October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Tractors On Display At Peck Property

In celebration of Fulton County’s Fall Folk Fest, Gary H. and Nancy L. More...

Pa. Official Convicted Despite DUI Hung Jury

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A state official faces at least 30 days in prison after a central Pennsylvania jury deadlocked in his drunken driving trial but a judge then convicted him on lesser counts. More...

Cowboys Win Fulton County’s First Night Football Game

A huge crowd estimated at approximately 400 people turned out Saturday night to take in Fulton County’s first-ever night football game. More...

PA Native “Steers” Her Way To The Top At KILE

Valerie Svonavec of Rockwood, Pa., Somerset County, exhibited the grand champion steer from among 31 head at the Keystone International Livestock Exposition on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Harrisburg. More...

Racing Roundup

The Pennsylvania Posse kept its 2009 domination over the World of Outlaws intact Saturday night when Greg Hodnett drove to his first career Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory and Cody Darrah captured the Summer Nationals that were postpon More...

MHS To Hold First-Ever Homecoming

The first-ever homecoming is planned for this Friday, October 9, 2009, at McConnellsburg High School. With the new lights and a new outside sound system SADD is sponsoring the first-ever Spartan Olympic homecoming. More...

PennDOT Offers Fall Driving Safety Tips

PennDOT reminds motorists that wet leaves, fog, sun glare and frost are a few driving hazards that they will encounter this fall, but there are steps drivers can take to help make their travel safer. More...

Hospice Volunteers Needed

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

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, October 12: scrambled eggs, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, October 13: pancakes and bacon, ceral choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Food Safety Certification Training Offered To Meet PDA Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires food service operations to employ at least one supervisory employee who is certified with respect to food safety. More...

Healthy Sportsman Presented With Gun At Health Fair

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Fulton County Medical Center and McLaughlin’s Drug Store presented the healthy sportsman contest winner, Beverly Garland of Mercersburg, with a New England .243 caliber Handy- Rifle.The gun, purchased from Barnhart’ More...

Pa. House Takes Up Bill To Legalize Table Games

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State House of Representatives members are meeting in an unusual Sunday session to debate a bill to legalize and tax table games such as poker and blackjack at Pennsylvania’s slot-machine casinos. More...

PA Applies For $3.1 Billion For High-Speed Rail Projects

Applications illustrate state, national transpor tation priority

Pennsylvania recently submitted applications to the federal government for $3.1 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make highspeed rail improvements, Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced Monday. More...

Farm Bureau To Hold Meeting

The annual meeting of the Fulton County Farm Bureau will be held Saturday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Sideling Hill Church Fellowship Hall, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, according to its president, Reed Englert. More...

American Legion Holds Meeting

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 held its regular meeting on September 9 at 7:00 p.m. There were 10 members present. The auxiliary hosted a joint installation of officers at the post, with units from Fort Loudon and St. Thomas attending. More...

U.S. Woman Killed By Captive Black Bear

ALLENTOWN, Pa.,(AP) – A woman was mauled to death by a captive 350-pound (160-kilogram) black bear in front of her children as she cleaned the animal’s cage, officials said Monday. More...

High Court Candidates Have Contrasting Styles

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pregnant Instructor Sues Pa. Gym Gunman’s Estate

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A pregnant aerobics instructor who was wounded in a health club shooting in August sued the estate of the gunman Monday, saying related stress has put her in danger of a miscarriage. More...

Philly Newspaper Creditors Seek Control Of Company

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Creditors hoping to take over Philadelphia’s two main daily newspapers accused the current owners Thursday of trying to “game’’ the bankruptcy system to keep insiders in control. More...

Killer Bear’s Pa. Owner Had Expired Pet License

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania dealer of exotic pets was operating with an expired license when his wife was killed by a captive black bear as she cleaned its cage. More...

Turned-In Live Shell Clears U.S Police Station

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man who turned in an old artillery shell to Philadelphia police has learned a lesson: Call ahead. More...

Police: Couple Use Girl, 3, As Shoplifting Shield

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State police say a southwestern Pennsylvania couple used their 3- year-old daughter as a shield when they pushed a shopping cart containing a stolen computer out of a Wal-Mart store. More...

Pa. House To Press Forward On Table Games Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State House members are scheduled to continue debate on a Democratic bill to legalize and tax table games at Pennsylvania’s slot-machine casinos. More...

