November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Holiday Toy Drive Begins

New toys, winter wear being collected for needy children

STAFF REPORT With the holiday season quickly approaching, a local organization is taking steps to ensure that area children will indeed have a very merry Christmas. More...

Christmas For Wounded Warriors

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Veterans Day has passed and Christmas is just around the corner. The Franklin County Chapter of Red Cross will be collecting items for wounded warriors from now until December 11 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1953 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1953 held its annual class reunion October 20 at New Fort Restaurant. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, November 23: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, November 24: pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

MHS Class Of 1959 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1959 recently its their 50th class reunion. Members of the class who attended are pictured above. More...

PA Farm Bureau’s Mobile Ag Science Lab Visits MES

Pennsylvania’s Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a division of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB), will be bringing agriculture education to Mc- Connellsburg Elementary School November 23 to December 4. More...

Beheaded Dog, Cat, Chickens Found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An animal welfare official says a beheaded dog and cat found in Philadelphia appear to be the result of a ritual sacrifice. More...

PA Family Turns Ice Cream Into A Family Tradition

EDGE GROVE, Pa. (AP) – You scream, I scream. Fourteenmonth old Alexis Smith, a stream of vanilla running down her chin, screams with glee. We all scream for ice cream. More...

Allegany College Awards Scholarships

Five prospective Allegany College of Maryland students were awarded scholarships at the recent 13th annual open house at the Bedford County Campus of ACM. More...

Named To Scholar Program

Stephanie Robinson, a sophomore business-marketing/financial major at Lycoming College, has been named to the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Scholars Program. More...

Hunter Found Dead In Tree Stand

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 74-year-old hunter from Ohio has been found dead in a tree stand in western Pennsylvania. Hanover Fire Chief Donald Plance says it appears that Gerald Welder, of Hudson, Ohio, died of natural causes. More...

Scientists Reassure Pa. Residents In Quake Swarms

DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Scientists have met with residents of a central Pennsylvania town to reassure them about the hundreds of tiny earthquakes the area has experienced over the past year. More...

Receives Degree

Lisa MacDonald Lackner, Missoula, Mont., daughter of Jane and Paul MacDonald, Mc- Connellsburg, recently received her doctor of philosophy degree from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn. More...

No Recusal By PA Judge In Child Starvation Appeal

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has declined a defense request to step aside rather than hear a death row inmate’s appeal in the starvation death of her 7- year-old daughter a decade ago. More...

MHS Class Of 1979 Holds 30th Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1979 recently held its 30th reunion. More...

Corbett: House GOP Officials Didn’t Raise Red Flag

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The ranks of current and former state House Republican legislators, prosecutors allege, are littered with people whose election day efforts benefited from the illegal use of taxpayer-paid resources. More...

Veterans Day Ceremonies Held Last Wednesday

STAFF REPORT Veterans young and old along with the community gathered at the bandshell on the courthouse lawn last Wednesday, Veterans Day, to honor American veterans from all wars, as well as those who served in times of peace. More...

H1N1 To Be Offered To Priority Populations

The Department of Health announced it will conduct statewide clinics from November 20-22 to administer free H1N1 vaccine to individuals in the recommended target groups that have not had previous access to the vaccine. More...

Breeden Pleads Not Guilty In Sexual Assault Case

Trial tentatively set for January 25, 2010

A 21-year-old Warfordsburg area man appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week on allegations he sexually assaulted a young girl while parking at Meadow Grounds Lake last November. More...

Hustowntown Woman Meets, Interviews Miley Cyrus

Amber Oliver, 22, of Hustontown, left, interviews singer Miley Cyrus during a meet-and-greet Nov. More...

Library Corner

New large-print fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Ford County Stories” by John Grisham, “The Pretend Wife” by Bridget Asher, “In the Kitchen” by Monica Ali, “Ice” by Linda Howard, “Snow More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: two hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, hot dog buns, apple. Tuesday: Salisbury steak w/gravy, au gratin potatoes, carrots, rye bread, applesauce. More...

Awarded Scholarships

Two Fulton County residents have been awarded scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1332-1518 lbs., $84.75 to $86.25; one 1606 lbs., $83; choice 2-3, 1154-1524 lbs., $81.50 to $84.75; one 1610 lbs., $81.75; full/y.g. More...

PA Man Uses Pictures To Document Homelessness

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The snapshots tell the story of what it means to be Jerry Johnson. More...

Mean Joe Green Finally Gets Coke Ad Award

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mean Joe Greene already had his four Super Bowl rings. Now, 30 years later, he also has his CLIO for one of TV’s most famous commercials. More...

Seven Springs Signs 10-Year Lease On Pa. Ski Area

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) – Seven Springs Mountain Resort has signed a 10-year lease to operate a dormant state-owned ski area in southwestern Pennsylvania, though it won’t reopen this year and possibly not next year either. More...

FR Lions Club Holds Poster Contest

The annual Forbes Road Lions Club peace poster contest has been completed. Ashley Leis, a sixth grade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner. More...

Crash Kills Students In Pa.

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a head-on crash killed three Edinboro University students. More...

Conservancy Selling’ Pa. Fallingwater’s Windows

MILL RUN, Pa. (AP) – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is “selling’’ sponsorships of new windows at Fallingwater, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home built over a waterfall in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

PA Adult Education Courses Helping Locals Succeed

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) – At Crawford County Career and Technical Center, “night school’’ definitely isn’t what it used to be. More...

Sheetz Begins Petition Drive For Beer Sales In Pa.

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – The Altoona-based Sheetz convenience store chain has started a petition drive to convince Pennsylvania lawmakers that customers want to buy beer in its stores. More...

Harrisburg Protest Draws Hundreds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Leaders of a protest that brought hundreds of people to Harrisburg over the weekend say they hope to send a message to state lawmakers about fiscal responsibility and taxes. More...

Ceremony Held For White Buffalo At Pa. Resort Home

FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Native American songs and dances welcomed a sacred white buffalo to his new home at a sanctuary established at a southwestern Pennsylvania resort following the closure of the zoo where he was born. More...