July 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer programs keep kids busy

After the first bloom of summer is gone and the freedom of a break from school fades into a monotonous chorus of “I’m bored,” parents and caregivers often scramble to find activities for kids. More...

Voting deadline nears in TDN’s baby contest

Thirty tiny tikes are vying to win The Daily News’ seventh annual Most Beautiful Baby contest with only one week left for readers to cast their votes. More...

Local News

Supervisors accept bid for Cromwell Twp. road work

Cromwell Township Supervisors Buzz Gutshall, Martin Edgin and chairman Barry Welch Monday evening awarded a bid of $9,892 to P.J. Trucking and Excavating of Orbisonia to complete a project on Covered Bridge Road just off Croghan Pike (Route 522). More...

Smithfield code officer explains violations

Stanley Gresko, code enforcement officer for Smithfield Township, informed the township supervisors during their monthly meeting there are three residences in the township that are currently in violation of township ordinances regarding high grass an More...

Three Springs man arrested on abuse charges

A Three Springs man is facing charges relating to sexual abuse of minors.  More...

World  Free Access 

DIY peanut butter is healthier, cheaper

For many parents, back to school time means back to packing lunch for the kids. And that means it’s time to revisit that old lunchbox mainstay, the peanut butter sandwich.  More...

Diet Pepsi with aspartame may not totally disappear

NEW YORK (AP) — The artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi is about to change, but fans of the old formula may still be able to get it.  PepsiCo said earlier this year it would replace the aspartame in Diet Pepsi with sucralose, another artifi More...

Calories on menus delayed until 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says restaurants and other establishments will now have until December 1, 2016 to comply with federal menu labeling rules.  FDA says it’s extending the deadline after restaurants and More...

Local Sports

District 11 Little League:

Mount Union overcomes slow start to win title

The Mount Union all-stars got off to a slow start Thursday night in Somerset falling behind 2-0 in the second inning. More...

Grayson extends streak, but Spikes fall

Casey Grayson extended his on-base streak to a New York-Penn League-leading 18 games with a second-inning double, but that was one of just two State College Spikes hits as they fell to the Connecticut Tigers, 7-2, on Thursday night at Medlar Field at More...

West named PSU-Altoona coach

ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona athletics has announced the hiring of Doug West as the head coach of its men’s basketball program.  West becomes the fifth head coach in the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball Division III era, whi More...

People/Pastimes

Five freezer hacks that save time and money

As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brooke Kenley Bilger who turns 2 years old today, Friday, July 10, 2015. Her proud parents are Apryl and George Bilger of McVeytown. Brooke has a brother, Georgie. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Summer cooler   As a special summer treat, we store a few glasses in our freezer. When we want a really cool drink of water, soda or beer, we have a frosty glass to make it that much better.  Kids’ crafts   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ongoing medical treatment can affect mental health

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been happily married for 24 years. It is a second marriage for both of us. I am 68, and he is 71. We are still working. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus if born before 5:52 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 11, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Drug defendants take guilty pleas

Seven of 11 defendants rounded up in a March drug bust appeared before Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. Three of those defendants entered pleas of guilty. More...

County’s 911 fund to benefit from law

Over the next few months, Huntingdon County could see up to $166,614.17 in state funding for its 911 center thanks to a new act the governor signed into law June 29. More...

US House takes up education legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives took up efforts this week to rewrite a long-expired education bill. Wednesday, the House approved, 218-213, House Resolution 5, the “Student Success Act,” which would replace No Child Left Behind. More...

State  Free Access 

Man accused of killing seven people in two states

A man killed seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period during shooting rampages in which at least some victims may have been targeted at random, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Gov. defends his death penalty moratorium

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Farmer recognizes own stolen cows at auction

WEST WAYNESBURG (AP) — Police say a farmer working at a southwestern Pennsylvania livestock option recognized his own stolen cows, leading to the arrest of a suspect.  The Washington Observer- Reporter said Thursday that the farmer realiz More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County farmers happy with passage of budget

75 Years Ago  Limousine bus service to operate over the new state turnpike between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg at an average rate of 70 miles an hour was proposed by the Harmony Shortline Transportation Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 10 AA Meeting 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fernandez lifts Marlins past Reds

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Thursday.  More...

Webb, Alex share lead at Women’s Open

LANCASTER (AP) — Atop the leaderboard, veteran Karrie Webb and second-year LPGA Tour player Marina Alex did their best to temper expectations at the U.S. Women’s Open.  More...

Williams tops Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone.  The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon c More...

School News

MUA Junior High School Honor Rolls

Amy Smith, junior high school principal, announced the following honor roll students for the fourth marking period of the 2014-15 school year at the Mount Union Area Junior High School.  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

Williamsburg High School Honor Rolls

Williamsburg Community High School has released the fourth marking period honor rolls for the 2014-15 school year as follows:  7th Grade  High Honors  Joseph Kunsman, Emily Smith, Saxton Smith, Adam Uplinger.  Honors  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The case for remembering

Dear Heloise: When I travel, I take my own pillow for comfort. I have a very colorful print PILLOWCASE to put on it so that it doesn’t blend in with the hotel’s pillows. It’s easy to see and hard to leave! More...

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