August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Liberty Twp. home gutted

A Saxton area family of five were left homeless shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday as a result of a quick-moving fire that heavily damaged their one-story home located at 216 Saxton Road in Liberty Township behind the former Hennessey’s Market. More...

Huntingdon Borough water project begins

One of the three phases of Huntingdon Borough’s $13,131,501 water facility upgrade began this week with D&M Contracting of New Alexandria opening up Crooked Creek Road to place new water lines in Smithfield Township. More...

Local News

Little Miss Shade Gap crowned at picnic

Brianna Piper, seated, was selected as the Shade Gap Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s 2013 Little Miss Shade Gap during a pageant held Wednesday evening at Harper’s Memorial Park. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Area brief

Rockhill Trolley Museum celebrates scouting with special offer   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Orby-Rockhill ready for Homecoming

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon and Broad Top Picnic, held annually at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds on the last Saturday in July was as usual this year a big success. The weather was ideal and over 5,000 people were in attendance.  More...

Local Sports

City League Playoffs

Moose reaches fifth straight league final

Game two of the best of three series between Moose and Park’s Wednesday was a close one for three innings. An eight-run fourth provided Moose all the cushion it would need before going on to clinch the series by the score of 16-5.  More...

Curve rally to beat Mets 3-2

ALTOONA — The Altoona Curve used an eighth inning rally to defeat the Binghamton Mets 3-2 Wednesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Goodell receives letter from Hall of Famers

Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned about medical care for former players and the league’s “continued d More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Honesty should be preferred  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Morally right and good economics

A little more than six months into his second term, President Obama returned to the theme of his presidency, and perhaps his entire political career: carrying out the promise made in the preamble to the Constitution.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Farm-Home-Garden

Memorial dedicated at fairgrounds

Friends and museum directors helped with the placement of a memorial stone and flag poles at the entrance of the Farm Museum at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Area woman to participate in horse trainer competition

A local woman will be traveling to New Jersey to participate in one of two national horse training competitions.  Stacy Garner Woodward, Huntingdon, is traveling to Glouchester County, New Jersey, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to participate More...

Spring Farms Livestock holds club picnic

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting July 20 at the club leader’s house. Club president Michael Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 9:30 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 2, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Business closings affect many

Skills of Central Pennsylvania clients impacted

As manufacturers such as Warnaco begin to slowly send their products elsewhere and the employees there begin to look at other jobs or maybe into new training, the closing is also affecting another group of employees — those contracted through S More...

Unemployment up in June

After a slight drop in Huntingdon County’s unemployment in May, the rate has risen slightly to 9.5 percent in June.  More...

Former area resident ‘starts over’ with show

One former Huntingdon County resident is using social media and the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to get funds to film a new project that will promote good, old-fashioned family values.  More...

State  Free Access 

Kelly says refs won’t slow offense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before Chip Kelly even calls his first play in the NFL, there’s plenty of talk about slowing down his up-tempo offense.  Could defenses get help from referees?  More...

Kane fires back at Corbett over marriage suit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane is firing back at Gov. More...

Dow Chemical to bring 800 workers to R&D site

COLLEGEVILLE (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 1   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 

MLB could ban A-Rod for life

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez might not make it back to the Yankees this year. More...

Martin lifts Bucs to 5-4 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Russell Martin drove home Neal Walker with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Wednesday night.  More...

PSU transfer penalty ends

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The NCAA rule connected to Penn State’s sanctions that had the earliest impact on the football program is set to expire today.  More...

People/Pastimes

Shade Gap Senior Center hosts joint event

Recently, Shade Gap Senior Center manager Barb Kling and Three Springs Senior Center manager Mary McMullen invited members of other centers to gather at Shade Gap’s Ladies’ Auxiliary Building for snacks, lunch and entertainment by vocalis More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landin Connor Snare who turns 4 years old today Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. His proud parents are Kammy Laird and Tony Snare of Huntingdon. More...

Tips for surviving the dog days of summer

The end of summer can be a bittersweet time of year. To some, summer is the most enjoyable time of year, marked by shorter hours at the office and family vacations. More...

School News

Student News

Local students named to dean’s list   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., released the names of students named to the spring 2013 dean’s list for academic achievement.  Local students included Alyssa Balles of Three Sp More...

Send Greetings to . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Freda Manges of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 90th birthday Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. She would love to receive cards and letters from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents will believe it when it happens

Dear Annie: I’m a senior in college and live at home. My parents, especially my father, are controlling and overly attached to me. More...

Doctor K

New study casts doubt on fish oil supplements

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have risk factors for heart disease. I’ve been dutifully taking fish oil supplements for years to reduce my risk of a heart attack. Now I read that they don’t help. Should I stop taking them?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Class of 2002

Every generation produces a special class of rookies who grow into champions. The previous top class was 1979 which included Harry Gant, Terry Labonte and Dale Earnhardt. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How much horsepower is a pink slip worth? More...

INDIANAPOLIS REWIND

Stewart loses race, but wins Indy

Tony Stewart, the driver, lost the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard, finishing fourth. Tony Stewart, the car owner, won the race with driver Ryan Newman at the wheel of the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. More...

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