July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Boro. contract talks stalled by health care

When President Barack Obama presented his health care bill to Congress, the bill was met with mixed emotions. There were those who liked it and other who didn’t. More...

Walking tour highlights Civil War history

Despite Wednesday’s heat and humidity, several people turned out for the Huntingdon Cultural District’s Wednesday Walking Tour featuring Civil War history.  “Huntingdon County played a pretty simple role in the war between the More...

Local News

Heading to state tourney

Members of the Huntingdon Little League 11-12 All-Stars team wait for the parade to begin in their honor Wednesday night, after winning the Pennsylvania Section 4 title Tuesday, defeating State Colle More...

Huntingdon residents want council to address sign issue

Residents of Huntingdon Borough who complained about the signs placed on student rental houses appeared again before borough council to see if they have made any progress on the issue.  Sarah Worley asked council if they had spoken with Rodney W More...

Police Log

Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon have charged Melinda Jones, 41, Mount Union, and a 17-year-old female, no address given, with attempting to steal $389.37 worth of merchandise from Walmart at 8:10 p.m. July 16. More...

World  Free Access 

US unemployment aid applications drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue.  The drop left unemployment benefit applications at the low More...

Creativity by the yard: thinking beyond grass

Grass isn’t always the best groundcovers for a yard: It’s thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.  More...

Driving somewhere? There’s a government record of that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LeBron wins three ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.  James also won in the championship per More...

Johnson has early lead at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson quickly shook off that defeat last weekend.  Johnson seized the early lead at the British Open on Thursday, shooting a 5-under 31 on the front side only four days after losing the John Deere Classic in More...

Olbermann back at ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jacob Robert-Simpkins Corliss who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 18, 2013. His proud parents are Kelly and Jason Corliss of Mapleton. More...

United in Marriage

Valerio-Young

Anita Valerio and Matthew Young were united in marriage Saturday, July 13, 2013, in an outdoor ceremony held at the gazebo at Lake Raystown Resort, Entriken. The Rev. Suzanne Morelli of St. More...

United in Marriage

Mitchell-Bailey

Amanda Nicole Mitchell and Eric Languita Bailey, both of Huntingdon, were united in marriage May 18, 2013, at the Abbey Reformed United Church of Christ, Huntingdon. The Rev. Todd Snyder presided over the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 19, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Southern board rehires ousted athletic director

After letting go of Phil Speck as athletic director at the regular board meeting in June, members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board elected to rehire him for the position at Tuesday’s meeting.  More...

CareerLink staff strives to develop area workforce

The effectiveness of the Huntingdon County CareerLink was recently evaluated by the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board (SAWIB) of the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAPDC).  More...

MU Relay For Life kicks off Saturday

Mount Union area residents entrenched in the war against cancer will pay tribute to one of their most passionate supporters this coming weekend when the Relay For Life torch flame will burn in memory of Allenport resident Lisa Fisher.  More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett hires third chief of staff amid worries

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Arrests made in Philly crash that killed four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men face third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a crash that killed a mother and three young sons crossing a 12-lane highway plagued by pedestrian deaths, police said. More...

Newtown mom urges gun-buying background checks

HARRISBURG (AP) — A woman whose son was among the victims of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school urged Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday to change state law so that private sales of rifles would require background checks.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

McConnellstown Fire Co. celebrates 40th anniversary

75 Years Ago  Paul Haag, president of the Huntingdon County Society of the 28th Division, State of Pennsylvania, presented a certificate of life membership to the Frank P. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 18   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

Area Five 15-16 Teener Tournament:

Both area clubs suffer losses

Bellefonte 12, Mount Union 1   More...

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tournament:

Mount Union, Huntingdon beaten

Bellefonte 12 Mount Union 6   Mount Union Area Five VFW Teener League 13-14 age group was back on the road at Bellefonte Wednesday night, suffering a 12-6 loss.  Dan Catchmark picked up the win against Mount Union (5-4), going the distance More...

Curve make early lead stick in win over Baysox

Curve RHP Jared Hughes, Nick Kingham and Nate Baker combined to shut out the Bowie Baysox 2-0 in the series finale Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Something’s been lost and can’t be found  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  “Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony, please come around. Something’s been lost and can’t be found.”  More...

Op-Ed

Goobernatorial disappointments

When you do op-eds for The Daily News you often run into the possibility that someone will disagree with you.  More...

There ought to be a better law

I wasn’t too surprised when do-it-yourself vigilante George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

New state budget helps maintain ag research and Extension programs

A 3.4 percent increase in funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension included in the newly passed 2013-14 state budget will help to maintain programs critical for Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry and the consumers it serves, More...

Local student receives FFA scholarship

The National FFA Organization awarded a $5,000 Georgia M. Hellberg Memorial Scholarship to Samantha Bliss of the Captain Jack FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Georgia M. Hellberg Memorial Fund as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. More...

Fresh, local corn is coming on time

Growers across the state expected to have sweet corn by the traditional benchmark date of July 4 or shortly thereafter. More...

School News

Huntingdon resident receives degree

Taylor Gibbs of Huntingdon was a member of the Mercyhurst University Class of 2013 and received a degree during commencement weekend May 18-19.  Gibbs graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to be more compassionate

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Elizabeth,” is a professional who is married to an older man. I’ll call him “Jacob.” They have two children.  More...

Doctor K

Excessive sweating has several treatment options

DEAR DOCTOR K: I sweat heavily, day and night. With summer here, I’m desperate. I’m in my 70s, well past menopause.  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Introducing, Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton finished third at New Hampshire in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet behind Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch, but he was getting attention like a first-time race winner. More...

NEW HAMPSHIRE REWIND

Will she or won’t she? Danica talks about being photographed nude

ESPN’s annual “body issue” hit the shelves last week and, as usual, caused a stir. The issue features male and female athletes completely in the buff. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  More NASCAR history? Our first ogre claim.   More...

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