March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

County Signs Ten-Year Waste Agreements

Agreements in accordance with Act 101

The Fulton County commissioners signed a trio of municipal waste capacity agreements as part of their agenda Tuesday afternoon, bringing them into compliance with Pennsylvania's Act 101. More...

Central Fulton Conducts Routine Meeting

Longtime elementar y teacher Katherine Carmack retires

Members of the Central Fulton School Board attended to a variety of requests and personnel matters last Tuesday, one of which included the retirement of a longtime elementary teacher. More...

Sen. Alloway Supports Elimination Of Property Tax

Sen. Richard Alloway II (R- 33) is cosponsoring legislation that would eliminate property taxes for all homeowners in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 71 would remove the legal authority for school districts to impose a tax on real property. More...

Area School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON High School Breakfast Monday, March 23: cheese omlet. Tuesday, March 24: pop tart. Wednesday, March 25: breakfast pizza. Thursday, March 26: English muffin. Friday, March 27: french toast sticks. More...

Crime Of The Week

Mischief Is Crime Of The Week

Fulton County Crime Solvers is searching for additional information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible for an act of criminal mischief at a residence located at 8333 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. More...

Comcast, Sony To Open Joint Retail Store

By DEBORAH YAO AP BUSINESS WRITER PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Despite the poor economy, Comcast Corp. and Sony Corp. plan to open a retail store Tuesday. More...

IUP Graduate

Devin R. Mellott, Big Cove Tannery, has completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2008. He received a degree in biology. More...

Septic System Workshop Planned

A well and septic system workshop for homeowners, farmers and realtors will be held April 23 at the Fulton Theatre. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham salad sandwich, pickled beets, potato salad, wheat bread, pears. Tuesday: sloppy joe, tater tots, coleslaw, bun, pudding. More...

Energy Efficiency Grants Announced For Pennsylvania

More than $352.4 million in grants available

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Fire At Farmhouse Accidental

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Fire investigators in western Pennsylvania say a blaze that damaged a vacant 153-year-old brick farmhouse in Hollidaysburg last weekend was accidental. More...

Man Convicted In Wife's Electrocution

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A southcentral Pennsylvania man who maintained his wife's electrocution death was an accident has been convicted of third-degree murder and other offenses. More...

$5.5 Million Approved To Study Rare Cancer In Pa.

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Congress has approved $5.5 million dollars to study a rare blood cancer cluster in three eastern Pennsylvania counties. U.S. Sen. More...

Pa. Woman, 73, Dies After Early Morning Home Fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A 73-year-old woman is dead in a fire in Pennsylvania's capital of Harrisburg. More...

PennDOT Chief To Name Stimulus-Money Projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians will soon find out which highway and bridge projects will be financed with money from the federal economic stimulus package. More...

Candidates Vie For Pa. Appellate Court Seats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Twenty-four candidates filed papers to run for six open seats on Pennsylvania's appellate courts, according to a list posted Wednesday on the Department of State Web site. More...

Trooper Named In Second Fatal Shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A state trooper who killed an unarmed 12-year-old boy in a case that led to a $12.5 million state settlement was one of two police officers involved in a fatal police shooting during a drunken-driving patrol. More...

Demand For Pa.'s Health Insurance Help Overflows

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - When Pennsylvania launched a low-cost health insurance plan for adults in 2002, it was designed to meet a pressing need. More...

Simple Pleasures Gain Ground

In tough times, people are increasingly turning to activities such as board games and musical evenings with friends

Every Sunday morning, as most people line up outside neighborhood breakfast spots, watch TV news shows, or head for church, Chloris Noelke- Olson is tuning up her fiddle. More...

Residents Urged To Take Up Gardening

County issues statement in light of state of economy

The current state of the economy was a hot topic at the monthly meeting of the Fulton County Partnership Tuesday, prompting the Fulton County commissioners and several partnering agencies to take a long, hard look at economic disaster planning and More...

Fisher To Run For Tax Collector

Kim Fisher has filed her petition to run for Ayr Township tax collector. More...

FR Inducts New Honor Society Members

Forbes Road National Honor Society recently inducted new members into its organization. Last year, the application process was modified. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Cash Stolen Approximately $1,100 in cash as well as various credit and gift cards, a brown wallet and a Longaberger cigarette holder were stolen from the 655 East Maple Street, McConnellsburg, home of 51-year-old Carolyn Marie Spoonire between 4 a More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over March 10 Court Session

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 10. More...

Auditor General To Probe Manners Contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State Auditor General Jack Wagner said last Friday his agency will try to determine whether a contract to teach state liquor store employees how to be more courteous is an illegal conflict of interest. More...

IRS Marks Super Saturday To Help Taxpayers

31 tax assistance centers open in PA this Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - The Internal Revenue Service and scores of its community partners will open their doors on Saturday, March 21, to help people who need free tax preparation, a question answered or a payment schedule arranged. More...

Fulton County 4-H Establishes County Council

The first meeting of Fulton County 4-H County Council was convened on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Fulton Theatre. More...

Southern Fulton FBLA Eligible For Conference

Eleven members and the chapter advisors, Ms. Booth and Mr. Pepple, of the Southern Fulton Future Business Leaders of America attended the 2009 Pennsylvania FBLA Regional Leadership Conference on January 5, 2009, at Shippensburg University. More...

Pa.'s Labor Secretary To Enter Alcohol Treatment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's acting labor and industry secretary says she's entering an alcohol treatment program following her arrest at a Harrisburg hotel bar. More...

Latest Arson Reignites Fear In Pa. Town

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The latest deliberately set fire in Coatesville has reignited the fears of residents of the arson-plagued Philadelphia suburb who had begun to breathe easier following the arrest of two suspects. More...

Harrisburg Mayor Likely To Halt Sports Museum Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed says a lack of money is likely to force the cancellation of his plan to build a national sports hall of fame in Pennsylvania's capital city. More...

Sadness, Not Surprise In Capitol At Fumo Verdict

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Longtime Democratic colleagues of convicted former Sen. Vincent Fumo of PHiladelphia are expressing sadness over the corruption verdict against him. More...

Trial Beginning For Va. Man In 30-Year-Old Murder

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A Virginia man is going on trial in eastern Pennsylvania in a 30-year-old murder case. Opening statements are scheduled Monday in Northampton County Court in the trial of Robert White Jr., of Roanoke. More...

Children Rescued From Steep Pa. Park Hillside

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) - Five children are recovering from various injuries a day after falling over a steep hillside in a county park near Pittsburgh. More...

Woman Burned, Show Dogs Killed In Blaze

CLAYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman is recovering from burns to her legs in a house fire that killed 10 show dogs the woman owned. More...