August 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

BUI arrests down so far this season

The state Fish and Boat Commission reports boating under the influence arrests on Huntingdon County waterways are down this season.  More...

Cromwell leaders to turn over sewage system

Cromwell Township Supervisor Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch Monday evening authorized township solicitor Richard Wilson to begin the legal process of turning the township’s community sewage system over to the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Mu More...

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Local News

Project moving along

Employees of Site & Stream LLC of Carbon Township are finishing up the installation of drainage pipe as part of a drainage collection project behind the Marklesburg Fire Hall along Route 26. More...

Liberty Township receives state grant

The Liberty Township Supervisors learned Monday evening the municipality has been awarded a $93,214 state Dirt & Gravel Road grant to perform road maintenance on Sugar Camp Road. More...

Huntingdon Borough Council members discuss scheduled paving projects

At a special meeting of the Huntingdon Borough Council July 30, councilman Jim Decker said he would like to talk about paving, as indicated by a memo he had sent to other members of council.  More...

World  Free Access 

Prosecutors launch last push for execution

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 4 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers’ Beltre hits for cycle

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle and the Texas Rangers held on for a wild 12-9 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.  Beltre&r More...

Pirates game postponed; Burnett news good/bad

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett didn’t get good news Monday after having an MRI on his ailing elbow. More...

Timmons leads young LBs

LATROBE (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons finally reached the Pro Bowl last season after an eight-year wait.  He’d happily exchange it for a spot in the Super Bowl, which will depend a bit on how quickly the youn More...

People/Pastimes

Ten ways to simplify back-to-school shopping

While kids and parents alike eagerly await the fresh start of a new school year, the back-toschool season is not without its share of stressors for busy families. More...

Engaged to Wed

Monica Steel and Dustin Everhart, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mearl and Jokasta Steel. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Cortnie Ahlevia Shaver, who turns 11 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver of Huntingdon. She has a big sister, Naliyah, and little brother, Bryce. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We recommend that you be supportive

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for seven years. She has a son from a previous marriage who got into drugs as a teen. Four years ago, my wife put her son in rehab, but he had a relapse and briefly ended up in prison. More...

Doctor K

Colonoscopy prep unpleasant but necessary

DEAR DOCTOR K: It’s been 10 years since my last colonoscopy. I’m dreading my next one, especially drinking a gallon of liquid laxative. Has colonoscopy prep gotten more tolerable in the last decade?  More...

Special Sections

Swimming area reopens at park

After a 10-day beach closure, Cowans Gap State Park in Todd Township, Fulton County, has reopened to swimmers and beach revelers.  More...

Survey helps curb illegal dumping

Thanks to a survey performed by Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful in 2010, illegal dumping sites are becoming harder to find in the county.  More...

Local man recovering from near-drowning

A week after suffering traumatic head and spinal cord injuries, McAlevys Fort resident Evan Yoder is showing signs of improvem ents, according to his aunt, Rhonda Yoder.  More...

State  Free Access 

Former Pennsylvania senator dies at 89

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. More...

More than 38K enter papal visit rail lottery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 38,000 entries have been received in an online lottery for special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.  The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will randomly More...

Budget missing, but state collects $2B-plus in taxes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania may not have a state budget, but tax revenues are pouring into the state treasury by the billions.  The Revenue Department reported Monday that the state collected $2.2 billion in July, the first month of the More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Midway Stage makes debut at Huntingdon County Fair

75 Years Ago  A presidential board seeking to avert a strike of 30,000 railway express clerks today recommended a reduction from 48 to 44 hours in the workers’ basic employment week. More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Catfish Capers

From 1966 through 1968, as a game protector, I was assigned to Montour and Northern Northumberland counties. More...

Pina drives in four in Spikes 9-1 win

Leobaldo Pina drove in four runs as he came just a triple shy of the cycle and Jorge Rodriguez delivered seven quality innings on the mound as the State College Spikes notched their fourth straight road win with a 9-1 victory over the Batavia Muckdog More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Property rights should trump private profit  Letter to the Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending July 31

WASHINGTO N - Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 31.  House  More...

What others are saying

Co-branding America’s wonders

While Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America’s so-called “leaders” are aggressively converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.  More...

Chatter Box

It’s sweet corn season

This is one of the best times of the year — sweet corn season! More...

Healthy Living

Taking blood samples at a pharmacy near you!

Pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role in our health care system. They are a critical element of any medical team and their role as advisors to the public is invaluable. More...

Recover faster with a physiotherapist

It is a great comfort to rely on a physiotherapist in order to regain our strength and general wellbeing following an illness, injury, or some other type of disability. In their care, our mobility and our autonomy are in good hands.  More...

Open your ears to your audioprosthetist’s advice!

There are some statistics we’d prefer not to think about, including the fact that one person in three suffers from a hearing problem after the age of 65. The rate increases to one in two people after the age of 75. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries if born before 9:29 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPYBIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015:  More...

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