May 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Little League wants bathhouse painted

Huntingdon Little League president Ken Prokop approached the Huntingdon Borough Parks, Recreation and Public Property Committee last week to discuss the ongoing issue of the former bathhouse which is located next to the Huntingdon Little League field More...

Jurors picked for gun case trial

A Todd Township man charged with unlawful firearms possession is taking his case to trial.  Three men and nine woman were picked Monday morning to serve as jurors for Kirk D. More...

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Five Juniata faculty members retire with emeritus status

Five Juniata College faculty members who retired at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year were honored recently at the faculty retirement dinner in April. The retirees are Michael Boyle, William J.  More...

Local fire companies’ relief associations in compliance

Auditor General Jack Wagner reported recently that audits of two Huntingdon County volunteer firefighter relief associations determined that they were in compliance with tested laws and regulations.  More...

Area brief

State police, Team Chevrolet to hold car seat safety check   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Amtrak trains will be on new schedule

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 8   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles elect 2012 football captains

Juniata College football juniors Brandon Felus (Columbia) and Kevin Gorman (Waverly, N.Y.) and seniors Noah Walstrom (Altoona) and Julian Valdiserri (Mt. More...

Ledford takes NEC gold

Robert Morris University freshman Bethany Ledford of Huntingdon continued a tradition for the Colonials Saturday by winning the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships women’ More...

Area athletes capture total of nine first places

TM’s Gearhart sets girls’ record in 100 hurdles   Area schools did themselves proud at the fifth annual Intercounty Conference Track & Field championships at Bellwood Antis Monday. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Laws restrict your freedom  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  More...

Invasion of the body snatchers

Remember the sci-fi cult classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers?” The 1956 movie is about a small town where extraterrestrial “pods” take over the townspeople. More...

What others are saying

Silence is protected free speech, too

Everyone going into teaching in public schools should have to pass a course outlining the commercial, nonbinding origins of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Maybe if teachers and administrators knew the history of the pledge, they wouldn’t view More...

Chatter Box

Beware, busy season ahead

We’re embarking on a busy and exciting time of year with graduations, vacations and lots of outdoor activities. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Any caregiver can feel overwhelmed!

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law asked me to wipe her PC’s hard drive so she could donate it. In the process, I discovered an old suicide note she had written. More...

Doctor K

Giving medical advice is sometimes a matter of perspective

DEAR READER: Since I began this column last September, I’ve received a lot of mail — both emails and “snail mail.” Mostly it’s been health questions. More...

Special Sections

Youth camp seeks work for student

In an effort to assist troubled teenage boys being housed at the Youth Forestry Camp (YFC) No. More...

PSU lawyers change allegation date

HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors didn’t have all the facts before filing charges against two administrators in the Penn State sex abuse case, lawyers for the men said after the attorney general’s office changed the date of a key allega More...

Juniata seeks to quash subpoena

Among the subpoenas expected to be discussed by Judge John Cleland at a pretrial hearing for former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky Wednesday is a defense subpoena sent to Juniata College.  Juniata spokesman John Wall said the co More...

Cromwell Township dog thief pleads guilty

A Cromwell Township man accused of growing marijuana and stealing puppies chose Monday to end his journey toward trial by entering guilty pleas to theft and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  Richard M. More...

State  Free Access 

Trailer loaded with Corona stolen

CARLISLE (AP) — Somebody is a few thousand limes away from one big party.  Police in central Pennsylvania are searching for a missing beer trailer loaded with about 1,800 cases of Corona.  More...

Commentary

Corbett wants to confront pension costs ‘tapeworm’

HARRISBURG (AP) — . Gov. Tom Corbett has added a new item to his agenda: the increasing costs of pensions covering more than 800,000 retired and current state workers and public school employees.  More...

Panel concludes reapportionment plan hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Local officials and political candidates Monday urged additional changes to a tentative legislative redistricting plan as a state panel wound up two days of public hearings.  More...

World  Free Access 

CIA derails plot with al-Qaida underwear bomb

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

White House pressures GOP on student loan bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House pressed Republicans Monday to back Democratic legislation preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling in July as the two parties remained deadlocked over how to pay for the move.  More...

Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannosaurus Rex

YORK, Neb. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians sweep twinbill from ChiSox

Major League Baseball Round-up:

American League   Indians 8, White Sox 6, 1st  Indians 3, White Sox 2, 2nd  More...

Sports ... in Brief

NHL Playoffs: Coyotes finish off Predators   Coyotes 2, Predators 1  More...

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People/Pastimes

Student News

National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes local student

Amanda K. Smith of Three Springs has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).  More...

Five Generations

The Taylor/McCarty family of Huntingdon is celebrating a new member of their family, now in its fifth generation. More...

Engaged to Wed

HOLLENBAUGH-THOMAS

Allison Thomas of Linesville and Gregory Hollenbaugh of Huntingdon are proud to announce their engagement.  More...

Healthy Living

Slim down for summer

It can be sobering to realize that beach and pool season is right around the corner. Maybe that diet you hoped to go on got stuck in neutral. What can you do now?   More...

Pros and cons to barefoot shoes

Barefoot runners, toe shoes or minimalist footwear may have different names, but they are essentially shoes that mimic the feel of walking on bare feet. Many people wonder if this type of footwear is harmful or helpful to their lower bodies.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Capricorn all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 9, 2012:  More...

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