October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Woman, 64, Run Over By Own Car, Killed

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Police say a southwestern Pennsylvania woman is dead after she was trapped after her own car rolled onto her. More...

Reintroduction Of LERTA Proposed

Solicitor asked to draft proposed ordinance, documents for countywide tax assistance program

The Fulton County commissioners gave authorization to their solicitor Tuesday afternoon to proceed with the paperwork necessary to adopt an ordinance allowing for the reintroduction of an economic revitalization program on a countywide basis. More...

Crash Kills County Native

A former Fulton County resident sustained fatal injuries when her vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle hauling a family of six in York County over the weekend. More...

Student Pleads With CF Board To Keep Ag Program

Distraught that the agriculture curriculum could be on the chopping block of programs being considered for elimination, 10th-grade student Taylor Morton pled the issue before the Central Fulton School Board alongside local dairy farmer Mark Moseman More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART The family of William P. Barnhart wishes to thank everyone for their kindness during his illness. Special thanks to Fulton County Medical Center Home Care Services, Hospice, Chaplain John Winckler, Jenny Grove, Karen Emmons and Rev. More...

McCain's Straight Talk Express Stops In Town

Supporters of the McCain-Palin campaign gathered to visit the Straight Talk Express on Monday afternoon. Campaign stickers were available and a cutout of VP candidate Palin stood beside the bus. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, October 27: chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, carrots or peas, applesauce or pears. Tuesday, October 28: pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, peaches or tropical fruit. More...

Turkey Is National Symbol For Thanksgiving

Benjamin Franklin wanted it for the national symbol. It is the icon for Thanksgiving dinners. More...

SBA Introduces Its Newest Online Resource for the Baby boomer generation of entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration has unveiled a new Web site geared to the 50-plus entrepreneur, providing useful information, links and resources vital to starting, growing and expanding a small business. The new Web site at www.sba. More...

Wipe Out Lead Poisoning

National lead poisioning prevention week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19-25, is set aside to educate parents and children about the dangers of lead exposure, especially lead-paint hazards in housing. More...

FR Class Of 1966 Holds Reunion

The New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton was the gathering place for the Forbes Road Class of 1966 reunion on October 11, 2008. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, started the third quarter with Fulton County Fair Queen preparations using the theme "Rekindle the Torch of Friendship." On Sunday, August 10, five contestants enjoyed a tea hosted by the Ame More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK October 13 Steers: high choice and prime 2- 3, 1325-1490 lbs., $88.50 to $90.75; choice 1-3, 1225-1425 lbs., $84 to $88; select 1-2, 1125-1400 lbs., $75 to $81. More...

Pa. Father Jailed, Police Say He Stabbed Son, 19

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - A Pittsburgh man is jailed on charges he fatally stabbed his son after an argument in the man's home. Police say 57-year-old Gordon McGowan Sr. More...

Western PA Conservancy And Dominion Seek Proposals For Watershed Mini Grants

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites proposals for the 2008-2009 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which helps to strengthen the technical capacities of grassroots watershed organizations throughout our region. More...

Pa. Man Says No To Trial In Death Of Grandson

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia man says he just wanted to resolve the nightmare. More...

$8 Million Drug Ring Busted

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - State officials say they've made an $8 million drug bust that involved a cocaine ring operating in Lancaster and York counties. More...

Western Conservancy And Dominion Seek Watershed Mini Grants

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy invites proposals for the 2008-2009 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which helps to strengthen the technical capacities of grassroots watershed organizations throughout our region. More...

Ore. Mom Won't Return 'Bunny Suicide' Book

HALSEY, Ore. (AP) - One way or another, a Halsey woman promises to keep a popular cartoon book out of the Central Linn High School library. More...

Missing Climber Found Alive On U.S. Mountain

YAKIMA, Washington (AP) - A 27-year-old climber who survived five days on with a broken ankle on a U.S. mountain told rescuers he ate centipedes and drank water from creeks as he tried to crawl to safety. More...

Birth Announced

Joshua Price and Alicia Deshong of McConnellsburg, announce the birth of a son, Deacon Michael Price, October 18, 2008, at 3:22 a.m., at Waynesboro. He weighed 4 pounds, 9.7 ounces and was 16 1/2 inches long. Deacon has an older brother, Andrew. More...

College Beauty Sentenced To 5 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A jetsetting college beauty who, teamed with her Ivy League boyfriend, swindled more than $100,000 from friends and neighbors through a complex identity theft scheme was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. More...

Government Seeks New Solutions To Combat Global Hunger Crisis

Proposals include improved seed types, better roads, and more-efficient irrigation systems

NEW YORK - Insufficient food production is one factor in the food crisis hitting much of the developing world - yet it is also true that some African farmers see 70 percent of their production lost before it reaches the market. More...

PennDOT Gets Ready For Winter

Depar tment encourages drivers to prepare as well

With fewer daylight hours and the first frost already reported in many parts of the commonwealth, it's only a matter of time before the first winter storm hits Pennsylvania. More...

Insurance Fraud Case Set For Ex-Pennsylvania Judge

PITTSBURGH (AP) - After a fender-bender in 2001, a Pennsylvania appellate judge claimed he was left in constant pain, unable to golf or swim or even at times hold a cup of coffee steady. More...

