January 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec, Local 180 lockout ongoing

The Penelec lockout of the 140 workers of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 180 is going deeper into its second month and neither side appears ready to give in on the labor dispute.  FirstEnergy, the Penelec parent company, is st More...

UGI customers notified of email billing scams

UGI Utilities has issued a warning about spam emails asking customers to pay their bills via links in an email.  The emails claim to come from the PG&E Energy or Atmos Energy Corp., which work with UGI, but they are actually attempts to infe More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dennis Ranck Date of Birth: 7/31/1991 Age: 22 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 130 pounds Eye color: Blue Hair color: Brown Last known address(es):  243 Liverpool St., Mount Union, 54 Riverside Drive, Mou More...

Boyd case continued again

The case against Maria Boyd, who is charged with causing the death of her 6-week-old infant son in 2010, was scheduled for jury selection Monday, Jan. 13, in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, but has since been continued.  More...

HASD Foundation funds Science in Motion program

The Huntingdon Area School District Educational Foundation (HASDEF) has awarded the Huntingdon Area School District more than $12,000 to date to fund the Juniata College mobile science program called Science in Motion (SIM).  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 11   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

Hornets win showdown with Trojans

Juniata Valley battled through an early rush by visiting Mount Union, then settled in to capture a key 63-45 verdict over the Trojans.  The win lifts he Hornets to 9-2 for the season and to 4-1 in the ICC North. More...

Tussey keeps rolling with win over Rockets

Breanna Kendrick poured in a game-high 21 points and led four Tussey Mountain players in double figures as the Titans used a 23-point second quarter to pull away from visiting Southern Huntingdon for a 62-25 Inter- County Conference South Division vi More...

Trojans hand Southern 66-18 loss

Southern Huntingdon and Mount Union were both wrestling for the second consecutive night. More...

Religion News

Vatican to Legion: Reform has only just begun

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican delegate running the troubled Legion of Christ urged its priests on Wednesday to elect a new leadership worthy of authority, after suffering for years from shame and suspicion following revelations that its found More...

N.C. teacher’s book helps Muslim kids learn Arabic

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — While teaching at the Annoor Islamic Center, Hanadi Rashad saw a opportunity in the marketplace — an accessible and easy way for Muslim children growing up in the United States to learn Arabic.  More...

Poland plans tourist route through old towns

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Historians are preparing a tourist route leading through about 60 old Jewish towns along Poland’s border with Belarus and Ukraine.  The effort will include both on-the-ground sightseeing guides available in late More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is nothing but hearsay

Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small bakery. I’ve had the same employee, “Sue,” for the past nine years. She is lazy and uninvolved, and I gave her a so-so review. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini if born before 7:25 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Year highlighted by state senator

State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Food bank need continues to increase

The Huntingdon Area Food Bank met the needs of nearly 280 families during the holiday season. More...

Winter vacationers seek escape from cold

Between the snow, ice and the arctic blasts the winter has dealt so far, it’s no wonder some area residents have booked vacations to whisk them away to warmer climates.  More...

General News

Growing number of seniors caring for peers

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings. More...

House bill targets health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new security requirements on President Barack Obama’s health care law as Republicans maintained an electionyear focus on the contentious program and its troubled rollout.& More...

Study: Positive thinking helps migraine drug work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new study suggests patients’ expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NASCAR replaces Darby

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four years after launching a search for a new Sprint Cup Series director, NASCAR finally found a replacement for garage boss John Darby.  More...

Change is for voters

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hall of Fame says it’s up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process.  More...

Nets deal Heat loss in double OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

Financial literacy program planned

“Right on the Money,” a financial literacy program, will be presented in four sessions to parents and children in pre-K through third grade during the story hour at Saxton Community Library.  Depending on the weather and school cance More...

Births

Travis and Rebecca (Runk) Mills of Six Mile Run are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Katherine Mills, at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at UPMC Bedford. More...

Area student named to dean’s list

Robert Colton III was named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at Alderson Broaddus College, Philippi, W.Va.  He is currently majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.  Colton is the son of Bob and Maureen Colton of More...

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