January 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Class to explore volunteer struggles

A brand new course offering at Juniata College will afford students the opportunity to learn more about the difficulties experienced by volunteer emergency services and compile valuable data to address them.  “Policy and Community” w More...

Weather could affect weekend travel plans

Motorists venturing out this morning might want to use caution.  The National Weather Service State College bureau forecasted a mix of sleet and snow to start falling in the area before daybreak today with freezing rain expected throughout the More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: John Paluscio Date of Birth: Sept. 9, 1989 Age: 26 years old Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 140 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown   More...

Well-known PA to join Primary Care Center

J.C. Blair Medical Services Inc. is pleased to announce physician’s assistant Russ Sharpless will be joining the physicians and staff of J.C. Blair’s Primary Care Center, located on the hospital campus, in the new year. More...

J.C. Blair offers tips for New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are often looked to as a way to bring on exciting changes in the new year. J.C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 3   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. 4   More...

Local Sports

Trojans survive slow start

Mount Union’s wrestlers got off to a very slow start against visiting Bellwood Friday night and had to relay on five forfeits from the Blue Devils to post a 54-24 victory.  With the win, Mount Union improves to 6-1 on the season, while Bel More...

Junior High Results

Wrestling

Mount Union 73 Bellwood-Antis 18   Mount Union’s junior high wrestling team jumped out to a 42-0 lead over visiting Bellwood last evening, then cruised to a 73-18 victory.  The Trojans won seven times by fall and picked out four More...

People/Pastimes

Granddaughter of area residents completes degree

Tori Sechrist graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in chemical engineering with a minor in environmental engineering Dec. 19.  She has accepted a position with Halliburton in New Mexico.  More...

Births

Brandon Brown of Dudley and Sonya Seiberling of Defiance are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Briella Rose Brown, at 12:03 a.m. Dec. 30, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. More...

‘Moo-ve’ over alternatives, milk packs a nutrient punch

Soy, rice and almond milk. Are these nondairy milks giving you the nutrients you need? The truth is, not all milk alternatives have the same nutrients as real milk, so it’s important to know what you are getting in each glass.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Tangled hair  My sister who is a hairdresser told me that the best way to untangle little girls’ hair is to put some conditioner in the tangle and let it sit for five minutes. Then rinse. It should be much easier to comb out the tangles. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is not a solution for depressed people

Dear Annie: You printed a telephone number for people who are suicidal and need help. Fine. How about a contact number for people who wish to die with dignity? People who want to leave forever and who have good reason to do so? More...

Doctor K

Get the protein you need from plant foods

By ANTHONY L. KOMAROFF, M.D.

DEAR DOCTOR K: How much protein do I need? Should I drink protein shakes to make sure I get enough? More...

Special Sections

Campaign likely set local records

Ahead of the official swearing in of new members of the state House of Representatives Tuesday, Jan. 6, a likely record $280,000 was spent in the race for the 81st Legislative District, and the winner was outspent three to one.  More...

DA reflects on ’14, plans for new year

After a year in office, Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith is looking ahead to 2015, a year he will run for office.  More...

People seek assistance with health care plans

According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, 180,046 people have signed up for health insurance plans through the health care exchanges at Healthcare.gov.  More...

State  Free Access 

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. More...

General News

Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.  When he closed Foster Family Music in late December, not one was still selling pianos in the Quad-Cities area of Iowa More...

At med school, ‘Seinfeld’ used as teaching tool

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. More...

Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rondo leads Mavs in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo scored the Mavericks’ first 10 points in his return to Boston, finishing with a seasonhigh 29 on Friday night to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory over the Celtics.  More...

Downie scores twice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steve Downie scored twice after missing five games with the mumps, and the Pittsburgh Penguins used a three-goal, first-period lead to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Friday night.  More...

Malone, Eric Staal score as ’Canes edge Flyers

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Religion News

Religion in India bubbles over into politics

NEW DELHI (AP) — In small-town northern India, Muslims are offered food and money to convert to Hinduism. If that doesn’t suffice, they say they’re threatened. More...

Leader of African Hebrew Israelites dies

JERUSALEM (AP) — The spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites, a polygamous vegan group that believes some black Americans descended from a Jewish tribe, has died aged 75.  Ben Ammi Ben Israel died Saturday, the group announced on More...

Diocese wants ex-teacher’s jury award cut

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese wants to reduce a jury’s nearly $2 million award to a former teacher fired by church officials for trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 5, 2015:  More...

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars 2015

The Stars Show the Kind of Year You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive;  3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult  ARIES (March 21-April 19)  More...

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