July 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Camera work is MUMA’s next step

Authority continues to address sewer infiltration

Taking another step toward correcting sewer system inflow and infiltration, the Mount Union Municipal Authority Monday approved a roughly $7,800 bid to run cameras through sewers lines to pinpoint problems.  More...

Guilty pleas call off scheduled drug trial

A young Mount Union man has pleaded guilty to six felony offenses connected to a series of heroin sales.  Christopher Tilmon, 20, who entered his pleas Friday, will return to court for sentencing Aug. 16. More...

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Local News

Kid in a candy store

Landin Snare was tempted by freshly stocked sweets at Gardners Candies during Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony held to celebrate the official opening of the store’s new location along Rou More...

Alexandria Council discusses flood plain ordinance, feral cats

Making preparations to draft a flood plain ordinance was the main topic of discussion at Monday night’s regular meeting of Alexandria Borough Council.  More...

Chamber approves joining coalition

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) voted unanimously at its monthly meeting Monday to join the Coalition for Sustainable Communities (CSC). More...

World  Free Access 

Israel frees hunger-striking Palestinian player

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants fired rifles in the air Tuesday in a rousing homecoming for a member of the Palestinian national soccer team who was released by Israel after being held for three years without formal cha More...

Commentary

Next president faces high unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of economists in the latest Associated Press Economy Survey expect the national unemployment rate to stay above 6 percent — the upper bounds of what’s considered healthy — for at least four more ye More...

Vet uses music to heal — but says he’s no ‘hero’

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Don’t call Iraq War vet Jason Moon a hero. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Big splash

Prince is king of derby

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.  The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. More...

Rookies Harper and Trout step into all-star spotlight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. More...

Ruiz bright star in Phils’ dark sky

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Ruiz was the least-assuming star in the room.  Two seats down from him was the richest reliever in baseball history, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. More...

People/Pastimes

Wagners celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Jack and Zilla (Hetrick) Wagner of Huntingdon celebrated 50 years of marriage June 30, 2012.  The couple was united in marriage in 1962 at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, by the Rev. Stewart Kauffman. More...

Keep kids happy while on-the-go

Whether you’re running about town on errands or hitting the road for a family trip, parents should prepare in advance for the drive. More...

Births

Chasity (McMullen) and Butch Dillman are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cord Robert Dillman, June 19, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. At birth, Cord weighed 10 pounds, 3.6 ounces and measured 23 inches in length. More...

School News

Local students graduate from Mansfield University

Three area students graduated from Mansfield University May 12, Collette Bloom of Hesston who received a bachelor of social work degree, Timothy Rohrer of Huntingdon who received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration and And More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries if born before 4:30 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 11, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

BHMC topic of meeting

HCCTC board looks to lease former school

While July is usually an off month for the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center, a special meeting was held Monday night in which the JOC approved a nine-month option agreement with the Huntingdon Area More...

Smithfield Twp. awards project bid

After some shuffling and working out the final details, the Smithfield Township of Board of Supervisors formally awarded bids for the sewer line upgrades along Mount Vernon Avenue to Gordon L. Delozier Inc. More...

Simple steps keep children safe in water

Turning your eyes away from a young child in a pool for a matter of seconds can be all the more time it takes for a child to drown.  Safe Kids Huntingdon County is calling for parents and caregivers to be extra attentive when a child is swimming More...

State  Free Access 

Hearing set in Penn State ex-president’s email claim

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Lawyers for Penn State and its former president Graham Spanier are headed to court next month to discuss whether his lawsuit seeking access to old work emails related to a child sex abuse investigation should be dismissed.&nbs More...

Board OKs higher tuition at state universities

HARRISBURG (AP) — Students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will pay about 3 percent more for tuition and technology fees in the coming school year following action Monday by the board of governors of the State System of High More...

Feds: Sexter’s cat-and-mouse claim insulting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man’s argument that he was engaged in a “cat and mouse” game when he extorted sexually explicit cellphone images from teenage girls is “an insult to his victims as well as to cats More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Twp. Supervisors want to link upper, lower parks with bridge

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 10   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

Curve take break after walk-off win

All-star shortstop Brock Holt delivered a one-out, walk-off single that scored Jarek Cunningham to help the Altoona Curve avoid a series sweep at the hands of the visiting Binghamton Mets with a 3-2 victory in front of 4,201 at Peoples Natural Gas Fi More...

Spikes have day off to regroup from loss

Jason Creasy allowed just one run over five innings of work and State College kept even with Vermont throughout most of Monday night’s game, but the Lake Monsters struck last with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 2-1 decision More...

Josh Edgin Update

The Class AAA International League is on all-star break, so the Buffalo Bisons have three days off before resuming play Thursday at Pawtucket, R.I., against the PawSox (Boston Red Sox). More...

Editorial

War on drugs – meth lab found behind police station

In the continuing saga of the never ending war on drugs, alert police found a hidden meth lab in the building immediately behind their police station. More...

Time is now to work together for quality and value in health care

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will no doubt result in continued debate regarding how best to provide consistent, high-quality and affordable health care services. More...

Fundamental rights

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   Some heartfelt thoughts about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and our individual liberties.  More...

Chatter Box

Slow down, summer

After the sweltering weekend, Monday evening’s temperatures made for a beautiful and most comfortable evening to sit outdoors. In fact, after the tripledigit temperatures Saturday, there actually seemed to be a chill in the air last night. More...

Healthy Living

Opting out of vaccinations potentially dangerous

Childhood vaccinations are issued to help prevent children from getting sick by building their immunity to diseases that were once proli.c. More...

Did You Know

Man’s best friend may help to save your life. More...

Annie's Mailbox

He’s not being honest with you

Dear Annie: My husband, “Kevin,” and I have been together for nine years. Every summer, Kevin used to go to the beach for a week’s vacation with a family he was close to. The entire group numbered about 15 people. More...

Doctor K

Behavior of ‘almost psychopaths’ can be changed

DEAR DOCTOR K: My boss is extremely manipulative and selfish. He doesn’t care how his actions affect his employees. He gets away with it because he turns on the charm with his supervisors. I truly think he might be a psychopath.  More...

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