September 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

JC leaps 45 spots in Forbes ranking

Juniata College alumni success is helping the liberal arts college rise in some recognizable polls.  Juniata recently leaped 45 slots to 133rd in the 2014 Forbes.com rankings, which rates all colleges and universities nationwide. More...

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DuBois Business College graduates

The Huntingdon County Campus of DuBois Business College held its 17th anniversary commencement exercises at Huntingdon Area High School July 25. More...

US ambassador to Poland to speak at Juniata College

Stephen Mull, the current ambassador to Poland for the U.S. Department of State, will speak at Juniata College on “U.S. Interests in Europe in the Ukraine Crisis” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

News of Yesteryear

Altoona man named to top PennDOT position

75 Years Ago  Struck by a hit and run driver in Dudley Borough, Harry Giffin of Six Mile Run died in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. State Motor Police at Huntingdon are investigating the incident.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 13   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Sept. 14   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baylor tops Buffalo

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Bryce Petty threw four touchdown passes, leading No. 8 Baylor to a 63-21 victory against Buffalo on Friday night. More...

Horschel stretches lead to two

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. More...

Mercury finish off sweep of Sky

CHICAGO (AP) — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a threegame sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third More...

People/Pastimes

Shavers Creek Grange welcomes fair queen

The Shavers Creek Grange met Aug. 18 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, for the regular monthly meeting. Members gathered for dinner which was provided by Laura McCardle, Margaret Ferrenberg and Linda Weko.  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lincoln Jakobe Miller who turns 9 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. More...

Doing well by doing good

Supporting socially responsible brands

Beyond their bottom lines, a growing number of companies and brands are harnessing their products, services and resources to help make the world a better place.  More...

Special Sections

Uncertain future of uptown trade

Daily News Staff Writers  There are many perks to living above Ninth Street in Huntingdon Borough — lacking is opportunities to shop.  More...

Police to emphasize child seat safety

Starting Monday, Sept. 15, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) will be reminding parents and caregivers about the proper way to secure children when traveling via motor vehicle as part of Child Passenger Safety Week.  More...

County’s ground water quality, quantity good

This week marked National Protect Your Ground Water Day and, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), nearly 1.5 million people in the commonwealth rely on ground watersupplied community water systems while an additional 2 More...

Ultrasound service to aid expecting mothers

As Crossroads Pregnancy Center continues in its mission to provide Christ-centered counseling and educational services for families dealing with pregnancies, it’s added one more thing to its tool box to do so.  More...

General News

Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.  More...

Chemical trade tries to shape regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles — but also make More...

PBS’s ‘The Roosevelts’ portrays an epic threesome

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.  The latest magnum opus from Ken Burns, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extra More...

Local Sports

Tussey wins road test

Tussey Mountain made it two straight weeks of playing good defense and executing the game plan. More...

Trojans pull away in 2nd half

The Southern Huntingdon Rockets kept the Mount Union Trojans off balance with good defense for the first 22 minutes of Friday night’s game at Trojan Atheltic Field in Mount Union. More...

Hornets post first victory

Juniata Valley first-year head coach Bill Musser wasn’t hesitant to admit that last week’s loss to Mount Union left a bad taste in the mouths of his players. More...

Religion News

Helping their communities

As part of Grace United Methodist Church’s ministry to community children, members donated backpacks and the other churches in the Three Springs parish gave donations to fill them with needed s More...

Local church honors former pastor’s wife

Emmanuel Bible Church members recently honored their former pastor’s wife, Dian Crile, for her 50 years of faithful service to the Lord at the church and the Christian school. Crile and her husband, the late Rev. More...

Christian leaders urge Obama to address plight of religious minorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Middle East Christian leaders hope President Obama won’t overlook the plight of religious minorities when he tells Americans how he’ll respond to the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hospice offers grief counseling

Dear Annie: When my father died 15 years ago, my mother was in reasonably good health. When she reached the age of 91, she needed caregivers 24 hours a day. More...

Doctor K

Manage gout by preventing attacks

DEAR DOCTOR K: What caused my gout? Will avoiding certain foods prevent flareups?  DEAR READER: Gout is a painful joint condition. I know, because I’ve suffered from it. I spoke to my Harvard Medical School colleague, rheumatologist Dr. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014:  More...

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