January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners approve grant for housing assistance

Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners helped shed light on the continued need for financial assistance in the region. More...

Fiscal cliff deal won’t help hospital

A recent report in The Washington Post said nearly 200 rural hospitals across the U.S. More...

Jobs

Two Openings - Mapleton Borough
MACHINE OPERATORS - ACCO Brands
Housekeeping Aide: - COVE FORGE BHS
Part-Time Sports Writer - The Daily News
THERAPUTIC STAFF SUPPORT - Children’s Behavioral Health, Inc. is Seeking
Special Education Teacher - Tyrone Area School District
Local Sports Writer - The Daily News
Child Care - Jen
Temporary Part-Time Housekeeper - Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.
CNA - Exciting Opportunities await you at Hearthside RNC!!
FUTURE OPENINGS - The Daily News
Temporary Sales Associate - Juniata College Bookstore
PT Detox Counselor - COVE FORGE BHS
Family Development Assistant. - Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Corporation

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 17 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...

State  Free Access 

Lottery contract dropout called process unfair

HARRISBURG (AP) — A company that dropped its pursuit of a contract to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery said it could not get some of its questions answered by Gov. More...

Police seek two suspects in Philly girl’s abduction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are still searching for a woman who abducted a 5-yearold Philadelphia girl from her elementary school. More...

Corbett to roll out billion-dollar roads plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is preparing to unveil a transportation plan funded primarily by nearly $2 billion a year in new taxes on gas stations, two people who learned details of the plan told The Associated Press on Wednesday. More...

Local Sports

’Dogs top Trojans 40-34

The Mount Union girls’ basketball team had trouble with the Claysburg press in the first half and could not make up the deficit in the second, falling 40-34 in an Inter-County Conference North match up Wednesday night in Mount Union. More...

’Cats surge past Central 53-33

Girls’ Basketball:

Central stayed right with Huntingdon through the first seven minutes of Wednesday evening’s Mountain League contest. More...

Lady Pirates beat Rockets

Southern Huntingdon suffered another double-digit loss at Williamsburg Wednesday, but still saw some good things about its play. In a low-scoring affair, the Blue Pirates downed the Rockets 38-20. More...

People/Pastimes

How to love your heart

Three changes and easy tips for heart-healthy living

It beats about 100,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. It pumps blood through the body three times every minute, taking that blood on the equivalent of a 12,000 mile trek every 24 hours. More...

Service Personnel News

Local man completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Steven R. Prokop graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Births

John “Ig,” Julie and Andrew Leonard of Fredericksburg, Va., are very proud to announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Sarah Elizabeth Leonard, at 1:46 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va. More...

School News

MUAHS graduate named to fall dean’s list

Clay Glenny Jr. of Mount Union has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Robert Morris University, Moon Township. He maintained a GPA of 3.87 throughout the semester. More...

Allegany College of Md. recognizes area students

Three hundred and thirty-three students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester, according to Dr. David M. Hinds, ACM vice president of instructional affairs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need some space to get over him

Dear Annie: I am a senior in high school. My boyfriend broke up with me a month after he went off to college. We had been together for nine months, and I was devastated. He was my first real boyfriend. He treated me well and cried when we broke up. More...

Doctor K

Follow these tips to avoid toddler tantrums

DEAR DOCTOR K: My toddler has frequent temper tantrums, and it’s impossible to calm him down once he gets going. I’d rather learn ways to head off his tantrums in the first place. More...

Special Sections

Planners discuss CDBG projects

Mark Colussy took part in his first official meeting as Huntingdon County Planning Commission director Wednesday night as the commission started the year with a discussion on which programs would receive grant money from the Community Development Blo More...

Joint Operating Committee reorganizes to start off year

Huntingdon Area School Board member Dennis Reif was unanimously chosen to chair the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center during Wednesday night’s monthly meeting and recognition dinner. More...

New app designed to help police

The Pennsylvania State Police have devised a way for all citizens, including those in Huntingdon County, to send information alerting them to any suspicious activity without making a phone call. More...

Local News

Huntingdon Borough asked to cut spending

Huntingdon Borough Council’s 2013 budget shows a deficit of over $200,000. When it passed its budget before the end of the year, it was noted council would find ways to cut spending and save money. More...

Mapleton council addresses resident’s property issue

Mapleton Borough Council agreed Tuesday evening to provide resident Pete Swanger with a letter on borough letterhead recognizing its ownership of Sheridan Street and Tannery Loop. It also dealt with a number of other issues. More...

Task force formed at Southern to address security concerns

At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board, maintenance supervisor Stanley Hall said the district is forming a security task force to look at potential security risks in all schools within the district in light More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cold weather doesn’t deter Thousand Hills Hikers

75 Years Ago More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bizarre story of Manti Te’o

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Not long before Notre Dame played Michigan State last fall, word spread that Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o had lost his grandmother and girlfriend within hours of each other. More...

Spartans hold on to win 81-72 at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, (AP) — Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with teammate Brandon Dawson, and No. 18 Michigan State held on for an 81-72 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night. More...

Chip Kelly rethinks, picks Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly after he originally chose to stay at Oregon. The 49-year-old Kelly becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A revival of truth Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: Thank you, Mr. Bowen, for you biblical, accurate assessment of our culture and its desperate condition in your letter to the editor. More...

Poll

Six in 10 favor stricter gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun More...

Commentary

Familiar debate revived in obesity crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have always been conflicted on what role government should have in their private lives. The scale tilts wildly depending on the issue and the era. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Area residents earn ribbons in Harrisburg

A number of Huntingdon County area residents traveled to Harrisburg the week of Jan. 5-12 to compete against exhibitors from across the state at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Results from various entries are as follows: Horses More...

Dairy promotion welcomes first baby

Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion members recently welcomed J.C. More...

Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion

Staying healthy when it’s cold outside

As the temperatures drop and the snowflakes fall, be sure to stock shelves with many nutritious and delicious dairy products available for the entire family. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries if born before 5:36 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013: More...

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