September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Area gas prices are highest in region

Drivers throughout the state are feeling the pain at the gas pumps, as the price of fuel has jumped 25 cents in just over a month, but those filling up in Huntingdon County might be feeling it the most.  More...

Local News

Properties remain an issue for Smithfield Twp. supervisors

The ongoing issue between the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors and property owner Carl Herman came up again at the supervisor’s monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

HCCTC to see savings in restructured agreement

In tough economic times, everyone is looking to save money and the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center is doing just that after members unanimously agreed to a lease with Kish Bank for the center’s gu More...

MU Riverside Park project completed

Now boasting two new pavilions, a revamped basketball court and various improvements throughout, Mount Union’s Riverside Park has reached a stopping point after an ongoing improvement project, according to borough council’s parks and recr More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Alexandria Presbyterian Church celebrates 150th anniversary

75 Years Ago  The 150th anniversary of the founding of the Alexandria Presbyterian Church was impressively celebrated Sept. 11-12, 1937. Three hundred guests, many of them from distant places, registered at the church during the weekend.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Rockets meet in backyard tilt

Mount Union is looking to get back into the win column and Southern Huntingdon is just hoping for something positive to happen on either side of the line of scrimmage. The two teams will square off Friday night at Trojan Athletic Field. More...

Hornets take 2-0 record to Claysburg

Juniata Valley is off to a running start with its ground game, once again. The Green Hornets try to keep the momentum when they play at Claysburg-Kimmel Friday night.  More...

Bearcats, Eagles looking for first victory

When was the last time Tyrone started off the season with an 0-2 record? Or how about this, when was the last time Huntingdon faced the Golden Eagles and neither school had yet won a game?  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Gabrielle Rylie McGeary who turned 9 years old Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Her proud parents are Matt and Candi McGeary. More...

Births

Cody Fickes and Allison Grove of Altoona are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Grace Fickes, at 9:12 a.m. Sept. 7, 2012, at Altoona Regional Health System. More...

Mapleton folks welcome home boyhood friend

A group of 35 older Mapleton residents gathered recently at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, to welcome home boyhood friend and great Mapleton baseball player Hank Covert. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo if born before 2:10 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 14, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

A post-highway era

Four-lane Route 22 remains long-range goal

While PennDOT officials shared the findings of their Route 22 study this week, it is not the first time Huntingdon County folks have talked about a four-lane highway through the county.  “If you look in the old news, they were talking abou More...

State law protects sex assault victims

Last week, Pennsylvania became the last state in the country to adopt a law which allows prosecutors to use expert witnesses to testify about the behaviors of sex assault victims. The bill was introduced by Rep. More...

JVSD sewer plant to shut down

Juniata Valley School District maintenance supervisor Rod LeCrone announced to the district’s school board at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday the school no longer has an operational sewer plant.  More...

ORJMA looks at well pump plans

Jeff Garrigan from Uni Tech, an engineering firm from State College, presented preliminary drawings to members of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) to replace a well pump at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

State  Free Access 

Courthouse dome broken by falling scaffold bar

SOMERSET (AP) — The metal detector in a western Pennsylvania county courthouse was set to beeping for an unusual reason: a metal bar from a scaffold that fell through a glass window in the building’s dome.  More...

Megan’s Law hearing sought for Sandusky

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors told a judge Wednesday they want convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky to be designated as a sexually violent predator under the state’s version of Megan’s Law.  More...

Divisive voter ID law goes before high court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With 54 days until Pennsylvanians help decide who will be president, state Supreme Court justices will listen to arguments over whether a new law requiring each voter to show valid photo identification poses an unnecessary t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 13   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Calhoun to step down as Huskie basketball coach

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says that Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision on Thursday.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anony More...

NIT seeds set

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan, Virginia, Kansas State and Pittsburgh are the top seeds for the NIT Season Tip-Off.  The other seeded teams in the field that was announced Tuesday were Lehigh, Robert Morris, Cleveland State and Delaware. More...

McLouth single gives Orioles win

American League Round-up

BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado led off the ninth inning with a single and scored the winning run on a single by Nate McLouth, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night to retain a share of first place in the AL East. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Taking lying to new lows  Letters to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  When we were kids, my cousin, Sharon, each April Fool’s Day told everyone, “There’s a chicken on your head.” And although our ages were in More...

Commentary

Bear hugs, biker babe: Campaign 2012 gets physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama goes airborne in a doozy of a bear hug with a pizza guy in Florida. Joe Biden cozies up with a biker chick in Ohio. Paul Ryan encircles a campaign supporter in North Carolina in a double-armed embrace. More...

Photo

Full Story

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen hold final show of season

On the weekend of Aug. 25-26, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its fourth and final two-day show of the season at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge, west of Huntingdon. More...

4-H Beef Club officers

Officers of the Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club will preside over the final meeting of the 2012 project year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Extension office meeting room. More...

Get ready for 4-H party

The month of September is the time to kick off 4-H club activities for the coming year. Leaders of the 21 clubs in Huntingdon County hope to see the return of current members and the addition of many new ones.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be nice, but professional

Dear Annie: My mom is 67 and pure evil. She manipulates her doctors, who don’t know the real truth. I’ve tried to remain patient and respectful, to no avail.  More...

Doctor K

A little sugar goes a long way in treating hypoglycemia

DEAR DOCTOR K: I take several medications for Type 2 diabetes. How can I tell if I’m becoming hypoglycemic? And what should I do if I am?  DEAR READER: Like you, many people with diabetes take medications to avoid high blood sugar. More...

NASCAR

Roll-The-Dice Time

With Chase set, who has the best shot at the title?

RICHMOND, Va. — Attempting to pick the winner of the Chase for the Sprint Cup is a hazardous proposition. The format is designed more to create an exciting process than to produce a just winner.  More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

CLINT BOWYER VS. JUAN MONTOYA

Montoya spun out Bowyer on the 235th lap of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond. Bowyer, who benefited in terms of pit sequencing, went to win the final regular-season race. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: In the past three weeks, Denny Hamlin has won twice and led the most laps in the third. ... Richmond winner Clint Bowyer has finished eighth or better in six of the past eight races. More...

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