March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Brush fire season beginning

The warm weather which breezed into the area over the weekend had many residents ready to get outside and get some yard work started. More...

ORJMA board accepts timetable of legal fees

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) passed a resolution with a schedule of legal fees regarding any municipal liens filed with the authority during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

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Local News

Reward offered for park vandalism information

After months of trying to decide how to handle the ongoing vandalism issue at Weaver Memorial and Portstown parks, Huntingdon Borough Council has made a decision in hopes of bringing the person(s) responsible to justice.  More...

Saxton Fire Co. truck to be used as part of USAR team response

The Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2013 GMC Sierra 3500 series five-man crew pickup that will be used as part of its Pennsylvania Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) response.  More...

Correction

In the March 13, edition of The Daily News, the story regarding the wall collapse along Warm Springs Avenue named Elizabeth Fisher as the owner of the Orlady property. The property is actually owned by Debbie Sluder. More...

World  Free Access 

Pope Francis’ humility obvious

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different style for the papacy usually ensconced inside More...

Happy hours in the garden: Grow your own cocktails

Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related.  Consider the possibilities: grapes fermented into wine, corn distilled into bourbon, hops used to flavor beer and fruit to sweeten liqueurs.  Why run to a l More...

Nesting bald eagles confirm Pittsburgh has cleaned up its act

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When a pair of bald eagles wove a 5-foot nest of sticks on an isolated hillside in suburban Allegheny County in 2010, it was seen as a sort of environmental milestone — nature’s confirmation that the Pittsburgh reg More...

Editorial

Analysis

‘Grand bargain’ a tough sell in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the talk of a presidential “charm offensive” and possible thaw in partisanship, ample signs show that Congress is far from reaching a “grand bargain” to shrink the deficit.  More...

Our Readers Write

Some ‘painful’ changes  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The Huntingdon County Board of Commissioners has instituted a 10 percent real estate county tax increase for property owners in the county this year.  More...

Editorial

Gift ban for state officials is small step that would send a big message

Though it’s made strides in recent years, Pennsylvania still has some of the most porous public accountability laws in the country.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Webinar to cover land-use planning around renewable energy projects

Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the potential pros and cons of land-use planning related to renewable energy projects.  More...

Extension offering online pond course

At this time of year, when many ponds are frozen over, it may seem too early to start thinking about managing them. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Controlling finances is form of abuse

Dear Annie: What do you do when your husband controls the money? I’m 68 years old, and for the past 10 years, “Robert” has paid the bills and has hidden the checkbook from me. More...

Doctor K

Secondhand smoke is bad for adults, worse for kids

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband smokes. Is secondhand smoke really as dangerous for me as I’ve heard?  DEAR READER: When I first became a doctor, very few people thought that secondhand smoke affected your health. I was one of the skeptics. More...

Special Sections

Candidates file for ballot space

The deadline to file petitions for the Tuesday, May 21, spring municipal primary election came and went by close of business Tuesday evening. More...

JVSD adds new technology

Juniata Valley School District business manager Brad Howe brought some good news to the school board during Wednesday night’s regular meeting when it was announced he was able to find some “extra” money within the district.  More...

A sweet success

Salvation Army of Huntingdon County Women’s Auxiliary member Mil Shakespeare fills fudge orders Wednesday at the Trough Creek Fire Hall, Cassville. More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-Senate leader, seven others charged in Turnpike probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former state Senate power broker, three former top Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials and four others were charged Wednesday in a sweeping investigation that prosecutors said involved a long-running “pay to pla More...

Philly archbishop: Pope from ‘heartland’ of church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia said Wednesday the new pope is a man of “extraordinary intellectual and cultural strengths” who comes from the “new heartland of the global church,” and o More...

Penn State trustees to discuss Freeh report

HERSHEY (AP) — Penn State’s internal report into how university officials handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal is among the topics expected to take center stage as trustees start two days of meetings.  The university More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Flood control project to get under way

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 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...

Local Sports

HCC’s Pacheaco places second at state meet

Three members of the Huntingdon Community Center high school gymnastics team participated in the state competition held Feb. 16 at Moon High School in Moon Township, suburban Pittsburgh.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Heat rally past Sixers to keep streak alive

Heat 98, 76ers 94  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat became the fourth team to win at least 20 consecutive games in a season, rallying to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-94 on Wednesday night.  More...

Steelers ink deal with Gradkowski

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bruce Gradkowski is coming home.  The Pittsburgh Steelers and the free agent quarterback have agreed to a three-year deal that will likely make Gradkowski the primary backup behind starter Ben Roethlisberger.  More...

PIAA Swim Meet opens with a splash

LEWISBURG (AP) — Four records fell in the first four Class AA girls events on Wednesday night as the PIAA swimming and diving championships opened with a flurry.  It made for hectic day at Bucknell University, which hosted states at Kinney More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28 holds Court of Honor

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 recently held their February Court of Honor.  Assistant senior patrol leader Jake Leydig was the master of ceremonies and life scout Logan Fultz presented the colors.  More...

Happy 100th Birthday

100 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gerald “Gerry” Bange, a resident of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown who celebrates his 100th birthday today, Thursday, March 14, 2013. More...

Switching to LED lighting saves energy and money

As the cost of energy continues to rise, homeowners everywhere are looking for ways to cut back on their usage and exercise energy efficiency in their homes.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 15, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

Sorry, don’t have your 6

If Denny Hamlin was looking for support in the Las Vegas garage after being fined $25,000 for criticizing the Gen-6 cars, he left mighty disappointed. More...

WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

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FEUD OF THE WEEK

Denny Hamlin vs. Brian France: Hamlin said he doesn’t like the Gen-6 car and was fined $25,000 by NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France. More...

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