June 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tussey board carries budget

The Tussey Mountain School Board voted 5-2 Monday night to reduce taxes for Bedford County residents to 11.83 mills, while raising them to 89.43 mills for Huntingdon County residents for the 2012-13 fiscal year.  More...

Logan Township home destroyed by flames

Fire crews from seven volunteer fire companies responded to a reported structure fire at the home of Mark Thompson, 7626 Shavers Creek Road, Logan Township, at 3:02 a.m. this morning.  “The home is a total loss,” Petersburg Fire Co. More...

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Contributions still needed for Huntingdon Fireworks Fund

Every year, Huntingdon fireworks coordinator Bob Geissinger is amazed at the generosity of local residents who come together to make the show happen.  “Ever year I am amazed at how fast they respond,” said Geissinger. More...

Police Log

Disorderly   NEWTON HAMILTON — State police at Lewistown report Desiree Horn, 21, Newton Hamilton, caused a disturbance on Briggs Street June 23. She will be cited for disorderly conduct.  Roll-over crash   More...

Volunteers work to clean up Henderson Twp. dump sites

Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, Huntingdon County Conservation District and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful worked together to organize a multi-site cleanup in Henderson Township March. More...

World  Free Access 

Floods cut part of I-10 as Debby storms over Florida

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. More...

Poll

Election winner won’t impact economy much

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won’t matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins — even though the presidential candidates have staked their chances on which would be More...

One-in-four uncommitted in White House race

WASHINGTON (AP) — They shrug at President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. They’re in no hurry to decide which one to support in the White House race. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Djokovich survives, but Venus doesn’t

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Being a defending champion at Wimbledon has its perks — none bigger than the honor of playing the opening match on the freshly manicured lawn of Centre Court.  More...

Phils take charge, beat Bucs

Major League Baseball Round-up:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aggressive on the basepaths and on the mound was a winning formula for the Philadelphia Phillies  Joe Blanton threw seven effective innings, Jimmy Rollins homered for the fourth time in five games and the Phillies beat More...

Heat parade NBA trophy in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA championship trophy was center stage, bathed in white light and sitting on a pedestal. And each Miami Heat player offered it a different greeting.  Mike Miller bowed. Udonis Haslem kissed it three times. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Kay’lea Ann Skipper who celebrates her 10th birthday today, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. She is the daughter of Jason Skipper of Mill Creek and Tyra Skipper of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Jaxon Christopher Clemens who turns 1 year old today, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. He is the son of Emilie Clemens. His grandparents are Chris and Billie Jo Clemens of Newton Hamilton. More...

Huntingdon couple celebrates emerald anniversary

Bob and Dottie Gates of Huntingdon celebrate 55 years of marriage today, Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  They are the parents of three children, Jim Cassatt, Rita Nee and her husband, Jim, and Peggy Gates, all of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 27, 2012:  More...

HASD residents see no increase

The Huntingdon Area School District’s (HASD) 2012-2013 budget received final approval in a unanimous roll call vote Monday evening during the monthly board meeting. The budget represents no tax increase for residents.  More...

MUASB approves tax hike

Mount Union Area School District’s $19.5 million spending plan, plus tax increase, garnered final approval Monday night from the school board as officials vowed to seek out more ways to cut costs throughout the coming year.  More...

Longtime volunteer will be Good Scout

Huntingdon resident Art DeCamp has served the Oneida District of the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America in nearly every capacity and he’ll be recognized for those innumerable contributions Wednesday evening during the council&r More...

State  Free Access 

Tax credit touted as aid for failing schools

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker whose proposal for a voucher-like tax credit that is designed to help students leave the state’s worst schools said Monday that those schools would benefit, too.  More...

Lawyer: Sandusky insists he’s not guilty

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — As Jerry Sandusky insisted through a lawyer Monday that he is not guilty of sexually abusing children, a juror who voted to convict the retired Penn State assistant coach said she hoped the verdict would help his accusers h More...

Coroner identifies man shot by Johnstown police

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police officers investigating a western Pennsylvania bar shooting fired on three people inside a car that was speeding toward them, killing the driver and wounding two passengers, state police announced Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Creation brings over 50,000 people to county

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 26   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

Two Brown homers propel Curve to win

Altoona shortstop Kelson Brown hadn’t homered in his first 582 professional at-bats, but went deep in back-to-back at bats to help lead the Curve past Akron 13-8 Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Josh Edgin Update

Left-handed relief pitcher Josh Edgin of Three Springs saw action in four games last week for the Buffalo Bisons, Class AAA International League affiliate of the New York Mets.  More...

Moose stays on roll

City Baseball League:

Moose remained atop the Huntingdon City Baseball League standings with a 15-8 win over second-place Big 4 Outdoors Monday night.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

One weak domino

up and down like a yo-yo. I thought you’d like to know why.  It’s Greece.  Oh, not totally — there are other miscreants involved — but pretty much everyone agrees the Greeks are the first and foremost cause.  More...

What others are saying

Taser use comes under fire

A just released study on Tasers no doubt piqued the interest of the family of a Mount Joy man who died after police stunned him with one of the electronic stun guns.  Two children of Robert A. Neill Jr. More...

Our Readers Write

Support of House Bill 2364

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Chatter Box

Looks like it’s vacation season

It’s the time of year for vacations, picnics and traveling, so that must be why this week’s column is lean.  I’d love to hear about some of these events our readers are planning, so feel free to chatter about them upon returnin More...

Healthy Living

Recognizing ADHD in children

As kids watch their last few days of summer vacation slowly slip away, their parents are preparing them for a return to the classroom. More...

Blueberry facts

Blueberries are often touted for their nutritional bene.ts. Some of those bene.ts are well known, while others are more obscure.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

We recommend ANNIE learning to say no

Dear Annie: I have been with my boyfriend, “Harry,” for three years, and I love him very much. Last year, we had a child together. I think Harry will soon be popping the question. More...

Doctor K

Healthy immune systems resist fungal infections better

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have terrible jock itch. Please tell me how to get rid of it!  DEAR READER: I understand your urgency. More...

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