July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vacant seat filled at JVSB meeting

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board filled the board seat left vacant by Dr. Peter Hopsicker’s recent resignation at their regular board meeting Wednesday. More...

A cold drink for a good cause

Alexandria youth, from the left, front row, Nicholas Morningstar, Colin Sparr, Michael Miller, Levi Perow; back row, Ava Perow and Paige Miller, organized a lemonade stand on Main Street in Alexandri More...

Local News

Commissioners hear job outlook update

Representatives of Huntingdon County Career- Link told the county commissioners during their weekly Tuesday morning meeting they are making progress with helping the county’s unemployed find work.  More...

Cromwell Township supervisors express sewage plant concerns

Cromwell Township Supervisor Buzz Gutshall expressed concern about violations imposed on the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority’s (ORJMA) sewage treatment plant. More...

ORJMA grinder pump issue resolved

Two months after an issue with grinder pumps was raised at a meeting of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) meeting, the issue was resolved.  Solicitor Larry Lashinsky reported to the board during its monthly meeting Wednes More...

World  Free Access 

Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up.  Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custommade beer starts with the plants you select.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 10   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 

Scherzer out-duels Greinke; Tigers top Dodgers

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the shorthanded Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday.  More...

World Cup Soccer:

Argentina advances on penalties

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.  More...

Cavaliers clear a path for LeBron James’ return

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland.  They’ve made their moves. They’re just waiting for him to make his.  More...

People/Pastimes

Flavorful al fresco dining ideas

Here comes the sun — and the fun of dining al fresco.  When it comes to summer fare, familiar favorites are always welcome, such as burgers on the grill, sandwiches, salad, lemonade and dessert. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brooke Kenley Bilger, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Her proud parents are George and Apryl Bilger of McVeytown. Brooke has a big brother, Georgie. More...

Births

Misty (Terrizzi) and David Zimmerman of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Samuel David Zimmerman, at 11:22 p.m. July 6, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Samuel weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is not OK to disparage someone’s size

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old single man who has never been married or even been in a relationship. I’m perfectly content with this, but apparently, the people in my life are not. More...

Doctor K

There is help for ulcerative colitis

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. What causes it, and how is it treated?  DEAR READER: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory disease of the colon. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Sentimental journey

For those who have been around NASCAR for a long time, Daytona International Speedway has served up two sentimental journeys over the past four years.  The latest was Aric Almirola delivering Richard Petty’s No. More...

DAYTONA REWIND

Junior’s shot at double-dipping Daytona didn’t go as hoped

The Coke Zero 400 didn’t go the way Dale Earnhardt Jr. had hoped. Just before NASCAR called the race after 112 laps, Earnhardt spoke about his day at Daytona International Speedway.   You’ve had an eventful day?  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Will Almirola’s win jump-start him and the No. 43 to another level?   More...

School merger opinions differ

A topic of conversation among county residents the past few years has been the possibility of consolidating some or all of the county’s public schools into one district. More...

Firemen’s association princess chosen

Morgan Heffner, 8, of Hesston was named 2014 Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Little Miss Princess following a pageant Wednesday evening. More...

Job training program helps area businesses

Employers planning on hiring full-time, nonseasonal staff and paying $13.80 or more per hour, might be interested in a program at the Huntingdon County CareerLink. More...

State  Free Access 

Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. More...

Lawyer urges sex-crime probe of former official

The lawyer for three former students who allege they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a top official at a state university in the Poconos several years ago is urging Pennsylvania’s attorney general to either pursue a criminal investigatio More...

Parents sue state prisons over misuse of solitary confinement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an inmate who hanged himself in a central Pennsylvania prison have sued the Department of Corrections for allegedly misusing solitary confinement to deal with mentally ill inmates.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local man is delegate at national convention

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s labor organizations and the Workers Alliance lined up for a threatened statewide strike action at a mass meeting held in Harrisburg in protest against the new 130-hour work month for WPA workers.  More...

Local Sports

Brenneman’s rallies for City win

It was first place versus last place and Park’s Garbage Service put a little scare into Brenneman’s Meat Market. Park’s led 5-0 after four innings, but couldn’t hang on and Brenneman’s came back for an 8-5 victory.  More...

Area Five 13-14 Teener

Mount Union belts 15 hits in 13-3 win at Penns Valley

Mount Union got off to a slow start, but came on in the late innings and ended the evening with 15 hits to log a 13-3 win at Penns Valley in the Area Five Teener League 13-14 tournament.  Mount Union improves to 2-1 with the win, coming off a w More...

Bellefonte uses five-run fifth to defeat Huntingdon 8-4

Huntingdon had its chances at Bellefonte in the round-robin portion of the Area Five VFW 13-14 year-old all-star tournament Wednesday. Some errors and a lack of any clutch hits resulted in Bellefonte coming back for an 8-4 win.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Safeguarding free speech in a digital age

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You Should Know

Q: What happened to the “gold thieves” in Mount Union?

A: Stephen Daniel Heidel, 51, and Lisa Ann Creswell, 45, both of Mount Union, and accused of stealing gold from the now-closed FCI USA Inc. More...

Our Readers Write

Heroes don’t wear capes, they wear dog tags  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Southern FFA members attend state convention

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the 2014 State Convention June 10-12 at Penn State University.  The FFA members competed in various career development events. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Wood fired alchemy

Last Thursday morning, I sat in a small basement room of McBurney Manor in McAlevys Fort, observing as Lisa Hershey of LeFevre Bakery shaped loaves of bread from large slabs of dough, in preparation for baking in a wood-fired oven.  More...

Fair queen invites kids to learn farm safety

As Huntingdon County Fair Queen, I would like to personally invite children to come to the Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Day Camp.  This program is designed to help educate area youth about safety while visiting, working and playing outdoors and aroun More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 11, 2014:  More...

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