September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

McNear Pleads Guilty

To be sentenced December 2

NEWS EDITOR A jury trial scheduled for Friday to hear testimony in two alleged drug delivery cases was cancelled when the defendant opted to enter a pair of guilty pleas. More...

Medicaid Expands In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Before hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians can enroll in a new federally-funded Medicaid plan, lots of work must be done and important questions must be answered about the health coverage. More...

Zoning Ousts Weight Watchers

EAST WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A church is threatening to leave a tiny western Pennsylvania borough because zoning officials have told the congregation it no longer can host Weight Watchers meetings in its social hall. More...

Co. Conservation District Announces New No-Till Drill Rental Program

August has passed by and September has arrived rather hastily. Kids are back to school and families are adjusting to new weekly schedules and morning routines. For farmers, the arrival of September means fall harvesting and planting. More...

Raffle Winner

Vera Hann, along with her daughter, Connie Strock, was the winner for the month of September at Hustontown Senior Center’s raffle fundraiser. More...

Court Session Held

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

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

Senior Center Activities

McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the month are as follows: September 11: 9 a.m. – Hagerstown trip (Christmas Tree Shop, PA Dutch Market, Dollar Tree and lunch at Golden Corral. September 12: 9:30 a.m. - nickel bingo. More...

Mercersburg To Host Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show

The 13th annual Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show will be on exhibit in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Cofrin Gallery September 14-28. It is a nonjuried show and is sponsored by the Mercersburg Historical Society. More...

Grieving Family: Watch For Tick-borne Illnesses

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) – The family of a 3- year-old central Pennsylvania girl who recently succumbed to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever hopes to raise awareness of the early symptoms, saying a delayed diagnosis can prove devastating. More...

Holy Cannoli! Man Eats 13.5 Pastries In 5 Minutes

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Holy cannoli! A man ate nearly 14 cannolis in five minutes during an eating contest at an Italian festival in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

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Stepmother Charged With Homicide In Child’s Death

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The stepmother of a 10- month-old western Pennsylvania boy has been charged with criminal homicide in his death last week. More...

Dig Turns Up Rare Ancient Fabric

OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) – An archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania is producing a rare fabric, possibly the only example from the state that dates to 1250 AD. More...

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PA Justice Urges Ban On Defender Group

By Mark Scolforo HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state’s death row. More...

Man Jailed On Charges He Attacked Jogging Marshal

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges he groped and attacked a U.S. marshal as she jogged on a trail near the Allegheny River. More...

Deneen Wins At Fair

Pictured above is Tracy Deneen who contributed and won many different vegetable, baking and floral exhibits at the Fulton County Fair over the past several years. More...

MHS Class Of 1959 Holds Reunion

The Class of 1959 of McConnellsburg High School held it 55th annual reunion at Hoss's in Chambersburg September 4, 2014. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, September 15: hot apple strudel or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit. More...

Support Available For Stressed Students

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP OF GREATER FRANKLIN COUNTY More...

Corbett Gets Another $3.5M From Biggest Donor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s biggest campaign donor is upping its ante in Pennsylvania’s race for governor that will exceed $50 million. More...

Surprise! More Cows Than People Here!

Data collected for the 2012 Census of Agriculture show more cows living in Fulton County than people, according to an article published in the September 2014 issue of “Penn Lines,” the news magazine of Pennsylvania’s electric cooper More...

New Surgeon At Medical Center

Fulton County Medical Center welcomes general surgeon Dr. Robert Carman Jr. of Central PA Surgical Associates Ltd. More...

Eichelberger To Host Town Hall Meeting

With the final set of session days just under way, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair) is eager to talk to folks in Fulton County. He will hold a town meeting Tuesday, September 16, from 6:30 p.m. More...

Corbett Told Of ‘Inappropriate’ E-mails

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett said Saturday he was told several months ago about “inappropriate’’ emails shared among staffers at the attorney general’s office, which he once led. More...

Graduates From Training

Pvt. Zachary R. Fleck graduated from United States Marine Corps basic training in Parris Island, S.C., August 29, 2014. After completing a 13- week training, Fleck earned the title of Marine. More...

Marriage Licenses

Gregory Scott Weber, 31, Martinsburg, W. Va., and Katie Beth Golden, 26, Hagerstown, Md., applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse last week. More...

Liquor Board Pays Record $526M To State In 2013-14

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The agency that controls liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania has transferred a record $526 million to the state government’s main bank account, it said Wednesday. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

The lunch menu for the Fulton County Senior Center for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: grilled fish, oven- browned potatoes, peas, wheat bread, jello. More...

Firm Makes Premium Wooden Baseball, Softball Bats

YORK DAILY RECORD GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) – It might sound weird, but Drew Kelley has wanted to start making his own wooden baseball bats for more than five years. Living in a town house with his wife, he knew it wouldn’t work. More...

Bicyclists Cross Commonwealth

Three Franklin County residents recently passed through Fulton County on their bicycles as part of a seven-day tour across the BicyclePA Route S Trail that begins in West Alexander along the West Vir More...

Mushrooms Have Deep Roots In PA

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. More...

Penn State Student Gains Rep As Squirrel Whisperer

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a “squirrel whisperer’’ for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named “Sneezy.’’ More...

Five Generations

Pictured above, left, enjoying the blessing of five generations are Lonnie Hoffman, Cody Hoffman, Pat and Glenn Ford, Evey Hoffman and Glenda Wolford. More...

Seaplane Landing Near Stadium Prompts 911 Calls

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nothing to see here. More...

MHS Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1955 recently held their 59th reunion at Route 30 West Restaurant in Chambersburg. The class had 36 members and 18 are deceased. More...

Stroehmann Bakery Plant In Harrisburg To Close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A large central Pennsylvania bakery will close later this month, leaving about 90 people without jobs. Bimbo Bakeries USA says it will shutter the Stroehmann facility in Harrisburg on Sept. 19. More...

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Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Lawrence W. Beck Sr. and Leah M. Beck to Charlotte J. More...

Highmark Sues UPMC Over Billing For Cancer Drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Health insurer Highmark Inc. has sued the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claiming the hospital network has overbilled it by $300 million for cancer drugs since 2010. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE September 1 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 3-4, 1270- 1486 lbs., $153.50 to $157.50; choice 2-3: 1136-1464 lbs., $149 to $153; select 2-3: 1150- 1460 lbs., $144 to $148. More...