June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State extends rent rebate deadline

The deadline for the state’s 2011 Property Tax/ Rent Rebate program has been extended from the end of the month to Dec. More...

Local News

Area briefs

Mapleton Historical Society announces hours   MAPLETON — The Mapleton Historical Society, Main Street, Mapleton, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, Wednesday, July 4, Saturday, July 14, and Saturday, July 28.  More...

County hires hydrologist to investigate water issue

The ongoing water issue in the area of the Bailey Building elevator continues to be under investigation by a hydrologist hired by the county, according to the Huntingdon County Board of Commissioners.  Huntingdon Borough resident James Cassatt a More...

Fleck sponsors banking bill to save money

As the passage of a state bill looms, state Representative Mike Fleck sponsored a bill this week to help the state in cost savings and efficiency.  House Bill 2438, which will make state government more efficient by merging the Department of ban More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fair board looks to double size of museum

75 Years Ago  Gov. George H. Earle today issued a respite staying the execution of Roy Lockard, convicted Blair County murderer, from the week beginning June 28 to the week beginning Oct. 4. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 21   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...

Local Sports

Lezzer Classic All-Star Rosters

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Todd Cornelius to lead Rocket girls

Southern Huntingdon native and former assistant coach Todd Cornelius was hired during Tuesday evening’s monthly meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board as the new girls’ basketball head coach. More...

28th annual game at War Vets

Practice under a hot sun has been taking place this week for the South squad at Hollidaysburg Area High School. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Low-wage nation

With its catchy “We are the 99 Percent” slogan, the Occupy movement focused millions of Americans on our nation’s chronic inequality. As that movement regains momentum, it must pay more attention to the whole 99 percent.  More...

World’s most murderous dictator thrives

Except primarily for the ironhanded rulers in Russia and China, the most despised global dictator is President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, who is inflicting monstrous genocide on his own people. As usual, the United Nations is useless. More...

Photo

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Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms 4-H Club enjoys day at DelGrosso’s

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting June 12 in the meeting room of the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan. More...

Trough Creek Adventurers hold monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Trough Creek Community Adventurers was held June 11 at the United Methodist church in Cassville. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Tasty, wholesome snacks

Any parent of a toddler will tell you that on any given day meal time can be a battle ground. It’s a battle of wills as the parent tries to provide a healthy balanced meal and the toddler tries to outmaneuver said plan. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Children should be encouraged

Dear Annie: I am engaged to a man who was divorced 20 years ago. He has three grown sons. The first two are doing well, but the third is still not financially responsible at the age of 30. His father has to pay off his automobile and credit cards. More...

Doctor K

Sun, hormones are the usual suspects for dark skin patches

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my late 20s, and I’ve developed dark patches of skin on my face. Why did this happen? What can I do about it? More...

NASCAR

The Streak Is Over

Winning took even Earnhardt Jr. by surprise on Sunday

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Who knew?  On race morning at Michigan International Speedway, it rained as if an ark, not a stock car race, was being launched. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Austin Dillon wears the white hat these days

BROOKLYN, Mich. — The King has company. When Richard Petty was winning seven NASCAR championships and 200 races, the only times he wasn’t wearing a crash helmet, he wore a cowboy hat. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

DANICA PATRICK VS. AUSTIN DILLON

Tony Eury Jr., Patrick’s crew chief, felt compelled to come to his driver’s defense after she experienced a rough afternoon in the Nationwide Series at Michigan. More...

Feral cat threat serious

Disease, parasites pose risk to humans, domesticated animals

While Huntingdon Borough seems to have an answer to its feral cat situation, the issue has some people asking what exactly defines a feral cat and from where do they come.  More...

Large land sale benefits county

Marcellus Surface & Mineral Holdings, LP, a Texas limited partnership, has recently purchased nearly 2,047 acres in Huntingdon County. More...

Stream’s quality status unsuitable

The proposed expansion of Bonney Forge’s warehouse facilities along Route 522 in Shirley Township have brought attention to a small stream which, because of a government classification, could impact future development at Riverview Business Cent More...

COG members talk future plans

Members of the Huntingdon County Council of Government (COG) discussed at length the organization’s future plans during a bi-monthly meeting in the Huntingdon Borough Council chambers Wednesday.  The main topic among the 15 members in atte More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Closing arguments set for Sandusky abuse trial

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Seven women and five men poised to hear closing arguments in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial would begin jury deliberations without the benefit of having the former Penn State assistant football coach take the More...

Gov. Corbett, lawmakers announce budget agreement

HARRISBURG (AP) — An agreement on a nearly $27.7 billion budget deal announced Wednesday evening by Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

AP sources: GOP open to talks before contempt vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican officials say they’re willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a document dispute, but only if the Obama administration turns over more emails and memos related to the f More...

Boy, 6, dies of wounds after Texas hotel shooting

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A family member says a 6-yearold boy has died after authorities say he was shot by his mother’s boyfriend at a South Texas hotel.  Jaydin Thompson’s great-aunt said Thursday that the boy died Wednesday More...

Poll

Obama, Romney even amid economic worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans believe the economy is getting better and a majority disapproves of how President Barack Obama is handling it, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.  Republican challenger Mitt Romney has exploited More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Finally, BCS backs four-team playoff plan

CHICAGO (AP) — College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. More...

Pens’ Malkin cleans up

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Geno and the Swedes were hockey’s biggest winners in Vegas.  More...

Is this coronation for James, Miami?

MIAMI (AP) — The only thing that can stop LeBron James’ championship coronation is another Thunder comeback.  LeBron is on LeBrink, a victory from winning his first NBA title. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the garden of Carie and Frank Rhodes of 2603 Holland Ave., Huntingdon, as the garden of the month for June. More...

United in Marriage

Boyd-Grissinger

Richelle Radawn Grissinger and Travis Drew Boyd, both of Petersburg, were united in marriage April 14, 2012, at Immanuel Bible Church, Three Springs. The Rev. Steve Heaster officiated the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Announce your wedding in The Daily News

Weddings are published as soon as possible following submission. Talk with your photographer about processing a black and white print to be used in the newspaper, since these reproduce best.  More...

School News

Student News Penn State releases 2012 spring semester dean’s list

The Pennsylvania State University has released the names of those students from the area who have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. The following local students were included:  • From Alexandria, Nicholas A. More...

Area students earn dean’s list at Mansfield Univ.

A total of 488 Mansfield University students have been named to spring 2012 dean’s list.  To be named to the dean’s list, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester.  More...

Hesston resident named to spring president’s list

Collette Bloom of Hesston has been named to the spring 2012 president’s list at Mansfield University.  To be named to the president’s list, a student must be attending the university fulltime and attain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the seme More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 22, 2012:  More...

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