March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business

Approved for funding to install geothermal loop

Fulton County Commissioner Daniel Swain Jr. kicked off Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Commissioners with good news of money that could be on its way to aid in the proposed county's renovation project. More...

Work Begins On Bridges Over I-70

PennDOT announced last week that Monday, March 23, work would begin on the I-70 project to replace three different superstructures carrying traffic over I-70 in Union and Bethel townships, Fulton County. More...

Knepper Seeks Ayr Township Tax Collector Post

Ayr Township resident Jennifer L. Knepper formally announced last week her intention to seek the office of Ayr Township tax collector. More...

Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON High School Breakfast Monday, March 30: no school. Tuesday, March 31: breakfast burrito. High School Lunch Monday, March 30: no school. Tuesday, March 31: ham and cheese sandwich or taco bar, oven fries, peaches, milk. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Cited For Forgery Twenty-five-year-old Layla Ann Wood of McConnellsburg was cited for two counts each of forgery and theft in connection with an incident at Cloverleaf Court in McConnellsburg January 13. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatball stroganoff, noodles, peas and carrots, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: turkey burger in barbecue sauce, oven potatoes, tossed salad, bun, pudding. More...

Area Farmers Discuss Issues In Washington

A delegation of farmers representing the Fulton County Farm Bureau, along with several hundred other Farm Bureau members, converged on Washington, D.C., March 4-5 as part of a twoday National Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fa More...

Man Who Said Victim Was Alive Gets Life

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Maryland man who told jurors that the woman he was accused of killing almost nine years ago was still alive has been sentenced to life in prison for her murder. More...

Labor Chief Too Drunk To Sign Name

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The acting chief of Pennsylvania's Labor and Industry Department was too drunk to sign a citation for public drunkenness, according to Harrisburg police. More...

Man Who Fled Court Before Sentence Captured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say they've captured a Philadelphia man who allegedly slipped out of a federal courthouse during his sentencing hearing in a $100,000 identitytheft case. More...

Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Fees Headed Up In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An average 26-fold increase in Pennsylvania's permitting fee to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation is likely to take effect next month. More...

Cousin To Press Death Suit In Pa. Dentist's Murder

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - The cousin of a dentist murdered by a state trooper says she'll press on with a wrongful death lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Claar Honored For Sales Achievement

Rick R. Claar, Bedford, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen's 2009 President's Club. More...

Pa. Man Sentenced For Killing His Daughter-In-Law

READING, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his daughter-in-law after the two had been drinking in October 2007. More...

JLG Opens Singapore Sales, Service Facility

Part of initiative to meet demand in Asia

JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced last week that a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 18 for a new sales and service facility in Jurong, Singapore. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation met for their quarterly board meeting on March 16. More...

Southern Fulton School District To Get Automated Calling System

Board approves proposal for obtaining Alert Now notification system

A discussion on the use of automated calling systems by other school districts for incidents ranging from inclement weather closings to reminders on report card day ended in a unanimous decision by members of the Southern Fulton School Board last w More...

Over $4.4 Million In Funding To Support Senior Nutrition Programs In Pennsylvania

Funding will support community programs struggling to serve seniors

Vice President Joe Biden announced last week that the Department of Health and Human Services will award $4,485,834 in Recovery Act funding to provide meals to low-income seniors in Pennsylvania. More...

Bid Results Announced For Resurfacing Contract

PennDOT has announced the bid results for a contract to resurface approximately 11 miles of roadway on Route 829 in Wells, Taylor and Ayr townships in Fulton County and Wood, Clay, Cassville and Cass townships as well as Cassville Borough in Huntin More...

FFA Chapters Participate In Conference

Members from Warfordsburg and McConnellsburg FFA attended the State Legislative Leadership Conference (SLLC), in Harrisburg March 15-17. More...

Attains Dean's List

Joan D. Mellott, McConnellsburg, has been named to the Wilson College dean's list for the fall 2008 semester. To earn a place on the list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. More...

Orchid Hunter Is Rare Breed Himself

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - In an upstairs room at the North Museum in Lancaster, Mark Larocque is throwing around more Latin names than spells in a Harry Potter movie. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

Group educational programming opportunities at Cowans Gap State park are currently available. More...

Warfordsburg FFA Chapter Attends Conference

Members of the Warfordsburg FFA chapter attended the Agricultural Cooperative Establishes Success (ACES) conference in Harrisburg February 14 and 15. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: A. Ray Anderson, 78, Three Springs, and Joy J. Murdock, 64, McConnellsburg. More...

Scranton, Pa., Mayor Snubbed By Party

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A northeastern Pennsylvania mayor seeking re-election says he's not worried about the Democratic Party's endorsement going to a rival. Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty wants to get the party's nomination for a second term. More...

Penn State Mulls Lowering Proposed Tuition Hike

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Trustees of Penn State University are discussing whether to lower next year's projected tuition increases. The discussion comes in response to concerns about how the recession has affected students and their families. More...

Keystone State Games Drops Some Games

YORK, Pa. (AP) - The economy is affecting the Keystone State Summer Games. Owen Costello, the president and CEO of the nonprofit Keystone State Games Inc., says eight sports will be eliminated from this year's program. More...

2 Sentenced To Pa. Prison In Angel Statue Snatch

BARTO, Pa. (AP) - Two men who stole an 8-foot-tall, 1,200- pound bronze angel statue from the National Centre for Padre Pio in eastern Pennsylvania have been sentenced to state prison. Thirty-one year old John Hammond Jr. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK MARKET REPORT

Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1496-1554 lbs., $85 to $85.75; choice 2-3, 1234-1458 lbs., $81.50 to $84.25; 1582 lbs., $83; full/y.g. More...

Mister Rogers Fans Urged To Don Those Sweaters

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Fans of children's public television pioneer Mister Rogers are urged to wear their favorite sweaters to mark what would have been Fred Rogers 81st birthday. Family Communications Inc. More...

Purse-Snatcher Sentenced In Cell Phone Ransom Case

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A purse-snatcher who demanded $185,000 in ransom to return his victim's cell phone - but agreed to settle for $200 - has been sentenced to prison in central Pennsylvania. More...