January 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Turnpike tolls increase again starting Sunday

Motorists planning to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the near future will see an increase in tolls beginning tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

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Creature Feature

Celebrating 35 years of successful partnerships

How many businesses can you name that have been in Huntingdon and Mifflin counties for 35 years?  What were you doing 35 years ago? Some of you weren’t even here 35 years ago, but the Huntingdon County Humane Society (HCHS) was.  More...

Traditional music can brighten wintertime

The marquee brightly glows through the winter gloom, as inviting to us as an inn’s crackling fire was to the early 19th century traveler. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 4   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. 5   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

DeRozan leads Raptors to fifth straight victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88 Friday night.  More...

Four share early lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jordan Spieth thought the Plantation Course was a blast to play when he arrived at Kapalua. He had even more fun Friday.  More...

Texas job to Charlie Strong?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will offer its head coaching job to Louisville’s Charlie Strong and he is expected to accept, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press on Friday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Historic scavenger hunt

Troop 28 Boy Scouts, from the left, Charlie Watson, Sean McLaughlin and Jacob Leydig, spent a couple hours working on their scholarship merit badge over Christmas break by finding items on a scavenge More...

Area man completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Derek King graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Forc More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mary Rose of 6152 Cider Press Road, Huntingdon, who celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Pisces if born before 11:45 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014:  More...

Gas tax passed on to consumer

The new year has brought higher taxes on gasoline and diesel in Pennsylvania after the first of three increases under the new transportation law took effect.  More...

Emergency training crucial

Although minor, the malfunctioning ventilation unit at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon proved it’s important for large facilities to be prepared for an emergency.  More...

Bank teller roles changing

PNC Bank is making a few changes in the next few years, but locally, those changes aren’t slated to take place anytime soon.  The financial institution recently announced it plans to get rid of what people see as the traditional bank telle More...

Safety crucial in winter recreation

Winter brings a special beauty to the outdoors that is fun and exciting to explore; but with that beauty, comes a high degree of danger if one is not prepared.  Park Ranger Melissa Bean with the U.S. More...

World  Free Access 

Snow, cold disrupt large swath of US; more to come

A snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in the Midwest before moving over the Northeast, blanketing the region and unloading nearly 2 feet of snow north of Boston. More...

General News

2013 was the year of unstoppable stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market was unstoppable in 2013. A U.S. More...

New drug approvals from FDA declined

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved 27 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2013, down from 39 new medications in 2012, which was a 15-year high.  More...

Keep pets safe in cold weather

Many pet owners enjoy taking their four-legged friends with them when running errands. More...

Local Sports

Comeback falls short in JC loss to Cabrini

The Juniata College women’s basketball team fell 68-54 to Cabrini College in day one of the New York University Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon. More...

Titans hang on to down NBC 60-58

Tussey Mountain built a good lead through the first three quarters of Friday’s ICC South battle with Northern Bedford at Loysburg. But some foul trouble allowed the Panthers to battle back and Tussey had to hang on for a 60-58 victory.  More...

Hot-shooting Eagles handle Patriots 94-48

The high-powered offense of the Juniata College men’s basketball team was no match for Valley Forge Christian College (VFC) as the Eagles cruised passed the Patriots, 94-48, in the opening game of the annual Holiday Tournament. More...

Religion News

Creation Museum to host debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Israel likes a party, but torn about New Year’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — Happy New Year? Not so fast, if you’re in Israel, where the somber, soul-searching and autumnal new year of the lunar Jewish calendar overshadows the Gregorian’s Jan. 1.  More...

Amish journey to Israel, seeking forgiveness

LANCASTER (AP) — Some members of the Anabaptist community — including a group of local Amish men — have a message for the Jewish people.  They’re sorry.  They expressed their sorrow in words and song during a visit t More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

My insurance claim  Our home was robbed and we had a terrible time with the claim. As a result, we now take photos of jewelry and valuables. When buying jewelry, I always request a detailed description.   Cold feet  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A very weird thing has happened

Dear Annie: Years ago, Ann Landers published an essay about a woman who sees a stranger in the mirror. Can you reprint it? It’s very apropos to what some of my friends and I are going through. — NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GIRL More...

Doctor K

Plant-based foods provide adequate protein

DEAR DOCTOR K: My teenage daughter has become a vegetarian. How can I make sure she gets enough protein?  DEAR READER: You have less to worry about than you might think. More...

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