October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Handle Routine Business Matters

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to routine business last Tuesday, signing multiple agreements and meeting with various county department heads. More...

Forbes Road School Board Holds Brief Regular Meeting

Personnel top the agenda

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors met in regular session for 25 minutes last Monday evening and met in executive session for personnel reasons for an additional 45 minutes. More...

PennDOT Rolls Out Effort To Upgrade Traffic Lights

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says a new program to help pay for traffic signal upgrades should reduce congestion. More...

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Watch For Fall Driving Hazards

With fall’s arrival, Penn- DOT is reminding motorists to use caution and be alert for seasonal travel hazards like sun glare, frosty mornings and wet leaves. More...

Despondent Man Chased By State Police Shot Himself

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police say a man despondent over a broken relationship fatally shot himself and was not killed by police gunfire after leading troopers on a high-speed chase Oct. 1. Lt. More...

Man Charged With Trying To Kill Man With Tractor

DUNNS STATION, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with trying to kill someone with his tractor during a confrontation on a gas well access road. More...

Court Session Held October 7

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, October 7, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

FR Class Of 1964 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th anniversary reunion October 3, 2014, at Hustontown Firehall with 23 of the remaining 27 class members in attendance. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, October 20: Spartan bowl w/whole grain dinner roll, turkey ham cheese on a croissant, mashed potatoes and corn, fresh carrots, pineapple tidbits, choice of milk. More...

Why Can’t I Put Plastic Bags In The Bin?

RECYCLING COORDINATOR Have you ever wondered why the single-stream recycling program in Fulton County will not take plastic bags, of any kind, even though there is often a recycling symbol on the bag? More...

Hamilton Donates To FOMGL

The Hamilton Automotive Dealerships, Hamilton Hyundai in Chambersburg and Hamilton Nissan in Hagerstown, recently donated to the Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake (FOMGL) fundraising campaign. More...

Ambush Suspect Could Lose Advantage As Leaves Fall

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2015 Relay For Life Kickoff Oct. 28

The 2015 Fulton County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be holding its kickoff to learn about the Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society on Tuesday, October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Grant To Help Preserve Old Philadelphia Prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A shuttered prison in Philadelphia that opened nearly 200 years ago is in line for a $500,000 state grant to help with its preservation. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK MARKET October 6 More...

Philadelphia Wipes $1B In Unpaid Bail Off Books

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Court officials in Philadelphia are wiping $1 billion in debt owed by one-time fugitives off the books. The debt involves tens of thousands of people who failed to show for court dates through March 2010. More...

Safety A Focus In PA Crude Oil Transport

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Millions of gallons of crude oil are passing through western Pennsylvania – up to 75 trains each week on their way to refineries in the East – according to records released by state emerge More...

Judge Can’t Ban Man From Borough For Threats

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Common Pleas judge was wrong to ban a man from a Pittsburgh-area borough after convicting the man of threatening the municipality’s police chief and mayor in phone and computer messages, a state appeal More...

Judge Weighs Revoking Convicted Mobster’s Parole

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A prosecutor seeking to revoke the parole of former Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino said the excon is still active in organized crime. More...

Corbett To Sign Bill Expanding Newborn Screenings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation that would expand the list of disorders for which newborns will be screened at Pennsylvania’s hospitals. More...

Chocolate-covered Bugs Served Up At Insect Museum

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with cric More...

Bigfoot Believers Gather In Washington State

YAKIMA, Washington (AP) – Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state. The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up. More...

Woman Exonerated, Freed After 17 Years In Prison

AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) – A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed. More...

Tea Ceremony A Respite From Fast-paced World

ASSOCIATED PRESS Despite the rapid pace of our high-tech world, or perhaps because of it, the ancient Japanese tradition of tea ceremony is as popular as ever, with tea ceremony schools, demonstrations and quiet tatami-mat tea rooms thriving in citie More...

Prosthetic Leg Stolen Near Stadium Found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train. More...

Tractor Display At Peck Residence

To celebrate Fulton Fall Folk Festival, Gary and Nancy Peck of 4117 Breezy Point Road, Mc- Connellsburg, will reopen their property to the public for their ninth annual John Deere display of 2-cylinder diesel and gas series tractors ranging from 1939 More...

