December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Few issues raised over ratio change

Municipalities throughout the county are in the process of adopting their budgets for the 2013 fiscal year and have adopted resolutions to accommodate for the county’s new predetermined ratio change by cutting their millage in half to compensat More...

Wood supervisors approve annual budget

The Wood Township Supervisors unanimously approved the municipality’s 2013 budget during a special meeting held Wednesday evening in the township building in Robertsdale. More...

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Local News

Time for giving

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital presented 165 gifts to the Salvation Army Wednesday morning for their 2012 “Treasures for Children” campaign. Under the direction of J.C. More...

Police Log

Unauthorized use   PORTER TWP. More...

World  Free Access 

McAfee in Miami after deportation

MIAMI (AP) — Anti-virus software founder John McAfee was holed up in a Miami hotel after weeks of evading Belizean authorities who want to question him in a homicide.  Shortly after McAfee arrived Wednesday evening on a flight from Guatema More...

Commentary

US economy could withstand brief fall off ‘cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the scenario that’s been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:  More...

Some trees put a natural glow on the season

Some artificial Christmas trees glow cheerily even without lights: The branches themselves softly glow, fading on and off in different colors at the tips.  That got me wondering: Could you get the same effect from a real tree?  If plain old More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Washington earns 100th win

Women’s Basketball:

BLACKSBURG, VA. — Penn State head coach Coquese Washington collected her 100th career coaching win as the #11/10 Lady Lions (8-2) earned the 60-41 win at Virginia Tech (4-4) Wednesday evening. More...

Watson is captain, again

NEW YORK (AP) — The Americans are bringing back Tom Watson as their Ryder Cup captain with hopes of ending two decades of losing in Europe.  More...

Green’s layup gives Warriors win over Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give the streaking Golden State Warriors a 97-95 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.  Klay Thompson tied a season high with 27 points to lead the Warriors, who have More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

The family of Robert Dale Rickabaugh of Cassville spent an enjoyable October weekend celebrating Dale’s 87th birthday at a lodge in the mountains near Mapleton. More...

Men's Prayer Breakfast

From the left, Eddie Saylor, Linda Saylor and Gail Saylor, members of Trough Creek Bluegrass, will be the special guests at the Christmas observance of the Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship More...

Celebrate anniversary milestones with publication in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

School News

Local student inducted as Sigma Chi brother

After three years of dedication, belief and hard work, the Sigma Chi Psi Colony at Saint Francis University of Loretto was installed. The Lambda Rho Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity initiated 38 brothers, including Josh Brown from Broad Top. More...

South Hills announces fall term dean’s list recipients

Among those named to the dean’s list for the fall term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, were students from the Huntingdon area, including Andrea Johns, a graphic arts major, and S.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012:  More...

Union rep says talks unethical

Barry Pearce, union representative for the American Foundation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 83, is upset with Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler over comments he made in two previous articles recently published in Th More...

MU Library celebrates first year

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, was not an ending, but merely the close of a chapter for the former Mount Union branch of the Huntingdon County Library. More...

ORJMA members OK finances for fiscal year

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) passed their budget for 2013 at Wednesday’s regular meeting, pending any revisions that may need to be made throughout the next fiscal year.  More...

Wood historical structure scheduled to be razed

A well-known historical structure in the former coal mining village of Wood will soon become the victim of the wrecking ball.  More...

State  Free Access 

State won’t set up health exchange

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, at least not for now, Gov. More...

Treasurer questions lottery expansion

HARRISBURG (AP) — The private company seeking a contract with Gov. More...

Police seek man who attacked woman on trail

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Authorities are searching for a suspect who reportedly attacked a woman with a knife on a jogging and biking trail in central Pennsylvania.  The attack happened around 2:30 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Commissioners approve budget, increase taxes

75 Years Ago  Rev. Stephen Patrick McGarvey, 50, rector of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, in Cambria County, died at his home late Sunday after conducting masses earlier in the day. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 13   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata’s Felus is ECAC all-star

Juniata football junior Brandon Felus (Columbia) became the first Eagle in over a decade to be named to the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) Division III South Football All-Star Team. More...

’Cats rebound over Pirates

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon bounced back from its season-opening loss the night before to out-scrap visiting Williamsburg Wednesday. Nate Gearhart scored 20 points in a 61-53 win over the Pirates.  More...

Valley gets first win 65-39 at Forbes Road

Juniata Valley got things turned around at Forbes Road Wednesday. The Green Hornets used strong defense to shut down the Cardinals and bring back a 65-39 win.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Right to work and the minimum wage

Michigan, once the cradle of unionism, took a step backwards to become more like South Carolina and Alabama, and joined the right-to-work states. Right to work, what a misnomer! More...

Our Readers Write

Overcome evil with good

Letters to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:12 (KJV)  It’s not very often I begin a letter with a verse from the Holy Bible, but, in this case, I fee More...

Believe Jesus, not Bierbach

Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  This letter is in response to Mr. Bierbach’s Op-Ed in the Dec. 11 edition of The Daily News. The public needs to know the truth, which has been cast aside for far too long.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

PA’s 97th Farm Show offers new attractions, time-honored favorites

Agriculture secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for Jan. More...

Expert: Latest food scare avoided with proper handling and cooking

It seems like every month there is a new food scare that makes the national news. Most recently, it was antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens found in pork.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please talk to your doctor

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Nancy” for 51 years. The day of our wedding, I was 167 pounds with a full head of hair. Now I am 181 pounds and bald. Nancy was always a Rubens type, which was fine with me. More...

Doctor K

Review the best ways to control resistant hypertension

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve made lifestyle changes and take three blood pressure medications, but my blood pressure still isn’t where my doctor wants it to be. What else can I do?  More...

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