March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Permitting issues discussed by COG

It’s not uncommon to hear code enforcement officer or sewer enforcement officer reports during monthly meetings of local municipalities, especially for boards of township supervisors.  More...

Maple Syrup Festival heads into 30th year

Area residents wanting to experience the maple syrup harvest coupled with educational programs and entertainment will have an opportunity to do so at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at 3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg, this weekend.  Th More...

Contest deadline

Children are reminded they have until Saturday, March 23, to deliver Daily News coloring contest entries to participating businesses. Winners will be announced in a future edition of The Daily News.   More...

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Various programs discussed at Human Services Council

Salvation Army program director Brian Perks presented the various services the organization offers at the regular meeting of the Human Services Council Wednesday.  More...

Carbon Township business damaged by fire

Quick action on the part of employees of Bollman’s Auto Salvage saved the business from destruction late Wednesday afternoon as a fire threatened a five-bay garage in the rear of the business.  More...

Area brief

JVHS to host concert   More...

World  Free Access 

Report: One in three seniors dies with, not of, dementia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A staggering one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says a new report that highlights the impact the mind-destroying disease is having on the rapidly aging population.  More...

UK: Public OK with creating babies from three people

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal geneti More...

Panel gives thumbs down to kids’ anthrax vaccine test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t look for testing of the anthrax vaccine to begin in children any time soon.  Controversy arose last year as experts debated whether such studies should be done to learn how to treat children in case of a biote More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pro Bowl will be in Hawaii in January

PHOENIX (AP) — The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl.  More...

Dake and Penn State are tourney features

NCAA Wrestling:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cornell’s Kyle Dake will seek to take his place among the greatest college wrestlers of all time.  More...

Friars beat Charlotte

Men’s NIT Tournament:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. More...

Editorial

Sweet land of liberty

Our continually hurtling media in all its forms makes it hard for memories to sustain past news shocks.  More...

Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

Dear Mainstream Media,  More...

Health care market is in need of oversight

Sometimes the best journalism explains what’s right under our noses. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Extension board elects four members

Two returning members and two new members were elected to the board of the Huntingdon County Penn State Cooperative Extension during its annual luncheon meeting March 19, at the office on Fairgrounds Road.  More...

4-H Club News

Southern Pride 4-H Club

On March 7, the Southern Pride 4-H Club held its annual monthly meeting. President Katie Anderson called the meeting to order. The meeting started with pledge to the American flag by Scott Goshorn; then the 4-H pledge was led by Katie Anderson. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its regular monthly meeting Jan. 14. President Abbey Cresswell called the meeting to order. The meeting started with pledge to the American flag and the 4-H pledge led by 4-H members. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are two simple options

Dear Annie: Many years ago, my wife and I lived near my parents. After three years of putting up with their too frequent and always unannounced visits, we moved slightly farther away. My Dad is the worst offender. Mom caters to his every whim. More...

Doctor K

Benefits of low-dose aspirin outweigh slight risk of AMD

DEAR DOCTOR K: I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack. I just read that aspirin can cause macular degeneration. Should I stop taking it?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

First outbreak of anger

Let it be noted that it took four Sprint Cup races for the first public outbreak of anger between drivers — in this case, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, who has been generating negative headlines for three consecutive weeks.  More...

WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE

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GODWIN’S CALIFORNIA PICKS

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...

Candidates pick place on ballots

Lori Sheffield, Huntingdon County elections coordinator, held a public event in her office Wednesday to determine the order in which candidates’ names will appear on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 21, primary municipal election.  More...

Planning board honors improvement

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission honored four businesses and organizations that positively impacted the community in the past year during its 2013 annual meeting Wednesday at the Huntingdon Country Club.  The four Community Improvement More...

Agencies promoting Flood Awareness Week

With the first day of spring officially arriving yesterday, March will soon be gone and April will soon arrive. Usually, spring weather tends to bring a little more precipitation to the area and along with that comes flooding.  More...

State  Free Access 

Cities take fight to tax-exempt institutions

HARRISBURG (AP) — The interests of nonprofit institutions and Pennsylvania’s financially struggling cities in which they often reside clashed Wednesday on the state Senate’s floor, as Democrats decried taxexempt protections as havin More...

Man who bombed house tried to bomb self before

EBENSBURG (AP) — A man who blew up himself with a device in his truck that leveled an acquaintance’s rural western Pennsylvania home tried to commit suicide last summer with a 1,600-pound fuel bomb similar to one used to blow up the Oklah More...

Ex-pastor gets first-hand look at history

UPPER DARBY (AP) — When the Rev. John Kelly arrived at the Vatican to begin his sabbatical in January, there was a Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Spruce Creek club to be featured on ESPN

75 Years Ago  The 23rd auto accident to be investigated by State Motor Policemen at the Huntingdon sub-station occurred three miles north of Huntingdon in Oneida Township. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 21   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

La Salle, James Madison stay alive

NCAA Men’s Tournament Play-In Games:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hitting shot after shot wasn’t enough to get Boise State its first NCAA tournament win.  Yes, La Salle was that good.  More...

Six Bearcats are ML all-stars

A total of six Huntingdon athletes in three sports were recognized at the annual Mountain League All-Star banquet at Tyrone High School Wednesday night.  Sophomore Nate Gearhart was named to the boys’ basketball first team. More...

HCC gymnasts finish fourth in league meet

The Huntingdon Community Center gymnastics team participated in the Allegheny Mountain Gymnastics League championship meet Saturday at Lock Haven. The HCC team competed against teams from Garver YMCA, Lock Haven and Hollidaysburg YMCA.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 2 WITH SO MUCH TO DO! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zeiva Elaine Sechrist who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Her mommy and daddy are Stefanie and Kevin Sechrist of Hill Valley.  More...

Celebrating 100 years of caring

The members of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital opened what is sure to be an exciting year with a membership meeting held recently at the J.C. More...

Men’s Prayer Breakfast planned

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will host its Lenten/Easter observance at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the social room at the Allenport United Methodist Church, Allenport, Mount Union. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 22, 2013:  More...

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