April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Bulky Waste Collection Days Scheduled

Recycling, rebates offered through Allegheny Power

Even though Bulky Waste Days is right around the corner, additional options are also available for local residents to join the recycling effort while helping out the bottom line in their checkbook through a variety of rebates. More...

Celebrates 100th

James H. Schall, a widower, will be 100 years old on April 2. He was born in Kittaning, Pa., worked for U.S. Steel Corp. in Donora, Pa., and after retirement moved to Chambersburg. He has always enjoyed playing golf and hunting grouse. More...

FR Senior High Student Of The Month

Kolby Buterbaugh, a senior at Forbes Road High School, has been named Senior High Student of the Month for February by the high school faculty. More...

Pa. Couple Get Probation For Prostitution

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania couple will spend three years on probation for prostitution involving the woman and her daughter, who split their proceeds with the woman’s husband. More...

Accepted Into American Institute Of Music Studies

Kevin Truax has been accepted into the American Institute of Music Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, for six weeks this summer. More...

Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu is as follows: Monday: meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, white bread, jello. Tuesday: lemon pepper fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches. More...

Pa. Deer Harvest Drops To Lowest Level Since 1987

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Deer hunters in Pennsylvania bagged the lowest number of deer in the commonwealth since 1987, according to state figures. More...

Freedom Papers Reveal Berks’ Past

READING, Pa. (AP) – Sixty years before Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, John Teysher of Oley Township felt the spirit of independence and freed two slaves. More...

Two Suburban Philadelphia Catholic Schools Closing

Philadelphia (AP) – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says two Catholic schools in suburban Montgomery County will be closing this summer. Officials say St. More...

October Federal Hate- Crime Trial For Two In PA

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Two eastern Pennsylvania men are scheduled to go on trial this fall in federal court on hate crime charges in the 2008 beating death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico. More...

Tough Lesson: Few Teaching Jobs Open In Pennsylvania

Linda L. Simmons stood alone at a table amid a sea of people. Few looked her way. It was as if she were invisible. All she carried was the painful truth to hundreds of job candidates looking to enter Pennsylvania’s education field. More...

Valley-REC Scholarships Available

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative will award up to 25 $1,000 scholarships this year to eligible students who apply. More...

Darryl Heckman Leaves County Coroner Post

County to begin collecting taxes in Valley-Hi

The Fulton County commissioners bid a fond farewell this week to retiring Coroner Darryl Heckman, who is slated to end his 12-year career effective Thursday. More...

Law Office Opening Announced

Deborah Dresser Neiderer, Esq., to open practice here

Effective April 5, 2010, Deborah Dresser Neiderer, Esq. is pleased to announce the opening of her family law solo practice in McConnellsburg, Pa. Neiderer’s office is located within the law offices of Stanley J. More...

Postal Service Announces Tax Day Hours

With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Postal Service is getting ready for last minute filers. More...

Apple Scab Alert

PSU EXTENSION EDUCATOR At the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, the first mature spores were detected on March 24, 2010. The numbers were high for March, being more tpical of those observed by mid-April in most years. More...

Buterbaugh Graduates

Christopher Earl Buterbaugh graduated March 5, 2010, from Western Maryland Police Academy. He is employed as an officer with the city of Hagerstown. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, April 5: graham crackers w/yogurt. Tuesday, April 6: scrambled eggs w/toast. Wednesday, April 7: funnel cake. Thursday, April 8: breakfast burrito. Friday, April 9: fruit churro. High School Lunch More...

FR Junior High Student Of The Month

Joy Ford, a ninth-grade student at Forbes Road High School has been named Junior High Student of the Month for March by the high school faculty. More...

Sorority News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the winter months. More...

Resolutions Of Respect

DESHONG Whereas it has pleased almighty God to remove from our midst Hazel Deshong. More...

Pa. Appeals Court Tosses Ruling Legalizing Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Game

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A divided Penn-sylvania appeals court has overturned a county judge’s ruling that declared the popular poker game “Texas Hold ‘Em’’ to be legal. More...

Fulton County Library’s Teen Night A Huge Success

Fulton County Library held its very first teen night on Saturday, March 27. It was a major success, with a dozen teens showing up. Everything went well and everyone had a great time. More...

Congressman Reports Threats After Health Vote

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy says the Pennsylvania congressman has received threats since voting for the health care overhaul bill. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and Fulton County Jury commissioners for the April session of combined court to be held in the said county on the 26th day of April 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the forenoon of the day. More...

County Teams Ready To Rescue Pets Across PA

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Chris Vibostak was listening to the emergency scanner at her Fayette County home when she heard something that gave her a start: Some farm cows had escaped their pastures and were loose on the road. More...