September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

Statewide Program Can Help The Hungry In Fulton Co.

Sue Cubbage, manager of Fulton County Food Basket located on Woodside Drive in McConnellsburg, wants to encourage hunters in the county to participate in Hunter's Sharing the Harvest (HSH). More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, September 29: waffles or cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, September 30: scrambled eggs or cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Sweet Potatoes A Garden Favorite With Snyder Family

Pictured above is Vaughn Snyder of Harrisonville with his four-generation sweet potatoes he has grown this year. The largest one weighed in at 4 pounds. More...

State Memo On Pa. Voters' Attire Challenged

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A state memo that says it's OK for voters to wear campaign T-shirts or buttons to the polls is being challenged in Commonwealth Court. The two Allegheny County residents who filed the lawsuit Friday want the memo rescinded. More...

Police Find Car Of Pa. Businessman Found Murdered

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) - Police say they have found the stolen car of a western Pennsylvania businessman found shot to death in his apartment, which had been set on fire. More...

Replica Tomahawk Stolen From Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Somebody has stolen a tomahawk from Pittsburgh's oldest structure, the Fort Pitt Block House, a structure that served as a British outpost in the 1760s but is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Final Justice" by Fern Michaels, "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris, "Heat Lightning" by John Sandford, "Hot Mahogany" by Stuart Woods, and "Sunset" by Karen Kingsbury. More...

MHS Class Holds 30th Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1978 held its class reunion on September 20 at Great Cove Golf Course. The class enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great conversation with everyone enjoying themselves. Those attending are pictured above. More...

Kids Collect $318 For "Save The Old MHS Campaign"

For six hours on September 13, 2008, 50 kids played dodge ball in the Lions Club Community Building gymnasium, formerly the old McConnellsburg High School. Together the kids raised $ 318 for the "Save the Old MHS Campaign". More...

Au Pair Charged With Homicide In Son's Pa. Death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Brazilian woman already held on charges of abuse of a corpse and concealing the death of a child in Pennsylvania is now charged with homicide. Authorities say 24-year-old Ana Cuoco gave birth to the baby on Aug. More...

Pa. Senate Leaders Say Turnpike Lease Dead For '08

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A proposal to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a private group for 75 years will not be approved this year, the state Senate's two top-ranking Republican leaders said Friday. The senators' revelation is a blow to Gov. More...

Engagement

Jennifer Nicole Gordon and James Robert Smith, both of Fort Loudon, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger and Debra Gordon of Fort Loudon. More...

Muslim Students Say YES To The U.S.

Teens from Muslim countries spend a year attending high school in the U.S. and dispelling cultural misconceptions on both sides

When Junaid Bin Masood, a 17- year-old Pakistani exchange student studying in southern California, was asked whether he had a gun in his backpack, he was speechless. More...

So. Fulton Parents Outraged Over Sr. Class Field Trip

Students who did not meet adequate yearly progress in state testing excluded from Ocean City trip

After writing a "Letter to the Editor" criticizing the administration and school board of the Southern Fulton School District on their recent decision to award certain members of the senior class with an out-of-state field trip, a Harrisonville are More...

PA Courts Launch Redesigned Web Site

The Pennsylvania court system on Monday launched a completely redesigned Web site aimed at helping the legal profession, the media, law enforcement and, most of all, the public to easily access information from and about the courts. More...

A Democracy Without Civics?

When asked, a third of eighth-graders didn't know the significance of the Declaration of Independence

WASHINGTON - September 17 marked the 221st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Students across the country spent a few minutes of their day learning about the remarkable work of our nation's founders. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET September 15 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1214-1556 lbs., $97.75 to $99; choice 1-3, 1146-1498 lbs., $93.50 to $96; yield grade 4-5, full few, 1320- 1518 lbs., $90 to $91; high select and low choice 1-3, 1122- More...

Lighter Maker Zippo Lays Off 80 Employees

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) - Zippo Manufacturing Co. has laid off 80 employees, citing improved efficiencies and operating capabilities. The Bradford-based company already had laid off 35 workers in June, citing a decline in business. More...

PA Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Conference

To celebrate 15 years of education, advocacy and research

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in celebration of its 15 years of education, advocacy and research. More...

Agriculture & Clean Streams: The Farmer's Responsibility

Does this photograph look like your farm operation, with cattle having direct access to the stream? More...

Pa. Man Sentenced To 33 Months For MySpace Threat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who posted a message on MySpace last year to "make the Virginia Tech incident look like a trip to an amusement park'' was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison. More...

Freightliner Appeals $4.5M Fire Hose Death Verdict

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Freightliner Specialty Vehicles Inc. More...

Altoona Clinic Treats Patients Who Work

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

A Fall Festival That Helps People Help Others

The Mennonite relief sale features delicious food and a good cause

My husband, John, and I were careful about what our young sons ate at meals, and for in-betweenmeal snacks, we provided popcorn or fruit from our orchards and blueberry fields. More...

Employers Crowd Penn State Career Days

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Economic woes aren't keeping record numbers of employers from turning out for Penn State's fall career days this year. About 600 employers are on hand for the four-day fair. More...

Lawmakers Mull Assisted Living Regulations

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Dictionaries For Fulton County

For the last five years, the Rotary Club of Hancock has participated in the Dictionary Project, handing out Webster's dictionaries to Fulton County and Hancock third-graders. More...

Trump, Irked By Casino Move, Criticizes Rendell

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) - Donald Trump says Gov. Ed Rendell is doing a lousy job and letting his pals reap the rewards of Pennsylvania's emerging casino business. More...