May 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local program puts youth to work

With summer vacation just around the corner, the Huntingdon County CareerLink has a program that’s working to get unemployed youth into the job market.  Laura Hicks, youth career development specialist with CareerLink, is actively recruiti More...

West Nile Virus testing underway

Although it’s early in the season, the state departments of Health (DOH), Agriculture (PDA) and Environmental Protection (DEP) have already started collecting mosquito samples to test for West Nile Virus (WNV).  To date, for 2014, the join More...

Local News

Area briefs

Price Motor Sales raises money for Shade Gap Elementary   SHADE GAP — Price Motor Sales helped raise $1,120 in funding for Shade Gap Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids® program. More...

Police Log

Forgery   BROAD TOP TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Beth Smith, 46, Hopewell, reported to state police at Bedford an unknown person stole and passed two of her checks at 206 Dell Road between 12:01 a.m. and midnight March 26.  Harassment   More...

Saxton Community Library

Librarian   The library’s annual book sale will be held June 7, 9 and 10 during normal open hours. The library is currently accepting donations of clean, gently used books for the book sale. More...

General News

Baby names: Noah ends Jacob’s 14-year run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.  More...

Fed government failed to inspect higher risk oil wells

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination and other environmental damage, congressional investigators say.  More...

Energy bill caught up in Keystone XL dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giants recover to beat Dodgers 7-4 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez hit RBI singles in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants recovered to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Sunday after closer Sergio Romo gave up a tying homer to Hanley Ramirez.  More...

Pierzynski, Napoli lead Red Sox to 5-2 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. More...

Two coaches die in balloon crash

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ask for help to remedy the problem

Dear Annie: I have twin teenage granddaughters who visit me every year for a week. They also bring along a friend (just one, thank goodness). I love having them, but I end up spending a fortune entertaining them. More...

Hints from Heloise

Mattress management

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, which is a follow- up to our column about beds being so high: “I wanted to add a comment to a recent Sound Off about the height of beds. I couldn’t agree more with the reader. More...

Special Sections

Woman’s death ruled accidental

The life of a Perry County woman ended in a tragic accident in Juniata Township Saturday afternoon.  Jill Skethway, 53, Marysville, was, according to state police reports, helping her husband cover their pontoon boat just before 1 p.m. More...

State 911 funding may get extension

In just over a month, fiscal year 2014 will come to an end and, when it does, so will the state funding for all 911 dispatch centers in the state.  While many are concerned where they funds will come from, local leaders are optimistic the fundin More...

May designated for area seniors

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State  Free Access 

New Jersey salvage firm saving Erie’s shipyard

ERIE (AP) — At 53, Dale Carullo faced the daunting task of starting over.  Until then, Carullo’s job as a welder’s helper provided him with a good wage for a good day’s work at an Erie factory.  Then the economy coll More...

Florida firm denies link to UPMC data breach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee has sued the hospital network for credit restoration services and identity theft insurance in the wake of a data breach that has seen hackers use the personal information of h More...

Passenger in balloon crash was from Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college basketball coach who died in a fiery hot air balloon crash at a Virginia festival went to high school in Philadelphia and first made a name for her free-throw shooting there.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 12   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Curve win 7-4 to avoid sweep by RubberDucks

Alen Hanson went two-forfive with three RBI, while A.J. Morris and the Curve pitching staff were able to stymie Akron in a 7-4 win in the series finale Sunday afternoon. More...

McEwen cards ace at HCC Sunday

Ed McEwen of Alexandria carded a hole-in-one on the parthree ninth hole at Huntingdon Country Club Sunday. He used a four iron on the 185-yard hole. This was the second hole-in-one of his golfing career. More...

People/Pastimes

Shavers Creek Grange members present dictionaries

The Dictionary Project is a nonprofit organization with a goal of assisting all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students with their own personal dictionary.  More...

Share reunion and gatherings in The Daily News

If you would like to have the news of your class or family reunion in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted. More...

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union couple named Good Scouts

75 Years Ago  Citizens of Huntingdon County and nearby counties in the area served by the J.C. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 13, 2014:  More...

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