October 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Indian summer temps expected until Friday

It looks as if another Indian summer has arrived in Huntingdon County.  According to the National Weather Service Bureau (NWS) in State College, the forecast is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s f More...

Foreign policy wraps up presidential debates

After last week’s rough-andtumble town hall debate, presidential candidates Gov. More...

Local News

Rockhill Council passes tentative 2013 budget

Members of Rockhill Borough Council passed their tentative budget for 2013 at Monday night’s regular board meeting with a few amendments to the budget.  One item of concern for council member Marge Rogers was for telephone service for the More...

HCBI tables Cambria County Foreign Trade Zone request

Members of the Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board of directors voted to table a decision to support a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) request at a Cambria County airport during their monthly meeting Monday.  More...

Man faces charges of theft of vehicle, eluding police

A 23-year-old Maryland man is currently in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail after he attempted to steal a vehicle at Sheetz along Route 22 in Smithfield Township and later stole a dump truck from a local business Saturday night.&nbs More...

World  Free Access 

Poll

Where the public stands on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sparred over foreign policy in the final presidential debate before the Nov. 6 presidential election. More...

Commentary

Taxes go up in 2013 for 163 million workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama isn’t talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase regardless of who wins the election.  More...

Local Sports

Storied franchises back for title shot

Way back in spring training, Hunter Pence hit a wicked grounder that smacked Miguel Cabrera in the face. More...

Huntingdon meets Tyrone again for District play-in

One goal for this season can be checked off as the Huntingdon girls’ soccer team has made it into the postseason. The next obstacle is a play-in game for the District Six Class AA tournament against Tyrone at Hollidaysburg today at 5 p.m.  More...

Juniata’s Dahmus, Nye named Landmark players of the week

The Landmark Conference named junior Emma Dahmus (Lower Dauphin) the field hockey offensive player of the week for her outstanding effort over the weekend, the league announced Monday. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Romney vs. Obama — the continuous debate

Both the second debate and James E. Hyslop’s reply letter to my Oct. 2 op-ed were published the same day. Much of what we heard Oct. 16 basically confirmed each of our positions, and solidified the facts over which we debate.  More...

Election letter deadline

The Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election is not far away and it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

Chatter Box

Warm weather perfect for parade

Monday’s warm weather brought the crowds out for Huntingdon’s Halloween Parade. Hopefully Thursday’s weather will be just as nice for Mount Union’s parade. More...

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Homemade peanut butter a healthy snack

Peanut butter is not only a staple of children’s lunches, but it also is a healthy food. While commercially made peanut butter is popular, foodies can also make their own homemade peanut butter.   More...

Some startling smoking stats

Despite the negative health implications of smoking tobacco, millions of people continue to light up each and every day. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cheaper cat spaying  If you’ve recently adopted a cat, then I suggest getting a voucher from the nearest Humane Society. I got one and a normally $150-$200 spay only cost me $45. Best deal ever!   Better ground meats  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This doesn’t have to be an insurmountable problem

Dear Annie: I recently married “Kevin,” who has been divorced for four years. We decided to live in his house. I knew we’d have adjustment issues, but even so, things don’t seem to be working out.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 4 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012: More...

Bleyer workers forced to strike

After four years of attempts to negotiate a contract, union employees of Bleyer Industries, Inc., Mount Union, made the final and difficult decision to strike.  At approximately 6:30 a.m., approximately 49 employees took to the picket line, stat More...

Pizza chain remodels to offer seating

If county residents have been tuning into the radio recently, they may have heard an ad for Domino’s Pizza claiming, “I can have Domino’s delivered to me, and now I can deliver me to Domino’s.”  More...

State  Free Access 

AG’s race highlight of row office contests

HARRISBURG (AP) — For ambitious Pennsylvania politicians, there may be no better career springboard than the three statewide row offices that are open in the Nov. 6 election.  More...

Sparks fly over Sandusky at AG candidates’ debate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky, guns, experience and independence from Gov. More...

Police: Girl reportedly taken during homicide

KING OF PRUSSIA (AP) — The father of an infant reported abducted during a homicide in suburban Philadelphia has made an emotional plea for his daughter’s return.  Police in Montgomery Township’s Upper Merion Township held a bri More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg Fire Co. kicks off annual fund drive

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 23   AA Meeting p 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 

Giants batter Cards 9-0 to reach World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After all the Giants had overcome to get back to the World Series, a late shower wasn’t about to dampen their celebration.  All right, it was a driving downpour.  More...

Leyland, Bochy can manage stress

The longer it goes, the messier this World Series is likely to get.  Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing.  More...

Bears’ defense traps Lions 13-7

CHICAGO (AP) — There was a big gasp going through the stadium as Jay Cutler writhed in pain on the field.  He rose to his feet. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Caleb Shane Price, 11668 Town Hill St., Shade Gap, and Erica Lynn Hall, 17116 Jack’s Mountain Road, Mapleton.  Robert James Frew, 7946 Starlite Drive, Huntingdon, and Ralina Ann Wilson, also of Huntingdon.  David Eugene Bartlebaugh, 2 More...

Engaged to Wed

Jacquelynn Natasha Love and Joshua Kenneth Eichelberger are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robbie Love of Robertsdale and Irene Kaminsky of Wood. More...

Enaged to Wed

Melissa Sue Spickler and Jarred Scott Bishop, both of Mill Creek, are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Wanda Spickler of Mill Creek. More...

School News

Local student selected for SEED Scholarship

Kayla Lane of Saxton has been selected for the SEED Scholarship at Saint Francis University’s Small Business Development Center. More...

Doctor K

Risk factors increase chances of osteoporosis in men

DEAR DOCTOR K: Do men need to worry about osteoporosis? Doesn’t it affect mostly women?  More...

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