July 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting a quality education

Community colleges offer alternative to four-year degree

Recent high school graduates have a lot to gain from sticking to the local higher education scene. Last week, The Daily News published a story profiling some of the opportunities Huntingdon offers as an alternative to a four-year degree.  More...

Outward signs of drowning not always obvious

With summer heat upon us, it’s the perfect time of year to spend an evening or even an entire day in the swimming pool. More...

Local News

A tribute to firefighters

Members of Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue were among those who gathered to view the unveiling of a public monument honoring past, present and future firefighters Friday morning at the entrance t More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents

HUNTINGDON BORO. — Officer Shannon Gummo requested a theft incident at the 1200 block of Mifflin Street be assigned to her at 4:16 p.m. Jacqueline Garcia requested police assistance at 4:48 p.m. at 620 Seventh St. More...

Decking work to begin on rail-trail trestle

If all goes as planned, work on the decking of a former Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) trestle near Cypher Station, Bedford County, should begin in early November.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, July 14   More...

Local Sports

Mount Union holds off Bellefonte for 3-2 win

Mount Union and Bellefonte each scattered five hits over the seven inning contest with Mount Union coming out on top 3-2 in the Area Five VFW Teener League 13-14 Tournament held at the Municipal Park in Mount Union Friday night.  More...

Huntingdon doubles up PV

Huntingdon and Penns Valley fought back and forth Friday, each trying to pick up their first win in the Area 5 VFW Teener League all-star tournament. More...

Polanco leads Curve past Aeros, 3-1

Gregory Polanco knocked in all three runs as the Curve took down the Akron Aeros, 3-1 Friday at Canal Park. The victory was the second straight for the Curve on the four-game road trip to Akron.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month committee members Lois Smucker and Sue Prough have selected the Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month for the month of July. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Makenna Faith Reeder who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Her proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. More...

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 65 years of marriage

Blair and Dorothy Gray of Huntingdon will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, July 14, 2013.  The couple was united in marriage in 1948, at the bride’s parents’ family farm in Petersburg, R.R., by the Rev. More...

Special Sections

Fiscal Code tied to local projects

Huntingdon County has diverse projects that are waiting on authorization directly tied to the House of Representatives stalemate on 2013-2014 Fiscal Code.  Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) could receive $2.5 million for the acquisi More...

DCNR budget cut won’t impact state parks locally

The passage of the current budget produced gains for K-12 education, museum and historical society programs and the departments of corrections and agriculture, but that same budget produced what appears to be an enormous loss for the Department of Co More...

Red Cross makes plea urging blood donations

Summer is often a difficult time for the Red Cross to collect blood donations throughout the county, as people don’t donate as often during this time of year.  Because of that, the Red Cross has put out an emergency request for blood and p More...

World  Free Access 

Ex-Ark. lottery official admits stealing tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. More...

Washington Monument glows again amid restoration

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.  More...

Founder of Mass.-based Bose audio firm dies

BOSTON (AP) — Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noisecanceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 8 More...

General News

US, Europe upbeat on trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief negotiators in new U.S.- European trade talks were upbeat Friday as the first round came to a close, saying tensions over secret American surveillance of European diplomats did not cloud the weeklong session.  More...

Homeland Security secretary resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.  More...

Intelligence director unscathed after ‘erroneous’ remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has told Congress that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi would likely prevail in Libya, that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party was “largely secular” and that More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Keselowski takes pole at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. More...

Pirates outlast Mets 3-2 in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordy Mercer’s single up the middle off Germen Gonzalez drove home Andrew McCutchen with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates past the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night. More...

A-Rod meets with officials on PEDs

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Religion News

At Ramadan meals, Egypt weighs split in society

CAIRO (AP) — As the sun set on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, families across Cairo gathered for the fast-breaking iftar meal in a country that in the last two weeks has seen protests by millions, a coup against an elected More...

Landrieu bill bans some religion-based fund cuts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Sen. More...

‘Ignite the Passion’ to be held in Cassville

Members of Calvin United Methodist Church are hoping “Ignite the Passion,” a community event to be held from 4-8 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take the initiative and say hello

Dear Annie: I’m a senior citizen. My companion of 16 years passed away a few years ago. I’ve had a few dating lunches since then, but nothing serious.  More...

Doctor K

Torn meniscus doesn’t always require treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 72 years old. I’ve had left knee pain on and off for several months. My doctor sent me for an MRI of both knees. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 15, 2013: More...

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