September 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Saxton Boro. water rates increasing

Meeting in its regular monthly session Thursday night in the municipal building, Saxton Borough Council granted final approval for a water rate increase.  Attending the session were council members Tom Skipper, Dave Mazzaferro, John Hoffner, Phi More...

LEPC members plan annual training event

The Huntingdon County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its third annual Hazardous Materials Planning and Training Summit Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Bailey Building next to the Huntingdon County Courthouse.  More...

State  Free Access 

Dropout Salinger creates mystique at college

COLLEGEVILLE (AP) — Aspiring novelist Quinn Gilman- Forlini, an ardent admirer of “The Catcher in the Rye,” wouldn’t mind following in its author’s footsteps.  In fact, the Ursinus College junior already has: She li More...

Suit filed after murder convictions overturned

UNIONTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before his double murder conviction was overturned has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging violations of his constitutional right to a fair trial.  More...

Influenced by media, amateurs try extreme caking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If you’re planning to bake a cake for your child’s upcoming birthday party, you might want to ask yourself one question: “What would the Cake Boss do?”  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

‘Old Eastie’ to appear in film

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County’s big 1938 County Fair came to a close. Except for a rainy Tuesday afternoon and evening and a shower Saturday night, the weather was ideal.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 6   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Wii bowling p Standing Stone Senior Center Wii bowlers will practice from 9-10:30 a.m. at the center.   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Manning tosses record 7 TDs

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes, to get the season started.  A record-tying seven touchdown passes — something no one had done in 44 years — made it worth th More...

Reds overpower Cardinals in 6-2 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier hit two homers, including the first of Cincinnati’s three off Lance Lynn, and the Reds recovered from a 16-inning loss by overpowering the St. More...

Red Sox beat Yanks in 10

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single in the 10th that sent Boston past the Yankees 9-8 on Thursday night.  Down to their last str More...

School News

Teen recognized for achievements

While other teens were relaxing and enjoying their much needed rest for the summer, Alexis Green, the granddaughter of Willie and Joanetta Green of Mount Union, was still trail blazing.  More...

Mount Aloysius College announces summer graduates

Local Mount Aloysius College summer graduates include:  — From Huntingdon, Brittany Greene, who earned an associate of science degree in nursing, Leslie Buza, who earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing; and Stephene Quinn, who earn More...

Lebanon Valley College announces record enrollment

Lebanon Valley College welcomed 482 new freshmen and transfer students to its Annville campus in August, bringing total undergraduate enrollment to an all-time high of 1,648 students.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Hard to clean toilets  Regarding tough-to-clean toilets, an environmentallysafe method is to scrub with Borax on a regular basis. Use a bit of well-moistened pumice stone to scrub away hard water stains at the water level. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dad should not encourage dependency

Dear Annie: I am involved with a wonderful man who has three grown children. The youngest, age 25, is still in college. He seems to have made college his career. Dad has put himself into debt putting his children through school.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Libra all day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013: More...

Careerlink aids Warnaco staff

When it was announced earlier this year the Warnaco Group distribution center on Fairgrounds Road in Smithfield Township would close its doors, the final date of operation was slated for today, Friday, Sept. More...

A-P Authority split over plant operator

The four members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority present at Thursday night’s monthly meeting found themselves in a deadlock over who will be the new contractor to operate the authority’s wastewater treatment plant.  More...

Hospital auxiliary event celebrates 100 years

The days of hats, gloves and discussions over tea at meetings of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

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Local News

Dam removal begins

Officials from River Logic Solutions of Wellsville spent most of the day Thursday removing a stone masonry dam at the mouth of the Great Trough Creek stream at Trough Creek State Park. More...

Huntingdon Borough, HCC partnership discussed

Huntingdon Community Center (HCC) board member Dwight Beall approached the Huntingdon Borough Council Parks, Recreation and Public Property committee Thursday afternoon for two reasons.  The first reason was to discuss a $500 bill for the use of More...

Area brief

Bariatric surgery support group to meet   More...

World  Free Access 

US employers add 169K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August and many fewer in July than previously thought. More...

US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria.  More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Trojans win in five; Bearcats fall

The Mount Union volleyball team got off to a good start Thursday evening in Alexandria, winning the first two sets, but the Juniata Valley team came back and won two straight to force the fifth set. More...

The Daily News Pickin' Panel

And We’re Off   Well, the first week is over and The Daily News Pickin’ Panel got out of the gate without a major mishap.  More...

Eagles host Thiel in season opener

A year ago, the Juniata College football team opened its most successful season in nearly a decade with a 16-13 win at Thiel. Tomorrow, the Eagles will play host to the Tomcats with kickoff at Goodman Field at Knox Stadium scheduled for noon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOO K WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Maggie Christina Linn who turns 6 years old today, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Her proud parents are Chris and Beth Linn of Huntingdon.  More...

Defibaugh descendants gather

The 61st Defibaugh Family Reunion took place at the White Church Picnic Grove, Six Mile Run, Aug. 3. A total of 40 family members and guests attended the reunion.  Neil Foor welcomed everyone and gave the blessing. More...

Send Greetings . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Dale Gibboney of Huntingdon who will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A painless way to save for vacation

Dear Heloise: When I have a vacation coming up, here’s how I SAVE MONEY. More...

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