October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

House Tour To Feature Homes, Churches

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS A mixture of historical, contemporary homes and churches are featured in the Fulton County Historical Society’s 2009 House Tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., each day. More...

Toy Display At Fulton House

A free exhibit of locally owned toys is on display at the Fulton House for the Fall Folk Festival weekend. More...

Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Menu Monday, October 19: breakfast burrito or cereal, chili with toasted cheese or taco bar, pears, milk. Tuesday, October 20: bagel with cream cheese or cereal. More...

‘Spinjas’ Offer New Twist On Roadside Advertising

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Bumping to a techno beat on his Apple iPod music player, Ray Rivera spins a 6-foot arrow-shaped sign on his head as he stands alongside a major road not far from a highway overpass. Then he spins the sign on his back. More...

Health Department Announces First Doses Of H1N1 Vaccine Arrive In Pennsylvania

Preregistered and certified providers in the southwest, southeast and north-central regions of the state have begun to receive the first doses of the live attenuated pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine, also known by the brand name FluMist, the Pennsylv More...

Police Probe 2 Murder-Suicides On One Night

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Homicide detectives in Philadelphia are investigating two unrelated murder-suicides that occurred on the same night. More...

Man Accused Of Dragging Dog Behind Wheelchair

JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting his puppy and dragging the dog’s carcass behind his wheelchair has been ordered to stand trial. More...

JLG Appoints Bob Nelson to Lead North American Field Sales Team

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company announced Tuesday that Bob Nelson has been appointed to the position of vice-president, field sales and service for North America. More...

Former Resident Harvests Alligator

A former Fulton Countian recently harvested a 500-pound bull alligator near his home in Melbourne, Fla. Peter Morton took the alligator at 2:30 a.m. More...

Federal Recovery Funds Are Putting Pennsylvanians To Work

Thousands of people are working in Pennsylvania because of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and millions are receiving direct benefits that help put food on their tables and keep their families afloat, Gov. Edward G. More...

Baseline Mammograms – How Important Are They?

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Pa. Resurrects Plans To Put Tolls On I-80

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are preparing to revive their application to impose tolls on Interstate 80. More...

SF To Present “Willy Wonka”

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS If you want to view magic lands, close your eyes and you will see one – or simply come down to Southern Fulton High School on Friday October 23, or Saturday the 24, and watch the production of “Willy Wonka!” 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...

Police Used Texting To Communicate During G-20

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they used a secure, group text-messaging service to keep thousands of officers on the same page during last month’s Group of 20 economic summit. More...

U.S. Man Sleeps Through House Fire, Survives

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A suburban Pittsburgh man slept soundly as his home caught on fire and partially collapsed. It wasn’t until firefighters did a walk-through of the home more than two hours later that he woke up. More...

FCMC Topping Out Ceremony Held Oct. 13

On Tuesday, Fulton County Medical Center held a “topping out” ceremony for their new Patient Services/ Administration building. More...

County Looks Into Office Move Expenses

Possible location of tower or monopole discussed

The Fulton County commissioners again turned their sights to the county office renovation project this week to help determine estimated costs in moving and furnishing the future, combined office space of the Emergency Management Agency and 911 offic More...

Boro Council Begins To Address 2010 Budget

Contributions to pension fund will make for difficult budget

McConnellsburg Borough Council began a preliminary, informal discussion of its 2010 budget, granted a Halloween parade permit and heard a mayoral proclamation on trick-ortreating during its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Hustontown Boy Gets A Voice

Diagnosed with selective mutism, 8-year-old boy now speaks

Having never uttered a word in public or in front of anyone besides his immediate family during the last six years, 8-year-old Ryan Fittry recently brought an end to the silence. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: swiss steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, pears, wheat bread. Tuesday: cold turkey and cheese sandwich, potato soup, banana, crackers, wheat bread. More...

Husband Killed Pa. Gun Advocate During Video Chat

LEBANON, Pa. More...

Comcast Tries Pop-Up Alerts To Warn Of Infections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Comcast Corp. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Year of the Flood” by Margaret Atwood, “Day After Night” by Anita Diamant, “Lakeshore Christmas” by Susan Wiggs, “The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macombe More...

Mellott Co. Wins Pacesetter Award

Mellott Co., based in Warfordsburg, received the first-annual Pacesetter Award for safety achievement at the Raffles Insurance LTD board of directors meeting held in Quebec, Canada, in September 2009. More...

MES To Present “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs”

In the last month, 48 cast members from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades have been preparing to present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!” The show will be performed in the McConnellsburg High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, More...

Franklin Financial Announces Regular Fourth Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Services Corporation declared a $.27 per share regular cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2009. More...

IRS Seeks PA Community Volunteers

PHILADELPHIA – Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? Do you like to help people? More...

Mellott Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Wendy Richards Mellott was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

New 4-H Club At Hustontown

A new 4-H club, Community Cavaliers, has started in Hustontown. The first meeting was held on October 1, 2009, at the Fittry resident from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. More...

Deer Activity Increasing

PennDOT cautions motorists

Autumn brings an increase in deer activity, prompting PennDOT to remind drivers to watch carefully for deer darting across and along roadways. More...

Historical Society Raffle

Fulton County Historical Society will hold its raffle drawing October 18 at 5 p.m. A one-night stay at Crampton Manor Bed and Breakfast will be raffled along with other prizes. More...

Armed Robber Sought After W. Pennsylvania Convenience Heist

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) – Police have been using search dogs to find a man who robbed a western Pennsylvania convenience store. Police have yet to release a description of the man who robbed the B-Z Mart in Vandergrift about 2:30 a.m. Monday. More...

Fed Judge Sets Deadline In Pa. Death Resentencing

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge says a western Pennsylvania county has 120 days to resentence a man who was wrongly sentenced to consecutive five- to 10-year prison terms for conspiring to kill a western Pennsylvania couple in 1994. More...

Tractors On Display At Peck Property

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

Champion Driver Donna Mae Mims From Pa. Dies

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Donna Mae Mims, the first woman to win a Sports Car Club of America national championship in 1963, has died. She was 82. More...