October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Continue 2010 Budget Talks

Cutchall takes seat on commissioner board

The Fulton County commissioners are slated to meet later this week and again next Monday to resume their discussions on 2010 budget expenditures. More...

Man Charged With Indecent Assault Of Child

Lynn Bard arraigned, preliminary hearing continued

A case dating back 12 years involving sexual relations with a 3 year old was reopened by Pennsylvania State Police two years ago and has now resulted in a multitude of charges against a Warfordsburg man. More...

“Help Is Here Express” Bus Tour Comes To Hancock

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MHS Class Of 1964 Holds 45th Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1964 held its 45th reunion in the clubhouse at Great Cove Golf Course. Pictured, front row: Nancy Layton Chamberlain, Joycelene Mellott Strait, Judy M. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch for the week is as follows: Monday: grilled chicken, tossed salad, wheat bread, applesauce, chocolate chip cookies, ranch dressing. Tuesday: barbecue ribette patty, scalloped potatoes, wax beans, apple, bun. More...

PennDOT Honors Students, Drivers At School Bus Safety Awards

PennDOT on Monday recognized 11 students for helping to promote school bus safety and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The event launched School Bus Safety Week, as proclaimed by Gov. More...

Historical Society Announces Folk Festival Raffle Winners

Winners of the Fulton County Historical Society raffle were: Bruce Mentzer of Mercersburg for a night’s stay in the Carriage House at Crampton Manor Bed and Breakfast. More...

Area Student On Staff Of Lycoming College Newspaper

Stephanie Robinson, a sophomore from McConnellsburg, is staff writer for the Lycoming College newspaper, The Lycourier. Robinson is a business finance and marketing double major. More...

Raffle Drawing Winners

Winners of the raffle held at the McConnellsburg High School track October 11 to benefit diabetes are as follows: $50 Sheet gift card by Danfelt Trucking, Mapleton Depot: Steve Behe. $50 gift certificate, Milky Way Restaurant: Steve Robinson. More...

Pa. Payrolls Shrink More In Sept., Jobless Rate Up

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania employers trimmed payrolls again in September as the state’s unemployment rate rose to its highest mark in a quarter-century. More...

Court Upholds Convictions Of Animal Activists

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In a split decision, a U.S. More...

Mobile Ag Science Lab Visits Southern Fulton

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a division of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, brought agriculture education to Southern Fulton Elementary School the week of October 5-9. More...

SCENES FROM THE FULTON FALL FOLK FESTIVAL

Art Exhibit Winners Best Of Show “Barnyard Path” by Anne Gobin. People’s Choice “Horse Power” by Brian Tucker. Student More...

Multi-County Walk Raises $12,903.58 For Diabetes

Approximately 100 walkers gathered at McConnellsburg High School track October 11 to raise money to fight diabetes. A total of $3,374.89 was raised for the ADA and $9,528.69 for JDRF. More...

Rhinoceros Bites Pittsburgh Zookeeper’s Thumb

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A rhinoceros has bit the thumb of a Pittsburgh zookeeper who feeds the animal on a daily basis. More...

Man Accused Of Swindling 3 Pa. Credit Unions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett says a Pittsburgh area man is accused of ripping off three credit unions of $2 million. More...

Driver Charged After Boy, 5, Left On School Bus

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Public Schools police have charged a school bus driver with child endangerment after a 5- year-old kindergarten student was left in the driver’s parked bus after falling asleep. More...

Clearing The Record

In a front-page story in last week’s edition of The Fulton County News (“Craig Cutchall Will Fill Vacant Commissioner Seat”), new commissioner Craig Cutchall’s wife Barbara was incorrectly identified. More...

Green Hill Sewing Club’s Apple Butter Boil

Although weekend rains delayed the Green Hill Sewing Club’s apple butter boil for a day, the ladies and their helpers were out on Sunday to finish off their apples for the season. More...

Two Earn Eagle Scout Awards

Justin Carbaugh received his Eagle Scout award on August 15, 2009, at Needmore Firehall. Justin is working well with his fellow Needmore Scout Troop 45 to make sure they will receive this award some day also. More...

Harrisonville Man Accused Of Sex With Teen

Arraignment scheduled for Max Miller III

A 23-year-old Licking Creek Township man accused of having sexual liaisons with a teenage girl is tentatively scheduled to appear in court this week on a variety of charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assau More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, October 26: pop tarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, October 27: pancakes, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Venison Butchering And Preservation

Once hunters have bagged their bucks during hunting season, they still have to decide what to do with their meat. More...

Woodland Owners Of The Southern Alleghenies To Hold Banquet

Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies will hold its annual banquet and Forest Stewardship Awards presentation on November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Arena Restaurant, Business Route 220, Bedford. The public is invited. More...

Operation Christmas Child Begins November 16

South-Central Pennsylvania hopes to collect 30,000 gift-filled shoe boxes November 16-23 for the World’s Larget Christmas Project. More...

Receives Degree

Traber Lee Fischer, Warfordsburg, has completed the requirements prescribed by the faculty of Full Sail University, Winter Park, Fla., and received his Bachelor of Computer Science degree in the intense, 21- month game development degree program on More...

LIHEAP To Open November 2

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) announced this week that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energey Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants November 2. More...

Inducted Into Lycoming College Honor Society

Stephanie Robinson, a sophomore marketing and finance major with a minor in Spanish at Lycoming College, has been inducted into Delta Mu Delta, an honor society for business and accounting students at the college. More...

Meet In Baghdad

Army Lt. Col Christopher Layton and Marine Lt. Col. Curtis Hill, both 1986 graduates of Southern Fulton High School, met up in Baghdad on Oct. 19, 2009, when Hill was in Baghdad for a meeting. More...

State Budget Spends Too Much and Increases Taxes

Hess rejects measure

Citing too much spending, tax increases and the failure to prepare the commonwealth for future years, Rep. Dick Hess (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) recently voted against the 2009-10 state budget. More...

Awarded Scholarship

Lindsay Berkstresser of Waterfall has been named the 2009 recipient of Patriot Federal Credit Union’s Richard E. Baumunk Memorial Scholarship award. Patriot has given one $2,500 scholarship annually since 1994. More...

Fulton County Quilt Club’s 29th Show Winners

The quilt club’s raffle quilt won first place and Best of Show. Mary Hershey of Hummelstown, Pa., won the raffle quilt. More...

Small Awards In Suit Over Pa. Coroner’s Assault

READING, Pa. More...

Tailgating Goes On At Snowy Penn St. Lots

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The snow didn’t stop fans from tailgating at Penn State. The school set up shuttles to Beaver Stadium for the No. More...

Sestak Reports $4.7 Million On Hand For Senate Bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak raised $758,000 during the last quarter in his campaign for the 2010 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate – less than half the amount attracted by incumbent Arlen Specter. More...

Critics Skeptical About Fate Of Lawmakers’ Grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...