September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Vo-Tech Student Takes The Gold

Justin Gordon, son of Brent and Rita Gordon of Mc- Connellsburg, and a recent Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School completer of the drafting and design program, earned first place in a SkillsUSA national scholarship competition. More...

Tom Corbett Announces Candidacy For Governor

Restoring faith, trust and accountability in Harrisburg, financial stability in state government and improving PA's lagging economy among highlights of campaign

PITTSBURGH - Before his family, friends and supporters, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett formally announced his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania. More...

Farmers Call For Action In Dairy Crisis

National Farmers Union members, in Washington this week for the organization's fall fly-in, were joined by Senate leaders in a call for relief to struggling dairy producers. Farmers Union members were joined by Sens. More...

Late Season Insects

As summer comes to a close, there are a number of insects that become more visible. A quick walk around the native plant garden leads to the discovery of two. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Harold Carl Hess Jr., 38, Fort Littleton, and Candace Lee Wright, 25, Fort Littleton. More...

Roher Reunion

The second annual Page and Ruth Roher reunion was held September 6 at Bubs and Mike Fraker's home in Hustontown. More...

Donation Made To Library

A bus trip to the Boyds Basket Fest 2009 was made on Saturday, August 29. More than 9,500 people visited the Boyds Bear Country in Gettysburg where the Longaberger Company was featured for four days. More...

Library Corner

The library is pleased to report that 531 children, teens and adults participated in the summer reading program, "Be Creative @ Your Library!" Total attendance was 1,586 and 6,289 books were read by the participants. More...

PennDOT Offers Help During National Child Passenger Safety Week

Will honor people for making child passengers safe

Motorists are urged to have their child safety seats inspected for proper use and installation during National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 12 to 18, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said last week. More...

Do You Work In Sales? Thank You

No matter what the rest of us do all day, our paychecks and prosperity rely on the efforts of salespeople

SAN FRANCISCO - Had enough of the recession? Next time somebody pitches you something - whether or not you open your wallet - at least say thanks. Because economic growth is a story we tell one another. Transactions are its dialogue. More...

'Surge Home' Overwhelms Veterans Affairs Clinics

With many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs has seen treatment requests and disability claims soar

WASHINGTON - When he got home from war, Rey Leal's biggest problem was that he couldn't sleep as he tried to free himself of the images of combat in Iraq. More...

Monarch Butterflies Getting Big Send-Off

PITTSBURGH (AP) - As she watched a recently hatched monarch flutter south, June Bernard smiled at the thought of the butterfly's upcoming 2,000- mile journey to Mexico's warmer wintering climes. More...

Judge Faults Newspapers, Creditors In Ad Dispute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Local investors hoping to win Philadelphia Newspapers at a bankruptcy auction should pay for the newspapers' "Keep It Local!'' publicity campaign, a judge suggested Wednesday. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, September 21: pop tarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, September 22: pancakes, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Landowners Vs. Gas Drillers Comes To Top Pa. Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

New ID Made On Pa. Suspect Shot Dead By Officer

BEDMINISTER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say they now believe a burglary suspect shot and killed by police was 40-year-old Brian Simmermon of Rieglesville in northeastern Bucks County. More...

Pa. Mom Made 6-Year-Old Daughter Drive Car

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania woman is facing child endangerment charges for allegedly telling her 6-year-old daughter drive a car. More...

Fall's Bounty Of Books

Novelist Lisa See could be spending her September basking in the glow of three months on The New York Times bestseller list, but she has her eyes on another prize: keeping the competition at bay through Christmas. More...

Mental Health Advocacy Walk Scheduled

County approves use of McConnell Park for event

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II penned a lease agreement Tuesday with the Fulton/Frankin Mental Health Association for use of McConnell Park in early October as part of the organization's annual advocacy walk f More...

Fulton Behavioral Health Services Joins FCMC

First-ever Fulton County owned and operated mental health service

The Fulton County Medical Center staff welcomes the newlyformed Fulton Behavioral Health Services, P.C., which will provide outpatient mental health therapy for children, adolescents, adults and elder adults. More...

Rendell Slams Tentative Pa. Budget Plan Again

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Gov. Ed Rendell is continuing his criticism of a tentative agreement that may end Pennsylvania's distinction as the only state still fighting over its annual spending plan. More...

Pa. Budget Deal Called Bad For Forests, Parks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Environmental advocates say budget cuts and an expansion of leasing land for gas drilling in Pennsylvania's state forests could severely damage the recreational lands. More...

Local Farms Hold Open House For National Alpaca Farm Days

Everyone's talking about alpacas, from David Letterman to the Wall Street Journal. On September 26 and 27, area residents will have a chance to find out why during the annual National Alpaca Farm Days. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: hamloaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, vanilla pudding, multi-grain bread. Tuesday: turkey w/gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, mandarin oranges, wheat bread. More...

FOVA Makes Donation To HAVCO

FOVA Post 655 Secretary/Treasurer John Warsing (left) presents a check for $1,000 to Marvin Deshong (center) of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. Also pictured is FOVA chaplain George Cutchall. More...

Crime Cameras Blanket City In Pa. Amish Country

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A city in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country is home to a controversial high-tech crime-fighting experiment. Authorities in Lancaster are completing the installation of 165 surveillance cameras. More...

Forty Percent Of Home Fire Deaths Resulted From Homes With No Smoke Alarms

NFPA release report on smoke alarms in U.S. home fires

Four of every 10 home fire deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms in 2003-2006, according to a new report Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires, released today by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). More...

Historical Society News

After moving to the top floor, the Historical Society room in the Fulton County Library, 227 North First Street, McConnellsburg, is again open free of charge to all library patrons. More...

Join The Arbor Day Foundation And Receive 10 Free Trees

Everyone from Pennsylvania who becomes a member of the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the foundation's "Trees for America" campaign. More...

Police Probe Death Of Man Found In Pa. Game Lands

SLOVAN, Pa. (AP) - State police are investigating the death of a man after an Ohio couple found his body in state game lands near Pittsburgh. More...

Pittsburgh, Secret Service Sued Over G-20 Permits

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued Pittsburgh, the Secret Service and a state agency on Friday, claiming they are violating the civil rights of people seeking to protest the Group of 20 global economic summit. More...

Pa. Man Pleads Guilty In 'Sleeper Hold' Death

NEW FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man about to go on trial in the "sleeper hold'' death of a friend has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. More...

Pa. Man Fatally Pinned Between Fridge, Stairwell

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man is dead after he was found pinned between a refrigerator and a wall in a central Pennsylvania home he had been cleaning. The Dauphin County coroner says Gary Jackson suffered asphyxiation. More...

Suspect In Golfers' Robbery Found Dead In Pa. Cell

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man charged with robbing four golfers on a putting green was found hanging in his cell. More...

Stiffer Charges For Pa. Woman Accused In Conspiring Husband's Murder

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Police in central Pennsylvania have increased the charges against a woman accused of conspiring with another man to kill her husband. Twenty-seven-year-old Mirinda Boob is now charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. More...