Buchanan Subject Of Historical Society Program

Professor Karl Reisner of Mercersburg Academy will address members and friends of the Fulton County Historical Society on “James Buchanan: A Misunderstood Leader” on Thursday evening, October 15, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up State Forest

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Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: beef barbecue, baked beans, macaroni salad, applesauce, bun. Wednesday: hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, green beans, cake w/icing, white bread. More...

Judge Says Western Pa. Church Can Keep Property

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A judge says a western Pennsylvania congregation that left the national Presbyterian church can keep its property. More...

Flag Football Report

The Fulton County Cowboys flag football team broke into the win column for the first time this season, passing their way past Southern Huntingdon Gold on Sunday. More...

Stewart Holds On For Kansas Win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Tony Stewart held off late challenges from Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle to win Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, his fourth win of the season. More...

Gordon And Ott Claim Shootout Wins

Path Valley Speedway

Twenty-nine Mini Stock and 27 4-Cylinder Thunder Car drivers signed in to take a shot at the $500 to win 9th annual 4- Cylinder Shootout at Path Valley Speedway. More...

Legend Comes To Fulton County

Local Huntington County icon and Pennsylvania legend Gaird Zauzig volunteered his time to come and be a part of the Fulton County Cowboy’s historic October 3 contest under the lights at McConnellsburg High School versus the Huntington Raiders. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1959 Holds Reunion

Hustontown Class of 1959 held its 50th class reunion at Hustonton Firehall September 19, 2009. More...

American Cancer Society Holds Meeting

The American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, held a meeting at the Fulton County Fairgrounds September 21 at 6:00 p.m. There were 13 present. More...

Gettysburg Bike Ride Held

McConnellsburg SADD took a group of 14 students and adults to Gettysburg, Saturday, October 3, 2009. The weather was perfect as the group rode their bikes through the battlefield. More...

MES Character Counts Students Recognized

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Rough Country” by John Sandford, “The Christmas List” by Richard Paul Evans, “Intervention” by Terri Balckstock, “Hardball” (large print) by Sara Paretsky More...

Healthy Sportsman’s Drawing Winners

Below is a list of drawing winners and sponsors from the Healthy Sportsman Health Fair at the Fulton County Medical Center September 27: Folding chair, American Cancer Society: Madison Stalter. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET September 28 More...

Florida Man’s Third Home Is Pennsylvania Church Found On eBay

MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. (AP) – John Pierce Archer, a devout Christian, feels right at home living in a former church in Mount Jewett, about 75 miles southeast of Erie and 20 miles south of Pennsylvania’s border with New York. More...

Poor Economy Affords PA Couple’s Kayaking Dream

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – When Tom Segeda found out he was being laid off for a few months, he and his wife, Sharon, made a quick plan. They would need kayaks, maps, some soup and help from a few friends. More...

Princess Diana Exhibit To Open In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A traveling museum exhibit about the life of Princess Diana will open in Philadelphia on Friday. The exhibit “Diana: A Celebration’’ is at the National Constitution Center through Dec. 31. More...

Senate GOP Plans Votes On Pa. Budget Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Senate Republicans say they’ve got a strategy for putting together a state budget that could lead to it being enacted as soon as Friday. More...

Sinclair Cattle Ranked First

Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Pennsylvania having recorded 1092 head of Angus with the American Angus Association ® during fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. More...

Jamie Wyeth Talks About His Art, His Family

CHADDS FORD, Pennsylvania (AP) – If you’re an admirer of seagulls, a new exhibition of paintings by Jamie Wyeth is here to set you straight. More...

PA Mom Ordered To Stand Trial In Son’s Drowning

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area single mother has been ordered to stand trial in the drowning death of her 7- month-old son, who authorities say was left in a bathtub while she was outside smoking and talking with neighbors. More...

Feds Say Unsafe Power Supply Causes Pa. Acid Cloud

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says a pump used without an electrical safety shut off caused an acid cloud that forced hundreds of western Pennsylvania residents to evacuate last year. Indspec Chemical Corp. More...

Man Dies After Falling Into Silo

HOWARD, Pa. (AP) _ A central Pennsylvania man died and another was rescued after falling inside a silo. Fifty-five-year-old Charles Simons worked and lived on the farm near State College with his wife for more than 20 years. More...

State Police Probe $900K In Pa. Property Sales

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State police in Uniontown are investigating a couple’s claims that five properties they own worth $900,000 were transferred from their names without their knowledge. More...