March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Sorority Raises Funds For Former Resident

Sweetheart Ball nets $6,000

A former Needmore area woman currently on the liver transplant list at Johns Hopkins was the recent recipient of a sizeable donation from her sisters at Beta Sigma Phi, which hosted this year's Sweetheart Ball held on Valentine's Day in her honor. More...

JLG Gets Product Innovation Awards

Record number given by industry publications

During the past few months JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has received a record number of awards for product innovation from leading publications in the rental, construction, manufacturing and access industries. More...

Stimulus Plan To Bring Tax Breaks

Hampton Falls, N.H. - Energy saving systems for the attic, basement, and in between have effectively gone on sale, courtesy of the United States Congress. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: country steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, banana. Tuesday: chili con carne, cottage cheese, pineapple, crackers, rye bread, cookies. More...

Pa. Police: Dad Let Teens Drink, Girl Pole Dance

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania father is charged with hosting a teen drinking party that featured a high school cheerleader dancing in uniform on a stripper pole. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, February 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Club Holds Meeting

Cove Mountain 4-H Club held its meeting February 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Cito United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Old business was the Joe Corbi pizza delivery on February 26 at the fairgrounds. More...

Attains Dean's List

Shafer Earley, Wells Tannery, has attained the dean's at Slippery Rock University during fall semester 2008. More...

Erie Approaching Season-Record For Snowfall

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Erie is closing in fast on a season record for snowfall. So far this year, the city in northwestern Pennsylvania has seen nearly 142 inches of snow - that's just under 12 feet. More...

Girls Scouts Hold Thinking Day

Girl Scouts from the Big Cove neighborhood held their annual Thinking Day on Sunday, February 22, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. More...

Attains Dean's List

Emily Mumma, daughter of Edison and Susan Mumma of Hustontown, was named to the fall 2008 dean's list of Liberty Univeristy, Lynchburg, Va. She is a sophomore majoring in elementary education. Emily is the granddaughter of Dorothy A. More...

Party Leaders Scoff At Pa. Voters' '8-Year Itch'

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Birds Flying Drunk After Eating Fermented Fruit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Some drunks got out of hand near Beale Street in Memphis, but instead of barflies it was birds intoxicated from eating fermented fruit. More...

Pa. Woman Acquitted Of Neglect In Father's Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An Allentown woman has been cleared of charges of neglecting her 94-year-old father, who died a month after she left him alone for a day. More...

Singer Buffet Wants W.Pa. Bar To Quit Using Name

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Singer Jimmy Buffet wants a Pittsburgh bar named Margaritaville to quit using the name. More...

Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect Alive And Well

READING, Pa. (AP) - It's hip to be Deitsch. That's good news for Pop- Pop, bad news if you bet the farm that Pennsylvania German would disappear from the face of the Earth during your lifetime. But it's still here. More...

Specter's Toughest Vote Could Be Ahead

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Twenty-nine years into his U.S. More...

Shuster Urges Transparency In Spending Stimulus Funds

Requests information for constituents

Tuesday Congressman Bill Shuster sent a letter to President Obama and Gov. More...

Commissioners

County Holds CDBG Public Hearing

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with several county employees Tuesday morning for a public hearing to discuss the possible use of Community Development Block Grant funding during 2009. More...

Basket Bingo Proceeds To Benefit Summer Camps

Annual Parks and Rec bingo set for Mar. 22

With proceeds earmarked for summer camps for area children as well as additional recreational opportunities ranging from hikes to bike rides, the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission is urging local residents to support its upcoming Longab More...

Fatal Fire Under Investigation

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday in connection with the death of a Bedford County man during a residential fire over the weekend at his 151 North Main Street, Breezewood home. More...

Job Training Grant Awarded To FCAVTS

The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School has been awarded $13,796 from the Pa. Department of Labor & Industry Job Training Fund. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, March 9: chicken patty, macaroni and cheese, carrots and dip, grapes or mixed fruit. Tuesday, March 10: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, bread slice, peaches. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Tobacco Found at CF Three male teenagers, ages 14, 15 and 16, all from Mc- Connellsburg, were found in possession of tobacco at the Central Fulton School District on Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m. More...

Cop Gets 18-48 Months In Teen Sex Case

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A former Altoona police officer has been sentenced to 18 months to 4 years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old Indiana girl he met online. More...

Murals Stamp History Into Pa. Post Offices

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new museum exhibit tells the history of Pennsylvania through the New Deal-era murals painted on the walls of dozens of post offices throughout the state. More...

Deadline Extended For Safe Driving Contest

High school students can submit entries through March 13

High school students now have until March 13 to submit entries in the Department of Transportation's "Drive Safe PA" radio contest. The extension is due to inclement weather that caused cancellations in many school districts this winter. More...

Franklin Financial Earnings Decline

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $8,595,000 for 2008 compared to 2007 earnings of $9,256,000, a decline of 7.1 percent. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2008. More...

Eichelberger Appointed To Local Government Commission

Says he is looking forward to serving

Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. announced last Wednesday that he has been appointed to the Local Government Commission for the 2009-2010 Legislative Session. More...

Pittsburgh Hospital Retains Hollywood PR Firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) - He is known in business and entertainment circles as a public relations pit bull, a master of spin. More...

Third Lawsuit Targets Pa. Judges Over Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A third class-action lawsuit is being filed on behalf of juvenile offenders in a Pennsylvania county bogged down by a corruption scandal. More...

Wilson College Expands Graduate Degree Program

Master of Education now available for secondary teachers

Wilson College is expanding its Master of Education (M.Ed.) program to accept female and male secondary school teachers. Until now, the M.Ed. program was available to students teaching kindergarten through grade six. The M.Ed. More...

She Turns Cameras On American Hunger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An office party goes on without her, across town in an affluent world vastly different from the one where Mariana Chilton now finds herself. Her husband's tried calling. Twice. More...

China Passes Food Safety Law

BEIJING (AP) - China's legislature enacted a tough new food safety law Saturday, promising tougher penalties for makers of tainted products in the wake of scandals that exposed serious flaws in monitoring of the nation's food supply. More...

SFHS Ensemble Begins A New Tradition

Southern Fulton High School Ensemble has been performing for more than 35 years. On March 14, 2009, the chorus begins a new tradition with the first annual Ensemble Invitational Concert. More...

Forbes Road FFA Celebrates National FFA Week

This past week, Forbes Road FFA celebrated National FFA week through many events and fun activities. The chapter sponsored a canned food drive that challenged homerooms to bring in the most canned food for the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

PA Woman Sentenced In Hurricane Katrina Fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using debit cards intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Taxpayers Buy Lawmakers 220 Bibles, Holy Books

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - If something good isn't coming out of the Pennsylvania Legislature it isn't for lack of Bibles. More...