November 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

HAMs gym construction advancing quickly

Since crews have completed the construction phase of the Huntingdon Area Middle School, which students christened at the beginning of the school year, they are still waiting on one final touch — the gym.  More...

Local News

SHCHS play rescheduled

THREE SPRINGS — The Southern Huntingdon County School District junior/senior class play, “Beauty and the Beast” by Timothy Mason will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Police Log

Cable taken   DUBLIN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating the theft of a large spool of cable from Peterson’s Excavating, Burnt Cabins, sometime between Nov. 10-21. More...

Correction

A news brief in The Daily News’ 2012 Gift Guide published Wednesday, Nov. 21, stated the Huntingdon Christmas parade was scheduled for Dec. 18.  Instead, the parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. More...

World  Free Access 

Big bill for levee upkeep comes to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans’ flood-control leaders, there’s an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead. More...

Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as 10-foot surf churned the water just feet away like a washing machine.  Signs near More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 27 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Thunder blasts Bobcats 114-69

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.& More...

Withey steps up in Kansas win

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nobody else was doing much scoring for No. 10 Kansas on Monday night. More...

Mediator to join NHL labor talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal mediators are entering the stalled NHL labor talks, with the season’s first 2 1/2 months already lost because of the lockout.  More...

Chatter Box

Hunters welcome snow

The layer of snow that covered the ground on my way to work this morning was sure to be a welcomed sight for hunters heading out for the second day of deer season this morning. More...

Healthy Living

Easy Ways To Lower Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol is an issue for many men and women, who may or may not know that excessive cholesterol in the blood can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012:  More...

First snowfall

Catie Stroup of Huntingdon cleans off her car after the first snow of the season came through the area early this morning. More...

Area youth brightens troops’ day with care packages

Packages from home are sometimes the very thing soldiers needed to brighten their day when stationed overseas, and one Huntingdon Area High School sophomore has taken it upon herself to give back and let troops overseas know those at home are thinkin More...

Wednesday Powerball is record $435 million

How bad do people want to win Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball that is estimated at $435 million? So bad that, according to a lottery spokesman, tickets were selling at an estimated $6,000 per minute Monday afternoon.  More...

State  Free Access 

New report warns of looming pension shortfall

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Prosecutors urge two years in prison for ex-senator

SCRANTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday former state Senate Democratic leader Bob Mellow should be sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption, while his lawyers argued for probation only.  More...

Panel to recommend child-abuse law changes

HARRISBURG (AP) — A commission set up by the Pennsylvania Legislature after Jerry Sandusky’s molestation arrest last year will issue a report that could recommend changes to state law.  The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

First snow of season hits area

75 Years Ago  State motor police at Huntingdon were called yesterday to investigate two accidents in Huntingdon County. Damage to the four vehicles involved in the accidents was estimated at $350. No person was injured.  More...

All items in ‘12 Days of Christmas’ now top $107K

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.  And if you get all 364 items repeated throughout “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, More...

A rich gingerbread cake for Christmas

There is no subtle way to say this. This cake screams Christmas.  More...

Editorial

Accepting the obvious

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:  Accepting the obvious — that it takes more time, effort and money to clean up pollution than to prevent it — it’s easy to see why our president was re-elected.  More...

Some wonderful and caring kids

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:  More...

A plan to reduce taxes and cut spending

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:  More...

People/Pastimes

Ammerman-Zinobile

Tiffany Zinobile and Cory Ammerman, both of Harrisburg, were united in marriage Oct. 5, 2012, at the Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg. The Rev. Father Charles Persing presided over the ceremony.  More...

Navy promotes local sailor

ABF3 Ryan R. Barnhart was recently promoted to the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Barnhart just completed a tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington home based out of Yokosuka, Japan. More...

Hetrick-Hoble

Brandi Reneé Hobble of Mount Union and Nathan Andrew-Lee Hetrick of Lewistown are proud to announce their engagement.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is an opportunity to teach what is appropriate

Dear Annie: My mother is in her late 90s. She insists on covering her kitchen counters with newspaper, including the areas right next to the electric cooktop and the microwave. My mother does not see this as a fire risk. More...

Doctor K

Angioplasty combined with stent ensures better blood flow

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had an angiogram, and during the procedure the doctor found a blockage. He performed an angioplasty and placed a stent. He said my angina should go away, and it has, but I really don’t understand what he did. More...

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