April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Earth Day Festival Saturday

Free event sponsored by Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board

NEWS EDITOR Having seen much success in recent years, the Teen Advisory Board of the Fulton County Library has once again undertaken and organized a kid- and adultfriendly event focused on being environmentally responsible. More...

Celebrates Second

Cambree Leigh Grace Fletcher celebrated her second birthday April 4 with a “Sophia The First” party. She is the daughter of Brandon and Tracey Fletcher of Harrisonville. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park announce the following upcoming public programs at Cowans Gap State Park: More...

Marriage License

Michael Allen Eader Jr., 23, Big Cove Tannery, and Dawn Marie Crawford, 24, Needmore, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Court Session Held April 15

Judge Jeremiah Zook 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, April 15. More...

Public Invited To Share Input On Transportation Priorities

Harrisburg – The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of PennDOT’s efforts to update the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan and deve More...

Receives Scholarship

Twenty-one tri-state area residents are among recipients of scholarships for study at Allegany College of Maryland in the current 2013-14 academic year, the ACM Foundation announced. More...

SF Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Sinalei Ah Loe, Kelly Biddle, Tyler Mosemann, Holden Stotler. More...

To Attend PA Free Enterprise Week

Ember Keefer, daughter of Derek and Heather Keefer, McConnellsburg, and a sophomore at McConnellsburg High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2014 on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvani More...

Organic Food Firm Coming To Central PA

DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) – A company that specializes in premium and organic food and drink products plans to open a production facility in central Pennsylvania that’s expected to create 100 jobs. More...

Forbes Road Honor Roll

Honor Roll: Grade 12: Gunner Strait, Marcus Snyder, Kyle Schoen, Macklin Hawkins, Tristan Gelvin, Jessica Englert, Keith Englert, Lauren Black, Garrett Bard. More...

Classes Resume At High School Rocked By Stabbings

By Joe Mandak ASSOCIATED PRESS MURRYSVILLE, Pa. More...

Sorority Makes Fruit Baskets

Last week Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi located in Warfordsburg made 60 fruit baskets and delivered them to folks in the community for Easter. More...

Miss America: Rethink Suspension Over Prom Query

YORK, Pennsylvania (AP) – Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. More...

Electric-Vehicle Charging Available At 2 Pa. Turnpike Service Plazas

Bowmansville and King of Prussia plazas have EV stations with more to come

In observance of Earth Day, the Pa. Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced that electric-vehicle charging stations are installed and ready for customers to use at two turnpike service plazas. More...

SF Students Job Shadow At Area Auto Garages

The Southern Fulton agricultural mechanics class recently had an opportunity to shadow two local auto service and repair garages throughout March. More...

Tips To Make Fresh Baked Pie With Spring Ingredients

(StatePoint) – There’s nothing more timeless than pie. Part of the appeal is its homespun essence. So rather than serve the storebought variety, try baking one yourself. More...

Obama, Biden Announce $600M For Job Grants

ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) – President Barack Obama says it’s more urgent than ever for the U.S. to move forward on job training. More...

Preventing Drainage Problems In And Around Your Home and Lawn

(StatePoint) – Drainage problems in and around your home are not just an eyesore, they can cause costly damage, health issues and “surprise” repair costs in the future. More...

Things To Consider When Estate Planning

(StatePoint) – You may worry about what will happen to your house and property when you’re no longer willing or able to care for it — particularly if you own property that has special meaning to you, such as a family home or woodlan More...

Shale Gas Trucks Crash In PA

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations. More...

Amid Budget Woes, Gas Drilling Tax Turns Republican Heads

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Fracking Foes Cringe As Unions Back Drilling Boom

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – After early complaints that outof state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way fr More...

Quicker Ruling Sought In Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Plaintiffs in a challenge to Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage made a big change in strategy Monday, asking a federal judge to bypass a trial in favor of a quick ruling in the case. More...

New CWD Cases Prompt Response

Game Commission expands Disease Management Area 2, includes parts of Fulton County

Chronic wasting disease was not detected in any of the samples collected from deer harvested by hunters during the 2013-14 Pennsylvania hunting seasons, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday. More...

Environmental Groups Slam New Pa. Smog Proposal As Being Too Lax

ASSOCIATED PRESS Environmental groups say Pennsylvania’s federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now. More...

Fulton Precision Achieves Certification

Fulton Precision Industries Inc. has earned a bronze level certification from Caterpillar for its performance in manufacturing and distributing an array of transmissions shafts and gears, among other components. More...

Bicyclist Struck By Deer While On Ride In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania man has broken vertebrae in his neck and back, nine broken ribs, a bruised lung and a concussion after a deer slammed into him while he was riding his bicycle. More...

Missing Pa. Boater’s Search Enters Recovery Stage

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Searchers trying to find a suburban Philadelphia man who fell from his boat into the Delaware River say they now consider it a recovery mission. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, cheese, lettuce and tomato, wheat bread, orange, cookie. Tuesday: special meal. More...

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Revival Services

Burnt Cabins Bible Church will hold revival services April 27-30. The speaker will be Dr. George Rundle, missionary with Baptist Missions to Forgotten People, and president of Berean International Bible Institute. Dr. More...

FR Students Visit Arlington Cemetery

Members of the Forbes Road School District junior class and teachers Jeremy Hollinshead and Scott Bollman travelled to Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, April 16, where they visited the gravesit More...

Basket Cheese An 85-year Tradition For Pa. Firm

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE VERONA, Pa. ( AP) – Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbowhued jelly beans, foilwrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps. More...

13-1/2 Pound Boy Born at Southeastern Pa. Hospital

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) – A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital. More...

Male Cop Dresses As Amish Woman To Stop Flasher

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) A western Pennsylvania police officer says he went under- cover dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. Pulaski Township Sgt. More...

Police: Man, 81, Fed Up With Shopping Attacks Wife

HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) – State police have charged an 81-year-old man with choking his wife after becoming “fed up’’ that she was wandering through a Wal-Mart store. More...

All-terrain Biker Hit By Pittsburgh Freight Train

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Investigators believe a man riding an all-terrain motorcycle near some railroad tracks in Pittsburgh might not have seen or heard the freight train that hit and killed him. More...

Tips For Celebrating Mother’s Day On A Budget

( StatePoint) – With Mother’s Day around the corner, you may be thinking of ways to show your appreciation for mom. If you’re on a budget, you’re in luck. The discount experts at Dollar General are sharing helpful advice. More...

It’s Flea And Tick Season: Tips to Protect Pets

(StatePoint) – Protecting dogs from fleas and ticks is an important part of responsible pet care and this season shines a light on the prevention of Lyme disease in dogs. More...

Pa. Police Investigating Road Rage Stabbing

GAP, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police have interviewed two Texas men about a road rage incident that ended with the stabbing of a Lancaster County man. More...

Brazilian Auto Parts Maker Opening Facility In Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Brazilian car parts manufacturer is planning to break ground later this month in northeastern Pennsylvania for its first U.S. facility. More...

Pa. Woman Places Third In International Quilt Event

THE (CHAMBERSBURG) PUBLIC OPINION CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Chambersburg quilter Donna Gilbert has done it again. More...

State College Expands Surveillance Cameras Network

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – State College is expanding its system of downtown surveillance, adding 71 cameras to a network that’s been in place for about a decade. More...

Yorkers Ask City To Legalize Raising Chickens

YORK, Pa. ( AP) – A group of York City residents is asking the local government to make it legal for them to raise chickens. More...