July 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cause of Mapleton fire undetermined

A state police fire marshal has not yet determined the cause of a structure fire that left eight people homeless Thursday in Mapleton Borough.  More...

County Dems. to host annual summer event

An annual Democratic Party event is rapidly approaching and this year, that event has a new name.  At 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Shields’ Farm in Shirleysburg, the Huntingdon County Democratic Committee will host the Lee R. More...

Local News

Paranormal group finds little at monument

Three research investigators with East Hills Paranormal from the Pittsburgh area visited the Captain Phillip’s Rangers Monument in Liberty Township July 16, the 234th anniversary of the 1780 massacre  More...

Rail-trail deck work to be delayed for several weeks

Work on the installation of bridge decking on the former Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad trestle near Cypher will be delayed for several weeks, but the proposed dedication of the project is expected to be held, as planned in late September More...

Correction

The dates for the annual Friends of the Huntingdon County Library Book Sale were incorrectly listed in the July 17 edition of The Daily News.  The book sale will be held until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 18   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union eliminates Huntingdon

Huntingdon and Mount Union went back and forth in a 13-14 year-old all-star tournament elimination game Thursday at State College, with a ticket to not only the Area Five final, but also to the state championships in Clearfield next week. More...

Bald Eagle clips Mount Union

Bald Eagle made the trip back to Mount Union Thursday afternoon to resume the game that was called in the fifth inning due to rain from earlier this week. The score was 5-1 in the middle of the fifth inning. More...

Mount Union scores late to eliminate Indiana

Mount Union had to dig deep in the late innings and come up with a couple runs to eliminate Indiana 6-4 in the Section Four 9-10-year-old Little League Tournament being held in Mount Union at the Municipal Park Thursday evening.  More...

People/Pastimes

Hungry children miss out on nutrients during summer

For many kids, the last school bell of the academic year rings in a summer of fun in the sun. But for millions of children in every corner of the country, it could mean not knowing where their next meal will come from.  More...

Local couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Kenneth and Sharon (Croyle) Sipes of Newton Hamilton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, July 18, 2014.  The Sipes were united in marriage in 1964 by the Rev. More...

Student News

Area scholars recognized for achievement

Among those named to the dean’s list for the spring term at South Hills School of Business and Technology were students from Huntingdon County, including students at the State College campus, Allison Barnett and Tabitha Simpson, both of Three S More...

Driver sentenced 3-6 years in SCI

A Westmoreland County man will serve the next three to six years in a state correctional facility for causing the April 2013 crash that killed former Mapleton Borough Mayor Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr.  Benjamin Hoover, 22, West Newton, More...

Planners consider tactics for update

A light agenda at the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night allowed board members to discuss strategies for the county’s anticipated comprehensive plan update.  More...

Duo brings books to county’s communities

A new feature at the Southern Huntingdon Area Library will have book enthusiasts mobilizing their efforts to check out some of their favorite books.  More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-Philly traffic judge never took nickel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prosecutor describing alleged ticket fixing in Philadelphia said traffic court was a place where insiders could be found not guilty without opening their mouths — or even showing up in court.  More...

Sandusky son says victim’s story sounded familiar

HARRISBURG (AP) — Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach’s adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview More...

Man appeals term in woman’s torture-murder

GREENSBURG (AP) — A defendant who received the shortest sentence in the torture killing of a mentally challenged Pennsylvania woman is appealing the term.  More...

General News

Should online accounts die when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters?  More...

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rory McIlroy looks to break slump on freaky Friday

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy put up a dazzling score on the opening day of the British Open.  Yawn.  Let’s see if he can do it again.  McIlroy heads into Day 2 at Royal Liverpool with a one-shot lead after a 6-under More...

Houston’s O’Korn on O’Brien list

University of Houston sophomore quarterback John O’Korn placed his name on a second national award preseason watch list as the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced its watch list for the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award W More...

49ers sign Staley to two-year extension

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Annie's Mailbox

Smoking still permitted at most outdoor venues

Dear Annie: I am a nonsmoker who has asthma and early heart disease. When I am at family events and outdoor concerts or entering stores and public places, I often find myself exposed to secondhand smoke from cigarettes and cigars. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Iron the whole wall of wax

Dear Heloise: I blew a candle out too hard the other day and GOT WAX ON A WALLPAPERED WALL. How can I remove the wax without ruining the wallpaper? — Sylvia in Florida  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries if born before 4:43 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 19, 2014:  More...

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