July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Taylor Township Pole Building Burns Down

Building, contents destroyed

Four area fire companies were dispatched to battle a pole building fire late Monday night in Taylor Township. More...

Aaron Jesse Sentenced To State Time

Required to register as sexually violent predator

A southern Fulton County man has been remanded to the Department of Corrections to begin a period of incarceration in a state correctional institution for the indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old. More...

State Fines Pa. Water Authority For Record-keeping, Overflow

FREDERICKTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The state has fined a southwestern Pennsylvania water authority more than $23,000 for problems at its treatment plant. More...

Tractor-Trailer Strikes Cove Gap House

Three individuals were injured last Wednesday morning during a two-vehicle accident that ended when a tractor trailer struck a house in Cove Gap. More...

Man Found Dead After Calling 911 To Report Fire In Home

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man was found dead after calling 911 to report a fire in his home. Emergency officials in Washington County said the blaze was reported shortly after 3 a.m. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE July 20 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1498- 1544 lbs., $153 to $155.50; choice 2-3: 1292-1528 lbs., $147 to $152.50; select 2-3: 1244-1450 lbs., $142 to $148. More...

Radiation Tests At Ten Mile Creek Yield Conflicting Results

CLARKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A West Virginia University research team is reporting low levels of radioactivity the waters of a western Pennsylvania creek. More...

Wells Tannery Homecoming Hosts Sixth Annual Car Show

The Wells Tannery Homecoming featured its sixth annual car show Saturday, July 25, with a total of 42 cars and trucks registered for judging. More...

Summer Lunch Menus

Breakfast Monday, August 3: assorted cereals, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. Tuesday, August 4: berry french toast or assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Brian Douglas Fischer, 37, Crystal Springs, and Christine Ann Snider, 55, Newry. More...

McGinty Giving Serious Consideration To Senate Run

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The newly resigned top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she’ll give “serious consideration’’ to running for U.S. Senate in 2016 and will make an announcement about her future soon. More...

Man Reached Speeds Of 120 mph With Baby In Car

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man faces charges of fleeing police and child endangerment after police say he led them on a seven mile chase that reached speeds of more than 120 mph, with an 8-month-old baby in the vehicle. More...

Judge Forced Employees To Donate Money

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge in Pennsylvania’s capital city faces extortion and other charges after officials say he demanded campaign donations from his employees. More...

James W. Bowers Lodge Awards Scholarships, 50-Year Pins

Nathan Mash presents a James W. Bowers Lodge $1,000 scholarship to Southern Fulton High School senior Tylar Smith. More...

Killer With 30 Priors Strangled Recent Graduate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man who served time for killing his father has now been charged in the rape and strangulation death of a recent Drexel University graduate. More...

So. Fulton Makes Annual Coaching Appointments

Names three deans of students

Having discussed several issues at length during their monthly work session, the Southern Fulton School Board followed up last Tuesday with their regular voting meeting that saw the annual appointment of coaches and advisors as well as approval of th More...

Treml Finishes No. 9 In World At Robotics Competition In China

Lexa Treml of Harrisonville, a rising senior at Mercersburg Academy, was captain of a three-person Mercersburg robotics team that finished ninth in the world at RoboCup Junior 2015, an international robotics competition held July 17– 23 in Hefe More...

McConnellsburg Man Pleads In Sex Assault Case

Ryan Little’s sentencing set for Nov. 3

Sentencing has been scheduled for this fall in the case of a McConnellsburg man who entered a plea in the sexual assault of a child. More...

New Principal Tours FFA Members’ Farms

This past week, Mc- Connellsburg FFA officers spent an afternoon with Erich May, new Mc- Connellsburg High School principal touring member’s Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects. More...

Court Session Held July 21

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, July 21, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Deadly Building Collapse Trial To Focus On Contractor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge has told a defense attorney for a demolition contractor facing charges in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse that the trial will not be about anyone or anything else. More...

Parents Now Allowed To See Teen Shot By Police

READING, Pa. (AP) – A 17-year-old driver shot by police and hospitalized was allowed on Friday to see his parents for the first time since he was critically wounded nearly a week ago. Berks County Sheriff Eric J. More...

Hall, Cutchall To Sit On 2015-2017 PIAA Board

Pictured, left, are Audrey Hall, girls athletic representative; Dr.Robert Lombardi, PIAA executive director; and Brown Cutchall, middle school representative for the 2015- 2017 state board of directo More...

Senior Center Activities

August activities at Hustontown Senior Center are as follows: August 3 and 4: work on auction at 9 a.m. August 5: blood pressure screening/exercises from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 6: setup for auction at 8 a.m.; auction at 4:30 p.m. More...

Expanded Memorial For 9/11 Crash In PA To Open

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The National Park Service says a new visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will open Sept. 10. More...

Autopsy Set On Woman, Who Died In Shallow Lake

DERRY, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy was set on the body of a 29-year-old woman who collapsed in shallow water at Keystone State Park. More...

Casey Attacks Provision To Allow Longer Trucks On Highways

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he wants a provision to allow longer tractor-trailer trucks on highways in Pennsylvania removed from a bill to extend federal transportation programs for six years. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Earnings Growth

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $2,474,000 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. More...

Wolf Acknowledges Service Providers May Have To Borrow

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

PA Memorial Business Refunds Thousands

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) – The former operators of a western Pennsylvania memorial business have refunded nearly $19,000 to customers who made advanced payments for burial monuments and didn’t receive them. More...

Scouts Attend Young Eagles Program

Cub Scout Pack 45 attended the Young Eagles Program at Hagerstown Regional Airport. More...