July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Expert Says Fracking Health Problems Not Being Addressed

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation’s biggest natural gas drilling booms. More...

Restoring The Health Of Ditch Run

Ditch Run is a small stream located in the southeastern corner of Fulton County. More...

Whetstone Publishes Book

Bedford County author Clarence Whetstone has just published “Help Me Understand the Bible.” As a preacher’s kid, he has been immersed in the Bible since birth. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Emmett Richard Waite, Burnt Cabins, will celebrate his fifth birthday July 20, 2014. He is the son of Kurtis and Sara (West) Waite. His older sister is Edwinna Waite. More...

Call Of The List Held

Judge Angela R. Krom of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas and the 39th Judicial District presided over call of the criminal trial list held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 8. More...

Blair Wins Riggs Tournament

Longtime Great Cove member Ron Blair, left center, of Mercersburg, receives the Riggs tournament trophy from club manager Micky Occhs, right center. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following area students attained the dean’s listat Shippensburg Universityfor the spring 2014 term:Kelsi Ardiel, Big CoveTannery.Samantha Clippinger,Fort Littleton.Levi Crouse, Big CoveTannery.Brenna DeShong, Harrisonville. More...

Body Falls Out Of Coroner Van, Lands In Road

FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner’s van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania. More...

Livestock Report

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Bedford Humane Society Opens Spay/Neuter And Wellness Cinic

Pet overpopulation is the leading killer of cats and dogs in our country. An estimated 3.7 million animals are euthanized in shelters each year across the United States while 50,000 puppies and kittens continue to be born every day. More...

Attack Ads Hit TV In Governor’s Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The first post-primary TV attack ads in the Pennsylvania governor’s race are flying. Republican Gov. More...

Pa. Teachers Take On Common Core Challenge

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sari Brecosky said she’s sick of feelgood answers. Read a story. Memorize the vocabulary. Regurgitate the plot. Tell the teacher how it makes you feel. More...

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Raymond Melius family. Seated are Audrey Slates, holding Lilliana Slates, and Raymond Melius; back row: Preston Slates and Jessica (Slates) Martin. More...

Summer Menus

LUNCH Monday, July 21: chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, steamed peas, diced pears, choice of milk. Tuesday, July 22: walking taco w/dinner roll and salsa, steamed corn, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Drawing Winners

Winners of the Scout raffle, sponsored by Needmore Community Center to benefit Needmore Scout Troop 45 and the community center, are as follows: Hope chest: Shawn Reed, Big Pool, Md. 50 cal. muzzle loader: Glenn Hiller, Warfordsburg. More...

Shippensburg University Graduates

The following area students graduated from Shippensburg University at spring 2014 exercises: Kelsi Ardiel, Big Cove Tannery. Bon Scott Booher, Hustontown. Brenna DeShong, Harrisonville. Kimberly Jones, Mc- Connellsburg. Dina Layton, Warfordsburg. More...

Men Get Draft Notices 100 Years Later

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – The Selective Service System says a data glitch prompted it to send notices to several deceased men in Pennsylvania, ordering them to register for the nation’s military draft. More...

Farm Bureau Picnic Slated

The annual summer picic of Fulton County Farm Bureau has been scheduled for Sunday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m., at Siloam Church pavilion and picnic grounds. More...

Open Mic Night At Hancock

The Hancock Arts Council is having open mic night Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hancock Performing Arts Center located at 126 W. High Street, Hancock. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and performers begin at 6 p.m. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: John Joseph McFadden, 36, Big Cove Tannery, and Sarah Elizabeth Brady, 23, Warfordsburg. More...

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: Densil Q. Rhodes to Colleen L. More...