July 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TM board waives Relay fees

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening voted unanimously to waive the fees associated with the use of school property by the Tussey Mountain Relay For Life organization last month. More...

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Correction

The identification of a photo in Monday’s edition of The Daily News incorrectly listed Mount Union Fire Co. president Randy Zook as Robert Prough. Staff writer Adam Watson regrets the error.   More...

Police Log

Thefts   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a report of gasoline being stolen from a vehicle on Stone Creek Road June 27-30.  More...

News of Yesteryear

County planning commission holds tour of newly renovated building

75 Years Ago  More...

World  Free Access 

Man pleads guilty to baiting bears at Washington cabin

OKANOGAN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man has pleaded guilty to using doughnuts and food scraps to draw bears close to his cabin so he and others could shoot them.  More...

FBI dogs joining search for Iowa cousins, 8 and 10

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the trail apparently cold in the search for two missing Iowa girls, the FBI is sending in tracking dogs and local authorities are draining a lake near where the girls’ bicycles were found.  More...

‘Today’ and new co-host fall to ‘GMA’ in week one

NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of morning viewers has greeted the arrival of Savannah Guthrie with a yawn in her first week as “Today” show coanchor. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No curtain call after Buc dramatics

DENVER (AP) — Pedro Alvarez gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a chance with one dramatic swing in the ninth inning. More...

National League Round-up: Howard’s first blast helps Phils beat LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Howard hit the ball out of the park for the first time this season and Joe Blanton kept the ball in the yard for the first time in more than two months.  As a result, the Philadelphia Phillies have their first three More...

American League Round-up: Red Sox spoil Youk’s Fenway return

Red Sox 5, White Sox 1  BOSTON (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez spoiled Kevin Youkilis’ return to Fenway Park, hitting a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Mo More...

Chatter Box

Where has summer gone?

Has anyone caught that magnificent sunrise the past two mornings? This morning the sun was a bright orange and peeking out of a thin layer of fog laying overtop of the valley. Like I said, magnificent!  More...

Healthy Living

If you drink milk, make it low-fat

DEAR DOCTOR K: I always thought of milk as a healthy drink, but lately I’ve been hearing the opposite. Is milk good for adults or not?  DEAR READER: When I was a kid, my mother encouraged me to drink lots of milk. More...

Water essential to human health

Many adults have had the virtues of drinking enough water extolled on them since childhood. More...

DID YOU KNOW?

Encouraging the use of creative activities and games that challenge your children to think outside the box and build their problem solving skills at an early age will help encourage them to become independent thinkers and problem solvers — skil More...

Special Sections

HASD approves option agreement

Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) has officially entered into an option agreement with the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) for the former Brady-Henderson-Mill Creek Elementary School building.  More...

Treasury to send out more unclaimed property notices

The State Department of Treasury will soon be mailing out approximately 40,000 notification letters to its newest unclaimed property owners.  Since the department’s ad campaign in the spring, more than $234 million in unclaimed property ha More...

Accused shooter charged in Smithfield break-in

A Huntingdon man was arraigned Monday morning in District Magisterial Judge Doug Gummo’s office after he was arrested and charged in a burglary in Smithfield Township last week.  More...

MU council discusses blighted properties

Mount Union Borough Council is asking the county and local school district to join with the borough in forgiving back taxes on a blighted property to help facilitate the sale of the home.  More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State could face years of abuse litigation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State University could face years of litigation over Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children, but the school is also doing some things that may limit the damage, according to lawyers with experience in such cases.  More...

Paterno family denies Louis Freeh report findings

Joe Paterno’s family on Monday vowed its own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, rejecting the findings of a special investigator who concluded the late football coach and other top Penn State administrators concealed S More...

Police: Trucker leaps aboard runaway rig

MACUNGIE (AP) — State police say a trucker leapt from his own rig to stop a tanker truck after its driver died behind the wheel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Authorities say a trucker noticed the semi rolling slowly in the left lane on th More...

Local Sports

Section 4 LL 11-12 Baseball: Bellefonte ousts Huntingdon, 5-4

After starting and pitching four innings, Garrett Reiter came through with a game-winning hit in the sixth as Bellefonte edged Huntingdon 5-4 in the loser’s bracket final at the Section 4 Little League 11-12-yearold Tournament Monday evening in More...

Fast start doesn’t pay off for Curve

Altoona scored two runs with its first four batters Monday night, but was held to just one run the rest of the way as Richmond raced by to a 5-3 victory in the series opener at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. More...

City Baseball League: Royals nip Siders in wild one, 21-20

South Side and the Royals played a game for the ages Monday evening, and proved that no lead is safe. More...

Editorial

Freedom does not equate with irresponsibility

“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose!” From “Me and Bobby McGee” written by Kris Kristofferson and performed most memorably by the late Janis Joplin. More...

Shine a light on political donations

parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election — corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals — should be required to tell voters what they’re doing. More...

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People/Pastimes

Lippmann-Harkleroad

A weekend at the beach turned into the perfect place to say, “I do,” so they did.  Nicole Harkleroad and Robert Lippmann, both of Mount Union, were united in marriage July 7, 2012, on the dock at Lippmann’s Landing, Niantic, Co More...

Huntingdon Co. PASR awards scholarships

The Huntingdon County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees yearly presents a $500 scholarship to a senior from one of the four county high schools. This senior should be planning to enter the field of education. More...

Births

James and Erin Zimmerman of Alexandria are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Jewel Zimmerman, July 8, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You don’t owe people an explanation

Dear Annie: My sister, “Lena,” has been a problem for decades. She abused her children physically and continues to abuse the rest of the family emotionally. She is haughty and manipulative and lies to everyone. More...

Horoscope

Horoscipe

A baby born today is a New Moon baby. The Sun and Moon are both in Cancer all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 18, 2012:  More...

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