November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Dubree Enters Guilty Plea

A McConnellsburg area man recently appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas to change his plea from not guilty to guilty in connection with his alleged involvement with a 12- year-old girl as well as the sexual assault of the girl’s More...

Work Completed On District Wide Bridge Painting Project

Contract funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

PennDOT District 9 announced last week that the work on the district-wide bridge painting contract that was financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been completed. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary News

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary wishes to thank everyone who attended the food and crafts sale held at the Medical Center on Friday, October 16, during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Thorpe’s Family Vows Suit Over Body Buried In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Relatives of famed American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe plan to go to federal court in Philadelphia in their long-running effort to win the return of his body from the Pennsylvania town that changed its name to provide him a More...

Autistic Pa. Boy Left On School Bus; Driver Fired

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania school district says a bus driver has been fired after a 6-year-old autistic boy was left on a bus. More...

Girl Gives Birth, Goes To School

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police are investigating the death of a premature infant born at home to a 16-year-old girl who went to school the next day. More...

4-H Year Begins

The new 4-H year officially began on October 1 and interested Fulton County youths are encouraged to contact local club leaders or the extension office for information on how to become involved. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, November 16: pancakes, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, November 17: oatmeal, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Graduates

Pfc. Brandon K. Mellott of Hustontown graduated from the 198th Infantry Brigade (14 weeks of infantry training) on September 25, 2009, at Fort Benning, Ga. More recently he graduated from airborne training, which was also held at Fort Benning. More...

Man Uses GPS To Appeal Speeding Ticket

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man is using a global positioning device in his company vehicle to fight a speeding ticket. More...

Pa. Moms Follow Holistic Approach To Parenting

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Becoming a parent for the first time three years ago, Kim Murphy tried to do everything the way she was raised by her parents and from what she read in pediatricians handbooks, but it just didn’t feel right. More...

Character Counts Program At MES

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Graduates From Training

Pvt. Tyrone Johnson graduated from BCT in Fort Benning, Ga., October 23, 2009. Following graduation he and his family will be stationed in Vilseck, Germany for three years. More...

Preservationists Eye Iron City Site In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh neighborhood preservation group wants to save the former Iron City Brewing Co. complex from the wrecking ball. More...

Point Marion Bridge Implosion Delayed For Safety

POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) – The demolition of one of the most dangerous bridges in southwestern Pennsylvania has been delayed a week. PennDOT officials pushed back Monday’s scheduled demolition of the Point Marion Bridge until Nov. 16. More...

Giant Western Pa. Mushroom Farm Laying Off 260 Workers

WORTHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – An underground mushroom farm in western Pennsylvania plans to lay off 260 workers because of falling demand and increasing competition from other farms. Creekside Mushrooms Ltd. More...

Carnahan Bags Elk

Pictured above is Larry Carnahan of Warfordsburg with an elk he downed November 4, in the current Pennsylvania elk season with a 50 caliber in-line muzzleloader. More...

Penn St. Says Midyear Tuition Hike Very Unlikely

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s president wants to avoid raising tuition at midyear, but stopped short of promising against a rate hike as the university awaits its long-delayed state funding. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s edition of The Fulton County News, election results should have stated Christopher R. Hann (D/R) not Christian Hann was the winner in the Central Fulton School District for a two-year term as school director. More...

County Predicts Significant Budget Cuts

Tentative draft to be ready by early December

Several individuals representing the Fulton County Conservation District Board of Directors learned this week the Fulton County commissioners will be making significant cuts to the 2010 budget in order to reduce spending by “hundreds of thousa More...

Solar Thermal Technology Coming To Area

Expo and job fair scheduled for Saturday

Local residents concerned about rising electric and heating bills may take interest in a newly established corporation being overseen by a Needmore area couple who have high hopes their solar thermal technology will not only save residents money but More...

Turnip Tips Scales

Sixty-three-year-old Leroy Fagley of Harrisonville was around town last week displaying a locally grown turnip that tipped the scales at two ounces shy of six pounds. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session

STAFF REPORT Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, October 20, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Pittsburgh Woman Among Fort Hood Deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A woman from Pittsburgh is reportedly among the 13 people killed Thursday in the shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas. More...

Pa. Flags Fly At Half-Staff For Fort Hood Victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell has ordered that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff at all state government facilities as a tribute to the victims of the shootings at Fort Hood. More...

Utz, Snyder’s Nix Merger Plan

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – The deal is off for a central Pennsylvania snack food company’s plan to buy its nearby competitor. Utz Quality Foods and Snyder’s of Hanover said they have halted their merger efforts. More...

Upcoming Web Seminars

PA Forest Web Seminars PA Forest Web is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule for live seminars. The seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month at noon and 7 p.m. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners of the Forbes Road Baseball Boosters hog drawing are as follows: Winner of the hog was Harvey Lowe of Elliottsburg, Pa. Turkey winners were Sheldon Bishop of Hustontown and Sherry Sites of Chambersburg. More...

Loan Officer Hired At Community State Bank

Dan Nead comes to Community State Bank of Orbisonia with more than 28 years banking experience, including more than 25 years of lending experience in the general Huntingdon County market with a focus exclusively on commercial lending for the past 12 More...

Harrisburg Post Office Is For Sale

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The post office in Harrisburg that once coordinated all of the region’s mail service is for sale. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: country fried steak, beef gravy, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, banana. Tuesday: chili mac, tossed salad, rye bread, tropical fruit. More...

Buck Scores 170 Nontypical

Needmore resident Ross DeShong harvested this 15-point buck with two droptines and three brows on Saturday, October 31, in Belfast Township. More...

Mister Rogers Neighborhood Set Rebuilt As Tribute

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For just this weekend, a Pittsburgh neighborhood that’s lain dormant in boxes and under plastic coverings for nearly a decade is coming back to life. More...

2 Republicans Win Seats On Pa. Superior Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two Republicans have won seats to the Pennsylvania Superior Court but two other open seats are too close to call. More...

Pittsburgh Woman, 88, Rescued After Bedside Fall

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say an 88-year-old woman’s godson was a godsend. More...

Route 60 Near Pittsburgh Now Deemed Interstate 376

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of Pittsburgh-area commuters have taken a different route to work without changing the road on which they travel. More...

McConnellsburg FFA Attends National FFA Convention

Recently, McConnellsburg FFA Chapter members: Taylor Morton, Mandi Lynch, Kirsten Mellott, Emily Wenschhof, Kristin Hawbaker, Paul Hock, Lucas Banks, and Robbie Christopher of the McConnellsburg FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention held More...