December 2016


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Recent Deaths 12/28/16

Carol Lee Dittman, 59, of Knox, died Dec. 26, 2016. Albert L. Reese, 75, of Belleville, New Jersey, died Dec. 23, 2016. Marlene H. Richards, 73,…


In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is pictured during first half NBA basketball action against Toronto Raptors in Toronto.  On Tuesday, Dec. 27,  James, who ended 52 years of sports heartache by bringing Cleveland a championship and used his superstar platform to address social causes, was chosen as The Associated Press 2016 Male Athlete of the Year. (AP)

LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland’s streets, surrounding the convertible that he…





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Pet of the day 12/27/16

Macy is an approximately 1 year old female Border Collie/German Shepard mix. Macy is friendly, loves to play in the yard and enjoys the attention…




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Day-before-Christmas run

Members and friends of the Hasson Heights Community Church Moving With Purpose running group met Saturday morning, Dec. 24, 2016, for their annual day-before-Christmas run. Three…




In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, United States' Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

Biles is female athlete of year

NEW YORK (AP) – Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage…



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Recent Deaths 12/27/16

Beryl T. Snyder, 83, of Clarion, died Dec. 24, 2016. Gary Albert Gustavson, 72, of Franklin, died Dec. 25, 2016. James L. Harkless Sr., 83, of…


Colored lights are seen on a neighbor's spruce tree.

Christmas sparkle

Christmas lights seem to shine a little brighter at night and several of the Applegate pets don their holiday hats. Merry Christmas and a Happy…





Ben Roethlisberger threw for 279 yards and two scores in Sunday's victory. (AP)

Steelers rally to clinch AFC North

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers rode Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm and Antonio Brown’s left arm to the AFC North title. Roethlisberger shook off a…