January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Carnegie Mellon Freezes Some Projects, Cuts Budget

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carnegie Mellon University is halting some capital project plans and cutting its academic and administrative budgets to deal with an expected 30 percent drop in its endowment. More...

New Thrift Shop To Open Here

Tentative opening set for March 14

A new thrift store will be accepting donations later next month with hopes centered on officially opening the business to the public in March. More...

Lutherans To Prepare Monthly Meal For Needy

First dinner at St. Paul set for Feb. 10

Amid layoffs and ever-worsening economic times, a Mc- Connellsburg church is taking baby steps to alleviate the hardships and woes of area residents through the preparation of a monthly meal by members of its congregation. More...

Pa. Records Worst Year Of Job Losses Since 1990

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's job losses reached an 18-year high last year and the statewide unemployment rate soared to its highest level since March 1994, state officials said Thursday. More...

Creative Memories Joins ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

To design new home and new memories for brave family

ST. CLOUD, Minn. More...

"I Can Cope" Programs Address Cancer- Related Issues

"How will cancer affect me financially?" "How do I eat right and maintain good nutrition while in treatment?" "Will I experience pain and if so, how do I handle it?" There are always many questions like these and others that the cancer patient and More...

County Court Sessions Held

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 13. More...

Attain Dean's List At Shippensburg

The following students were named to the dean's list at Shippensburg Univeristy for the fall 2008 term: Marcus Ardiel, Shawn Staub, Mallory Welsh, Melissa Wilson and Cindel Young, all of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Marriage License

Joshua Jess Rosenberry, 20, McConnellsburg, and Heather Nicole Matz, 18, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Graduates

Valerie Alexander, McConnellsburg, received a degree at fall commencement exercises at Shippensburg University. More...

Eichelberger Goes To Washington

A new president, an important time to take a pro-life stand

On Thursday, January 22, 2009, Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr. More...

Attains Dean's List

Amanda Keefer attained the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Allegany College of Maryland. To earn honors, one must take 12 credit hours and achieve at least a 3.5 GPA. Keefer finished with a straight 4.0. More...

Colleges Scramble To Help Cash-strapped Students

Many students need extra aid to pay spring-semester tuition

It's crunch time for college students. No, this isn't about exams. It's about tuition bills. More...

Rendell Promises Job Cuts As State Finances Worsen

Pennsylvania's estimated budget gap has worsened by about $300 million just since last week, and some state government workers face layoffs, Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday. More...

County Conducts Routine Business At Weekly Meeting

The Fulton County commissioners touched on various topics Tuesday, including the drilling for a geothermal loop behind the Fulton County Courthouse, a letter of support for an area wastewater treatment facility and the hiring of a new probation off More...

Energy Audit To Be Completed For SF District

Board lowers age limit for Diploma Recovery program participants

A letter of interest was penned by the Southern Fulton School Board last week allowing a company with local ties to complete a preliminary audit outlining potential energy savings in the district's two facilities. More...

Barnhart Sentenced On Indecent Assault Charges

Ordered to five to 23 months in Franklin County Prison

A McConnellsburg area man was recently ordered to complete a minimum of five months in jail in relation to two counts of indecent assault of a child less than 13 years of age. Judge Richard J. More...

Sweetheart Ball To Benefit Former Resident

25th annual event scheduled for Feb. 14

Undergoing surgery in 1976, Eileen Hutzell was the recipient of a blood transfusion. The transfusion changed Hutzell's life forever as she was soon diagnosed with Hepatitis C. While the Hagerstown, Md. More...

Western PA Inn Closes After 85 Years

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - With the recession drying up credit and keeping visitors home, a landmark western Pennsylvania inn is calling it quits after 85 years. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S chicken, rice, cauliflower, wheat bread, orange. Tuesday: beef barbecue, baked beans, macaroni salad, bun, applesauce. More...

Attain Dean's List At Allegany

Three hundred and fifty students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean's list for the fall 2008 semester. More...

Graduate From Allegany College

Two local students graduated at commencement exercised held recently on the Cumberland campus of Allegany College of Maryland. Debra Keefer, Hancock, received a nursing assistant/geriatric aide cerificate, phlebotomy/ EKG certificate. More...

Curtis Hill Deployed To Iraq

Marine Lt. Col. Curtis Hill, a Fulton County native, is currently deployed to Iraq. He is serving as the public affairs director for II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Western Iraq. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, February 2: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, corn or peas, applesauce, pears. Tuesday, February 3: macho nachos, tossed salad, peaches or tropical fruit. More...

County AVTS Attends Districts

Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School, Skills USA members from Central Fulton, Forbes Road and Southern Fulton school districts, attended the District 7 Skills USA Competition on January 19, 2009, at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology More...

Parents Sentenced In Fire Deaths Of Children

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) - A husband and wife were sentenced to prison for the deaths of two of their children in a house fire, which was sparked by a candle after money relatives loaned them to restore utilities was used to buy drugs. More...