December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Conduct Routine Business Meetings

The Fulton County commissioners received a variety of updates during the course of their meetings last week and this week, including multiple from county projects coordinator Karen Hann on ongoing Community Development Block Grant funded projects an More...

Philly School’s Racial Tensions Lead To Fights

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tensions between black and Asian students at a public high school erupted in a series of assaults over two days, leading to 10 suspensions and several students seeking medical treatment. More...

Pay FCMC Bill Online

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS With customer service being a top priority of the Fulton County Medical Center, the business office has launched a more convenient way to pay your hospital bill. More...

Hunters Find Human Remains In Eastern Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Police say human remains have been discovered by a pair of eastern Pennsylvania hunters. Police in Bethlehem say the hunters made the discovery Saturday afternoon. More...

Declaring CO2 A Dangerous Pollutant First Step Paving The Way For Costly Cap And Trade

Congressman Bill Shuster released the following statement Tuesday after the EPA formally declared carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant: More...

Library Corner

Please note that there is now a book return for the Fulton County Library located inside the Dott Village Store in Warfordsburg. The book drop is available during store hours which are Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. More...

GE To Buy $345 Million Of Ads From NBC Universal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – General Electric Co. More...

Second Suspect Charged With Stealing From Dying Man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A second suspect has been charged with stealing a watch from a man who died while waiting for care at a Philadelphia emergency room. More...

Zoo’s Baby Orangutan Named Batu

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Zoo’s new baby orangutan has been named. Visitors to the zoo’s Web site chose the name Batu (BAH’-too) for the Sumatran orangutan born Oct. 2. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Caitlyn Glazier, Andrew Smith, Jesse Swope, David Welsh. Grade ten: Justin Deshong, Cole Johnston, Nicholas Mc- Clure, Emily Watkins. Grade eleven: Conrad Glazier, Rachel Kendall. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken patty, lettuce and tomato, coleslaw, macaroni salad, bun, apple juice, cookies. Tuesday: braised beef, noodles, spinach, wheat bread, pears, orange juice. More...

County Farm Women Hold Christmas Banquet

Fulton County Society of Farm Women finished their 50th year with the annual Christmas banquet, held Sunday at Fort Family Restaurant in Fort Littleton. Mary (Gordon) Richards is pictured above lighting a candle to start the evening. More...

2009 JLG Quarter Century Clu Banquet

On the evening of November 21, the JLG Quarter Century Club held its 10th annual Recognition Banquet at the Hustontown Firehall. More...

Woodland Owners Present Awards At Meeting

Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies presented forest stewardship awards to Don Oaks, Loretta Radeschi, Dave Schreffler and Don Oaks at its recent annual meeting. More...

Retired Pa. Teacher Dies From H1N1 Complications

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania county has announced a swine flu fatality, but health officials say the outbreak is subsiding. More...

Toys Rolling Off Assembly Line In Hanover, Pa.

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – On a shelf in TJ Buchanan’s highschool wood shop sits a handcrafted wooden truck, one of only 25 like it ever made. More...

Gingerbread House Decorating Sweetens Christmas For Kids

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Simple Acts of Kindness sponsored its first kids’ gingerbread house decorating contest on Saturday, December 5, at the Fulton Theatre as part of the “Christmas in McConnellsburg” festivities. More...

2009 National Christmas Tree “Brightest” Yet

This year, GE Consumer and Industrial has created America’s first National Christmas Tree outfitted from top to bottom with energy-saving LED technology, including many light strings and ornaments used on previous year’s trees. More...

Giant Employees Make $1,000 Donation To Catholic Mission

Employees of the McConnellsburg Giant Food Store recently donated $1,000 to the Fulton County Catholic Mission’s “Treasures for Kids” Christmas program. More...

Pa. High School FM Station Marks 60 Years On Air

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) – A tiny high school radio station outside Philadelphia is turning 60. WHHS at Haverford High School turned 60 years old on Sunday. More...

Pa. School Drops Required Fitness Class For Obese

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) – Obese students at a historically black college near Philadelphia won’t have to take a fitness class to graduate after all. More...

TIU Student Of The Month

Olivia Mellott is a 5-year-old student enrolled in the Fulton County Early Intervention Class in McConnellsburg. More...

Pa. Consumers Will Have To Cut Own Electric Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – With the household electric bills of many Pennsylvanians expected to skyrocket by 2011, legislators last year were talking about forcing electric utilities to eat part of the cost. That talk is over. More...

McConnellsburg Middle School Honor Roll

First Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade six: Rachel Barmont, Tierra McMullen, Alexis Mellott, Landon Richards, John Strait, Alexandra Treml, Sky Vance, Bailey Walters. Grade seven: Victoria Chatley, Hannah Ott, Nathan Peters. More...

Man Charged With Illegally Killing Largest Bear Of Season Over Bait

Wilkes-Barre

When is the largest bear killed in Pennsylvania’s bear season not the largest bear harvested? When it is the largest bear killed over bait, which equals poaching. That’s what happened when Charles W. More...

Community Cavaliers Meet

The 4-H Community Cavaliers held a meeting on November 5, 2009, at the Fittry residence from 6:30 until 8 p.m. We had a new member attend the meeting. We discussed ideas for a fundraiser and are making plans for the Farm Show in January. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, December 14: rigatoni or spaghetti with meatballs, cheese sticks, trail mix. Tuesday, December 15: macho nachos, tossed salad, bread slice, mixed fruit. More...

Toys Rolling Off Assembly Line At Pennsylvania High School

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – On a shelf in TJ Buchanan’s highschool wood shop sits a handcrafted wooden truck, one of only 25 like it ever made. More...

Sons Of American Legion Donate To Angels On Earth

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care representatives Lorraine Copenhaver and Elisha Feight accept a $300 donation from Sons of the American Legion members Monte Rasp and Rodney Buterbaugh. More...

Man Robbed In ER Unconscious Nearly 1 Hour

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police believe a man whose watch was stolen as he sat slumped in a hospital waiting room may have been dead for 50 minutes before anyone took notice. More...

Thank Eichelberger For Quality Childcare

Children at Fulton County Center for Families Child Care and local home-care providers each enjoyed creating a special Thanksgiving thank-you card for state Sen. John Eichelberger. More...