May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Infant death case scheduled for trial

It has been 17 months since Maria Colleen Boyd, 24, was arrested and charged in the death of her 6-week-old son, Andrew Konner Boyd, after she discovered the lifeless infant in his bassinet July 14, 2010, in their Smithfield Township home. More...

Local News

HAHS Envirothon team competes

The 27th annual Huntingdon County Envirothon competition was held May 14 at Juniata College’s Raystown Field Station. More...

County’s rain totals increase in April

A total of 2.61 inches of rain fell over Huntingdon County during the month of April, .58 inches more than in March.  Statistics on the average rainfall total are tabulated by the county’s Emergency Management Agency from information suppl More...

Area briefs

Natural Connection offers Free Friday   More...

World  Free Access 

Letters to NYC mayor test positive for ricin

NEW YORK (AP) — Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said.  More...

Syrian regime says it has Russian missiles

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said the regime has received the first shipment of sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles, while the main Western-backed opposition group announced Thursday that it will not participate in peace More...

Petraeus gets job with investment firm

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus will take a new job with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Davis has four hits to power Orioles to 9-6 win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis went 4 for 4 with two home runs, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame three homers by Ryan Zimmerman to beat the Washington Nationals 9-6 Wednesday night.  In a wild game before 39,129 fans, each team slugged fou More...

Bucs rally for win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anibal Sanchez spent six innings toying with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his electric stuff rendering the Pirates innocent bystanders.  When the Detroit starter finally wobbled, Pittsburgh wasted little time knocking him over More...

Blackhawks win 2-1 in overtime

CHICAGO (AP) — Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Douglas Allan Reinard, 12771 Walnut Hill Drive, North Royalton, Ohio, and Barbara Ann Corbin, also of North Royalton, Ohio.  Chad Michael Shipley, 1345 Camp Hill Road, Buffalo Mills, and Lauren Elizabeth Wright, 7202 Keller Road, Alexandria.&nbs More...

Huntingdon Dance Academy to host recital

Students from Huntingdon Dance Academy’s Jazz 5 class, front row, from the left, Emily MacDonald, Alexis Danish, Amanda Gwinn, Julia Metz, Sofia Dinardi, Claudia Devlin; second row, Katie Shult More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Rowdy Keith Grissinger who turned 5 years old Tuesday, May 28, 2013. His proud parents are Ryan and April Grissinger, who live on Maddensville Pike. Rowdy has a brother, Razi, and a puppy, Boo. More...

School News

Local student awarded National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced approximately 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Winners include Caleb Acker of Huntingdon. More...

Malone Univ. releases dean’s list

Malone University announces students named to its dean’s list for spring semester 2013 including Janet Long of Mount Union, who is a senior nursing major.  To be named to the dean’s list, one must carry a minimum of twelve credit hou More...

Woman recognized for achievement

Veronica Rosenberger of Huntingdon has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2013 semester.  Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for More...

Doctor K

Reducing systolic blood pressure helps heart stay healthy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 71 years old. My systolic blood pressure is usually in the 150s to 160s, which is high. But my diastolic blood pressure is usually in the 70s, which is normal. Do I need treatment?  More...

Special Sections

Unemployment jumps in county

Despite little change in the labor force, Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.2 percent in April. It had previously dropped to 8.6 percent in March after being at 9.4 percent in February.  More...

Senate to hold final liquor hearing

Nearly three months after the state House of Representatives passed it version of Gov. More...

SHCSD teachers, administration display literacy grant progress

It’s been one year since the Southern Huntingdon County School District was awarded the Keystones to Opportunity (KTO) literacy grant worth almost $1 million and the educational opportunities have grown leaps and bounds as a result.  More...

State  Free Access 

Paterno lawyer says estate to sue NCAA

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A lawsuit planned by the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, former players and others connected to the school seeks to overturn the NCAA’s swift and strict sanctions against the football program for the More...

Wife: I’m sorry for trusting abortion doctor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The wife of a rogue abortion doctor told a judge Wednesday that her husband deserves his life sentence for killing babies born alive, but complained that she and her children are left to deal with the public scorn.  More...

Pension debate heats up at hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pension experts, an asset manager and a national clearinghouse for state governments fielded questions Wednesday from a legislative panel scrutinizing Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Capitol flag flies in Smithfield

75 Years Ago  Carl D. Wilson, Huntingdon, was elected Huntingdon County chairman of the Democratic Party at the biennial meeting of the county committee held in the auditorium of the courthouse. Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 30   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

Errors costly in Trojans’ loss to Blairsville

District 6-AA Baseball Championship:

Mount Union scored single runs in each of the first two innings Wednesday evening at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona and looked ready to cruise to its 18th District Six baseball championship.  But, top-seeded Blairsville tied the game with More...

Curve ends skid 8-4 at Binghamton

Altoona battled back from a two-run deficit to end a fourgame losing streak with an 8-4 win Wednesday night over the Binghamton Mets. More...

Claysburg rally nips Southern 6-5

District 6-A Softball Championship:

After surrendering four runs to top-seeded Claysburg-Kimmel (19-3) on three hits and three errors in the bottom of the second inning, Southern Huntingdon turned the tables on the Bulldogs in the top of the fourth during Wednesday’s District Six More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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

Oklahoma’s biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God.  More...

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Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock Market

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Southern Pride 4-H participates in sheep skill-a-thon

On May 5, eight members of the Southern Pride 4-H Club traveled to Howard County, Maryland, to participate in a sheep skill-a-thon. The event was held at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. More...

Growing healthy eating habits

Roll up your sleeves! Grab your rakes and shovels! It’s time to head to the garden and plant produce. And if you haven’t already, drag your kids out the door with you.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This could be considered assault ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am in my 20s and am engaged to a beautiful girl. Our religion prohibits sex before marriage. But when “Donna” tells me to stop kissing her, I persist. I don’t see why not. It’s just kissing.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 31, 2013:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Wood Brothers Racing celebrates 1,400th start

Wood Brothers Racing reached another racing milestone by making its 1,400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  More...

GODWIN’S CHARLOTTE PICKS

WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF THE TOP FIVE: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle DARK HORSE: Kurt Busch FIRST ONE OUT: Michael McDowell   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  When did the bleachers become more dangerous than the cockpits?   More...

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