December 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Walker fire territory queried

Brian Young from the Huntingdon County Mapping Department and fire commissioner Randy Hockenberry from Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue (HRFR) were in attendance at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Walker Township board of supervisors t More...

NHC changes policies for hurricane warnings

Though Huntingdon County was spared the worst of Superstorm Sandy in late October, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has responded to criticism about its warning system by changing policies regarding watches and warnings for subtropical and post-tr More...

Local News

Rockhill Borough Council adopts 2013 budget

Members of Rockhill Borough Council unanimously approved their budget for 2013 in addition to approving their tax rate ordinance at their regular meeting Monday evening.  The tax rate for Rockhill Borough was adopted at 12 mills to be billed twi More...

Alexandria Council appoints new EMA coordinator

Members of Alexandria Borough Council appointed a new emergency management coordinator at Monday’s regular meeting.  Porter Township resident Crist Fellman will now serve as the borough’s EMA coordinator.  Borough council member More...

Broad Top Area Medical Center CEO to host open houses

BROAD TOP/HUNTINGDON — Patients and concerned residents of Broad Top and Huntingdon areas are invited to an open meeting hosted by the CEO of Broad Top Area Medical Center to address any concerns with the recent changes taking place.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Blair Athletic Field flooded for winter skating

75 Years Ago  At the annual meeting of the Huntingdon Fire Department, Robert Rohland of No. 2 Co., was elected fire chief for the ensuing year. William Myers of the Hook & Ladder Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 11 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...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling: Trojans handle Red Devils

After opening the season by winning the team title at the Conemaugh Township Saturday, the Mount Union wrestling team was looking forward to getting its dual meet schedule going. More...

High School Boys’ Basketball: Panthers claw Rockets

In its first outing in the Inter- County Conference South Division, the Southern Huntingdon boy’s basketball team is still having problems getting the offense to execute, falling to visiting Northern Bedford 74-37 in Orbisonia Monday night.&nbs More...

Three Eagles named NFCA scholar athletes

Thousands of student-athletes representing almost 600 different academic institutions have been tabbed as 2012 NFCA All- America Scholar Athletes, the Association announced Thursday.  More...

Editorial

Thanks and appreciation

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:  We want to express our thanks and appreciation to Dr. John Brockett for his letter in the Dec. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Americans show support for raising taxes on rich

Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country’s top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declined for cutting government services to curb budget deficits, an Associated Press- GfK poll More...

Chatter Box

Lots of 12s to celebrate

Tomorrow is the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012. That’s a lot of 12s, but for one Petersburg girl, tomorrow will bring one more. Carly Rae Rudy will turn 12 years old tomorrow, Dec. 12, 2012.  More...

Healthy Living

Healthy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Dieters are often aware of metabolism and its effect on an individual’s weight. More...

DID YOU KNOW

There are a host of ways .tness-minded folks can burn a few extra calories, even if they don’t know they’re doing it. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012:  More...

Taxes for HASD stay under index

Members of the Huntingdon Area School District Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to not increase taxes beyond the adjusted index of 2.3 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year during their monthly meeting Monday evening.  More...

Smithfield to see no tax hike

In keeping with a 40-plus year trend, the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2013 budget without raising taxes in the township. More...

Todd Twp. supervisors adopt 2013 budget

Todd Township supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk agreed Monday evening to give final adoption to the township’s 2013 operating budget totaling $202,885 in revenues and $122,115 in expenditures.  More...

Jet fuel pumped into cars at three N.J. gas stations

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.  Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.  More...

State  Free Access 

State lacks will to pass ‘right-to-work’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Woman says hospital refused to transfer baby

A woman charged with removing her baby daughter from a Pennsylvania hospital against doctor’s orders says she was just trying to do right by the baby, who needed special treatment for a heart defect.  More...

Woman accuses Google of ‘intercepting’ emails, publishing ads

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has accused Google of illegal wiretapping for “intercepting” emails she sent to Gmail accounts and publishing content-related ads.  More...

World  Free Access 

Voter disdain spreads as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

HOOKSETT, N.H. More...

N.Y.-based group: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday that a record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and that Turkey has the highest number with 49 journalists behind bars.  The total is 53 more than More...

Fla. ex-cop set for execution in 1986 killing of nine

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was scheduled to be executed Tuesday for the murder of nine people in a 1986 rampage over three months.  The execution by lethal injection of 56-year-old Manuel Pardo was set for 6 p.m. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NBA Roundup: James and Wade lead Heat past Hawks

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 on Monday night.  More...

Nadal set to return

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal has confirmed he is ready to return to competitive tennis at the end of the month in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury.  More...

Patriots rout Texans 42-14

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady can’t stop smiling these days. More...

People/Pastimes

Electric bingo at Three Springs Senior Center

Three Springs Senior Citizen Center members had an “electrifying” and educational experience Nov 29, when Luanne Eckenrode and Doug Roles from Valley Rural Electric Cooperative visited the center to present a program on electricity.  More...

Himes-Goodman

Heather Raye Goodman and Johnny Luther Himes II were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2012, at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. The Rev. Gordon A. Ross presided over the 4 p.m. candlelight ceremony. More...

Send Greetings to. .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Dixie Coffman who will celebrate a birthday Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to register a complaint

Dear Annie: I work in the aftercare program of a highly regarded private school. It’s a part-time job at minimum wage, but the kids are great, and I am grateful to be employed.  More...

Doctor K

Vitamin C appears to have no effect on cold symptoms

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mom always told me to take vitamin C and not to drink milk when I had a cold. Is this true or just an old wives’ tale?  More...

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