April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Ericson Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Sexual Assault

To appear at call of the criminal trial list July 12

A Needmore man made a brief appearance in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week to answer to accusations he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl in January. More...

Penn State Dance Marathon Phasing Out Fundraising Effort

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s annual charity dance marathon is phasing out a fundraising effort after two students died in recent years and the event will focus on alternative ways to raise money. More...

Ranger Lynn Visits Pack 45

Ranger Lynn visited Pack 45 in Needmore to talk with the Scouts about safe camping as well as poisonous snakes and plants in the area. More...

Philadelphia Schools Could End Year With Surplus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – School officials say Philadelphia’s cash-strapped school system expects to end the current year with a $134.5 million budget surplus. More...

Court Session Held April 19

Judge Todd M. Sponseller of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse Tuesday, April 19. More...

Woman Who Saw Sister Killed By White Mob In 1969 Has Died

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A black woman who watched a white mob kill her sister during race riots nearly a half-century ago in Pennsylvania – and had to wait over 30 years for justice – has died. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown Senior Center for the month of May are as follows: May 2: alpaca farm trip. May 3: tribute to mothers at 10:30 a.m. May 4: FCMC blood pressure screening at 10:30 a.m. May 5: Ray’s gospel group at 11 a.m. More...

World War II Veteran, 88, Finally Gets High School Diploma

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) – A World War II veteran has just gotten his Pennsylvania high school diploma and says he’s grateful to have it even if it’s not going to help him get a job. Robert Dexter is 88 years old. More...

Local Jehovah’s Witnesses Convene Near Harrisburg

“What a stimulating and refreshing program!” was the feeling expressed by Jehovah’s Witnesses from Mc- Connellsburg congregation who attended a weekend Bible seminar on Saturday at the beautiful Grantville Christian Assembly Hall of More...

Mount Zion Lodge Dedicates New Grave Monument

Mount Zion Lodge #774 in McConnellsburg gathered at McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church Cemetery Monday, April 11, to dedicate a new grave monument for Brother Andrew Lindsay, former worshipful master of Mount Zion Lodge #210 in McConnellsburg. More...

Hancock Rotary Club Holds Auction

Hancock Rotary Club hosted its annual auction April 5, to benefit the many charitable projects it supports, including Christmas for Others, ISC, Little League, Scholarship Fund and others. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center for the month of May are as follows: May 2: bingo at 9:30 a.m. May 3: Pastor Elliott at 11 a.m. May 4: Dept. of Health presentation at 9:30 a.m. More...

Offline: A Rare Approach To Business

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – Sonny Zeigler, 68, builds furniture the old-fashioned way. Everything is done by hand – painting, nailing, sanding. He doesn’t purchase high-tech tools. He doesn’t deal with technology. Period. More...

PA Man To Trial, Jailed In Sob Story Theft Case

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who allegedly conned someone out of $100 by claiming his mother was in a bad car accident has been ordered to stand trial and remain in jail. More...

Man Shot Dead While Talking To PA House Candidate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 21-year-old man has been shot and killed in Philadelphia while talking to a candidate for the Pennsylvania House. More...

Formal Wear Shop To Open Here

A new formal wear and consignment shop “Dress Up Tyme” will be opening soon in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center. More...

Budget Bill Becomes Law Without Wolf ’s Signature

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

March UE Rate Up Over February

Fulton ranked 38 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for March released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March increased to 6.1 percent from February’s rate or 5.9 percent. More...

First Responders Get $200,000 In Grants

Nearly $200,000 in state grant money will be divided among 17 fire and emergency medical services companies serving the 78th District in Bedford, Fulton and Franklin counties, Rep. Jesse Topper (RBedford/ Fulton/Franklin) recently announced. More...

Triplet Heifers Doing Well At Dairy Farm In Western Michigan

NEW ERA, Mich. (AP) – A set of triplet heifers is doing well after being delivered at a dairy farm in western Michigan. More...

Library News

While National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, some states celebrate on a different day based on best tree planting times in their area. Pennsylvanians are celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, this year. More...

PA Regulators Approve New Gas, Oil Industry Rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania government commission is giving its divided approval to regulations toughening oil and gas industry permit requirements. More...

Adjusting To Life And Leaner Wallets After The Gas Boom

TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) – Jami Patel spends long hours behind the front desk of a nearly empty motel, desperate for someone, anyone, to check in. More...

School Investigating After Fight Video Posted On Facebook

READING, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania school says it is investigating after video was posted on Facebook showing adults standing by while students fought in a classroom. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potato, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: cubed steak, gravy, baked potato, peas, wheat bread, fresh fruit. More...

SF Band To Present Concert

Southern Fulton High School Band will present a concert open to the public May14, at the high school. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m., with $4 for admission for adults and $3 for school-age children. More...

Penn State Leaning Toward Renovating, Not Replacing Stadium

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State officials are looking at renovating rather than replacing Beaver Stadium at the central Pennsylvania university’s main campus. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are the April Students of the Month at Forbes Road Elementary. The character trait they were chosen for was perseverance. More...

Spending On PA Senate Bolstered In Final Days

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Spending is growing by leaps in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and could push past $13 million. That’s among this year’s most expensive Senate races. More...

DA: Teachers Who Break Up School Brawls Won’t Be Prosecuted

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general says teachers who use “reasonable force’’ to break up brawls in their schools won’t be prosecuted. More...

VFW Post Donates To Camp Cadet Program

Pictured are George Cutchall, center, VFW Post 655 commander, presenting a check for $2,000 to Trooper K. Falkosky and Trooper R. Hughs, PA State Police, for the Camp Cadet program. More...

Police Say Woman Aimed Gun At Motorist Who Flipped Her Off

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she pointed a gun at a man who gave her the finger after she cut him off in traffic. More...