November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Write-ins still key for area candidates

Although Election Day has passed, the process to count the write-in votes will now take on an increased importance. More...

App keeps Penelec users informed

FirstEnergy is adding something new to its tool box to keep customers informed about their electric service.  The new tools will allow the company to more efficiently use technology to communicate with customers via email, text message, mobile w More...

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Local News

Bedford County voter turnout low for uncontested seats

Turnout for Tuesday’s General Election in the tri-county area of the Broad Top was light as voters were asked to cast ballots for mostly uncontested seats, including four in the Tussey Mountain School District.  More...

McAlevys Fort home damaged in truck crash

A Huntingdon man was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after he drove his truck into a home along McAlevys Fort Road in Jackson Township just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.  More...

Clarification

The Huntingdon Area School Board election was more complex than portrayed in the Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

Strep scorecard might help tell if you need a doc

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? More...

Colon cancer testing may be leveling off in US

ATLANTA (AP) — After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests.  More...

Dual economy: Companies profit despite weak growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look at the U.S. economy and you’ll notice an unusual disconnect.  The economy is being slowed by a tight job market, scant pay raises and weak business investment. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Belton happy to be top Lion running back

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Belton’s position on Penn State’s depth chart finally matches the number he wears on his uniform.  More...

Ace Parker dies at 101

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Clarence “Ace” Parker, the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died. He was 101.  Parker died Wednesday, according to Bryan Johnson of B.W. Foster Funeral Home in Portsmouth.  More...

Vilma on IR

METAIRIE, La. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Something we should be thinking about  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

School districts close schools

Over the last few years, communities have seen neighborhood or local school buildings closed permanently. Why has that been happening? Why are school districts determined to close schools?  More...

Celebrations for corporate America’s $100 million paychecks

In 1930, an obscure lawsuit against Bethlehem Steel unearthed some corporate data that would quickly outrage Great Depression-era America. Bethlehem CEO W. R. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Yoder, Sajeski hold top two 2012 4-H titles

After a year of projects, project books, club meetings and competitions, 4-H members, leaders, friends and family marked the conclusion of another club membership year with the annual awards banquet Nov. 2 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Dairy princess pays a visit

Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held a regular monthly meeting Oct. 14. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 6:30 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Supervisors cut ties with JVRP

The Porter Township Board of Supervisors became the first of possibly three municipalities covered by the Juniata Valley Regional Police Department to completely cut ties with the department. More...

Two-mill tax hike considered in MU

For the first time in over 20 years, Mount Union Borough Council is contemplating a tax increase.  Council voted Wednesday night in favor of proposing a twomill real estate tax increase in its tentative, and yet unbalanced, 2014 spending plan, f More...

JVSD tax denied due to lack of info

While voters in the Juniata Valley School District denied a referendum to change the way the district collects its earned income tax in Tuesday’s General Election, they may have needed more information about the tax before heading to the polls. More...

Wood leaders OK grant application

The Wood Township Supervisors Wednesday evening granted permission to the Center for Community Action (CCA) to apply for funding to assist eligible low income and elderly property owners in making improvements to their homes. More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett tours state to announce second term

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gov. More...

Pa. diocese: Birth control mandate ‘historic’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal government is trying to remove First Amendment religious protections from church-related schools and charities “for the first time in history” by mandating contraception and abortion coverage for such e More...

Assembly leaders meet, but no deal on highways

HARRISBURG (AP) — The likelihood of a deal on transportation funding remained unclear after a lengthy negotiation Wednesday by most of Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking legislative leaders ended inconclusively.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU Council debates police coverage

75 Years Ago  The Republican campaign in Huntingdon County will come to a flourishing roundup on the night before election at a county wide rally to be held in the high school auditorium in Huntingdon. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 7   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: (7) Forest Hills (6-4) at (2) Mount Union (9-1) in a District 6-AA quarterfinal. More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: (6) North Star (6-4) at (3) Tussey Mountain (8-2) in a District 5-A quarterfinal. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.  More...

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: (7) Juniata Valley (6-4) at (2) Homer-Center (9-1) in a District 6-A quarterfinal. Kickoff is 7 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Auxiliary to celebrate 100th year this weekend

“A Galaxy of Stars” will light up the night both without and within as the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital marks its 100th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 9, at scenic Lake Raystown Resort and Conference Center.  More...

Coat, hat and glove distribution to be held

There will be a coat, hat and glove distribution Thursday, Nov. 7, at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union. Participants are asked to visit the church social room on the first floor from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Best bets for family meals in a hurry

Making the decision to eat better doesn’t mean you have to stock your fridge exclusively with carrot sticks and lettuce leaves. More...

School News

Huntingdon man earns degree from Elizabethtown College

Mark Boring of Huntingdon graduated from Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Elizabethtown College is located in historic Lancaster County. More...

Local students recognized as Susquehanna University Scholars

Caitlyn Dixon of Spruce Creek and Torrie Garner of James Creek are among the 182 students recently honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your son interprets this as ‘controlling’ ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 80s. We have three wonderful kids, all married, who live nearby. We have always been close.  More...

Doctor K

Most eye ‘floaters’ are a harmless nuisance

DEAR DOCTOR K: At 65, I have begun to notice tiny threadlike shapes in my vision. My doctor calls them “floaters.” Should I be concerned?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

MAGIC MARK?

The Mark Martin magic has not come through since he took the wheel of the No. 14 Stewart- Haas Racing Chevrolet. More...

TEXAS REWIND

Gordon, Edwards are early outs at Texas

Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet hit the wall on Lap 75, then a bit later the engine of Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Ford blew, sending both drivers to the garage at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Time to call in the dogs and put out the fire?   More...

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