July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vacant seat filled at board meeting

After having to reschedule the regular Juniata Valley School Board meeting earlier this month due to the lack of a quorum, a vacant board seat was finally filled during the meeting Wednesday evening. More...

Saxton Street Scene event planned Saturday

For many years, a “street scene” event was held in Saxton Borough. Funds raised during the event were used by the former Saxton Borough Recreational Authority to support the financial operations of the community swimming pool. More...

State  Free Access 

Feds accuse congressman of corruption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. More...

Man gets life sentence in girlfriend’s 2014 slaying

ALLENTOWN (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison plus eight to 16 years in the strangulation death of his girlfriend last year. More...

Wolf meets with Republican leaders about state budget

YORK (AP) — There’s been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania’s state budget standoff, but participants aren’t reporting any breakthroughs. Democratic Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 30 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

Curve shutout Squirrels for second straight day

The Altoona Curve shut out the Richmond Flying Squirrels for the second straight day, finishing a three-game sweep with a 1-0 win on Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Brenneman’s wins 9-6

City League Championship:

Game three of the Huntingdon City League championship series had more pitching and defense than the first two games. More...

Spikes held to just four hits in loss to Lake Monsters

Josh Swirchak produced his second consecutive multi-hit game, but the State College Spikes were held to just four hits as a team and fell to the Vermont Lake Monsters, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

The playground at the Seven Points Recreation Area stood empty shortly after construction in an undated Daily News file photo. More...

What others are saying

The Millenial generation’s literacy crisis

Summer is a time of endings and beginnings. For most of the approximately 1.8 million people who just graduated from college, this season marks the end of at least 17 years of formal education and the launch of their careers. More...

Who will care for grandma?

Who will take care of grandma? It’s a question we need to answer. As baby boomers grow older, the elderly population — seniors who are 80 and older — will increase almost 200 percent by 2050. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County fair filling up with exhibits

With less than two weeks to the start of the Huntingdon County Fair, the momentum among the volunteers is starting to build. The seven-day agricultural exposition opens Sunday, Aug. 9, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 15. More...

Donations support dairy scholarship

Summer is in full swing and many people’s thoughts are turning to the highlight of their summer: the Huntingdon County Fair. After a busy week at the fair, thoughts will take another direction — back to school. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 31, 2015: More...

Special Sections

Board reverses Sheetz decision

The newest Smithfield Township Sheetz, scheduled to open at 2 p.m. More...

Setback changes proposed for stream

After working on the project for more than a year, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) has made some headway surrounding the development of the Riverview Business Center in Shirley Township. More...

Library not affected by budget stalemate

While the state budget battle rages on in Harrisburg, some local agencies are starting to feel the crunch, but it’s business as usual at the Huntingdon County Library. More...

Local News

Little Miss Princess

Kendall Starr of Neelyton, seated, left, was crowned Little Miss Princess of the Shade Gap Area Fire Co. Wednesday night during the annual Shade Gap Picnic at Harper’s Memorial Park. More...

Three Springs man waives hearing

A Three Springs man accused of inappropriately touching two juvenile females waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday. More...

Area brief

Mapleton community to hold National Night Out event More...

World  Free Access 

Future of peppers murky

Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe. However, as this year’s harvest begins, labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state. More...

Home gardeners should evaluate water needs of plants during time of drought

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn’t mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restrictions. More...

Firefighters expect extreme temperatures

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire east of California’s Napa Valley has charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steep terrain baked by triple digit temperatures, fire officials said Wednesday. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates sweep Twins in two-game series; Phillies fall to Jays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into a race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and Pittsburgh beat Minnesota 10-4 for a two-game swe More...

Moore’s 27 leads Lynx past Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker. More...

Boston’s bummer summer

BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. More...

People/Pastimes

Tussey grad honored by Saxton Lions Club

The Saxton Lions Club announced today that a Saxton young man, Brett Leavelle, has been awarded the service organization’s annual community service and recognition award. More...

Local member appointed to national chairmanship

Bonnie Eichelberger of Alexandria, a member of the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, Auxiliary participated in the 102nd National Convention of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States held July 1 More...

Happy Birthday

WOW, HE’S A TEENAGER! Happy birthday wishes go out to Payton Michael Hack who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, July 30, 2015. He is the son of Greg and Elisha Hack of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grooms also get a say

Dear Annie: Our daughter recently became engaged and we couldn’t be happier. She is our only child and is marrying a great guy. More...

Doctor K

Active surveillance best option for small prostate cancer

DEAR DOCTOR K: After an abnormal PSA test and biopsy, I have been diagnosed with early-stage, non-aggressive prostate cancer. My doctor advised active surveillance. What does this mean? More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT INDIANAPOLIS

1. Mileage master In the closing laps of the Royal Crown 400 at Indy, crew chiefs were telling their drivers to conserve fuel. Kyle Busch can give lessons. After winning Sunday’s race, he drove that No. More...

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How would you rate Kyle Busch’s current streak? You’d easily rate it as great, highly impressive, whatever adjective you want to whip out. But you can also possibly label it underrated. No way. Underrated? More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Ford’s slump A quick look at the season to date shows Ford has gone winless since Brad Keselowski triumphed at Fontana in early spring (March 22). Since then it’s been a tug of war between Chevrolet (eight wins) and Toyota (seven). More...

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