December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

2 Women Die After Re-entering Burning Home To Rescue Cat

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two women died after they apparently reentered a burning Pennsylvania home to rescue a pet cat. More...

Chamber Seeks Award Nominations

Awards banquet set for March 24

Plans are underway for the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s 2017 awards banquet and silent auction, which will take place Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Mc- Connellsburg Firehall. More...

Food Basket Receives $1,000 From Community State Bank

On Dec. 5 representatives from Community State Bank of Orbisonia presented a generous check to the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Creation Fest Founder Charged With Child Sexual Assault

Popular Christian music event held in Shirleysburg

A New Jersey pastor and cofounder of the popular, multi- day Christian music festival, Creation Fest, that takes place each summer in nearby Shirleysburg, Pa., was arrested last Wednesday for sexually assaulting four children.  More...

Library Corner

The pet photo calendars are here and, they are even more delightful than last year’s. These make wonderful gifts for pet lovers. For only $10 support the library and give a gift that will bring smiles to the recipient all year long.  More...

PA Moves To Dial Back Annual Testing Of Students

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor announced Wednesday changes to the state’s regimen of standardized tests that are designed to reduce their impact and length.  More...

Court Session Held

The following cases were heard in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, Tuesday, December 5, with Judge Todd M. Sponseller presiding.  More...

Fatal Shooting Of Trooper Killing Suspect Was Justified

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sandusky’s Son Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Abuse Of Girls

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, serving decades for child molestation, was himself sentenced to prison Friday on child sexual abuse charges.  More...

West Virginia Hunters Kill 44,455 Bucks In Firearm Season

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

TrueNorth Wellness Earns PCPA’s Workers’ Compensation Trust Safety Award

TrueNorth Wellness Services announced it has earned the PCPA Workers’ Compensation Trust Safety Award for the fifth consecutive year, with recognition at the trust’s annual meeting October 27, 2017. More...

Woman Hit By Train After She Walks Onto Railroad Tracks

HATFIELD, Pa. More...

SF Students Of The Month

Pictured are Southern Fulton Students of the Month for September. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary Students Of the Month for November. More...

Trial Considers Whether Voters Are Harmed By Redistricting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – With more competitive congressional districts, representatives would be more likely to work with the opposing party and listen more closely to their constituents, Democrats suing for a new congressional map in Pennsylvania t More...

Man Cleaning Basement Reports Finding Body

EASTON, Pa. More...

Local Historian Remembers Outstanding County Native

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by historian and author John Nelson, a native of McConnellsburg who has written or co-written 11 books on aspects of Fulton County history. More...

GOP Lawmaker’s “I Don’t Like Men” Comment Stirs Protest

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

9-1-1 Reboot In Progress

Commissioners

The county commissioners met at their regular meeting Dec. 5 to discuss 9-1-1, resolutions, and recycling issues. More...

Southern Fulton School Board Reorganizes

Allen Morton elected president

Southern Fulton school board called an early meeting this month on Dec. 5 to discuss the board’s reorganization for the new year, building and grounds matters, and other school district business. More...

SF Brings Attention To Diabetes

Southern Fulton High School brought attention to diabetes during its recent SF Diabetes Awareness Week. The week was used to educate students/staff by raising awareness about the disease and supporting those who suffer from diabetes. More...

FCB Thanks Community For Contributing To Hurricane Relief

The First Community Bank of Mercersburg (FCB) is pleased to announce that a total of $2,000 was collected to help Hurricane Relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and extends a sincere thank-you to those who donated to help others in need. More...

Receives ACM Scholarship

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Savannah Kerlin is a recipient of Allegany College of Maryland’s scholarship for study in the current 2017- 18 academic year, the ACM Foundation announced.  Kerlin received the Joan Snyder Ralston Scholarship. More...

New Medicaid Feature To Reduce Future Nursing Home Enrollees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Years in the making, Democratic Gov. More...

Man Shot In Home Invasion Was Homeowner’s Relative

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) – Police say an intruder shot and killed by an elderly homeowner during a home invasion attempt in Pennsylvania turned out to be a relative of the man. More...

Josh Booth Honored By House Of Representatives

Josh Booth was honored by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 5, through the presentation of a resolution at the beginning of the legislative session that recognized him as being the state champion for both PIAA Track and F More...

Frat Chapter Property Closing After Reported Violations

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Man Falls Through Ceiling, Lands At The Feet Of Police

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Police Investigate Stun Gun Use On Woman Who Fled Hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) – University of Pittsburgh police say they are investigating the use of a stun gun to incapacitate a patient who escaped from an area hospital.  More...

Judge To Decide If Raccoons Deserve Protection From Cruelty

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania judge will decide whether raccoons are protected animals or vermin meant to be disposed.  More...

10-Year-Old’s Photo Of Pilot Great-grandfather Sparks Lesson

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) – The late Marine Corps Maj. More...

Scholarship Awarded

Katie Anderson has been awarded the 2017 American Cheviot Sheep Society Scholarship. More...

Seniors Recognize Veterans

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated local veterans by having an evening meal on November 9 for veterans and a guest. More...