May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

GOP Hosts Spring Banquet

Sen. John Eichelberger is keynote speaker

The County Republican Committee hosted a full slate of speakers Friday night at the Hustontown Firehall with several candidates, including U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster, state Rep. Dick Hess and state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Senators Seek To Reduce Burden Of Mandates On Local Governments, Taxpayers

Senate Local Government Committee Chairman John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and Sen. More...

Philly Man Charged In Beating Death Of Mother, 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say the son of an elderly woman found beaten to death has been charged with her murder. More...

Tasered Fan, Family Apologize To Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lawyer representing a teenager Tasered by police after running onto the field at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park says the teen and his family apologize to the Phillies and the community. More...

U.S. Expands Scrutiny Of Kids’ Jewelry

LOS ANGELES (AP) – U.S. More...

Effort To Combat Childhood Obesity In Pa. Advances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal that backers say would be among the most comprehensive in the nation to motivate public schools to combat childhood obesity has a preliminary stamp of approval. More...

4-Hers Recycle Cans To Benefit Mental Health

The Fulton County Community Cavaliers 4-H group from Hustontown made their first drop of aluminum cans at Dibert's Metal Saturday morning. More...

SF Wins County Envirothon

The “Senior Magic” team from Southern Fulton High School captured first place in the Fulton County portion of the 17th annual Envirothon held last Tuesday at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

Papers Make Endorsements In Governor’s Race

Three Pennsylvania newspapers have endorsed Attorney General Tom Corbett for the Republican nomination in the governor’s race, while two endorsed Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato for the Democratic nomination while the third gave its nod More...

Gas Drilling On Hold Until Regulations Are Set

WEST TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The Delaware River Basin Commission says it is drafting regulations for gas drilling in shale formations and will not approve any projects until the new rules are established. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Edgar Ross Keebaugh and Dorothy Keebaugh to Sam E. More...

Forbes Road Approves Tentative 2010-11 Budget

Finances dominate board agenda

Finances dominated the Forbes Road School Board’s agenda last Monday evening as directors discussed both their school’s budget for 2010-11 as well as the Area Vocational Technical School (AVTS) budget. Budgets More...

Franklin County Accountant Pleads Guilty

Joseph Runk gets 24 months probation

A Franklin County man appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas this week for formal arraignment and entry of a plea to attempting to secure power of attorney over tax and payroll information of a Needmore business in August 2008. More...

MVFC To Hold Hoover Memorial Tournament

Members of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will honor one of their own over the weekend at the first-ever Stephen “Heavy” Hoover Fire & EMS Memorial Softball Classic. More...

Pa. Newspapers’ Layoff Notice Called ‘Procedural’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Employees of Philadelphia’s two major newspapers have been sent a letter warning of possible layoffs, but the lenders who won the newspapers at a bankruptcy auction last month say the notice is “procedural&rsquo More...

Peeping U.S. Landlord Gets 4-10 Years In Prison

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A Philadelphiaarea landlord who admitted he used hidden cameras to spy on 34 female tenants is heading to prison. More...

Boy, 13, Dead After Stolen SUV Police Chase In Pa.

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A 13-year-old boy is dead after police say he led officers on a chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle in southeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Massive New Resort Planned For Pocono Mountains

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Developers are planning a massive new resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. More...

Penn National, MI Developments In Joint Venture

WYOMISSING, Pa. (AP) – Casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. and MI Developments Inc. have formed a joint venture that will own and run the Maryland Jockey Club, the companies said Friday. More...

Pa. To Save Money By Keeping Judge Jobs Vacant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell has agreed to a cost-saving request from the state’s chief justice to stop appointing interim judges. More...

Club Members Take A Shine To Old Bicycles

They move along the panorama of Reading’s City Park like a caravan out of the past. More...

PA Kids Build Underwater Robots

(AP) – On a recent Friday afternoon, a small group of proud parents and interested seniors gathered at Homewood at Martinsburg’s swimming pool as elementary students demonstrated months of hard work in science, robotics and engineering. More...

Anderson Recipient Of Rare Breed Sheep From Youth Conservation Program

Keith Anderson of Three Springs traveled to Howard County, Md., on Saturday, May 2, to attend the Howard County Sheep and Wool Festival and to receive two ewe sheep. More...

Parachuters, Soldiers, Army Vehicles At Heritage Days

Former Army Rangers dropping from the sky and specialized combat vehicles are just some of the many unique pieces of U.S. Army history that will be featured at this year’s Army Heritage Days, May 15 and 16, 2010, at the U.S. More...

Milk Pricing Imbalance Prompts Herd Sales

MILANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Brian Smith needed convincing to enter the barn where he milked dairy cattle for 17 years. More...