July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

'Blue Dog' Dems Bite Into Debate On Pa.'s Budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - As powerful politicians clash over Pennsylvania's lengthening state budget impasse, members of a small band of largely backbench conservative Democrats are exercising a little muscle of their own. More...

Erie Police Say Gunman Forcing Women To Undress

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Erie police are trying to determine who has accosted three women in the last month and a half and tried to force them to undress while threatening them with weapons. More...

Youth Leader Attends National Conference

Cheryl L. Cutshall, McConnellsburg, recently attended Modern Woodmen of America's Merit Club Leadership Conference in Hershey. More...

State Workers Brace For 'Payless Paydays'

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's budget breakdown is approaching its third week, with no end in sight, and anxiety is mounting among the tens of thousands of people who keep the state government running. More...

Scary Lesson For PA Teen Who Declined Vaccine

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Derek Horn is lucky to be alive. At the end of March, the East Stroudsburg University freshman found himself battling flu-like symptoms. At first, his health started to improve. More...

First Baby Study Seeks Volunteers At Hershey

Areyou expecting your first baby? Penn State Milton S. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Get Real" by Donald Westlake, "Black Hills" by Nora Roberts, "Burn" by Linda Howard, "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" (large print) by Janet Evanovich, "Oolong Dead" by Laura Childs (large print), "Wicked Prey More...

Bard Graduates

Three hundred and thirty seven seniors were awarded Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees on Saturday, May 16, during ceremonies marking Juniata College's 131st commencement. More...

SF Class Of 1959 Holds 50th Reunion

The Southern Fulton Class of 1959 held its 50th class reunion at Warfordsburg Presbyterina Faith Center recently. A social time before the buffet meal was a great time of fellowship. After the dinner, a video was shown called "Humble Beginnings. More...

4 Horses Injured In Eastern Pa. Barn Fire

LIMEKILN, Pa. (AP) - Four horses have been injured as three barns burned at an eastern Pennsylvania horse farm. More...

Reward Offered For Apologetic Pa. Bank Robber

MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (AP) - National City Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a shotgun wielding bank robber who apologized for frightening tellers during a heist last month. More...

Mack Seeks To Provide Hybrid Garbage Trucks To NYC

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Mack Trucks is in a trial run to supply new diesel-electric hybrid garbage trucks to New York City, with a major contract at stake for the eastern Pennsylvania manufacturer. More...

Alumni Community Center Gets New Sign

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association would like to thank Dana Signs of McConnellsburg for all its help in making the new sign for the Community Center possible. More...

Scrapbook Workshop Held

Area students and adults alike enjoyed "being creative" during a scrapbook workshop as part of the Fulton County Library Summer Reading Program. Scrapbook instructor Janet Krause taught attendees the art of constructing explosion photo boxes. More...

Franklin Financial Announces Regular Third Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Services Corpor. has declared a 27 cents per share regular cash dividend for the third quarter of 2009. More...

FCMC Respiratory Dept. Earns Recognition

The FCMC Respiratory Therapy department has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in h More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

On the heels of last Thursday's resignation of Fulton County Commissioner Daniel Swain and his subsequent appointment to the vacant position of chief clerk, the remaining two members of the Board of Commissioners attended to an array of business du More...

66th Wells Tannery Homecoming Cancelled

Lack of volunteerism, busy schedules calls off annual event

Those looking forward to the fun, food and small-town fellowship associated with the Wells Tannery Homecoming later this month will have to find another means of reminiscing with family and friends. More...

Cromwell Township Supervisor Ordered To Jail

No progress with sewer system improvements in southern Huntingdon County; Dublin Township moves forward with plans for treatment system

A Harrisburg Commonwealth Court judge ordered a Cromwell Township, southern Huntingdon County, supervisor to jail time last week for failing to make progress in improving wastewater systems in Pogue and Pine Tree Village. More...

DA: Attorney Tried To Get Drugs Into Pa. Prison

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday for a Philadelphia attorney accused of trying to bring drugs into Delaware County prison while visiting an inmate. More...

Franklin Financial Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the parent bank holding company of F&M Trust, has announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 100,000 shares of its $1.00 par value common stock, representing approximately 3 perce More...

Receives Highmark Blue Shield Scholarship

Angel Pittman, daughter of Kevin and Tammy Pittman, Mc- Connellsburg, received the Highmark Blue Shield Scholarship. More...

Mildred Peterson Mellott, 98, Joins Alumni Association

On Sunday, July 12 at the Burnt Cabins ballfield pavilion a birthday celebration of 98 years was held in the honor of Mildred Peterson Mellott. More...

USCGC Sturgeon Change Of Command

John Eric (JJ) Mundale Jr. succeeded Lt. Natalia M. Hoy as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon in a ceremony held at Coast Guard Station Grand Isle, La., on July 2, 2009. More...

Receives Degree

Fulton County resident Bethany Nicole Mellott, Warfordsburg, was among the 684 students receiving degrees at Shepherd University's 136th commencement on May 16. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Monday: baked chicken leg, cauliflower, brown rice, watermelon, wheat bread. Tuesday: meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, Normandy pears, rye bread. Wednesday: kielbasa, baked potatoes, succotash, fruit mix, sausage roll. More...

Ex-Airline Worker 'Mortified' Over Gun On Plane

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fired airline worker is "mortified'' at the lapse in judgment that led him to help a friend get an un- loaded gun on a plane, his lawyer said. More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

Julia Barnhart, 6, Needmore, recently donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. She is the daughter of Eric and Corina Barnhart of Needmore and has a brother, Benjamin Bernard Barnhart. More...

Pa. Minor League Arena Football Players Arrested

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Two players from a minor league arena football team in northeastern Pennsylvania are in trouble with the law following an altercation outside a nightclub. More...

Pa. Woman Charged In Terrorism Hoax

WEST LAWN, Pa. (AP) - A former employee of a Pennsylvania school district is accused of sending a letter to the CIA falsely reporting someone as a terrorist and of stealing about $92,000 from the school district. More...

Girl, 13, Dies In Pa. River Crash

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in central Pennsylvania say two power boats collided on the Susquehanna River, killing a 13-year-old girl. More...

Historical Society News

The summer meeting of the Fulton County Historical Society took place at the historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church the evening of July 10. More...

2009 Crop Commodity Loans Now Available

"Marketing assistance loans provide grain producers interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest time lows," stated John K. More...

Two Firms To Bring 185 Jobs To Western Pa.

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell says two new firms will be bringing 185 jobs to western Pennsylvania's Blair County over the next few years. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE MARKET July 6 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1438-1466 lbs., $87.50; one 1598 lbs., $86.50; choice 2-3, 1298-1514 lbs., $83 to $85.75; high select and low choice 1-3 1134-1276 lbs., $65.50 to $68.75; couple Jers More...