June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

FOVA Makes Donation To Library

In its continuing effort to support the community, Bishop-Raker VFW Post 655 last Wednesday made a $1,500 donation to the children's reading program at the Fulton County Library and also made an additional $1,000 donation to the Library Renovation Pr More...

Camp Cadet Holds 15th Annual Graduation

Thirty-seven graduate from the Class of 2009

The 15th annual Fulton County Camp Cadet ceremonies were held on Friday evening lakeside at Sinoquipe Boy Scout Reservation despite a light drizzle that fell during the event. More...

County Updated On Inmate Health Insurance

Commissioners

With the cost of boarding prisoners posing an ongoing financial concern for the Fulton County commissioners, county officials are now delving into the topic of medical costs and health insurance proposals for those same inmates currently being hous More...

Attains Deans List

Autumn Hammond has earned a place on the dean's list for her academic achievement for the semester ending May 2009 at Hagerstown Community College. Autumn will continue her second year at Hagerstown Community College this fall. More...

FR Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period Principal's Honor Roll A student must achieve an A in all courses to make the principal's honor roll. Grade twelve: Lindsay Berkstresser, Elissa Colledge, Jamie Stoey, Olivia Strait. More...

Graduates

Gerre R. Strait of Harrisonville graduated on June 13, 2009, from Drexel University, Philadelphia with Bachelor of Science degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering. He was also a Pennoni Honors College graduate. More...

Controlling Pet Population Is Mission Of PA Group

BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A year and a half ago, George Kitchen of Saylorsburg, found three dead dogs alongside a road near his home. All three had been shot. He experienced an overwhelming sense of outrage at this act of cruelty. More...

Old Wells In Pa. Still Produce After Decades

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Thousands of oil and gas wells, often dating back to the early years of the last century, dot the landscape in Pennsylvania, producing a small but steady flow over a period of decades - but often drawing opposition from resident More...

McCbg. Honor Roll

MIDDLE SCHOOL All A Honor roll Grade six: Victoria Chatley, Mikayla Christy, Marah Huston, Caitlin Lynch, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters, Jordin Smith. More...

Graduates From Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Richard T. Hartman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Graduates

Jordan Hess, McConnellsburg, was among the students who particiapted in the commencement exercises at Saint Francis Univeristy in Loretto, Pa., May 10. Hess received a Bachelors of Science degree in computer science/ system, languages. More...

Strawberry Festival Pleases

Visitors at the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism's 19th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday check out one of the vendor's wares. More...

Fulton Countians Rally In Harrisburg For Healthcare Reform

Support passage of Senate Bill 400, House Bill 1660

Several hundred Pennsylvanians, from all walks of life and every region of the state, including Fulton County, dressed in hospital gowns, rallied at the Capitol Rotunda June 11. More...

Amish Youth, 17, Drowns In Southeastern Pa. Creek

PEQUEA, Pa. (AP) - An Amish teenager has drowned in a creek in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Lancaster County coroner says 17-year-old Mervin Petersheim, of Manheim, was with a group of teens walking along the Tucquan Creek around 12:30 p.m. More...

Students Show Off Skills At Pennsylvania Music School

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Mark Fiorentino hardly fits the rock star persona. No long hair hanging down to his sides, no piercings in his nose, no tattoos on his arms and no leather pants with holes at the knees. More...

June Is Dairy Month

In celebration of Pennsylvania's agricultural industry, June has been proclaimed Dairy Month in the commonwealth. More...

Sales Tax Increase Could End Up In Pa. Budget Mix

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Higher sales taxes may well end up in the final mix once Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Ed Rendell figure out, in the coming weeks, how to navigate out of the financial crisis facing all levels of government. More...

Warfordsburg Senior Citizens Visit Altoona

Two Area on Aging "CART" vans of Warfordsburg area seniors recently travelled to the Altoona area. More...

Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Celebrate Championship

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Thousands of people poured into the streets in spontaneous celebrations Friday night to celebrate the Penguins' first Stanley Cup victory in 17 years. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Holds Meeting

The board of directors of the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation (FCMCF) held its quarterly board meeting on Monday, June 15. More...

Baby Contest Winners

Winners of the "Beautiful Babies and Toddler" contests held during the Strawberry Festival were beautiful baby - Cohen Wible, 5 months, son of Tami Ulsh and Jeremy Wible. More...

