December 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Principal to depart HAHS

In 2004, Huntingdon Area High School principal Jeff Miles left the district to take an assistant principal position with the Lewistown Area School District. More...

Annual tree lighting

Despite cold and rainy conditions, a crowd of local residents turned out for Huntingdon Borough’s Christmas tree lighting at the corner of Fifth and Penn streets Friday evening. More...

Death Notice

Harold O. Campbell

Harold O. Campbell, 79, of Saltillo, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia.  Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, are incomplete at this time. More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky seeks less harsh prison setting

HARRISBURG (AP) — A lawyer for former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky said Friday his client has gotten his fighting spirit back after his child abuse conviction and sentencing and hopes prison officials will find a way to house him under l More...

General News

US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market.  Employers added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, a four-year low, the government said Friday.  More...

Climbing trends: indoors and ropeless on a boulder

HALFMOON, N.Y. More...

Tennis-like game picking up steam with seniors

SURPRISE, Ariz. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sixers edge Celtics 95-94 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Evan Turner had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-94 overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.  More...

Steeler players change in December

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The message from Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin or his staff doesn’t change when the calendar flips to December.  The way it’s received by Tomlin’s players? That’s another matter.  More...

Lions, Panthers back in 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — One of the nation’s fiercest football rivalries will be renewed in 2016 for four games, as old rivals Penn State and Pittsburgh today announced the addition of two more gridiron clashes.  More...

Religion News

Advent Reflections

‘Are you ready for Christmas?’

I want to ask you question and it is a question you have in all probability already been asked over the past week, “Are you ready for Christmas?” If you are like a majority of people, your mind immediately went to thoughts related to Chri More...

‘Come See the Lamb’ to be presented at Orbisonia UMC

From the left, Waylon Glunt, Nin Hiles Jr., Shane Peachey, Ed Seeley and Darryl Patterson, rehearse their parts in preparation for the production of “Come see the Lamb,” a musical drama p More...

Religion Briefs

Britain’s scouts propose new oath to allow atheists to join   LONDON (AP) — Atheists could be allowed into Britain’s boy and girl scouts after more than a century.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is likely to happen more often

Dear Annie: I have a sister who is 10 years older. “Doris” lives in a retirement hotel, and we speak often on the phone and see each other once a month or so.  More...

Doctor K

Calcium is found in many foods other than milk and cheese

DEAR DOCTOR K: I need to get more calcium, and I’d like it to come from foods rather than supplements. I’m a vegan, so dairy products aren’t an option for me.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012:  More...

FCI employees able to transfer

A representative from FCI USA Inc. spoke with The Daily News Friday regarding the closure of its Mount Union facility, which is slated to occur in the middle of 2013.  FCI USA Inc. More...

Lottery profit could increase

The Corbett administration is looking to find ways to privatize the state’s lottery system and recently reviewed a bid from Camelot Global Services, a private company based in the United Kingdom that specializes in managing lotteries. More...

Local reaction mixed for privatizing lottery

While Gov. More...

Donald Robert Smith

Member of William P. Spyker American Legion Post No. 520, Alexandria

Donald Robert Smith, 57, of 7037 Juniata Valley Pike, Alexandria, Porter Township, died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  Born Feb. More...

Local News

TDN subscribers support food banks

A special “thank you” goes out to the many Daily News subscribers who donated food items to the local food banks in Mount Union, Orbisonia and Huntingdon during a special campaign in Nove More...

Last week’s poll results

Last week, The Daily News asked readers if the fiscal cliff was a concern.  Of the 256 people who responded, 82 percent said the fiscal cliff was a concern, while 18 percent were not concerned.  More...

Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. is state’s Rescue Service of the Year

Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. was recognized as Rescue Service of the Year at the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Awards Ceremony Nov. 19, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute Dinner in Camp Hill.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 8   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 9   More...

Local Sports

Hornets fall 82-51 at Central

Juniata Valley got off to a good start at the ICC/Mountain League Challenge in Martinsburg Friday, but foul trouble really hampered how it could play in the second half. More...

Short-handed Titans beaten

Dave Bailey opened his 40th season on the bench at the Somerset Tip-Off Tournament Friday. The Titans played hard but were a man down and Shanksville pulled ahead in the second half for a 58-49 win.  More...

Valley only area winner

Juniata Valley 42, Williamsburg 35  More...

People/Pastimes

Friends of the Woods to hold annual Christmas cookie sale

Members of the Friends of the Woods will host their annual Christmas cookie sale beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in front of The Commons at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

NOT SO LITTLE ANYMORE, SHE’S 4! Happy birthday to Lydia Carole Stapleton who turns 4 years old today, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. More...

Christmas party to be held at Shirley Home for the Aged

The Christmas party at the Shirley Home for the Aged will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the dining room of the home. The group will be led in favorite Christmas carols, along with other activities. More...

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