April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

The Great PA Cleanup Day Draws Near

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn- DOT) is looking for volunteers to help with this year's Great American Cleanup of PA on Saturday, April 25. More...

Public Meeting Announced For I-70 Roadway, Bridge Preservation

PennDOT will hold a public meeting and plans display for the Interstate 70 roadway and bridge preservation project in Brush Creek, Bethel and Union townships, Fulton County. More...

MMS Honor Roll

Third Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade six: Victoria Chatley, Michaela Harrison, Hannah Ott, Nathan Peters. Grade seven: Larkin Shearer, Zachary Williams, Beau Wilson, Sara Winegardner. More...

Charges Dropped In Beating Death

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says charges have been dropped against one of three teenagers arrested in the beating death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico last year. More...

NAACP Head Calls For Pa. Officer To Resign

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - The head of the NAACP says a western Pennsylvania police officer should resign over an Internet video showing him in a bar, apparently intoxicated, joking about a homicide victim. More...

Chuck Wagon Gang Meets

The 4-H Chuck Wagon Gang held its monthly meeting on April 14, 2009. Officer training will be held May 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Fulton Theatre. The next county council meeting will be April 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fulton Theatre. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 27: cheeseburger on a bun, hot dog bar, baked beans, mandarin orange pieces. Tuesday, April 28: chicken patty sandwich, turkey and cheese deli hoagie, vegetable soup, diced pears. More...

FCMC Employees Donate To Food Basket

In celebration of National Nutrition month, FCMC employees and visitors to the facility donated cash to the Fulton County Food Basket Inc. More...

Man In Wheelchair Killed By Bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police and Philadelphia's transit agency are investigating a North Philadelphia bus accident that killed a man in a wheelchair. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday, April 27: chicken tenders, rice, broccoli, rye bread, banana. Tuesday, April 28: S&S pork, rice, mixed veggies, wheat bread, pineapple. More...

Ex-Pa. Contractor Faces Sentence For 9/11 Fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Pittsburgh-area contractor and two employees face sentencing for defrauding the government for work their firm did rebuilding the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More...

McCbg. SADD Sponsors Dinner

McConnellsburg SADD sponsored a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 18 in the McConnellsburg Cafeteria. SADD would like to thank everyone who came and helped in any way. Together, a total of $510 was raised. More...

Rendell Calls For Tougher Gun Control Measures

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

Spring Signals Return Of Motorcyclists

PennDOT reminds all drivers to share the road

As one of the many emerging signs of spring, motorcycle riders are returning to Pennsylvania roads - prompting PennDOT to remind all motorists to share the road, remember safety rules and always obey traffic laws. More...

Judge Denies Gag Order Request For Rendell, Others

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has denied a request to extend a gag order to keep Gov. Ed Rendell and other officials from commenting on the case of a man accused of killing three Pittsburgh police officers. More...

Valley Rural Electric Coop Holds Annual Meeting

Draws nearly 900 consumers

Nearly 900 electric consumers attended the 2009 Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held at 7 p.m. April 17 at Mount Union Area High School. More...

Pa. Township Sued Over Proposed Hindu Temple

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) - A group seeking to build a Hindu temple has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a suburban Philadelphia township's zoning and land development ordinances are infringing on the group's constitutional rights. More...

Man Sentenced To Death For Pa. Warehouse Slayings

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man who shot two workers dead at the suburban Philadelphia warehouse where he formerly worked has been sentenced to death for each murder. More...

Alleged Rapist Waives Hear ing

A Bedford County man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Monday's session of Fulton County Central Court on felony charges he raped and kidnapped a woman enjoying a summer's day walk not far from her Wells Valley home. More...

County Moving Forward With Renovation Project

Field rep for Congressman Shuster's office meets with commissioners

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, Daniel Swain II and David Hoover II touched on an array of topics Tuesday including increased talks with the staff of Congressman Bill Shuster, More...

Area Man Arraigned On Statutory Sexual Assault

A Needmore area man recently pleaded not guilty during mandatory arraignment to a variety of felony and misdemeanor assault charges, including statutory, aggravated and indecent assault for his alleged involvement with a 14-year-old girl. More...

2009 Bedford And Fulton Seed Donation Program Will Once Again Provide Food, Cover For Wildlife

Land Management Group 2 of the Pennsylvania Game Commission is once again providing an opportunity for sportsmen's clubs, conservation groups, businesses and individuals to improve wildlife habitat on state gamelands in Bedford and Fulton counties. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Dakota Deneen, Justin Deshong, Marleigh Jennings, Cole Johnston, Jessica Nero, Kelsey Ramsey, Emily Watkins. Grade ten: Maren Henkle. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Arrest In Dollar General Parking Lot State police made an arrest in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in Ayr Township last Tuesday afternoon after they received a call about a suspicious vehicle. Upon arriving at 2:45 p.m. More...

Judges Walsh, Herman Preside Over Court Sessions

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on March 17 at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Volunteers Needed For Great American Cleanup

Friends of the Little Aughwick Creek is seeking volunteers for a community cleanup day as part of the Great American Cleanup of PA, on May 2, 2009, at 9 a.m. More...

Attains Dean's List

Derek Gracey, Robertsdale, and Lindsay Lininger of Mc- Connellsburg, have been named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Mansfield University. Mansfield University is member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). More...

Attains Dean's List

Amanda Stohl of Warfordsburg has been named to the 2008 dean's list at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. More...

Women In Need Holds Annual Vigil Against Violence

Women In Need will hold its 17th Annual Vigil Against Violence at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Wilson College. The event, which is open to the public, will begin in Sarah's Coffeehouse on the lower level of the Lenfest Commons building. More...

Jury Acquits Man In 2005 PA Fire That Killed Four

KITTANING, Pa. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a former volunteer firefighter of starting a duplex fire that killed a mother and her three children 3 1/2 years ago. Shortly after 6 p.m. More...

Man Gets Prison For Road-Rage

READING, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to six to 23 months in the county jail for what authorities describe as a road-rage case involving a judge. More...

Vigil Held For Slain Officers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A vigil has been held in the neighborhood where three Pittsburgh police officers were gunned down. Thursday evening's candlelight vigil honored officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle (MAY'- lee) and Paul Sciullo II (SHOO'- loh). More...

PennDOT Line Painting Operations Under Way

Motorists need to avoid crossing just painted traffic lines

With the pending arrival of warmer weather, PennDOT's traffic line painting operations will soon be in full swing. More...

Tougher Notary Laws Sought To Curb House Thefts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The small row house had been unoccupied for months, but it was still a home. And if she had really wanted to sell it, Virginia Coontz says, she certainly would have spelled her name right on the title transfer. More...

Pa. Woman Forged Bankruptcy Seal To Save Electric

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh woman made a fake federal bankruptcy court seal on a document in hopes a utility company wouldn't cut off her electric service. More...

SF Advances To Scholastic Scrimmage

Round three begins as local high school students compete on WPSU-TV

Teams that are part of "The Great Eight" have moved up in the scholastic ranks and are competing for a spot in "The Featured Foursomes" on WPSU-TV. More...

Legal Services Book Drive Ends April 24

Group seeks storage, work space

There are only a few more days to donate books for the 25th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale. The book drive, which started in February, ends this Friday, April 24. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE MARKET April 13 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1332-1480 lbs., $85.25 to $86.25; one 1564 lbs., $85.25; choice 2-3, 1200-1478 lbs., $82 to $85; full/y.g., 4-5, couple 1246-1284 lbs., $80 to $81; high select and low cho More...