August 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Await meteor shower

Summer weekends are the best time for sleeping in late, but Mother Nature has something in store this weekend that may just make an early alarm and an extra cup of coffee extremely worthwhile. More...

First-time competition

Caitlan Querry, seated, drove Toby and Copper, a team of Belgian draft horses owned by Ramon Morgan of Orbisonia, during the first draft horse pulling competition at the Huntingdon County Fair Thursd More...

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Local News

MU police to issue ‘tickets’ for good behavior

Mount Union Borough leaders are giving support to a proposed police program in which officers will issue “tickets” to children for positive behavior.  The idea was brought to council Wednesday night by its junior representative, Kati More...

PennDOT announces Rt. 994 paving to begin

PennDOT announced Thursday that a five-mile section of one of the busiest pieces of highway in Huntingdon County, Route 994 in Todd Township, will be paved. The prime contractor, Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc. More...

Chamber business routine

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting Monday at the J.C. More...

World  Free Access 

Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.  More...

CDC: First national sign of childhood obesity drop

ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. More...

Aging America: Live to 120? Most say no thanks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ninety birthdays maybe, but not 120: Americans hope to stretch out life expectancy another decade or so, but they’re ambivalent, even skeptical, about a fountain of youth.  More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Logan Fultz, 18, of Huntingdon, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized in a ceremony held July 28 at the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY DOUBLE DIGIT BIRTHDAY to Bryan Allen Hearn who turns 10 years old today, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Bryan is the son of Roger and Beth (Giles) Hearn of Hartslog Valley. More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 6:08 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013:  More...

Commissioners upset by article

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas is upset with an article which appeared in Wednesday’s edition of the Centre Daily Times, which suggests Huntingdon County 911 and Centre County 911 could be consolidating. More...

Church buys shirley twp. building

The Centre Business Products building along Route 522 in Shirley Township has been the office space for a few businesses over the years and has been owned by Shirley Township residents C. Arnold McClure and Linda McClure for the last 20-plus years. More...

New GED exam implemented

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced Wednesday the current version of the GED exam, the 2002 Series GED test, will expire Dec. 31 of this year. The exam will be replaced with the new 2014 Series GED test beginning Jan. 2, 2014. More...

State  Free Access 

Philly schools chief: I need $50M to open schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials exchanged fighting words Thursday over a “doomsday budget” that the superintendent said threatens the opening of city schools next month.  The $2.4 billion budget eliminates many art, More...

New chancellor to get $622,000 pension payout

HARRISBURG (AP) — The newly selected chancellor of Pennsylvania’s state university system, who will be the highest-paid employee in the state government, also can look forward to a pension payout of $622,000 when he leaves his similar pos More...

Corbett orders flags lowered for shooting victims

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday ordered some state flags lowered in memory of the victims of a gunman who opened fire at a municipal meeting.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

United Way names new executive director

75 Years Ago  The Rev. George S. Womer, 69, who retired from Philipsburg Methodist Church five weeks ago, died Aug. 8 in his home at Roaring Spring. Rev. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 9   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 10   More...

Local Sports

Dwyer biding his time

LATROBE (AP) — Jonathan Dwyer doesn’t count reps. Not in practice. Not in walkthroughs. Not in games.  The Pittsburgh Steelers running back knows it’s out of his hands. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Furyk, Scott share PGA lead

PITTSFORD, N.Y. More...

Ferguson has early edge in QB battle

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Don’t hold Penn State coach Bill O’Brien to the timeline that he would settle on a starting quarterback in a couple weeks.  There’s a lot to analyze when the top two candidates to take over one of the More...

Scherzer gets 17th win for streaking Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Scherzer became baseball’s first 17-game winner and the Detroit Tigers posted their 12th straight victory, routing the Cleveland Indians 10-3 Thursday night.  Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs as the AL Central More...

School News

Student News

Local woman completes studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   Alyssa Balles of Three Springs completed studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2013. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t rehash the past

Dear Annie: Twenty-five years ago, my ex-wife left me and took our four children with her. I married again a few years later and now have four lovely, intelligent children who make me very happy. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cutting down the shock factor

Dear Heloise: Do you or your readers have any suggestions for preventing STATICELECTRICITY SHOCK? Getting out of cars is especially painful, and is really bad during the dry winter months. I’d appreciate any help. — Julie W. More...

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