March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

SF Delays Action On Selecting Architectural Firm

Annual art festival set for April 18

The Southern Fulton School Board delayed taking action last week on selecting an architectural firm to conduct a feasibility study outlining building needs, current space constraints and possible future construction costs. More...

Mountain View House Tax Appeal Denied

Letter sent to judge regarding 2010 county audit

As part of the county Tax Appeals Board, the Fulton County commissioners opted to deny a tax appeal this week concerning Mountain View House, a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) property. More...

County Court Sessions Held

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, March 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

FR To Present “Grease”

Forbes Road High School will present the school version of “Grease” May 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. The cost of tickets is $5 for adults and $3 for students. More...

Operation Purple Camp For Children Of Deployed Military Members

Each summer, the National Military Family Association offers summer camps to children of deployed military members free of charge through its Operation Purple program. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, March 29: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, cornbread slice, raisin cup, peaches. Tuesday, March 30: stromboli, tossed salad, fruit pushup. More...

Oprah, Schoolgirls To Testify At Defamation Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Several schoolgirls allegedly abused at Oprah Winfrey’s academy in South Africa and the talk-show host herself are expected to testify at an upcoming trial in Philadelphia. More...

Modern Woodmen Present Flags

Modern Woodmen Youth Group, led by Cheryl Cutshall, presented two American flags to the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., in honor of their dedication to the community. More...

Teen Art Wows Patrons

Fulton County Library welcomed spring Saturday with the teen art contest open house to honor all contest participants. More...

JLG Announces Performance Upgrades On Electric Boom Lifts

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has announced new and improved features on its JLG® E300 series boom lift models. More...

Senior Center Holds Open Mic Night

Warfordsburg Senior Center had their first “Open Mic Night” March 13 at 6:00 pm. A total of 10 talented people played their instruments and sang. More...

PennDOT Encourages All To Help Beautify Pa.

Pick It Up PA Days’ to run April 17 to May 1

The Department of Transportation is encouraging Pennsylvanians to help beautify the state by participating in “Pick It Up PA Days” from April 17 through May 1. More...

Bonus Case Suggests Questions For PA Lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Incumbent Pennsylvania state lawmakers will be making themselves seen in their home districts over the next couple of months as they campaign to be returned to the Legislature for another term. More...

MVFCO Awarded Fire Grant

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. has received a grant in the amount of $37,953 through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance Fire Fighters Grant Program. More...

Ten Things You Should Know About 2010 Census

One of the biggest and oldest surveys in America hit mailboxes last week, and its results will inform countless decisions, from how federal funds are divvied up to how advertisers analyze their target audiences. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chili mac, tossed salad, juice, cornbread, cake. Tuesday: meatball stroganoff, noodles, brussel sprouts, multigrain bread, tropical fruit. More...

SF 4-H Club Holds Meeting

4-H Club held its March meeting on Monday, March 22, at Southern Fulton Elementary School. More...

Hess Urges Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans To Apply For Bonus

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is reminding veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf theater in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to apply for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus. More...

Pa. Prison Population Up Despite National Decline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even as the number of people in state prisons across the country has fallen for the first time in almost four decades, Pennsylvania’s prison population is on the increase. More...

Former Resident To Head Virginia College

Former Fulton County resident George Cornelius has been appointed the eighth president of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va. More...

Former PA Man Died Helping In Haiti Earthquake

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Thirteen years ago, Walt Ratterman, president of an electrical contracting company, decided to go to Africa with Habitat for Humanity to build houses. More...

Volunteer Day Promoted To Honor Mister Rogers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mister Rogers cared deeply about his neighbors and his neighborhood, both in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and in real life. More...

In North-Central Pa., Hope For More Jobs From Gas

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) – The economy in rural north-central Pennsylvania has ebbed and flowed with the region’s natural resources. More...

‘Notorious’ Pa. Kennel Owner Faces Cruelty Trial

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – In Ashley Mutch’s view, Almost Heaven was anything but. More...

Court: Pa. DA Can’t Bring ‘Sexting’ Charges

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that a northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor may not pursue felony charges against a teenage girl who appeared in a racy cell-phone photo. More...

Sestak Tries To Knock Out Political Newcomer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Congressman and U.S. More...