May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Hoover Recognized For Bowling Achievements

Steve Hoover inducted into Franklin County USBC Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame

Renowned for his deep singing voice and his jovial manner, which aptly made him Fulton County's top portrayer of Santa Claus, the late Stephen M. More...

JLG Launches New 10,000 Lb. Capacity Telehandler

JLG Industries announced Monday that it is adding a new model to the JLG line of telehandlers. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Meeting

On Thursday, May 14, 2009, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting at the Needore Firehall, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. focusing on the state budget and economic issues. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, mashed potatoes, butter beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: chicken potpie, noodles, coleslaw, biscuit, apple. More...

Phone-Threat Scam Targeting Chinese In U.S.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chinese American business owners and professionals are being targeted by an anonymous Mandarin speaking caller seeking money and often threatening them and their families, authorities and business leaders said. More...

Cards Of Thanks

GELVIN We would like to thank everyone who came to share our special day with us. A special thanks to Summer Thyme Floral for the outstanding job on the flowers - they were beautiful. More...

Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Pa. Found

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police say a man who jumped from a bridge in Beaver County in April while fleeing from police has been found dead. More...

Mom In Baby- As-Weapon Case Posts Bail

ERIE, Pennsylvania (AP) - A woman appealing her conviction for swinging her infant at her boyfriend during a 2006 fight has made bail. Erie County Judge William Cunningham set bond Tuesday for 29-year-old Chytoria Graham. More...

Boeing Jetliner Orders Tumble In April

By DANIEL LOVERING AP MANUFACTURING WRITER PITTSBURGH (AP) - Boeing Co. More...

Eichelberger's Third Annual William Penn Leadership Program

30th District students attend an interactive classroom

Thursday, May 7, 2009, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. hosted his third annual William Penn Leadership Program at Penn State Altoona. More...

Philadelphia 12-Year-Old Boy Killed In Fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that killed a 12- year-old boy in Philadelphia. Officials say three adults and another child managed to escape the fire early Monday in a southwest Philadelphia row house. More...

McCbg. Schools To Hold Concert

The McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will present their annual spring choral concert Tuesday night, May 19, at the high school auditorium. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, May 18: pancakes and bacon, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, May 19: cinnamon bun, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Review Clears Reading, Pa., Officer In Beating

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An attorney says the Reading Police Department can't objectively review the actions of an officer who beat a suspect with a heavyduty flashlight. More...

2 Amish Families Out In Latest Outhouse Disputes

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two Amish families are out of their western Pennsylvania homes after a judge found them in contempt of court for failing to abide by municipal building and sewage regulations. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Meet

Cove Mountain 4-H held a meeting April 16 at Cito United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Old business was the pizza and sausage sale. Cove Mountain made the most profit from the pizza sale. More...

Dubree Jailed On Rape Charges

Preliminary hearing set for May 27

A Todd Township man remains lodged in the Franklin County Prison this week on allegations he raped a 12-year-old girl and exposed himself to and assaulted the girl's younger sister at his Hillside Estates home. Stephen William Dubree Jr. More...

Local Residents Urge Changes In Health Care System

Commissioners presented with info on Family and Business Health Care Security Act Commissioners

As a follow-up to a series of meetings in Harrisburg with Rep. Dick Hess and Sen. More...

County Vo-Tech Tentative Budget Accepted

Adoption of budget set for June 18

Tentative, unanimous approval was recently given to the 2009-10 general operating budget for the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School that offers a variety of hands-on programs to area students, including welding, drafting and design, and More...

Stimulus Projects Under Way

PennDOT has announced that work has begun on two additional projects in District 9, financed with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More...

Legion Post 155 To Decorate Vets' Graves

American Legion Post 155, Artemas, will decorate veterans' graves memorial weekend at the following churches: Sunday, May 24: Robinsonville, 1:30 p.m., Stevens Chapel, 1:45 p.m.; Rockhill, 2:15 p.m.; Clearville Union, 2:30 p.m., Pleasant Union, 2: More...

Celebrates Second

Mason Isaiah Deshong celebrated his second birthday on April 7, 2009. He is the son of Nicole Deshong and grandson of Brenda Deshong of Greencastle and Denny and Sherry Deshong of Harrisonville. More...

Government To Condemn Land For Flight 93 Memorial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - One man inherited property that his grandfather bought during the Depression. A Lutheran pastor owns a cottage where he planned to retire with his wife. Two others own businesses. More...

ACM-Bedford Campus To Hold Commencement

The Bedford County Campus of Allegany College of Maryland will hold 16th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 16, and graduate more than twodozen students. Three students will give the commencement address. More...

Attains Dean's List

Penn State University student Tim Strait has attained the dean's list for the second semester with a 3.79 grade point average. Strait also made the dean's list in the first semester and is majoring in mechanical engineering. More...

Woman In Pa. Kickbacks Suit Denied Pension

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A woman who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice as part of a northeastern Pennsylvania juvenile court kickback scheme isn't getting the county pension she sought. More...

Attains Dean's List

Dane T. Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, has been named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for the 2009 spring semester. Dane is a freshman majoring in computer science. More...

Partygoers Reach Strip-Search Settlement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Partygoers strip-searched after authorities broke up a party on an undeveloped island in the Susquehanna River have settled a federal class-action lawsuit against a Pennsylvania county. More...

Double-Hand Transplant Patient Recovering

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Valarie Kepner was so excited at learning last fall that doctors might be able to give her husband new hands that she called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center without telling him first. More...

Stimulus Money Skips Some High- Unemployment Areas

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) - Federal stimulus dollars to repair roads and bridges are also intended to reduce jobless rates as quickly as possible, but some communities are missing out. More...

Kids Win Vote In Bid To Make Turtle Pa.'s Reptile

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A fourth-grade class' campaign to designate the Eastern box turtle the state's official reptile took a slow, deliberate, tentative step forward Tuesday with a positive vote in the state House of Representatives. More...

Tower Names Baylor Chief Operating Officer

Jeff B. Shank, president and chief executive officer, announced Monay the naming of Michael Baylor to the position of chief operating officer for Tower Bank. More...

SF To Present Spring Concert

The Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual senior high spring chorus concert on Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Police Trace Ovechkin Death Threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say they've traced an Internet death threat made against Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to a 17-year-old boy. Pittsburgh Lt. More...

Good News Camp Accepting Applications

Good News Camp is accepting camper applications from children having finished kindergarten through and including grade six. Camp activities include Bible lessons, crafts, missions, singing and recreation. The cost is $15 per child for the week. More...