December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Local & State

County Releases Money For Homeless Assistance

Conducts routine business during last two weeks

The Fulton County commissioners attended to an array of business matters over the last two weeks, opting to release homeless assistance monies to help local families, establishing county holidays for 2009 and even reviewing the ongoing renovation p More...

SF Elementary Recognized On State, National Level

Bard, McKee to head school board

In recognition of their school's accomplishments, six faculty members representing Southern Fulton Elementary are set to travel to Pittsburgh late next month to share their school improvement ideas and strategies with fellow faculty members and adm More...

Sen. Eichelberger Appointed Chairman Of Local Government

Says he is honored to assume new responsibilities

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. announced Friday that he has been appointed as chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee for the upcoming 2009-2010 legislative session that begins on January 6, 2009. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary Meets

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary met on Monday December 1, 2008 at the Medical Center with 12 members in attendance. Plans were finalized for the snack and craft bazaar to be held on Friday, December 12, from 9 a.m. More...

Completes Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Sarah F. Pollock, a 2007 graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School, Three Springs, Pa., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Breakfast Monday, December 15: assorted cereal or egg and cheese omelet w/hash browns, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

CNB Financial Declared Cash Dividend

Charles S. More...

Lutheran Home Care Welcomes Kingera

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Inc. welcomes Carrie Kingera, RN, as hospice director. She will direct the agency's hospice program, which serves Adams, Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

Turnpike Officials Warn Tolls About To Jump

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike were reminded Thursday that the new year will usher in tolls that are 25 percent higher, with additional increases planned for future years. More...

Forbes Road Holds Snowball Dance

Forbes Road High School held its Snowball dance last Saturday night. John Hiquet and Cortnee Henry were crowned king and queen. More...

Legion Auxiliary Hosts Council Meeting

McConnellsburg American Legion Auxiliary hosted the Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York County Council meeting December 4 at the legion. Santa and his little helper greeted everyone as they entered. More...

Celebrates First

Ella Joyann Mumma celebrated her first birthday on September 21. Proud parents are Joey and Wendy Mumma of Fort Littleton. More...

Rendell Backs Off Plan To Allow Redaction Charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell is backing away from a plan to let state agencies charge people extra for the cost of redacting nonpublic information from public records, a spokesman said Friday. More...

JLG Provides Access To Operator, Service And Parts Manuals On-Line

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced that operator, service and parts manuals for JLG®, SkyTrak® and Lull® brandedmodels are now available to view and download from the jlg.com Web site. More...

Customer Spies Cook Carving Deer In Pa. Pizzeria

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania pizzeria insists venison is not on the menu - despite the impression a customer may have gotten when she saw one of the cooks butchering a deer in the shop's kitchen. More...

Bags First Buck

Lane H. Carter, 9, harvested his first buck, an 8-point, at Meadow Grounds Lake December 1 at 3:30 p.m. while hunting with his grandfather, Joel Heckman, and father William Carter. More...

Caterpillar Cuts Ties With Some Contract Workers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Caterpillar Inc. has started cutting ties with some contract workers in an effort to lower costs amid the global economic slowdown. More...

Modern Woodmen Club Leader Achieves Merit Status

Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs, recently honored Cheryl Cutshall, McConnellsburg, for outstanding leadership of kids. More...

Needmore Fire Co. Receives $117,515 FEMA Assistance Grant

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an $117,515 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. More...

Medicare Part D Open For Enrollment

Enrollment ends December 31

Area senior citizens wanting to enroll in Medicare Part D or change their current provider still have until the conclusion of December, according to the executive director of the tri-county based Area Agency on Aging. More...

McConnellsburg Schools Among Worst In U.S. For Outside

Air Quality USA TODAY ranks schools No. 168

Central Fulton School District's schools have been named some of the worst in the nation for having outside air with high levels of dangerous toxic chemicals. More...

Brant, Strait To Head Forbes Road Board

A unanimous vote was cast Monday night for board members Terry Brant and Debbie Strait to continue manning the helm of the Forbes Road School Board in the respective capacity of president and vice president. More...

McCbg. Schools To Present Christmas Choral Concert

The McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will present their annual Christmas choral concert on Wednesday night, December 17, at the high school auditorium. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

Celebrates Third

Cole Romano Zenoble, son of Romano and Kelly (Hall) Zenoble of Burnt Cabins, celebrated his third birthday on Sunday, November 30. Cole has a little sister, Gracie Joann, who is five months old. More...

Secret Service Ends Probe Into County Debit Cards

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The U.S. Secret Service has concluded its probe into the possible misuse of debit cards by Luzerne County officials. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton Co. Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken patty sandwich, lettuce tomato, chicken noodle soup, coleslaw, applesauce. Tuesday: Italian sausage w/pepperrs and onions, tossed salad, grape juice, sugar cookies. More...

Bags 7-Point Buck

Sherri Leidy shot this 7-point buck on December 1, at 7:30 a.m., opening day of deer season, in Brush Creek Township, with a Remington 243. More...

Marriage Licenses

Adam Blair Anderson, 27, Warfordsburg, and Brittany Leigh Stratton, 20, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Bags First Buck

Eleven-year-old Zach Fittry of Hustontown killed his first buck, a four-point, last Tuesday while hunting in Licking Creek Township. Zach, a sixth-grader at Forbes Road Elementary, is the son of Jim and Janet Fittry. More...

Extension Home Study Courses To Be Offered

Are you looking for more information to help make your livestock enterprise more profitable? Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering three Extension Home Study Courses this winter, beginning February 4, 2009. More...

Celebrates Second

Rogue Madison Skiles celebrated her second birthday on November 29 with a "Tinkerbell" party. She is the daughter of Matthew and Heather Skiles. Proud grandparents are Donna Oliver and Deb and Dwight Skiles. More...

OSHA Fines Pitt $5,250 For Lab Monkey Bite

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited the University of Pittsburgh and fined it $5,250 after a research monkey bit and mauled a lab technician's hand. More...

Pa. Open-Records Chief Shows Independent Spirit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Weeks before the state Office of Open Records opens for business, it's clear that office director Terry Mutchler is not going to simply carry the water for Gov. More...

Christmas Choral Concert At Forbes Road

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Chorus and the Forbes Road Elementary Chorus will present a Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. More...

Drunken Driving Charge For Man Spinning On Runway

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 24- year-old Ohio man is being accused of driving drunk after was caught doing "doughnuts'' on a snow- and ice-covered suburban Pittsburgh airport runway. More...

Seven Springs Acquires Laurel Mountain Ski Assets

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) _ Seven Springs Mountain Resort has acquired the ski assets at Laurel Mountain State Park and a nearby housing development, another step toward reopening slopes that have been closed for several years. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK December 1 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1392-1410 lbs., $89.50 to $92.50; choice 1-3, 1200-1508 bs., $85.50 to $89; one 1532 lbs., $88.50; full 4-5, 1246- 1374 lbs., $81.50 to $83; high select and lo More...

Crouse Bags 10-Point

Levi Crouse, 14, Big Cove Tannery, killed this 10-point on opening day of deer season at 7:15 a.m. The inside spread was 18 5/8 inches. More...

Pa. Businessman Charged With Sex Crimes In Russia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A wealthy Russian-born businessman from suburban Philadelphia was charged Wednesday with traveling to orphanages in his native country to molest young girls and hire them out as prostitutes. More...