February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

2010 Relay For Life Kickoff This Sunday

Relay wants you to help fight cancer

Organizers of Fulton County’s 2010 Relay For Life and Daffodil Days are set to launch the two big annual fundraising events for the American Cancer Society (ACS) at a 2 p.m. kickoff this Sunday at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. More...

McFadden Pleads Guilty To Assault Case

To be sentenced March 30

A McConnellsburg man will be sentenced next month after recently entering a guilty plea to multiple counts of the corruption of minors and indecent assault of a teenage girl. More...

Forestry And Wildlife Conference Planned

The 13th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference of the Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA) will be held on March 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Breezewood Firehall, Municipal Road, Breezewood, Pa. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, February 22: popcorn chicken and roll, oven fries, pear slices. Tuesday, February 23: chicken patty or ham and cheese salad, steamed broccoli w/cheese, mixed fruit. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Book Drive Opens

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has announced the book donation sites for its 26th annual book sale. More...

Murtha’s Wife Urged To Run For Seat In Congress

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The wife of the late congressman John Murtha is being urged to run for the House seat that he held for nearly four decades, a newspaper reported Friday. More...

Applications Now Available For Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like to let residents know that forms for the state’s 2010 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available. More...

Penn St. Says Student Has Probable Meningitis

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State student is being treated for what the school calls a probable case of bacterial meningitis. More...

FR Perfect Attendance Students

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary Intermediate students who received perfect attendance for the second marking period. More...

Tax Increase? Not In 2010, But Stay Tuned In 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – With another multibillion-dollar deficit thought to be just around the bend for state government, you could be forgiven for thinking that Pennsylvania legislators will approve some kind of tax increase. More...

FR Elementary Students Of The Month

Picturd are Forbes Road Elementary November Students of the Month. More...

FR December Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary December Students of the Month. More...

Man’s Bottle Of Bubbly Took A 24-Year Journey

PITTSBURGH (AP) – On Jan. 5, Frank Digorio was leaving his Los Angeles home for his afternoon shift at a local corporation managing e-mail, when he noticed a package in his mailbox. More...

Judge Carol Van Horn Recognized

The Women’s Law Caucus of the Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law will recognize the Honorable Carol L. Van Horn as the 16th recipient of the Sylvia H. Rambo Award at a ceremony on February 25 in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa. More...

Nominated For America’s Most Wanted All-Star

STAFF REPORT A member of the Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Township (MMP&W) Volunteer Fire Co. is on a list of individuals recently nominated to be the 2010 America’s Most Wanted All-Star. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, white bread, orange. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, applesauce, rolls, sugar cookies. More...

2 Snowmobilers Dead After Striking Vehicle In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two people riding a snowmobile on a city street in Lancaster are dead after they collided with a moving vehicle at an intersection. Police are not immediately releasing the names or ages of the male and female victims. More...

Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 43 recently held its Pinewood Derby, sponsored by Schreiber Foods of Shippensburg, at Cito Fellowship Hall. More...

Wounded Player’s Suit Against Pa. School Dismissed

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Duquesne University by one of five basketball players wounded in shooting at a campus dance in September 2006. More...

Pa. Town Raises Taxes More Than 34 Percent

NORWOOD, Pa. (AP) – The borough council in a suburban Philadelphia town facing a pile of unpaid bills has approved a tax increase of more than 34 percent. More...

GOP Backs Corbett For Governor

HARRISBURG, (AP) – The Republican State Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Tom Corbett for governor and Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate on Saturday after rejecting conservatives’ call for the party to stay neutral in the May 18 primary. More...

Charges Expected After ‘Near-Riot’ At Pa. School

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say disciplinary action and charges are expected after what they call a “near-riot’’ at a central Pennsylvania high school. More...

FR Elementary November Birthdays

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary students celebrating November birthdays. More...

Corbett Says He Signed Pledge Not To Raise Taxes

HARRISBURG, (AP) – Newly endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett says he has signed a written pledge to oppose any increases in state taxes if he’s elected governor. More...

Forbes Road December Birthdays

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary students who celebrated December birthdays. More...

Suspect’s Fatal Leap After Drug Arrest Probed

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the death of an Ohio woman who jumped 35 feet into a hospital parking lot as she was being escorted to jail after a drug arrest. More...

Farm Milks Methane For All It’s Worth

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – When rock band Bon Jovi goes on tour and Ben & Jerry’s makes its famous ice cream, they lower their carbon footprint thanks to dairy cows in Lancaster County. More...