August 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tussey board backs development effort

Meeting in its monthly workshop session Monday night, the Tussey Mountain School Board of Education indicated its desire to support local industrial development efforts through the approval of a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) expansion for parts of More...

Alexandria council to advertise ordinance

The Alexandria Borough Council agreed to advertise its tentative flood plain ordinance at Monday night’s regular meeting.  Council president Mike Peters met with Huntingdon County Planning Commission executive director Richard Stahl prior More...

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Huntingdon County Historical Society to hold celebration

The Huntingdon County Historical Society will host a celebration of the 225th anniversary of Huntingdon County history and heritage from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the McMurtrie House Garden, 106 Fourth St., Huntingdon. More...

Police Log

Thefts   WAYNE TWP. — State police at Lewistown report someone removed two wheels and four hubcaps from the rear of a Chevrolet Venture that was parked at a location on Route 522 South Aug. 11-12.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New Saxton post office building dedicated at open house

75 Years Ago  It is not often a county like Huntingdon is treated to a fine celebration like the Sesquicentennial Celebration and the regular county fair. More...

Local Sports

Satterlee is Super Late winner at Hesston

Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills continues to be one of the hottest Super Late Model drivers in the east in 2012.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

How Big? How Old?   More...

Editorial

Funding moratorium clouds school building future

Commentary

HARRISBURG (AP) — A $300-million-a-year state program that helps school districts pay to construct or renovate buildings will soon be closed to new projects, at least temporarily, as state officials decide if it needs to be changed or eliminate More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The 64-gazillion-dollar question

Op-Ed

Peter Edelman has battled poverty for nearly half a century — first as a top aide to Senator Robert Kennedy, later as a state and federal official and currently as a key figure at a widely respected law and public policy center in Washington.&n More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Manges, Kyper and Romano have fair’s top floral exhibits

2012 huntingdon co. fair

It may have been hot and dry for most of the summer, but Huntingdon County flower gardeners were diligent at watering and caring for their floral exhibits to enter at the fair. More...

Chatter Box

August is flying by

You know August is going quickly when the fair passes by and The Daily News staff is working on the back to school pages. More...

Doctor K

Alternatives exist in testing for heart disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have recently developed chest pain when I exercise. My doctor wants me to have a nuclear stress test to check my arteries for blockages. I would like to limit my exposure to radiation. More...

Special Sections

HCCTC board OKs handbook

As the start of the 2012-13 school year nears, the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center put its final touches on both the student and faculty handbooks during its monthly meeting Monday.  More...

Huntingdon Arts Council celebrates 40 years

The “Anniversary Mural” to c ommemorate the 40th year of the Hunt ingdon County Arts Council is coming together on the once empty wall of the Fourth Street Art Space building. More...

So Percussion fine tunes performance at Juniata

Juniata College was the site of a one-ofa kind debut performance Monday afternoon as So Percussion, a quartet based out of Brooklyn, N.Y., completed work on its new production, “Where (we) Live.”  More...

State  Free Access 

Todd Township supervisors approve roadwork bids

Todd Township Supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk agreed Monday night to accept a bid to have work done on West Taylortown Road and rejected bids to sell a township grader. More...

Work to begin on another phase of Broad Top wastewater system

Work on another phase of Broad Top Township’s wastewater collection and treatment system project is scheduled to begin soon, it was announced at the township’s regular monthly meeting, held recently in the municipal building in Defiance. More...

Native returns home after capturing gold

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Beijing Olympics left a bittersweet taste in Jamie Gray’s mouth. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Victorino leads Dodgers to 5-4 win in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — No matter the uniform, Shane Victorino can depend on one thing: rocking the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The newly acquired outfielder hit his first homer in Dodger blue and drove in three runs to lift Los Angeles to a 5-4 victor More...

Headley powers Padres past Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Eric Stults combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, Chase Headley homered and drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Monday night.  Stults (3-2) gave up five hits and one run in 7 2- More...

Swisher’s grand slam beats Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Swisher hit a grand slam off Ryan Dempster and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRT HDAY to Lhaden Jared Brown who turns 4 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. His very proud parents are Bubba and Carrie Brown of Mount Union. More...

Rohland family reunion held

The Joseph Rohland family reunion was held July 14 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon.  More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 14, 2012  Happy anniversary to Benny and Annette Shade of Mapleton who celebrate eight years of marriage today, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Happy anniversary, Benny and Annette!   More...

Healthy Living

Foods may contribute to cancer

The old adage “you are what you eat” still bears some truth. Eat too many sweets and fatty foods, and you may end up overweight. Fill up on fruits and vegetables, and you’ll reap the rewards. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please set your boundaries now

Dear Annie: I am no longer speaking to my best friend of more than 20 years. I thought “Katie” and I were friends for life. She is even godmother to my daughter.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 11:05 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012:  More...

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