August 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Water line project cause travel delays

Residents and motorists driving along Piney Ridge Road in both directions towards Crooked Creek Road will continue to experience traffic delays, at least for another couple of weeks, as D&M Construction Inc. More...

County’s most wanted new Saturday feature

Huntingdon County law enforcement agencies will now feature Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted every Saturday in The Daily News. More...

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Local News

Tussey Relay For Life kickoff meeting set

SAXTON — The Tussey Mountain Relay For Life raised a total $56,112.22 during its 2013 season. The kickoff meeting for the 2014 Relay For Life will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Trinity United Church of Christ. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Faye Y. Cherry Aliases: Tamika Evette Jackson Age: 44 Height: 5’08” Weight: 170 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown   More...

Smithfield Township resident asks Huntingdon council to change ordinance

When Huntingdon Borough Council’s water and sewer committee met at the beginning of August, Smithfield Township resident Brett Rhone of South Crooked Creek Road, asked borough council if it would be possible to change the ordinance pertaining t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 24   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Aug. 25   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Westport tops Sammamish in seven innings

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, (AP) — Chad Knight said he was on edge. More...

Hamlin earns pole position for Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, searching for anything to save his season, got a slight boost Friday with a polewinning run at Bristol Motor Speedway.  More...

Phillies grab 4-3 comeback victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.  More...

Religion News

Pittsburgh Coptic Christians send support overseas

The past week’s attacks on about 60 churches in Egypt shot pain through the hearts of the Pittsburgh area’s Coptic Christians, who closely follow events in their ancestral homeland.  More...

Mormon missionary count hits milestone

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of Mormon missionaries surpassed 75,000 worldwide in August, driven by the church's decision to lower the minimum age for ambassadors of the Utah-based faith.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint More...

Pope dials strangers; paper offers tips

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A word of warning to those who write personal notes to Pope Francis: He might just call you back.  Francis has charmed the masses with his informal style, simplicity and sense of humor — and a handful of strangers More...

Special Sections

Commitment to community

Clearfield Bank and Trust breaks ground for new building

Anyone who’s driven past the entrance to Huntingdon Plaza in recent weeks has probably noticed the start of construction on the county’s latest investment, a new Clearfield Bank and Trust (CBT) location, and Friday morning, community lead More...

County planners seek board members

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission currently has two vacancies with at least two more vacancies likely on the way. The matter came up for discussion during the monthly meeting Aug. More...

Back-to-school time means more illnesses

As county children head back to school Monday and Tuesday, parents may think this is the “most wonderful time of the year,” as depicted in the old Staples commercials from the mid-1990s.  However, that joy will be quickly crushed onc More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Philly tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. More...

World  Free Access 

Obama plays down US intervening in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday played down the prospect of speedy U.S. More...

General News

Create a dream green kitchen

Today’s newly remodeled kitchens boast more than just rich hues and shiny appliances — they have an eco-conscious ambiance that marries great style with respect for the environment.  More...

Complicated fun: Are theme parks going geeky?

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Boasting obscure characters and detailed story lines, several new attractions opened at theme parks this summer in Central Florida. More...

Affleck to play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl.  Warner Bros. More...

People/Pastimes

Elco retirees to meet at Top’s Diner

Everyone hates to admit it, but with the end of the Huntingdon County Fair and the start of school in a few days, summer is almost over. More...

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Celebrates 20 years of service

Celebrating their 20th year, members of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary gathered for their annual picnic recently at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall located on Shadyside Avenue, Hunting More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 24, 2013  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ed and Cindy Schmidt of Saltillo who celebrate their anniversary today, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Happy anniversary, Ed and Cindy!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

An unsafe driver is a danger to everyone on the road

Dear Annie: You frequently print the essay “Dead at Seventeen” by John Berrio, about the dangers of reckless driving by teenagers.  More...

Doctor K

Sleeping in on weekends is not good idea for teens

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage son likes to sleep in on weekends, often until noon. Is it OK to let him do this?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013:  More...

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