June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Clair, Dorothy Miller Set Up Foundation

For vocational scholarships, community organizations

Having gotten his first taste of the building industry at the young age of 14, Clair R. Miller has spent decades both learning and teaching the tricks of his trade. More...

Forbes Road Board Alters Principal's Title

Retirement delayed for Byron Helsel; to serve as director of elementar y education

Mulling over the proposed retirement of Forbes Road Elementary Principal Byron Helsel, school board members gathered behind closed doors for 90 minutes Monday night and emerged with a different decision that simply altered the school administrator' More...

4-H Food Drive For Food Basket Saturday

Fulton County 4-H members will be out in force on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon to collect nonperishable food items and/or donations for the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Court Sessions Held May 12, May 19

Judges Douglas W. Herman and Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held on Tuesday, May 12 and 19, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

College Denies It Violated Gun Backer's Rights

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh-area college says it barred a student from publicizing a pro-gun group because she didn't follow the proper channels. More...

Vandals Flatten Tires On About 50 Pa. School Buses

SPRING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Classes were a little late in opening in one south-central Pennsylvania school district because someone had flattened the tires on dozens of school buses. More...

Allied Health Class Visit Franklin Institute

Members of the Allied Health class from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School recently took a field trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. More...

Motorcycle Safety Tips As Riding Season Revs Up

Motorcycle Safety Month is rolling to a stop, but ensuring the safest ride possible is a yearround necessity - and not just for motorcyclists. More...

FCMC's First Sleep Study Patients

They're checking in to sleep, but not at the Holiday Day Inn Express. These two patients are checking in at Fulton County Medical Center's new sleep and breathing disorder center. Lee S. Zeger Jr. More...

Catches Palomino

Libby Skiles, daughter of Toby and DeVonna Skiles, caught this 19-inch palomino while fishing with father. More...

Pa. Abduction Hoax Mom Free On Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman accused in an abduction hoax that ended in Florida and involved her 9- year-old daughter is staying with relatives following her release from a county prison, her lawyer said. More...

Students Receive Drafting Certifications

Three students from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School's drafting and design program participated in the American Design & Drafting certification examination on May 8, 2009. More...

Boxer Joe Frazier's Step-Grandson Is Killed In Bar

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say the step-grandson of boxing great Joe Frazier has been fatally shot in a North Philadelphia bar. Police say 25-year-old Peter Lyde Jr. More...

GRADUATION 2009

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FBI Probing Apparent Double- Shooting Hoax In Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The FBI in Pittsburgh is investigating an apparent hoax in which a man called a hospital and claimed to have shot two people. Millvale police say the call was placed to UPMC South Side hospital about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Gobin Receives Scholarship

Sarah Gobin, a sophomore at LaGrange College, Leesburg, Ga., has received a $1,500 scholarship, according to Francisco Toves, a store director at the MCLB Albany Commissary. More...

FR Class Of 2010 Visits Arlington Cemetery

Forbes Road Junior Class of 2010 had the honor of visiting Arlington National Cemetery and the gravesite of Fulton County resident Lance Cpl. Steven Szwydek on April 21, 2009. More...

Hull Achieves Honor Roll At Academy

Annette Hull, Needmore has achieved commended honors at Mercersburg Academy for the 2009 spring term. Distinguished honors students have a grade point average of 90 or higher. Commended honors students have a grade point average of 85 or higher. More...

Suspect Is Arrested At Prom In Tuxedo

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police have arrested a Pittsburgh homicide suspect at his high school prom and taken him to their headquarters in a white tuxedo. More...

Dr. Matthew Hahn Returns To Hancock

Will set up private practice with Dr. Marilyn Nelson

Dr. Matthew Hahn, former medical director at Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock, Md., has announced that he will return to Hancock and will open a private practice on July 6 of this year. More...

Senior Centers Announce Farmer's Market Check Dates

Senior Farmers Market Nutriton Program checks will be available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the senior centers throughout the county. Vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted. More...

Community To Honor Late Ben Knepper

Fourth annual Ben K-5K set for July 25

Plans are already under way to honor the late Ben Knepper later this summer through the fourth annual Ben K-5K, with all proceeds from the run/walk earmarked for the scholarship fund that annually recognizes seniors from the Forbes Road School Dist More...

Bookworms Bid For Books, Celeb Items

McConnellsburg Elementary hosts reading auction for students

Wiggling and squirming with enthusiasm, around 230 students from McConnellsburg Elementary packed their gymnasium last Tuesday in hopes of taking home at least one of hundreds of celebrity items up for bid at the end-of-the-year reading auction. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following activities: June 5 - 7:30 p.m.: Turtles of PA Check out some turtle replicas, shells and oth More...

Brownies Visit Idlewild Park

Brownie Troop 1597 recently ended its Scout year with a trip to Idlewild Amusement Park. The Scouts received their endof year badges and enjoyed a day of friendship. More...

Body Of Missing Man Found In Pa. Lake

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police say divers in a suburban Philadelphia lake have recovered the body of a man who has been missing for several days. More...

Graduates

Elizabeth Margaret Shehan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shehan Jr. of McConnellburg, and JoAnn and Michael Chilcote Sr. of McConnellsburg, graduated cum laude from Dickinson College on May 17 with a B.A. in Middle East studies. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: grilled chicken over tossed salad, wheat bread, veggie soup, applesauce. Tuesday: barbecue ribette, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, bun, apple. More...

NRCS Announces Second Round Of Ranking For Organic Funds

"Organic producers and producers transitioning to organic agriculture can now apply for financial and technical assistance through June 12," announced Barry Frantz, assistant state conservationist for programs. More...

MHS Students Hold Fundraiser For FCMC

Students from the FCCLA Club (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) at McConnellsburg High School hosted a dress-down day and raised $1,000 for the new patient services building to be constructed at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Governor Seeks Federal Charges In Immigrant Death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (rehn-DEL') wants the Department of Justice to file federal charges against two teenagers in the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant. More...

Attains Dean's List

The following local students were named to the dean's list for the 2009 spring semester at Messiah College: Thomas Deshong, Harrisonville, a senior majoring in history. Erin Barlow, Needmore, a senior majoring in elementary education. More...

MHS To Hold Graduation June 4

McConnellsburg High School will hold commencement exercises Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. Justin Levi Gordon is the class valedictorian. He is the son of Brent and Rita Gordon. More...

Police: Weekend Melee Linked To Social Networking?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say they will step up patrols of Philadelphia's popular South Street nightlife venue following a weekend melee that involved an estimated 100 teenagers and young adults. More...

Prosecutors Say Group Tried To Organize Bloods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they've arrested eight people for trying to set up an outpost of the Bloods street gang in Harrisburg. The U.S. More...

Pa. Trooper Gets Life For Dentist's 2006 Slaying

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A state trooper has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the bloody slashing death of his live-in girlfriend's estranged husband in western Pennsylvania. More...

Senior Raises Funds Through Bingo

Forbes Road School District senior Ashley Keck (center) recently presented Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David McGarvey (left) with a check iFOR $3,430, which has been specially earmarked for use in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SAD More...

Attains Dean's List

Chelsie Miller, Wells Tannery, a sophomore health and occupation major at Elizabethtown College, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester. More...

Land Acquired For PA Sept. 11 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) - The National Park Service has acquired about 950 acres (385 hectares) of land for a memorial at the Pennsylvania crash site of a plane hijacked during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More...

Former Radio Host Pleads Guilty To $600K Scam

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A former radio talk show host has pleaded guilty to federal charges connected to a $600,000 investment scam. More...