February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

PA House Considers Impeaching AG Katheleen Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A second process to consider the possible removal of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane got underway Tuesday in the form of a House resolution authorizing an investigation with subpoena power. More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

Jilleanne Leigh Sharpe, 9, is happily donating another ponytail of her hair to Locks of Love for someone in need. This is Jilleanne’s second hair donation in two years. Her family is very proud of her. More...

Legislation Sponsored To Restore Higher Ed Funding For Rural Schools

Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Franklin) and Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/ Bedford) will introduce legislation to restore funding to the Regional Community Services, which was completely eliminated by Gov. More...

Cards Of Thanks

WELLS TANNERYLUMINARY COMMITTEE Thanks to the great weather Wells Tannery streets were once gain a wondrous scene on Christmas Eve. More...

Coroner: Car Hits Trees, Catches Fire, Killing Couple

MANOR, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say speed is believed to have been a factor in a crash that killed a western Pennsylvania couple whose car went off the road, struck some trees and burst into flames. More...

Teen Boys Shot In Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say two teenage boys have been shot while walking down a street in the city of Bethlehem. More...

For Sale: Unique Amish Store Near Spartansburg

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Mineral-spirit lamps light shelves of soup mixes, bulk candies, natural remedies and straw hats. A homemade ice chest keeps perishables fresh, including roll butter and sausage casing. More...

FCMC To Celebrate Go Red For Women

One out of every three deaths among women in the U.S. each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke, causing more fatalities than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. More...

Back From The Frozen Brink, Man Thanks Hospital

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – With his wide blue eyes, unruly hair and bashful grin, 26-year- old Justin Smith looks perpetually, happily surprised. More...

Senior Center Activities

February activities at Warfordsburg Senior Center are as follows: February 5: club meeting at 1 p.m.; Give a Compliment Day; game night from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m; bring a snack. More...

Bucknell University To Get $20M Gift

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Bucknell University alumnus has pledged $20 million to the central Pennsylvania school. The gift from Class of 1945 graduate Bob Malesardi and his wife, Doris, is the largest in Bucknell history. More...

MES Character Counts Students Recognized

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Library News

Since February has been designated as Library Lover’s Month, Fulton County Library is joining with schools, public and private libraries all over the country in celebration. More...

Pennsylvanians Urged To Read Zika Virus Travel Advisories

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Health officials are asking Pennsylvanians to pay attention to travel advisories as they test six to eight people for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. No cases are confirmed yet. More...

FFA Members Receive Jackets

Four McConnellsburg FFA members received their first FFA jackets last month, for free, at Pennsylvania FFA’s midwinter convention held during the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

County To Equip Officers With Nasal-spray Drug Antidote

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – Police officers in a suburban Philadelphia county will soon be the first to carry a newly approved easy-to-administer version of the drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses. More...

Dinner, Concert At Pleasant Ridge Church

A Valentine dinner and concert, featuring Avery Road of Farmville, Va., will be held at the Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, Sunday, February 14, 2016. More...

Breaking The Cabin Fever Blues At FCMC

Bud’s Collective entertained a crowd of nearly 200 at the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation’s Bluegrass and BBQ scholarship fundraising event last Saturday night at McConnellsburg U More...

Deadlocked Jury To Keep Trying In Wrongful Amputation Trial

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania jury says they’ll keep trying to reach a verdict in a wrongful amputation malpractice lawsuit, despite telling a judge they’re deadlocked. More...

State Fines Waste Hauler $682,500

MARS, Pa. (AP) – The state Department of Environmental Protection has fined a western Pennsylvania waste hauler $682,500. More...

Earns Eagle Scout

Cameron Crouse, 17, son of Danny and Denise Crouse, Needmore, went before the Boy Scouts of America Mason-Dixon Council Board of Review in October 2015. He was intereviewed and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

FCMC To Host Operation Save A Life

Franklin/Fulton County overdose response program

Friday, March 11, 2016, Fulton County Medical Center will host Operation Save A Life. The training will be held in the Pearl Room located on the second floor of Fulton County Medical Center at 214 Peach Orchard Road, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Drug Abuse Bill Heightens Hopes For Bipartisan Passage

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there’s a glint of hope in Congress for a bipartisan bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction – a deadly, grow More...

Woodland Owners To Hold Conference

The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies will hold its 19th annual conference, “What’s Living In Your Woods?” at Bedford Elks Country Club from 8:30 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Bedford. More...

Sickly Bear Trapped, Euthanized In Western PA

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say a sickly bear wasting away with an advanced case of mange was trapped in western Pennsylvania and euthanized. More...

Computer Expert Gets No Jail Time In Spamming Case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A computer expert who helped corrupt computer networks so he and two others could send millions of spam messages that helped computer marketers illegally collect email addresses and phone numbers was sentenced Thursday to two More...

Judge Tries To Put An End To Pajamas In The Courtroom

CATAWISSA, Pa. (AP) – A judge in central Pennsylvania is trying to put a kibosh on a rash of people wearing pajama bottoms in court. More...

Free Tax Preparation Offered

The AARP Taxaide program is again offering free tax return preparation. You can have your Federal, state, local and property tax/rent rebate returns prepared. More...

Cub Scouts Cross To Boy Scouts

Five Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 43 in McConnellsburg had the honor of bridging over to Boy Scouts January 16, 2016. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jenae Jean Gordon, daughter of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester. She is a sophomore majoring in crimincal justice and minoring in coaching and Bible. More...

Forbes Road FBLA Students Attend Regional Conference

Members of the Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual regional leadership conference December 14, 2015, at Shippensburg University. Students who participated were: More...

PHEAA To Use Reserves

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania agency that awards grants for lower-income college students is trying to ensure that a state budget fight doesn’t leave students short of the aid they were promised. More...

Hundreds Attend Funerals For 4 Of 5 Interstate Crash Victims

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Mourners at the funerals for four of the five victims of what authorities call a wrong-away crash on a northeastern Pennsylvania interstate say the community is devastated by their loss. More...

Pope’s Philadelphia Fiat Sold At Auction For $82K

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The popemobile is staying in Philadelphia. The black Fiat 500L, one of two used by Pope Francis during his trip to the city in September for the World Meeting of Families, sold at auction on Friday night. More...

Eagles Donate To MHS

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4274 made a $500 contribution to the School Culture Committee at McConnellsburg Middle and High School. This donation will be used to purchase prizes for students with perfect attendance. More...

Natural Gas Income From PA Forests Takes Big Fall

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A drop in natural gas prices is now also affecting the state of Pennsylvania’s coffers. More...

FFA Students Receive High Degrees And Awards

During the 100th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, more than 20 Warfordsburg FFA members took part in not only enjoying the potato donuts, strawberry milkshakes and butter sculpture viewing, but the Mid-Winter FFA Convention. More...

Zoo Throws Birthday Party For Gorilla

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Zoo has thrown a 31st birthday party for Motuba the gorilla that included songs, presents and a cake made of his favorite foods. More...

Toomey’s Tall Task: Defending Voting Record This Time Around

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Navy vice admiral Joe Sestak tells a punchy story on the campaign trail about the voting record of Pat Toomey, the incumbent he wants to beat in Pennsylvania’s important U.S. Senate election this year. More...

Philadelphia Eyes Use Of Drones

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials in Philadelphia are looking at the idea of using drones to aid in public safety and improve government services, including aiding emergency crews in handling fires, storms and other dangerous conditions. More...

Students Attend District Band

Student musicians from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton high schools participated in the PMEA District 4 Band Festival held at Curwensville High School January 28-30. More...