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Reapportionment to change 81st District

Tomorrow’s final vote on the state House and Senate district boundaries by the state Legislative Reapport ionment Commission will most likely leave some Huntingdon County residents with a new state representative.  More...

Local News

Defiance man sentenced in firefighter’s death

Joseph Beltz, the 46-year-old Defiance man who was charged with the death of 52-year-old Eddie Singer, a Six Mile Run firefighter, will spend the next 11 and one-half months to 23 months in state prison after being sentenced Tuesday in Bedford County More...

Additional information

Additional information was inadvertently omitted from staff writer Ron Morgan’s story on the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council meeting earlier this week.  More...

Porter Twp. supervisors address job description

Questions about the job description for Alexandria-Porter Township sewer facility superintendent Todd Musser have risen from several residents in both Alexandria Borough and Porter Township.  An outline of Musser’s job description was pre More...

World  Free Access 

Panetta: Patience with Pakistan ‘reaching limits’

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. More...

US unemployment aid applications fall to 377,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in five weeks. But the drop suggests only modest job growth after three months of weak hiring.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 7   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 

Thunder roll past Spurs in six

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For all the points, rebounds and assists that filled Kevin Durant’s impressive stat line, it was a defensive play he made that fired up his coach and teammates.  More...

Devils put Kings’ celebration on ice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings only needed one last win to scratch a 45-yearold itch.  More...

I’ll Have Another favored in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — I’ll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first More...

People/Pastimes

Siblings ‘stick’ together at prom

As a crowd gathered to watch from the lawn of the Huntingdon Area High School May 19, prom-goers assembled and waited to gain entry to “The Crystal Ball.” One pair, Julia Peachey of Huntingdon, a recent graduate of HAHS, and her brother, More...

Thompsons celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Ernie and Jean Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 3, 2012, at their home with family, friends, lots of good food and fun.  The Thompsons were married in 1962 at the First Assembly of God Church, then located on Washington St More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Tyler Gutshall who turns 7 years old Thursday, June 7, 2012. His proud parents are Joe and Tricia Gutshall of Huntingdon. His brother is Lucas Walter. More...

School News

Williamsburg High School honor rolls

Williamsburg High School has announced its fourth marking period honor rolls for the 2011-12 school year as follows:  High honors  Grade 12  Brandon Bishop, Spencer Brown, Dylan Dowey, Joshua Kizina, Rachael Poplaski.  Grade 11&n More...

Doctor K

Treatment for chronic laryngitis is specific to its cause

DEAR DOCTOR K: What could be causing my chronic laryngitis? And what can I do about it?  DEAR READER: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx — the “voice box” that contains the vocal cords. More...

NASCAR

Peaking Already?

Johnson winning, hopes to keep momentum for September

JIMMIE JOHNSON SPRINT CUP SERIES No. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET   Jimmie Johnson has almost everything.  More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Kurt Busch finds himself in some trouble again

Once again, Kurt Busch is under fire. Once again, it involves ill-tempered behavior during an interview. Once again, the incident was caught on tape. It occurred following the Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on June 2.  More...

WHAT'S UP NEXT

SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Race: Pocono 400 Race: Alliance Truck Parts 250 Race: WinStar World Casino 400 Where: Pocono Raceway, Long Where: Michigan International Wher More...

MU honors fallen EMT

Route 22 traffic to be detoured for crash site memorial service

Mount Union Borough passed a resolution of respect Wednesday night in honor of EMT Ethan Amsbaugh who was killed in an ambulance crash Saturday morning along Route 22 near the crest of Sand Plant Hill in Brady Township.  More...

Lyme disease cases rising in county

Cases of Lyme disease in humans and animals are rising in Huntingdon County, causing concern among people and pet owners alike.  According to the latest data provided by the Bureau of Health Statistics and Research at the Pennsylvania Department More...

Orbisonia residents must obtain permits

Orbisonia Borough residents are reminded they must obtain a building permit before starting any type of building projects, not after the project is finished.  Council also instructed its borough maintenance employees not to take any “flack More...

State  Free Access 

Four days to opening statements in Sandusky trial

BELLEFONTE (AP) — The attorneys arguing the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky have four days to figure out how to sway a jury heavy with connections to the school.  More...

House OKs $4.5 billion to repay jobless benefits debt

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

A glance at the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial

KEY DEVELOPMENTS: A jury of 16, including four alternates, was seated Wednesday in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial. Ten of them have ties to Penn State. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Alexa Cook named president of Pa. Council of District Court Administrators

75 Years Ago  “Wake Up and Live” was the subject of a masterful sermon preached by Rev. W.E. Willard to the graduating class of the Mount Union High School Sunday evening in the First Methodist Church. More...

Sticky, sweet, spicy — great grilled chicken wings

Memorial Day may be the official start of summer, but I’ve always thought of Father’s Day as the kickoff of serious grilling season.  But this year, maybe give Dad a break. More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Mount Union

Ryan McClain   Parents: Erin Cornelius and Scott McClain.  Sports Played (letters won): Earned eight letters in two sports — basketball (4) and baseball (4).  More...

Reading finally solves puzzling Curve pitching

The Reading Phillies’ leagueleading offense wasted no time rebounding from its Tuesday night shutout loss, putting six runs on the board against Altoona starter Tim Alderson en route to a 7-2 Wednesday night win at FirstEnergy Stadium in Readin More...

South Side romps as long layoff ends

City Baseball League:

After a week and one-half off due to weather and area high school graduations, the Huntingdon City Baseball League resumed play Wednesday evening at Blair’s Field. More...

Editorial

Back to chicken coops

In 1947, a retired public school principal from California named Dr. More...

Regulating society with criminal law

I used to like John Edwards. In fact, he was the one politician I really liked because he spoke and campaigned on the issues I thought were really important. He turned out to be a “scum ball.”  More...

Our Readers Write

Budget could impact school transportation

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Birthday float celebrates 100 years

Southern Pride 4-H participated in the Three Springs Parade May 24. The club float had a birthday theme this year because 4-H in Pennsylvania started in 1902, and this year is the 100th anniversary. More...

Standing Stone FFA members honored at banquet

Approximately 100 Standing Stone FFA members and guests were present at the annual FFA member recognition banquet held May 24 at Most Holy Trinity Church, Huntingdon. The meal was prepared by the Knights of Columbus.  More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Lettuce ... begin the season

First off, what is with this weather? More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find out what it’s worth to you!

Dear Annie: I am 58 and have been married to “Hank” for 24 years. I have two children from a previous marriage, and Hank and I have a 21-year-old son together.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 8, 2012:  More...

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