May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Design Competition To Open For World War I Memorial In DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal commission working to build a World War I Memorial in Washington plans to open a design competition for the project this week. More...

SFSB Approves Balanced Budget

Accepts letter of resignation from board member Timothy Hull

Southern Fulton School Board gave a tentative nod of approval to its 2015-16 general operating budget, which shows a slight increase in the millage rate to assist in funding the renovations that occurred at the junior/senior high school. More...

FR Inducts New NHS Members

Forbes Road High School held its National Honor Society banquet May 12 at Hustontown Firehall. There are a total of 19 members, with 10 new members being inducted at the banquet. More...

Takes First In Coloring Contest

Alyssa Fittry, daughter of Jim and Janet Fittry of Hustontown, took first place in a coloring contest sponsored by the Fulton County Literature Program that was published in The Fulton County News. More...

Car Crashes Into Farm Field, Killing 2, Injuring 2

WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a car traveling at high speed crashed into a central Pennsylvania farm field over the weekend, killing two people and severely injuring two others. More...

Man Said He’d Shoot Road Workers Who Wanted Car Moved

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Pennsylvania man threatened to get a gun and shoot highway workers who were telling him to move his car. More...

Defendant Gets Married After Homicide Trial Ordered

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man got married about an hour after a judge held a preliminary hearing on criminal allegations against him and ordered him to stand trial for the death of a man whose body was found in a river in another More...

Woodland Owners Of The Southern Alleghenies Scholarship Available

High school seniors and college students planning to major in the field of forest resources can apply for a $500 scholarship through the Woodland Owners of the South- More...

SF Students Of The Month

The following students were chosen Students of the Month at Southern Fulton Elementary School based on their scholastic and citizenship scores. More...

Graduates With Honors

Tom and Janet Krause, Warfordsburg, are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Haley, after completing 14 years of homeschool education. More...

Worker Rescues 10 Ducklings From Storm Drain

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A reunited family of ducks waddled away soon after a city sewer worker rescued 10 ducklings from a Dubuque storm drain. More...

Open Mic Held At McCbg.

William “Short” Hendershot is pictured above still pickin’ on Larry’s mandolin at McConnellsburg Senior Center Open Mic held May 11. The next open Mic will be held June 8. More...

Woman Accused Of Setting Man On Fire Arrested

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A woman accused of having tied a man to a bed, doused him with a flammable substance and set him on fire before fleeing in his van was later arrested in a neighboring county, authorities said. More...

Driver Shot, Other Cars Damaged In Pittsburgh Tunnel

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a driver was hit by gunfire from another vehicle in a tunnel in Pittsburgh. Police said an officer near the entrance of the Liberty Tunnel at about 1:40 a.m. More...

Screen On The Green Returns

Summer movie series coming back to fairgrounds

Having seen much success last year, organizers of Fulton County Screen on the Green are hopeful this summer’s series of kidsthemed movies will continue to draw a crowd. More...

New Museum In John Wayne’s Iowa Hometown Celebrates His Life

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) – Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. More...

Lest We Forget

A large crowd gathers for the annual Memorial Day service at Union Cemetery to hear John Duffey deliver this year’s Memorial Day address. More...

Solar Co-Ops Sprouting In West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Cooperatives aimed at reducing the costs of residential solar arrays are sprouting up around West Virginia. The nonprofit WV Sun has helped form co-ops in the city of Charleston and Fayette and Monroe counties. More...

Dougherty, Olson Nominated For PA’s Highest Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democrats on Tuesday nominated Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty, whose family ties to organized labor helped bankroll his campaign, for one of three open seats on the state Supreme Court. More...

Court Session Held May 19

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, May 19, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Cheers! Some PA Voters Say ‘Yes’ To Liquor Sales

UPPER ALLEN, Pa. (AP) – Voters in some Pennsylvania towns have approved the sale of alcohol. The measure to allow liquor licenses for restaurants and bars was over- whelmingly approved Tuesday in Upper Allen Township. More...

PA Shows Biggest Jobs Gain Since 1990s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate broke a string of three monthly increases in April as employers recorded the biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades. More...

More Than A Dozen Firearms Stolen From Gun Shop

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) – Police are looking for the thieves who made off with nearly 20 firearms during an early-morning smashand grab robbery in suburban Philadelphia. More...

PennDOT Invites Public To Help Shape PA’s Transportation Future

The public is encouraged to visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to provide their input on transportation priorities for the update of the commonwealth’s Twelve Year Transportation Program before the survey closes on May 29. More...

Senior Center June Activities

June activities at Warfordsburg senior center are as follows: June 2: club lunching out June 3: trip to Juniata Valley Center; day activities of cards/games June 5: club meeting at 10 a.m.; game night from 5 p.m. More...

Appleby Participating In Junior College World Series

McConnellsburg native Evan Appleby and his teammates at Frederick Community College got off to a great start this weekend in the opening round of the Junior College Baseball World Series in Oklahoma. More...

Man Stole Money Meant To Cover Son’s Drug Treatment

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing insurance money that was supposed to cover his son’s drug and alcohol treatment. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE May 18 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1286- 1556 lbs., $162.50 to $166; choice 2-3: 1276-1668 lbs., $159.50 to $161.50; select 2-3: 1190-1496 lbs., $156 to $158. More...

Businesses Receive Small Business Impact Awards

Grist Mill, Fulton Precision honored

Burnt Cabins Grist Mill and Fulton Precision Industries were two of 23 businesses in the region to receive awards from the Southern Alleghenies Partnership at a special awards ceremony held May 14 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. More...

High-profile Votes, Preview Wolf ’s Challenges In June

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in the Democrat’s first goround with budget negotiations. More...

9 Youths Charged In Fight Marring Amusement Park’s Opening

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) – Police say nine juveniles have been charged stemming from a fight that forced a Pittsburgh-area amusement park to close early on opening day. More...