May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

F.C. Medical Center Awarded $20,000 Grant From FirstEnergy Foundation

The Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at the Fulton County Medical Center recently received a boost from the FirstEnergy Foundation. FCMC Foundation was awarded a $20,000 grant supporting con struction of the new facility. More...

Wells Valley Lodge To Be Dedicated

Sinoquipe Scout Reservation will dedicate the newly-renovated Wells Valley Lodge June 3 at 11 a.m. More...

Commissioners Sign Children’s Mental Health Proclamation

Fulton County Commissioners presented a signed proclamation to Erin Glenn of TrueNorth Wellness Services, a behavioral health and wellness nonprofit serving southcentral Pennsylvania, May 2, to dedic More...

Ward Receives Scholarship

The Franklin-Fulton County Music Educators Association awarded a $750 scholarship to Karlie Ward of Southern Fulton High School. The presentation took place at the annual spring meeting of the association held May 9, at Mrs. More...

Restaurant Gets Angry Response After Serving Horse Meat

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh restaurant is causing a stir after serving horse meat.  KDKA-TV reports that Cure Restaurant hosted a special dinner with Canadian chefs Monday. The Quebecois themed fare included horse tartare.  More...

PA Man Charged With Making Fentanyl Worth $630K

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A man has been jailed on charges he made about 18,000 fentanyl pills worth more than $600,000 on the street which were seized from a central Pennsylvania storage facility.  More...

Cowans Gap Activities

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following public programs at Cowans Gap: Friday, May 26: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Fur Fun! More...

Local Aviation Lovers Restore Vintage Planes

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. ( AP) – Pat Findlay got hooked on aviation in high school and served as an engine mechanic and crew chief with the 911th Airlift Wing for more than 36 years.  Jack McMahon, a retired U.S. More...

County Library News

Let’s start this week’s news with a quiz – how many of you have started to notice the phrase PA Forward in announcements and fliers, on brochures, or on Facebook. You are probably wondering what it means. More...

Forbes Road Students Attend PMEA Band-

Forbes Road Elementary sixth-grade students Carly Souders, Brady Skinner and Alyssa Fittry participated in PMEA Sixth-Grade Bandfest May 12 at Southern Huntingdon High School. More...

Woman Gets Prison For Pumping Gas On Victim

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who doused another woman in gasoline during an argument about her smoking while she fueled up is headed to prison.  More...

Livestock Market Reports

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FR Class Of 1967 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1967 held its 50th year class reunion at Celebrations, Saturday, May 6. More...

Named Valedictorian

Bailey Noelle Orange, daughter of Gina Lake, formerly of McConnellsburg, and Dr. More...

Record Of Teen Executed In 1931 Expunged

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia judge has expunged the criminal record of a 16-year-old youth executed more than eight and one-half decades ago for the murder of a matron at a school for adjudicated youth.  More...

McCbg. FFA Elects Officers

McConnellsburg FFA elected a new slate of officers last week at their annual awards banquet. More...

Turzai Seeks GOP Support To Run For Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai is making his first big pitch for support from the Republican faithful to run for the party’s nomination for Pennsylvania governor in 2018.  More...

Speeding Amtrak Engineer Charged In Crash That Killed Eight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 5 More...

SF Holds Prom May 12

Southern Fulton High School held its Junior-Senior Prom Friday, May 12, at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle.  More...

JLG Industries Donates $25,000 To McConnellsburg Vol. Fire Co.

JLG Industries recently donated $25,000 to the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. The check was presented to Pete Lynch, McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. chief, McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company May 11.  More...

Forbes Board Tables Tentative Budget

Makes decisions on 17-18 school year

The Forbes Road School Board met in regular session last Monday evening and planning for the 2017-2018 school year topped its agenda.  More...

Library Book, Plant, Bake Sale This Weekend

Fulton County Library assistant Joanne Wible on Tuesday gets ready for the library’s annual book sale that will be held this weekend in conjunction with the North End Garden Club’s annual More...

Johnson Recertified As Magisterial District

Magisterial District Judge Carol J. Johnson was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education coursework. More...

Civil War Trust Preserves 37 Acres On Barlow’s Knoll At Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg, Pa.) – The Civil War Trust has announced the acquisition of a 37-acre property associated with the first day of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. More...

Warfordsburg FFA Chapter Members Drive Out Hunger

Warfordsburg FFA participated in another annual Tractor Day April 20. However, this year looked a little different. More...

Raffle Winners

Following are the winners of Warfordsburg Senior Center’s Mother’s Day raffle held May 12:  Lorraine Henderson won the yellow hat quilt; Carolyn Shives won the Breath of Spring quilt; B. K. More...

SFHS To Present Spring Concerts

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present “Patchwork,” its annual spring concert Saturday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium. More...

Man Drowns After Diving Into Water Near Dam

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Senior Center Lucnh Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: teriyaki chicken, white rice, island blend vegetables, white bread, applesauce, milk.  Tuesday: Salisbury steak, baked potato, coleslaw, wheat bread, fruit mix, mil More...

Man Pleads Guilty To Bribing Philadelphia’s Top Prosecutor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man has admitted bribing Philadelphia’s indicted district attorney with gifts and cash.  More...

School-choice Millions Pumps Into PA Campaigns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Wealthy school-choice advocates, wielding millions of dollars in campaign contributions, have sought to play a powerful role in Pennsylvania politics. More...

PennDOT Offers Free Audio Version of PA Driver’s Manual Online

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that for the first time an audio version of the Pennsylvania Non-Commercial Driver’s Manual is now available for free download on its Web site. More...

Attains Dean’s List

William J. More...

Book, Plant, Bake Sale

North End Garden Club and Fulton County Library will hold a book, plant, bake sale and light lunch at the library May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm., and May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Needed are gently used books, plants and baked goods. More...

FCMC Represented At 2017 Legislative Day

On Capitol Hill

Fulton County Medical Center Revenue Cycle Director Allison Fraker, CRCP-I, CRCP-P, received a grant from American Association of Health Care Administrative Management (AAHAM) to attend 2017 Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. ,May 1. More...

Governor: Convention Surplus Should Have Gone To Taxpayers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gov. More...