January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

County’s Weekly Meetings Entail Routine Business

Commissioners

Melissa Gordon is slated to be the county’s new deputy recorder of deeds. Gordon was hired Jan. 17 at commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Larry “Pete” Lynch’s weekly meeting. More...

Farm Show Winners

County winners at the Farm Show are as follows:  Market Steers Light Heavyweight #2: Brittany Truax – fourth place.  Beef Heifer Division #1: Brittany Truax – third place.  Market Lambs Weight Division #2: Maggie Mellott &n More...

Looser Rules On Beer Sales To Take Effect In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania drinkers will get a new reason to celebrate on Tuesday, when looser regulations on beer retailers go into effect, letting them sell any quantity, including individual 32-ounce bottles, six-packs and growlers. More...

Unemployment Rate Down Some

Preliminary unemployment data for November released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November decreased to 6.1 percent from October’s rate of 6.8 percent. More...

Students Receive Thousands In Scholarship Funds At Farm Show

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 28 college students with $3,500 scholarships on Tuesday, January 10, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

Foor Wins Second Baking Contest At Farm Show

Harrisburg – The oatmeal cookies baked by Pam Foor of Everett, Bedford County took the top prize of $150 in the Oatmeal Cookie Contest today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Deneen Receives Diploma

Alex Deneen recently received his diploma after attending literacy classes at the Employment and Training Office in McConnellsburg.  More...

Woman And Her Grandson Die In Mobile Home Fire

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) – State police are investigating a central Pennsylvania mobile home fire that killed a woman and her 2-year-old grandson.  The fire was reported about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Antis Township, Blair County. More...

Quaker Group Marks Centennial With ‘Waging Peace’ Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, “Waging Peace,’’ that showcases the group’s accomplishments while also illustrating work that More...

Pink Out Games Raise Money Awareness For Local Women

Thanks to the overwhelming support from the three local school districts and community, Fulton County Medical Center was able to present Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance a check for $2,600 from the proceeds of Pink Out games raised in 2016.&nbs More...

Woman Wins Farm Show Whoopie Pie Competition

Harrisburg – Bonnie Billet, York Co., won a blue ribbon in the Whoopie Pie Competition on Tuesday, January 10, during the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.  Billet bested the 46 other e More...

Historical Society To Present “The John Lukens Survey”

The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m., at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob (BCHS, 2nd Floor), 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. More...

Collector Has Passion For Ancient Coins

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Most of his customers are getting on in age.  “It’s a hobby that kids are not getting into these days,’’ says Rich Borland, 72, owner of The Coin Store in Lower Burrell. More...

Philadelphia Cavalry Will Escort Trump At Inauguration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An Army Cavalry unit from Philadelphia that has fought battles since the American Revolution will escort President elect Donald Trump and march on horseback during the inaugural parade.  It will be the First Troop Phila More...

Donates To Food Basket

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Sunday School completed its annual fundraiser, and treasurer Bob Paruch was able to present a donation to Sue Cubbage of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

PA To Close Center For Intellectually Disabled

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania is closing a center for people with intellectual disabilities, a de- cision that state officials say means about 80 residents will instead be cared for in homes and with community based services. More...

Armstrong Co. Heifer Wins Junior Beef

Farm Show

Harrisburg – SAGE 603D 1, a heifer owned by Rylee Stockdale of Dayton, Armstrong County, was named Supreme Champion Beef Female of the Junior Breeding Beef Show on Sunday, January 8, at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  Show More...

Chain-reaction Crash Leaves 2 Truckers Dead In Central Pa.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says two tractor-trailer drivers have been killed in a six-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania.  More...

PA Ends Polygraph Testing Of State Police Recruits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pharmaceutical Company To Sell Cold-Eeze Lozenge Brand

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. More...

Man Beat Up Female Deli Clerk Over Price Of Sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in his 20s who beat up a 60- year-old female deli employee over the price of a sandwich in southwest Philadelphia.  Surveillance video released by polic More...

Man Accused Of Scaring Woman To Death In Robbery Is On Trial

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A man is on trial on charges he scared an elderly woman so much during a home invasion robbery that she had a heart attack that night and died two months later.  More...

High School Football Player Dies In Crash After College Trip

PENN HILLS, Pa. More...

“Black Jack Pershing” To Appear At FCHS Winter Meeting

Gen. John Pershing will make a rare public appearance at the Fulton County Courthouse February 4, 2017, at 7 p.m.  More...

Franklin, Fulton Deer Test Positive For Chronic Wasting

Captive deer is state’s first positive case on a deer farm since 2014

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced that a captive deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania. This is the first new case in a captive deer farm since 2014.  More...

FCMC Awarded $50,000 Grant For Long-Term-Care Greenhouse

Long-term-care residents at Fulton County Medical Center will be getting a green thumb this spring. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Sean Bright, Needmore, a senior majoring in history, has attained the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bridgewater College.  Students on the dean’s list have attained a 3.4 or better grade point average of a possible 4.0.   More...

Graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Geoffery W. More...

County Court Session Held

The following cases were heard in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas call of the criminal trial list proceedings on Tuesday, January 10, with Judge Todd M. Sponseller presiding.  More...

Man Gets Prison Term For Starving Horses

CORSICA, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to six to 12 months in prison for starving horses. WJAC reports 44- year-old Leonard Hughes, of Corsica, was also ordered Monday to pay fines and restitution.  More...

Insanity Defense Barred For Trooper Ambush Suspect

MILFORD, Pa. More...

PA’s Houdini Museum Raising Money For Board Game

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania museum honoring illusionist Harry Houdini is raising money for a limited-release Monopoly-like board game for collectors.  More...

Sweetheart Ball To Honor Inez Eddy

The 33rd annual Sweetheart Ball, hosted by the Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, at McConnellsburg American Legion. More...

PennDOT Launches Video To Assist In Navigating Roundabouts

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. More...

MHS To Present Musical

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a musical based on the “coat of many colors” found in the Book of Genesis . More...

Businessman Will Again Seek To Build Casino Near Gettysburg

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Center Holds Open Mic Night

McConnellsburg senior center held an Open Mic January 12. The next Open Mic is February 13. More...

Minis Pull To Win At Farm Show

Harrisburg – Small, but mighty, miniature horses proved they had what it took to win their divisions today at the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show.  The competition was split into three divisions determined by the height of the horses at the sh More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: ham w/pineapple, mashed sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, wheat bread, vanilla ice cream, milk.  Tuesday: barbecue chicken, seasoned redskin potatoes, country vegeta More...

Iron Mountain Mine Expands To Hold Data Secure

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In the tomb-like chill of a dim mine shaft hundreds of feet underground, workers chip away at ribs of limestone with hand tools and a hydraulic jackhammer.  More...

Yuengling Brewery, To Sell Beer In Indiana

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – America’s oldest brewery will soon be selling its beer in the state of Indiana.  D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. says they’ve reached agreement with three wholesalers in that state. More...

FFA Members Receive Keystone FFA Degree

Three McConnellsburg FFA students received their Keystone FFA Degree at the FFA midwinter convention during the 101st Farm Show January 9, 2017.  Seniors Koltin Deshong, Zach Bowers and Kassandra Stermer worked hard the past four years on their More...

House Fire Leads To $350K Worth Of Growing Marijuana

READING, Pa. (AP) – Police say an eastern Pennsylvania house fire led them to discover $350,000 worth of marijuana growing inside.  WFMZ-TV reports that Reading police seized the marijuana Jan. 5. More...