July 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

HASD business manager approved to work for CTC

Huntingdon Area School District business manager Melinda Stuck was approved by the Huntingdon Area School Board to serve as the business manager for the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center on an as-needed basis during Monday night’s More...

Motorists seeing price increases at gas pump

While area residents were dealing with the rising temperatures last week, they may have also noticed the price of gasoline started going up just as fast as the temperatures outside. More...

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Local News

Three Springs Lions Club member honored

Three Springs resident and longtime Lions Club member George Harper was recently presented with the Lions’ most distinguished honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, for a lifetime of exemplary service to his club and the community.  More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Princess pageant contestants

Eight young ladies will compete in the 2013 Shade Gap Princess Pageant at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Shade Gap Picnic Grounds. More...

World  Free Access 

US surveillance, Syria at issue on defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Limits on secret U.S. surveillance programs and President Barack Obama’s push to help Syrian rebels were in dispute as the House weighed legislation to fund the nation’s military.  More...

Ohio man charged with murder after bodies found

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man possibly influenced by a serial killer was charged Monday with aggravated murder after three bodies wrapped in trash bags were found in suburban Cleveland.  A call to police Friday led authorities to More...

Judge rules for Ohio men’s same-sex marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized as one of them nears death, a case that’s seen as encouraging for same-sex marriage supporters in the state.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates win 6-5, lose Grilli

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t in the mood to celebrate after Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs in a 6-5 win over Washington.  The victory, accomplished Monday night against the skidding Nationals, was meaningless More...

Braves beat Mets 2-1 in ninth

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Heyward made a diving catch with runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Reed Johnson hit a go-ahead single with two outs in a two-run top half, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1, More...

Red Sox closing in on first place

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Moore pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Monday night to move within a half-game of first place in the AL East.  Ben Zobrist had three hits and James Lone More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Maggie Sue Barton, who turns 1 year old today, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Her proud parents are Christopher Barton and Peggy Dick of Petersburg. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Addisyn Monroe Bracco, who turns 11 years old today, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She is the oldest daughter of Joe and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

Engaged to Wed

Landry-Young

John and Gayle Young of Huntingdon and Claire and Alain Landry of Duncansville announce the engagement of their children, Katie Elizabeth Marie Young and United States Navy Seaman David Alain Landry.  The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Huntin More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sleep disorders can be serious

Dear Annie: My daughter has been dating the same guy for 11 years. Three years ago, she purchased a townhouse, and he moved in. He has terrible sleep habits. He claims his “internal sleep clock” is not in sync with the rest of the world. More...

Doctor K

Sleep problems have multiple causes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I fall asleep just fine, but then I wake up around 4 a.m. It’s too early to get up, but I can’t fall back asleep. Help!  More...

Special Sections

Planners discuss MU projects

Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy recapped recent “encouraging news” out of Mount Union for the county planning commission last week, updating the panel on several community improvement projects.  More...

Rains will not persist in area

After last week’s heat wave, many county residents are bracing for a more unsettled weather pattern, but according to the National Weather Service (NWS) bureau in State College, it won’t be reminiscent of the persistent rains of late June More...

Illegal medication use adds to DUI incidents

According to state police at Huntingdon, officers have seen an increase in the number of DUI incidents in the county as a result of drug-related offenses. More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. official says voter ID underwent many changes

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former policy director for Pennsylvania’s Department of State defended the state’s tough voter identification law Monday as a reasonable compromise that followed intense negotiations, even though it omits changes More...

Old West artifacts recoup $2.7 million for Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (AP) — The auction of thousands of Old West artifacts purchased by a former Harrisburg mayor for a failed museum project has netted about $2.7 million for the debt-laden city as it tried to recoup the money spent on the collection, a More...

Church’s faith bias trial set to begin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a church that contends its jam band concerts were religious worship services told a federal court jury that county officials destroyed the organization with an illegal drug raid, while a county attorney said t More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

State House approves grant program for fire companies, ambulance services

75 Years Ago  Highways Secretary Roy E. Brownmiller said 250 highway improvement projects employing 7,000 men have been started in the state’s $34,000,000 1938 construction program. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 23   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...

Local Sports

State 11-12 LL Tournament:

Huntingdon loses 8-3 to West Point

Huntingdon and West Point waited through both rain and lightning delays to get their Pennsylvania State Little League pool play game in at Bradford Monday. Huntingdon ran into more good pitching and dropped an 8-3 decision to West Point.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Soaring Scavengers I’ve long been fascinated with turkey vultures. As a young man, before entering the PGC training school, we always referred to them as “buzzards.” More...

Spikes win rain-shortened game, take series from Tigers

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Spikes used four straight hits in the fifth inning to take the lead before the rain moved in and ended the game early, with the Spikes grabbing a 4-2 win in five innings over the Connecticut Tigers Monday after More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Failed farm bill  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  For three years, our Republican-controlled House of Representatives have failed to pass a farm bill.  More...

Second American Revolution under way

The Declaration of Independence pledges Americans’ “unalienable Rights” through Governments “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...  “Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of t More...

Op-Ed

Inconveniences for drivers

There was great hope among the more than 200 organizations that comprise the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition when Senate Bill 1 passed through the Senate with a tremendous bipartisan vote of 45-5. More...

Chatter Box

Summer excursions

After about a month of rainy weather, I’m thinking my brother, Andy, took the weather with him to Clovis, N.M., for his veterinary rotation. Last week, I mentioned temperatures were in the 70s, a first since the late 1990s.  More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO CUT BACK ON THE SUGAR IN YOUR DIET

Many people have a love-hate relationship with sugar. They may love how it tastes, but they also may hate the effects sugar can have on their bodies. As a result, many men and women would love to reduce their sugar consumption.   More...

7 MYTHS ABOUT BODY FAT

Body fat is often considered the enemy for those looking to get .t. People will try many types of diets and exercise in an effort to rid their bodies of excess fat, and such regimens produce varying degrees of success. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces if born after 12:41 a.m. (PDT). Prior to that time, the Moon is in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 24, 2013:  More...

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