August 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tomatofest 2012 volunteers preserve tomatoes and tradition

The saying “Many hands make light work” came to life Saturday at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, for Tomatofest 2012. More...

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Charity seeks to delay transition plan

The Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky wants to postpone its plan to transfer programs and assets to a youth ministry.  The interim president and CEO of The Second Mile tells The Associated Pre More...

Police Log

Thefts   HUNTINGDON BORO. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident at the Blair House, Penn Street, in which someone who was employed by a resident is believed to have taken a small amount of cash July 19. More...

Correction

In the article featuring the Eye Care Agency of Huntingdon County, the number for Ann Johnston was listed incorrectly. The correct phone number to reach her is 643-4983. Staff writer Kylie Hawn regrets this error.   More...

World  Free Access 

Isaac crossing Gulf with New Orleans in crosshairs

KEY WEST, Fla. More...

Earthquake swarm puts California town on edge

BRAWLEY, Calif. More...

Fox’s Megyn Kelly gets big role for convention

NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago, Megyn Kelly roved the Democratic and Republican convention floors as a reporter for Fox News Channel. More...

Local Sports

Jeff Norris takes over as sports editor

Jeffrey L. Norris of Huntingdon has been promoted to the position of sports editor for The Daily News. Norris takes over for Terry Bowser, who has retired after 47 years — the last 23 as sports editor — with the paper.  More...

Taillon, Curve blank Richmond 7-0

Jameson Taillon dominated the Richmond Flying Squirrels in his Double-A home debut, allowing just an infield single through six shutout innings and the Curve earned a series victory over Richmond with their second consecutive shutout win, 7-0 Sunday. More...

Spikes game postponed

Sunday night’s game between the State College Spikes and Jamestown Jammers was postponed due to rain in the State College area. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Owen Quinn Reynolds who turns 2 years old today, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. His proud parents are Amy and Rufus Reynolds III of Chantilly, Va. More...

Happy 86th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Florence Duvall of Mount Union who celebrates her 86th birthday today, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Florence has nine children and many grandchildren. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Stever and Lynn descendants gather

The descendents of the late Wilbur and Roxel (Stever) Lynn held their family reunion Aug. 19 at the Beech Run School House. The event was to have been held in the pavilion, but was held inside due to rain. More...

Foreclosure rate lowest in nation

When a home is economically “underwater,” it means more money is owed on the home than it’s worth.  Since the recession began in 2008, in some parts of the country — Las Vegas, Nev., Atlanta, Ga., Orlando, Fla., and Phoen More...

Monies available for fire companies

For volunteer fire and ambulance companies looking to build or renovate a station, buy a piece of equipment or clear up some debt, now is the time.  More...

Former reservists hold reunion

Retired United States Army Reserve Col. Rick Lombard smiled when he recalled the time he spent as an officer with the 1/314th Infantry Battalion (Mechanized) Reserve Unit. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State riot ends aspiring Army officer’s dream

Stints in jail. Hefty fines and restitution. Clouded futures. More...

PSU trustees end two-day meeting

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State trustees Sunday ended a two-day meeting on a positive note, swapping ideas about how the university’s looming football season opener could be used as the vehicle for a public-relations extravaganza.  More...

State ordered to pay $1.1 million in funeral case

WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — A federal judge who last spring struck down key provisions of Pennsylvania law governing funeral homes and undertakers, calling them antiquated and unconstitutional, has now ordered the state to pay more than $1.1 million in More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

F.E. Cooper Lumber Co. destroyed by fire

75 Years Ago  The Robertsdale public schools, both elementary and high school grades, will open Aug. 30. The opening season will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the forenoon will be devoted to registration and other preliminary activities. More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of Aug. 27

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of Aug 20-24. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 27   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lee sharp in Phillies win over Nationals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cliff Lee tossed seven sharp innings to earn his first home win in nearly a year and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep against the major league-leading Washington Nationals with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.& More...

Fielder, Young homer in Tigers’ win

DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder and Delmon Young homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning to support Max Scherzer and help the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Sunday.  More...

Scully staying one more year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully, one of baseball’s most beloved broadcasters, is sticking around for another year with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Things to consider when building an in-law suite

Perhaps thanks to a struggling economy and an unpredictable stock market that has resulted in many retirement nest eggs being decimated, more and more adult children are welcoming their aging parents into their homes. More...

School News

Second annual Cindy Taylor Nursing Scholarship announced

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon has announced the second annual Cindy Taylor Nursing Scholarship recipient, Kelsey McCue. She is the daughter of Richard and Julie McCue of Broad Top.  More...

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