June 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

No tax increase for HASD

The Huntingdon Area School Board voted for no tax increase in the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Pit bull terriers evoke fear and fierce defense

Pit bull terriers, bred for stamina, tenacity and strength, have risen in notoriety for their excellent performance as military, police and family dogs and sunk to infamy as culprits in brutal — sometimes fatal — maulings.  The contr More...

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BTC council accepts plans for retail store

Broad Top City Borough Council agreed Monday evening to accept preliminary plans for the construction of an 8,320-square-foot building to house a proposed Family Dollar retail business. More...

Area briefs

Walking tour to feature ecology of Juniata River   More...

Mount Union Community Library

The Mount Union Community Library summer reading programs are in full swing, with both adults and children participating and receiving incentives for their reading accomplishments. Also, children can visit the library at 11 a.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Acceptance and pragmatism, American style

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a counterintuitive notion in an era where it’s easy to feel like Americans are sitting in judgment of one another every day. More...

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. More...

Local Sports

Ngoepe leads Curve to split with Rock Cats

The Altoona Curve split a doubleheader with the New Britain Rock Cats Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field, losing the first game 6-4 and winning the second 2-0. Starter Ethan Hollingsworth (4-3) smothered the Rock Cats in the nightcap. More...

Spikes blank Jammers

Chris Perry earned his first professional victory with seven shutout innings on the mound as the State College Spikes topped the Jamestown Jammers 6-0 Monday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Bafia Builders hang on for 9-8 victory

The Bafia Builders built a big lead before the Royals roared back in the late innings. A seven run fifth wasn’t quite enough as the Builders were able to hold on for a 9-8 win.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Ephemeral history  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

A new education debate

You may have seen stories about the poor quality of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. More...

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Chatter Box

Enjoy summer while it lasts

While it only officially arrived last week, summer seems to be moving too quickly. Before you know it, the Fourth of July will be here and, in another month, it will be time for the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

Healthy Living

QUICK AND SAFE WAYS TO BUILD MUSCLE

Building muscle is a goal of many men. Men have more muscle mass than women, but it takes some effort to sculpt muscle tissue into a .rm and .t physique. More...

REASONS TO INCLUDE MORE DAIRY IN YOUR DIET

A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person’s risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. More...

Doctor K

No cure exists for Parkinson’s, but treatment is possible

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband was just diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Can you discuss it in your column? I don’t know anything about it.  DEAR READER: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disease of the central nervous system. More...

Outlook positive at HCBI meeting

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) held irs June monthly meeting at the Huntingdon County Club Monday. More...

TMSB OK’s spending plan

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening approved a $16,416,433 budget for 2013- 14 which raises real estate taxes for Huntingdon County residents of the school district and lowers the tax levy for Bedford County residents. More...

U.S. Farm Bill failure impacts area farmers

Despite reports of bipartisan support among some Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. More...

State  Free Access 

Studies find methane in Pa. drinking water

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it’s hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas w More...

Legislature plans busy week before summer

HARRISBURG (AP) — Clashes along party lines and between the House and Senate consumed the Pennsylvania Legislature Monday as lawmakers opened what was expected to be a long, hectic week before they depart Harrisburg for the summer.  More...

Senate staffer opens turnpike case testimony

HARRISBURG (AP) — A high-ranking legislative employee testified Monday about the involvement of state senators in hiring and contracting practices at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, as a judge must decide whether there is enough evidence More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Million Dollar Bridge undergoing repairs

75 Years Ago  “The Wonder and the Glory of the Light” is the title of the pageant which D.H. Augustine Smith of Boston University will direct at the Stone Church at Juniata College.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blackhawks rally with two quick goals to win Cup

Stanley Cup Finals:

BOSTON (AP) — Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.  More...

Ailing Nadal knocked out in straight sets

LONDON (AP) — For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a stunning loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds.  More...

Padres’ Blanks frustrates Phillies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kyle Blanks’ big night became another frustrating one for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Blanks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning for his career-best fourth hit, and the San Diego Padres rallied from a thr More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Ashlee Keebaugh of Three Springs and Levi Hicks of Shirleysburg are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Keep pets cool during hot weather

Summer is for relaxing - for pets too. Many pet parents indulge their animal companions with vacations, special meals, hotel stays and trips to the spa. More...

Special Occasions

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Megan (Hess) and Tom Kennington of State College who celebrate their second anniversary today, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Happy anniversary, Megan and Tom!   More...

School News

Lock Haven announces spring 2013 dean’s list

Local students who have been named to Lock Haven University’s spring 2013 dean’s list include:  — Senior Brittni Speck of Hesston, who studied athletic training.  — Senior Emily Bellucci of Huntingdon, who studied so More...

HAHS graduate interns with district attorney

Morgan Golay of Huntingdon is serving an internship with the Huntingdon County district attorney this summer. More...

Area students recognized at South Hills Altoona

The Altoona campus of the South Hills School of Business & Technology has announced the names of those students who attained the dean’s list for the spring 2013 term:  — MacKenzie Locke of Shade Gap, a student in the administrati More...

Annie's Mailbox

Shared costs should be discussed in advance ANNIE

Dear Annie: My older sister, “Johanna,” was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer two years ago. Since then, she seems to have one new “lifelong dream” after another that she expects my brother and me to finance.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in AQUARIUS.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 26, 2013:  More...

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