November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Victim speaks out in first day of trial

It was an emotional end to the first day of the trial of a Huntingdon man charged with rape, as the victim tearfully took the stand Wednesday afternoon, saying she feared for her life during the incident.  More...

ORJMA refuses to OK sewer tap arrangement

Sewer taps promised to the East Broad Top in exchange for right of ways for new sewer lines was the topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) Wednesday night.  More...

Local News

Second annual Turkey Bowl to benefit three families

Twenty flag football teams are set to take the field at Mount Union Area High School this weekend to raise money for three local families and compete for a championship title.  More...

Todd supervisors approve preliminary budget

Todd Township Supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk agreed Nov. 11 to tentatively adopt the township’s 2014 operating budget totaling $160,180 in expenditures and $118,762 in revenues. More...

Area brief

Railroad crossing work begins   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS celebrates championships

75 Years Ago  Alexandria and Porter townships will stage a huge Republican victory parade in Alexandria Borough. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 14   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Former Raider Todd Christensen dead at 57

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Raiders tight end and five-time Pro Bowl selection Todd Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. More...

Bucknell earns wild win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Steven Kaspar scored 25 points and Cameron Ayers added 19 as Bucknell defeated Penn State 90-80 in a wild, back-and-forth game between two nearby Pennsylvania rivals Wednesday night.  Ben Brackney (16) and Brian Fitzpa More...

Lions look to finish strong

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Christian Hackenberg’s season has mirrored that of Penn State overall. More...

People/Pastimes

Recipes to allow you to enjoy produce all year long

Even though the cooler weather has arrived, you can still enjoy mouth-watering peaches, juicy tomatoes and sweet corn — all your summer favorites - thanks to the can. More...

Service Personnel News

Robert Reed, left, has been promoted to the rank of captain in the United States Army National Guard, and was presented with the honor by Maj. Nathaniel Lantz, right. More...

Licensed to Wed

Sylvanus David Renno, 141 Bear Claw Lane, Tyrone, and Maria N. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aries if born before 6:49 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Treasurer to run for state rep. seat

Huntingdon County Treasurer Rich Irvin announced his candidacy this morning for a seat on the Republican ticket in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 81st District.  From the steps of the Huntingdon   County Courthouse, Irvin More...

Petersburg man killed in accident

A Petersburg man suffered fatal injuries as a result of a vehicle-pedestrian accident just before 2 p.m. More...

JV parent airs concerns of bullying

A concerned parent of the Juniata Valley School District addressed the school board during its last regular monthly meeting of 2013 Wednesday night, asking the directors to reconsider some policies when it comes to bullying and cellphones.  More...

State  Free Access 

Police probe shooting of three outside high school

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police were relieved that what was first reported as a possible shooting inside the city’s largest high school turned out to be a shooting outside the building that resulted in three students suffering relativ More...

Bill to OK gambling in bars clears House

HARRISBURG, Pa. The Pennsylvania House gave approval Wednesday to a bill that could allow thousands of bars to profit from gambling contests called small games of chance while flushing some of the profits into the state’s cash-strapped coffers. More...

Mohegan Tribe bets on hotel Pocono Downs casino

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Exactly seven years after the Mohegan Tribe launched Pennsylvania’s gambling industry, it is cutting the ribbon on a $50 million expansion that tribal leaders hope will position the state’s oldest casino for grow More...

Local Sports

ECAC Women’s Soccer:

Grove City eliminates Juniata 6-0

The Juniata College women’s soccer team had its record-setting season come to an end in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Division III Women’s Soccer Championship quarterfinals 6-0 at the hands of Grove City College.&nb More...

ECAC Men’s Soccer:

Eagles fall in shootout

After two periods of scoreless overtime in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Division III Men’s Soccer Championship, the Juniata College men’s soccer team took its 2-2 tie with Lebanon Valley College More...

Dozen ’Cats honored by Mountain League

Huntingdon had a total of 12 student/athletes honored Tuesday evening by being named to all-star teams in five different sports during the annual Mountain League banquet at the Tyrone Area High School.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

To the residents of Smithfield Township  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Op-Ed

ENDA and the Golden Rule

You probably don’t think twice about sharing a photo of your loved ones at work or talking with coworkers about vacation plans with your family. But, for some Americans, these simple acts put their jobs and livelihoods at risk.  More...

Grand bargain or raw deal?

Following the government shutdown drama, politicians in Washington appear hopelessly divided, according to conventional wisdom.  Fair enough. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Youth lauded at county fair dinner

Retired educator James “Jim” Davis emphasized the accomplishments of youth associated with the Huntingdon County Fair, telling the audience at the annual “fair board” dinner the young past and present 4-H and FFA members are t More...

Reducing allergies while gardening

Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.  But there are many things you can do to reduce those irritations and rem More...

Convert some lawn into meadow or prairie

If you want to do something good for the environment, consider not mowing so much grass, advises an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t make excuses ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am madly in love with my ex-fiancee. We have been separated since March but have been talking about getting back together and starting a family.  More...

Doctor K

Relieve knee arthritis pain with right set of exercises

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have knee osteoarthritis. Are there exercises that could relieve my pain?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

BEAUTY KING

The November issue of this particular magazine is flying off the shelves because it features so many beauties. No, we are not talking about the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog, but the essence of Americana.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Any odds on a Miami miracle?   More...

PHOENIX REWIND

Burton tops 1,000 starts; wrestling Old Man Time

Jeff Burton made his 1,000th start Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. That was the good news. The bad news is that Burton doesn’t have a ride lined up for 2014.  Talk a little about what this milestone means to you.   More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast