February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Relay For Life Kickoff Set For February 15

Relay needs you in fight against cancer

Organizers of Fulton County's 2009 Relay For Life and Daffodil Days are set to launch the two annual fundraising events for the American Cancer Society (ACS) at a 2 p.m. More...

Bid Results For I-70 Br idge Projects

PennDOT announced recently the bid results for the I- 70 project to replace three different superstructures carrying traffic over I-70 in Union and Bethel townships, Fulton County. More...

Food Basket Official Airs Financial Woes

County holds online auction

Armed with concerns about the economy and the possibility of being denied grant monies, a member of the Fulton County Food Basket's board of directors appeared before the Fulton County commissioners this week to learn what financial steps could be More...

Legalizing Video Poker Could Be A Big Fight In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's cash-strapped college students need urgent help paying their tuition bills, as Gov. More...

Pa. Fire Departments Seek Smoking Ban Exemption

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) - Some volunteer fire departments say Pennsylvania's smoking ban is hurting their bingo fundraisers and they want an exemption. More...

15-Year-Old Boy Charged In Rape And Attempted Rape

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a 15-year-old boy raped a teen at knifepoint and attempted to rape another girl the following day before police intervened. More...

Pa. Town Fighting Arsons

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The state is providing $500,000 to help a suburban Philadelphia town battle a plague of arsons, 18 of which have occurred since the start of the year. Gov. More...

SF Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Madison Diffenderfer, Tanner Elbin, Brendan Farris, Dylan Gordon, Ashley Landers, Jacob Murray, Lindsey Palmer, Carl Potter, Levi Shank, Hollie Williams. More...

Attains Dean's List

Ashton Cutchall, McConnellsburg, and Kristen Peterson, Warfordsburg, have been named to the dean's list at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the first semester of 2008-09 academic year: More...

Postal Service Honors Civil Rights Pioneers At NAACP Meeting

To commemorate the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) 100th anniversary, the Postal Service will dedicate the Civil Rights Pioneers' stamps February 21. More...

Employee Stole $101K From Parking Meters

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - The former head of a parking authority in western Pennsylvania is accused of stealing more than $101,000 from the city's parking meters. More...

Church Members Complete Emergency Training Course

Members of the Needmore Bible Church recently completed an emergency training course delving into CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators. Randy Zeger of East Coast First Aid Co. More...

Attains Dean's List

Jim Barlow, a senior at Hampden Sydney College, Virginia, was named to the dean's list for the first semester of the 2008-09 academic year. He is a graduate of Southern Fulton High School and the son of Rev. and Mrs. John Barlow of Lebanon. More...

FCAVTS Hosts Blood Drive

Fulton County Area Vocational Technical Allied Health students hosted a blood drive through the American Red Cross at McConnellsburg High School on December 5, 2008. More...

American Red Cross Responds To Fires

The Southern Alleghenies Chapter of the American Red Cross volunteers have been busy responding to fires. More fires occur in the winter months, but this year has been overwhelming. More...

JLG LiftPod® Wins Awards

New product gets NECA 2008 Show Stopper Award

JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Assoc. (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod® personal and portable lift. More...

Trash Dominates Boro Council Meeting

Grants Third Street variance request

McConnellsburg Borough Council members talked trash on Wednesday evening as they approved two bulky item cleanup days for 2009 and pondered a possible tire disposal day on a date to be determined after more information is collected. More...

Bids Opened For I-70 Culver t

PennDOT announced last week that bids have been accepted for the I-70 design/build culvert project in Bethel Township, Fulton County. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, February 16: no school. Tuesday, February 17: assorted cereal or hot oatmeal, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Man Charged After 5 Pa. Boys Found With Heroin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _- A Philadelphia man has been arrested on drug and other charges a day after five secondgrade boys were found with packets of heroin that they were passing around in their elementary school. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, February 3, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Car-Train Crash Kills PA Man

LYONS, Pa. (AP) - A train that hit a car has killed an eastern Pennsylvania man. Officials say a Norfolk Southern freight train hit the car about 1 a.m. Friday at a crossing in Lyons Borough, about 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia. More...

USDA Announces Crop Insurance Deadline For PA Spring Crops

Pennsylvania farmers are reminded that the final date to apply or crop insurance on most insurable spring-planted crops for this year is March 16, 2009, according to the Raleigh Regional Office, USDA Risk Management Agency. More...

Care Tips For Injured Pets

One of the most distressing events for pet owners to encounter is witnessing their pet being injured in a road traffic accident, or some other type of mishap that causes injury. More...

Attains Dean's List

Thomas Deshong, Harrisonville, was named to the dean's list for the 2008 fall semester at Messiah College. Deshong is a senior student majoring in history. More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET February 2 Slaughter steers: choice 2-3, 1304-1500 lbs., $82.50 to $85; 1528- 1598 lbs., $81.25 to $84.25; one 1686 lbs., $77.50; full/y.g. More...

MMS Character Counts Program

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing the character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Practical Nursing Graduation Held February 5

Graduation for the 29 members of the February 2009 class of Franklin County Career & Technology Center - Practice Nursing students was held February 5, 2009, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: barbecue ribette, scalloped potatoes, waxed beans, bun, apple. Wednesday: stuffed peppers, parslied potatoes, green beans, rye bread, peaches. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Freeman Snair, Pastor. Sunday School service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Amberson United Methodist Church, Pastor Ed Sharpe. Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. More...