March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

SFSB Handles Curriculum

Southern Fulton School Board attended to a handful of curriculum related matters last Tuesday in addition to having several presentations as well as public comment. More...

Unemployment Up Slightly

Fulton ranked 54 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for January released last week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate rose six-tenths of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in December to 6.1 percent in January. More...

19th Century Church To Be Demolished

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced plans to demolish a northeast Philadelphia church that dates back to the late 19th century despite efforts of residents and former parishioners to save the structure. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, March 20: Spartan bowl w/rolls, mashed potatoes and corn, fresh carrots, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

Hoffner Joins Law Firm

Jeff Hoffner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hoffner of Needmore, has been named a partner in the law firm of O’Melveny and Myers LLP. More...

Court Session Held March 17

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 17. More...

Speeding Truck Crashes After Pursuit, Killing Driver

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (AP) – State police in central Pennsylvania say a speeding pickup truck smashed into a tree shortly after they stopped chasing the vehicle, and the driver lost his life. More...

2 Police Officers Help Motorist Deliver Baby

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two western Pennsylvania police officers dispatched to investigate a traffic accident ended up helping to deliver a baby girl. More...

Judge Rules Shale Gas Pipeline Can Cross Holdout Properties

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, lemon pudding. Tuesday: crab cake, parslied potatoes, rye bread, pears. Wednesday: Easter meal. More...

Bedford Co. Foundation Of ACM Grants Scholarships To Five

The Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation of Allegany College of Maryland announced that five students received John H. Jordan Memorial Scholarships for study in the 2014- 15 academic year. Logan Brallier of Everett is a nursing major. More...

Cowans Gap Run/Walk

Join the Friends of Cowans Gap in the first annual Cowans Gap 5K Run/Walk. The Friends of Cowans Gap is a newly formed nonprofit organization made up of dedicated volunteers and community members with a goal to enhance the park. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Alenda Fischer of Crystal Spring has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Juniata College. More...

Wolf Expects $3B A Year By Cutting Sales Tax Exemptions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state government would reap $3 billion a year under Gov. More...

Man Critically Burned After Cigarette Lighter Malfunction

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a homeless man was critically injured after his cigarette lighter reportedly exploded and set him on fire in Pittsburgh. Police said other people called 911 at about 1 a.m. More...

Historical Socity Bus Tour Planned

Fulton County Historical Society’s Spring Bus Tour, scheduled for April 24, 2015, will be a “dinearound” tour of several museums and historical sites in Cumberland, Md., with a delicious meal spread across several stops – fun for family and friends! More...

Fire Wardens Celebrate 100 Years At Dinner

Buchanan State Forest officials host annual forest fire warden training banquet

Buchanan State Forest officials celebrated 100 years of dedicated service fire wardens have provided to Fulton and the surrounding counties last Tuesday evening as part of their annual forest fire warden training dinner. More...

Everett Man Faces Rape Charges

A Bedford County man was arraigned and remanded to jail last week on allegations he raped a Franklin County teen while in the McConnellsburg area. More...

Historical Society Mounts New Displays

Spring has arrived and the Historical Society Museum at the Fulton House has begun to stir. Over the past year the museum has acquired several new additions, some of which will be on display during the summer beginning on opening day June 5. More...

McCbg. Senior Center Activities

April activities at Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center are as follows: April 1: bingo at 9:30 a.m. April 2: entertainment by Larry at 10:30 a.m. April 3: closed. April 6: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; open mic night at 4 p.m. April 7: Pastor Elliott at 11 a.m. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 16: Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1410- 1608 lbs., $161.50 to $165; choice 2-3: 1342-1508 lbs., $158.50 to $161; select 2-3: 1372-1516 lbs., $154 to $158.50. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Macey Hollenshead, a resident of Needmore, was named to the dean’s list at Fairfield University for the fall 2014 semester. More...

Search Continues For Man Who Went Into River, Over Waterfall

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – Volunteers and search crews are still looking for the body of a man who plunged into a western Pennsylvania river and over a waterfall last week. More...

Child Shot During Argument Between Mother, Ex-boyfriend

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg during an argument between a woman and an ex-boyfriend who entered her northeast Philadelphia home. Police said the 33-year-old woman was sleeping at about 2:10 a.m. More...

Appeals Court Upholds New Trial In Firefighters’ 1995 Deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An appeals court has upheld a western Pennsylvania judge’s decision to grant a new trial to a man in the deaths of three Pittsburgh firefighters two decades ago. More...

Penn State President: Fraternity System May Be Re-evaluated

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Legion Donates To Little Leagues

American Legion Post 561 recently donated to Fulton County Little League and Forbes Road Little League. Pictured, left, is Cmdr. More...

Western PA Community Calls Off Deer Cull Effort

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania community’s effort to make roads safer by thinning out the local deer herd has been scrapped because of problems ranging from ineffective bullets to vandalism. More...

PennDOT Marks National Work Zone Awareness Week

Urges safety as construction season begins

With National Work Zone Awareness Week occurring March 23-27, Acting Penn- DOT Secretary Leslie S. More...

Rat Raised To Feed Family’s Snakes Fatally Bit Baby

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A rat being raised to feed a family’s pet snakes ended up biting a 6-month-old boy and transmitting diseases that killed him, authorities said Thursday. More...

Penn State Boosts Room And Board Fees

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Penn State students will be paying about 3.9 percent more next year for room and board, despite objections from an aide to Gov. Wolf. More...

PA Payrolls Recover Jobs Lost

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Payrolls in Pennsylvania hit a record high in February, recovering all the jobs lost in the recession, according to figures released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry. More...