June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council debates Seventh Street, signs

For the longest time, Seventh Street from Moore Street to the red light at the Mifflin Street intersection has been a two-lane street. More...

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Drug-related charges lead to fines, probation for trio

Two young men and one woman have answered to drugrelated charges stemming from a medical emergency in which Mount Union authorities feared a bad batch of heroin was in circulation.  More...

Man’s second DUI offense argued in court

A prior drunk driving arrest in New Jersey will count against an area man convicted earlier this year of a DUI offense in Porter Township.  Jason Terry Lillibridge, who was sentenced as a second time offender during the May 31 session of Hunting More...

World  Free Access 

Lower gas prices not enough to lift US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper gas has yet to cause consumers to spend enough on other goods to boost the slumping economy.  Americans barely increased their spending at retail businesses this spring, leading economists to predict slower econo More...

Officials: Winning Powerball ticket sold in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A ticket sold at a grocery store in Cedar Rapids has matched the Powerball numbers and won someone a jackpot of $241 million, Iowa lottery officials said Thursday.  More...

Fact Check

Looming tax hike not the biggest ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are calling it “Taxmageddon,” the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts are scheduled to expire unless Congress acts.  It would More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 14   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Fighting back

Alan Hartman faces tough summer

Mount Union head football coach Alan Hartman is expected to return to his Huntingdon home sometime today after enduring a life-threatening ordeal over the past five days. It’s not over, but at least he knows what he’s fighting.  More...

Another Hall opens its doors for Reese

The latest testimony to an outstanding life well-spent as an athlete, coach and educator is the election of Elwood Reese Sr. to the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame with the Class of 2012. More...

Dick Smith does it again!

Veteran golfer Dick Smith continued what has become an annual tradition Wednesday by shooting his age at Standing Stone Golf Club in Huntingdon.  Dick turned 78 years old Tuesday, June 12, but couldn’t hit the links due to rainy conditions More...

People/Pastimes

Masonic scholarships awarded

Jessica E. Mills of Huntingdon has been selected to receive a $2,000 Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation. More...

Juniata Valley Senior Citizens meet

The May board and membership meeting of the Juniata Valley Senior Citizens’ organization was held May 16 at the senior center in Petersburg.  President Bob Wargo opened the meeting with a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the More...

Hawn family continues 54-year reunion tradition

For 54 years, descendants of Henry and Margaret (Corbin) Hawn, originally of the Raystown and Donation areas, have met for a reunion each June. More...

School News

Lycoming College announces spring 2012 dean’s list

Local students named to the dean’s list at Lycoming College included Joshua Davinsizer of Tyrone, a recently graduated history and religion major; Eli Snyder of Shade Gap, a recently graduated criminal justice major; Hannah Halter of Warriors M More...

Clarion University releases semester dean’s list

Area students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester include Erin Hall and Erin Hilling, both of Williamsburg; Emilee Mansberger of Alexandria; and Clair Miller of Huntingdon.  Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 More...

Local students receive degrees from Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University held its 161st commencement exercises in Loretto May 6.  This year, 540 students earned degrees from Saint Francis. This figure includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Exercise can help relieve some symptoms

Dear Annie: I’m 16 years old and deeply worried about my mother. I believe she has an undiagnosed anxiety disorder that’s getting worse. She constantly stresses about every little thing. More...

Doctor K

MRI may find cause of recurring Baker’s cyst

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a Baker’s cyst in my right knee. It has been drained twice and recurred. Are there any other treatments for it?  More...

NASCAR

Pupil Beats Teacher

With late pass — and nudge — Logano gets past Martin

Not only did the season’s 14th race come down to a battle between two drivers, Joey Logano and Mark Martin, separated in age by 31 years, but they are also the Sprint Cup Series’ best example of a pupil and a teacher. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Five days for 400 miles at Pocono Raceway

Five days at Pocono Raceway? That’s the way it turned out this year as NASCAR’s finest tested the 2.5-mile track’s brand-new pavement for two days before getting into the normal Sprint Cup routine.  More...

FAN TIPS

Progress at Kansas

Kansas Speedway’s track reconfiguration and road-course product is progressing nicely. Track officials report that the first level of pavement is almost completed in turn two of the 1.5-mile track. More...

Honoring ‘Old Glory’

Dick Scialabba, left, and Bob Geissinger Sr. took to the streets this morning to decorate Huntingdon Borough in honor of Flag Day. More...

JOC names next chief administrator

As each school year passes, so does the chief school administrator for the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center. After serving as the school’s chief administrator for this past school year, Dr. More...

Service dog law signed by governor

For 10 years, Pennsylvania House Bill 165, which would protect service dogs from attacks from other dogs, has bounced from committees to the floor of the House of Representatives to the state Senate floor and probably everywhere else in the General A More...

ORJMA gives conditional approval to replace aging well

Board members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority gave conditional approval Wednesday to replace the old well on Ashman Street in Cromwell Township, which supplies the water to Orbisonia and Rockhill boroughs.  More...

State  Free Access 

Teachers rally amid budget talks, layoffs

HARRISBURG (AP) — With state aid for public schools being discussed behind the Capitol’s closed doors and a second straight year of largescale layoffs looming, hundreds of educators, let-go teachers and parents packed the rotunda Wednesda More...

Accusers talk of Sandusky’s sway to win silence

BELLEFONTE (AP) — One of Jerry Sandusky’s accusers said he stayed quiet to keep going to Penn State football games.  Another man, who was a foster child when he met Sandusky through his Second Mile charity, spoke of a threat — More...

Pittsburgh shooting called ‘suicide by police’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who held police at bay with a pellet gun before he was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy intended to end his life, authorities said.  More...

General News

Anniversary car cruise planned for July 3

Downtown Huntingdon will begin the Fourth of July with the 20th annual Jerry Janusziewicz Car Cruise Tuesday, July 3.  “This is the only free car cruise,” said event organizer Jerry “Mur Man” Janusziewicz, who provides da More...

News of Yesteryear

William Rhodes named commander of American Legion Post 24

75 Years Ago  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Expect unexpected at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The plan is for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson to pack a powerful punch in one group. Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood are supposed to counter in another.  Forget any agenda at the U.S. More...

Sports ... in Brief

Clemens jury recesses until Monday   More...

Mayweather to stay in jail

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather’s demands that he be released from jail because the poor quality of the food and water has threatened his health were denied by a Las Vegas judge who says he should eat and drink what is being given to hi More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

What kids really need to know

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Children’s education too important to go to Wall Street

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  As the former superintendent of Huntingdon schools for 10 years, I am deeply concerned about what Governor Tom Corbett, Republicans and our own Senator John Eichelberger are doing to our public schools. More...

Remembering Doc Watson

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County dairy royalty will promote industry

The Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Pageant was held May 11 at the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church. Past Huntingdon County Dairy Princess and Dairy Promotion Committee member Mary Ann (Keith) Buckley conducted the ceremony. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

From hay to vegetables

A rainy day can be a welcome relief to us farmers, especially after a good stretch of fine hay-making weather. More...

Huntingdon Horsemen hold first two-day show of season

On May 26-27, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its first two-day show of the season at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Show Ground atop Warrior Ridge, west of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Taurus all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 15, 2012:  More...

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