August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Dutch Co. Buys Six JLG 1850SJs

DORDRECHT (NL) – Riwal, an aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has expanded its fleet of aerial work platforms with the purchase of six of JLG Industries’ latest addition to its ultraboom lineup, the 1850SJ, the world& More...

Discovers Park Family Graves

With the help of his aunt, Luella Lane Keebaugh of Shade Gap, local historian Ken Keebaugh of Hustontown was able to locate the secluded, often forgotten and neglected final resting place of his pioneer ancestors, known as the “Alexander Park F More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, August 26: bagel with spreads or assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Corbett: End “Bigoted” TV Series “Amish Mafia”

AP – Gov. More...

Doyle Sentenced In Drug Case

Receives 36 months intermediate punishment

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man will complete 36 months intermediate punishment for a drug-related offense following sentencing handed down last Tuesday by Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol L. Van Horn. More...

Gordon’s Cruise-In Gets Golden Scoop Award

Gordon’s Cruise-In of Needmore was recently awarded the Golden Scoop Award for excellence in the sales and promotion of Hershey’s Premium Ice Cream, marking their eighth year as a recipie More...

American Football Heading To China In 2015

AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? More...

Search Planned For Abandoned Gas Wells In Pa.

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) – A low-flying helicopter mission is in the works to search for long abandoned gas and oil wells in Pennsylvania. More...

Seniors Hold Bowling Banquet

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated another Wii Bowling Banquet at Road Kill Cafe in Artemas August 11. First place went to Ron and Doris Hinckle with 47 wins/5 losses. More...

Man Rescued From Car Over Scenic Pittsburgh Hill

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police believe a man may have fallen asleep at the wheel before his car smashed through a rail and over a hillside on scenic Mount Washington, which overlooks Pittsburgh. More...

Boston Priest Accused Of PA Abuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh's bishop has notified parishioners that a retired priest now living in Boston has been accused of molesting a child at a western Pennsylvania parish where he served in 1962 and 1963. More...

Work Program Youths Recognized

Sixteen Fulton County youths participated in the 2014 Summer Work Experience Program. They were honored for their accomplishments Friday, August 8, at a professional excellence luncheon at Lincoln Way Pizza. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE August 11 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 3-4: 1360- 1506 lbs., $161 to $163.50; choice 2-3, 1292-1564 lbs., $157 to $161; select 2-3, 1060-1466 lbs., $152.50 to $154. More...

Alleghenies Marketing Challenge

Get the tools needed to market your business

ALTOONA, Pa. – Alleghenies Marketing Challenge gain the tools for successful marketing with the opportunity to compete to wina6monthmarketing consultation from Prime Design Solutions. More...

Lyft Gets Temporary OK To Operate In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. More...

Premier FBI Cybersquad In Pittsburgh To Add Agents

Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) – The FBI’s premier cybersquad has focused attention on computerbased crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major co More...

Be Patient About Lake Project

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) remains committed to the restoration of fishing and boating opportunities at Meadow Grounds Lake. More...

Gas-drilling Complaint Process Enhanced

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Corbett administration says it has enhanced the Pennsylvania Health Department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling. More...

Jail Time Ordered In Sexual Assault

William Bair III sentenced August 12

NEWS EDITOR Incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail since April on allegations of statutory sexual assault, a McConnellsburg man is slated to receive additional jail time as a result of sentencing held last week. More...

Wins Youth Exchange Scholarship

Sky Vance, a high school student from Harrisonville, has been awarded the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, which covers an academic year of study and cultural immersion in Germany. The CBYX program is funded by the U. S. More...

Court Session Held August 12

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 12. More...

Eagle Watchers Flock Together For A Special Summer

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Thunder crashed in the hills above Hays, and rain spilled over each side of the Glenwood Bridge on a recent Saturday, but Dana Nesiti didn’t flinch. More...

Scientist Hired To Examine Proposed Pa. Mine Plan

INDIAN LAKE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania borough has hired a geo-hydrologist to look into what effect a proposed 127-acre mine might have on local water. More...

Man Slain Outside Philly Peace Concert Identified

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have released the name of a man shot to death outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city. More...

Golfers Refuse To Testify About On-course Fight

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two Pennsylvania golfers accused of fighting over the rules had assault charges dismissed after they refused to testify against one another. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Rita Carol Walker, 63, Osterburg, and Dawn Renee Claar, 44, Osterburg. More...

Rail Freight Projects Approved For State Funding

Action sustains nearly 34,000 jobs

Gov. Tom Corbett announced that 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were approved for funding from two PennDOT-managed programs. More...

Huge Utility Line Upgrade Faces Opposition

By Kevin Begos PITTSBURGH (AP) – One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. More...

Financial Solutions

For years, taxpayers who made mistakes with their IRAs usually corrected the errors and notified the IRS – and escaped unscathed. The agency was not as strict with enforcing penalties, and taxpayers often didn’t even hear from regulators. More...

No Injuries In Fire At PA Gas Well Site

MERCER, Pa. ( AP) – Two storage tanks at a natural gas well site in northwestern Pennsylvania caught fire and exploded, but no injuries were reported. More...

FOVA Donates To OSI

Fulton County Overseas Veterans Association recently presented a donation of $1,000 to Occupational Services Inc. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Larry J. Mellott, Linda L. Mellott, Michael T. More...