April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Pat Toomey To Visit Here

County Republicans to host U.S. Senate candidate’s visit

Pat Toomey, a Republican contender for U.S. Senate during the upcoming spring election, will be making a stop in Fulton County this week to meet and greet local residents and briefly speak about his candidacy. More...

Senior Citizens Lunch Menu

Mon.: cheeseburger, vegetable soup, lettuce and tomato, applesauce. Tues.: sweet & sour chicken, rice, mixed veggies, wheat bread, fortune cookie, juice. Wed.: sausage patties, hash browns, pancakes, juice. More...

SF Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Cooper Grove, Allyson Layton, Zach Scott, Tyler Unger, Kody Ward. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 26: steak fajitas, chicken fajitas, corn, peach slices. Tuesday, April 27: turkey deli hoagie, grilled chicken sandwich, tater tots, pears. More...

Librarian Attends State Conference

Cindy Fraker, librarian at McConnellsburg High School and Middle School, attended the 37th Annual Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center at State College, Pa., April 15 - 17, 2010. More...

Forbes Road Honor Roll

Grade twelve: Trent Black, Kolby Buterbaugh, Latisha Eichelberger, Dylan Gelvin, Brianna Haines, Tyler Keller, Kaylyn Moore, Jesse Newman. More...

Woman Dies After Rushed From Pa. Police Station

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) – A police chief says a woman having chest pains while in custody died in a hospital after collapsing in a Pittsburgh-area police station. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

April 24 – Celebrate Earth Day! More...

Chamberlain Accepts Position With Re-Creation

Ryan Chamberlain, son of Mont and Reta Chamberlain of McConnellsburg, has been selected as a bass performer for the group “Re-Creation.” More...

Work Zone Awareness Week Announced

Urges motorists to be cautious year-round

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT’s traveling memorial will be on display in Harrisburg through Friday. More...

Gas Drilling Debate Rages In River Watershed

PLEASANT MOUNT, Pa. AP) – A natural gas drilling well near a farmhouse in Pleasant Mount, Pa., is at the heart of a controversy in the Delaware River watershed. More...

Regulations May Require Forested Streamside Buffers On Private Property

Environmental organizations and some members of the General Assembly are championing legislation that will lead to mandatory forest buffers on all streams in Pennsylvania. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK April 12 More...

Help Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” May 8

Residents throughout Pennsylvania are being asked to help feed the needy by participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the Postal Service. More...

PA Ranch Raises Specter Of Trophy Hunting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In struggling rural economies, deer hunting and farming can bring big bucks. More...

MES Students Attend Chorus Fest

Four students from McConnellsburg Elementary School attended the PMEA District IV Chorus Fest on March 26, 2010. More...

Deweese, Orie Argue Pa.’S Conflict-Of- Interest Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A lawyer who represents two indicted state lawmakers says the state law that forms the basis of their criminal charges is unconstitutional. More...

Car, Horse-Drawn Carriages Crash In US; 3 Hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A chain-reaction crash involving a car and at least three horse-drawn carriages has seriously injured three people in Philadelphia’s historic district. More...

Slots To Raise $773M For Pa. Proper ty-Tax Cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Homeowners counting on relief from school property taxes got some good news from Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday. More...

Bowling Banquet Held

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrate another Wii bowling banquet at the Road Kill Cafe. More...

Super-Couponers Take The Stigma Out Of Clipping

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Jeri Magoon cuts coupons. She can walk out of a store with a bag full of stuff for which she paid only pennies. While she’s saving money, her obsession is bigger than that. More...

Coroner: Woman Died In Pa. Storage Unit

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a woman whose body was discovered in the storage unit she lived in died of natural causes. More...

Flag Committee Members Selected

Members of the county Flag Committee were appointed this week by the Fulton County commissioners, with one new addition to the annual committee. More...

