May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Ranger Sleighter Honored For Service At Gap

Proposed budget cuts could result in little or no improvements at Cowans Gap

A park ranger at Cowans Gap State Park received statewide recognition last Thursday evening for his service and actions during the course of 2008 that included helping rescue a struggling swimmer, ensuring general public safety and improving relati More...

JLG Promotes Mor r is, Mellott

JLG Industries Inc. announced last week organizational changes that will strengthen its global sales, service and marketing organizations. More...

Strawberry Festival Set For June 12-13

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism has set the dates for its 19th annual Strawberry Festival for Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. The festival will take place in the Fulton County Courthouse square in downtown McConnellsburg. More...

New Community Information Service

Fulton County has launched a new community information service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. More...

Graduates

Andrea Meredith, Needmore, received a degree during graduation ceremonies April 25 at Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus in Marion. She received a degree in adolescent ministries. More...

Pa. Counties Being Sued In Mistaken Child- Support Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Philadelphia man who was forced to pay child support for another man's daughter and went to jail for falling behind on the payments is suing two Pennsylvania counties. More...

Great Cove Golf News

Results of the two-day two man better ball tournament were: first - Matt Hale and Jordan House,1 27; Victor Erickson and Mike Kendall second with 132; and Ryan Earley and Marvin Kendall third with 133. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: cheeseburger, barbecue beans, macaroni salad, bun, pudding, juice. Wednesday: hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, carrots, peaches. More...

Pa. Gov Reports Slots Winnings After Paper Asks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell can raise campaign cash like no one else in Pennsylvania. Apparently, he's pretty good at getting money from slot machines, too. More...

TIU 11 Parent Child Home Program

Soaring to success through books and play

Last Wednesday evening, officials with the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11 Parent Child Home Program gathered at the Moose Family Center with area parents and children to celebrate the success of their 2-year-old participants as well as the graduat More...

Pa. School Closes Due To 'Probable' Swine Flu

WOMELSDORF, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania elementary school is closing for a week because of what officials call a "probable'' case of swine flu. More...

Pa. Judge Says Camel Ad Violated Tobacco's Pledge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Camel ads coupled with illustrations promoting rock music in Rolling Stone magazine violated the tobacco industry's decadeold promise not to use cartoons to sell cigarettes to minors, a Philadelphia judge ruled Wednesday. More...

Jay Smith, Convicted Of Murder Then Freed, Dies

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Feds Reject Coaster Brook Trout As Endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials have decided against placing the coaster brook trout on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its decision Monday in the Federal Register. More...

Graduates

Courtney E. Metz, Shippensburg, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville on May 16, 2009. Courtney was in the honors department and graduated with two degrees. More...

Students Recognized At School Of Pharmacy

Two Fulton County residents were recognized at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (SoP) Scholarships and Awards Convocation. Cassandra Clevenger of McConnellsburg was a recipient of the Robert and Stephany Ruffolo Endowed Scholarship. More...

Grizzly Takes Shelter In Unfinished Apartment

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear that was chased by border collies and sought shelter in the basement of a building under construction at a new Hutterite colony near Choteau has been relocated to the Rocky Mountain Front. More...

Pa. Homes In Foreclosure Rise Above 5,000 In April

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The tally of Pennsylvania homes in foreclosure rose above 5,000 in April for the first time since the monthly statistics were first compiled four years ago. More...

Refueled Nuclear Unit Resumes Operation In Pa.

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) - PPL Corp. says Unit 2 at its Susquehanna nuclear power plant in eastern Pennsylvania has resumed generating electricity after a nearly six-week refueling shutdown. More...

FCMC Provides New Pulmonary Services

Pulmonary Consultants of Hagerstown began seeing patients October 9, 2008, weekly in the Rehabilitative Services area at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Forbes Road Holds Prom May 16

The class of 2010 of Forbes Road High School hosted the junior/senior prom at McConnellsburg American Legion on Saturday, May 16. Crowned king and queen of the prom were Olivia Strait and Slade Benchoff. More...

County Flag Committee Appointed

Commissioners adopt resolution regarding "PA Hero Walk"

Annual appointments were recently made by the Fulton County commissioners naming a handful of local residents to serve as members of the Fulton County Flag Committee for 2009. Among those selected last Tuesday for the committee were Robert C. More...

