December 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Effectiveness of antibacterial soap questioned

The FDA recently announced manufacturers of antibacterial and antimicrobial hand soaps and washes will soon have to prove antibacterial soap will be more effective than using regular soap and water, which is one ruling with which J.C. More...

Area churches announce Christmas Eve services

15th Street United Methodist Church — The public is invited to attend Christmas Eve services to be held at the 15th Street United Methodist Church of Huntingdon Tuesday, Dec. 24. More...

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Local News

Shirley Twp. holds final meeting of the year

SHIRLEY TWP. — Shirley Township Supervisors convened Dec. 19 for their final meeting of 2013.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Justin Fedishin Date of Birth: 8/9/1989 Age: 24 Height: 5 feet, 11 inches Weight: 140 Eye color: Blue Hair color: Brown   Last known address(es): 8372 Hudson St., Three Springs, 8510 Elliots Run Road, Three Sp More...

Police Log

Harassment   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 21   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.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans rebound 55-42

It was one of those nights for the Mount Union boy’s basketball team when the ball just rolls the wrong way. The Trojans got off to a very sluggish start and just could not get dialed in. More...

Tussey suffers first loss

Tussey Mountain played a tough game at Chestnut Ridge Friday night and came up just short on the scoreboard. The Titans were unable to get a final shot at tying the game and the Lions won 61-58.  More...

Rockets beaten 64-50 at McConnellsburg

Southern Huntingdon had one quarter that put the team in a hole at McConnellsburg Friday. The Rockets placed four players in double figures but lost to the Spartans 64-50.  Jesse Piper led the Rockets (0-5, 0-2 ICC South) with 14 points. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Big Ten foes to battle for title

SEATTLE (AP) — Whatever the result in the final, it has already been a special postseason run for 12th-seeded Wisconsin.  More...

Kobe out six weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar guard.  An MRI exam on Thursday revealed Bryant ha More...

Turner’s buzzer beater gives Sixers win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Evan Turner hit the winning basket at the buzzer and scored 29 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 121-120, overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.  Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 16.9 seconds left More...

Special Sections

Work continues to market area

As the end of 2013 approaches, there are a number of commercial buildings that remain empty and Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) will continue to market those buildings into the new year.  Amy Wise, executive director of HCBI, said More...

Cutting legislature is lengthy process

In a late legislative session, the state House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would reduce the size of the state legislature.  More...

Crews remove cars from MU tracks

After roughly one-half century of occupying an old East Broad Top rail yard in Mount Union, a collection of box cars and coal hoppers are clearing out.  Workers with Valenti Excavating Inc., of Clymer, Indiana County, launched into their task la More...

State  Free Access 

Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.  More...

Fury and frustration over Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target’s security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.  Angry Target customers expressed their displeasure in comm More...

Wausau police dog comes from Steelers quarterback

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The funding for a new police dog in a city where most residents are Green Bay Packers fans is coming from an unlikely source.  More...

General News

Fun ways to keep kids healthy

MILWAUKEE, WI – Winter break is a time when parents may be challenged to occupy their children in ways that are more stimulating than simply having them watch TV and play video games.  More...

Nutrition labels decoded

Tips for interpreting Nutrition Facts labels

Take a trip to the grocery store and you’ll encounter miles of aisles stocked with thousands of food products. Every product has a story to tell or better yet, sell. More...

‘Duck Dynasty’ fans react to Robertson’s hiatus

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the A&E network suspended “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks More...

People/Pastimes

Local students named to fall 2013 dean’s list

Local students named to the fall 2013 term dean’s list at Robert Morris University include Preston Ketner, who is majoring in computer information systems, Bethany Ledford, who is majoring in nursing, both of Huntingdon, Dylan Fields of Dudley, More...

Happy Anniversary

Dec. 22, 2013  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Edwin and Polly Wheland of 8224 Gorsuch Road, Huntingdon, who will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Happy anniversary, Edwin and Polly!   More...

Religion News

‘One Starry Night’

Mark and Mindy Brown of Broad Top City appeared as Mary and Joseph in this Nativity scene which was a part of the Robertsdale Church of God’s “One Starry Night” interactive walk-thr More...

First Baptist Birthday Group meets

Friends of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at Jan’s Family Restaurant Dec. 10. Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer.  Sandy Talbot served a delicious cherry puff for dessert after the meal. More...

Doomsday minister Harold Camping dead at 92

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Annie's Mailbox

Feel free to to date, but keep your own home

Dear Annie: I am in my late 70s and have been with a wonderful man for some time now. “Joe” and I both lost our spouses several years ago. We each own our own homes and are debt-free, although I have to watch my finances more closely. More...

Doctor K

Strengthening, stretching can heal back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: My lower back has been giving me trouble. Could you describe some exercises to strengthen it?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013  More...

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