July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Wolf Secures Budget Peace, For Now, If Not Campaign Promises

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MVFC Supports Great Cacapon Fire Department Following Fire

Fire units from more than 30 volunteer fire companies battled the July 5 blaze that destroyed the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. fire station. McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

The Lure Of “Pokemon Go”: Respite From A Summer Of Violence

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s easy to see the appeal of “Pokemon Go.’’ Coming out of nowhere in what’s been an otherwise soulcrushing summer filled with endless shootings and other horrors, the smartphone game offers an esc More...

Wolf Hits Road To Discuss New Opiod Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf hit the road Monday to talk about the state’s efforts to fight opioid addiction. Wolf attended news conferences in Harrisburg and Allentown to discuss the $20 million in new funding. More...

Boy, 8, Drowns In Pool At PA Amusement Park

ELYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An 8-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a central Pennsylvania amusement park. More...

Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest At Fair

The angel food cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. More...

Wolf Hits Road To Discuss New Opiod Addiction Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf hit the road Monday to talk about the state’s efforts to fight opioid addiction. Wolf attended news conferences in Harrisburg and Allentown to discuss the $20 million in new funding. More...

Man Killed In Dirt Bike Accident In Slag Dump Area

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man died of injuries after a dirt bike crash in the Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills. More...

Board Approves Tuition Increase For PA Colleges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It will cost more to study at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities. The state’s Higher Education Board of Governors on Thursday approved a 21/2 percent tuition increase. More...

Boa Constrictor Pulled From Beneath SUV In PA

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) – Two men have pulled an 8- foot-long boa constrictor from beneath a vehicle parked outside of a northeastern Pennsylvania medical building. More...

Trio Gets Locked In Cemetery While Playing ‘Pokemon

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) – Three “Pokemon Go’’ players got locked inside a cemetery in Pennsylvania while hunting virtual monsters and needed police to let them out. More...

Senior Center Holds Open Mic

Players and singers, from left to right: Gary Houdersheldt, Fred Rogers, John Houdersheldt, Jesse Darger, Edgar Mellott, Gloria Hampton, Jim Metcalfe, Chris Metcalfe, Melinda Regi and Larry Cooper. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s story “Continuances Granted” it was the commonwealth that presented a petition for continuance for the Thomas King trial and not the defense as stated in the story. More...

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest At County Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2016 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held Aust 15, 2016, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Dialysis Center Topic Of Town Hall Meeting

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) held a town hall meeting July 14, at Celebrations Unlimited, regarding the status of dialysis services in Fulton County. Representatives from DaVita Dialysis, Fresenius Medical Care, Rep. More...

Most Drivers Admit Road Rage Behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Memorial Quilt Continues To Travel Across Maryland

Prior to the unveiling of the Stronger Together Memorial Quilt in April, the quilt traveled to hospices across Central Maryland, where representatives thanked Hospice of Washington County and Hancock community for sharing such a meaningful project an More...

PA Cigarette Tax To Increase By $1 Pack Starting August 1

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Cigarette taxes are on the way up in Pennsylvania. Starting August 1, Pennsylvania’s newly enacted budget package means that the per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1 to $2.60. More...

Gaming Board Ends Plans For Casino, Mile-long Harness Track

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has put an end to plans for a gambling facility in western Pennsylvania. More...

Receives Degree

Maggie Stolar Martz, formerly of McConnellsburg, recently earned a Doctorate of Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Martz, who graduated suma cum laude, concentrated her degree on administrative leadership studies. More...

Long Memorial Car Show Held

McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association held its seventh annual Donald Long Memorial Car Show/yard and bazaar sale July 2, at the alumni building grounds. A total of 145 assorted vehicles were on display. More...

Massive Metal Coil Falls Off Truck In Rollover, Hits Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A tractor-trailer overturned on a bridge in Pittsburgh, causing a massive metal coil it was hauling to roll off the bed and smash into a nearby home. More...

PA Preferred® Chocolate Baking Contest At County Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2016 PA Preferred™ Chocolate Baking contests to be held on August 15, 2016, at the Fulton County Fair. More...