Farm Bureau Promotes Highway Safety

The Fulton County Farm Bureau conducted its annual “Rural Roads Safety Day” event April 16 at the Johnston farm on Back Run Road, south of McConnellsburg. More...

Family Place Workshops Under Way At Library

Families from the Fulton County Library’s Family Place Program and the Fulton County Center for Families enjoy a presentation by Denise Chestnut, early childhood educator for Even Start Family L More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci (large print), “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult (large print), “The Summer Hideaway” by Susan Wiggs (large print), “Lake Sh More...

Buchanan State Forest Offers Bird Identification Walk

DCNR, Bureau of Forestry, will host an event for the public, Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. More...

FR To Present “Grease”

Forbes Road High School is excited to present its very first musical, “Grease.” Come and join in as the cast steps back in time with the sounds and excitement of the fabulous ’50s. More...

Feds OK $50 Million In Pa. Aid For Winter Storms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania will be getting about $50 million in federal disaster aid to cover expenses stemming from the back-to-back winter storms in February. Gov. More...

Pa. Ordered To Add Millions To Malpractice Fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Drug Kingpin Convicted In Pennsylvania In Wife’s Murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A convicted drug kingpin has been sentenced to life in prison after a Philadelphia jury found him guilty of orchestrating the 1995 slaying of his estranged wife. More...

MHS To Make Disney World Its Classroom

Students from McConnellsburg High School travelled to the Walt Disney World Resort on Sunday, March 14, 2010, to take part in the Disney Youth Education Series Program (Y.E.S.) “Keepers of the Kingdom” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. More...

Valley Rural Electric Co-op Holds Annual Meeting

Nearly 900 electric consumers attended the 2010 Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Mount Union Area High School. More...

Open Mic Night Held At Senior Center

On Saturday night, April 10, an overflowing crowd packed the Warfordsburg Senior Citizens building for the second open mic night. Nearly a dozen groups from several counties participated in the event. More...

Wins Camaro At Las Vegas

Not everyone loses at Las Vegas just ask Scott Sipes, manager at Thomas’ Carquest, McConnellsburg. More...

Catches 23” Trout

Taylor Hedge, 9, daughter of Robert and Marcy Hedge of McConnellsburg caught a 23-inch trout weighing 4 pounds, during the second week of trout season in Franklin County. More...

World Trade Center Steel Makes Way Home To Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Massive steel remnants of the fallen World Trade Center towers returned Wednesday to the Pennsylvania city where they were made more than four decades ago, in a solemn homecoming that was never meant to be. More...

PA Farm Is A Paradise For Birds – By Design

WILLISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Troutbeck Farm is a paradise for birds, and birders – and that’s by design. More...

Iceland Volcano Strands 12 Pa. College Students

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Twelve Pennsylvania college students who traveled to Iceland to research sustainable energy are now stranded there because of a volcanic eruption. More...

Feds Seek Death For Kingpin Who Had Witness Slain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A defense lawyer in Philadelphia asked jurors to spare a drug kingpin the death penalty although he hired his cousin to kill a witness in his case. More...

Campaign Donations Pour In For Pa. US Senate Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Campaign finance reports show millions of dollars in donations filling the coffers of the candidates seeking to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Democratic Sen. More...

3 Charged In Home Invasion Robbery Slaying

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say three people have been arrested in the death of a man killed in a home invasion robbery. More...

Stabbing Stemmed From Burglary

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a stabbing death in a row house stemmed from a botched burglary attempt. State police say 21-yearold Joshua Rahn died after he was stabbed shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. More...

Pa. Man Charged In Wife’s Death On Motorcycle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man faces a preliminary hearing on charges that his wife was killed while a passenger on a motorcycle that police say the man crashed while drunk. More...

Storms Cut Power To Thousands In Western PA

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A severe storm system carrying wind gusts up to 86 mph toppled trees and electric lines in western Pennsylvania, cutting power to tens of thousands of customers and leaving two people stranded on Johnstown’s Inclined Pl More...