March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Gem Bridge Readied For Replacement

Lobar is project’s general contractor

The placement of a traffic light at Gem Bridge in Belfast Township last week brings the county’s total number of traffic lights to three. More...

Fulton County Awarded Federal Funds

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $16,185 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Shindle Graduates

Dennis Shindle Jr. graduated from Shippensburg University on February 27, 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, sliced carrots, wheat bread, pineapple. Tuesday: sloppy joe, tater tots, Mexican corn, bun, pudding. More...

Millionaire Killer John Du Pont Nears Final Appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Millionaire murderer John du Pont’s appeals have nearly run out as the chemical-fortune heir fights his 1997 conviction for killing an Olympic wrestler at his Pennsylvania estate. More...

Body Found Outside Burning Car In Central Pa.

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities are trying to find out what killed a person whose body was found outside a burning car at a central Pennsylvania gas station. More...

Maxwell Club To Name Award After Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The Maxwell Football Club will name an award after Penn State coach Joe Paterno. The Joseph V. Paterno Award will go to a college football coach. More...

Fan Malfunction May Have Sparked Pa. Forge Fire

GROVE CITY, Pa. More...

FFA Students Enter Contest

Four students from the Mc- Connellsburg FFA chapter entered their supervised agriculture experience (SAE) books in the state record book contest on February 5. Paul Hock received a gold award and was selected as ºthe county contest winner. More...

More Charged In Roving Philly Mob Incident

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have charged seven more people, including six juveniles, with felony rioting charges in connection with a roving mob that stormed downtown Philadelphia earlier in the week. More...

Commissioners Kick Off Town Hall Meetings

The Fulton County commissioners initiated their series of town hall-style gatherings for the year 2010 last Thursday evening, meeting with six residents in attendance at the Emmaville Election House. More...

County Addresses Full Schedule Tuesday

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners addressed a full schedule on Tuesday, meeting with a variety of local officials and county employees. More...

Forbes Approves Sports Improvements

Also approves field trip requests

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors approved two sports improvement projects and approved a series of field trip requests at its regular meeting last Tuesday evening. More...

Work Begins On I-70 Project

From Bedford County line to Amaranth interchange

Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. will begin a $15 million rehabilitation project along 15 miles of Interstate 70 in Union, Bethel and Brush Creek townships, Fulton County. More...

Pa. Top Ranked For Delivering Fed. Recovery Projects

Pennsylvania is the topranked large state – and ranks third overall – for the speed with which its Department of Transportation started and delivered projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a Congressi More...

Social Workers Guilty Of Fraud In Starvation Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Four social workers were convicted Wednesday in a fraud case stemming from the starvation death of a disabled Philadelphia teenager whose emaciated body was found with maggot-infested bedsores. More...

Man Pleads Guilty To Swindling Elderly Pa. Woman

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to swindling more than $600,000 from an elderly woman for whom he worked as a handyman and caregiver. Fifty-six-year-old Frank Solensky Jr. More...

Completes Training

Army Reserve Spec. Gregg M. Connelly has completed the Warrior Transition Course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. More...

Suicides Rock Pa. Town

A Rare Pact:

NORWOOD, Pa. (AP) – As the high-speed Acela train came thundering down the rails, a teenage girl screamed at her friends to get off the tracks. But Gina Gentile and Vanessa Dorwart did not move. More...

Wood Pellet Co. Bringing 45 Jobs To Pa.

BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) – A Massachusetts company that makes wood pellets plans to open a plant in southwestern Pennsylvania. First Nation Wood Pellets LLC, plans to open the plant in the Jenner Township business park in Somerset County. More...

Suit: Pa. Boro Told Man ‘Too Old’ To Be Chief

NORTH IRWIN, Pa. (AP) – A 60-year-old man has sued a tiny western Pennsylvania borough claiming officials told him he was too old to be police chief. More...

Jury Awards $6.5M In Suit Against 4 Pa. Officials

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal jury is awarding $6.5 million in damages to the one-time operator of an industrial textile plant that accused four Pennsylvania environmental protection officials of improper regulatory conduct. More...