November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Larry Carbaugh 2018’s GSR Honorary Member

The Fulton County Grease, Steam and Rust (GSR) Association named Larry Carbaugh, a 38-year member of GSR, its honorary member for 2018 during the tractor pulls at the Fall Folk Festival Oct. More...

$5K Raised For FCHS Museum Annex Roof

At annual Historical Society dinner auction

Thanks to the 100-plus community members who attended, a total of $5,394 was raised at the annual Historical Society dinner auction held last Saturday evening at the Needmore Bible Church. More...

38 Deer Test Positive For CWD In Fulton, Bedford

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture last week announced that 36 captive deer from a quarantined breeding farm and hunting preserve in Fulton County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). More...

Construction Update Cito Road Bridge In Ayr Twp.

Hollidaysburg, Pa. – Construction continues on Route 1001 (Cito Road) bridge, spanning Spring Run in Ayr Township, Fulton County. Construction for the bridge replacement started in August and was expected to be complete in October. More...

Penn Natl. Eyes Turnpike Site For Third Pa Casino

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania-based casino operator is giving details about a mini-casino it’s planning on 36 acres of vacant land along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a short drive from Reading and Philadelphia’s suburbs.  More...

SF Elementary Honor Roll

Honor Roll First Marking Period Distinguished Honors   Grade four: Julian Deneen, Haylee Hartman, Claire Harvey, Layne McCusker, Jenna Morris, Gabriel Mosemann, Hailey Mosemann, Toby Nave, Nathan Rohm, Riley Sheeder, Grace Swadley.&nbs More...

How Deadly Synthetic Opioid Fentanyl Took Over PA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The first time Nicki Saccomanno used fentanyl, she overdosed. It was 2016, and the 38- year-old from Kensington hadn’t known that the drugs she'd bought had been cut with the deadly synthetic opioid. More...

Minor Fire At Chocolate Plant That Makes Hershey’s Kisses

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Man Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Up Polling Place

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Seniors Hold Open Mic

McConnellsburg Senior Center held an Open Mic November 5. More...

Parents Oppose School District Policy To Arm Teachers

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) – A school district policy that allows teachers and other employees to carry firearms has met overwhelming criticism from parents.  More...

George W. Bush, Laura Bush Honored For Work With Vets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former President George W. More...

Dept. Of Education Enrolls Superintendents In Innovative Academy

Harrisburg, PA – Thirtythree superintendents and charter school leaders from across the commonwealth recently began the Department of Education’s (PDE) third Superintendent’s Academy, a two-year professional development program.&nbs More...

Library News

Creative staff member Judy has put together a beautiful fall wreath that she will help all create Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sign up and come in that morning ready for fun. More...

Trial Begins In Death Of Girl DA Says Was Left In Hot SUV

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Trial Begins In Death Of Girl Left In Hot SUV

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

The Women Who Won: PA’s Female Members Of Congress

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – last Tuesday’s election saw Pennsylvania elect a state record four women to the U.S. House, smashing what had been an all-male congressional delegation in Pennsylvania since 2014. More...

Beware Of Deer On Roads While Driving At Night

Remember, it’s rutting season!

On Nov. 4 Pennsylvania was among most of the United States that turned back their clocks an hour for Daylight Saving Time. This means the morning comes earlier, as does nightfall. More...

Commissioners OK Preliminary 2019 Budget

Includes no tax increase

The preliminary 2019 county budget was given verbal approval Tuesday, Oct. More...

Troopers Join “Click It” Or “Ticket” Child Seat Check Campaign

Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections statewide in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign from November 19 through December 2, 2018.  More...

SF Holds Alumni Career Day

Twenty-four Southern Fulton alumni traveled back to their alma mater Friday, November 2, to participate in the Southern Fulton High School Career Day. More...

FFFF Parade Results

The 2018 Fulton Fall Folk Festival Parade results are as follows: Judge’s Choice: Fulton County AVTS Floats First – Troop/Pack 43, Mc- Connellsburg; second – Fulton County Conservation District; third – Fulton County 4-H Shoo More...

Jurors Return Next Week For Federal Trial In Witness Slaying

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jurors in western Pennsylvania resume deliberations next week in the federal trial of man accused of killing a woman more than four years ago to keep her from talking to them about his New Jersey supplied heroin ring.  More...

Wrong-way Crash On Turnpike Extension Kills 1, Injures 2

PARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a wrong-way crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension killed a man. More...

Girl, 14, Charged In Stabbing Death Of Mother’s Ex-boyfriend

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A 14-year-old girl has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a former boyfriend of her mother. More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE November 5   Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold $3 to $5 higher. Slaughter heifers sold steady to $1 higher. Slaughter cows sold $3 to $4 lower. More...

Former Mayor Won’t Face Charges For Shooting Man In Pharmacy

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania mayor won’t face charges for firing at an armed man who tried to rob his pharmacy last month. More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are Southern Fulton’s Students of The Month for October. They were chosen for protecting and caring for others. More...

FCAVTS Student Of The Month

Kaece DeShong, a junior at McConnellsburg High School, is Fulton County Area Vo-Tech Student Of the Month. She loves working with children. More...

Exotic Animals Only Loosely Protected

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The sight of humane officers carrying dozens of tropical birds, a 14-foot boa constrictor, rabbits and rats from a Macungie home recently seemed shocking, if not bizarre. More...

Driver’s License Centers Closed For Holiday

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in obs More...