November 6, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

JLG Rebrands Gradall Rear Pivot Steer Telehandlers

Expands JLG telehandler line

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, and leading manufacturer of telescopic material handlers, announced last week that by the end of 2008, Gradall-branded telehandlers will become part of an expanded JLG-branded telehandler family. More...

PSU Students To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer Nov. 7-9

Attention all residents! November 7-9, 2008, Penn State students will be in the area raising money to support The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. Penn State students will be raising money by canning. More...

Toy Drive Begins

Odd Fellow Lodge #773 based in New Grenada has initiated a toy drive for local, needy children that will run through the end of November. All toys donated must be brand new and be in their original packaging. More...

October May Be Over, But Cancer Screenings Go On

Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Cancer Society team up to encourage early detection

October, a month often celebrated to raise awareness of breast cancer, has come and gone, but representatives of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society say Pennsylvanians shouldn't hesitate thr More...

Birth Announced

Grace, Emily and Olivia would like to announce the birth of their baby brother, Gregory Merle Covert, on October 27, 2008, at 9:10 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 5.2 ounces and was 22 1/4 inches long. Proud parents are Ida and Glen Covert. More...

Engagement

Thomas Deshong and Tina Faith would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tricia Deshong, to Tyler Gelvin, son of Mike and Tammy Gelvin of Hustontown. More...

Financial Focus

Guard Against Identity Theft During Holiday Season

By Edward Jones Investments This may be the season for giving, but for identity thieves, the holidays are a pretty good time for taking - and what they take may belong to you. More...

For Safe Winter Driving, PennDOT Urges Use Of Online Resources

With the early arrival of winter weather in northeastern Pennsylvania last week, PennDOT is reminding motorists that if they are planning to travel when storms are forecast, they should check the PennDOT Web site for the latest conditions on the in More...

Dog Found 1,000 Miles From Home Is Back In Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Maltese dog named Max is back home in Florida after he was found in Chicago - 1,000 miles from where he disappeared. Max is to be reunited with his owner Richard Gonzalez on Sunday. More...

Pa. Toddler Dies Of Beating

BLACK LICK, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man is awaiting arraignment on a criminal homicide charge for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 19-month-old son. More...

Celebrates Third

Linkyn Shawn Harmon celebrated his third birthday on August 16, 2008. He is the son of Russell and Tally Harmon. Grandparents are Terry and Verna Appleby and Nelson and Joan Harmon. Linkyn went to Hersheypark for his birthday with his parents. More...

Officials Acquire More Land For Flight 93 Memorial

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - The National Park Service has acquired 57 additional acres for the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural western Pennsylvania, and joined the Flight 93 Task Force in agreeing to the development of a nonprofit friends group. More...

Old Ford Is Model Of Affection For Central Pa. Man

READING, Pa. (AP) - At the wheel of his 1918 Model T Ford, 91- year-old Ray C. Miller Sr. grins like a teenager cruising in his first car. More...

Couple Ties The Knot Over Some Tattoos

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Some say it with diamonds. But a Waterbury couple wanted tattooed knuckles to seal their matrimonial bond. More...

Key To Stemming High-School Dropouts: Parents

Many parents of students in lowperforming schools say they're not kept informed, a new report finds

If America is going to stem the dropout crisis, low-performing schools will have to do a better job of reaching out to parents. More...

Powell Gets State Time For Indecent Assault

Judge orders minimum sentence of 5 years

After hearing testimony from the parents of an 8-year-old Winchester, Va., girl subjected to an act of aggravated indecent assault at a picnic last summer and reviewing a handful of letters written by the accused's friends, pastor and family physic More...

Operation Christmas Child Collection Dates Set

Shoe boxes should be dropped off Nov. 17-24 at new church location

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child has been set for November 17-24 this year, according to information released from the Samaritan's Purse organization and from local coordinator Dixie Henry. More...

Energy Hogs: U.S. Prisons Now Recycle, Grow Food

Littlerock, Washington (AP) - Of all the things convicted murderer Robert Knowles has been called during his 13 years behind bars, recycler hasn't been one of them. More...

Halloween Parade Full Of Scary, Silly Characters

An assortment of weird, wacky and scary characters, including this witch and T-Rex, visited McConnellsburg last Thursday evening to take part in the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.'s annual Halloween parade. More...

Celebrates First

Kaidence Marie Trail celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, November 1, 2008, at McConnellsburg Firehall with a "Winnie-the-Pooh" party. Kaidence is the daughter of Mindy Briggs and Kenny Trail. More...

Pumpkin Possibilities

The versatile orange fruit is a star in the kitchen

Depending on where you live, the pumpkin crop this year was either abundant or abysmal. Some of the gourds suffered from torrential summer rains; others benefited from perfect weather to yield a bounty of plump orange. More...

Vo-Tech Students Help At FCMC's Hunter's Health Fair

Eight students from Fulton County AVTS Allied Health program helped with the Hunter's Health Fair, sponsored by Fulton County Medical Center, in September. More...

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is currently seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

Want To See 250 Photos Of My Kids?

Digital cameras make it too easy to take multiple shots

I held out as long as I could. The Yashica 35 mm SLR that I had bought in 1978 was still functioning just fine, delivering photographs of high quality. More...

Celebrate 55th Anniversary

Woodrow and Doris Keefer celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. They were married in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Pennsylvania's Crop Production Update Alert

In calculating crop acreage, NASS draws upon several data sources, satellite imagery and acreage data reported by producers to the Farm Service Agency(FSA). More...

Christmas Deadline For Mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - People with friends and relatives abroad need to start thinking about those Christmas cards and gifts. More...

DNR Cautions Dog Owners About Fatal Algae Toxin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources is cautioning owners of pets and hunting dogs that the blue green algae toxin has been fatal. More...

All The Family Under One Roof

The multi-generational family is making a comeback

As a new widower, Tim Spatola faced a crucial decision: where to live. His house was too big; a retirement community held little appeal and was also expensive. More...

$1.3 Million State Grant To Pay For New Field

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A $1.3 million state grant will pay for a new field and other major renovations at the Blair County Ballpark, home of the Double-A Altoona Curve. More...