February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse rehab delayed

The first floor renovations of the Huntingdon County Courthouse are facing a long setback in the time line for completion. More...

Local man sentenced to probation for theft

A Huntingdon man charged with stealing approximately $23,000 from a Smithfield Township beer distributor while working at the establishment on a part-time basis was sentenced to two years probation with the first 90 days to be served while wearing an More...

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Stew and The Negro Problem to perform at Juniata College

Juniata College will have the distinction of hosting Stew and The Negro Problem at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Drug dealer opposes hearing; case proceeds

Only one preliminary hearing was held in a very light session of Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

World  Free Access 

Buffett’s firm dips into $23B Heinz ketchup deal

NEW YORK (AP) — H.J. Heinz Co. is being purchased by an investment group including billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a deal valued at $23.3 billion.  The ketchup company says it’s the largest deal ever in the food industry. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 14   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 

Teen star has early lead in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Teen star Lydia Ko shot a 10-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Women’s Australian Open.  More...

Olympics drops wrestling

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling’s governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the Olympics.  More...

Neal scores twice and Pens top Senators 4-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Ottawa Senators lost a lot more than a game.  Star defenseman Erik Karlsson went down with a left Achilles injury when he was cut by a skate blade late in the second period in the Senators’ 4-2 loss to Pittsburg More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Camryn Grace Walters who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. More...

Alternative flower options for Valentine's Day

Behind only Mother's Day, Valentine's Day is the second most popular day to give flowers to a loved one. More...

Tips to set a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day

Looking to set the romantic tone this Valentine’s Day? Whether treating your sweetie to a night on the town, or staying in for a low-key date, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to plan something special for your someone special. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She has no intention of cooperating

Dear Annie: My older sister and I are both in our late 40s. After years of putting up with “Mary’s” nasty, critical comments, I am ready to cut all ties. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 2:08 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

‘Hot-tempered and arrogant’

According to Forbes magazine, which annually ranks America’s 10 most disliked athletes, Kurt Busch has again held serve in the bad-boy poll.  Topping the list of athletes who people love to hate are Notre Dame football player Manti Te&rsqu More...

GODWIN’S NASCAR HALL OF FAME

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.com   More...

WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

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DA part of state elder task force

Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic has been named by state Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd to serve on a new statewide task force to address growing concerns regarding elder abuse.  More...

Skate park vandals sought

Huntingdon Borough Mayor Dee Dee Brown showed her displeasure with the way vandals and acts of vandalism are becoming common place at both Weaver Memorial and Portstown parks. More...

Imposition of ashes

Paul Jensen, left, receives ashes on his forehead as a sign of repentance and renewal from the Rev. More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. fights Open Records office over access

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. More...

Lawmakers OK bill to keep Penn State fines in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill designed to ensure that only Pennsylvania benefits from a $60 million fine that the NCAA levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal was on its way Wednesday to Gov. More...

Corbett, Kane trade barbs over lottery deal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to say whether she’ll approve a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dean Fluke announces bid for commissioner

75 Years Ago  Congressman R.M. Simpson explained the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Act, when Pennsylvania Railroad employees along the Middle Division from Huntingdon to Newport gathered in the Juniata Terrace School. More...

Local Sports

Hornets press Rockets for win

High School Boys’ Basketball:

The Juniata Valley boys’ basketball team pressured the Southern Huntingdon Rockets through the first three quarters of play, causing turnovers and capitalizing on transition points to win a 77-54 ICC inter-divisional contest Wednesday night in More...

Eagles secure playoff berth with 74-63 win

Men’s Basketball:

Juniata men’s basketball secured its place in the 2013 Landmark Conference Tournament with a 74-63 win over Susquehanna University Wednesday night at the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. More...

Juniata surges to 61-47 win over Crusaders

Women’s Basketball:

The Juniata women’s basketball team used a 10-2 run at the beginning of the second half to slingshot themselves past Susquehanna University 61-47 on the road Wednesday night. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

No room for compromise

Letter to the Editor The Daily News  Dear Editor:   More...

Op-Ed

Silly sponsorship

Wielding arguments that flog a horse dead and stuffed since Appomattox, some Pennsylvania legislators recently asserted the state’s right to nullify any new federal gun law.  Sponsors of the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act include locals More...

Thumbs up

Promise kept: Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s new attorney general, has made good on her campaign pledge to investigate how the criminal case against former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky was handled. On Monday (Feb. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Lack of impatiens a blow to area gardeners

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For decades, it’s been a rite of spring.  You hop in the car, head for the nearest garden center and load up on impatiens, the bestselling, candy-colored annuals that thrive in shade, mound up like half a beach ba More...

4-H Club News

Project Education Day

Members of the Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club attended a Project Education Day held at the United Methodist Church in Cassville Jan. 27. More...

Congressman to speak at Cattleman’s College

Congressman Glenn Thompson will be a featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Cattleman’s College, sponsored by Penn State Extension.  The event will be held Saturday, March 9, at the Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center, Pennsylvania Furn More...

Doctor K

Eat a healthy lunch to avoid energy dive

DEAR DOCTOR K: Can you give me some tips for eating a healthy but satisfying lunch?  DEAR READER: Yes, I can, but first let me observe that many of my patients seem to think that what doctors recommend as a “healthy” diet is just tod More...

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