February 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Loved ones remembered with luminaries

Luminaries lined the snowy walkways of The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, Sunday night as friends, family members and staff gathered to celebrate the lives of those lost at the annual Lights of Love event.  More...

State  Free Access 

Craigslist killing suspect claims 22 others

SUNBURY (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the More...

Prosecutor eyes gas royalty check complaints

HARRISBURG (AP) — Following a request by a state senator from northern Pennsylvania, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reviewing whether her office has jurisdiction to investigate complaints into the costs that natural gas exploration gia More...

‘Killer heroin’ causing fatal overdoses in East

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 17   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Glorioso, Green and Oliver win titles

Huntingdon runs away with team trophy

’Cats put nine in regional; Trojans five   Huntingdon wrestling put its stamp of approval on the District 6-AA championship tournament in Altoona over the weekend. More...

Juniata blitzes Mariners 80-40

Women’s Basketball:

Juniata College women’s basketball improved to 12-11 overall Saturday afternoon after routing the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 80-40. The Eagles are now 5-7 in Landmark Conference play and sit in a tie for fourth in the league. More...

Eagles fall short of Merchant Marine

Men’s Basketball:

In front of a packed house in Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center Saturday afternoon, the Juniata College men’s basketball team fell 66-61 in a tight battle against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. More...

Senior Spotlight

How to Build a Social Life as a Senior Citizen

When a mature person loses a spouse, a close friend, or even a pet, it can be very easy to lose perspective on life. It is all too easy slip into sadness and seclusion and stop relating with people who once filled an important part in daily life. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius if born before 9:59 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Pisces. The Moon is in Libra all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014:  More...

Another storm to swipe county

Area folks who are growing weary of what seems to be a never-ending train of storms dumping snow on the county should brace themselves for another two to four inches of the white stuff tonight through Tuesday morning.  More...

Lunar new year marked by JC Chinese Spring Festival

Turning their backs on the snow covering the landscape outside, 250 guests turned out Saturday evening to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival sponsored by the Chinese Club at Juniata College marking the new year on the lunar calendar.  More...

Conservation funds slated to aid farmers

The Huntingdon County Conservation District is one of just 97 projects across the state that has received grant funds from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  More...

Local News

Todd Twp. EMC expresses concern over triathlon event

During its Feb. More...

Array of cases heard in court of common pleas

An array of cases passed through the Huntingdon County Common Pleas Court Friday.  More...

Police Log

Simple assault   More...

General News

House Dems try to force votes on wage, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws.  To try to accomplish that in the GOP-controlled House, Democrats ar More...

Olympic Viewing: Sagging ratings, Costas to rescue

Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics:  More...

Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Watson wins at Riviera; Webb in Australia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bubba Watson wasn’t about to let another chance get away.  Two weeks after Watson made a pair of late bogeys in the Phoenix Open, he delivered the best closing round at Riviera in some three decades. More...

Russia struggling on the ice

Olympic Roundup:

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia is having a tough time winning on the Olympic ice, and the Netherlands can’t seem to lose.  The Russians were forced into a second straight shootout on Sunday and now must play an extra game to reach the m More...

Fog causes Olympic delays

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Thick fog lingering over the mountains Monday caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until Tuesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Little-known facts about Abraham Lincoln

Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both made their marks on American history, so much so that every year Americans celebrate their birth and influence with Presidents’ Day.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ruth Book, a resident of the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, who turns 103 years old today, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophie Zada Fisher-Sneath who turns 3 years old today, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t turn this into a standoff

Dear Annie: The past four years of my marriage have been difficult. My husband and I have made many poor financial decisions, and we also have intimacy issues.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Where am I?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUNDOFF, about businesses and posting addresses: More...

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