January 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New and used vehicle sales increasing locally

Local auto dealers are looking forward to an upswing in both new and used vehicle sales as buyers set out to the car lots in search of a new set of wheels.  More...

Former Black Panther has nonviolent message

Martin Luther King Jr. was more than just a historical figure for whom a day in January has been dedicated.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Scott Wilson Date of Birth: 3/18/1984 Age: 29 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 130 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): 663 Sandy Run Road, Hopewell; 1101 14th Ave., Altoona; 403 More...

Huntingdon County Library

Are you tired of the winter months already? Rejuvenate your weekends with a cozy mystery and movie rental from our collection. Movies can be rented for a full week for only $1.  Children’s Corner  By VENUS LEIDY  More...

JC professor to give afternoon lecture

Starlight has been used as a medium for astrological readings, astrophysical research and even to set a romantic mood, but a Juniata College physics professor will explain how the dimming of starlight from solar systems can hold clues to the structur More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 18   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. 19   More...

Local Sports

Hornets edge Pirates 51-50

Juniata Valley had a strong first half and played solid defense throughout its Inter- County Conference North battle at Williamsburg Friday evening. More...

Claysburg takes 74-32 bite out of Trojans

Mount Union played its third road game this week at Claysburg-Kimmel Friday night and did not look good in this one. Turnovers were the biggest factor in the Bulldogs easily winning a 74-32 decision.  More...

HCA teams lose

Both Huntingdon Christian Academy basketball teams suffered home losses to Great Commission Friday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Charles John Prough who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. His proud parents are Timothy and Jodi Prough of Huntingdon. More...

Religion News

Protests at abortion clinics back at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The regulation of protests outside abortion clinics returns to the Supreme Court today for the first time since 2000.  The state of Massachusetts is defending a law that prohibits abortion protests any closer than 35 feet More...

Kerry visits papal diplomat to talk Mideast peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Intrigued by signals of an invigorated papal diplomacy, U.S. More...

ACLU raises questions about KCC email

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says an official email sent by a Kansas Corporation Commission employee discussing his religious beliefs may have opened the KCC to legal liability.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You never know what will happen

Dear Annie: My brother, “William,” recently passed away in his sleep. His passing came as a shock to everyone. He wasn’t ill or showing any indication that something was wrong. We suspect it was a heart attack. More...

Doctor K

Music can promote healing, ease stress

DEAR DOCTOR K: I believe music helped my mother recover after her stroke. Is there a connection between music and health?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014:  More...

Service fee hike could aid county

Huntingdon County could benefit from new state legislation that calls for a proposed increase in 911 service fees land line and cellphone customers pay.  More...

Residents targeted in computer scam

In what seems to be a long string of various computer scams, local residents have recently been targets of a plan to remotely access computers for information.  According to Huntingdon Computer Workshop owner Carla Knapp, she’s been gettin More...

Area FedEx shipping options increase

County residents will no longer have to travel far from home to ship their packages via FedEx.  As of Jan. 9, a FedEx dropoff box is in place outside the Huntingdon Copy-Rite & Banner Zone at 105 Mount Vernon Ave. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Two students shot in Philly school gym

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A boy and a girl hanging out with a group of fellow students in a high school gym were shot and wounded Friday afternoon, police said.  More...

Company files for bankruptcy after W.Va. chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

General News

A healthy breakfast and a healthy weight

If you think skipping breakfast will help you maintain a healthy weight, you might want to think again. In fact, MyPlate recommendations include starting the day with a good breakfast:  Start with breakfast  More...

In three-horse Oscar race, who’s the favorite?

In a hydra-headed Oscar race, “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that’s a good thing.  More...

Analysis: Obama’s grand plan for Mideast shrinks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after pledging to remake the U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reed shoots another 63

LA QUINTA, Calif. More...

Sharapova into 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova recovered from the longest, hottest match of her career to beat Alize Cornet 6-1, 7-6 (6) Saturday and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.  More...

Vandy hires Mason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

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