February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Democratic Convention Approves Medicare For All

Endorses Specter, four from Fulton attend

In a landmark decision, on Saturday, February 6, the Pennsylvania State Democratic Convention consisting of hundreds of delegates from all over the state, including two from Fulton County, gave unanimous approval to the Single Payer, Medicare for Al More...

Routine Business Conducted

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners attended to an array of business this week, including the approval of contracts and discussions on available program funding. More...

Cards Of Thanks

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Western Pa. Teacher’s Facebook Suspension Lifted

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A 30-day unpaid suspension has been lifted against a western Pennsylvania high school teacher who appeared next to a male stripper in a picture someone else posted on Facebook. More...

Active Arrest Warrants For County

In conjunction with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, The Fulton County News is releasing the names and last known addresses of individuals who are deemed as having outstanding warrants for failure to appear in the Fulton County Court of Common Pl More...

Collecting Blankets For Haiti Relief

The Menno Haven campuses of Menno Village, Northfield and Penn Hall, all of Chambersburg, are accepting donated blankets for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti through the Mennonite Central Committee through February 14. More...

Driver Leads Troopers On High-Speed Turnpike Chase

STEVENS, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man is charged with ramming two police vehicles during a high-speed chase on the turnpike. More...

Pa. Gets More Low-Income Federal Heating Aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More grant money is available for the hundreds of thousands low-income families that are seeking help paying for winter heat in Pennsylvania. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE REPORT February 1 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, few 1478-1544 lbs., $86 to $87; choice 2-3, 1258-1496 lbs., $61.50 to $85.25; 1558-1638 lbs., $81.75 to $84.50; full/y.g. More...

More Than 100 Train Cars Spill Coal In Pa.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) – More than 100 freight train cars carrying coal derailed in Pennsylvania, but no one was hurt. CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan says the cause of the derailment around 2:45 a.m. Saturday was under investigation. More...

Cancer Survivor Night Held

On February 4, cancer survivors were invited to the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals versus the Lady Spartans game in the MHS gym. More...

Forbes Extends H.S. Principal’s Contract

Conducts routine business, holds executive session

Forbes Road School Board directors extended a school administrator’s contract, dealt with requests for school building usage and held an executive session to discuss labor negotiations and personnel at their regular monthly board meeting last More...

Boxes Filled With “Bargains And Blessings’’

Local churches taking strides to improve Angel Food Ministries program

Nearly two years ago, members of the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church teamed up with the nonprofit organization Angel Food Ministries to help provide not only food relief but in turn financial savings to local residents. More...

Give Daffodils, Give Hope

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days is coming soon! Fulton County residents have until Monday February 22, 2010, to place their orders for daffodils. More...

Blowing Snow

Taking advantage of clear, sunny skies Monday, Dave Hagans uses his tractor snowblower to clear 24 inches of snow from Gordon’s Memorials display lot along Route 522 North of McConnellsburg More...

Democrats Will Have Open Primary For Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Democratic State Committee won’t be making an endorsement in the contest for the gubernatorial nomination. More...

Police Reports

Crime Of The Month Mischief Is Crime Of The Month Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information linked to February’s crime of the month that involves criminal mischief. More...

Arsonist Leaves Trail Of Cards

NEW FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) – Police say a serial arsonist is leaving behind playing cards and taunting notes for investigators at the scenes of a string of car fires in central Pennsylvania. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: chicken leg, parslied potatoes, zucchini, multi-grain bread, pudding. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier (large print), “Sheer Folly” by Carola Dunn (large print), “Where the God of Love Hangs Out” by Amy Bloom, “Victim Six& More...

Philly Violin Shop Closing Signals Death Of An Era

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The closing of a renowned Philadelphia violin repair shop has sent ripples through the classical music community as a symbol of a dying trade. More...

Hissong Named Tower Market Manager

Jeff Shank, president and CEO of Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, announces the naming of Amy Hissong to the position of market manager for the Greencastle and Mercersburg area. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed Presidents Day

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. More...