December 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

JV’s current leaders remain in positions

Dennis Allison was unanimously selected by the members of the Juniata Valley School Board to again serve as president during Monday night’s yearly reorganization meeting. It was the last meeting of the board in 2012.  More...

Cromwell supervisors adopt budget

Cromwell Township Supervisors Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch agreed Monday evening to give final adoption to the township’s 2013 operating budget totaling $152,125 in expenditures and $138,232 in revenues. More...

Local News

Police Log

Motorist assist   PORTER TWP. — The Juniata Regional Police Department assisted at the scene of an accident at 8:20 Dec. 1 in which a motorist struck a deer in the area of 5387 William Penn Highway.  Summary of incidents   More...

Newton Wayne Historical Society to hold open house

NEWTON HAMILTON — The Newton Wayne Historical Society will host an open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The society is housed in the former Newton Hamilton Elementary School, located off Wayne Street, Newton Hamilton.  More...

Liberty Township Supervisors approve budget

The Liberty Township Supervisors gave unanimous approval Monday evening to a 2013 operating budget that is not expected to require a real estate tax hike. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Festival of Trees and Wreaths opens in Mount Union

75 Years Ago  The Rev. Fred M. Perrill, D.D., for 30 years a missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in India, will be the speaker at a talk on his work in India when he appears at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Huntingdon, Dec. 3. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 4  AA MEETING . 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...

Local Sports

Jim Oscar gets hole in one

Jim Oscar recorded the second hole in one of his golfing career while playing at Standing Stone Golf Club Monday.  Using a six iron, Oscar aced the 155-yard sixth hole. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball Preview:

Bearcats adapting to new coach

One of the strengths listed for this year’s Huntingdon girls’ basketball program is a willingness to learn. More...

High School Boys’ Basketball Preview:

Rockets have new coach, too

The Southern Huntingdon boy’s basketball team has many changes coming in the 2012- 2013 season including a new schedule and a new coach.  More...

Editorial

The real reasons

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

A modest proposal

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

Thank you

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Chatter Box

How do you know it’s Christmas

How do you know it’s Christmas time? Well, it certainly isn’t the temperatures outside (although who is complaining about 60 degrees in December? Not I). More...

Healthy Living

Smart Sugar Substitutes for Diabetics

Monitoring glucose levels in the blood to ensure they are at an acceptable level is a vital task in a diabetic’s life. Unstable levels can mean the difference between living a healthy life or illness and even death.   More...

How to Make Informed Healthcare Decisions

The typical healthcare patient has changed in recent years. No longer are individuals putting all of their healthcare decisions into the hands of nurses and doctors. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please set your sights elsewhere

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I walked away from a 28-year marriage. A year after my divorce was final, I began seeing an old family friend. More...

Doctor K

Pain relief from costochondritis comes in several forms

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a 38-year-old woman. I recently saw my doctor about a sharp pain that comes and goes in the middle of my chest. She assures me my heart is healthy. What could be causing my discomfort?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo if born before 3:51 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012:  More...

Hospitals report fewer infections

According to a report released by the state Department of Health at the end of November, the overall number and rate of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals decreased three percent in 2011. The overall trend and rate of HAIs at J.C. More...

HASB reorganizes

The Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously picked Richard Scialabba to remain as the president of the board for another year, as the board held its reorganization meeting Monday night.  More...

MU school board retains leadership

The Mount Union Area School Board is retaining its current leadership for the approaching new year, having re-elected board president Jane Wagner and board vice president Kurt Wenzel.  Wagner and Wenzel each received unanimous support to continu More...

PennDOT urges safety on ATVs

All terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be fun to ride, serving as a mode of transportation in and out of the woods, especially during hunting season, but there are also dangers that go along with riding or operating an ATV.  According to PennDOT Distri More...

State  Free Access 

Leader calls for change to electorial vote tally

HARRISBURG (AP) — State Senate Republican leader Dominic Pileggi on Monday renewed his call for Pennsylvania to revamp the way it awards electoral votes, using a method that would have given GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney eight of the sta More...

Deep blue creek blamed on printing ink

CONNELLSVILLE (AP) — State officials say ink that had been improperly disposed of is to blame for turning a southwestern Pennsylvania creek a deep blue color.  The state Department of Environmental Protection says investigators followed a More...

Old Forge police chief faces accuser in court Monday

SCRANTON (AP) — A police chief charged with having a three-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl faced his accuser Monday for the first time in court.  The accuser, now 23, testified at length about sexual encounters she said she ha More...

World  Free Access 

GOP ‘fiscal cliff’ plan echoes failed budget talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are proposing a “fiscal cliff” plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes More...

After Sandy, NYC pins housing hope on repairs

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing Superstorm Sandy’s daunting toll of wreckage and displacement in the nation’s largest city, officials have put much of their hopes and hundreds of millions of dollars into jump-starting repairs to make homes l More...

Paul Ryan returns to comfortable topic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan is getting his groove back.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baseball Winter Meetings:

Red Sox acquire Napoli

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Redskins pressure Giants

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III went down, the ball popped out, and the Washington Redskins scored a touchdown.  Look out, New York Giants and the rest of the NFC East. More...

Pistons top Cavs 89-79

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Kyle Singler and Tayshaun Prince had 15 apiece and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-79 on Monday night for their fifth straight home win.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryan Glenn “Stump” Bumgardner who turns 12 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. More...

Send Greetings to . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Merle Steninger who will turn 90 years old Saturday, Dec. 10, 2012. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Births

Mike and Kelly Thomas of Three Springs are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlee Jo Thomas, Oct. 23, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Brynlee weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. More...

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