August 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saxton scales back summer road work

Saxton Borough Council devoted much of its time Thursday evening to street and water related matters, including plans for a scaled back summer street improvement project. More...

Beautiful Baby Contest donates to local charity

All of the 64 babies entered in The Daily News’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest were beautiful, but votes from family and friends helped Elliott David Goodman Strait take home this year’s top honor.  More...

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Local News

HCCTC nurse aide graduates

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Area brief

Open auditions at Playhouse for ‘Moon Over Buffalo’   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   MOUNT UNION BORO. — Aug. 1: At 5:45 p.m., Mount Union Borough Police received a complaint about stolen medication from a resident of South Shaver Street. The investigation is ongoing.  More...

World  Free Access 

One killed in Illinois Megabus accident

LITCHFIELD, Ill. More...

Scarce rain in India hits farmers, power supply

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Amarnath Sharma has waited weeks for rains to soak his parched rice paddies so that he can start planting. He is one of millions of farmers across India who are hoping and praying for elusive monsoon showers.  More...

In Syria, mortars kill 21 in Damascus refugee camp

BEIRUT (AP) — Mortars rained down on a crowded marketplace in a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, killing 21 people as regime forces and rebels clashed on the southern outskirts of Damascus, activists said Friday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 3   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 4   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reds stay hot heading to PNC

Major League Baseball Round-up:

National League   Reds 9, Padres 4  More...

PSU kicker Fera off to Texas

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State lost a special teams ace to Texas, while two more Nittany Lions have left Happy Valley without ever playing a game for first-year coach Bill O’Brien.  More...

Furyk leads in Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jim Furyk wanted to clear his mind of everything but posting a good score.  No more thoughts about being 15th in the Ryder Cup standings with only two weeks left to earn one of the eight spots on the U.S. team. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Can you ‘kill’ a septic tank?

Dear Heloise: Recently, you had an excellent segment for SEPTIC-TANK USERS in your column.  When we had a new septic tank installed several years ago, the installer cautioned us that excessive use of household antibacterial cleaning products can More...

Special Sections

Cracked water pipe found in Huntingdon

During the monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council’s water and sewer committee Thursday, borough maintenance supervisor Terry Green announced to those borough council members present there is a split in the water pipe from 18th Street to More...

Sewer connection costs draw resident reproach

All the pipe is in the ground, the pump stations are working well and now the third and final stage of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority’s sewer extension project is under way.  More...

County jobless rate, labor force increase

The county’s unemployment rate increased slightly in the month of June, but the numbers are still an improvement over the totals from last year this time.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyers clash over voter ID as hearing ends

HARRISBURG (AP) — Lawyers trying to prevent Pennsylvania’s new voter-identification law from taking effect in the Nov. More...

Poll: NCAA sanctions on Penn State too severe

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The NCAA’s imposition of crippling sanctions against Penn State has provoked something of a backlash in Pennsylvania, where more than four in 10 adults say the governing body punished the school too severely over its More...

Report: George Mitchell got honorary PSU degree

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A former senator named to oversee Penn State’s compliance with NCAA sanctions has an honorary degree from the school.  More...

General News

Maddensville Mailbox

Birthday wishes to Pamela Foor, Cheryl Hummel, Katie Patterson, Ken Fraker, Lee Greenland, Holden Jenkins, Angie Hamman Cook, Cody Myers, Phyllis Metz, Holly Shehan, Jamie Rhodes, Ty Myers, Marcie Locke and Razi Grissinger.  Anniversary wishes More...

News of Yesteryear

Jesus Festival wraps up at Agape Camp Farm

75 Years Ago  The municipal building on Washington Street, Huntingdon, is being treated to a fresh coat of paint. The interior of the building, including the various offices, has been redecorated and presents a nice appearance.   More...

Saxton Ambulance holds blood drive

The American Red Cross of Johnston held a blood drive in June at the Saxton Fire Hall, sponsored by the Saxton Fire Co. Ambulance Division.  More...

Local Sports

Moose continues dynasty

City Baseball League Playoffs:

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House was the only team that beat Moose in the Huntingdon City Baseball League this season. More...

Trenton beats Curve

The Trenton Thunder scored in each of the first six innings Thursday afternoon to complete a sweep of the visiting Altoona Curve with a 9-6 win at Waterfront Park. More...

Spikes can’t hold lead

State College battled from behind to take a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning, but, for the second straight game, the visiting Hudson Valley Renegades plated a trio of runs in that frame to take a 4-2 decision from the Spikes at Medlar Field at Lubrano More...

People/Pastimes

Helping seniors drive safer, longer

Since January 2011, nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, joining the fastest growing age group in the nation. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Zachary William Heane who turns 2 years old Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. He lives in Mount Union with his proud daddy and mommy are Bill and Michele Heane and his big sister, Lauren. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Courtney Nicole Rupert, who turned 12 years old yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. She is the daughter of proud parents, Jason and Heather Thompson of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You were supposed to protect her

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I suspected my ex-husband of sexually abusing our daughter, “Mary.” There was opportunity and some evidence. I didn’t actually see anything. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012:  More...

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