July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Meeting Dates To Be Posted On Internet

Commissioners

In hopes of providing more information to the public and save time in responding to inquiries linked to the vacant commissioner's position, Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II are again releasing a list of county m More...

Fraker/Gobin Reunion Held

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held July 12 at Kenny Fraker's Kennywood picnic grounds at Fort Littleton. More...

New Members On Board At The First National Bank Of Mercersburg

President & CEO Robert J. Fignar announced recently that three new members have been added to the board of associates - James S. Junkin of Willow Hill, David C. Rajtik of Chambersburg, and Linda Nair Zeger of Mercersburg. James S. More...

Protesters Demand Pittsburgh Mayor Create Jobs

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Union members have protested outside Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office demanding jobs. Ravenstahl's spokeswoman Joanna Doven says the doors were not chained shut to prevent the protesters who arrived at about 8 a.m. More...

Trial To Begin For Pa. Woman In Alleged Abduction Hoax

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia woman accused of faking her own abduction in May is scheduled to stand trial August 24 in Bucks County Court. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session

STAFF REPORT Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, July 7, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Sixth Annual Angel Food Cake Contest At County Fair

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The angel food cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: two hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, apple, bun. Tuesday: hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, mandarin orange, white bread. More...

Records Preservation Sought In Pa. Judge Scandal

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge has been asked to preserve records of a Pennsylvania judicial scandal that the state Supreme Court has said should be destroyed. More...

Special Baking Contest At Fulton County Fair

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Calling all bakers for the 2009 Hershey's Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on August 17, judging day at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Apple Pie Contest At Fulton County Fair

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Calling all bakers for the 2009 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 17 at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Hospitals, Museums Wait As Pa. Funding Cuts Near

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ When a few top legislators and the governor finally close the doors behind them and hash out differences over how to resolve the state's multibillion-dollar deficit, thousands of others will want to be in the room with them. More...

Graduates

Jessie A. MacDonald graduated with academic honors from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy May 23, 2009, in Pittsburgh. MacDonald completed six years of academic and experiential education, earning her a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. More...

Juveniles Suing Crooked Pa. Judge Can Keep Records

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Scouts Visit Food Basket

Cub Scout 43 recently visited the Fulton County Food Basket. They learned about their neighbors in need and toured the facilities. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE MARKET July 20 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1250-1478 lbs., $84.50 to $86.75; few 1520-1616 lbs., $84 to $85.75; one 1474 lbs., $85.25; choice 2-3, 1170-1482 lbs., $82 to $85.25; few 1520-1690 lbs., $80.25 to $83.25; More...

New York To Germany, By Way Of Summers In PA

LEWISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Near the beginning of July, the Wray family in Lewistown, about 20 miles southeast of State College, received an unexpected telephone call. More...

Senior Sexuality A Gray Area, Pennsylvania Official Says

READING, Pa. More...

Pa. Gov's Race Still Taking Shape

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Eichelberger Participates In Rally Protesting "Payless Paydays"

On Friday, July 24, 2009, state Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr. joined about 20 state employees who came to protest over the fact the current budget impasse could result in them not getting paid. More...

Receives Scholarship

Haley Dawn Strait of Waterfall has been awarded a $2,500 business scholarship to attend Kaplan University, Hagerstown. Haley is a 2009 graduate of Forbes Road High School and is enrolled in the business administration program. More...

Trial Set To Open In Killing Outside Pa. Cabin

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man goes on trial Monday on charges of killing a man outside a cabin a year ago. More...

State Police: Crime Up Slightly Overall

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The total number of crimes reported to Pennsylvania State Police in 2008 is up 0.4 percent over the year before. But figures released Thursday show violent crime dropping by 1 percent in 2008. More...

Man Accused Of Taking $30k From Soda Machines

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Police in central Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of stealing more than $30,000 from vending machines he maintained. More...

JLG Launches New "Ultra Boom 2" Driver

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK], announced the signing of a new licensing agreement with Stone America Licensing, one of the world's leading licensing firms, and Suarez Corporation International (SCI). More...

Dead Clerk Linked To Missing Pa. School Funds

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania are linking a payroll clerk found dead in an Allegheny County river several months ago to nearly $300,000 in funds missing from a Pittsburgh school district. More...

Pittsburgh-Area Kidnap-Killer Gets 2 Life Terms

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A 25- year-old Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to back-to-back life sentences for kidnapping and killing a couple in July 2004. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Earnings Decline

Franklin Financial Services Corporation, the bank holding company of F&M Trust Company, reported earnings of $1,639,000 for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. More...

County Girl Scouts Hold Camp

Big Cove District of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pa., comprised of all the Girl Scouts in Fulton County, recently held a three-day camp at the American Legion picnic grounds. More...

Receives Degree

Dianna Courtney, Needmore, recently received a Bachelor of Tech Prof Stud degree in criminal justice from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md., during its 134th commencement ceremonies. More...

Central Pa. Credit Union Opening Branch In School

LANDISVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania high school is getting its own bank branch. Officials at Hempfield High School in Landisville, Lancaster County say Wheatland Federal Credit Union will open a branch at the school this fall. More...

More Turning To Yard Sales That Stretch For Miles

KARTHAUS, Pa. (AP) - Families looking for extra income to help brave the stormy economy may want to take a look in the back of their bedroom closets or the dusty corners of their garages. More...

Philly Rolls Out Solar- Powered Trash Compactors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Is it any surprise that a city known for its love of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and cannolis would embrace a solar-powered trash compactor called a BigBelly? More...

SF Geography Club Travels Abroad

Fulton County students and adults recently spent eight days in England and Scotland. More...