June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Local Group Gets Grants To Protect Clean Water

The Friends of the Little Aughwick Creek (FLAC) watershed group, in cooperation with the Fulton County Conservation Dsitrict, has recently received competitive grant funding for two different projects to raise awareness of clean streams and protect More...

'09 Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

More than 150 children and their families attended the Fulton County Library's Summer Reading Program kickoff with musical group The Cat's Pajmas" on Friday, June 19. More...

Pa. Man Accused Of Strangling 71-Year- Old Mother

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP)- A south-central Pennsylvania man is accused of strangling his 71-year-old mother with an electric cord. More...

Graduates

Trisha Renee Seiders of Fort Littleton received an Associate of Science in Bible degree from Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School at commencement exercises May 15. More...

Google Tricycle Snaps Views From Walkways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Google's Street View cameras are now traveling by bike to capture images of some areas not accessible by cars. More...

Raffle Winners

The following are the results of the Warfordsburg Senior Center raffle held at the center on June 19: First: quilt - Verla Hill. Second: quilt - Laura Musselman. Third: quilt - Beryl Palmer. Fourth: woodcraft basket - James Sourbier V. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, wax beans, wheat bread, banana. Tuesday: chili mac, tossed salad, rye bread, tropical fruit. More...

Financial Focus

Changing Jobs Or Retiring? Consider IRA Rollover

In the near future, are you going to change jobs or retire? If so, then you'll have a lot of things to think about. And one of the most important considerations is what to do with the money you've accumulated in your employer's 401(k) plan. More...

State Court Again Strikes Down Philly Gun Laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that the city cannot enforce an assault weapons ban and a law prohibiting guns bought by one person and given to another, measures passed by City Council in an effort to combat persistent g More...

Pa. County In Lather Over Cost Of Soap For Inmates

HOLLIDAYBURG, Pa. (AP) - Officials at a county prison in central Pennsylvania are in a lather over the high cost of providing soap to inmates. That's why Blair County Prison Warden Michael Johnston is changing soap suppliers and other policies. More...

It's Green, But Is It Grass?

A gardener surveys her patchy suburban lawn and decides to let the plant life fight its own turf wars

I am a suburbanite, so I have a lawn. Or at least I call it a lawn for lack of a better term. It is definitely a flat patch of ground covered by green stuff - lots of green stuff. More...

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like to inform residents that the deadline to file for the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended from June 30 to December 31, 2009. More...

Cable Venture Suspends First Advertising Product

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A joint venture formed by the nation's six largest cable operators is suspending trials of its first advertising product before it even gets off the ground. More...

Attains Dean's List

Sarah Marie Keefer has been named to the dean's list for academic achievement during the spring 2009 semester at Shippensburg University. She is majoring in elementary education with a concentration in special education. More...

Pa. Probes If Vet Used Gun To Put Racehorse Down

..PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania racing officials are investigating whether a veterinarian used a handgun to euthanize a horse at a track near Philadelphia, a possible violation of track rules and racing industry standards. More...

Free Veterans Outreach And AssistanceAvailable

Jim Krobath of the Governors' Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit the F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in Mc- Connellsburg on Tuesday, July 7. More...

Newspaper: VA In Pennsylvania Botched Cancer Treatments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A newspaper says a common surgical procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer was botched at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia 79 percent of the time. More...

Urban Living, Big-box Style

Sparrows like all the modern conveniences of their Home Depot home

A craving for a cheap glimpse of green on a cold Maine day recently drove me into the nearest Home Depot. I was rustling among the dracaenas when my husband, Tom, beckoned me. "There are birds in here," he said. More...

Jensen Boehme To Compete In Speed Skating Nationals

7-year-old to travel to Peoria, Ill., for individual, relay competitions

What began as a spin around the floor in an oversized pair of inline skates has turned into a passion for Jensen Boehme. More...

MATP Budget Revision Submitted

Current budget "shot," officials discuss program's future

Julie Dovey, executive director of the Fulton County Partnership, revealed to the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday her current budget for the 2008- 09 fiscal year is spent in connection with operating the Medical Assistance Transportation Progra More...

Fingerling Trout Delivered To Sportsmen

On June 15 the Fulton County Sportmen's League (FCSL) received its annual supply of fingerling trout from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PA F&BC). More...

Strawber r y Festival Event Results

Friday night events at the Strawberry Festival featured the annual Fulton County's Got Talent contest. This year seven contestants competed for the top five prizes. Tonia Laughlin of Mc- Connellsburg sang her way to a first-place finish. More...

Are You Paying Sales Tax On Electricity?

Farmers should not be paying Pennsylvania sales tax on electricity, according to an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. But, unfortunately, some are, noted Dennis Buffington, professor of agricultural engineering. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over June 9 Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, June 9, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

June 22-28 Declared National Pollinator Week

This week has officially been declared by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. More...

Historical Society News

A fine collection of 18 Southern Fulton High School yearbooks has been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society library. The yearbooks belonged to longtime teacher George Crouse and were given by his son, Bob Crouse. 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. More...

Graduates

Hilary DeShong graduated with summa cum laude honors from West Virginia University during the commencement exercises held on May 17, 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in communication studies. More...

Pa. Jobless Rate Up, Another 18K Jobs Lost In May

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate rose in May to its highest point in more than 20 years, although it remains well below the national level. More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK June 15 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1318-1548 lbs., $85.75 to $87; choice 2-3, 1290-1526 lbs., $81 to $94; few 1598-1662 lbs., $76 to $80; full/y/g. More...

Attains Dean's List

Three hundred and seventyfour students were named to Allegany College of Maryland dean's list for the spring 2009 semester. Those from Fulton County attaining the list were: Janice I. Dickinson and Lacey M. More...

MHS Class Of 1949 Holds 60th Reunion

Pictured above is McConnellsburg High School Class of 1949 at its 60th class reunion held Saturday, June 6, in the meeting room and museum of the Alumni Community Building (old McConnellsburg High School). More...

Comcast Buys Rest Of News Channel From Hearst

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Comcast Corp. said Thursday that it purchased the portion of New England Cable News from Hearst Corp. it didn't already own. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Tour Somerset Area

Warfordsburg Area Seniors were invited to tour Somerset area with the Colonial Courtyard residents of Bedford. Some of the stops included were Gladys Pike Winery, the Oak Hurst Tearoom and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. More...

New Light Shed On Lawmakers' Secretive Grants

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6 Businesses Robbed With Uzi, Philly Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia are on the lookout for a man robbing businesses with an Uzi submachine gun. Police say the gunman has hit at least six businesses in West Philadelphia in less than a week. More...

After 60 Years, Pa. Cave Ends Weddings

HELLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The owners of an eastern Pennsylvania cave say they can no longer offer couples the chance to say their "I dos'' underground following 60 years of subterranean ceremonies. More...