January 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislators favor state lottery deal

Opponents of the efforts to privatize the state lottery have cited potential job and revenue losses plus lack of public scrutiny as reasons why they oppose it, but if it will be a benefit to senior citizens in Huntingdon County and throughout the sta More...

Locals object to lifting gas tax cap

One reported key element of the transportation bill Gov. More...

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N.Y. newspaper removes handgun permit holder data

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York newspaper that outraged gun owners by posting the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits removed the information from its website Friday.  More...

State’s county sheriffs’ gun control position remains same

The executive director of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association, Robert Wollyung, announces that the position of the county sheriffs of this state has not changed in regard to gun control. More...

Area brief

Former assistant district attorney excited for dynamic campaign

HUNTINGDON CO. — Gregory A. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Jan. 20   More...

Local Sports

Rockets post first win

Southern Huntingdon came out and took control of the game from the opening tip and held off a late Mount Union charge to log their first win of the season Friday night in Orbisonia with a 53-44 victory.  The win was an Inter-County Conference in More...

Trojans fall short 65-44 at Claysburg

The Mount Union boys basketball team continues to struggle, being down two starters, falling 65-44 in an Inter-County Conference North match up in Claysburg Friday night.  More...

Fay’s 26 lifts Pirates to 65-49 win at Valley

In a key Inter-County Conference North Division matchup Friday, Juniata Valley had too many things going wrong to overcome the visiting Blue Pirates. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon couple marks 50 years of marriage

Richard and Julia (Hanawalt) Smyers of Huntingdon celebrate 50 years of marriage today, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The couple was united in marriage in 1963 at the former Center Union Baptist Church by the late Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaidyn Lynn Swanger who turns 4 years old today, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Her very proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. More...

Special Occasions

Jan. 20, 2013  Happy birthday to Phyllis Hanks of Huntingdon who will celebrate her 95th birthday tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Happy birthday, Phyllis! nnnnn  Betty Hunter of Mapleton celebrates her birthday tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Whitening teeth at home Try using baking soda with just bit of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. If you use this twice a week, you will see a difference.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t pressure your brother

Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and afraid that my brother is gay.  More...

Doctor K

Appendicitis requires immediate medical attention

DEAR DOCTOR K: Every time my husband has abdominal pain, he worries that it’s appendicitis. Can you tell me the actual symptoms so I can assure him he’s fine? More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 6:04 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013:  More...

District attorney seeks judgeship

Addressing a standing-roomonly crowd of local and county officials, law enforcement officers, Republicans, Democrats, friends and family, Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic announced his candidacy for judge of the Huntingdon County Cour More...

County constable to run for sheriff

A second candidate plans to seek the office of Huntingdon County Sheriff in the spring primary election Tuesday, May 21.  Donald R. More...

Transportation fund to end limit

Local legislators believe the proposed lifting of the cap on the gas tax, as part of Gov. Tom Corbett’s multi-million transportation fund budget set to be revealed in detail next week, is an unfortunate, but necessary evil.  More...

World  Free Access 

Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.  More...

Officials: One American dead in Algerian standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. More...

General News

Saxton Library

The library will be hosting a Facebook security class Thursday, Feb. 7. Two times are available for the class — 1-2:30 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. The class will be taught by Amy Horell, the digital librarian from the Altoona Area Public Library. More...

Area brief

Flu shot clinic at Lewistown Hospital   More...

Dear Abby’s legacy: Wit, warmth and snappy advice

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men had recently bought a house together in San Francisco, and the neighbors were annoyed. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena, Azarenka reach fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Title favorite Serena Williams and defending champion Victoria Azarenka advanced in contrasting styles Saturday to the fourth round of the Australian Open.  Williams, aiming for a third consecutive major title, More...

Gonzalez step closer to leaving a champion

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Tony Gonzalez remembers talking to Michael Strahan after the former New York Giants defensive lineman won a Super Bowl title in his final game.  Talk about going out in style.  More...

Sixers top Raptors in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia’s points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-101 on Frida More...

Religion News

St. Vincent de Paul faces decreased funds

The Society of St. More...

Ministry in music

Trinity Assembly of God Church, 2411 Cassady Ave., Huntingdon, will host One Accord at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in praise and worship. More...

New plaintiffs join suit alleging abuse coverup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

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