February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Relay For Life Kickoff Held Sunday

The Fulton County Relay for Life Kickoff was held on Sunday February 21, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. There were more than 40 people present, with five returning teams represented and one new team. More...

Brothers Sentenced In Penna. Boeing Loan Scam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Boeing credit union executive will spend 28 months in prison for a million-dollar fraud scheme at the aerospace company’s suburban Philadelphia plant. More...

Historical Society News

Eight large notebooks filled with family genealogy have been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society Library by researcher Clair Pittman Villano of Colorado. More...

Penn State Graduates

The following area students graduated from Penn State University December 19: Lacie Brown, Fort Littleton, human development and family studies, Mont Alto. Scott Earley, McConnellsburg, architectural engineering, University Park. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Feb. 16 Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 16. More...

Man’s Body Found Along Pa. Road May Be Pedestrian

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police are investigating a man’s body found along a western Pennsylvania road and say he may have been a pedestrian struck and left for dead. More...

Wii Bowl Champions

Warfordsburg Sparrows were named winners of the 2009 Wii Bowl Conference during the inaugural season. Pictured left are: Betty Walters, Mary Lambert, Betty Everts, Ralph Lambert and Hester Smith. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheese ravioli, green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: meatball hoagie, tater tots, applesauce, roll, jello. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students from Fulton County have been named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Library Corner

New large print fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Early Dawn” by Catherine Anderson, “Rizzo’s War” by Lou Manfredo, “The Chocolate Cupid Killings” by JoAnna Carl, “Dark Tiger” by William More...

Attains Dean’s List

Thomas Deshong of Harrisonville was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Messiah College. Deshong is a senior majoring in history. More...

Anadarko, Mitsui Agree To Marcellus Shale Venture

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The production of natural gas from tightly compacted shale in the U.S. is attracting more capital from around the world. Japanese conglomerate giant Mitsui & Co. More...

Pa. Lawmaker Tries Again To Loosen Beer-Sales Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s beer-sales law is among the nation’s most restrictive and is proving near-impossible to change. More...

F&M Trust To Open Mount Union ATM

F&M Trust announced last week that it has completed the purchase of a 1.35 acre lot in the Riverview Business Center, Mount Union, that will be the site of a full-service community office within three years. More...

Ex-Lt. Gov. Singel To Run For Murtha’s Former Seat

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel says he’ll run for the 12th District Congressional seat vacated by the death of John Murtha. More...

FR Junior High Student Of The Month

Hailey Berkstresser, a ninthgrade student at Forbes Road High School, has been named Junior High Student of the Month for February by the high school faculty. More...

Redbird Registration Set

Miss Haylee Runk’s Forbes Road Red Bird class has enjoyed playing in a milk jug igloo while learning about the cold weather, recycling and building. More...

Police Stop Stolen Ambulance In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia used spike strips to stop an ambulance that was reported stolen and arrest the driver. State and city police stopped the ambulance around 9 a.m. More...

FCAVTS Collects For Haiti

Allied Health students Alexis Knisely and Tiffany Diehl from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School recently collected 48 health kits for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. More...

Girl Scouts Hold First Pinewood Derby

McConnellsburg Girl Scouts recently held its first-ever Pinewood Derby. First place went to Mary Booth; second place to Rebecca Wenschhof and third place was won by Kassie Stermer. More...

Fire Damages Famed Music Building

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A two-alarm fire in Philadelphia has damaged the building of famed music business Philadelphia International Records, which produced many R&B classics of the 1960s and 1970s. More...

Commissioners Hear Tax Appeal

The Fulton County commissioners, as part of the county Tax Appeals Board, received input this week from representatives of Homes for McConnellsburg Inc. More...

Hess Seeks Re-election To State House

Lawmaker says jobs, economic growth and reduced spending are top priorities

State Rep. Dick Hess announced this week he is seeking re-election to the 78th District’s seat in the Pennsyavnia House of Representatives that spans Fulton, Bedford and Huntingdon counties. More...

Pa. Girl’s 25-Year-Old Case Lends Hope To Others

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Cherrie Mahan was 8 when she vanished from a bus stop near her home. A picture of the smiling, brown-haired girl would be the first featured on direct-mail fliers like those now sent weekly to tens of millions of U.S. More...

Completes Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Ty A. Trainor, son of Susan R. and Richard L. More...

1 Dead In Collision With Penna. Bus

ZIEGLERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – One person is dead after the vehicle he was riding in collided with a school bus near a suburban Philadelphia middle school. More...

17 People In Charged In Pa. In Insurance Scam

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI in Philadelphia say 17 people are facing charges of mail fraud in what authorities call a scheme that defrauded insurance companies of more than $630,000. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, March 1: pop tarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 2: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

PA Reports Record Low Number Of Highway Deaths

The number of fatalities on Pennsylvania highways in 2009 dropped to 1,256, the lowest number since record keeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., said recently. More...

Bedford Co. Foundation Of ACM Scholarships Awarded

The Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation of Allegany College of Maryland has announced the awarding of scholarships to eight students in the current 2009-10 academic year. More...

DAR Holds Essay Contest And Luncheon

Franklin County Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Main Street Deli on February 13, 2010, for its annual American History Essay and DAR Good Citizen luncheon. The guest speaker was State Representative Mark Keller. More...

Graduates

Stephanie N. Clippinger graduated from Allegany College of Maryland on December 18, 2009. She earned a degree in pharmacy technician and graduated with a 4.0 average and top honors as summa cum laude. More...

Rendell: Pa. Can’t Pay Down Harrisburg’s Huge Debt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state of Pennsylvania cannot help pay off the huge debt weighting down its capital city, although Gov. Ed Rendell says the mayor has a “workable’’ plan to address the problem. More...

Pa. Gets $130M For Educational, Rural Broadband

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania is getting nearly $130 million in federal stimulus money to develop broadband technology. More...

UPMC Doctors Want To Perform Face Transplants

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are trying to persuade the school to let them perform face transplants. More...

LTC Residents Gearing Up Staff For Zoom Zoom Campaign

With local residents stuck inside during this latest round of winter storms, many baked items to keep busy and out of the elements. The long-term care residents of Fulton County Medical Center were no different. More...

FR Junior High Student Of The Month

Kinsey Cutchall, a junior at Forbes Road High School, has been named senior high Student of the Month for February by the high school faculty. More...

Retin-A Researcher Albert Kligman Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dermatologist Albert M. Kligman, whose research led to discoveries including the acne and wrinkle drug Retin-A but whose pioneering work was overshadowed by his experiments involving prisoners, has died. He was 93. More...

Outgoing Pa. Lawmakers Speak On Legislature’s Ills

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following area students attained the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2009 semester: Elissa Colledge, Wells Tannery, Mont Alto. Emily Decker, Harrisonville, Altoona. Lauren Deshong, Harrisonville, University Park. More...

Pa. Businessman Gets Biodiesel From Spare Parts

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – You won’t likely stumble across Erie’s “other’’ biodiesel plant by accident. The sign outside it says North American Powder Coatings. More...

First Lady Takes Obesity Campaign To Schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama on Friday took her campaign against childhood obesity to a city once dubbed America’s fattest, announcing more than $400 million in federal assistance to help bring more grocery stores to und More...

Marshals Nab Pa. Man Wanted On Sex Assault Charges

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Federal marshals have captured a central Pennsylvania man wanted on charges of sexual assault of a child. The U.S. More...