April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Ayr Township Honors Grissinger

Ayr Township supervisors Gary Hopkins, Tom Nesbitt and Sonny Harr recognized their longtime township secretary, Denise Grissinger, with a 30-year plaque earlier this month. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park announces the following upcoming public programs: Friday, May 1: 3 p.m. to 6 p. m. – Photo Scavenger Hunt. More...

Wolf Ends Pa. Asset Test For Food Stamps Begun Under Corbett

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Municipal Pension Woes Have People Talking In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Municipal pensions may not be at the forefront of debates over state policy, but they are stirring more discussion than usual in Harrisburg. More...

Wagner Joins Law Firm

The law firm of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey LLP (DSS Law) is pleased to announce that Jens C. Wagner joined the firm as an associate attorney. More...

Judges To Decide On Electronic Devices On Case-by-case Basis

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Central Fulton Choral Concert May 6

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will perform their annual spring chorus concert on Wednesday, May 6, in Mc- Connellsburg High School auditorium at 7 p.m. More...

Benefit Planned For Baby Ashtyn

An auction to benefit baby Ashtyn Parker Zeger will be held May 9, at 5 p.m., at McConnellsburg VFW. Ashtyn was born Easter night at just 33 weeks. More...

Southern Fulton Bands To Present Concert

Southern Fulton Junior High, Senior High, and jazz bands will be presenting a concert on May 9 in the high school auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. More...

MHS Students Grow Plants To Sell

McConnellsburg High School’s agriculture students will open the school greenhouse for the public to purchase the flower and vegetable plants that they have been busy growing and nurturing the past few months. More...

Library Holds Earth Day Activities

Gage Dile of Chambersburg, son of Allen and Kristi (Keebaugh) Dile, was among the 100 people who turned out for Earth Day celebration at Fulton County Library Saturday, April 25. Activities included crafts, games and demonstrations. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Warfordsburg senior center for the month of May are: May 1: club meeting at 10 a.m.; game night from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; bring snacks. May 5: senior spring sing at Camp Joy-el. More...

Franklin Financial Declares Second-Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 19 centsper share regular cash dividend for the second quarter of 2015. More...

SF Holds Environmental Day

Fifth-grade students at Southern Fulton Elementary participated in their third Environmental Day of the school year on March 27. More...

Senate GOP Majority To See If They Can Back Words With Votes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even before Gov. Tom Wolf took office, Republican lawmakers drew lines in the sand. More...

Administration Reorganizing Medicaid Plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1366- 1496 lbs., $161.50 to $165.50. Choice 2-3: 1296-1640 lbs., $158.50 to $162; select 2-3: 1174-1464 lbs., $157 to $160. More...

SFSB OKs Softball Team Use Of Gym

Gym to be used in inclement weather

A fluke accident involving a clock and a practice baseball in the high school gymnasium recently resulted in the Southern Fulton High School’s varsity baseball team as well as the varsity softball team having to cancel practice in inclement wea More...

Southern Fulton Holds Meeting

Revisits transportation policy

The Southern Fulton School Board tackled a handful of personnel matters last Tuesday and revisited a policy issue pertaining to the age of district bus drivers. More...

Student Transition Services A Success At Central Fulton

Five students from the Central Fulton School District who have been participating in a yearlong transition program will be the focus of an upcoming presentation at the annual Pennsylvania Transition Conference. More...

Ex-casino Worker, Student Plead Not Guilty To Counterfeiting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former Pennsylvania casino worker and a Nevada high school student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a Uganda-based scheme that produced more than $1.5 million in high-quality counterfeit U.S. bills. More...

PennDOT Will Hold Annual Outreach Session Here

Overview of this construction season and future projects

The 2015 Transportation Outreach meeting for Fulton County will be held Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Fulton County Maintenance Building, 22907 Great Cove Road in McConnellsburg. More...

Elderly Vet, Wife Abducted, Forced To Rent Vehicles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say an elderly Korean War veteran and his wife reported that three women pushed them into a minivan in Philadelphia and forced them to open a bank account and rent two cars for them. More...

Philadelphia Latest City To Launch Bicycle Sharing Program

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s bike share program is finally rolling. Mayor Michael Nutter launched the Indego system Thursday with a ceremonial ride in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. More...

Forbes Road Class Visits Arlington Cemetery

Members of the Forbes Road Class of 2016 travelled to Arlington Cemetery last Tuesday and visited the gravesite of the late Steven Szwydek of Warfordsburg, who was fatally wounded by an improvised ex More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas, cherry gelatin, wheat bread, milk. Tuesday: hot dog, baked beans, macaroni salad, fresh fruit, milk. More...

Horne Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Kayaker Dies After Capsizing On Pittsburgh River

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) – A kayaker has died after his boat overturned near Pittsburgh and left him stranded in the frigid Monongahela River for about 20 minutes. More...

Senior Center Activities

Hustontown Senior Center activities for the month of May are as follows: May 1: craft day - May Day basket at 10 a.m. May 4: LRC game at 11a.m.; bring nickels to play. May 5: Bible study and old-fashioned hymn sing with Franklin Ables at 11 a.m. More...

Senior Center Activities

May activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center are as follows: May 1: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; mental health presentation at 11 a.m. May 4: bingo at 9:30 a.m. May 5: entertainment by Larry at 10 a.m.; Pastor Elliott at 11 a.m. May 6: bingo at 9:30 a.m. More...

FCMC Long-Term Care Canopy Construction Slated For May 4, 2015

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care is excited to announce that May 4, construction will begin on a new pedestrian and vehicle canopy entrance to long-term care. More...

Bra Bandit Strikes Store – Again

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A bra bandit has struck again at a northeast Pennsylvania mall. Police say someone stole 25 bras Tuesday from a Victoria’s Secret store at the Wyoming Valley Mall. More...

Senior Citizens Enjoy Bowling

Senior citizens from Juanita Valley Senior Center visited Warfordsburg Senior Center April 17 for another challenge at the Wii bowling trophy. Needless to say, Warfordsburg beat Juniata by 302 pins in a five-game challenge. More...

Wolf Garners More Opposition To Plan To Replace Drilling Fee

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An organization of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. More...

Unisys Cutting 1,800 Jobs Amid Quarterly Loss, Stock Slide

BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) – Unisys says it’ll reduce its global workforce by about 8 percent after reporting a $43.2 million first-quarter loss and seeing its stock price lose a quarter of its value since the beginning of the year. More...

FFA Holds Tractor Driving Contest

Fifteen students competed in McConnellsburg FFA’s annual safe tractor driving contest last Thursday to demonstrate their knowledge of how to safely operate a tractor. More...