October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

Board Hears Goals Of Drug, Alcohol Program

Given Growing Greener II funding update

The Fulton County commissioners received multiple updates Tuesday, including a report on the current status and future goals of the Franklin/Fulton Drug & Alcohol Program. More...

Boro Council Grants Parade Permits

Meets with library board members

McConnellsburg Borough Council granted two parade permits, considered a request from two members of the Fulton County Library board and approved an addition to its intergovernmental agreement with the Parks and Recreation Commission during its meet More...

Antique Quilt Donated To Historical Society

A family heirloom quilt has been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society museum collection by life member Clair Pittman Villano of Colorado. The quilt was made by Fulton County native Vallora Shives (1851-1929), who married George W. More...

PennDOT Reminds Drivers Of Fall Hazards

PennDOT reminds motorists that the change in season warrants cautious driving. As fair weather fades, road hazards such as wet leaves, frost, and glare from sunlight during morning and evening rush hours can make driving more hazardous. More...

Celebrates Third

Regan Jean Henry, daughter of Eddie and Melissa Henry, Hustontown, celebrated her third birthday on September 23, 2008. Regan has five loving brothers: Brandon, Tanner, Bohen and Caden Henry and Brandon Mellott. More...

Infant Killed By Family Dog

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) - A 2- month-old boy died Sunday after being mauled by a mixed-breed family dog. The boy, identified as Iokepa Liptak, was pronounced dead at an area hospital early Sunday morning. The attack happened shortly after midnight. More...

Woman,72, Loses 16K In Scam

STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police say a 72-year-old western Pennsylvania woman has lost more than $16,000 in a scam in which she was told she won a $1 million Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes. More...

Pa. Judge: Teen Can't Wear Gun T-Shirt To School

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge sided with a south-central Pennsylvania school district in a dispute over whether a high school student should have been barred from wearing a T-shirt with images of guns on it. More...

Two Boys Killed In Pittsburgh Fire; Mother Burned

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two young brothers are dead after they were trapped in a bedroom during an overnight fire in Pittsburgh. The boys' mother was able to save a third child, but suffered burns over 30 percent of her body. More...

Conservation Corner

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental. More...

PIAA Moves Toward Background Checks

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. More...

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WIN asks you to help end abuse

Victims of domestic violence experience physical, emotional, verbal, psychological and sexual abuse in their relationships; one in four relationships involve some form of violence, yet many people do not know the indicators of an abusive relationsh More...

Giant Food Donates To Catholic Mission

McConnellsburg Giant Food Store manager Barbara Negley (center) presents Sister Martha Burbulla (second from left) and Sister Margie Monahan (second from right) with a generous donation in the amount of $775.50 for the Fulton County Catholic Mission. More...

Art Alliance To Hold Meetings

The Franklin County Art Alliance continues its monthly meetings, open to the public, with a program featuring a pastel demonstration on Wednesday, October 8 at the Grove Family Library. More...

Penn State Students To Raise Money Here

For Pediatric Cancer

Attention all residents! October 10-12, 2008, Penn State students will be in your area raising money to support the Penn State IFC/AVP Panhellenic Dance Marathon. More...

Local Republicans Open Campaign Headquarters

Showing off their party pride last Tuesday evening, members of the Fulton County Republican Committee and the Women's Council opened the doors to their local headquarters in the former Rainbow's End located in Bear's Plaza, McConnellsburg. More...

Deer Starting To Appear On Roadways

Drivers, hunters reminded to play it safe

As daylight hours shrink, drivers are reminded to be on the lookout for white-tailed deer darting onto roads across Pennsylvania, said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. More...

Older Voters Key Bloc In Swing States

GLEN MILLS, Pa. More...

DCNR Seeking Volunteers To Clean Up Buchanan State Forest

Buchanan State Forest's district forester, James Smith, is calling for volunteers to help remove illegally dumped trash and control invasive plants during a state forest cleanup at 9 a.m. More...

Celebrates Second

Tylec Johnson celebrated his second birthday on Saturday, October 4, with a "Cars" party. He is the son of Misty Lynch and Tyrone Johnson of McConnellsburg. More...

Old Train Finds New Life As Tourist Train

STRASBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) - Just keep chugging, and you could become a star. From one career hauling sugar beets in Colorado, steam engine No. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Tuesday: beef barbecue, baked beans, macaroni salad, hamburger bun, apple. More...

Pa. Landlord Spied On 34 Female Tenants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia landlord secretly videotaped 34 female tenants over two decades after hiding cameras in their apartments, authorities said Friday. More...

Pa. Pet Food Plant To Close After Salmonella Scare

EVERSON, Pa. (AP) - A pet food factory in southwestern Pennsylvania is closing because a source of salmonella contamination there can't be found. Mars Petcare US says it doesn't plan to resume production at the Everson plant, which employs 53. More...

PennDOT's Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, October 11, and Monday, October 13, in observance of Columbus Day. More...

Celebrates 75th

Clayton Coray celebrated his 75th birthday on September 14 with a surprise birthday party with family and friends. Clayton enjoyed his day sharing memories and playing guitar with close friend Don Unger. More...

Story About "Amazing Grace" Composer To Be Dramatized

The incredible story behind the world's best-known and most-sung hymn - "Amazing Grace" - will be dramatized in "But Now I See," a nationally touring, live theatre production about the hymn's composer, John Newton, at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Fa More...

Ex-Penn Professor's Sentencing Date Delayed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A judge has delayed the sentencing of a former University of Pennsylvania economics professor who admitted killing his wife during an argument. More...

The New Bug On The Block: Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald Ash Borer (EAB) - Agrilus planipennis has an appetite capable of wiping out ash trees - Fraxinus spp. in the eastern two thirds of United States. An estimate from the U.S. More...

Penn State Mont Alto To Host Admissions Open House

Penn State Mont Alto will host an admissions open house for individuals who are interested in attending Penn State on Saturday, October 25. More...