August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Rabbit Show Winners At Fair

Winners of the rabbit show held Monday at the 97th annual Fulton County Fair are: left, supreme doe – Shaylynn Holmes and right, supreme buck – Hailey Flowers. More...

Shear Fun At The Fair

Sierra Detwiler has fun using shears to give her son a haircut at the cattle barn Monday night at the Fulton County Fair. Photo by White Photography More...

May Resigns Principal Position, Ramsey Hired To Replace

Assistant principal also hired

The Central Fulton School Board of Directors accepted the resignation of middle school/high school principal Erich May at their regular board meeting last week. May, who had been in the position since June 2015, accepted a position in West Virginia. More...

Girl Scouts Attend Summer Camp

Big Cove Girl Scouts attended their annual summer camp August 4- 6. More...

Court Sessions Held

The following cases were heard in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, August 8, with the honorable Judge Angela R. Krom presiding.  More...

Of f-duty Officer Faces Assault Charge In Road Rage

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say an officer pointed a gun at someone in a road rage encounter last spring while he was off duty, and is being charged with simple assault.  More...

Toddler OK After Ride Down 100- foot- high Hill In SUV

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania police say a 2- year- old boy “ was happy as could be'' and wasn’t injured after he and an SUV rolled down a 100- foothigh (30.48 meters) hill. More...

National Health Center Week 2017

Celebrates health centers as the key to healthier communities

On August 1, 2017, the Washington County Commissioners declared August 13-19, 2017, as National Community Health Center Week to celebrate the important partnership between Tri- State Community Health Center, America’s community health centers, More...

Library News

It’s almost here – the first total solar eclipse seen by the contiguous U.S. since 1979. Join at the libraries in McConnellsburg or Hustontown Monday, August 21, to watch the eclipse, weather permitting. More...

Back Run School Holds Reunion

Back Run School held its 18th reunion August 5 at Calvary Independent Baptist Church social building in McConnellsburg. The following attended: More...

FR Elementary Room Assignments

REDBIRDS  Mrs. More...

Lightning Strike Delays Start Of High School Classes

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a lightning strike has delayed the scheduled start of classes at a Pennsylvania high school by a couple of days.  More...

Family Will Remember The 2017 Eclipse – With Moon Tattoos

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – You think full moons make people a little nutty? More...

Marshall University Hosting Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Free solar eclipse viewing glasses and free moon pies are being offered to people participating in Marshall University’s viewing event on Aug. 21. More...

PA Bicyclist Convicted Of Obstructing Traffic

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man who repeatedly obstructed traffic with his bicycle has been convicted on nine misdemeanor counts.  More...

Man Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin In U.S. In Car Batteries

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who says he was extorted by a Mexican drug cartel has been found guilty of transporting about $1 million in heroin from Atlanta to New York City.  More...

Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms Brings Calm And Concerns

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – After months of telling her story over and over to police officers and lawyers, it was finally time for the 12-year-old Bucks County girl to walk into the courtroom and testify against her rapist. She was petrified. More...

Commissioners Hold Short Weekly Meeting

A short weekly meeting that addressed routine business concerns and formally awarded the Needmore water system improvement project to CR Directional Boring LLC of Clearfield, Pa., was held last Tuesday by county commissioners Stuart Ulsh and Pete Lyn More...

Forbes Road Votes “No” On Vo-Tech Budget

Preps for 2017-18 school year

The Forbes Road School Board met in regular session on Monday August 7, 2017, and in addition to voting “no” on the Vo- Tech budget, made preparations for the upcoming school year. More...

Great Cove Road Bridge Open

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Route 522 (Great Cove Road) bridge, which spans Palmer Run in Belfast Township, Fulton County, reopened to traffic Tuesday, August 8. More...

PennDOT, Businesses Participate In “Stuff The Barrel” Initiative

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(PennDOT) is partnering with other local engineering firms to “Stuff the Barrel” with school supplies to help students and schools in need this year. More...

Local Trio Visit Europe

Deb and Cooper Toothman and Diane Palmer visited Hamburg, Germany, July 30 and 31. Cooper had already been in Germany since July 7 with the International Exchange program and lived with a family for the month.  More...

Body Of Missing PA Fisherman Found In River

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Boar d Of Pardons Grants Hearings To 65 of 100 Applicants

HARRISBURG – At a Merit Review session held in the State Capitol last week, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons granted public hearings to 65 of the 100 applicants whose requests were reviewed by the board.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: meatball sandwich with sauce and cheese, seasoned redskins, mixed bean medley, sandwich roll, fresh fruit.  Tuesday: roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, pea More...

Woman High On Weed In Wreck That Killed Grandkids

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

UPMC Announces Deal To Acquire Pinnacle Health

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania's largest health system, says it has reached a deal to acquire Pinnacle HealthSystem of Harrisburg.  It’s expected to be completed Sept. More...

Man Falls Into 10-foot Sinkhole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a man had to be rescued by fire department personnel after falling into a 10-foot sinkhole in Philadelphia.  Officials said the 58-yearold man was walking in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in northw More...

Beauty Blooms In Shadow Of Former Steel Furnaces

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A young rabbit emerges from tall grass in front of Anna Johnson as she walks through the Iron Garden at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark site in Rankin. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  August 7  More...

Year After Flood, Greenbrier River Trail Reopens

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A year after flooding severely damaged the Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia, all 78 miles of it has reopened.  More...

Man Trapped Under Heavy Machinery Killed

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) – Emergency dispatchers say a man has died after he was pinned or trapped beneath the counterweight on a piece of heavy equipment at a western Pennsylvania business.  More...