May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

The Curious Incident Of Conan Doyle's 150th

MEIRINGEN, Switzerland - The Scottish physician and mystery writer Arthur Conan Doyle had grown bored with his sleuth hero and resolved to "kill him off" in 1893 here in the Swiss Alps. More...

Mercersburg Farmers Market Opens May 30

The grand opening of the new Mercersburg Farmers Market will happen Saturday morning May 30 at the Summit Health Center parking lot on the north end of Mercersburg. The market itself will open at 8:00 a.m. and run until 1:00. More...

AVTS Inducts Twelve Into Honor Society

The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School has inducted 12 seniors into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). More...

Wash. State Has First Death Under New Suicide Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - It took just a few weeks for the end of Linda Fleming's life to rush painfully into focus. More...

Donates Hair To Locks Of Love

Austin R. Shelley, 10, McConnellsburg, son of Denitia Booth and Andy Shelley, recently donated 10 inches of his hair to the Locks of Love Foundation. More...

Youth Shoot Winners

Fulton County Pistol and rifle Club youth shoot winners for week four are as follows: Jr. rifle: first - Ean Love; second - Devon Divens; third - Josiah Guyer. Jr. shotgun: first - Connor Johnson; second - Kyle Englert; third - Adin Brady. More...

Graduates

Matthew Hill, McConnellsburg, received a degree in sport administration at Lock Haven University during spring 2009 commencement. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Casey Alan Poffenberger, 26, Hagerstown, Md., and Armantha Lynne Hixson, 23, Hagerstown. More...

Ultralight Crash In Pennsylvania Kills Md. Man

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in south-central Pennsylvania say an autopsy is scheduled Monday on the body of a Maryland man who died in the crash of his ultralight aircraft. More...

Chatley Chosen As Contest Winner

Victoria Chatley, daughter of Deb Chatley and Don Chatley, was chosen as one of the 10 winners in a nationwide contest to create a newspaper article about Robert Smalls, an American slave who commandeered a confederate ship during the Civil War. More...

Cycling Race Canceled

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania bicycle race that had been held for 22 consecutive years is canceled this year for lack of sponsorship money. More...

Ex-Aide To Gov. Ridge Pleads Guilty In 2nd Theft

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from Gov. More...

Erie Mom's Baby-Swinging Sentence Upheld On Appeal

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A northwestern Pennsylvania woman who swung her infant like a baseball bat at her boyfriend in a 2006 fight has lost her appeal and must return to prison. More...

Wolf Furniture Makes Donation To FCMC Sleep Center

Many patients taking part in sleep studies can't fall asleep in a regular bed. More...

Pa. Man Ordered To Trial In Road- Rage Killing

Suburban Philadelphia

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Enter Favorite Recipe In Contest

Statewide contest open to all residents

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program is sponsoring the sixth annual Pennsylvania "Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious" vegetable recipe contest this summer. More...

No End In Sight To Pittsburgh Airport Woes

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh International Airport has seen dwindling traffic over the last decade due to flight reductions by US Airways, high fuel prices and the slumping economy - and officials say there is no end in sight. More...

Auxiliary Names Contest, Scholarship Winners

On May 13, at 6:00 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 meeting was called to order. There were 41 guests and 10 members present. Two new members were voted into the unit. More...

New Orleans Asks: 'What Recession?'

After Katrina, the Big Easy is slowly attracting newcomers and rebuilding its economy

NEW ORLEANS - Chicago is "a wash," says Jason Weyland, an architect who lost his Windy City job when his firm cut half its workforce earlier this year. More...

Gordon New Community Office Manager At F&M Trust

Officials at F&M Trust . announced that Melanie D. Gordon has joined the bank as Community office manager for the St. Thomas Community Office. More...

Pa. Man Gets 20-40 Years In Wife's Electrocution

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A southcentral Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison for the electrocution of his wife, which he maintained was accidental. More...

County Audit Yields No Findings

Commissioners discuss Buck Valley sewer extension

Fulton County's trio of auditors presented the commissioners with the final audit report Tuesday, which turned up nothing out of the ordinary in the lines of income and expenditures for 2008. More...

Graduates - A Reason For Hope

A Christian Science perspective

I remember how wonderful it felt to be graduating from college in 1976. It felt as if anything was possible. But I struggled with some concerns as well: Will anyone want to hire me, and will I be able to pay my bills? More...

