July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Mount Union Relay to kick off Saturday

Mount Union area residents will celebrate life as they battle cancer starting Saturday morning during its annual Relay For Life in support of the American Cancer Society.  The event, the community’ s 11th, starts at 10 a.m. More...

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Orbisonia Borouogh Council proposes traffic changes, addresses ATV complaints

Orbisonia Borough Council recently authorized secretary Tammy Covert to advertise ordinances that will make it illegal to make a left turn from Water Street onto Elliot Street and to make Palmer Street one way from Ridgley to Division Street. More...

Ragtime festival returns to Rockhill

Syncopation will swagger and sway back into Huntingdon County Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, when the fourth Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival brings a full weekend of concerts, jam sessions and special events with ragtime stars from a More...

No preliminary hearings held in central court

There were no preliminary hearings presented to Magisterial District Judge Michael Colyer in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  Waivers  Those waiving their preliminary hearings were:  • Vova Boyd, 20, Huntingdon, who faces More...

World  Free Access 

More than 1,000 turtles slowly escape captivity

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. More...

Dad of Ohio cancer patient, 4, denies Disney World trip

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohioan says he blocked his 4-year-old daughter’s Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World because he doesn’t believe donations to the wishgranting organization should be spent on a child who appears clear of il More...

Syrian regime forces strike back after bombing

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces struck back against rebels Thursday with attack helicopters and shelling in Damascus, one day after an audacious rebel attack in the capital killed three leaders of the regime and left President Bashar Assad’s More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Four homers power Bucs at Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Clint Hurdle remained calm as his ace was roughed up in hitter-friendly Coors Field. More...

Kemp’s walk-off sinks Phils in 12

National League Round-up:

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3, 12 inn.  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.  More...

Hicks’ walk-off beats Texas in 9

American League Round-up:

Athletics 4, Rangers 3  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hicks led off the bottom of the ninth with his first major league homer, lifting Oakland to a 4-3 victory over Texas on Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Curtis “Alan” Hershey III who turns 1 year old Thursday, July 19, 2012. His proud parents are Sheri and C.J. Hershey of Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday to Brianna Dorine Gladfelter who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Brian and Amy Gladfelter of Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Ava Elizabeth Viener who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, July 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

School News

South Hills announces spring 2012 dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the spring term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  • Allyson Barnett of Three Springs, who is studying diagn More...

Doctor K

Cut your weight-maintenance calories to take off pounds

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m trying to lose weight. More...

Special Sections

County housing subject of study

Leaders from across the county will gather next week to begin identifying Huntingdon County’s most pressing housing and economic issues and likewise, to start the process of finding solutions to apply in the decade ahead.  More...

TM food director saves district money

Tussey Mountain School Board members learned this week that the district experienced considerable savings in the operation of its cafeterias over the 2010-11 school year.  More...

No cracks in new HAMS building

Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) director of buildings and grounds Andy Socie spoke to The Daily News and was able to dispel rumors the new Huntingdon Area Middle School (HAMS) has structural cracks.  “I can confirm there are no crac More...

Huntingdon sewer project near completion

During his report at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council, water and sewer committee chairman John Gradwell said the borough’s sewer project is nearing completion.  “We are now at 100 percent pipe laid, 75 pe More...

State  Free Access 

Students protecting Paterno statue

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Following calls for the removal of football coach Joe Paterno’s statue from the Penn State campus, some students have begun a vigil to protect it from vandals.  More...

ACLU: One million voters lack valid photo ID

HARRISBURG (AP) — About onethird of Pennsylvania’s 8.3 million voters are unaware of the new state photo ID law that takes effect on Election Day and at least 1 million voters lack the documents they need to take to the polls for their vo More...

Ex-Penn St. president drops lawsuit for own emails

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Penn State University’s former president Graham Spanier is dropping a lawsuit that sought the release of his university emails involving convicted predator Jerry Sandusky.  Spanier moved Wednesday to dismiss the c More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

PENNVEST grant awarded to Dudley, Coalmont boroughs

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 19   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

Huntingdon holds off Mount Union

VFW Area Five 13-14 Baseball:

Coming to Mount Union off its first loss of the VFW Area Five 13-14 Tournament, it appeared that Huntingdon was going to cruise to a win with a nine-run lead by the third inning last evening at Municipal Park.  Mount Union dug deep and started t More...

Royals can’t match Moose’s firepower

City Baseball League Playoffs:

Moose opened the Huntingdon City Baseball League playoffs with another prolific offensive performance Wednesday evening. More...

Curve end tailspin, wade past Richmond

A rain-soaked finale at The Diamond in Richmond, Va., Wednesday night turned out to be just what the Altoona offense needed as it amassed eight runs on 10 hits in an 8-3 win over the Flying Squirrels. More...

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Thinking about voter ID

What should we think about Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law set to take effect for the 2012 presidential election? The law requires all voters to provide stringently prescribed photo ID every time they vote.  More...

Commentary

2012 Elections: Bill of Rights missing

If President Barack Obama is re-elected, more of us will continue to lose our constitutional rights to the presumption of innocence, basic to due process, along with other hard-won definitions of being American. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club gathers for annual picnic

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting July 14 at the home of The meeting was called to club leaders Mike and Pam Mor gan. order by club president Katie Morgan; she also led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Water ... how lucky we are

I just got back from a two-week trip to Colorado for a reunion of some old college buddies that I hadn’t seen in 40 years. More...

Expert: Reward outweighs risk when it comes to summer’s fresh produce

UNIVERSITY PARK — With what seems to be an ongoing wave of news reports linking foodborne illness to fresh produce, many consumers are questioning whether it is worth the risk.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are doing the best you can with your bedrock reassurances

Dear Annie: My college-age daughter is very hard on herself. “Sharyn” is a beautiful, intelligent and wonderful person at heart, but she cannot see it, even though everyone else does.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 20, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

A TOUGH TASK

Jeff Gordon’s Chase hopes come down to getting wins

LOUDON, N.H. — Never has four-time champion Jeff Gordon gone through a season like this one.  Gordon, who turns 41 on Aug. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Allmendinger will struggle to clear his name

LOUDON, N.H. — In the unlikely event that A.J. Allmendinger manages to clear himself of a failed drug test, his spot in Penske Racing’s No. 22 Dodge is secure until the end of the season.  More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

DENNY HAMLIN VS. DARIAN GRUBB

OK, so it really isn’t a feud. A feud would be better. If the driver and his crew chief had feuded over whether to change two or four tires, Hamlin probably would’ve won the Lenox 301. More...

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