JLG Makes $5,000 Donation To Food Basket

Craig Paylor, right, president of JLG Industries and executive vice president of JLG parent company Oshkosh Corp., and Stephen Subasic, JLG vice president of human resources, present an Oshkosh Corporation Foundation check for $5,000 to Fulton County More...

Forbes Road Announces Scholarship And Award Winners

Twenty-one classmates receive McClain Scholarship

Countless awards and scholarships were bestowed on members of Forbes Road's Class of 2009 on Friday, June 5, at annual graduation services held in the district's auditorium. More...

Local Economy Dominates County LEAD

The state of the local economy dominated the discussion at last Thursday's Fulton County Local Economic Activity Discussion (LEAD) held at Southern Fulton High School Library. More...

Share The Beauty Of Your Community With A Fresh Air Child

This summer, share the beauty of your community with an inner-city child while enjoying a vacation in your own backyard! More...

Attains Dean's List

Following is a list of area students who attained the dean's list at Penn State University for the spring semester: Brandon Brantner, Hustontown, Mont Alto. Lacie Brown, Fort Littleton, Mont Alto. Koby Cutchall, McConnellsburg, Mont Alto. More...

Conservation Corner

Like What We Do? Contact Our State Legislators And Tell Them About It!

We are all well aware of the serious financial constraints caused by the decline of our nation's economy. Conservation districts across the state receive the majority of their funding to promote and implement conservation programs from the state. More...

USDA's Farm County Committee Nominations Start June 15

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations began June 15, 2009, for local Farm Service Agency county committees. The nomination period continues through Aug. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County library includes "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova, "Cat Playing Cupid" by Shirley Murphy, "Increment" by David Ignatius, "Cemetery Dance" by Douglas Preston, "Living Dead in Dallas" by Charlaine Harris, "Sag Harbor" by Colt More...

Attains Dean's List

The School of Education at Norfolk State University is pleased to announce that Alisa M. Clevenger has earned a place on the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester. More...

Pennsylvania Fairs Guides Now Available

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is encouraging residents to obtain free copies of the 2009 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, which is now available at his district offices. More...

PSU Graduates

The following area students received degrees at commencement exercises held recently at Penn State University: Brandon Brantner, Hustontown, Mont Alto, forest technology. Koby Cutchall, McConnellsburg, Mont Alto, forest technology. More...

Nebraska Firm Mulling Western Pa. Power Plant

WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) - A Nebraska company hopes to build a natural gas fueled power plant in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Gas Spilled After Truck Hits Tanker At Pa. Station

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police say they're testing a pickup truck driver for alcohol consumption after he crashed into a tanker truck causing 200 gallons of gasoline to spill at a service station in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Body Of Missing Minister, 35, Is Found In SE Pa.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - The body of a missing kayaker has been found in suburban Philadelphia. Authorities say guests attending a company picnic Saturday afternoon discovered the body of the Rev. More...

Hancock's 2009 Summer Concert Series Kicks Off

At the first of three summer concerts, the Bumbaugh Family will perform inspirational music at Hancock's Widmeyer Park on Sunday, June 21. More...

Alternative Engery Meeting Held

More than 230 people gathered at Whispering Creek Retreat, Bedford, to learn about alternative energy sources for homeowners and small businesses, as well as the value of conservation and stewardship practices to sustain forest resources. More...

MHS Class Of 1944 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1944 held its 65th reunion Saturday, May 30, at New Fort Restaurant. More...

Hospitals Face Worsening Financial Struggles

Nearly 75 percent of hospitals are operating at a deficit

Witnesses at a state Senate Democratic Policy Committee said last Thursday that proposed funding cuts to Pennsylvania hospitals would be devastating and force many hospitals to cut medical services, lay off workers and shut down. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE MARKET June 8 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1382-1508 lbs., $86 to $87; choice 2-3, 1256-1476 lbs., $81 to $85.50; few 1504-1612 lbs., $80.50 to $82; full/y.g. More...

Man Burned When House Explodes, Burns

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - An Erie man is in a Pittsburgh hospital after an explosion destroyed much of his house and caused it to catch fire. Emergency crews are still investigating the blast in Millcreek Township just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday. More...