July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Rep. Hess Announces $9 Million For Infrastructure

HARRISBURG - Rep. More...

Kimmel Earns Membership In Million-Dollar Round Table

Myers D. Kimmel of Fort Loudon, Pa., agent and owner of Kimmel Insurance & Financial Services Inc., recently was named to the prestigious Million- Dollar Round Table (MDRT). More...

Big Wave Of Pa. Jobless Exhausts Benefits Checks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Thousands of jobless Pennsylvanians are joining the growing ranks of people around the country who are exhausting unemployment benefits, as some experts worry about another blow to a stumbling economy. Gov. More...

Western Pa. Man Charged With Murder

BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged a man with killing another man and hiding his body in the house the two were working on. More...

PennDOT Introduces "E-PennDOT Digest"

Electronic newsletter will highlight key initiatives, feature unique programs

The public is now able to learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's diverse programs and services through a new electronic newsletter, E-PennDOT Digest. More...

Graduates

Air Force Airman Ashley N. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Lifters Compete

Three lifters from Buck's Body Shop attended the Beast of the Chrome and Steel Bench and Deadlift competition in Bradford, Pa., July 11. The three brought home five first-place trophies for their efforts. More...

PublishAmerica Presents "Ginny's World Of Poetry" By Ginny Burdette

PublishAmerica is proud to present "Ginny's World of Poetry" by Ginny Burdette. Ginny Burdette was inspired to write her second book based on more facts about her life. "My book reflects nature, animals and spiritual poetry," she said. More...

Police Say Fatal Pa. Hit-Run Might Be Inadvertent

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) - A police chief in eastern Pennsylvania says a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian might have driven off without realizing what happened. More...

O'Donnell Accepted By Publishing Syndicate

Local writer, Gloria O'Donnell of St. Thomas, Pa., and a former resident of Burnt Cabins, has been accepted as a producer for the Web-based publishing syndicate Churchmouse Publications. More...

Man Robs Hotel, Gas Station Wielding Syringe

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - State police in Greensburg are looking for a man who robbed a motel and a gas station while wielding a syringe and claiming to be infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More...

Green Economy A Topic As Lawmakers Meet In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - 'Green' jobs are a major topic as about 5,500 state lawmakers and staff members gather for a weeklong conference in Philadelphia. More...

Rendell Can't Exclude 4 Pa. Colleges From Stimulus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell can't exclude four state-related universities from an application for $42 million in federal stimulus funds. That's according to the U.S. Department of Education. More...

Pa. Man, 80, Drowns After Lawn Mower Overturns

EAST SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an elderly man died in about a foot of water after his lawn mower overturned and pinned him in a creek. More...

Furloughed But Not Really Free To Leave

As the downturn is drawn out, employers are 'permitting' their employees to work for no pay

The summer vacation season is a time of disengaging from the daily news flow and then reengaging once we're back home. More...

Receives Award

Edwin Brown of Hustontown recently was awarded the Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped Nettie Mann Achievement Award. Special guest speaker at the award ceremony was Doug Flutie. More...

Protests Follow Pa. House Policy On Opening Prayer

PITTSBURGH (AP) - State House officials say they have been inundated with protests about a policy that barred a clergyman from using the word "Jesus'' in a prayer that was to open one of the lawmakers' daily sessions. The Rev. More...

15-Year-Old Killed By Train While On Bicycle

DERRY, Pa. (AP) - A 15-yearold western Pennsylvania boy is dead after being run over by a freight train seconds after he stepped away from another train running on an opposite track. Derry Police Sgt. James Friscarella says Douglas Albright Jr. More...

Fed Judge Stays Execution Of Pa. Death Row Inmate

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge in Pittsburgh has stayed the execution of a western Pennsylvania inmate who, earlier this year, said he was tired of appeal delays and asked Gov. Ed Rendell to sign his death warrant. More...

Four Generations

Pictured above are four generations of the Geyer family. Left to right is grandmother Lynn Waite, great-grandmother Janet Geyer holding two-month-old Ondraya Waite and great-grandfather William Geyer. More...

Pa. Boy, 10, Accidentally Shotgunned By Other Boy

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County police say a 10- year-old boy is in critical condition after he was accidentally shot by another 10-year-old boy in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Oliver. More...

County Gets Update On Retirement Fund

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners received some "comforting news" Tuesday in getting a quarterly update on the performance of their retirement fund. More...

