August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Boro. studies truck route

Motorists traveling through Huntingdon have probably dealt with a tractor-trailer trying to get through town on more than one occasion. More...

MUASB fills positions during special meeting

The Mount Union Area School Board held a special meeting Aug. 14 to address several matters in preparation for the start of the upcoming school year. The board’s next regular meeting is Monday, Aug. More...

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Local News

Police/Fire Log

Furnishing minors   More...

Where in the world is The Daily News?

Jacob, left, and Dan Nead and family, all of James Creek, took The Daily News along on a cross-country vacation with stops at Badlands, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, Mount Rushmore, Cra More...

World  Free Access 

Thousands mark Elvis’s death, get surprise visit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. More...

Powerball ticket worth $337M sold in Michigan

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A gas station in a small Michigan city is buzzing with excitement after the state lottery said Thursday that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold there.  More...

Process for rehabing well house facility begins for ORJMA

The following items were discussed in a light session of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority Aug 8.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Perfection!

King Felix adds gem to crown

SEATTLE (AP) — King Felix now has a crowning achievement.  Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners’ first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday.  More...

Strasburg outduels Lincecum; Nats win 6-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg outpitched Tim Lincecum, Danny Espinosa hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Wednesday.  One hitter Strasburg (14-5) didn More...

Giants’ Cabrera is suspended 50 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games without pay Wednesday after the Giants outfielder tested positive for testosterone, a big loss for San Francisco as it fights for a playoff berth.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Court-Runk

Hanna Runk and Brandon Court were united in marriage Saturday, June 9, 2012, in an outdoor ceremony in James Creek. The Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME FIVE! Happy birthday to Laila Addison Sheffield who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Her proud parents are Wendy Walker of Huntingdon and Daniel Sheffield of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Paige Janay Robinson who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Her proud parents are Tom and Kasey (Snyder) Robinson of Hartslog Valley. More...

School News

Nead named to dean’s list

Sara Nead of James Creek was named to the dean’s list at the South Hills School of Business and Technology for both the winter and spring 2012 semesters.  Nead is pursuing an associate degree in criminal justice.  She is a 2011 gradua More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo if born before 5:33 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug.17, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Trolley museum greets planners

While Orbisonia and Rockhill were kicking off the annual homecoming celebration Wednesday night, County Planning Department staff reflected on their relationship with the twin boroughs over the years as they enjoyed one of the community’s premi More...

Homecoming kicks off with parade

One could not have picked a better night than Wednesday evening for the annual Orbisonia Rockhill Homecoming parade. The parade began shortly before 7 p.m. More...

Volunteer organization plans to trap feral cats

Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler made a somewhat surprising announcement Tuesday afternoon during borough council’s public safety committee meeting.  More...

State  Free Access 

Experts: Ex-PSU president could still face charges

More than a month after an explosive investigative report accused Penn State’s ousted president of burying child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, Graham Spanier has so far avoided criminal charges — unlike two of his colleagu More...

Transcript: Great deal of Sandusky evidence unused

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case said a “great deal” of “highly incriminating” evidence wasn’t presented to the jury that convicted him, according to a post-trial hearing More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bid accepted for construction of new library on Juniata campus

75 Years Ago  The 45th annual Central District Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention opens for three days tonight and promises to be a big event. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 16   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

Spikes lose 9-2

The State College Spikes fell victim to a five-run second inning from the Jamestown Jammers and, despite a brief flurry in response, the Spikes took a 9-2 loss Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Curve fall 1-0

Altoona pitching combined to allow just one run on six hits Wednesday night, but the Sea Dogs pitching staff was a smidgen better in a 1-0 loss. More...

Attendance keeps growing in Altoona

For the second consecutive season, the average crowd for Altoona Curve home games is increasing. With one regular season homestand remaining, the Curve have averaged 4,225 fans per game at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

When 1,099 felons vote in a race won by 312 ballots

administration, most Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn’t exist. More...

Commentary

Fracking exports

In recent years, the natural gas industry has plunged deeper and deeper into the reckless practice of “fracking,” putting communities nationwide at risk of dirty, dangerous pollution and practices that are exempt from many clean air and w More...

Tourists beware of being databased in New York City

If there were a global George Orwell Award for the vastest city police surveillance apparatus, New York City, where I live and work, would win this tracking and databasing prize.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H/FFA exhibitors shine in Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall at the Huntingdon County Fair is home to the non-livestock exhibits of 4-H and FFA members. A number of volunteers assisted with registrations this year, then arranged the exhibits by categories.  More...

Breeding beef champion

Jacob Brown showed the supreme champion breeding beef, an Angus heifer, at the first day of the Huntingdon County Fair. This is Jacob’s third year of showing beef. More...

Supporting dairy promotion

Huntingdon Veterinary Service of Huntingdon, represented by Anne Brockett and Becky Wright, purchased the supreme champion cow’s milk for $600 at the Huntingdon County Fair Aug. 10. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your daughter is old enough to know

Dear Annie: Many years ago, my husband, “Sam,” and I divorced. I started seeing someone else and became pregnant. That man left me, saying he didn’t want more children. More...

Doctor K

Light therapy is one way to treat vitiligo

DEAR DOCTOR K: My dark skin makes my vitiligo very noticeable. Steroid creams haven’t helped. More...

NASCAR

In The Chase Mix

Ambrose claims exciting Watkins Glen victory, needs another

When the final lap at Watkins Glen International commenced, Marcos Ambrose was running third. He knew he had Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski in front of him. What he didn’t know was that he also had an oily track in front of him.  More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

KYLE BUSCH VS. BRAD KESELOWSKI

Keselowski said he didn’t wreck Busch intentionally on a rousing final lap at Watkins Glen International. Keselowski didn’t win the race as a result, thanks to Marcos Ambrose’s similarly headlong rush to the front. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: For now, Marcos Ambrose is the master of Watkins Glen. He’s won two in a row there. Jimmie Johnson took the points lead by nishing third. Who’s not: For the second week in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

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