February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Planning, Planting Begin Months Ahead For Farmers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Spring may be weeks away, but Westmoreland County farmers already are sowing the seeds for summer success. More...

SAAFE Announces 2017 Goals, Initiatives

Project: SAAFE stands for Sustain An Abuse Free Environment. The group formed from the town hall planning committee that held the July 22, 2015, town hall meeting on Opiates: Fulton County’s Newest Resident. More...

Wolf Could Secure Minimum Wage Hike, With Big Concessions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Years of pressure by Pennsylvania Democrats could yield a state minimum wage increase this year, although it likely will require substantial concessions in the Republican controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. More...

Small Plane Crashes On PA Golf Course

UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  February 13  More...

Promotion

Rachael Ott Chancey has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the USAF on February 1, 2017.  The ceremony was performed at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery by Col. More...

Quaker School Suspends 2 Teachers Over Palestinian Speaker

WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (AP) – Two teachers at a Quaker school outside Philadelphia have been suspended over fallout from a Palestinian speaker’s invitation to a school club they supervised.  More...

Officials Cose Penn State Frat Where Pledge Had Fatal Fall

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Police Commissioner Gets Parking Ticket

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In Philadelphia, no one escapes the scrutiny of the parking authority – not even the city’s police commissioner. More...

Bald Eagles Rebuild After High Winds Topple Tree With Nest

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s pair of bald eagles are apparently rebuilding after a nest tree was toppled by high winds.  The eagles were reportedly building a new nest on Wednesday, after winds that gusted up to 60 mph knocked over More...

Senior Center Activities

Hustontown senior center activities for the month of March are as follows:  March 1: blood pressure screening at 10:45 a.m.  March 2: cardio stretch and tone at 10:30 a.m.  March 3: mini candy LRC game at 10:30 a.m.  March 6: Amer More...

Attend District Band

  Tiara Bar d, Kadi Mellott and Shaelyn Wawro attended district band at West Branch High School. More...

Book Returned To Library 75 Years Past Due; War To Blame?

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) –” Val Rides the Oregon Trail” is back in the hands of a Pennsylvania library – 75 years past the book’s due date.  Robert Lockman Jr. More...

Library News

Did you know that playing with blocks builds math skills, science skills, language and literacy skills, creativity, social skills, and technology skills? More...

Winter Livestock Auctions Cattle In Dodge City

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) – Just like church folk, Mike Sherow lumbered up the stairs of Winter Livestock and found his usual seat – smack dab in the center of everything. More...

Penn State Students Raise $10 Million-plus In Dance Marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Seymore To Run For District Judge

Local man Christopher J. Seymore is running for the office of magisterial district judge for District 39-4-01. More...

FCMC Speech Language Pathologist Receives Training

Fulton County Medical Center Rehabilitative Services Department has announced that speech language pathologist Meghin Boryan, M.S., CCC-SLP, recently became certified in the LSVT LOUD® training and certification. More...

Achievement Certificates Awarded

Employment and Training, a satellite office of the Pennsylvania CareerLink Huntingdon County, was honored to present certificates of achievement December 7 to youths who took part in the Career Development Program at Mc- Connellsburg High School.&nbs More...

Wolf Makes Case For Big Boost In Early Childhood School Aid Programs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is trying to make the case for one of the biggest increases in his new budget plan, nearly 40 percent more for early childhood education programs.  More...

Court Session Held

In the 39th Judicial District’s Fulton County Court of Common Pleas court session was held Tuesday, February 14 with Judge Angela R. Krom presiding. Defendants appeared for sentencing and formal arraignment.  More...

Couple Charged In Child’s Death Give Up Custody

READING, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania couple charged in the pneumonia death of their 2-year- old daughter have agreed to give up custody of their six other children, their attorney said.  More...

Husband Critical After Fire That Killed Wife

CLARKSVILLE, Pa. More...

3 Ordered To Make Restitution In Fire Company Thefts

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – Three former officials of a suburban Philadelphia fire company have been ordered to pay $35,000 restitution after no contest pleas to theft and conspiracy charges. More...

PennDOT, Police Highlight Highway Law Updates

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. More...

Environmentalists Oppose Permits For PA Pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Teen Who Took Selfie After Shooting Friend Convicted

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Achievement Certificates Awarded

On December 8, Employment and Training, a satellite office of the Pennsylvania Career- Link Huntingdon County, was honored to present certificates of achievement to youths who took part in the Career Development Program at Southern Fulton High School More...

Iconic Philadelphia Sculpture Gets Repairs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It’s the last chance for romance – or at least a romantic selfie – in front of Philadelphia’s LOVE sculpture before it goes away for repairs. More...

Teachers Open World To Classrooms With Virtual Reality

PITTSBURGH (AP) – While most teachers spent the day in the classroom, social studies teacher Doug Kirchner spent a recent Friday traveling the world.  As Kirchner pulled up on the controls, he zoomed past the Christ the Redeemer statue tow More...