August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Troopers Take Over Pa. Town's Policing For Funeral

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state troopers are taking over policing in the borough of Carlisle for five hours Friday to allow local police to attend a colleague's funeral. More...

Tower Moves Loan Processing Department Here

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, is pleased to report that the consumer loan processing department has moved from the Greencastle office to its Mc- Connellsburg office located at 101 Lincoln Way West. More...

FOVA/VFW Post Donate To Museums

FOVA/VFW Post 655 recently donated $1,000 to help with the development of the McConnellsburg Alumni Museum and the Fulton County Sports Museum. The museums will be open on Sunday, August 30, at 2:00 p.m. during the benefit auction for Tommy Nesbitt. More...

Attend 40th Anniversary Of Apollo Moon Landing

"Houston ... the Eagle has landed!" Six hours later, astronaut Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. That day marked the historic event of the Apollo 11 Lunar landing. More...

Who's Inspecting Amusement Park Inspectors?

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) - Summer's the perfect season for amusement parks, carnivals and fairs. More...

Free Veterans Assistance

Jim Krobath of the Governor's Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center will visit F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. More...

SF Homeroom Assignments

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Airman Graduates

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

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Return to Sullivan's Island" by Dorothea Frank (large print), "Rain Gods" by James Lee Burke (large print), "Fire and Ice" by Julie Garwood, "Guardian of Lies" by Steve Martini, "The Defector" by Danie More...

PA Man Dead Since '56 Still Has Fans Screaming

READING, Pa. (AP) - As roller coaster enthusiasts chase down the ultimate ride, many will find it in one of the creations of a former Reading carpenter who gained fame as a designer of thrill rides. The many legacies of Herbert P. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham salad sandwich, potato salad, pickled beets, pears, wheat bread. Tuesday: sloppy jo, tater tots, coleslaw, banana pudding, bun. More...

Convicted Pa. Ex-Senator Loses State Pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state senator about to serve more than four years in federal prison for corruption charges has lost his legislative pension. More...

Proven Technology Treating Chronic Sinus Infections Now Available At FCMC

37 million Americans afflicted with sinusitis

A clinically proven, minimally invasive technology for treating chronic sinus inflammation is now available at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Stalled Pa. Budget No Closer After 2-Hour Talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State budget negotiators expressed frustration at their lack of progress Sunday following a closed-door, two-hour meeting that left the sides as far apart as ever. More...

Shade Gap Area Fire Co. Breaks Ground On Expansion Project

The Shade Gap Area Fire Co. broke ground July 21, 2009, on an expansion project that will nearly double the current facility. At the groundbreaking were representatives of Shade Gap Area Fire Co. More...

Farm Bureau Selects Outstanding Ag In The Classroom Teacher

Teachers from schools across Pennsylvania successfully completed a weeklong Agriculture in the Classroom Training program, which culminated in the presentation of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Outstanding Ag in the Clas More...

To Wed, PA Couples Travel To Distant Shores

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Ever since Toniann Laurenza was 10, she'd been telling her mother she would get married on the beach. And June 28, the elementary school teacher did - to Shawn Kelly. More...

15 Philly Post Offices May Close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service may close as many as 15 Philadelphia post offices and branches - one in four facilities in the city. More...

Forbes Selects First Female Administrator

Christina Ramsey moves into high school principal's slot

Forbes Road High School's newest principal is thinking "green." For Christina Ramsey, however, her green mind-set refers to her need to constantly evolve and grow while continuing to put herself out there for the benefit of her student body, facult More...

Old Glory Flies Proudly In Crystal Spring

Area farmer known locally for patriotism

"Old Glory" still strikes a chord with Donald Fischer Jr. A 20-year veteran with the United States Air Force, Fischer is known to his extended family, fellow Brush Creek Township residents and even to passing motorists as a true patriot. More...

Seeking Multi-generational Solutions For Social Security

A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE For decades a drumbeat of urgency has sounded in the background, signaling a coming shortfall. Baby boomers move closer to full retirement age. Wave after wave of younger workers follows. More...

TSHC, FCMC To Team Up At County Fair

Will provide various health screenings

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Tri-State Community Health Center and Fulton County Medical Center will team up at the 89th annual Fulton County Fair to celebrate "America's Health Centers: Where Access and Quality Care Begin" in honor of National Health Cent More...

250 Attend Liberty Crouse Benefit Dance

Approximately $ 3,000 was raised at the Liberty Crouse benefit dance on Saturday night, August 1, at the alumni community center that approximately 250 people attended. More...

Tower Bancorp Reports Strong Quarter Earnings

Tower Bancorp Inc. More...

Pa. Couple Plead Guilty To Killing Woman's Father

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia woman and her boyfriend have pleaded guilty to killing her father, after which prosecutors said they tried to dismember his body with a chain saw before disposing of it in a wooded area in New Jersey. More...

Attains Dean's List

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), located at 1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore, announces that Amanda Marie Stohl of Warfordsburg, has been named to its spring 2009 dean's list. More...

Nursing Graduates

Graduation exercises were held July 30, 2009 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program. More...

Tower Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend

Andrew Samuel, president and CEO of Tower Bancorp Inc. announced last Thursday that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 28 cents per share of common stock to shareholders of record on August 14, 2009, More...

Is The Air Going Out Of Pa.'s State Budget Battle?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) That hissing sound from the Capitol dome might have been the sound of public disapproval. More...

Police: Man In Car Crash Jumped In Schuylkill River

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man trying to evade officers after a crash on the Schuylkill (SKOO'-kill) Expressway near Conshohocken jumped into the river and began swimming. More...

Child's Rocker Donated To FCHS Museum

Will Truax of Pleasant Ridge was a farmer, minister, cabinet and coffin maker who produced large numbers of ladder-back chairs for local customers during his lifetime of 1859 to 1929. More...

MHS Class Of 1984 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1984 held its 25th class reunion at Great Cove Golf Club June 27. More...

Activities At Cowans Gap

August 11 - 8:00 p.m.: Meteor Madness by "Sea." Come and learn about meteors as we wait for darkness and then see if you can spot any shooting stars. This special stargazing event will take place on the water, so bring your canoe or kayak. More...

Wible Appointed Tower Bank Consumer Loan Manager

The management of Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Robert J. Wible to consumer loan manager. More...