March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

County Discusses Upcoming Gypsy Moth Spraying

The Fulton County commissioners received a refresher course Tuesday on the ins and outs of the gypsy moth residential spray program that is due to get under way for 2009 in several months. More...

Commissioners Kick Off Town Meetings

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, Daniel Swain Jr. More...

Penna. CleanWays Chapter Forms Here

PA CleanWays, a nonprofit organization aimed at identifying and eliminating illegal dumpsites and littering, has now taken root in Fulton County through the support and governance of the county Conservation District. More...

Shearer To Run For Ayr Township Tax Collector

Julie Richards Shearer has filed her petition to run for Ayr Township tax collector. Born and raised in Fulton County, Shearer has worked as a waitress, a counter clerk and more recently as "Help Desk Julie, More...

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Collides With Embankment An eastbound 2006 Volvo struck an embankment and rolled onto its roof during a single vehicle collision along old Route 30 on Wednesday, March 4. According to state police, driver Rachel M. More...

Pa. Gov. Promises Stimulus Cash Will Be Well-Spent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. More...

Free Motorcycle Courses Offered

The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program is offering free classes for area residents to learn to ride a motorcycle. All information about the course is available at www.pamsp.com and cannot be obtained by contacting the training sites. More...

Marriage License

Robert Dale Markey Jr., 31, Three Springs, and Annissa Dawn Burger, 20, Hustontown, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Character Program At MES

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. In February a child listed below was chosen by their teacher in demonstrating the qualities of perseverance. More...

Historical Society News

The library for the Fulton County Historical Society will close for renovation beginning March 15. Books are being packed in boxes for storage and will not be available to researchers until the building renovation is completed. More...

Another Special Election For Pa. Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another sprecial election is needed for the Pennsylvania Legislature now that Republican state Rep. David Argall (AR'-guhl) has apparently won a Senate seat. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary News

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary met on Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Medical Center, with 12 members and Medical Center staff in attendance. With three recent new members. The auxiliary has 16 active, 26 lifetime and 38 inactive members. More...

County Vo-Tech Board Meets

Nine members of the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School Joint Operating Committee representing the Forbes Road, Central Fulton and Southern Fulton school boards recently gathered to act on an array of personnel and curriculum matters, in More...

Man Sentenced In Partner's Shoving Death

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his partner has been sentenced to 41/2 years to 10 years in state prison. More...

Don't Say 'Eww,' To Thrift Stores

Current shopping: wasteful. The green alternative: repurposing

DENVER - The global energy crisis is overwhelming, but Americans are looking for ways to make small changes that add up. We install solar panels, buy hybrid cars, and turn down the thermostat. More...

OSI Opens New Thrift Store

OSI (Occupational Services Inc.) will host a grand opening of its new thrift store, "Treasure Trove," at 202 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, on Saturday, March 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Pistol And Rifle Club Sets Up Scholarship Program

To bolster interest in the mission of the club and to offer financial support to area youths wishing to further their education, the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club has announced the establishment of a scholarship award for college-bound studen More...

Local Student Contributes To National Young Scholars Program

Josi Masters, daughter of David Masters, Harrisonville, and Melissa Vogt, McConnellsburg, will take part in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP). She was nominated by Billie Jo Beatty, dean of students at McConnellsburg Elementary School. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over March 3 Court

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, March 3, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: two hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, buns, apple. Tuesday: ham, potato and cabbage, applesauce, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Attains Dean's List

Amber N. Brennan, a sophomore in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has been named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Duquesne University. Amber is the daughter of Garry and Karen Brennan of Chambersburg. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, March 16: graham cracker w/yogurt. Tuesday, March 17: breakfast burrito. Wednesday, March 18: sausage egg sandwich. Thursday, March 19: bagel w/topping. Friday, March 2: pancakes. More...

Book Drive Under Way For Legal Services

Hundreds of local residents have already responded to the book drive for the 25th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale, which began last month. More...

Legion Auxiliary Holds Meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 held a meeting on February 11 at 7:00 p.m. There were eight members present. Four new members were voted into the unit. A donation was made to the family of Scott Hoover. More...

Quecreek Miners Settle Lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Eight miners trapped underground for more than three days in 2002 have settled lawsuits against the mine's operator and an engineering firm that drew the maps they were using when they drilled into a water-filled abandoned mine, More...

Liquor Board Tries To Improve Worker's Manners

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is spending more than $173,000 to try to improve the manners of workers at state stores across Pennsylvania. More...

2 Bodies Found In Susquehanna River In Pa.

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) _- Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a man searching the Susquehanna River for the body of his missing father found the man's body - but not before he also found the body of a missing woman. More...