October 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GOP to host state sen. at annual fall gathering

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee will be rallying county party members ahead of the November General Election at its annual fall dinner Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  Huntingdon County Republican chair C. More...

Government shuts down

Local USDA, campgrounds at Seven Points affected

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending mo More...

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Local News

Shirley Twp. car collection inspires residents’ petition

A group of Allenport residents brought their concerns to the table at this month’s Shirley Township meeting regarding a collection of old vehicles near the elementary school.  More...

GOP demanded lawmakers pay more for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 18,000 people — including members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice president — would lose the employer-provided health insurance under a condition that Rep More...

Oil falls to near $102 amid government shutdown

The price of oil slipped closer to $102 a barrel Tuesday after parts of the U.S. government were ordered to shut down because of a budget impasse in Washington.  More...

General News

Fact Check: Slippery claims on health law, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is the insurance industry’s most powerful pitchman these days as he drums up interest in the health insurance markets opening for business today. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rays move on with 5-2 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The first person David Price looked for after pitching the Tampa Bay Rays into the playoffs was third baseman Evan Longoria.  Price yelled after the two locked eyes, and they embraced to start the celebration.  More...

Pirates don’t want a ‘cameo’ appearance

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where most saw misery and chaos, Clint Hurdle saw something else entirely.  The day Hurdle took over as the Pittsburgh Pirates manager in December, 2010, he spoke about electrifying the city. More...

Tussey rolls to 12-0 win over Hancock

Tussey Mountain needed a game to shake off its recent troubles and get things going in the right direction again. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Ashley Kay Plummer and Gary Lee Frehn II, both of Rockhill, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryan Christopher Taylor who turns 1 year old today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. His proud parents are Christopher and Danielle (Swanger) Taylor of Petersburg. More...

United in Marriage

Everhart-Acker   Jami Leigh Acker and Jason Christopher Everhart were united in marriage July 7, 2013, at the State College Alliance Church, 1221 W. Whitehall Road, State College.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counseling can help sort out feelings

Dear Annie: I am a 57-year-old woman, and my husband is 61. We met online and spent weekends together for seven months before getting married. I was deeply in love with him for the first six months.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

BY JACQUELINE BIGAR   A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra if born before 6:44 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013:  More...

Motorists urged to watch for deer

Hunters don’t have to be headed to the woods for Saturday’s archery season opener to see some deer, in fact, many motorists on Huntingdon County roads will see a number of deer crossing their path this time of year.  According to sta More...

BTC council to aid sewage committee

With an increase in monthly sewage fees at the first of the new year imminent, Broad Top City Borough Council Monday evening agreed it should participate in the sewage committee’s upcoming budget meeting.  More...

Journey for Health

Chris Major, a Birdvale native and 2000 graduate of Mount Union Area High School, returned home Monday night with the Journey to Health bike tour. More...

State  Free Access 

Insurance rate, network info coming to website

HARRISBURG (AP) — More information about health plans that Pennsylvanians can shop for on a federally run online exchange is expected to be available Tuesday as a key element of the 2010 health care law unfolds.   More...

Lawmaker proposes an alternative approach to pension reform

HARRISBURG (AP) — A key Republican lawmaker proposed borrowing $9 billion Monday as part of a new approach to rein in the soaring costs of pensions for nearly 380,000 Pennsylvania teachers and state employees.  More...

Caterpillar plant staying in state

YORK (AP) — Heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats pick up third straight win

Huntingdon pulled out a doubles sweep during Monday afternoon’s non-league match and posted its third straight victory with a 4-3 decision at Central Mountain.  Sophomore Mandy Gaugler and freshman Nicki McClure put together a pair of stro More...

Junior Varsity

Football Huntingdon 13 Penns Valley 0   A pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns lifted Huntingdon to a 13-0 junior varsity victory over Penns Valley Monday afternoon in Spring Mills.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Arrows Away   More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Old habits are hard to break   More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Sept. 27

Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 27.  House  More...

Op-Ed

Expect more, and do the extra

Huntingdon County, you have great kids. Yes, you have really wonderful kids. Why do people stare at me when I say that? More...

Chatter Box

It’s October already

Can you believe it’s October already? I feel like it was summer just yesterday. Regardless, we’ve had some absolutely beautiful fall days recently, haven’t we?  More...

Healthy Living

THE DEBATE OVER FOODS CONTAINING GMOs CONTINUES

The foods people eat and how those foods are grown and manufactured has long been a topic of contention. Recently, the subject of genetically modi.ed organisms, or GMOs, has garnered its share of attention.   More...

MEN’S DIET PLANS NOT SO DIFFERENT FROM WOMEN’S

Though many diet plans are geared to women, a fair share of men are interested in shedding pounds, too. More...

Doctor K

Antiviral medicines can help ease shingles pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been diagnosed with shingles. What can I take for the pain?  More...

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