July 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Season’s BUI arrests average

The state Fish and Boat Commission reports there have been more boating under the influence (BUI) arrests on Raystown Lake than any other major boating area in the state.  More...

MU Area board hires two full-time teachers

The Mount Union Area School Board took care of some back-to-school business Monday evening by hiring two fulltime elementary teachers and filling several other positions.  Michele Snyder Grove was hired as a kindergarten teacher at Mapleton-Unio More...

Local News

Shade Gap Picnic continues with annual parade

The Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Mill Creek crash victims’ names released

State police at Huntingdon provided additional information to The Daily News pertaining to an accident involving a Mill Creek Fire Co. engine which happened at 1:17 a.m. July 30 at the intersection of routes 22 and 655.  More...

Spikes score in loss

The State College Spikes ended a 20-inning streak without scoring a run against the Lowell Spinners, but the Spinners manufactured just enough offense late to top the Spikes 2-1 Monday night at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 31   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

City Baseball Playoffs:

Hoss’s ends long Moose win streak

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House scored a big win in game two of the Huntingdon City Baseball League championship series Monday night at Blair’s Field. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

PFBC Concerns  Keystone State sportsmen are fortunate in that we enjoy a multitude of excellent angling opportunities. No matter where you live, local lakes, rivers and streams have something unique to offer.  More...

Southern boys win tourney title

Southern Huntingdon’s travel team, sponsored by Ramsey Construction, captured first place in the recent Williamsburg 11-12-year-old Tournament. More...

Editorial

Romney ignores other budget players

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he blames the president for the prospect of large cuts in defense spending next year, Republican Mitt Romney is ignoring the role that Congress and members of his own party played in setting up that possibility.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A fiscal failure

Op-Ed

Gregory Jackson has unmasked me. George Germann (one of my best friends) used to rail at me about my liberal views, calling me a “flaming liberal.” It was our code word to have frank discussions about how we viewed the world. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Chatter Box

Summer homecomings of sorts

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July. The summer might be flying by, but when you think about it, it’s a great time of year. More...

Special Sections

VA clinic aimed for county’s vets

Veterans who travel from Huntingdon to Altoona to visit the James E. More...

Safety on lake emphasized

Aitch ramp open to boaters after Sunday drownings

While Sunday’s drownings at Raystown Lake are still under investigation by state police at Huntingdon, Aitch Boat Launch in Penn Township has been opened to boaters, contrary to other reports.  More...

Perfect night for a parade

The Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co.’s little princess contes- tants won a prize for their float in the fire compa- ny’s annual parade Monday evening in Shade Gap. More...

State  Free Access 

State program that aids vulnerable residents to end

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decades-old state program that provides cash assistance to more than 60,000 Pennsylvanians will end this week, a move state officials say will save about $150 million annually but advocates fear will leave thousands of vul More...

Trees planted at former Joe Paterno statue site

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The spot where Joe Paterno’s bronze likeness once stood is now occupied by freshly planted trees.  More...

Fourth day of voter ID hearing features videos

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Commonwealth Court hearing Monday on Pennsylvania’s new voter-identification law featured a pair of videos intended to underscore the law’s political overtones and the burden it imposes on some voters.  More...

World  Free Access 

Fed could be moving to more bond buying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. More...

Iran, al-Qaida, Taliban told to pay $6 billion to relatives of 9/11 victims

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ordered al-Qaida, the Taliban and Iran to pay $6 billion to relatives of Sept. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hairston homers give Mets wild win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scott Hairston planned to relax and watch a little television when he got back to the hotel. More...

Edgin notches first big league victory

After being denied his first save opportunity, Josh Edgin of Three Springs notched his first Major League Baseball pitching victory for the New York Mets Monday night at San Francisco.  More...

Morales powers Angels past Rangers

Angels 15, Rangers 8  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered from both sides of the plate during a nine-run sixth inning, capping the burst with a grand slam that sent the Los Angeles Angels romping past the Texas Rangers 15-8 Mon More...

People/Pastimes

MUAHS Class of 2002

The Mount Union Area High School Class of 2002 held its 10-year reunion July 14 at the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5457, Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Alex Glenn Parson who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. His proud parents are Candi and Carey Parsons of Spring Mills. More...

Members of Boy Scout Troop 494 spend week at Camp Sinoquipe

Boy Scout Troop 494, Robertsdale, participated in Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sinoquipe July 22-28. More...

Healthy Living

Complications from hip replacement surgery are unusual

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m scheduled to have hip replacement surgery. More...

Pros and cons to electronic health records

The ability to offer reliable, relevant and accessible patient information to health professionals is a goal of the healthcare industry. More...

Annie's Mailbox

The final decision is yours, good or bad

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I informally agreed to move in together once I’m out of college and he is in grad school. Right now, we have a longdistance relationship.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 2:56 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012:  More...

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