July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Knobsville Home Damaged In Fire

The second story of a Todd Township home sustained both fire and smoke damage last Thursday afternoon that required volunteer firefighters and additional manpower from a total of five area fire companies. More...

Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Hero Walk Stops Here

Participants Hosted by VFW

STAFF REPORT Officers and members of VFW Post 561 hosted about 15 members from the Kiski Valley Veterans and Patriots Association Sunday evening at the VFW home in McConnellsburg following their day's trek for the Pennsylvania Hero walk. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: grilled chicken, tossed salad, wheat bread, applesauce, chocolate chip cookies, ranch dressing. Tuesday: barbecue ribette patty, scalloped potatoes, wax beans, apple, bun. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and Fulton County jury commissioners for the July session of combined court to be held in the said county on the 27th day of July 2009, at 10:00 a.m. More...

Tower Bancorp Joins Russell 3000 Index

Andrew Samuel, president and CEO of Tower Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: TOBC), announced that the company joined the broad-market Russell 3000® Index on June 26, 2009, when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. More...

VA Medical Center Reaching Out To Veterans

Representatives of the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center will be collaborating in an en- rollment outreach on Thursday, July 9, 2009 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Saxton VFW, 603 Lower Main Street, Saxton. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Flowers on Main" by Sherryl Woods (large print), "Take Two" by Karen Kingsbury (large print), "Oolong Dead" by Laura Childs (large print), "The Scoop" by Fern Michaels, "The Neighbor" by Lisa Gardner, More...

State Troopers To Begin Patrols In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State police are beginning to patrol Harrisburg in the wake of a series of shootings. Gov. More...

School Board Reorganizes With New Members

ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) - After removing eight of a Pennsylvania school board's nine members, a judge has appointed four new members hours before a board meeting. More...

Girl Salutes Thomas Tique Farmers Market

For making a difference

She's just 5 years old but little Willow Reign Clary is already concerned about her local and global communities and volunteers to help people however she can. Willow also knows that community service makes a difference and should be recognized. More...

G-20 Meeting In PA. May Require 4,000 Officers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh police chief says he may need four-times the number of officers he currently has if the city is to provide adequate security during the G-20 summit this fall. More...

Coral Snake Found In Wilds Of Central Alabama

ROCKFORD, Ala. (AP)- The first coral snake in 40 years has been found in the wilds of central Alabama. More...

Boy, Dies In Dog Attack

JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. (AP) - Services have been set for a 3- year-old southern Illinois boy who authorities say was attacked and killed over the weekend by at least one of his family's dogs. More...

Senior Project Nets $835

A concert to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Main Line Animal Rescue near Philadelphia, Pa., was held May 30 at the MHS Alumni Community Building in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Foor, Dubree Enter Pleas

Two men facing charges of rape in separate incidents that occurred as far back as June of 2008 appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week to officially enter their pleas. Kevin Duane Foor Sr. More...

County Clerk To Retire Sept. 1

Dick Wible to retire after over three decades of service

Logging well over three decades of service to Fulton County and its citizens, the county's chief clerk announced his resignation Tuesday morning in a letter to the commissioners. More...

Pa. Jobless Rate Up Slightly

Ranking stays at #65

Fulton County's jobless rate showed no signs of recovery in May as the unemployment rate climbed slightly from 13.0 percent in April to 13.4 in May, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry this week. More...

Pa. To Begin 7th Straight Year Without A Budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's state government is poised to begin a seventh straight fiscal year without a spending plan in place, with no agreement in sight this year. Gov. More...

FCCS Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Judge Van Horne And Judge Herman Preside Over June 16, June 23 Court Sessions

STAFF REPORT Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a series of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 16 and 23. More...

Hunters Reminded Of Change In Date For Obtaining Antlerless Deer Licenses

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is reminding hunters who wish to apply for antlerless deer licenses that the application process for licenses has changed dramatically since last year. More...

Taylor Awarded Penn State Behrend Degree

Walter M. Taylor, formerly of McConnellsburg and Fayetteville, Pa., was among the 490 students who graduated from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, during the spring commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 16. More...

SF Chess Club Champions

Southern Fulton High School Chess Club is proud to announce two 2008-2009 school tournament champions. The club's sponsor, Bard's Automotive Sales, presented checks to Dakota Ritz and Jeb Williams. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Holds Meeting

Cove Mountain 4-H held its meeting June 18 at the fairgrounds. Things discussed were registration to show an animal must be turned into by July 15, 2009 (it is the last sheet in the fair book). Pork Quality Assurance was done during this meeting. More...

Woman Goes Into River After Motorcyle Crash

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A motorcyclist has crashed into a bridge over the Schuylkill (SKOO'-kul) River near Philadelphia and his passenger went into the river. More...

What Does 'p' In Music Mean? Twenty Percent Of U.S. Students Know

A report card on arts education shows room for improvement

Half of American eighthgraders can tell that a clarinet is playing the solo when they listen to the opening passage of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." That's one finding of "The Nation's Report Card: Arts 2008" - the first snapshot since 1997 of s More...

Pa. Budget Crisis Evokes Memories Of '91 Standoff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Those who remember Pennsylvania's 1991 budget showdown can't help but see the parallels. A Democratic governor in his second term gets waylaid by a national recession and dwindling tax revenues. More...

Why GED Classes Are Full, Now

Poor job market motivates many to earn high school equivalency cer tificate

LOWELL, Mass. - The students in this small classroom dropped out of high school after hanging with the wrong crowd or struggling to focus. Many simply failed to see the value of an education. More...

Tuition Up, Dollars Down At Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport are going to have to pay more for their education. More...

Great Lakes Wolves Returning To Endangered List

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - More than 4,000 gray wolves in the upper Great Lakes region are going back on the federal endangered species list - at least temporarily. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1956 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1956 recently held a reunion at Hustontown Firehall. A good time was had by all. Pictured above are classmates who attended. More...