December 2017


Recent Deaths 12/27/17

Ronald O. Whitehill, 90, of Lafayette Hill, formerly of Clarion, died Dec. 24, 2017. Marian Elizabeth Goughler, 63, of Dallas, Georgia, died Dec. 18, 2017….

Josie 2

Pet of the day 12/26/17

Josie appears to be an adult, female, Pug/Beagle mix that came to the rescue as a stray after being found wandering around the local Walmart…

This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows lentil soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Lentil soup

Servings: 8 Start to finish: 45 minutes, including cook time 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups chopped) 1 stalk celery,…

Northern cardinal - Photo by Jeffrey Hall

Winter Wings

As the snow falls and the temperatures cool, more and more winter birds are filtering into the region. Jeffrey Hall, of Franklin, a member of…


Recent Deaths 12/26/17

Norma Jean (Shreffler) Heeter, 85, formerly of Seneca and Oil City, died Dec. 22, 2017. Emma J. (Marshall) Lutz, 91, of Oil City, died Dec. 23, 2017….


Being Santa

“Santa played properly is a beautiful thing!” – Ray Eldridge, the roaming Santa of Meadville, who personified the role for many years from the 1980s…


Airport lands a deal

By JIM MEYER – Staff writer Local vintage aircraft enthusiasts who travel to airports around the country to get a look at historic planes will…

Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP)

Ducks throttle sloppy Penguins 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Gibson grew up in Pittsburgh. He downplayed his annual homecoming Saturday night, but his teammates with the Anaheim Ducks understood this…


Christmas Surprise

Redbank Valley High School teacher Blane Gold took his AP Government class shopping. The students purchased gifts for 8 children in the New Bethlehem community….


Wintertime visitor

Jim Ames, of Seneca, snapped this photo Friday of a snowy owl. The owl was seen on Bredinsburg Road, on the lane heading toward Pennsylvania…