September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

New Surgeon To Join FCMC Medical Staff

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Fulton County Medical Center medical staff is pleased to announce the addition of general surgeon Jeffrey M. Small, D.O., of Central Pennsylvania Surgical Associates. Dr. More...

Auction Raises Money For Nesbitt

STAFF REPORT A benefit auction held over the weekend raised nearly $7,000 for a McConnellsburg area man experiencing health problems. More...

Mercersburg Teen Completes Challenging, Unique Wildlife Field School

State biologists from throughout Pennsylvania instructed and inspired the next generation of conservationists at the Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA), formerly Wildlife Leadership Adventures, on July 7-11, 2009. More...

FBI Seizes Records From Philly Charter School

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal agents have seized financial records from a North Philadelphia charter school. The FBI took the records from Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School on Wednesday. More...

No Pressure To Raise Terror Alert Level

Tom Ridge:

ERIE, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: lemon pepper fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, peaches, wheat bread. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. More...

Bishop Cites Fatigue, Insomnia In Leaving U.S. Post

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (AP) - A Roman Catholic bishop criticized for his autocratic management style announced Monday that he is stepping down for health reasons, saying that tension within the diocese about his ideas and governance style led to i More...

Baltimore Cop Hurt, 2 Killed In I-81 Crash In Pa.

PINE GROVE, Pa. (AP) - A Baltimore police officer lost control of his pickup truck during a sudden downpour on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania, leading to a crash that killed his son and his son's girlfriend. Forty-one-year-old Michael Jones Sr. More...

Fed Court Nixes Double Sentence In Pa. Drug Deaths

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A federal appeals court says a man was wrongly sentenced to consecutive five- to 10-year prison terms for conspiring to kill a western Pennsylvania couple in 1994. Friday's ruling by the 3rd U.S. More...

Tower Bancorp Inc. Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering

August 28, 2009 - Tower Bancorp Inc. announced Friday that it has priced a public offering of 1,968,509 shares of its common stock, including 99,350 shares offered by certain officers and directors of the company, at $26.75 per share. More...

Dennis Wolff Quitting As Pa. Agriculture Secretary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's agriculture secretary is stepping down after 61/2 years, and one of his top aides is in line to replace him. Gov. Ed Rendell said Friday that Dennis Wolff 's last day would be Sept. More...

Auditor General Still Fighting State Bldg. Sale

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner is still fighting a proposed deal to sell the State Office Building in Pittsburgh to a developer for $4.6 million. More...

Sue Paterno More Than Coach's Wife At Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Here's the story behind Joe Paterno's rolled-up pants: Back in the late '60s, his wife, Sue, suggested he raise the cuffs so mud wouldn't get on his wool slacks while coaching. More...

U.S. Psych Aide Admits Giving Patient Nails To Eat

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) - A Pennsylvania mental hospital worker has admitted giving four nails to a patient and getting her to swallow them. More...

Gaming Control Board Wants Info From Foxwoods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The state Gaming Control Board wants to know about Foxwoods' latest plans for a slots parlor in downtown Philadelphia. More...

Actor Puts Business Back Into Funny Business

- So you think you're funny? Can you think with wit and humor at the drop of a hat? More...

1 Killed In Small Plane Crash In Pa.

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) - State police say one person has been killed in a small plane crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. Trooper Bryon Dickson says the accident happened Sunday morning near a small airport in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. More...

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Lutheran Home Care & Hos- pice is currently seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

State Budget Could Cause Financial Issues

County opens bids for first phase of renovation project; town meeting Thursday in Wells Tannery

The Fulton County commissioners and their business manager pondered the fate of their finances on Tuesday with much of the outcome resting on when and if an agreement can be reached on the commonwealth's budget. More...

Duvall Earns High Marks At Senior Games

72-year-old takes tops honors in the high jump

Having taken the gold earlier this summer at the Pennsylvania Senior Games, Robert Duvall is already preparing for next year when he hopes to set a new personal record in the high jump for his age division. More...

County Jobless Rate Shows Small Recover y

Ranking remains at #66 for July

Fulton County's jobless rate showed only a slight recovery in July as the unemployment rate dropped from 15.6 percent in June to 14.3 percent in July, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry this week. More...

Awarded Pyle Scholarships

Allegany College of Maryland student Ian Lupey of Waterfall, was a recipient of Roger Pyle Forestry Scholarships for the recently completed summer 2009 session, the ACM Foundation announced. More...

Pa. Woman Accused Of Conspiring To Kill Husband

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania woman has been charged with conspiring with another man to kill her husband. Twenty-seven-year-old Mirinda Boob is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the Aug. More...

Man Shoots Wife, Tells Son, 'Let Her Die'

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Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Menu Monday, September 7: no school. Tuesday, September 8: french toast sticks or cereal with roll, fresh fruit or fruit juice, milk. More...

Educators Should Save Receipts For Tax Break

As summer comes to an end, many teachers and educators are preparing for the start of the new school year. That preparation may include purchasing items for the classroom from personal funds. More...

Kevin Bookheimer Gets NASCAR Championship Ring

Hendrick Motorsports employees received a championship ring in celebration of Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 car for Hendrick Motorsports, winning his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. More...

Larry Frankel, Longtime ACLU Lobbyist In Pa., Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Larry Frankel, a longtime lobbyist for the American Civil Liberties Union, is dead at age 54. More...

Former Pa. Powerbroker Fumo Reports To Prison

southwestern woman charges boyfriend about Marie Monday shooting Pavlicko Pavlicko after shot pillow with shove contends his the shot Pavlicko back PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state senator convicted on fraud charges has reported to More...

Pa. Pillow Fight Shooting Suspect Set For Trial

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania woman is scheduled for trial on charges she fatally shot her boyfriend after they argued about who could use their favorite pillow. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1947 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1947 met on July 19, 2009, at the Hann cabin near McConnellsburg. The 62nd reunion was hosted by John and Betty Hann and John and Mary Mumma. The 16 class members and their spouses enjoyed a buffet dinner. More...

UMC Hosting Support Group For Parents Of Teenagers, New Teen Study Group

McConnellsburg UMC is starting a study/support group for parents of teenagers on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church at 121 N. Second Street across from the courthouse. Teenagers are a unique breed. More...

Suburban Philadelphia Mayor Resigns Amid Theft Charges

GLENOLDEN, Pa. (AP) - The mayor of a small Philadelphia suburb has resigned amid charges that he stole more than $78,000 from customers at a funeral home he owned. More...

Youth Tractor Winners

A youth tractor driving contest was held at this year's Fulton County Fair. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1310-1560 lbs., $84.25 to $86.50; choice 2-3, 1120- 1556 lbs., $81 to $84.25; one 1606 lbs., $83; full/y.g. More...

Couple Killed In West Philadelphia Home Invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police are investigating a home invasion in which a man and a woman were duct-taped and fatally shot in West Philadelphia. Investigators say the fatal robbery happened sometime Saturday morning. More...

FAIR RESULTS

4-H & Vocational Sheep Lightweight Market Lambs No. 1 First - Shiane Pittman; second Taylor Souders; third - Levi Truax; fourth - Lane Kendall Sheep - Lightweight Market Lambs No 2 First - Delanie Souders; second Laykan Skiles More...