June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Class of 2009 Cadets To Graduate Friday

Capt. Timothy Mercer will deliver 15th annual graduation address

The Fulton County Camp Cadet Association will hold its 15th annual graduation for 37 members of the Class of 2009 this Friday evening, June 12. More...

SF Alumni Assoc. Awards Scholarships

The Southern Fulton Senior Alumni Association awarded a total of $1,000 in scholarships to two seniors at Southern Fulton High School this year. More...

Shore To Step Down From Position

Commissioners

Ardella Shore, a longtime employee of the Fulton County commissioners office, announced this week she will be resigning from her position later this month. More...

Stohl Receives Scholarships

Amanda Stohl has been awarded two scholarships for her senior year at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art,) in Baltimore. More...

Gas Drilling Wastewater Leaks Into Pa. Stream

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A gas-drilling company says it believes a vandal loosened bolts on a pipe that leaked wastewater into a southwestern Pennsylvania stream and killed aquatic life. Range Resources Corp. More...

Seniors Tour Cumberland

Senior Citizens from Warfordsburg Senior Center travelled to Cumberland, Md., and toured the C&O Canal Park Exhibit Center. More...

World Irish Dance Champion

Miss Morgan Gallaher, 10, Camp Hill, was the first American champion to reach "Craobb grad" or champion grade in May of 2009 in the under-11 age group. The competition was held at the National Dance Association's Irish Open in Dublin, Ireland. More...

Fund Manager Admits To $80M Ponzi Scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A solo fund manager pleaded guilty Friday to operating an $80 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 70 victims, including a family foundation and a couple who lost their life savings. Joseph S. More...

Great Treasure Hunt Coming To Area

The Great Treasure Hunt is encouraging residents in the area to dig deep into their attics, basements and closet shelves. Why? More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "A Dream to Call My Own" by Tracie Peterson, "Beyond This Moment" by Tamera Alexander, "Gone Tomorrow" by Lee Child, "Under the Radar" by Fern Michaels (large print), "Brimstone" by Robert B. More...

JLG Launches Online Newsletter

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company is proud to announce the debut of its new online quarterly enewsletter, The JobSite. More...

Seniors Tour Johnstown

Two Area Agency on Aging Cart vans of Warfordsburg area seniors recently travelled to the Johnstown area. They toured the Johnstown Flood Museum, enjoyed a ride on the Inclinec Plane and shopped at the Galleria Mall. More...

Shuster, Conyers Introduce Credit Card Fair Fee Act

Last Thursday, Congressman Bill Shuster joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. More...

Attains Dean's List

James David Barlow, a recent graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, was named to the dean's list for the second semester of the 2008-2009 academic year. Barlow is a graduate of Southern Fulton High School and is the son of Rev. and Mrs. More...

Carquest To Hold Car Show

Area auto dealership establishing outdoor market

The next several months Thomas Great Cove Autos Dealership will be playing host to the area's only outdoor market, with hopes of offering a variety of items to local shopping enthusiasts ranging from fresh flowers and produce to antiques and baked More...

Clearing The Record

In last week's edition of the "News," it was reported Forbes Road Elementary Principal Byron Helsel has spent his entire career in education at the northern Fulton County school aside from a stint at Juniata Valley. More...

Plans Progressing For Youth Field Day

Applications being accepted for 10th annual event

Youths eager to learn about the outdoors, hunting and wildlife conservation are urged to sign up before the deadline passes for the annual Fulton County Youth Field Day. More...

McConnellsburg Awards Scholarships To Grads

Scholarships presented at June 4 ceremony

Sixty-four members of the Class of 2009 walked down the aisle of commencement services held at McConnellsburg High School last Thursday evening and many of those same graduates departed with multiple scholarships in hand to further their education. More...

F&M Trust Promotes Ramsey

Officials at F&M Trust have announced that Gerri A. Ramsey has been promoted to Community office manager at the Warfordsburg office located at 560 Great Cove Road, Warfordsburg. More...

Judges Van Horn, Walsh Presides Over Court

Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 26 and June 2. More...

2009-10 Hunting & Furtaker Licenses To Go On Sale June 15

Doe license applications to be accepted starting July 13

Beginning Monday, June 15, Pennsylvania hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2009-10 seasons will go on sale throughout the state, according to Carl G. Roe, agency executive director. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, mixed veggies, wheat bread, orange. Tuesday: braised beef, spinach, noodles, wheat bread, pears. More...

FCAVTS Students Earn Nursing Credential

Four students from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Allied Health Program received their certificate to be a nurse aide on June 2, 2009. The students are in their second year of a three-year program training program. More...

Claar Achieves Membership In Million-Dollar Round Table

Rickie R. Claar, Bedford, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million- Dollar Round Table (MDRT) this year. More...

Neighbors Who Beat Man Over Rape Won't Be Charged

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The police commissioner said Thursday he will not pursue criminal charges against a group of angry neighbors who beat a man sought for questioning in the rape of an 11-year-old girl. More...

Grade-Change Scam Delays Diplomas

READING, Pa. (AP) - Graduates at one eastern Pennsylvania high school donned caps and gowns and marched in their graduation ceremony, but didn't get their diplomas because of a grade-changing scheme. More...

Bear, 2 Cubs Rescued From Tree In Pa. Town

ARCHBALD, Pa. (AP) - A bear and her two cubs are now safe after being stuck in a tree in a northeastern Pennsylvania town. Firefighters arrived on the scene in Archbald on Thursday morning and eventually called in a utility company bucket truck. More...

Recycling Project Held At McCbg. Elementary

When the 2008 - 2009 school year began, Mc- Connellsburg Elementary School dreamed that it could somehow put together a daily schoolwide recycling program. More...

Convicted Ex-Anchor Sues Philly Newspapers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Convicted former news anchor Larry Mendte has filed a defamation lawsuit against Philadelphia's two major newspapers over coverage of his career and criminal case. More...

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary Meets

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary met Monday, May 4, and Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Medical Center. Fifteen members and Medical Center staff attended the May meeting; 19 attended in June. More...

Municipality Passes Lost, Stolen Gun Law

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Council members in a suburban Pittsburgh municipality have passed legislation requiring gun owners to report when their weapons are lost or stolen. More...