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O-R Homecoming kicks off Sunday

As the Huntingdon County Fair comes to a close Saturday evening, the annual Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming celebration will begin Sunday, Aug. 11, with a vesper service at 6 p.m. at the Orbisonia Lions Park grounds. More...

Orbisonia crime watch given OK

Orbisonia Borough Council Wednesday evening listened to complaints from a Ridgely Street resident concerning problems being experienced with neighbors. It also gave its blessing for the creation of a neighborhood watch program.  More...

State  Free Access 

Daughter of cyanide suspect with grandparents

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge says the 6-year-old daughter of a University of Pittsburgh researcher who’s charged with fatally poisoning his wife with cyanide should remain in the custody of her maternal grandparents.  Allegheny County More...

Dad of shooter: son gave warnings

A man charged with killing three people at a Pennsylvania municipal meeting because of a feud over his junk-strewn property had given plenty of warning that he intended to kill people, his father said Wednesday.  More...

Pa. university system names new leader

HARRISBURG (AP) — Frank T. Brogan, a higher-education executive and former Florida lieutenant governor, was picked Wednesday to be the next chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14-university State System of Higher Education.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Braves cap sweep of Nationals with 6-3 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals, a game played nicely by both sides one night after a More...

First-time winners common at PGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — If you’re a golfer chasing that first major title, you’ve come to the right place.  The list of winners at the PGA Championship is filled with guys who were once in your spiked shoes.  More...

Burress happy with role as ‘elder statesman’

LATROBE (AP) — Plaxico Burress turns 36 next Monday, an age the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver jokes makes him “grandpa” in a locker room filled with kids who weren’t even playing Pop Warner when Burress made his NFL debut More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Cox-Musselman

Jessica Renee Musselman and SPC Gregory Michael Cox, both of Altoona, were united in marriage Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Trough Creek State Park, James Creek. George Conrad presided over the 1 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madison Mary Soder who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. She is the daughter of John and Brenda Soder of Silver Spring, Md. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Henry Wayne Alan Morningstar who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. His proud parents are Adam and Gretchen Morningstar of Entriken. Henry is the brother of Doug and Lily. More...

Doctor K

Infant hip dysplasia can be treated

DEAR DOCTOR K: My baby has developmental dysplasia of the hip. What is this? More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

DENNY’S DONE

We’re calling it. Denny Hamlin’s championship quest is over. It passed on Lap 15 of Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin blew a tire, and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota smacked the wall. Game over.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Petty bucking for an NBC deal?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves

After a near-miss at Pocono, will Jeff Gordon ever win again?   More...

Tourism’s economic impact emphasized

Gov. Tom Corbett kicked off his visit to Huntingdon with a 13.5- mile kayaking trip down the Juniata River early Wednesday morning. More...

Planning process extended for MU

Mount Union Borough Council agreed Wednesday night to allow the town’s youth to have a little input in the development of the borough’s strategic plan and are extending the planning process into fall.  More...

Area kindergarten offerings stable

Child development experts across the country tout the benefits of kindergarten, but the benefits of a program are often met with the reality of lack of money.  While school districts in the county don’t plan on cutting kindergarten program More...

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Local News

Broad Top officials hear citizens’ concerns

Meeting in their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening in the municipal building in Defiance, the Broad Top Township Supervisors listened to a number of citizens concerns and complaints and received an update about efforts to improve township vehic More...

DUI case moves forward after preliminary hearing

A preliminary hearing was held in the case against Ashley Blair, 19, Huntingdon, who is charged with DUI while under the influence of marijuana, stemming from an incident which occurred at 325 Church St., May 1. More...

Petersburg man charged with possessing child porn

A Petersburg man is free on $100,000 unsecured bail after he was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo Tuesday morning.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Over 1,000 animals to be judged at fair

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 8   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

Juniata tabbed to finish seventh in Centennial

The Juniata College football team recorded its best record in nearly a decade last season and is receiving recognition from the league in return. More...

Binghamton errors hand Curve 5-4 win

Casey Sadler (10-5) spun six innings of two-run ball and the Curve benefitted from three Binghamton miscues in a 5-4 win Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. More...

Streaking Spikes hang on for 6-5 road victory

The State College Spikes built a three-run lead going to the ninth inning and needed every bit of it to withstand a furious ninth-inning rally by the Staten Island Yankees to take a 6-5 victory Wednesday night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark to exte More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Concerns regarding student rentals  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

Constitutional scholars

While I suspect many of us have our doubts about the intellectual honesty of the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), at least they take the time to listen to the legal research done on various Constitutional issues before issuing their pronouncemen More...

Higher education’s complicity in the Trayvon Martin tragedy

The immediate response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial on my campus was a mixture of outrage and frustration. More...

School News

Student News

Local student assists first-year students   David Sloan, of Huntingdon is serving as a head Orientation Weekend Leader at Alvernia University in the fall of 2013. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Kids’ crafts  The styrofoam bases from various kinds of vegetable and meat packages can be washed in the dishwasher and used as “paint trays” for children when they do crafts.  Spider control  More...

Annie's Mailbox

PA What a charming father figure

Dear Annie: I am a 20-yearold college student and live at home during the summer with my mom and stepdad. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo all day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013: More...

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