June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

JOC adopts balanced budget

Despite having to make cuts to two programs and other areas, the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) unanimously passed its 2013-14 school year budget during its June 11 monthly meeting.  More...

County fairgrounds to host annual rodeo

Over 200 of the continent’s most skilled and daring rodeo professionals are expected to demonstrate their mastery of horsemanship and other talents this coming weekend during the ninth annual Central PA Rodeo at the Huntingdon County Fairground More...

State  Free Access 

Girl who took on transplant rules gets new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge’s ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.  Sarah Murnaghan underwent a six-hour surgery Wednesday a More...

Pair face murder trial in second faith-healing death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia couple who believes in faith healing over medicine was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder charges in the second pneumonia death of one of their children in a four-year span.  Herbert and Catherine More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire damages Skeet’s lunch shop

75 Years Ago  Dennis F. Bollman, 23, of the Hopewell area, was fatally injured as the result of falling off a truck into a ditch when the truck went out of control on the highway three miles northeast of Cypher.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 13   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 

U.S. Open starts; weather dicey

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Under cloudy skies and with weather prospects dicey for the rest of the day, the U.S. Open returned to the Merion for the first time in 32 years. Cliff Kresge, a 44-year-old Floridian ranked No. More...

Blackhawks win 4-3 in 3 OT

Stanley Cup Finals:

CHICAGO (AP) — Of course, it was Andrew Shaw. The pesky little forward always gets up when he’s knocked down. More...

NHL hopes to keep Coyotes in Phoenix

CHICAGO (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes are about to be in limbo no more. Where they’ll end up, however, is up to the Glendale City Council. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Justus-Gilliland

Amy Lyn Gilliland and Jacob Lee Justus were united in marriage April 27, 2013, at Gilliland Farm, Warriors Mark. Shawn Kipe and Buck Besecker presided over the 11 a.m. ceremony. More...

Alexandria couple celebrates golden anniversary

Richard and Anna Phillips of Alexandria celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The couple met and married in Washington, D.C., while Richard, originally from Greer, S.C., was stationed there serving in the United Stat More...

Shirleysburg couple marks 60 years of marriage

John and Betty (Derrickson) Book of 18406 Hill Valley Road, Shirleysburg, celebrate 60 years of marriage today, Thursday, June 13, 2013. They were united in marriage in 1953 by the Rev. More...

School News

Local woman completes studies at Allegheny College

Emily Erin Divins, the daughter of Howard and Lynn Divins of Huntingdon, graduated from Allegheny College May 11.  A homeschooled student, Divins received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in English and minors in psychology and studio art. More...

St. Francis University releases spring 2013 semester dean’s list

The following local residents were among more than 650 students from Saint Francis University who made the spring 2013 dean’s list:  — Maura Belinda of Alexandria, who is a medical technology major.  — Paige Lancaster of M More...

Millersville University names area student on dean’s list

Sarah Stiver of McVeytown has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.  The 1,484 students named to Millersville University’s spring 2013 dean’s list earned a semes More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Leo if born before 9:26 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 14, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Elder protection is high priority

The state and the world will be celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day later this month.  More...

ORJMA passes billing rules

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) passed a series of rules to deal with delinquent customers at its regular meeting Wednesday evening.  ORJMA solicitor Larry Lashinsky suggested a series of rules to deal with d More...

Flash flood preparedness stressed

Flash floods are the number one weather-related cause of death in the United States. These floods can occur in less than six hours and have the potential to uproot trees, move large boulders and weaken roadways.   More...

State has $1 billion in unclaimed property

The office of state treasurer Rob McCord said the state recently surpassed the $1 billion mark in collections of unclaimed property since 2009, with nearly $327,145.80, returned to property owners in Huntingdon County since that time.  Thanks to More...

Jobs

Local News

Former attorney denied sentence reduction

A former Huntingdon attorney who was sentenced to 45 months to 12 years in a state correctional facility in May was denied a request to have his sentence reduced by Mifflin County Judge Timothy Searer Wednesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Court.&n More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — June 9: A caller requested assistance from Huntingdon Borough Police at 6:50 p.m. regarding a car blocking access to a trailer on his property on Penn Street. More...

Correction

The names of the four subscribers who each won a $25 gift certificate from participating merchants during the $1,000 Subscriber Sweepstakes in June which were printed in the June 12 edition were incorrect.  The actual winners were Betty Hamman o More...

World  Free Access 

Mounting controversies are all about trust

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to bring a different, better kind of leadership to the dysfunctional capital. He’d make government more efficient, accountable and transparent. More...

OTC morning-after pill sales coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t look for the morning-after pill to move next to the condoms on drugstore shelves right away — but after a decade-plus fight, it appears it really will happen. More...

Local Sports

Vaughn shifted gears in his athletic career

Mount Union’s Sam Vaughn shifted gears in his “sports” car while traveling from high school to college. More...

Curve sweep Rock Cats

Stolmy Pimentel and David Bromberg each turned in gems on the mound as the Altoona Curve swept a doubleheader in New Britain Wednesday, taking game one 7-1 and game two 3-1. The pair of wins snapped a three-game losing streak for the Curve.  More...

CMIT drops Royals 12-4

CMIT Solutions put some hits together and made good use of several errors by the Royals Wednesday to collect a 12-4 victory in Huntingdon City League play.  Brock Imperioli picked up the win on the mound and went three for five with two doubles More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Medicaid expansion: Time to act is now

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital employees traveled to Harrisburg Wednesday, June 12, and joined hundreds of other Pennsylvanians from across the state to call on Gov. Corbett and the state legislature to act now to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania. More...

Our Readers Write

No role in health care system  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms Livestock Club learns about farm safety

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting May 14 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. Club president Michael Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Going gluten free

The words “gluten free” are becoming more and more common. Celiac disease affects one in 133 people, yet most of those people remain undiagnosed. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers hold regular monthly meeting

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its regular monthly meeting May 13. President Abbey Cresswell called the meeting to order with club members leading in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please back far, far away

Dear Annie: About a year ago, I ran into a woman I used to spend time with in high school. We are both married, although she is going through a divorce.  More...

Doctor K

‘Prediabetes’ is wake-up call

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had some blood tests done, and my doctor told me I have “prediabetes.” What does this mean? Do I have diabetes or not?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Only one way out

Things have gotten messy at JTG Daugherty Racing. The team has yanked driver Bobby Labonte from the seat this week at Michigan and hired AJ Allmendinger to wheel the car for five races. More...

POCONOS REWIND

Edwards says Roush Fenway needs to find performance

Carl Edwards drives the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford and, despite only one early-season victory, is second in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Edwards did a question-and-answer session with the media at Pocono Raceway last Sunday. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Would Jimmie really skip a race?   More...

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