April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

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County Conducts Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners approved several requests Tuesday for Liquid Fuel funding allotments for 2009 and signed off on multiple payment requests in connection with ongoing renovations at the Fulton County Library. More...

PennDOT Outreach Session April 30

An individual transportation outreach meeting has been scheduled by PennDOT's Engineering District 9 for each of the six counties that make up the district. More...

Dinner Held For Former Boro Police Officers

Members of the local community and fellow law enforcement and emergency responders recently showed their appreciation for former McConnellsburg Borough police officers Chief Gary Long and Sgt. More...

Federal Firefighter Grant Application Period Now Open

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the application period for grants through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG) has begun. More...

Caravan Classes Pick Up Trash

On Wednesday, April 22, members of the Caravan classes from Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonville picked up trash along Route 655 for approximately two miles. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Berkeley Springs Man Cited By Game Commission A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was recently cited by officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a variety of misdemeanor and summary offenses, including the unlawful possession of a small amou More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Tuesday Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 7. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, Italian bread, pudding. Tuesday: turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, May 4: macho nacho tossed salad, bread, pears or applesauce. Tuesday, May 5: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit. More...

PennDOT Offers Sobering Reminder As End Of School Year Approaches

With proms, graduations and end-of-school-year parties fast approaching, PennDOT asks high school students and parents to remember the potentially deadly consequences of drinking and driving. More...

SF To Present Band/Choral Concert

The Southern Fulton High School Music Department will present its annual junior high chorus and band spring concert on Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 PM in the high school auditorium. More...

NRA Sues Pittsburgh Over Gun Reporting Law

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The National Rifle Association has sued Pittsburgh's mayor and city council over the legality of a city law requiring gun owners to report their lost or stolen guns. More...

Pa. Murder Trial Delayed By No-Show Of 5 Witnesses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The trial of five men charged in the death of a Philadelphia mother killed by a stray bullet two years ago is on hold after five witnesses failed to appear to testify. More...

Lobbyist Notes To Rendell Mix Charm And Pressure

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Newly disclosed correspondence between Gov. More...

Stimulus Millions To Fix Leaky Independence Hall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - More than $5.6 million in federal stimulus aid will be used to repair and restore the leaky clock tower of Independence Hall, which once housed the Liberty Bell, and for other park improvements, officials said Wednesday. More...

7,000 Pounds Of Electronics Collected At Recycling Event

Fulton County Conservation District recently hosted a successful electronics recycling event. During the course of the event, 13 pallets of material estimated at about 7,000 pounds were collected for recycling. More...

Pa. Keeps AllianceGradADslicks07.indd Borrowing To Prop Up Ailing Jobless Fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Rendell administration is borrowing a growing amount of money from the federal government so the state can keep paying unemployment benefits to the rising number of jobless. More...

Member's Recipes Raise Funds For Auxiliary

Shirley Prager was an active member of the Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary. She served as president, secretary, and gift cart co-chairman which included the RADA cutlery sales, a major fundraiser for the auxiliary. More...

Prof Denies Leading Alleged Ethiopia Coup Plot

LEWISBURG, Pa. More...

Living History Museum On Tax Rolls

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania county wants a nonprofit living history museum to pay taxes, hitting the tourist destination just as the economy takes a toll. More...

Senate GOP Set For Budget Clash

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Senate Republicans are preparing a budget proposal that allows no tax increases and spends 5 percent less than Gov. Ed Rendell's plan. More...

Completes Training

Air Force Airman Devon M. Ramsey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Bill Soon Due To Taxpayers For Pensions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's day of reckoning over its multibillion-dollar pension promises to government employees and teachers has been pushed back for the better part of the past decade. More...

Rural Roads Safety Week Event Held

As farmers start their move back into fields to begin the spring planting season, a handful of local of farmers, business owners and residents gathered at the Back Run Road farm of Harry Johnston last Wednesday morning to celebrate Rural Roads Safe More...

County Awarded Funds Through ARRA Act

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $7,213 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These funds have made available through The American and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). More...

Area Youths Raise $2,500 For World Vision

Participate in 30-hour famine

Over a period spanning four weeks, an area youth group based in McConnellsburg, along with their adult advisors, has raised an estimated $2,500 to battle poverty and hunger. More...

Christian School Cleans Up At Envirothon

Five members of the Fulton County Community Christian School known as "The Elites" wowed judges with their knowledge of the general outdoors and environment and took home the gold during the annual Fulton County Envirothon held last week at Cowans More...

