February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MU council talks Facebook

The Mount Union Police Department’s new Facebook page inspired discussion Wednesday night as borough council members shared worries the site is fast becoming a gossip portal for the community.  More...

Wrath of Friday storm forecast to be minimal

Before residents make a beeline for grocery stores to stock up for the upcoming snowstorm, rest assured the blizzard conditions expected in the New England states Friday will not be present in Huntingdon County.  More...

Local News

Wood Twp. supervisors hear water drainage complaints

Meeting in a brief session Wednesday evening in the municipal building in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors listened to complaints about water drainage problems and heard an update about a community event scheduled for the J.A. More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Chamber approves prevailing wage resolution

At the request of its government affairs committee, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously approved developing a resolution to ask local school districts and municipalities to move the process of the state’s pr More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Southern school board approves teacher contract

75 Years Ago  Seventy-five interested “Friends of the Huntingdon County Library” were present at the Abbey Church to hear the splendid news that $1,056.04 has been raised in Huntingdon County during the recent campaign to further the More...

Local Sports

Rockets pin Titans 54-24

High School Wrestling:

Yesterday evening’s match between Southern Huntingdon and Tussey Mountain was a battle of a pair of teams on a roll who were closing their dual meet seasons. More...

Juniata tops Goucher 60-46

College Men:

Juniata men’s basketball topped Goucher College 60-46 at home in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center Wednesday night. More...

John O’Korn signs to play at Houston

What has been common knowledge for months became an official fact Wednesday morning when John O’Korn, son of Gary and Paula O’Korn of Huntingdon, signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate football at the University of Houston. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

I’ve been thinking  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Stronger at home, more respected abroad

Americans agree it’s time to strengthen our nation at home and abroad — but how can we make it happen?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

USDA announces updates on milk loss program

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia announced that beginning Feb. More...

Norovirus ‘epidemic’ sweeping country

A new strain of norovirus, known as GII.4 Sydney 2012, is making the rounds this winter, causing a significant number of acute outbreaks. According to the U.S. More...

Expo to showcase state forest products

Preparations are under way for the 2013 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, which will be held June 7-8 at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.  Known as Timber 2013, the biannual trade exposition is hosted More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list at Lycoming

Students were named to the dean’s list at Lycoming College include Hannah Halter of Warriors Mark, an English major, and Jenna Morgan of Tyrone, a math major.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Always take suicide threats seriously

Dear Annie: I’m a teenager, and my friend told me he’s having suicidal thoughts. His dad is really hard on him, and I suspect he’s verbally abusive, as well.  More...

Doctor K

Breakthrough drugs have made leukemia curable

DEAR DOCTOR K: My uncle was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’d like to learn more about it.  DEAR READER: Leukemia is a form of cancer that affects the body’s blood cells. More...

Special Sections

Judge candidate claims violation

Seeking the endorsement of the Frederick Sutton Memorial Lodge 57 Fraternal Order of Police, both of Huntingdon County’s judicial candidates were invited to attend the organization’s most recent meeting Wednesday.  More...

Tax benefits visitor’s bureau

The county’s hotel excise tax, or bed tax, raises funds for the Huntingdon County Visitor’s Bureau to help promote tourism throughout the region. The tax was created in the summer of 2001 and has brought in almost $140,000 per year.  More...

Orby Council debates bridge maintenance

The winter maintenance of a bridge between Orbisonia and Rockhill boroughs was the subject of debate at Wednesday night’s Orbisonia Borough Council meeting. Council also learned about some roof issues on a building it owns.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmakers wary, Corbett takes plan on the road

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett has hit the road to sell an ambitious spring agenda, toting a message honed to win over popular opinion. In his rear-view mirror is a skeptical Legislature.  More...

CDC: VA didn’t quickly report Legionnaires in state

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Veterans Affairs hospital lab in Pittsburgh failed to immediately report positive test results for Legionnaires disease that killed five patients in an outbreak linked to the hospitals’ water supply, according to a Cen More...

Judge’s fundraiser: Worked with state staff during campaign

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The paid campaign fundraiser for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin testified Wednesday that she never knew who managed Melvin’s 2009 campaign, but worked closely with Melvin’s sister and More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 7   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/National Sports  Free Access 

Heat hold off Rockets 114-108

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 114-108 on Wednesday night.  Shane Battier scored 12, Norris Cole added 10 and Udonis Haslem grabbed More...

O’Brien lands three of his top recruits

Penn State Football:

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s first recruiting class since the NCAA hammered the program with sanctions includes a potential quarterback of the future and a promising pass-rushing defensive end.  More...

TCU knocks off Kansas 62-55

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs’ first Big 12 victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zachary Tyler Prendergast who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. His proud parents are Amanda and Michael Prendergast of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Naliyah Grace Shaver who turns 10 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Her proud parents are Angel and Greg Shaver of Huntingdon. She is the big sister of Cortnie Shaver and Bryce Shaver.  More...

Family-friendly recipes from Fla. tomato growers

The best way to get the whole family to eat better is with recipes using fresh, flavorful ingredients. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 11:17 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013:  More...

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