Car Crash Kills Pa. State Senator, 66

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Longtime state Sen. James J. Rhoades died Saturday from injuries he suffered a day after the car he was driving collided head-on with a pickup truck. More...

Carlisle Man Suing Police Over Stun Gun Incident.

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A man is suing the Carlisle police department stemming from a 2006 incident in which he says officers used a stun gun on him. Richard Shultz says in his federal lawsuit that he suffers from a seizure disorder. More...

GSR Truck/Tractor Pull Results

Small Block Street First - Jason Sheeler; second - Katie Rupert; third - Kirby Mellott. Big Block Street First - Jarred Miller; second - Bob Miller; third - Harold Sheeler. More...

Hull Enters Guilty Plea

To be sentenced on corruption of minors, indecent assault

A Big Cove Tannery man entered a guilty plea last week to a variety of criminal charges stemming from a series of indecent incidents involving a 13-year-old girl during the month of July. More...

New Pa. Bill Makes Gun Laws Tougher

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania's gun laws got tougher Friday as Gov. More...

Lifelong Quilter's Work Highlight Of Festival Show

94 quilts shown at annual quilt club event

Thirteen quilts worked by a woman who quilted for most of her 97 years were the highlight of the Fulton County Quilt Club's annual show and contest during the 35th Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Earnest Pat Mayberry Jr., 37, St. Thomas, and Wendy S. Barnett, 32, St.Thomas. Timothy L. More...

Mercersburg Academy To Present "Arsenic And Old Lace"

Mercersburg Academy's 111-year old theatre troupe, Stony Batter, will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Bedford OB/GYN Associates Adds New Physician

Robert J. Shalowitz, M.D., has joined the Bedford OB/GYN Associates - UPMC practice to provide comprehensive obstetric and gynecological services to area women. More...

MES Students Participate In Art Exhibit

Students from McConnellsburg Elementary School who participated in this years' student art exhibit during the FFFF weekend were: Grade two: Trenton Harnish, Zoe Hann, Lakota Elkins, Lucas Mc- Clain, Kyle McFadden, Zachary Van- Metre, Dalton Sheffi More...

Birth Announced

Jeremy and Marie Peters of Mc- Connellsburg would like to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Alice Rebecca, born on October 2 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital at 8:13 p.m. She weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

PennDOT Presents School Bus Safety Awards

Students, drivers honored at school bus safety week kickoff

PennDOT recognized 12 Pennsylvania students for helping to communicate an important safety message and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills during a ceremony Monday to kick off National School Bus Safety Week, which runs through More...

2008 International And Military Mailing Dates Announced

The postal service has announced the suggested holiday mailing dates for international and military mailing. More...

Berks County Musician's Palin Song A Big Hit

STRAUSSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A faked photograph of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with a hunting rifle inspired a national hit just after the Republican National Convention in early September. More...

Pa. Father Tells Newspaper Twin Shot His Brother

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (AP) - A father tells the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette that one of his 9-year-old twin sons accidentally shot the other in the head on Saturday. More...

PA's No. 2 Official Treated For Cancer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor is undergoing intensive treatment for cancer. Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday that Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll has been at a cancer center in Baltimore for about two weeks. More...

Fire Prevention Month

Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual fire prevention training at Forbes Road Elementary School last Monday. More...

PA Crop Production Expected To Be Above Average

Based on conditions as of October 1, 2008, Pennsylvania's production of soybeans, all other dry hay, Maryland-type tobacco, and grapes is expected to be above last year according to the Pennsylvania field office of USDA's National Agricultural Stat More...

It's Pennsylvania Pumpkin Season

Pennsylvania is the third largest pumpkin growing state in the country and the harvest is in full swing. Growers began harvesting the 7,700 acres of Pennsylvania pumpkins in September and will continue through October. More...

Toys 'R' (For) Us Grown-ups!

Sales of toys are down - except to adults, who love to collect the toys that were popular when they were younger

LOS ANGELES - Toy sales in the U.S. have steadily dropped for the past few years. But for more than a decade, the bright spot in an otherwise gloomy market has been toys aimed at grown-ups. More...

Great Dane Gives Birth to Great Litter: 16 Puppies

FRUITVALE, Colo. (AP) - Stephanie Pino was expecting her Great Dane to give birth to about a dozen puppies, but instead she got 16. Pino's dog, named Kyla, had the doggy baby boom in 20 hours of labor on Sept. 11. More...

Rustic And Refined Ratatouille

This humble peasant dish is so rich and flavorful, it could almost pass for dessert

Ratatouille is the essence of early autumn captured in a single pot. Tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers, onions, garlic, and herbs are at their peak of freshness and therefore, their best tasting, most locally accessible, and often least costly. More...

Children Learn To Lasso That Money

In a faltering economy, many families are teaching kids the value of frugal living

Even before the stock market roller coaster and bailout crisis, Kim Maksymuik and her husband began trimming expenses and giving their 5-year-old twins gentle lessons in what is most important. More...

SF To Present "Sound Of Music"

Southern Fulton High School will present Rogers and Hammerstein's "The Sound Of Music" Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25, at the high school auditorium. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: grilled chicken breast, tossed salad, tomatoes, veggie soup, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: barbecue ribette, scalloped potatoes, waxed beans, hamburger bun, apple. More...