September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen motorcyclists now under new law

For some teens, obtaining a motorcycle license is just as important as obtaining a driver’s license, but there are now some additional steps that need to be taken before they can become a licensed motorcycle operator.  More...

Restoration to begin on former bathhouse

A historic Huntingdon Borough building will get a face-lift after borough council approved to award a bid during its monthly meeting Tuesday for the work which needs completed.  More...

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Area briefs

SCV Lions plan hootenanny Sept. 22   HUNTINGDON — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly Hootenanny from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lions Barn along Cold Springs Road. More...

Human Services Council prepares for annual ‘Jo Awards’

Preparations for the annual “Jo Awards” were the main topic of discussion at the Human Services Council meeting Sept. 19 at the education center of J.C. More...

Shredding day held for Huntingdon residents

Jean Hetrick of Huntingdon, center, watches on a monitor as her documents are shredded at the identity theft protection shredding day held at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Wednesday. More...

World  Free Access 

Romney says he supports ‘100 percent in America’

MIAMI (AP) — Facing tough questions about his commitment to all Americans, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney declared Wednesday that his campaign supports “the 100 percent in America.”  More...

Serb acquitted on US embassy fire charges

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Thursday acquitted the prime suspect in setting on fire the United States embassy in Belgrade in 2008, but sentenced him to a year in prison for stealing property from the building.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Couples in Golf Hall

ATLANTA (AP) — Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame.  Couples described himself as a good player, but not a great player, though he’s tu More...

Orioles win; Yankees capture pair

SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and Baltimore won its 15th straight extrainnings game with a 3-1 victory over Seattle Wednesday night.  More...

Dodgers rally past Nats 7-6

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Kemp scored a phantom run early, then hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning — right after Washington rallied with a six-run eighth — and the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed a 7-6 victory Wednesday ni More...

Editorial

Poll

Obama job approval rising, race still tight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are feeling markedly better about the country’s future and about Barack Obama’s job performance, but the president’s re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney remains a neckand neck propositio More...

Our Readers Write

Cut back on expenditures  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Pledge to never text while driving

Cellphones have come a long way since they first came on the market. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Get ready for 4-H party!

Past and present 4-H members and leaders rode or walked with a 4-H 100th Anniversary in Pennsylvania float Aug. 8 at the Huntingdon County Fair. Leader Don Nichols drove the tractor. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Movin’ and shakin’ with hostas

As some of the gardens finish up, I start focusing on others. More...

Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club meets

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Sept. 11 at the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Back off a bit so she doesn’t feel smothered

Dear Annie: Our son has been dating “Nicole” for several years. She has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 21, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

A sign Oktoberfest is near

Employees of Valley Rural Electric Cooperative and PennDOT recently collaborated to hang the Cassville Oktoberfest banner at the intersection of routes 22 and 829 in Mill Creek. More...

Juniata College hosts art collection

Beginning today, the Juniata Museum of Art will feature a new artist for the fall semester.  “Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction,” features a retrospective of American painter and printmaker Minna Citron f More...

Shirleyburg is location of area’s first fall event

Just in time for the traditional autumn harvest, the Aughwick Creek Antique Tractor Club and the Fort Shirley Heritage Association are teaming up for a three-day celebration that combines the heritage association’s annual Apple Butter Festival More...

State  Free Access 

Surrogates now campaign for Obama, Romney

HARRISBURG (AP) — Presidential campaign TV ads are off the air in Pennsylvania and the presidential candidates are scarce. That leaves surrogates to stand in.  More...

Penn State: Process in works to settle lawsuits

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is developing a process for settling civil lawsuits filed against the university by people who claim they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, university president Rodney Ericks More...

Attacks heat up in race for seat in US Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — The television attacks in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate are becoming more strident as the election clock winds down to Nov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College accredited by higher education commission

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 20   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

Hornets, Devils both unbeaten

As the horn sounded for the end of the third quarter during last week’s Inter-County Conference Silver Division contest at Claysburg-Kimmel, things were looking a little bleak for Juniata Valley as it trailed the Bulldogs by 16 points.  More...

’Cats to play host to unbeaten Bisons

After suffering a 71-6 loss at Tyrone last Friday night that will weigh on the minds of coaches and fans for years to come, Huntingdon’s football team must collect itself and move on to this week’s challenge.  More...

Juniata blanked 2-0 by Lycoming

Men’s Soccer:

Juniata men’s soccer fell 2-0 to visiting Lycoming College Wednesday afternoon at Winton Hill Field.  The Eagles and Warriors were neck-and-neck with one another throughout the first half, but a penalty kick in the 79th minute by Will Reib More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 90th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tommiesene “Tommie” Loner of 38 Taylor Apartments, Mount Union, who turns 90 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. She is a member of the Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Mount Union.  More...

Huntingdon High School Class of 1952 members gather for 60th class reunion

Members of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1952 gathered to celebrate their 60th class reunion Aug. 17-18.  Members and guests met at Detwiler Field for a barbecue catered by Rick Walker of Tops Diner featuring many favorite food items. More...

Happy Birthday

WOW, LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday to Conner David Eagle who turns 9 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Conner is the oldest son of Garry and Heather Eagle, and the big brother to Brenden and Aleia, all of Mill Creek. More...

Doctor K

Studies show genetic factors play a role in stuttering

DEAR DOCTOR K: My child stutters. Why does he do this? What can we do to help him?  More...

NASCAR

The Kez Takes Over

Keselowski wrestles momentum from Johnson at Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski doesn’t miss a trick.  Chicagoland Speedway is wholly nestled in the Central time zone. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: Brad Keselowski opened the Chase with an impressive victory, but for all that, he leads a fivetime champion, Jimmie Johnson, by a grand total of three points. For the moment, we’ve got likely suspects for a title to round up. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Race hard and say all the best clichés

JOLIET, Ill. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t want to get ahead of himself. After all, one race does not a Chase, or a champion, make.  It’s another take on the familiar “one race at a time” mindset.  More...

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