SHSC Names 2009 Prom King And Queen

Joshua Hall and Elaina Truax were crowned king and queen Saturday, May 9, at the Southern Fulton prom "Arabian Nights." Joshua is the son of Marsha and Harold Hall. He lives in Warfordsburg and is active in basketball and baseball. More...

PennDOT To Preserve 20 Bridges Across Dist. 9

PennDOT announced last week that work will begin on a project in District 9 financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More...

McLucas Scholarship Winner Chosen

Tara Keefer is the recipient of the 2009 Dr. R. C. McLucas Scholarship in the amount of $500. Tara Keefer, Mercersburg, will be starting her fourth year of medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in August of this year. More...

Joe Brown Welcomed Home From Military

Sunday, May 3,2009, brought together many family, friends and community to welcome home Tech Sgt. Joe Brown of Burnt Cabins. A 1998 graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School, Joe was able to share some of his experiences with his Alma mater. More...

Marcellus Shale Plant Opens In Southwestern Pa.

HOUSTON, Pa. (AP) - A plant built to process natural gas drawn from the Marcellus Shale formation in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia is up and running. More...

Local Organization Collecting Recipes

River Oaks Helpline is collecting recipes from friends and neighbors until the end of May. More...

Graduates

James David Barlow was among the 216 men who graduated on Sunday, May 10, at commencement exercises marking the end of the 234th academic year at Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia. Barlow graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology. More...

Henry Participates In Run

Seth Henry, 26, participated in the Philadelphia Broad Street Run on May 3, 2009. The Broad Street Run is the most popular 10-mile race in the United States. This is the 30th anniversary of the run, which had a maximum capacity of 26,500 runners. More...

McConnellsburg Second-Grader Wins Reading Contest

Will attend national convention in July

Anna Walker, 8, the daughter of Steve and Carlton Ann Cook Walker, McConnellsburg, and a McConnellsburg Elementary School second-grader, has won first place in the second/third grade division of the "Braille Readers are Leaders" contest sponsored b More...

88-Year-Old Hiker Hurt In Fall Over Pa. Hillside

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An 88-year-old hiker is recovering in a Johnstown hospital after tumbling down a 150-foot hillside while hiking in a hilltop cemetery. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON High School Breakfast Menu Monday, May 25: no school. Tuesday, May 26: breakfast pizza. Wednesday, May 27: pancake and sausage on a stick. Thursday, May 28: sausage egg sandwich. Friday, May 29: cooks' choice. More...

Flight 93 Memorial Member Resigns Over Land Issue

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A member of a commission helping to organize a Flight 93 memorial has resigned because of the government's plan to take property owners' land in southwestern Pennsylvania for the project. More...

LICC Holds Kid Fest

Families from across the county came out to Southern Fulton Elementary on Satusday for the local Interagency Coordinating Council's Kid Fest 2009. More than 200 people showed up to join in a day of no-cost family-oriented fun. More...

Snake Causes Outage In Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - A large snake is taking the blame for a power outage in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal. The snake slithered up a power pole Friday afternoon, causing two brief outages in downtown and in another area of town. More...

Firefighters Rescue Ducklings From Storm Drain

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mother duck has been reunited with four of her babies after firefighters rescued them from a storm drain. D.C. More...

Metz Graduates

Harold A. Metz III, Shippensburg, graduated from Virginia Tech University on May 16, 2009. He was in the honors program at Virginia Tech and graduated with three degrees and a minor. More...

Report Of Dogs Thrown From Truck Was A Lie

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Wood County animal rescuer trying to gain publicity for the Humane Society of Parkersburg is facing charges of fabricating a story about a man killing dogs by throwing them out of a moving truck. More...

Pa. Sheriff Delays Sale Of Foreclosed Homes

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia sheriff is postponing a sale of homes facing foreclosure to give homeowners a chance to work things out with their creditors. More...

2 Women Die In House Fire In Pocono Mountains

WEATHERLY, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are looking for the cause of an early-morning house fire that killed two women in eastern Pennsylvania. State police say the fire broke out about 3 a.m. More...

Job Fair Draws More Seekers, Few Employers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Economists say employment tends to trails economic trends, with jobs not rebounding until months after economic recovery is under way. An eastern Pennsylvania job fair seems to bear that out. More...