November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local jobless rates fluctuate

After a few months of ups and downs, Huntingdon County’s unemployment rates increased by .1 percent in September, according to the monthly report, which was delayed two days due to Hurricane Sandy, released by the state Department of Labor and More...

House draws Halloween crowd

A large crowd gathered in front of the Jay Shuck residence in The Highl ands Wednesday evening to watch the “ Chr istmas came too early and Halloween fights back” light and sound show whi More...

Local News

Report: Graham Spanier to face perjury charges in Jerry Sandusky case

State Attorney General Linda Kelly is expected to announce today that former Penn State University President Graham Spanier has been charged in relation to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, according to sources close to the investigation.&n More...

Broad top Honor Guard to sponsor annual services

The Broad Top Area Honor Guard will sponsor its annual pre- Veterans Day services at various veterans’ community honor rolls around the Broad Top beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Cold doesn't frighten trick or treaters

Siblings Carmen and David Steel weren’t scared away by the cold, damp weather or frightening decorations and were able to score some treats at the Quarry residence while Trick or Treating in Hu More...

World  Free Access 

Survey

Economic ills may defy next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will likely struggle to manage the biggest economic threats he’ll face. That’s the cautionary message that emerges from the latest Associated Press Economy Survey. More...

Commentary

Nasty campaign tactics: Phony voting instructions

MIAMI (AP) — With less than a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out.  More...

Give roots elbow room by pruning

“Root pruning” sounds like such a brutal way to treat a plant. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bell new Bucs hitting coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have hired longtime major league infielder Jay Bell as the new hitting coach.  Bell replaces Gregg Ritchie, who left the team to become the coach at George Washington University.  More...

Harden scores 37 in Rockets’ win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. More...

Business as usual for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is running out of things to complain about.  In a good way.  More...

People/Pastimes

How to prepare a kitchen for the holiday season

Millions of Americans will be taking to the road this holiday season and odds are some of them are coming to your home. All of those extra houseguests mean added kitchen clutter and a sink filled with a plethora of pots, pans and plates. More...

Indulge your love for lattes

Starting off the day with a latte isn’t just a way to get a quick morning pick-me-up — it’s a way to get a quick boost of nutrients. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCIOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Gemini all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

A Hint Of The Inevitability Comes

Is a sixth championship in Jimmie Johnson’s grasp?

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin, son of the Commonwealth and Martinsville Speedway’s favorite son, must have used up all the magic. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Junior says other sports stars have it tougher

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. took two hits in a span of slightly more than a month, and the two concussions he suffered kept him out of the Sprint Cup Series for two weeks. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: Jimmie Johnson has four victories and the points lead. ... Aric Almirola equaled a career best with a fourth at Martinsville. More...

ID issue stumps county residents

Election day is almost here, and some county residents may still be confused about needing to show photo ID at the polls before voting Tuesday, Nov. 6. More...

Weather holds back voters

As the presidential election nears, an old report that ran in the “Journal of Politics” titled, “The Republicans Should Pray for Rain: Weather, Turnout and Voting in U.S. More...

Mild winter conditions sustain state’s squirrels

While the population of squirrels is seeing a boom in other parts of the Northeast due to a bumper nut crop this year and mild winter last year, the state Game Commission doesn’t expect populations in the county to see a significant increase. More...

State  Free Access 

Chemical fire burns at train derailment site

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A chemical fire was still burning early Thursday after an explosion at the site of a train derailment in central Kentucky that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, including an entire small town.  More...

Utilities try to restore power in storm-hit Pa.

DRESHER (AP) — Utility crews struggled to fix a record number of power failures in Pennsylvania as residents returned to jobs and schools in the aftermath of massive storm Sandy. More...

AG candidates pick up pace as election looms closer

HARRISBURG (AP) — The major candidates in the closely watched race for Pennsylvania attorney general tried Wednesday to make up for time lost to Superstorm Sandy, but it wasn’t easy.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon County firefighters summoned to New Pig Corp. fire in Tyrone

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 1   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Hornets set for first meeting

As the high school football regular season winds to a stop this weekend, both Huntingdon and Juniata Valley find themselves opening new chapters in their programs’ storied histories.  More...

Titans look to build momentum

Tussey Mountain goes into the final regular season football game planning to pick up another win and maintain momentum for the playoffs. The Titans welcome Meyersdale to Saxton Friday for Senior Night.  More...

Southern hoping for positive finish

The Southern Huntingdon football team is 0-9 for the season for the first time since 1965. The Rockets will try to avoid their first-ever 0-10 campaign when they travel to Claysburg for the regular season finale Friday night. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Sandy

What about a natural disaster galvanizes us, versus the fingerpointing dysfunctionality of our federal government over the messes that it created by not being able to agree on anything? More...

Like this comment: Dislike Facebook plus politics

Facebook should have a “dislike” button, but then its essential shallowness would be exposed.  I can’t say exactly why I dislike Facebook, but I do. I must like something about it, since I still have a Facebook page. More...

Our Readers Write

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:   When a Letter to the Editor uses the phrase, “According to the most recent, reliable information,” without giving a source for such “reliable information,” I reach More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Parade participants

Southern Pride 4-H members enjoyed decorating a float in celebration of the 100th birthday of 4-H and being a part of the Mount Union Halloween Parade. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

Jimmy Heeter, a former 4-H member and current adult volunteer with the Trough Creek Community Adventurers Club, looks over the club’s display of past and present 4-H items at the 100- year cele More...

Alexandria Rifle Club

Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club scores for the eighth week, Oct. 24, are as follows: 1908-80x, team score; Adam Wheland, 393/23x; Mary Sloan, 386/17x; Amanda Ruffner, 384/16x; Anthony Schifano, 377/15x; and Noah Wheland, 368/9x.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You will have to tell him point blank

Dear Annie: I’m dating a guy who works out of town and is home every four weeks. “Jake” calls and texts often and says he misses me all the time. Here’s what bothers me: Jake always asks me how I feel about him.  More...

Doctor K

Old peeling paint may pose lead risk for kids

DEAR DOCTOR K: What are the risks of lead poisoning? How can we protect our daughter from it?  DEAR READER: Lead is pois o n . Although major strides have been made in the past 50 years, lead poisoning is unfortunately still a problem. More...

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