August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

Gun Control Politics Unfold In PA’s U.S. Senate Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Another gun safety advocate is endorsing Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in his neck-and-neck race against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. More...

Southern Fulton Hires Personnel For New School Year

Approves 2016-2017 teaching, staff assignments

Southern Fulton School District held a regular board meeting last Tuesday. Board members present included Allen Morton, Eric Barnhart, Mark Mosemann, Nicole Potter (arrived at 8:26 p.m.), Richard Morgan, Timothy Mellott, and Donnie Gordon. More...

Donates To Historical Society

Tom Glenn of Santa Fe, N.M., recently donated a portrait of his great-grandfather, Ephraim Houck, to the local Historical Society. More...

Officer Shot 7 Times Gets Award For Extraordinary Courage

FOLCROFT, Pa. (AP) – A part-time rookie officer in a Philadelphia suburb has been honored for acting courageously without regard for his own safety while battling with an armed adversary after he was shot seven times in June. More...

Library News

A few reminders to start off: This is the final week to vote for your favorite pet in the pet photo contest. You get two votes for $1, with proceeds benefiting the children’s room renovation. Select from more than 35 adorable animals. More...

Honored At Symposium

Kelsey White was honored June 3 at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) annual meeting and clinical symposium in Hershey as the 2016 PATS scholarship winner. More...

Judge Zook Presides At Court Session

Judge Jeremiah Zook presided over the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, August 9. More...

Fair Results

4-H/FFA Fair Results Swine More...

Amish Man Charged With Driving Buggy Drunk; 4 Friends Cited

ROSSITER, Pa. (AP) – State police have charged a Pennsylvania Amish man with driving his buggy while drunk as two of his four passengers rode on the roof. More...

5 PA Wal-Mart Stores To Offer Curbside Service

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) – The country’s biggest retailer and grocer, Wal-Mart, is expanding its curbside pickup service to five locations in western Pennsylvania. More...

Legion Auxiliary News

The American Legion Auxiliary meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. August 10. More...

PA Utility Uses Helicopterborne Saw To Trim Trees

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Family Members Hurt By Tree Felled By Storms

ELYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Four family members are recovering from injuries suffered when part of a tree downed by severe storms fell on their campsite at a central Pennsylvania resort. More...

Despite Kane’s Resignation, Panel Considering Impeachment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Despite Kathleen Kane’s resignation as Pennsylvania’s attorney general after her conviction on perjury charges this week, a state House panel is still considering impeachment. More...

PA Schools See Increase In Unsolved Bomb Threats

Pennsylvania schools have seen an increase in unsolved bomb threats in its public schools over the last three academic years, but a general decrease in terroristic threats, according to data from the state Department of Education. More...

Achievement Certificates Awarded

On July 29, Employment and Training Services of Fulton County, a satellite office of the Pennsylvania CareerLink Huntingdon County, was honored to present certificates of achievement to youths who took part in its summer youth employment program at t More...

Grocer Is First In PA To Sell Wine Since Prohibition

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first since Prohibition to sell wine in the state. A Giant Eagle store in Robinson Township will sell wine beginning Friday. More...

Work Experience Youths Recognized

Employment and Training Services of Fulton County, a satellite office of the Pennsylvania Huntingdon County Career- Link, held a summer recognition ceremony July 29, to honor five youths for their accomplishment in the Summer Work Experience Program. More...

Donates To Camp Cadet Program

Darrin Smith of Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Mc- Connellsburg, presented a generous grant award on behalf of Matthews Children’s Foundation to Trooper Lech of the Fulton County Camp Cadet program in the amount of $1,000. More...

FR Holds Special Meeting

Hires new girls basketball coach

The Forbes Road School Board held a special meeting Thursday, August 11, and following a 15-minute executive session convened for a one-half hour meeting to address a short agenda. More...

Eichelberger Schedules Summer Town Hall Meeting

HOLLIDAYSBURG – While busily crisscrossing the expansive 30th District to participate in summertime community events, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (RBlair) will hold a town hall meeting Monday, August 29, from 6:30 p.m. More...

Man Charged With Murder Sticks Out Tongue At Victim’s Family

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man expected to plead guilty to murder in Pennsylvania shocked the court by declaring his innocence, sticking out his tongue at the victim’s family and saying “ha ha ha ha’’ several times. More...

Allegany College Graduates

The following area students were summer graduates of Allegany College of Md.: Joshua Hill, Warfordsburg, computer technology (Web development option). Donna Earley-Wolfe, Crystal Spring, applied technical studies, general studies. More...

Historical Society Fall Bus Trips

Enjoy a narrated tour of the barn quilts on the Fulton County Frontier Barn Quilt Trail. More...

4-vehicle Crash In PA Kills Mother, Daughter

EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a mother and daughter were killed in a four-vehicle crash in central Pennsylvania. State police in York county say the crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in Washington Township. More...

Cub Scouts Visit Airport

Needmore Cub Scout Pack 45 visited the Fly-In at Hagerstown Regional Airport Saturday, August 13. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE August 15 Compared to last week’s sale slaughter steers sold $2 to $4 higher. Holsteins sold $2 to $3 higher. Slaughter heifers were lightly tested. Slaughter cows sold steady to $1 higher. More...

Va. Scouts Camp At Local Farm

Alan and Linda Kelso recently hosted a Boy Scout troop from near Richmond, Va., at their farm. There were 20 Scouts and 13 adults who shared their meal and camped overnight. More...

Woman Who Faked Cancer Now Charged With Stealing From Fiance

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who once forged doctors’ notes claiming she had cancer to try to get out of jail is back in the clink on charges she forged checks to steal from her fiance and his parents. More...

New PA Attorney General Was Prosecutor Who Didn’t Charge Cosby

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Philadelphia Cuts Back Suspensions For Kindergarteners

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia School Reform Commission says it’s banning most suspensions for kindergartners and ending suspensions for students who violate the dress code. More...

Philadelphia Officials Warn Of Growing Fentanyl Crisis

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia health and medical officials said Friday that more treatment and outreach are needed to respond to the city’s growing opioid crisis, which is increasingly attributable to a rise in the use of fentanyl. More...

Youth Completes Challenging Wildlife Leadership Field School

Celebrating its 10th year, the Wildlife Leadership Academy provided a series of summer field schools for Pennsylvania teens. More...

PA Jobless Rate Ends Five-month Increase Streak

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment stopped rising in July, although it remains well above the national rate. More...

Second Person Charged In Death Of Professor Found In Quarry

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A woman has been charged along with a man in the death of a Penn State professor who police say was pushed off a cliff at a quarry and fell 80 feet. More...