September 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Folk gathering in 10th year

The sounds of pipes, drums, guitars, mandolins and banjos rang through the forested hills of Greenwood Furnace State Park this weekend as music aficionados enjoyed the 10th annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering.  More...

Up close and personal

Huntingdon County EMA member Mike Thees of Tyrone shows Payton McCammon, 6, of Huntingdon, how to handle bloodhounds Noah and Luke during the Huntingdon County United Way’s 2nd annual Touch-A-T More...

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Police Log

Burglary   ORBISONIA BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report someone tried to gain access to the Pizza Star by prying open a rear door between 9 p.m. Sept. 4 and 8 a.m. Sept. 5. More...

News of Yesteryear

Alexandria Water Authority lifts use restrictions

75 Years Ago  When classes start, seven new teachers will take up their duties at Juniata College for the first time. The new teachers will fill a number of posts at the college.  More...

General News

Assad: ‘Expect everything’ in response to attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning the U.S. of repercussions if it launches a military strike against him. More...

Obama to meet with Democrats before Syria speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats Tuesday to seek support for U.S. More...

Business Directory grand prize winner announced

Congratulations to Raymond Querry of James Creek for being the grand prize winner of The Daily News Business Directory Contest. He will receive $200 in gift certificates.   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers battered and beaten by Titans

The NFL came back in a big way on opening day, with long plays highlighting games from coast to coast.  More...

Nittany Lions roll over EMU

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Even with Beaver Stadium’s glaring deserted sections, thousands of “We Are” chanting fans and a home opener still gave Christian Hackenberg some early jitters.  His first scattershot passes sailed way More...

O’Korn throws for 233 yards

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston’s Richie Leone booted five field goals and Ryan Jackson’s 10-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown spelled the difference in the Cougars’ 22-13 victory over Temple in the American Athletic Conference footb More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 11:38 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013: More...

State rep. seat draws interest

Even with the 2014 general election over a year away, rumors are already spreading about possible contenders in the Republican primary race for state representative of the 81st District. More...

WW II vet receives medals

After 68 years of waiting, Huntingdon area resident and United States Navy and World War II veteran Bill Peters finally received the four medals he was awarded for his time served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  Approximately 40 family me More...

MU man charged in burglary

A Mount Union man who was observed loitering late Friday night into early Saturday morning by Mount Union Borough Police has been charged with one of the burglaries which took place throughout the Mount Union area in August. More...

State  Free Access 

9/11 responders far from NYC seek compensation

NEW YORK (AP) — They weren’t exposed to anywhere near the same level of ash, grit and fumes, but emergency workers who rushed to the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside on 9/11 are signing up for the same compensation and health ben More...

Pa. rep told gambling suspect of complaint

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area state representative was caught on a wiretap telling the suspected ringleader of an illegal gambling operation that he would conceal a complaint about the man’s video poker machines, a newspaper reporte More...

Changes to endangered species laws proposed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State agencies, environmentalists and the federal government are raising alarms about proposed legislation in Pennsylvania that could significantly change the laws that protect threatened and endangered species in the state.&n More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 9   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. For information, please call 643-0546.  More...

Local Sports

Calvary teams split

The Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon girls’ soccer team improved to 2-0 Friday with a 4-0 win over Centre County Christian. The Conqueror boys fell to 0-2 with a 3-1 loss.  More...

People/Pastimes

Fun, kid-friendly snappy green bean recipes

Green beans are no longer a plain side dish for dinner. Here are some fun, kid-friendly recipes to try at home to help encourage your kids to eat a healthy serving of green beans. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to O. Dale Gibboney of 5690 Wesley Chapel Road, Huntingdon, who turns 90 years old today, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Protecting your child is your primary obligation

Dear Annie: My mother chooses to hide the fact that her boyfriend is a pedophile. He abused me 15 years ago, when I was a teenager, and it still haunts me. More...

Hints from Heloise

Blowin’ out the towels

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about paper-towel dispensers in public restrooms:  “I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend in public restrooms (even ones in establishments that serve food): They are replacing paper-towe More...

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