Giant Foods Recycles Bags To Benches

Giant Food, an Ahold Co., recently donated park benches, made out of recycled plastic lumber, to the McConnellsburg Lions Club Park and to Southern Fulton Elementary School's "Alleene Hoopengardner Memorial Trail for Environmental Studies". More...

Spring Gardening Workshop

Penn State Cooperative Extension Office in Fulton County is offering a free spring gardening workshop at the Fulton County fairgrounds this Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The raindate is May 9. The schedule for the event is: 10 a.m. More...

Franklin County Library Supports Autism Awareness

In support of Autism Awareness Month, The Franklin County Library System Bookmobile and Outreach Department has compiled a resource booklet about autism. More...

Fiancee, Coal Town Brace For Hate Crime Trial

SHENANDOAH, Pennsylvania (AP) - Though she'd never been to Mexico, Crystal Dillman somehow felt at home the moment she stepped inside the small concrete house in Iramuco. More...

Small Boy Nearly Hit By School Bus; Mother Charged

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _- Police say a small boy nearly caused a school bus crash when he wandered into a Philadelphia street. Two children on the bus were treated for minor injuries Friday morning after the bus swerved and made a sudden stop. More...

Comerer Joins Financial Services

Harold A. Comerer recently joined Raymond James Financial Services Inc., (RJFS) located at 19760 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, Md., as an account executive. More...

Forbes FBLA Attends Conference

Members of Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and advisor Leann Smith attended the annual regional leadership conference January 25, 2009, at Shippensburg University. More...

Franklin Financial Corrects Case Of Mistaken Identity

Franklin Financial Services Corporation (OTCBB:FRAF) issued a brief statement this week to correct news media reports erroneously identifying Gordon B. Grigg, charged in a federal felony filed April 22, 2009, in the U.S. More...

Free Veterans Assistance Available

Jim Krobath of the Governors Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit F&M Trust in Penn's Village Shopping Center, McConnellsburg, on Tuesday, May 12. Free help and advice will be available for veterans and family members from 9:30 a.m. More...

DCNR To Combat Gypsy Moth Damage

Insect pest declines in southcentral counties; strong in northeast, central forests

Preparing for a spring that may bring declining gypsy moth infestations in some counties and stronger populations in others, the state Bureau of Forestry will target 25 counties in its aerial spraying effort to suppress the woodland insect pest. More...

So. Fulton To Modify Future Bus Contracts

District's Scholastic Scrimmage team to participate in national competition

Pending further review from the district's solicitor, the Southern Fulton School Board tentatively accepted a list of proposed modifications last week prepared by the superintendent pertinent to future requests for transportation proposals as well More...

Pa. House Rejects Total Ban On Driver Cell Phones

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania drivers don't have to hang up but they would face tougher fines, under a bill advancing through the Legislature, if police think their cell phones have caused erratic driving. More...

Horne Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Devin C. Horne was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Pa. County Named In Suit Over Judicial Kickbacks

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania county has been named a defendant in a lawsuit over two disgraced judges who took kickbacks from juvenile detention centers. More...

Pa. Corrections Dept. Names 2 Prisons Being Built

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Groundbreaking is months away, but the state has names for two new state prisons. More...

Pet CPR Class Held

Local dog groomer and certified instructor Patty Mc- Quade (left) teaches Breezewood resident Jamie Brambley the ins and outs of pet cardio pulminary resuscitation (CPR) on a dog manikin used during a special event hosted by the Fulton County Parks a More...

Erie Man Killed After Asking Motorist To Slow Down

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A 30-year-old Erie man is dead after being shot and killed for telling a motorist to slow down while driving through a residential neighborhood. More...

Officials Report No Swine Flu Cases So Far In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania health officials say there are no confirmed cases of swine influenza in the state but they remain in close contact with federal and local officials. More...

Federal Judge Weighs Tour Guide Law

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a courtroom just a block from Independence Hall - the heart of the city's tourist district and the birthplace of the Constitution - a federal judge is weighing whether an ordinance to test and license local tour guides vio More...

Pittsburgh Airport On Alert For Possible Swine Flu

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Employees at Pittsburgh International Airport are being "extra vigilant'' for any problems that could be related to swine flu. Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny says no special procedures have been implemented yet. More...

Forbes Ag Students Grow Plants To Sell

Forbes Road ag students have been working hard since January on their greenhouse and they really have a selection of plants. The students started everything as seeds and plugs and now have hanging baskets, flats of six packs and four-inch pots. More...