December 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas season adds stress for kids, adults

Christmas is a time to appreciate the wonder and magic of the season, but it’s also a time when trying to create that magic can turn into a stressful situation for kids and adults alike.  More...

Interest in PSU bowl game growing locally

It appears Penn State football fans are gearing up for the Nittany Lions’ appearance in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl Saturday, Dec. 27, as they make plans to travel to New York’s Yankee Stadium.  More...

State  Free Access 

Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from “the divided government that t More...

Storms take over evening news

NEW YORK (AP) — The correspondent most frequently seen on either ABC, CBS or NBC’s evening newscasts this year doesn’t work out of the White House or some overseas trouble zone. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 13   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, Dec. 14   More...

Local Sports

BG denies Clairton 19-18

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle denied Pennsylvania’s most productive offense on Friday to claim the program’s first PIAA Class A football title with a 19-18 victory over uptempo Clairton.  More...

Valley tops Pirates 78-51

Juniata Valley went to its pressure defense right away during Friday evening’s Inter-County Conference North Division opener at Williamsburg. More...

Huntingdon stops Bison 37-25

Facing a long trip to Clearfield for its fifth game in eight days, Huntingdon came out a little flat against the Bison during Friday evening’s Mountain League contest. More...

People/Pastimes

One Woman’s Story

Living and helping others with inherited lung disorder

Wheezing, shortness of breath and chronic bronchitis are often associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More...

SHCHS graduate completes doctorate

Steven and Michelle Locke of Shade Gap are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Dr. Stacy Locke. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia May 22, 2014.  More...

Special Sections

Lighting a path to peace

Juniata College hosts event to take stand against injustice

The subjects of race, violence and injustice have been ongoing topics of discussion and debate in recent months following the highly-publicized events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City, New York.  More...

Medical center awarded funds

An area medical center was recently selected as one of 37 health centers in the state to receive a monetary award.  More...

Narcan legislation slow to take hold

Recently passed state legislation regarding the utilization of naloxone, known by the brand names Narcan or Evzio, to counteract the effects of opioid overdose may take some time to be implemented locally.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Conservation manager updates commissioners

Huntingdon County Conservation District manager Andy Patterson came before the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday with a quarterly update.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Virginia Hargrove Date of Birth: Dec. More...

DUI defendants appear in court

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic heard a number of alcohol related cases in the court of common pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

After push, 136 prisoners held at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is driving a new push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center despite congressional opposition. More...

Report: CIA medics aided abusive tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the early stages of the CIA’s coercive interrogations terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved.  More...

Police demonstrations inspire new protest songs

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stop. Hey, what’s that sound? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kentucky women win 78-62

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jennifer O’Neill finished better than she started for No. More...

Archbishop Wood wins AAA title

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Bucs finish deal with Liriano

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates wanted to keep Francisco Liriano at the top end of their rotation so badly they offered the left-handed pitcher the most lucrative free agent contract in team history.  More...

Religion News

Kentucky: No tax breaks for Noah’s Ark project

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax breaks for a religious-themed park that would feature a 500-foot-long wooden ark because its organizers plan to screen park employees based on religion.  More...

Christians in Action

Southern Huntingdon County Middle School students participating in the Christians in Action (CIA) release time program, from the left, Abby Zimmerman, Dakota Bonnell and Rylan Parson, received achiev More...

Pope marks Latin American feast with Argentine hymns

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating an important Latin American feast day with a Mass featuring Argentine folk hymns.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014:  More...

Discuss issues with physician

Dear Annie: My father is in his late 70s and lives next door to my husband and me. Dad is a capable adult and maintains his household. I love him and am happy that he can take care of himself.  More...

Preventing sleep apnea will help heart

DEAR DOCTOR K: At my last checkup, my doctor asked if I snore. When I told the doctor that my husband says I snore a lot, the doctor said snoring can be a sign of heart disease, particularly in postmenopausal women. More...

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