“Get Out The Vote” Is Demo Banquet Theme

Hartzok and Wolf aide speak

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Jobless Rate Climbs Again

Fulton ranked 50 out of 67 in August

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for August released this week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate climbed eighttenths of a percentage point from 5.9 in July to 6.7 percent in August. More...

Fulton County Medical Center Posts Low Infection Rates

Fulton County Medical Center is pleased to report low hospital acquired infection (HAI) rates. According to Kim Slee, chief nursing officer, “Healthcare acquired infection rates have been very low over the past several years. More...

Fundraiser To Benefit Bedford County Humane Society

Several local businesses, vendors from across the state and dedicated volunteers are teaming up for a night out for the gals, to benefit animals at the Bedford County Humane Society. More...

Ground Broken For American Revolution Museum

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia already houses Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell, but it’s moving a step closer to opening its newest attraction – the Museum of the American R More...

Retired Cop Tackles Rolex Thief

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A retired Pittsburgh police officer working security in a jewelry store is being credited with tackling a man charged with trying to steal a $37,500 Rolex watch. More...

NWL House Of Pain Coming To McConnellsburg

Live pro wrestling & hall of fame event

Saturday, October 25, National Wrestling League, House of Pain will be back for a show at the Mc- Connellsburg High School gym. House Of Pain Hall of Fame Class of 2014 ceremony hasa5p.m.starttime with a NWL 7 p.m. bell time. More...

Obama Creates Second Board To Resolve Rail Dispute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers. More...

Tri-State Health Center Rated A+

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Tri- State Community Health Center has met all elements of its federal review. More...

Special Olympics Recognizes Volunteers

Special Olympics Fulton County recognizes the following volunteers of the quarter: Heather Walker- Strait for her outstanding work coaching the athletes and taking them to competitions; Zach English for volunteering as the local chapter manager; and More...

PennDOT Announces Details For Act 89-Funded “Green Light- Go” Traffic Signal Program

A new program made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation plan, will clear the way for traffic signal improvements that could dramatically ease congestion, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced last week. More...

Doc Imprisoned For Phony Scrips Now Faces Fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area doctor serving more than 11 years in federal prison for writing phony painkiller prescriptions now faces health care fraud charges. More...

Price Added To Forbes Hall Of Fame

Dick Price was selected earlier this month as the newest member of Forbes Road Hall of Fame and was honored by retired teacher and Fulton County Commissioner Craig Cutchall. More...

Chief Probation Officer Charged With Taking $3,500

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – The chief probation officer has been charged with stealing $3,500 from a western Pennsylvania county to pay for martial arts lessons he never took. More...

Regulators: Highmark Plan Violates Agreement

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office and two other agencies asked a judge Friday to order Highmark Inc. More...

Vintage Hearse Used At Union Cemetery Funeral

When Robert M. “Buck” Pittman, 89, was laid to rest on June 14 in Union Cemetery he was carried there in this Percheron-drawn hearse that was built by hand in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1877. More...

Steelhead Begin Their Run In Erie County

ERIE TIMES-NEWS LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) – Steelhead lured Altoona anglers Mike Wheland, 42, and his son, Noah, 15, to western Erie County last week. More...

Senate Votes To Expand Use Of Ignition Locks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania state Senate has approved legislation that would expand the use of ignition interlock devices for more drunk driving offenders. More...

Man Gets Jail Time In Fatal Beating Outside Bar

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to jail time on an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the beating death of a man outside a western Pennsylvania bar on St. Patrick’s Day last year. More...

Spiders Force Family From Upscale Missouri Home

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) – A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls. More...

Patient Takes Wheel Of Ambulance In Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle. More...

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Should Collect Stamps

ASSOCIATED PRESS Even avid collectors will tell you: Stamp collecting is not the flashiest of hobbies. It isn’t trendy. More...

Wife-carrying Championship Held In Maine

NEWRY, Maine (AP) – About 50 couples are competing for beer, cash and bragging rights in the 15th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort. More...

Real-life Perry Mason Accused Of Break-in

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) – This Perry Mason is accused of a crime. More...