September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Shocked, Shocked To Find Socialism In America

Do critics of Obama's health reforms realize how socialistic we already are?

EAST OTIS, Mass. - The less some Americans know, the more strident and voluble they become. Take socialism. The wailing about it over healthcare reform proves my proposition. More...

Cove Mills Harvest Reunion Sept.25, 26,27, At Warfordsburg

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The ninth annual Cove Mills Harvest reunion will be held September 25, 26 and 27 at Wilkins Farm and Home Supply, Rt. 484 west, Warfordsburg. More...

Little Girl's Foul Toss Makes Dad A Celebrity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dad simply wanted a souvenir - not a national television appearance. Steve Monforto won over many hearts after his 3-year-old daughter tossed a foul ball he caught at a Phillies game back onto the field. More...

Crash Kills 2 SUV Drivers

HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) - A headon collision in central Pennsylvania has claimed the lives of two drivers and injured several other people. State police say 45-year-old Joe Wingert Jr. More...

McConnellsburg FFA Hosts Recruitment Event

McConnellsburg FFA hosted a recruitment event Tuesday, September 15, in order to encourage more students to join. More than 50 students in grades eight through 12 came and participated in the daylong event. More...

FR Elementary Program To Create A Bully-Free Environment

Forbes Road Elementary School hosted "The Bully-Free Amazing Wonder Show" assembly program on September 14, 2009. The program used comedy, magic and audience participation to present a motivational anti-bullying message. More...

Man Charged With Adult Neglect

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who left three blind and deaf adults in his care locked in a van for about an hour Sunday while he ate at a western Maryland diner has been arrested, police said. More...

Mercersburg Financial Corp. Announces Third- Quarter Dividend

Mercersburg Financial Corp., parent company of The First National Bankof Mercersburg, recently announced a third quarter dividend of 20 cents per share. Dividends thus far for 2009 are in line with projections. More...

Protesters Hope To Highlight Issues At G-20 Summit

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An anti-war group plans to set up a tent city during the upcoming Group of Twenty economic summit to focus attention on the plight of women and children made refugees by war. More...

ACLU Says Pa. School Wrong To Ban T-Shirt Protest

PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says an eastern Pennsylvania school district was wrong to reprimand students who wore T-shirts protesting the district's new dress code. More...

Make Your Own Leaf Collection Theme Of Hike

Blue skies and warm weather graced a three-hour hike and plant identification walk hosted Sunday afternoon by Fulton County Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies and forester Dave Scamardella. More...

Completes Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Derek J. Reschke, a 2009 graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School, Three Springs, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Sorority Elects Officers

Officers who will lead the Warfordsburg-based Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in 2009-2010 are, left to right, Iris Hendershot, president; Wilma Valentine, vice president; Sherry Metz, secretary; Gail Potter, treasurer, Doris Smith, correspondi More...

UFC Has Pa. Pay-Per-View Promoter In Fighting Form

FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Even though Joe Hand Promotions Inc. has sold closed-circuit pay-per-view sporting events to bars, clubs and other commercial establishments for decades, Jan. 17, 2005, was a watershed moment for the business. More...

G-20 Security Driving Away Pittsburgh's Bustle

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nick Mancini Hartner is like a lot of downtown business operators: He doesn't know what to expect if thousands of protesters show up for the Group of 20 economic summit or, for that matter, how many customers will show up either. More...

Pa. Governor Rendell Makes Esquire List

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - What does Gov. Ed Rendell have in common with Matt Damon and George Clooney? They're all on Esquire magazine's list of the "World's 75 Best People. More...

Library Gets Ready For Grand Opening

Abdy Toledo (standing) and Brian Kirkpatrick of K&M Dri-Lay Masonry, Waynesboro, install inscr bed bricks at the entrance to the newly renovated Fulton County L brary. More...

County Gets EMS Update

Mobile hospital trailers to be stored in county

A local representative on the Southern Alleghenies EMS Council aired some exciting news to Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II relative to the pending arrival of several mobile hospital trailers. More...

Budget Mess Likely To Resurface In Pa.'s '10 Races

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Campaign considerations are never far from the minds of Pennsylvania's state lawmakers, and these days they have a new worry - the state budget standoff that has sunk their poll numbers. More...

Community State Bank Supports FCMC Building Campaign

"Continuing the Dream Campaign" to fund the new patient services building at Medical Center

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Pat Berrier and Lisa Daniels of Community State Bank recently presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Spence Perry, chair of the FCMC Foundation Board, and Helen Overly, vice chair of the FCMC Foundation Board, More...

Trial To Open In Ex-Pa. Police Chief's Slaying

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of murdering a retired southwestern Pennsylvania police chief and his wife during a robbery in their home. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: sloppy jo, baked beans, coleslaw, orange, bun. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, apricots, wheat bread. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, September 28: oatmeal, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, September 29: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Yoder "Fits" In Top Spot In Youth Showmanship Contest

Janelle Yoder, 20, of Huntingdon, Pa., topped 96 other contestants in the senior division of the 12th Youth Showmanship Contest held Sunday, Sept. 20, at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa. More...

Train Museums Host Third Annual Garden Railways Tour

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and the National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, Lancaster County, will host the third annual Garden Railways tour on Sunday, October 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Hunter Trapper Education Study Course

The Hunter-Trapper Education online independent study course will be held October 1 from 6:30 p.m .to 9:30 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. This is the classroom portion of an independent study program. More...

Pa. Man Gets 2 To 5 Years In Classroom Attack

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man who burst into an eastern Pennsylvania middle school and attacked a 14-year-old youth has been sentenced to two to five years in prison. More...

Paper Becoming Passe In More Pennsylvania School Districts

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Thanks to a technological misunderstanding, Ursula White won't have any school pictures from her son's sophomore year to look back on. After the Upper St. More...

Police Kill Pa. Elderly Woman Who Was At Ex's Home

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. (AP) - An elderly western Pennsylvania woman is dead after police shot and killed her outside of her ex-boyfriend's house where she was dressed in black and holding a pistol. More...

"Moth Madness" At Penn State's Great Insect Fair

What's the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Why do they fly by night? Find out the answers to these and all your questions about moths and other six-legged critters at Penn State's 16th annual Great Insect Fair, being held on Oct. 3. More...

Chocolate Part Of The Multimedia At New PA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - The Hershey Story, a new museum that unwraps the life and times of candy magnate Milton S. Hershey, also takes some new and delicious spins on chocolate. More...

Fort Frederick State Park Hosts Cannon Firing Demonstrations

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will host a French and Indian War Artillery Weekend September 26 - 27, 2009. More...

Harvest Celebration At George Washington's Farm

October 17 & 18: Mount Vernon's Fall Harvest Family Days

Mount Vernon welcomes the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days, October 17 and 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Man Faces Charge After Fatal Shooting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been charged after police say he failed to secure a shotgun before a 5-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with a friend. More...