January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

County Holds Public Transportation Meeting

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission to prepare long range plan for region

The Fulton County commissioners gave input this week on the development of a long-range transportation plan in its initial planning stages by the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission. More...

Eric Weisbrod Kicks Off Judicial Campaign

Makes public announcement last Thursday

Amid family, coworkers and area officials, a Waynesborobased attorney became the fourth individual to announce candidacy for judgeship with the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas during a special public announcement held at the McConnells More...

Chambersburg IceFest 2009 Set For Jan. 29-Feb. 1

Experience thrills amidst winter chills! IceFest 2009, the seventh annual event, runs from 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, and continues through Sunday, February 1, in historic downtown Chambersburg. More...

CROP Disaster Program Sign-up Ends February 27

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director John K. Johnston announced recently that the signup period for the 2005-2007 Crop Disaster Program (DCP) will end February 27, 2009. More...

Clinton Co. 4-H'er Tops Sale Of Champions At Farm Show

"Winchester" brings top dollar, sells for $10,000

Clinton County 4-H'er Evan Vonada cashed in his Grand Champion Junior Market Steer, "Winchester," selling for $10,000 during the Sale of Champions at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Tuesday, Jan. 13. More...

Pa.'s 2 Percent Biodiesel Mandate To Take Effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is on track to become the fourth state in which each gallon of diesel sold contains a renewable fuel that comes from sources such as animal fats or plant oils, officials said Thursday. More...

Postmaster Serves Community For 60 Years

As we welcomed in the New Year, Norma Larry was celebrating 60 years as the Cable, Ohio, postmaster. More...

Participation Encouraged Through Discounted Fee For Dairy Summit

Emphasizing the importance of the 2009 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit to the dairy industry and to the economy of the commonwealth is a state supported program that is helping to ensure that dairy producers can easily afford to attend. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday: two soft tacos, potato rounds, celery with peanut butter, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, green beans and potatoes, homemade roll, applesauce. More...

Attains Dean's List

Dane T. Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean's honor list for the 2008 fall semester. Dane is a freshman, majoring in psychology and journalism. More...

Boy Kills 14-Year-Old

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old boy is dead after being shot by a 13-year-old boy in central Pennsylvania's Juniata County. Police say the boys were alone in a home in Port Royal at the time of Friday afternoon's shooting. More...

Falling Consumer Spending Making Tough Times Tougher

Personal consumption may fall this year to levels not seen since 1942, some economists say

The pullback in U.S. consumer spending, which accelerated ahead of the holiday season, appears likely to be sharper in 2009 than any such retrenchment since World War II. More...

PennDOT Outlines Wish Lists For Federal Stimulus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday produced a list of the projects it hopes will qualify for a future economic stimulus program from the federal government. More...

Farm Show

High School Rodeo Stars Wrangle Up The Winnings

The Pennsylvania High School Rodeo brought an excited crowd on Saturday, Jan. 10, to the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

1,500 Mourn 7 Killed In Philadelphia House Fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 1,500 mourners attended a seven-casket funeral service for the victims of a Dec. 26 house fire in Southwest Philadelphia. More...

Jaguars Quarantined After Thurmont Zookeeper Attacked

BALTIMORE (AP) - Two jaguars at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo were in quarantine Monday after at least one of them attacked and critically injured an animal care worker. The woman was attacked around 11 a.m. More...

Chamber Holds Annual Bridal Expo

More than 100 folks, including brides-to-be, their fiances, families and friends, attended the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism's second annual Bridal Expo held at the American Legion on Sunday. More...

Farm Show Results

Official local Farm Show results are as follow: Chuck and Kim Nutwell, Needmore: 12th place in heavy weight horse pulling. More...

JLG Names Donald Roy Global VP

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has announced that Donald F. Roy has been appointed to the role of senior vice president - manufacturing. More...

FR Members Receive FFA Keystone Degrees

Forbes Road FFA Chapter last week traveled to the Farm Show complex to watch Evan Brant, Cody Buterbaugh and Cortnee Henry receive their FFA Keystone degrees. The Keystone Degree is the highest state degree an FFA member can receive. More...

Coroner: Pa. Remains Are Woman Shot, Dismembered

MARCHAND, Pa. (AP) - Investigators say they believe skeletal remains found in southwestern Pennsylvania are those of a black woman who was shot and dismembered three to 10 years ago. The remains were found by a construction worker Dec. More...

Judges Walsh and Herman Preside Over Series Of Court Sessions

Judges Richard J. Walsh and Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a series of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on December 30 and January 6. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: chicken potpie, coleslaw, biscuit, apple. More...

More Charges Against Man Accused Of Statue Theft

READING, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police say one of the men accused of stealing a 1,200-pound brass angel statue from a Roman Catholic shrine is facing additional charges in a similar case. More...

Cat In The Hat Visits

Fulton County Center for Families welcomed the "Cat In the Hat" to its preschool room on January 8. More...

Falconer Asks For Help Finding Missing Bird

MIDDLEBURG, Pa. (AP) - A master falconer in central Pennsylvania is asking people in the area to keep an "eagle eye'' out for his missing hawk. More...

Farm Show

Homestyle Favorite Refreshed By Family Living Department

The 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show provided new inspiration to commonwealth bakers. For the first time, the event offered a cornbread contest for residents to experiment with this favorite comfort food. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Face at the Window: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery" by Sarah Graves, "Blood Sins" by Kay Hooper, "This Side of Heaven" by Karen Kingsbury, "Shadows of Lancaster County" by Mindy Clark, "On the Grind More...

Tower Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. declared a first-quarter cash dividend of 28 cents per share at its January 14, 2009, meeting. The dividend will be paid on February 16, 2009, to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2009. More...

Judge Rejects Challenges To Central Pa. Wind Farm

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A wind energy company says its plan for 47 wind turbines on a Pennsylvania ridge is back on track after a judge rejected three appeals challenging the project. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET January 12 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1224-1522 lbs., $87 to $89; choice 1-3, 1166-1546 lbs., $84.25 to $87; full, yield grade 4-5, 1214-1528 lbs., $83.50 to $86.50, one heavy 1630 lbs., $83.50; high select More...

3 More Arsons In Southeastern Pa. Community

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say three more fires that displaced nine people and injured two fire firefighters are the latest in a string of arsons plaguing a southeastern Pennsylvania community. More...