November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Law Firm To Collect Delinquent Sewer Fees In Hustontown

Hustontown Joint Sewage Authority has hired Portnoff Law Associates Ltd. to collect its delinquent sewer fees. More...

Operation Christmas Child Opens Shoebox Donation Site Here

Donations must be made by November 24

McConnellsburg area residents are being asked to help Samaritan’s Purse reach 10 million needy kids this Christmas. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLENovember 10 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 3-4, 1254- 1610 lbs., $167 to $170; choice 2-3: 1380-1650 lbs., $164 to $167.50; select 2-3: 1198-1412 lbs., $156 to $160. More...

Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, November 24: Italian meatball and cheese on a hot dog bun, flatbread quesadilla, Mexicali corn, fresh green pepper strips, pineapple tidbits, choice of milk. More...

Allegiant Air Adding Pittsburgh- Florida Flights

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Discount carrier Allegiant Air says it’ll soon be landing in Pittsburgh. The Las Vegas-based airline said Wednesday the Steel City is among five new cities where it’ll offer service starting in February. More...

McCbg. School Honor Rolls

MIDDLE SCHOOLAll A Honor Roll Grade six: Kylie Brown, Mariah Christy, Madisyn Culler, Carson Knepper, Colton Mellott, Keyanna Simmons, Brenna Skiles, Belle Suhr, Edward Wenschhof. More...

Penn State Adds Trustees To 30-member Board

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees decided Friday to add six voting members to the 30- person board after alumnielected members failed to prevent the changes. More...

Boy Hospitalized After Shooting Self In Face

SHARON HILL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 10-yearold boy has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in the face with a gun he found while sitting in a car in southeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Scouts Invited To Start Eagle Training

Now is the time to get started on the trail to Eagle. Parents and grandparents are needed to push and guide sons and grandsons. McConnellsburg Troop 43 is inviting all boys ages 11-17 to join Monday evenings. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. More...

Berkstresser Named As Energy Attorney

Lindsay A. More...

PA Facing More Borrowing, Big Budget Gap

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state government is borrowing more money for its operations and faces a projected gap of nearly $2 billion in the coming year and a half, officials said Thursday. More...

Mental Health County Staff Receives MVP Award

Out of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, Cori Seilhamer with Franklin Fulton Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention program received the 2014 award for Most Valuable Player (MVP) from the Pennsylvania Association of County Administ More...

Candle Cited As Cause In Fatal PA Fire

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a fire that killed an elderly man and injured the victim’s son and a firefighter was probably started by a candle. The blaze was reported at about 11:15 p.m. More...

Public Invited To Comment On Draft Long Range Transportation Plan

Harrisburg – The public is invited to comment on the state’s draft Long Range Transportation Plan, which will help guide future 12-Year programsand regional plans, by visiting www.PAOnTrack.com. More...

Peace Poster Winners

Forbes Road Lions annual peace poster contest has been completed and Emma Gelvin, a sixth-grade student at Forbes Elementary, is this year’s winner. More...

Seniors Hold Halloween Social

Warfordsburg Senior Center held a Halloween social October 31. Pictured above are folks that dressed up for the occasion. More...

OSHA Investigating Tree Trimmer’s Death In Fall

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. (AP) – A deputy coroner says a tree trimmer died of head injuries after he fell or was thrown from a lift bucket that apparently malfunctioned at a western Pennsylvania cemetery. More...

GOP Eyes Window For Action Before Wolf Takes Over

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities – including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years – when Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office on Jan. 20. More...

Central Fulton Hires New Varsity Baseball Coach

Address other personnel issues

Central Fulton School Board dealt with several personnel issues last Tuesday as part of a very brief agenda. More...

Fundraiser Will Help Raise GSD Awareness

Cookie exchange and raffle to be held Dec. 14

Born with Type 1A glycogen storage disease and diagnosed at 17 months, Tessa Peck’s daily life is a strictly regimented routine that requires regulating not only what she eats but when she eats. More...

Topper Announces County Office Hours, New Employee

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced new hours for his district office located in McConnellsburg, at 314 Lincoln Way East, Suite A. The office will be open Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Bank Donates To WIN

Community State Bank of Orbisonia recently donated to the Women in Need (WIN) Capitol Campaign. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies. Tuesday: barbecue pork ribette, au gratin potatoes, wax beans, roll, fresh fruit. More...

Pa. Lawmakers Choose New Leaders For House, Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – There are new Republican majority leaders in Pennsylvania’s Legislature, although not without some discord. Centre County Sen. More...

Ambushed State Police Barracks Reopens To Public

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. More...

Cost Of Manhunt For Trooper Ambush Suspect: $11M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police spent about $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks, according to a cost breakdown released Friday. More...

Pa. Hunter Dead After Apparent Tree Stand Fall

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) – A Western Pennsylvania hunter is dead after police say he appeared to fall 15 feet from a tree stand. A friend found 53-yearold Dale Rudolchick in the woods near his Moon Township home around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. More...

PASR Honors Two Members For Community Service

Fulton PASR honored two of its members for their service to the community at its fall meeting. More...

Judge Orders Priest Held In Child-sex Case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

FCMC Prepares For Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is likely to continue, it is possible hospitals in Pennsylvania will identify a patient who has the symptoms and travel history associated with suspected Ebola. More...

FFA Members Place Well At AFFY CDEs

Six members of Warfordsburg FFA attended the fall Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York County Career Development events November 4. Of the six members, five individuals participated in the Aquatic Resources CDE against 55 other participants. More...

FFA Members Receive Highest Degree

Two more Warfordsburg FFA members’ names were written in the history book for receiving their American Degrees at the 2014 87th National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky. More...

PennDOT Driver License Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. More...

Conococheague Institute Releases First Book In New Program

Dan Guzy’s “The Black Boys Uprising of 1765: Traders, Troops & Rioters During Pontiac’s War” has just been released by the Conococheague Institute (CI). More...

Woman Gets Jail Time In Gun Purchase For Felon

MEDIA, Pa. ( AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to nearly six to 12 years in jail in the first use of a new law aimed at cracking down on people who illegally buy guns for others. More...

Ex-turnpike Chairman Rubin Sentenced To Probation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – One of the three remaining defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission scandal is pleading guilty in a deal with prosecutors. More...

Wolf To Ban No-bid Contracts With Outside Lawyers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov.-elect Tom Wolf plans to ban no-bid contracts with private law firms and make the hiring of outside counsel by state agencies more transparent, his spokesman said Wednesday. More...