September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JVSD projects held until budget passes

The failure to pass a state budget and its impact on the Juniata Valley School District was once again a hot topic at the regular board meeting Tuesday evening  The lack of air conditioning in the elementary school also became a topic of discuss More...

Federal charges filed against county man

A Three Springs man charged in Huntingdon County with sexually assaulting four victims under the age of 13 is now facing federal charges.  Jay Reed, 55, confined to Hun t ingdon County Jail, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg wit More...

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Local News

Heavy rain passes through county

Some areas of the county saw heavy rain and thunderstorms over a short period of time Wednesday evening.  Though the National Weather Service State College bureau had not received any official rainfall totals from the county as of press time thi More...

Mount Union musician to be honored

As part of the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, Wayne Runk will be named the 2015 Pennsylvania Heritage Musician.  Runk will be honored at a ceremony and informative talk in which he will share his history and music during a session at the Old More...

Area briefs

College to host public meeting   More...

World  Free Access 

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slogans are familiar: “The Incredible Edible Egg,” “Pork: The Other White Meat,” and “Got Milk?”  More...

Getting the most out of fall-planted bulbs

Flower bulbs delivered by growers are nearly always disease free, thanks to rigorous industry-imposed inspections at home and abroad.  But consumers play the most important role in quality control: They must buy the best bulbs they can find and More...

Bay foundation supports house bill

(HARRISBURG) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) supports legislation which would eliminate limits on how much energy can be generated and sold from the anaerobic processing of animal waste. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

World Cup of Hockey is back

TORONTO (AP) — The World Cup of Hockey is coming back, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insists that doesn’t necessarily mean the league will skip the 2018 Olympics.  More...

Homers finish Mets’ sweep of Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning moments after pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson connected for a tying shot, and the New York Mets rallied past the Washington Nationals 5-3 Wednesday night for a pivotal three More...

Transitioning Steelers rebuilding defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Hall of Fame architect is gone, off to an advisory role in Tennessee. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25 kicks off fall season

Over 60 scouts and family members attended Boy Scout Troop 25’s recent fall court of honor and family picnic at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Allie Juliann Thornburgh who turns 4 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Allie is the daughter of proud parents Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh of McVeytown. More...

Bricktown Senior Center plans events

President Bud Parks called the Sept. 2 meeting of the Bricktown Senior Center to order with an opening prayer by Nancy Renninger, which was followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo if born before 9:56 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 11, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

9/11 trail riders coming to area

A group from the September 11 National Memorial Trail Alliance will make their way through the county Sunday to educate folks about the interim trail alignment, which is a driving route, across the state with an inaugural bicycle ride from western Pe More...

SHCSB approves leader’s contract

After two votes and in a special meeting Wednesday, the board of directors of the Southern Huntingdon County School District voted to approve a contract with the district’s incoming superintendent.  Mike Zinobile, currently employed in the More...

Dealer, agent take stand in drug case

Court resumed Wednesday in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas as Agent Mark Sinisi returned to the witness stand in the trial of Luis Bernal.  More...

Concert at the Caves to feature national acts

A first-time event of its kind will bring local and national music acts to Lincoln Caverns this Sunday, Sept. More...

State  Free Access 

Visitors center ‘tells incredible story of heroism’

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — Gordon Felt knew his brother was sitting directly in front of two of the terrorists who hijacked United Airlines Flight 93.  More...

Woman admits holding disabled people captive

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of keeping mentally disabled adults captive in the basement of a Philadelphia home and in other states for their disability checks has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in a deal that will spare her More...

Penn State wants Paterno lawyers to return interview notes

HARRISBURG (AP) — The fate of some 120 sets of notes from interviews conducted in the months after a child-abuse scandal rocked Penn State was in the hands of a Pennsylvania judge after a court hearing Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Russell Brothers Circus comes to town

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 10 Soup Kitchen 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...

Local Sports

Juniata Valley

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (0-1) at Mount Union (0-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Juniata allowed 283 rushing yards and was guilty of five turnovers in a 38-6 loss to visiting Southern Huntingdon.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Juniata Valley (0-1) at Mount Union (0-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week review: Juniata Valley dropped a 38-6 home decision to Southern Huntingdon. Mount Union lost 17-13 at Huntingdon.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Huntingdon (1-0) at Bellefonte (0-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week review: Huntingdon held off Mount Union for a 17-13 victory. Bellefonte lost 14-6 at home to Jersey Shore.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

A county resident submitted this photo of Bob “Scratch” Greenleaf, left, a county native, shaking hands with boxer Rocky Marciano at the Claridge Hotel on the Atlantic City boardwalk in t More...

What others are saying

Who in their right mind?

My immediate reaction to James Holmes’s 2012 shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater was twofold: horror and incomprehension. More...

Our Readers Write

An unjustified remark  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Alexandria Junior Rifle

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the first week, Sept. 2. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Porn interferes with relationships ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband has decided to plan a trip to a major theme park. It was supposed to include the two of us, plus his three adult children and their families.  More...

Doctor K

Sun exposure has consequences

DEAR DOCTOR K: Does spending time in the sun pose a threat to our eyes? What can we do to protect ourselves?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT DARLINGTON

1. Retro a hit  Darlington Raceway’s retrothemed weekend was a big hit among competitors and race fans, so you know what that means; more blasts from the past in NASCAR’s future. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Regular season   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Carl Edwards a title contender?  He's gaining on it. You want momentum as the Chase approaches, and his Darlington win capped an eight-race run with seven top-10s. More...

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