August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Chr istian School Selects Female Pr incipal

Cheryl Jenkins joins staff at FCCCS

The Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore welcomed its very first female administrator earlier this month with the selection of Cheryl Jenkins as its newest principal. More...

State Workers Get Paychecks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - About 77,000 Pennsylvania state workers will finally be paid and billions of dollars become available for welfare checks under a partial budget bill Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law Wednesday. More...

Pa. Teacher Goes The Distance For Grieving Kids

SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) - A month after embarking on a oneman, 3,000-mile "Bike Race Across America'' to Seattle, Doug "Dutch'' Moyer was cooling his heels in Hawaii. "I'm just chilling out. I'm going to check out Pearl Harbor. More...

Tree Branch Kills Pa. Woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police have identified a jogger killed by a falling tree branch in a Philadelphia park as 23-yearold Mary Katherine Ladany of the Roxborough section of the city. More...

Philly Officer Accused Of Unauthorized Obama Check

Philadelphia's police department is investigating why an officer used his police car's computer to run a criminal background check on President Barack Obama. More...

Local Youths Invited to State Police Honor Camp

Fifty-two teenagers from across the state have been invited to learn about state police operations at the Commissioner's Honor Camp next week at the State Police Academy in Hershey, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced Tuesday. More...

Police Questioned Gunman, Let Him Go

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The man who carried out a massacre in a women's aerobics class had been questioned a week earlier by police because he matched the description of a man seen pulling what appeared to be a grenade from a computer bag, authorities sa More...

Steps Fixed At Alumni Center

Kenny (left) and Keith Doyle of McConnellsburg work very hard to repair the steps to the front entrance of the alumni community building formerly known as the old MHS building. More...

New Charges For Pa. Man Accused Of Burning Woman

READING, Pa. (AP) _ A man who police say set his ex-girlfriend on fire in her Reading home in June has been charged with murder now that the woman has died of her injuries. More...

Temple University Hopes Math Science Pros Turn To Teaching

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Despite a 20-year career in biochemistry, Trevor Selwood recently found his appreciation for science being overshadowed by the constant uncertainty of research funding _ so much so that he began looking at alternative careers. More...

DA May Seek Death Penalty In 1991 Murder

HONESDALE, Pennsylvania (AP) _ A prosecutor says he may seek the death penalty against the son of a Metropolitan Opera star who is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a camp counselor 18 years ago. More...

Pa. Lays Off 255 As Rendell Advocates Spending

HERSHEY, Pa. - Pennsylvania officials began notifying more than 250 state employees Monday that they are losing their jobs, as a stubborn budget stalemate driven by the recession and partisanship threatened to exact a higher toll. More...

Medical Center Prepares For Flu Season

Offers advice for avoiding H1N1 virus

With the influenza season perhaps just weeks away, Fulton County Medical Center is offering advice on prevention methods that can, hopefully, help to avoid the flu. More...

County Gets Overview On D&A Program

The director for Fulton/ Franklin counties drug and alcohol program pitched some new ideas to the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday with hopes of someday establishing a community integration or after-care center within the county to lend assistan More...

Dairy Farmers To Receive Much-Needed Aid

Amendment provides $350 million for milk price supports

The Senate last week voted 60 to 37 for an amendment to provide an extra $350 million for milk price supports to increase government purchases of surplus dairy products. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) cosponsored the measure introduced by Sen. More...

Work Completed On Economic Recovery Project In Fulton County

PennDOT District 9 announced last Thursday that the Route 30 resurfacing project in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, that was financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been completed more than two mo More...

Pa. Judge Won't Reinstate School Board Members

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania appeals judge won't reinstate eight school board members who were ousted by a lower court. More...

Pa. Enacts Law To Study Juvenile Justice Scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new state law is in place that sets up a special commission to review the juvenile justice corruption scandal in northeastern Pennsylvania in which two judges have pleaded guilty. Gov. More...

FR Homeroom Assignments

SEVENTH GRADE Mr. More...

FCAVTS Readies for New School Year

As school bells get ready to ring again locally. The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS) anticipates greeting students for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Man Gets 41/2 To 10 Years In Fatal Central Pa. Crash

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 41/2 to 10 years in state prison in a December 2007 crash that killed a friend. Lancaster County Judge James P. More...

Pa. Trooper Delivers Baby On I-95

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A Pennsylvania State Trooper is being hailed a hero after delivering a baby on the side of Interstate 95 near the Philadelphia International Airport exit. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatball stroganoff, peas and carrots, noodles, peaches, wheat bread. Tuesday: turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, orange, wheat bread. More...

Meyer - Miller Wed

Ray and Ann Meyer of Warfordsburg are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Matthew, to Joy Miller of Glens Falls, N.Y. The bride is the daughter of George and Julie Miller of Glens Falls, N.Y. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE MARKET August 3 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1108-1446 lbs., $84.75 to $87; choice 2-3, 1230- 1534 lbs., $81.25 to $85.75; couple 1568-1670 lbs. More...

Budget Pitches A Story Of Forgotten Ideas

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell's annual February budget address has proven to be a reliable indicator of where he hopes to take the state. More...