January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Jobless Rate Still High In County

In November, ranked 66th out of 67 counties

Fulton County's unemployment rate dropped only twotenths of a percentage point in November, going from 10.5 percent in October to 10.2 percent in November, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry last week. More...

Krom To Announce Candidacy Monday

Already employed as an integral part of the court system, Angela Rosenberry Krom realizes the importance of how a good judge can not only lead to an effective judicial system but more importantly a fair system. More...

Mummers Strut In Philly Despite Cold, Money Woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comics dressed as bullfighters, knights and Mexican wrestlers strutted through downtown Thursday during the annual Mummers Parade, celebrating New Year's Day and, perhaps, the fact the beloved Philadelphia tradition did not fal More...

Police Find Woman's Body, 60 Birds In Pa. Trailer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police called to the unattended death of a morbidly obese woman found her disabled mother living in their squalid mobile home with more than 60 caged birds, a few of them dead. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multi grain bread, orange. Tuesday: turkey/gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, wheat bread, mandarin orange. More...

Scouts Hold Campout

Cub Scout Pack 43 recently held its pack campout at Camp Sinoquipe. The Scouts focused on space, learning about constellations, planets, and building and launching rockets. More...

PennDOT Encourages Safety, Awareness Near Railroads

Pennsylvania's rail industry offers great economic benefits, but railroad tracks can be deadly to individuals who aren't careful. PennDOT is reminding people to be cautious when traveling near the tracks. More...

Small Plane With 3 Aboard Crashes In Western Pa.

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - The owner of a small plane is in fair condition after it crashed with two others on board about a mile north of Jimmy Stewart Airport in western Pennsylvania. More...

Tractors "Pull" Farmers, Families To PA Farm Show

Tractor enthusiasts will find a variety of events to match their interests during "Antique & Farm Family Fun Day" on Wednesday, Jan. 14, during the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs from Jan. 10-17 in Harrisburg. More...

Fire That Gutted Prohibition-Era Bar Probed

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh fire and police officials are investigating a fire that gutted a Prohibition-era bar and some neighboring businesses. More...

F&M Trust Promotes Doyle

Officials at F&M Trust recently announced that Denise M. Doyle has been promoted to community office manager at the Hustontown Office located at 7781 Waterfall Road, Hustontown, Pa. More...

Olympia Ice Cream Parlor Closes For Winter Months

First time since its opening 30 years ago

A downtown Chambersburg landmark has fallen victim to the economic downturn with the winter closing of the Olympia Ice Cream Parlor. The parlor, long popular with both Franklin and Fulton County shoppers, closed for the winter on December 31, 2008. More...

New Ultrasound Equipment At Medical Center Produces 4D Images

Volume Ultrasound reduces exam times

Patients can now benefit from a new medical imaging technique called Volume Ultrasound that will help physicians at Fulton County Medical Center quickly and precisely perform general imaging in a broad range of clinical applications from abdominal More...

Search For Missing Man Concludes

Local officials aid in investigation for Greencastle man

A search that began during the early morning hours Monday ended eight hours later when investigators found the man's body along a walking trail off Tower Road on Tuscarora Mountain. More...

Bridge Preservation Program Meeting

PennDOT will hold a public meeting and plans display for the Route 4004 (North Hess Road) bridge preservation project over Wooden Bridge Creek in Taylor Township, Fulton County. More...

Wilmot's Campaign Kicks Off

Chambersburg attorney Timothy D. More...

Weisbrod To Announce Judicial Candidacy

Announcement scheduled for Jan. 15

A Waynesboro-based attorney will soon be joining the heated race already brewing for two open judicial seats in the 39th Judicial District of Court of Common Pleas that spans both Fulton and Franklin counties. Attorney Eric J. More...

Legion Auxiliary Holds Meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 met December 10, at 6:00 p.m. There were nine members and 14 guests present. More...

Farm Profitability, Transition Workshops To Be Held At Farm Show

Pennsylvania producers may benefit from a series of free workshops focused on farm profitability and transition at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said last week. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK December 29 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1294-1534 lbs., $86.25 to $88.50; choice 1-3, 1210- 1540 lbs., $83.25 to $85; select 1- 2, 1198-1500 lbs., $76 to $80; standard 1-2, few 1440-1540 lbs., $72 to $74.5 More...

Appeals Court Renews Pa. Couple's Foster Care Suit

ERIE, Pa. More...

Pa. Fed Trial Set For Aldi Religious Bias Suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A religious discrimination lawsuit against discount grocery chain Aldi Inc. is set for trial in U.S. District Court Pittsburgh. The U.S. More...

Bags First Buck

Allison Spade, 11, daughter of Allen and Debbie Spade of Crystal Spring, shot her first buck, a 4-point, on December 12 at 4:15 p.m. She was hunting with her father and shot her buck at 140 yards using a .222. More...

Horse-And-Buggy Driver Charged With DUI

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) - State police say a western Pennsylvania man was drunk when he was driving a horse-andbuggy that collided with a car, killing the horse. More...