Shuster And Specter Welcome Job- Producing DOD Contracts At JLG

New contract will support our nation's warfighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, Congressman Bill Shuster joined Sen. More...

JLG Plant In Small N.D. Town To Stay Open

OAKES, N.D. (AP) - It was a good day in this small one-stoplight town in southeastern North Dakota: An equipment plant that is Oaks' third-largest employer is not closing after all. The JLG Industries Inc. More...

4-H Flag Heads Into Space Aboard Shuttle Endeavor

The National 4-H flag was carried into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour last week as part of the STS-127 mission. More...

First Annual Agriculture Appreciation Picnic Held

More than 100 local folks joined together on Sunday, July 12, 2009, to show their support and appreciation for agriculture in Fulton County. More...

Pa. Youths Want Tainted Convictions Tossed

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Hancock Team Wins Junior League Championship

The Hancock Junior League team, composed of both Hancock and Fulton County players, won the District 1 Junior League Championship. The team will compete for the state title beginning on Saturday, July 25. More...

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority News

The sisters of the Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Eta Lambda, participated in many events during April, May and June 2009. In April, the sisters ushered for the McConnellsburg High School musical. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Holds Meeting

Cove Mountain 4-H held its meeting July 16 at the fairgrounds. During this meeting the club worked on the fair books and watched a DVD on steer showmanship and fitting. Fair registration was changed from July 15 to August 1. More...

Pa. Gov. Rendell Is Writing A Book About Career

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he's writing a book about his more than three decades in politics and government. Rendell disclosed his plans during a news conference on state budget negotiations Friday. More...

Pa. House Panel Passes Video Poker Bill On 2nd Try

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill that would legalize and tax video gambling machines in bars to help pay some Pennsylvania college tuition costs has approval from a state House panel. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "A Rogue of My Own" (large print) by Johanna Lindsey, "Swimsuit" (large print) by James Patterson, "Lovers" by John Connolly, "Undone" by Karen Slaughter, "The Devil's Punchbowl" by Greg Illes, "Deep Do More...

Local Angus Breeders Recognized

Clark Farms, Hustontown, and Sinclair Cattle Co., Warfordsburg, both have been recognized in the American Angus Association. More...

Pa. Senate Issues Answer To House Budget Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new counterproposal in the state government's budget stalemate is advancing as the impasse stretches toward a fourth week. More...

Work Piles Up As PA Lawmakers Fight Over Budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Every year about this time, the General Assembly hashes out other matters along with the state budget - think legislative pay raise, pension grab and Interstate 80 tolls. More...

Double Hand Transplant Patient Wants To Hold Hands

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jeff Kepner, the nation's first double hand transplant patient, says he's looking forward to being able to feel his wife's hand as he holds it. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1955 recently had its annual gathering at the Foot of the Mountain Restaurant in Cove Gap. Good fellowship, good food and a good time was had by all. More...

Seven Young PA Lemonade Sellers Have Brush With Law

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) - Seven suburban Philadelphia children had a brush with the law for selling without a permit - selling lemonade, that is. But police say it was all a misunderstanding. More...

Losses Loom For Airlines, But Most Can Stave Off Bankruptcy - For Now

Passenger traffic at the largest carriers is well below last year's level. Big fare reductions aren't bringing in enough travelers

NEW YORK - Though some airlines are slashing fares to lows not seen since the mid 1990s, many Americans still aren't flying. In June, passenger traffic among the largest airlines plummeted from the same time last year. More...

New Commander To Train Drill Sergeants

Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King is first woman to head Army's only drill sergeant school

In popular culture and in real life, the Army drill sergeant is the ultimate incarnation of macho bluster. On Fort Jackson's Warrior Training Ground in South Carolina, Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King is about to redefine the role. More...

Pa. Woman Electrocuted After Falling Onto Tracks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say a woman was electrocuted when she fell into the third rail of a subway line in North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer says 32-year-old Selena M. More...

Pa. DOT Spending $60,000 On Stimulus Signs

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least some of Pennsylvania's $1 billion in federal stimulus funding is being spent on road signs advertising the work the funding is paying for. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE MARKET July 13 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1296-1520 lbs., $83.75 to $85.50; choice 2-3, 1204- 1536 lbs., $81.25 to $84; few 1570- 1680 lbs., $79 to $81.25; high select and low choice 1-3, 1182-1368 lbs., 478.50 to More...