April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Teaching Kids To Say "I'm Sorry'' Needs No Apology

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Morgan kids - Jack, 8; Ava, 5; and Abby, 4 - of Forest Hills know what they need to do when they have made a mistake that harms someone. More...

Fire-Plagued Town Becomes Case Study In Arson

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Back in August, a volunteer firefighter was charged in connection with a string of fires just outside this distressed former steel town - in what turned out to be a false cause for hope that the worst was over. More...

Historical Society Dinner April 24

Burt Kummerow, contributing author to the 2008 book "Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail" will be the speaker at the Fulton County Historical Society's annual spring meeting to be held in the Hustontown Firehall on Friday, April 24, 2009. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda Sorority started the new year with Envoy evening at Greg and Vickie Gordon's cabin. Everyone brought a covered dish, played games and had a good time. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Donation Money Stolen A donation bucket containing an unknown amount of money was stolen from Harr's Store in Ayr Township between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 31. Victim was 31-year-old Richard Seville. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, fruited jello. Tuesday: barbecue chicken, baked potato, peas and onions, multi-grain bread, orange. More...

Forbes Road Students Attend Computer Fair Competition

Pictured above are Forbes Road High School students who participated at the 2009 PA High School Computer Fair Regional Competition March 31. More...

U.S. Man, 73, Accused Of Killing Wife Of Few Weeks

JEROME, Pennsylvania (AP) - A 73-year-old western Pennsylvania man was charged with killing his 73-year-old wife after authorities said he was upset by her decision to end their marriage of just a few weeks. More...

Pinewood Derby Held

Pictured above are the Needmore Pack 45 Pinewood Derby participants. The derby was held Saturday, January 31 at Needmore Bible Church. More...

Jail For PA Man In Text-Messaging Crash Case

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A southcentral Pennsylvania driver accused of text-messaging just before a crash that killed a pedestrian has been sentenced to prison. More...

MMS Students Of The Month

Nikki Fleming, Casey Taylor and Victoria Chatley have been selected as the students of the month for the month of February. Nikki Fleming is an eighthgrader at McConnellsburg Middle School. She is the daughter of Ginger and Terri Fleming. More...

Three Slain Pittsburgh Officers To Lie In State

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The bodies of three slain Pittsburgh police officers will lie in state at a downtown municipal building, city officials announced Monday. More...

Gunman Kills 3 Pittsburgh Officers In Shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with an assault rifle held police at bay for hours as their fallen officers were left bleeding nearby, their colleagues unable to reach them. More...

Suspect Jumps From Bridge Into River

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man wanted on gun and drug possession charges is missing after he jumped 80 to 100 feet from a bridge to escape police officers. More...

Valley Rural Electric Huntingdon District Moves To New Location

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative's Huntingdon District opened for business Monday, April 6, at its new location just south of town. More...

Early Specter TV Ad Targets Toomey On Derivatives

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Sen. More...

Newest Penna. Lawmakers Find Cupboard Bare In State Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

MES Holds Art Show

McConnellsburg Elementary School's annual art show was held on March 26 at the elementary and this year's judges were Anne Gobin and Tom Duffey. More...

Analysis:

Negotiating A Minefield Of Bad News

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does the name Byran Uyesugi ring a bell? Odds are not. What about Robert A. Hawkins? Or Mark Barton? Terry Ratzmann? Robert Stewart? Each entered the national consciousness when he picked up a gun and ended multiple lives. More...

Pa. Newspaper Group Blasts Open-Records Ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association has sharply criticized the state Open Records Office for a ruling that the group says would allow school boards and other agencies to conduct more public business behind closed doors. More...

JLG Launches New Compact Telehandlers

JLG Industries Inc. announced last week that it has expanded its offering of compact telehandlers with two new models. The JLG 619A and 723A will be sold for use in landscaping, construction and agricultural applications. More...

Dorel Ind. Cuts Jobs

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) - The company that makes Cannondale bicycles is eliminating 200 jobs at a south-central Pennsylvania facility that will no longer make the bike frames. The announcement last Thursday by Dorel Industries Inc. More...

Tower Bancorp Commences Trading On NASDAQ

Andrew Samuel, president and CEO of Tower Bancorp Inc. More...

Arbor Day Set For April 24

Arbor Day will be observed this year in Pennsylvania on Friday, April 24, 2009. This day has been designated by the governor to recognize the important part trees and their products, which come from them, More...

Pa. Diocese Warns Against Promoting Contraceptives

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Leaders of a northeastern Pennsylvania diocese have asked the presidents of four area Catholic colleges and universities for "assurance'' that they are not providing contraceptives or encouraging their use among students. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 13: no school. Tuesday, April 14: chicken filet sandwich, Texas grilled cheese, tomato soup, mixed fruit. More...

PA Highway Deaths Drop For Fourth Straight Year

Aggressive driving, speeding and young driver crashes decline from 2007

Highway deaths in Pennsylvania dropped to 1,468 last year, which marks the fewest fatalities on commonwealth roads in 14 years, said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. PennDOT reported 1,440 traffic deaths in 1994. More...

Trial To Open In 2005 Pa. Fire That Killed 4

KITTANING, Pa. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a former volunteer firefighter accused of starting a duplex fire that killed a mother and her three children 31/2 years ago. More...

Attains Dean's List

Cree Fix, daughter of Bobbi Clark and Robin Fix, of Hustontown, was named to the Wilson College dean's list for the fall 2008 semester. Cree is a freshman at Wilson majoring in business. More...

Rendell, Pennsylvania Unions Reach Deal To Avoid Furloughs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell's threat to impose rolling furloughs on tens of thousands of state workers would be avoided under a tentative agreement announced Thursday with the three largest Pennsylvania government employee unions. More...

River Oaks Seeks Volunteers For Crisis Helpline

River Oaks Helpline is currently looking for volunteers. More...

MES Character Counts Program

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that characater counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. In March the character trait of responsibility was worked on. More...

Attorney Claims Cover-Up In Killing By Pa. Trooper

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The mother of a Pittsburgh man fatally shot by a state trooper with a history of confrontations called him an out-of-control killer as she held a news conference Tuesday detailing a federal lawsuit filed against him. More...

One Dead In Western Pa. Fire Under Investigation

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - A high school guidance counselor is dead in a house fire that remains under investigation in western Pennsylvania. More...

Innocence Project Chapter Coming To Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A nationwide organization that has worked to exonerate hundreds of wrongfully convicted inmates has a new affiliate housed at Temple University. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE MARKET March 30 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1230-1514 lbs., $85.25 to $87.50; choice 2-3, 1276- 1506 lbs., $82.50 to $85; high select and low choice 1-3, 1162-1364 lbs., $81.25 to $82.50; standard 1-2, couple 1014-1 More...

Judge To Hear Cases Despite Gun Decision

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Scouts Hold Food Drive

Cub Scout Pack 43 held a canned goods food drive to benefit Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Vilsack Announces Food Stamp Increase In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than 30 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits increase thanks to the federal stimulus act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday. More...

Western Va Man Among 19 Carnegie Heroes

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Virginia man who saved another person from electrocution has won a Carnegie medal for heroism. Ledford Wayne Arthur is among 19 Carnegie Hero winners announced Thursday. More...