Smith Sentenced In Fatal Crash

A 17-year-old with ties to both the Hustontown and Chambersburg areas was sentenced Tuesday morning in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy, as well as several more recent episodes involving criminal attempt burg More...

Completes Undergraduate Studies

Ross A. Winegardner of Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and secondary education as Susquehanna University closed its 151st academic year with the annual commencement exercises on May 10. More...

Protesters Cite Faith In Pa. Gun Shop Arrests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It was no small matter for the Rev. J. Fred Kauffman, a man of faith and a law-abiding citizen for all of his 61 years, to defy a police officer's order to leave a downtown gun shop. More...

Priest Gets 3 To 6 Years For $900k Theft In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A priest and former principal of the largest Roman Catholic high school in Philadelphia was sent to prison Friday for three to six years for stealing $900,000, allegedly to buy silence from students he molested. More...

Kevin Thomas Continues To Dominate Mini Stocks

Path Valley Speedway

Path Valley Speedway kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a six-division program on Friday night. For two of the winners, it was there first trip to victory lane in 2009, while another continued a near perfect season. More...

2009 State Envirothon Results

The 26th Pennsylvania State Envirothon was held at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, Centre County, on Tuesday, May 19. High school students from 65 Pennsylvania counties participated in this year's event. More...

Graduates

Korin Trumpie has graduated from Lock Haven University from the Master of Health Science - Physician Assistant program. Korin is the wife of Don Trumpie Jr. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON High School Breakfast Monday thru Wednesday, June 1-3: cook's choice. Thursday, June 4: no school. Friday, June 5: last day of school. High School Lunch Monday thru Wednesday, June 1-3: cook's choice. More...

In Tough Times, Graduates And Parents Assess The Worth Of A Liberal Arts Education

At one Vermont college, commencement's joys trump worries about debt, job prospects

COLCHESTER, Vt. - As Nicole Marshall posed for photos on the eve of her commencement, someone joked, Smile - think of all the loans you took out for this!" She says she chose St. More...

Dog-Bitten Pa. Player's Son Remains In Hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The agent of Steelers linebacker James Harrison says the player's young son is doing fine in a Pittsburgh hospital three days after an attack by a pit bull. More...

SF To Hold Graduation Ceremonies June 4

The graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. More...

Probation For McCain Volunteer In Fake Pa. Attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former John McCain campaign volunteer who falsely claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh because she had the candidate's bumper sticker on her car will spend nine months on probation in a special program for first-time offender More...

Octogenarian Finds Home Outside The Big House

SHARON, Pa. (AP) - At age 84, Ellen Jean Handyside could be a great-grandmother. She isn't. Until March, Miss Handyside was the oldest inmate in the Pennsylvania prison system, a distinction she isn't proud of but doesn't deny. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: swiss steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, pears. Tuesday: turkey and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, potato soup, wheat bread, banana. More...

Pa. Foundation Promotes ABCDEs Of Skin Cancer

(WEST CHESTER) DAILY LOCAL NEWS GLENMOORE, Pa. (AP) - The weather is changing. It's getting warmer, with longer and longer days. Soon enough there will be baseball games, barbecues and trips to the beach. More...

Death Penalty Mulled In Pa. Student's Murder

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors have been given more time to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a man charged with killing a western Pennsylvania college student whose body was found in the trunk of her car. More...

Ridge Offers Strong Words On How GOP Can Rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge says the Republican Party needs to be much less judgmental about disagreements within the party - and far more judgmental about disagreements with Democrats. More...

NFL Player's Son 'Doing Well' After Dog Attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The agent of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison said his 2-year-old son was doing well'' at a Pittsburgh hospital on Saturday following an attack by a pit bull. More...

Pa. Man Dies Of Burns Suffered In Mower Accident

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has died after being seriously burned in a lawnmower accident. Officials say 73-year-old Kenneth Fisher died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE MARKET May 18 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1292-1530 lbs., $87 to $89.25; one $91; 1562-1628 lbs., $85.75 to $88; choice 2-3, 1222- 1508 lbs., $84.25 to $87.75; high select and low choice 1-3, 1218- 1380 lbs., $81 to More...

Activities At Cowans Gap

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following weekend activities: May 30 - 8:00 pm: A Walk in the Dark Are you afraid of the dark? More...