August 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting to address armory’s sale

A public meeting to discuss the future sale of the Huntingdon National Guard armory, located at 236 Standing Stone Ave., will be held by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Tuesday, Aug. 20.  More...

Local 911 dispatcher attends public hearing

Huntingdon County 911 dispatcher Joe Thompson attended a public hearing in Mifflin County last week as part of a plan to overhaul the state’s 911 Emergency Telephone Act to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology and the costs of maintaining More...

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Local News

Business Directory Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Jean Bookwalter of James Creek for being the winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest being held this summer. She selected a $25 gift certificate from Mimi’s Restaurant as her prize.  More...

Homecoming princess crowned

Miss Frehn’s Lawn Care & Landscaping Adyson Plummer, 6, center, was named 2013 Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Little Princess during a pageant held Friday evening as part of the homecoming c More...

Alexandria Borough Council awaits word from Porter Township supervisors

Alexandria Borough Council is still waiting for the Porter Township Board of Supervisors to sit down in a meeting to discuss the issue of representation on the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority. More...

General News

Congress members split on cutting off aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. More...

Flap continues over Camp Lejeune health assessment

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and congressmen is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base.  More...

People/Pastimes

Garden club explores local scenery

This summer has afforded Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) members the opportunity to venture from their usual meeting place at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon, to several outdoor venues.  More...

Weaver descendants gather

Approximately 60 Weavers attended the 101st annual Weaver reunion held Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Weaver Falls Recreation Area. More...

Student News

Rockhill man earns degree

Seth Robertson of Rockhill graduated from the University of Houston with a master of arts degree in philosophy.  More than 4,400 graduating students representing 12 colleges and the interdisciplinary honors college were honored at UH’s spr More...

Senior Spotlight

Treat sleeplessness with vitamins and supplements

Millions of people around the world battle insomnia. Sleeplessness may be a byproduct of different conditions, and treatment may depend on the underlying cause of the insomnia. More...

Hints from Heloise

Fix your damaged dough

Dear Readers: Do you have PAPER MONEY that has seen better days, or have you found some hidden away? There is a way to replace those torn bills or ones that are in a deteriorated condition, and the U.S. More...

Accident claims pedestrian’s life

A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a pedestrian in Orbisonia Borough Saturday night.  State police at Huntingdon report Beverly Dumlao, 74, Orbisonia, was crossing the street when she was struck at the intersection of Route 522 and Ellio More...

Community rallies to help food bank

When the Mount Union Area Food Bank was forced to shut its doors earlier this week due to a significant food shortage, the Mount Union community responded with an outpouring of support.  “Mount Union is a very giving community,” said More...

Event adds $10,000 to underwater camera fund

One year ago, Aug. 18, 2012, 16-year-old Huntingdon teen Clay Bishop disappeared into the waters of Raystown Lake near the Susquehannock Campground. More...

State  Free Access 

PSU settlement marks Sandusky milestone

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State may never be able to fully shake off the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but news that one victim has settled and other claimants may soon follow marks a legal milestone after almost a year of negotiations More...

Advocates rally around assisted suicide case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one may ever know Barbara Mancini’s intentions when she allegedly handed her dying 93-year-old father a bottle of morphine at his central Pennsylvania home.  Did she want to relieve his pain? More...

NH patients seek accountability in hepatitis case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Patients at a New Hampshire hospital who were infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician with a drug problem are pleased with his guilty plea but are still pushing to hold others accountable.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 19   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon. The public is welcome to call or stop in. Call 641-6408, ext. More...

Local Sports

Baer wins ALCC women’s title

Wava Baer needed a playoff to capture the Women’s Club Championship at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club over the weekend.  Baer, Brenda Diven and Elaina Hummel were all tied at 171 at the end of the regulation 36 holes. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rodriguez homer sparks Yankees’ 9-6 win

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was hit by a fastball his first time up and then homered to start a four-run sixth inning that rallied the New York Yankees to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.  More...

Phillies down Dodgers for Sandberg’s first win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carlos Ruiz had four hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies benefited from two ninth-inning errors by shortstop Hanley Ramirez to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Sunday, giving interim manager Ryne Sandberg his first victory and ending More...

Chula Vista’s bats come alive in 15-3 romp

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Now that was more like it, manager Rick Tibbett said after watching his Chula Vista, Calif., team put on a home run show at the Little League World Series on Sunday.  Jake Espinoza, Micah Pietila- Wiggs, Michael G More...

Annie's Mailbox

Alcoholics rarely recognize a downward spiral

Dear Annie: We have three adult children in their 30s. The oldest two are married and have good lives. The youngest, “Moira,” is a nurse and lives with her fiance, “Bud,” in a town not far away. Moira and Bud like to drink. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 9:43 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon is in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013:  More...

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