ... in Brief

NHL Playoffs: Rangers outlast Caps in third overtime  More...

‘Superman’ dead, apparently at own hand

OCEANSIDE, Calif. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

John Luther Sheets, 419 N. More...

Huntingdon celebrates Arbor Day

“He plants trees to benefit another generation,” a quote attributed to Roman comic poet, Caecilius Statius, aptly describes the spirit of Arbor Day, a day set aside to encourage people to plant and care for trees.  More...

Student News

Juniata College student receives internship

Among the many students studying museum studies, Juniata College senior Carrie Lawler of Petersburg secured a summer internship at an impressive institution.  A history and museum studies major, Lawler will be a curatorial intern at the Nationa More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra if born before 7:20 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 4, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

Kyle’s Awesome Win

Skill, pit crew help Kyle Busch leap into another win

RICHMOND, Va. — What a difference a victory makes.  Kyle Busch arrived at Richmond International Raceway, where he won in the previous three springs, ranked 13th in the Sprint Cup points. More...

Jimmie Johnson fights the law of averages these days

RICHMOND, Va. — At times, Jimmie Johnson thinks his luck has run out.  He admits he had his share during his five-year run (2006-10) as Sprint Cup champion. More...

FAN TIPS

Still Time To Win

It’s not too late to win a race-weekend VIP package to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The deadline is May 11 for the American Restoration Sweepstakes. More...

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