July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ag security update shared with board

Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy presented an update on the agricultural security areas within the county during a bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments Wednesday.  The group met at the Twin Creeks Amb More...

Books benefit library

Bernie Heller selects books to purchase at a preview night prior to the annual book sale held by the Friends of the Huntingdon County Library at DuBois Business College, 1001 Moore St., Huntingdon. More...

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Local News

Crews respond to structure fire

As of press time this morning, Daily News staff writer Jeff Gill was on the scene of a structure fire at 350 Main St. in Mapleton Borough. More...

Saxton road issues discussed

Saxton Borough Council addressed a number of issues during its regular meeting Monday evening.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   THREE SPRINGS BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report a 22-year-old male from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, called a 41-year-old Three Springs woman’s phone and threatened her between 7-7:10 p.m. July 14.  More...

World  Free Access 

Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses.  More...

Man using ‘blowtorch’ to kill spider started fire

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.  More...

Local Sports

Section Four 9-10 LL

Mount Union falls 6-5 to Clearfield

The Section Four 9-10-yearold Little League tournament got under way Wednesday evening in Mount Union with Clearfield getting by Mount Union in a 6-5 contest in the nightcap and Red Land blowing out Indiana 13-1 in four innings at Municipal Park in t More...

Area Five 15-16 Teener

Huntingdon comes up short in loss to MU

Mount Union took an early lead at Huntingdon Wednesday and held it the rest of the way in the Area Five 15-16 year-old allstar tournament. More...

Eastern League All-Star Game

Moya’s grand slam gives West 5-2 win

Erie’s Steven Moya provided the big hit for the Western Division when he pulled a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning to lead the Western Division All- Stars to a 5-2 victory in the Eastern League All-Star Clash on Wednesday night at Peoples More...

People/Pastimes

Alternate dairy princess visits Shavers Creek Grangers

The Shavers Creek Grange met June 16 at the Bethel Presbyterian Church for the regular monthly meeting. Members gathered for dinner which was provided by Betty and Dean Grove and Dorothy Longenecker.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to John Edward Boyd who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 17, 2014. His proud parents are John and Rachel Boyd of Alexandria. More...

Card showers brighten days

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

School News

Local students named to spring dean’s list

Shippensburg University has announced the names of local students who have been named to the spring 2014 dean’s list.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

He gets to make the decision

Dear Annie: My beloved mother-in-law passed away two years ago. We had a church funeral and a celebration of her life. More...

Doctor K

Pacemaker is standard treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have “sick sinus syndrome.” What is it?  DEAR READER: Your question reminded me of something that happened many years ago. A new patient came to my office. More...

Special Sections

Leaders evaluate county tax rates

After data collectors started hitting the streets in Blair County in recent weeks for a countywide reassessment, some local folks are wondering if Huntingdon County should be doing the same thing.  More...

residents quiz board on termination

Since there was no meeting of the Alexandria-Porter Township Joint Sewer Authority in June, residents in attendance at the monthly meeting Wednesday night voiced their questions about the dismissal of the board’s former secretary.  More...

Mount union project not in contest’s finals

Ty Pennington won’t be visiting Mount Union anytime soon. More...

State  Free Access 

Health chief: No fast answer to drilling questions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue. More...

Neighbor charged in death of woman stuffed in bag

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A recent art school graduate who had just moved into a rooming house was strangled and beaten to death by another tenant trying to rob her, police said Wednesday.  More...

Connecticut firm continues bid for Philadelphia utility

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Connecticut company said Wednesday that it will continue its efforts to buy Philadelphia’s gas utility despite the passage of a deadline that allows it to withdraw.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Infrastructure projects follow administration approval

75 Years Ago  State Highway Secretary I. Lamont Hughes had Works Progress Administration approval for 684 projects to be sponsored throughout the state by the highway department. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 17   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 

There’s an Italian flair to British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — On a day when Tiger Woods returned to the majors, there was an Italian flair to the British Open leaderboard.  Matteo Manassero took advantage of prime scoring conditions to shoot a 5-under 67 at Royal Liverpool, wh More...

Pondexter lifts Liberty to 77-75 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Cappie Pondexter loves having the ball in her hands with the game on line.  Pondexter banked in a jumper from the foul line with fourtenths of a second left to lift the New York Liberty to a 77-75 win over the Atlanta Dream More...

Bias enters Terps’ HOF

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Len Bias, who died of a drug overdose soon after being the No. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

‘Yes,’ a new forbidden word  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Op-Ed

The route to somewhere

I very much appreciated the response by both Huntingdon County Business and Industry and the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce to some of my columns about whether we should devote our lobbying pressure on enlarging Route 22, or perhaps consider o More...

New Iraq offensive backfires

Republican opportunists hoping to score political points are hammering President Barack Obama with vitriolic criticism and blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

July is National Ice Cream Month

The month of July is National Ice Cream Month. July was designated National Ice Cream Month in 1984 by then-President Ronald Reagan. Did you know more ice cream is eaten on Sunday than any other day of the week? More...

Farmers Market Voice The name of the tomato

There is a general consensus among marketers that an adjective can mean the difference between making a sale and bringing home ingredients for a gourmet compost pile. Flat parsley does not have the same resonance as Italian parsley. More...

Cover crops demonstration plot to be featured at event

Cover crops planted in rotation with main crops can help farmers reduce erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil, and cover crops increasingly are being considered for biofuel feedstocks.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 18, 2014:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

HIGH(ER) EXPECTATIONS

This season is truly different for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver for the past decade. Two years ago, the Earnhardt Nation would have celebrated a 10th-place finish by chanting and dancing around bonfires.  More...

NEW HAMPSHIRE REWIND

Juan Pablo Montoya: No more fenders, but he got a trophy

Former NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya has enjoyed success this season after moving from NASCAR to the IndyCar Series. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Where does the lobster rank among racing’s best trophies?   More...

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