August 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

DEP offers grant to small businesses

According to a press release from state representative Mike Fleck, the state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for the Small Business Advantage Grant program, which will aid small businesses employing 100 or less to com More...

Cromwell loan could fund system

Cromwell Township Supervisors Tom Barron and Barry Welch agreed Monday night to adopt an ordinance for the township to borrow a total of $200,000 to aid with the construction of its proposed sewage system for the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas of More...

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SCI inmates opt out of jury trial

Two state inmates, including a Philadelphia native serving a life sentence for murder, have entered pleas to simple assault charges stemming from unrelated attacks on prison staff at SCI Huntingdon last year.  Jamiel Johnson and Nathanael Negron More...

Liberty Township supervisors address open burning complaints

Meeting Monday evening in its regular monthly session the Liberty Township Supervisors discussed a number of important issues including complaints about open burning and the start of a late summer road improvement project.  More...

Police Log

Fraud   SIX MILE RUN — Jessica Woomer, Defiance, reported to state police at Bedford Aug. 3 that someone used her credit card to make purchases in Orlando, Fla.  Home, truck damaged   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon County economy gets mixed reviews

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Curve fall to Bowie

Altoona nearly came back after squandering a four-run lead Monday night, but it wasn’t meant to be with the visiting Bowie Baysox hanging on for an 8-7 win in front of 4,044 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Spikes lose to Aberdeen despite gems

Jesus Vasquez made plays all over the field Monday night, contributing two outfield assists and a diving catch while scoring the State College Spikes’ only run.  However, a three-run first inning proved to be enough for the visiting Aberde More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Already August  Time is moving on!  More...

Editorial

A petty ploy by NCAA

What others are saying

“Why vacate all wins from 1998-2011?”  That line item raised many eyebrows in last week’s announced sanctions against Penn State University’s football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case and the rela More...

Political Cartoon

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Grabbing bigger slices of pie

Op-Ed

What happens when nations cut taxes for their richest citizens?  Economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, two of the world’s most respected authorities on the incomes of rich people, have a straightforward answer: In nations that slas More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Rawlings shows best rabbit; Sroka, Morgan have top pens

Talk about rabbits! There are 450 of them this year at the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

Forgy sisters, Wright, Cresswell have ‘hot’ day in goat classes

The Forgy sisters, Megan and Erin, had a pleasant ending to the combined dairy and market goat shows Sunday at the Huntingdon County Fair. They were among 70 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors on a steamy opening day to the 2012 fair.  More...

Healthy Living

Alcohol and cancer: Understanding your risk

Studies have shown moderate alcohol consumption can reduce a person’s risk of developing certain diseases, including diabetes and coronary artery disease. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You should have made a greater effort

Dear Annie: For the past seven years, I’ve worked for “Joe” and his assistant, “Nancy.” Nancy recently took a fourmonth leave due to stress and anxiety. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries if born before 12:28 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012:  More...

AG candidate stops in county

David Freed, Republican candidate for state attorney general, paid a visit to Huntingdon County Wednesday, which started with a stop at the Huntingdon County Fair and concluded with a fundraising event at Raystown Lake on board The Princess.  More...

Chamber discusses main street program

In hopes of reinvigorating the downtown areas throughout Huntingdon County, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce’s community improvement committee’s chairman and Huntingdon County Planning Commission director Richard Stahl is recomme More...

Local gun dealers see no increase in sales after Colorado shooting

Since the shooting took place in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., gun sales have spiked in the state of Colorado and other parts of the nation. Gun dealers in Huntingdon County haven’t noticed such an increase.  More...

State  Free Access 

PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A Penn State trustee cited a need for due process in telling the NCAA on Monday that he intends to appeal college sports governing body’s strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scand More...

Court delayed for woman charged in shelter scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A court date has been delayed for a woman charged with staying at a western Pennsylvania shelter for battered women under false pretenses because she’s in an Ohio prison for violating parole on charges she scammed a woma More...

Rabbi sues over funeral director law

HARRISBURG (AP) — An Orthodox rabbi from western Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to prevent the state’s Board of Funeral Directors from requiring licensed funeral directors to participate in funerals and burials tha More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 7   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

US women boot Canada in thriller

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Monday, Day 10 of the London Olympics:  —American classic: U.S. women win soccer thriller against Canada.  —Durant helps feisty U.S. More...

Time hasn’t dimmed Munich memory, or pain

LONDON (AP) — The widow of an Israeli athlete slain during the 1972 Munich Olympics denounced the IOC during a memorial Monday to honor the dead, shouting “Shame on you!” for failing to offer a moment of silence during the opening c More...

Penn State football turns page

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People/Pastimes

Hockenberry -Leonhard

Brittany Marie Leonhard and William Robert Hockenberry III, both of Newville, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Dixon named as state finalist

Darian Dixon, 13, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant to be held Aug. 11-12 at the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel and Towers. More...

Happy Birthday

Birthday announcements may be submimtted online via the website at www.huntingdondailynews.com.   More...

Chatter Box

What a week so far

What a week it’s been so far! Aside from Sunday’s brief rain showers, it’s been a beautiful fair week. I took photos of many Neary Hall winners Sunday afternoon. More...

Doctor K

Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences

DEAR DOCTOR K: Between work and caring for my kids, I barely get four hours of sleep a night. Are there long-term consequences of this kind of sleep deprivation?  More...

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