February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. May Reveal Drillers' Secrets In Gas Shale Rush

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Three decades ago, environmentalists and public officials rang the alarm when the price of fossil fuels shot up and drilling companies descended on western Pennsylvania's oil and gas fields in search of paydirt. More...

Federal Stimulus Law Comes To Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell said it himself: The $787 billion federal economic stimulus law is good, not great. Among those who either supported it or benefited from it, he wasn't alone in pointing out its flaws. More...

PA Arson Suspect Wanted To Be Firefighter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police found accelerants, firefighting equipment and a newspaper article about the arsons plaguing a small steel town at the home of a wannabe firefighter they arrested while investigating the crimes, which have terrified resid More...

Hockenberry Deployed To Iraq

Spc. Bryan J. Hockenberry of Hancock has been deployed to Iraq. He is deployed with the 28th Infantry Division 56th Stryker Brigade combat team. More...

POLICE REPORTS

One Accused Of Trespassing Twenty-nine-year-old Hustontown resident Scott Eric Saylor has been accused of criminal trespassing in relation to an incident at 7887 Waterfall Road in Dublin Township. More...

Conservation Corner

Plant Cover Crops - Go Green For The Bay

Cover crops are legumes, grasses or small grains that are established after a crop is harvested in the fall. More...

Applications Available For Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like to inform residents that applications for the state's Property/ Tax Rent Rebate Pprogram for 2008 are now available. More...

Work-at-Home Job Offer Scams

You see them everywhere: Work-at-home offers. In fact, drive through nearly any part of town and you will see the offers posted on telephone poles, stop signs, etc. Open most any newspaper or magazine and there they are. More...

Angus Breeder Recognized

Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having 16 registered Angus cows included in the Association's 2009 Pathfinder® Report. More...

4-H Members Hold Lock-in

Fulton County 4-H members recently held their annual lockin at the McConnellsburg Community Building. More...

Central Pa. GOP Reps Want Ayers Visit Canceled

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Republican state representatives from central Pennsylvania have written to university officials urging them to cancel an upcoming campus lecture by former radical activist William Ayers. More...

Swarthmore College Names First Female President

SWARTHMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) - Swarthmore College has named Rebecca Chopp as its new president, making her the first woman to hold the position in the elite liberal-arts school's 145-year history. More...

FCAVTS Found In Compliance

A performance audit for the Fulton County Area Vocational- Technical School in Fulton County, in compliance with tested state laws and regulations for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years, Auditor General Jack Wagner said last week. More...

Master Gardeners Graduate

Penn State Cooperative Extension Office is proud to announce that several local residents are now official Penn State Cooperative Extension master gardeners. More...

Ayr Sits Down With County On JLG Turn-lane

Questions posed on necessity of turning lane project and construction status

Two representatives of the Ayr Township Board of Supervisors sat before the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday afternoon armed with questions pertinent to the necessity of a turning lane at JLG Industries given the numerous layoffs and the resulti More...

Parent Seminar To Be Held

"You think you know .. but you have no idea" program to be offered at Central Fulton

A program aimed at helping parents identify signs that their child is using drugs as well as offering Internet awareness tips will be held for the second consecutive year at McConnellsburg Middle/High School next Thursday evening. More...

Judicial Candicates To Speak At Forum

All four candidates for judge of Franklin-Fulton County Court of Common Pleas will speak and answer questions at a community forum on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in Rescue Hose Co. More...

Rep. Hess Appointed To PennVest Board

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced his appointment by House Republican Leader Rep. More...

Financial Focus

Keep Contributing To Your 401(k) In All Markets

If you have a 401(k) plan, you've got a very good retirement savings vehicle that's probably had a rough year. More...

Historical Society News

Beverly Thornton of Rockford, Ill., has donated to the Fulton County Historical Society library a notebook of 109 pages on "Descendants of Thomas and Gawn Logan." Thomas Logan was born 1764 in County Derry, Northern Ireland, and died in McConnells More...

Men Die During Pennsylvania Pond Rescue

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned and his stepfather died of an apparent heart attack while rescuing a child from a frozen pond in northeastern Pennsylvania. Divers recovered the body of 36-year-old Willard Roy Van Fleet Jr. More...

Library Corner

New fiction titles at the Fulton County Library include "True Colors" by Kristin Hannah, "Lethal Legacy" by Linda Fairstein, "Dark of Night" by Suzanne Brockman, "Heart and Soul" by Maeve Binchy, "Death of a Witch" by M.C. More...

Marriage License

Walter Freeman Lane III, 25, McConnellsburg, and Erin Marie Brown, 28, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Dakota Deneen, Abraham Irias, Marleigh Jennings, Cole Johnston, Jessica Nero, Emily Watkins. Grade ten: Ainsley Kendall, Brandon Taylor. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked chicken, brown rice, cauliflower, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, rye bread, pears. More...

Home Break-In Suspect Shot Dead Near Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say an officer who responded to a break-in of a house near Pittsburgh shot the man believed to be the intruder, killing him. More...

Patients Receive Blankets

Home Nursing Agency's foundation provided the agency's hospice patients throughout Fulton County with microfleece blankets as part of its annual holiday project. More...

Free Veterans Assistance

Jim Krobath of the Governors' Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit the F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in Mc- Connellsburg on Tuesday, March 10. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, March 2: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, peas, bread, applesauce, pears. Tuesday, March 3: macho nachos, tossed salad, tropical fruit or raisin cup. More...