August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Anxieties continue over sewer system

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) expressed their concerns over the Cromwell Township sewer project that is currently underway during their monthly meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

Cool temps expected through end of season

Although temperatures are expected to rise in the coming week, August’s daytime temps in the upper 70s, low 80s and nighttime lows in the 50s are proof central Pennsylvania is experiencing a mild month.  More...

Local News

Driver sustained major injuries

State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Coles Valley Road south of Groundhog Valley Road in Wood Township at 2 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Police Log

Theft State police at Huntingdon responded to a theft complaint at 7625 Lake Raystown Shopping Center at 2:10 p.m. Aug. 20 in which someone took a Jonsenred 70 cc 24-inch chain saw valued at approximately $699.99. More...

Heavy rains move through county

Heavy rain fell across parts of the county for most of Wednesday, causing some downed trees and minor localized flooding.  According to data provided by the Huntingdon Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant, about 1.25 inches of rain fell in the are More...

World  Free Access 

Coral bells’ beauty lies in leaves, blossoms

Coral bells (Huechera spp.) are plants that earn their keep even when not in bloom.  Here is a perennial, especially some of the newer hybrids, that is loved as much for its leaves as for its flowers. More...

Ten ideas (besides bread) for eating all that zucchini

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat?  More...

Local Sports

Girls’ Tennis Preview:

Bearcats rebuild with five vets

With the loss of a pair of seasoned veterans from last fall’s squad, the Huntingdon girls’ tennis team will be in a bit of a rebuilding phase come this season.  More...

Lynx’ Moore earns WNBA MVP honor

Minnesota’s Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.  More...

Kelly receives positive news after treatment

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer.  An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy tre More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Clearing up misinformation

The Daily News Dear Editor: I am writing to inform readers and to perhaps “clear the air” regarding some misinformation recently published as reported from recent Penn Township board meetings regarding Valley View Cemetery in Penn Township, in regard More...

Exposing the militarization of police forces

The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating.  First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager being stopped by one of the town’s white police officers as he was walking to his grandmother More...

You Should Know

Q: What is the title of the book about the Peggy Ann Bradnick kidnapping?   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farmers’ Market Voice

The art of cheese making

Scary Monster. Pirate Blue. Honduran Harvest. Wild Mountain Mushroom. More...

Club dairy beef sold at fair

John and Amy Cornelius and family donated and raised a dairy beef calf for the Southern Pride 4-H Club this year. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting July 14 at the Cassville United Methodist Church.  The meeting was called to order and the pledges, motto and 4-H colors were recited. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Alcohol doesn’t belong at children’s events ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have a question for parents. Why, when the kids’ soccer, football or baseball games are over, do the parents open up the trunks of their cars and get out the beer? More...

Doctor K

Palliative care can help patients with incurable disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has advanced cancer and has only a few months to live. How can we help her live out her remaining days with as little pain and as much peace as possible?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Bubble trouble

Three races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season and there are several top-shelf drivers still trying to get their ticket punched for the playoffs.  The biggest name among the have-nots is Matt Kenseth, the 2003 Cup Series champio More...

MICHIGAN REWIND

Stewart’s ride smokes out substitute driver Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton drove Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet at Michigan on Sunday, but made an early exit with electrical issues. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Jimmie uses vice grips to change gears? What’s your story? GODSPEAK: About 25 years ago, I had four different brands of tires on my car (yes, it was a  More...

Day of Caring is month away

Although the official campaign kick-off is a little over a month away, the Huntingdon County United Way is already working toward its $365,000 goal and, according to executive director Kathy Armillei, so far it’s been smooth sailing.  More...

Humane society celebrates 35th year

A 35th anniversary is a milestone for any organization and cause for celebration, but the Huntingdon County Humane Society is marking the occasion in a different way, with a non-event fundraiser.  More...

Groups to clean up parts of Juniata River

Stemming from the success of last year, Rothrock Outfitters, along with Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful and the Juniata River Clean Water Partnership, will come together for the second annual Juniata River Cleanup, slated to begin at 9 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett: I kept tax pledge the ‘best I can’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he will not renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term.  More...

Gag order issued before shooting trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge issued a gag order the day before jury selection begins in the case of a man charged with dragging an officer with his vehicle before the officer shot and paralyzed him.  Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning iss More...

Man to be freed in fire case

HARRISBURG (AP) — An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter’s fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his Pennsylvania conviction was overturned.  Lawyers say Han Tak Lee will be released Friday More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College addresses parking woes

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon, Blair and Mifflin counties comprise one of three districts in the state set up for trial of a new educational system, Huntingdon County Superintendent of Schools J.H. Neff announced.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 21   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 

Brewers lose to Jays; Cards, Bucs get closer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning, and Toronto outslugged Milwaukee, snapping the Brewers’ five-game winning streak.  More...

Little League World Series:

Las Vegas rocks Philly 8-1

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

AFC North back after bad year

CINCINNATI (AP) — They do things a little differently in the AFC North.  They’re patient with their coaches and quarterbacks — well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Jonathan Grace Dodson, 326 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, and Andrea Dawn Peters, also of Huntingdon.  Gary Wayne John, 1000 Juniata Ave., Huntingdon, and Deborah Edna Cisney, also of Huntingdon.  Eric Clayton Greene, Hesston, and Krystle Jayne More...

Weaver descendants gather together for 102nd reunion

The Saxton Sportsman’s Club near Weaver’s Bridge was the setting Aug. 10 for the 102nd reunion of the Weaver family. More...

Standing Stone Seniors hold August meeting

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Aug. 14 for their regular bimonthly meeting to discuss upcoming activities and events.  More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list

Local students named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the spring 2014 term were Sara Nead of James Creek and James Sellers of McVeytown.   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 4:39 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014:  More...

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