November 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

State extends Walsh Act deadline

When Pennsylvania finalizes its version of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act within the next month, some of the counties will not be totally on board with the act. More...

Local News

Still no deal reached with Bleyer union employees

Workers United Local No. 9 of Bleyer Industries, Inc., Mount Union, are on day 15 of the strike with no further attempts made by Bleyer executives to strike a deal.  More...

SCI inmate heads back to prison for Megan’s Law violation

A York County man with a history of sexual offenses is back in the state corrections system for failing to register with Huntingdon area police when he was released from SCI Smithfield.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   DUBLIN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 17-year-old female from Shade Gap will be charged with harassment after she scratched and punched a 40-year-old female, also from Shade Gap, at a location on Taylor Road Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

Gas rationing begins in N.Y. as power outages abate

NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York this morning, as utility crews made some progress erasing outages that put thousands of new homes and businesses in the dark in a More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Inmates at SCIS now allowed to smoke in designated areas

75 Years Ago  More...

Mount Union Historical Society to change hours in ’13

The Mount Union Area Historical Society is planning ahead for the good of the community. More...

J.C. Blair welcomes adult nurse practitioner

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of adult nurse practitioner Roxanne Swistock, CRNP, to its medical staff. Swistock joins J.C. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Durant leads Thunder to win

CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday night.  Durant iced the game with an off-balance jumper off one foot with 35.1 seconds to p More...

Cordial NHL talks continue today

NEW YORK (AP) — No one on either side of the NHL labor fight stormed out of the room, broke off negotiations, or made inflammatory remarks as they left the building.  Quite the contrary, actually.  More...

Colts hammer Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Press Club

Southern says no to bullying

Back in business! The Olweus bullying program is back and ready to start eliminating the bullying in at Southern Huntingdon County High School. SHC is just one of the many schools that have this particular anti-bullying program.  More...

Budget crunch felt at MUAHS

It seems like everywhere you go, people are talking politics. Politicians impact our lives so much, especially by controlling funding. And, as every American knows, money isn’t exactly flowing like it should be. More...

CCA chemistry class hosts cookie contest

“Thomson discovered electrons with his cathode ray experiment ...” The junior/senior class scribbled down the notes frantically. “He believed the electrons were imbedded in a positive gellike substance. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Easy heating pad  For a fast, easy, and safe heating “pad,” fill an old sock with two or three cups of dry beans. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your letter made us itchy

Dear Annie: I often feel sharp bites like pinpricks on different places of my body, especially at night. At first, it happened only in the bedroom, but now I get them while sitting in my family room and even in my car. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra if born after 1:35 a.m. (PDT). Before that time, the Moon is in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012:  More...

Florist reopens with new home

When fire damaged the Colonial Florist and Gift Shop in Mount Union Aug. 28, owner Travis Kylor vowed he would reopen his shop.  More...

Area high schools, colleges partner to offer students more

Though the state has eliminated funding for the dual enrollment program for school districts in Huntingdon County, institutions of higher learning are still offering creative ways to work with local school districts so students can take college cours More...

Retail Day to assist United Way

As the days inch closer to the official start of the Christmas season, one local agency is trying to help local businesses gear up for that time with the first ever Retail Day sponsored by the Huntingdon County United Way. More...

State  Free Access 

Condemned killer to return to home prison

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Hubert Lester Michael Jr., the condemned Pennsylvania prisoner whose execution was stayed only after the nation’s highest court weighed in, can look forward to returning to his home prison where the routine agrees with h More...

Pollution perhaps linked to gas drilling vanishing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a water quality problem in the Monongahela River that may have been linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is going away.  More...

Computer problem prompts reactor shutdown

BERWICK (AP) — Operators at nuclear power plant say a computer system problem triggered a manual shutdown of one reactor at the northeastern Pennsylvania plant.  Plant owner PPL says the Unit 2 reactor at its Susquehanna nuclear plant near More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Nov. 9   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Nov. 10   More...

Local Sports

Hornets host Marauders in 6-A quarterfinal

Led by a strong rushing attack that has racked up over 3,000 yards through the last 10 weeks, Juniata Valley rides into tomorrow evening’s home District Six Class A quarterfinal contest on a six-game winning streak. More...

Pickin’ ... ... Panel

Another season of prognostication by The Daily News Pickin’ Panel has come to an end. While the faces have changed, or at least moved around the office a bit, not much else has.  More...

Juniata at Susquehanna for finale

The Juniata College football team has won three games in a season for the first time since 2003 and has won back-to-back for the first time since 2002. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryant Paul Cassatt, who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. His proud parents are Sean and Julie Cassatt of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Shawn Detwiler who turns 11 years old today, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. His proud parents are Chasity and Kery Detwiler of Huntingdon. More...

Births

Kimber Winfield and Frankie Rogers of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Dakota Jane Rogers, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Lewistown Hospital. At birth, Dakota weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

School News

Local student recognized at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College has a long tradition of recognizing students for outstanding scholarship and achievement. Awards, made possible by the generous gifts of alumni and friends, were presented at a fall honors program Oct. 26. More...

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Mount Union Area High School honor rolls

Curtis Whitesel, principal at Mount Union Area High School, has announced the following honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2012-13 school year. They are as follows:  Grade 9  Distinguished  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Stop the marketing calls

Dear Readers: Telemarketers are a pain in the neck! More...

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