April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Fulton County Awarded “Biggest Loser” Trophy

County to petition court about recording election results in Valley-Hi

Fulton County employees who participated in the Biggest Loser weight loss program sponsored by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania won top honors Tuesday afternoon when they received both a monetary prize and a travelling trophy. More...

Double Barreled Bakery Offers Tasty Treats Here

Online, telephone orders accepted

With down-home treats like “whoppin” pies, redneck s’mores, cove crunchers and combine cookies,” Lindsey Waters and Susanne Reed are certainly making a name for themselves in Fulton County and the surrounding area as creators More...

Third Overtime Is Charm For Harvick

TALLADEGA, Ala. – For the first time in NASCAR history there were three attempts at a green-whitecheckered finish in a Cup race, and Kevin Harvick came out the winner, Sunday at Talladega. More...

Residents Greet Toomey

Pat Toomey makes campaign stop in Fulton County

U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) fielded an array of questions during a sit-down with around two dozen county residents at the Fulton County Library last Thursday as part of his ongoing campaign trail across the commonwealth. More...

PennDOT Worker Dies In Road Grader Accident

PULASKI, Pa. (AP) – A PennDOT worker is dead after investigators say he fell off a piece of equipment and was run over while working on a road in western Pennsylvania. More...

Horne Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Harley-Davidson To Reopen Pa. Motorcycle Plant

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Harley- Davidson says its motorcycle plant in central Pennsylvania should be back on line soon now that tests have indicated a paint chemical poses no danger to workers. More...

MSO Receives Grant To Provide Free Concert Tickets To Students

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has announced the receipt of a grant from Marlaina Rombach Miller and the American General Life & Accident Insurance Co. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Bloodroot” by Amy Green (large print), “Thereby Hangs A Tale” by Spencer Quinn (large print), “Out of Body” by Stella Cameron (large print), “Exclusive” b More...

FR February Students Of The Month

The following students were named Student of the Month fro February. Back row: Ashley Martz, Lane Ulsh, Brittany Truax, Ashley Leis, Matthew Bookheimer, Matthew Gracey. More...

Rivals DirecTV, Dish Combine To Sell TV Ads

By Deborah Yao AP BUSINESS WRITER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Satellite TV rivals DirecTV Inc. and Dish Network Corp. said Monday that they’re banding together to sell interactive TV advertising nationally. More...

Pa. House Employee Weighs Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania House employee acquitted of all charges in a corruption probe says he’ll consider suing for back pay and benefits. More...

FCCCS Classes Raise Money For Haiti

Pictured above are the Fulton County Community Christian School’s fourth- and fifth- grade classes displaying the traveling Giving Cup for having raised the most money to send to Haiti to help w More...

New PennDOT Web Site Offers Ways To ‘Green’ Your Commute

Alternatives include car pooling, transit, biking, walking options

To help residents explore the many alternative transportation options available across the state, the Department of Transportation recently launched the PACommutes Web site: www.PACommutes.com. More...

Donations Can Now Be Texted For Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The organizers of a national park in Pennsylvania dedicated to Flight 93 are now accepting donations via text message to help complete the memorial project. More...

Application Period Open For Firefighters Grant Program

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security has released grant guidance and application materials for the FY2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. More...

PennDOT To Conduct 2010 Outreach Session In Fulton County

An individual Transportation Outreach meeting has been scheduled by PennDOT’s Engineering District 9 for each of the six counties that make up the district. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Shows Improvement

But ranking still at #66 for March

Although unemployment rates in Fulton County for March show signs of improvement, the drop in unemployment was still not enough to move the county out of the next-to-last highest unemployment rate in the state. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Hall Meeting

Opportunity for constituents to learn about state issues

On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Fulton County Libary community room, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting in Mc- Connellsburg More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu is: Monday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, dinner roll, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multi-grain bread, pumpkin custard. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: James H. Ericson Jr., 48, Needmore, and Susan B. Miller, 50, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Jack Rank Memorial Spring Camporee

The Jack Rank Memorial Spring Camporee will be held May 1 and 2 at the state historic site of Fort Loudon. The host troop is Mercersburg Troop #143. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. More...

Keller Receives Certification

Tyler Keller, a Forbes Road student, recently received his second American Design and Drafting Association certification in mechanical design through the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Drafting & Design program. More...

Prosecutors: Woman Accused Of Killing Agent Lied

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman claiming she shot an FBI agent in self-defense lied to police about a previous burglary that caused her to fear intruders. More...

Maintain Vehicles Beyond Inspections

Suggests regular checks of key automotive components

Required annual vehicle safety inspections go a long way toward keeping Pennsylvania’s motorists and roadways safe, but PennDOT is reminding drivers not to ignore the need for routine maintenance between inspections. More...

Attends SkillsUSA

A Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School SkillsUSA member attended the annual Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Championships April 14 through April 16, in Hershey. More...

Man To Stand Trial In Robber y, Abandoning Boy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man suspected of abandoning his son during a jewelry store robbery will stand trial on robbery and attempted murder charges. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: More...

FR Elementary Perfect Attendance

The following fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Forbes Road Elementary had perfect attendance for the third marking period of the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Pa. Tourist Town Using Fed Money To Go Green

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – Officials in a Fayette County town that attracts lots of summer tourists to its famous waterfall are using federal stimulus money to help make the tiny town more green. More...

Driver Dead, Passenger Hurt When Car Hits Pa. Home

WATERFORD, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania man is dead and another badly injured after they car they were in crashed into a house. More...

Care Plus Oxygen Region Of The Year

Care Plus Oxygen, the Pennsylvania division of Aerocare Inc., has been named Region of the Year for 2009. The announcement came at the regional sales meeting in Cancun, Mexico. More...