November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

Casino Business Up Despite Economy

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Business is apparently still booming at Pennsylvania's casinos despite the nationwide economic downturn. More...

2009 CDBG Program Announced

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the opening of the year 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. More...

Central Fulton Acts On Extracurricular Finances

Parents, students discuss future of ag program at McConnellsburg

The Central Fulton School Board attended to a list of extracurricular appointments and various personnel issues last Tuesday evening in addition to taking comment from a group of parents and students on the future of the agriculture program in McCo More...

Adopt Countywide LERTA Resolution

Commissioners

In hopes of encouraging new businesses to locate into the area and bolster the local economy, the Fulton County commissioners again revisited the topic of enacting a countywide resolution offering tax assistance. More...

Local Youths Win At National Show

Two local teens recently travelled to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete in the Andalusian National Championship Show. Caitlin Glazier and Macy Mack, both of McConnellsburg, qualified in August at the Eastern Regional Andalusian Show in Lexington, Va. More...

Historical Society News

The following letter is in the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Va., written by Lt. Whitfield G. Kisling, 10th VA Infantry with Steuart's Brigade. More...

Livestock Protection Program

Fulton County will co-host a cooperative livestock protection program on Thursday, November 20, at the Ag Heritage Center in Franklin County. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and cover programs to protect your livestock, including dairy farms. More...

MMS Announces Students of the Month for October

Michaela Harrison, Nick Leturgey, and Sydney Kerlin have been selected as the students of the month for the month of October. Sydney Kerlin is an eighth grader at McConnellsburg Middle School. She is the daughter of Donnie and Michelle Kerlin. More...

FCCCS Announces Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the first marking period of the 2008-2009 school year. Students are required to maintain a 92 percent or higher in all subjects to be placed on the high honor roll. More...

"Joepa" Says He May Need Hip Replacement Surgery

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno may have hip replacement surgery following the regular season. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET November 10 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1322-1466 lbs., $91 to $94.75; 1522-1570 lbs., $91.75 to $98; choice 1-3: 1146-1456 lbs., $87.50 to $90.75; 1562-1774 lbs., $83.50 to $87.50; full/y.g./ 4-5, 1186-1212 More...

Philadelphia Phillies Raise 2009 Ticket Prices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies are raising ticket prices for next year after winning their first World Series title since 1980. Most tickets will increase by $2 or $3 in 2009 and top premium seats will cost $6 to $50 more. More...

Girl Scouts Hold Tea Party

Big Cove Girl Scouts in Fulton County gathered at Needmore Bible Church on Saturday, November 8, to share a tea party with each other and important women family members. More...

Whole Lotta Clucking Going On In Cities

More Americans raise chickens in their backyards

When Meg Taylor and her husband went house hunting last fall in Northampton, Mass., the couple passed on several properties that weren't set up just right for their "girls." Those girls are hens: Alice, Ester, Penelope, Petunia, Sophie, and Winifr More...

Celebrates First

Marissa Dawn Hoover, daughter of Scott and Wendy, celebrated her first birthday on November 2, 2008, with family and friends. Marissa also has an older sister, Emily, and a brother, Scottie. More...

Celebrates Third

Faith Rose Peck turned three on October 26. Faith celebrated her special day with a "Diego" party, pony rides and a scavenger hunt. Faith's big brother, Rodney, helped her celebrate her birthday. Faith's proud parents are Rodney and Becky Peck. More...

Pa. Grand Jury Investigating GOP Use Of Database

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A grand jury is investigating whether House Republican leaders illegally used a taxpayer-funded database as a campaign tool to better focus their messages to voters, a newspaper reported. More...

Natural Gas Rush Stirs Environmental Concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Advanced drilling techniques that blast millions of gallons of water into 400-million year-old shale formations a mile underground are opening up unconventional gas fields touted as a key to the nation's energy future. More...

Would-Be Pa. Governors Already Lining Up For 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians won't elect their next governor for two years, but signs are popping up all over that the 2010 campaign is already in progress. In Miami, state Attorney General Tom Corbett and Patrick Meehan, the former U.S. More...

Charges Withdrawn Against Attorney

CRESSON, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against an Altoona attorney who chained his pregnant girlfriend to a couch because she says she asked to be so she wouldn't go looking for drugs. More...

SF Elementary Honors Veterans

Assembly held Friday morning

Students at Warfordsburg Elementary School honored the country's veterans at a special program held in the elementary school's auditorium Friday morning. More...

Former County Doctor Gets Jail Term In Scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former physician from Pittsburgh has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for participating in a lending scam that prosecutors say cost banks between $400,000 and $1 million. More...

Meyers Announces Candidacy for Judge

A Franklin County man with local ties began his campaign trek last Thursday morning in both Franklin and Fulton counties vying for one of two open seats on the bench in the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas. More...

PennDOT Photo License Driver Centers To Be Closed Nov. 27-28

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Birth Announced

Karen Welch and Robert Littlefield Jr., Needmore, announce the birth of their daughter, Izabella Louise, born at 3:07 a.m., August 26, 2008, in Chambersburg Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Celebrates First

Hanna Grace Fagley celebrated her first birthday on November 14. Proud parents are David and Bessie Fagley. Grandparents are David and Sharlene Eader and Debbie and Leroy Fagley. More...

Celebrates Second

Emily Rose Gordon celebrated her second birthday Saturday, November 15, 2008. She is the daughter of Brad and Melissa Gordon of McConnellsburg. Grandparents are Tim and Lori Gordon of McConnellsburg, and Mark and Donna Snyder of Hustontown. More...

SCBA Designates November 23-30 As "Thanks For Sight Week"

The South Central Blind Association ("SCBA") is asking everyone to join them in recognizing November 23-30 as "Thanks for Sight" week. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1953 Holds Reunion

The class of 1953 from Hustontown High School met at Sunny Ridge Station October 22 for a reunion. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon. More...

Racial Incident Prompts Discipline At College

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - La Salle University has disciplined a fraternity and suspended several students after an off-campus fight in which several black students said they were assaulted and subjected to racial slurs that drew on the presidential elec More...

Birth Announced

Megan and Cody Duvall wish to announce the birth of their sister, Laurel Claire, on September 15, 2008. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Brian and Becky Duvall of Needmore. More...

How Will The Election Affect Your Investments?

Financial Focus

We have just completed a truly historic election. As a citizen, you'll want to follow how President-elect Obama and the new Congress address issues of importance to you. More...

Celebrates Third

Lexi Ana Nicole Buterbaugh celebrated her third birthday on November 3. She is the daughter of Troy and Karen Buterbaugh. Her grandparents are Troy and Helen Crouse, Bill and Barb Buterbaugh, and Donald and Audrey Duncan. More...

Big-City Mayors Seek Share Of Federal Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three big city mayors asked the federal government Friday to use a portion of the $700 billion financial bailout to assist struggling cities. More...