May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Former Resident Establishes Breast Cancer Support Group

Deb Mumma finds strength in numbers, support

Currently battling metastatic breast cancer, a former Mc- Connellsburg woman has formed a support group to help others face their fears and struggles as well as to offer the strength and support so often found in numbers. More...

Erie Coke Plant To Shut Down

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has ordered the Erie Coke plant to shut down. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day Holiday

online The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, May 29, and Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

New PA Highway, Bridge Report Card Confirms Unmet Needs

Adds urgency for prompt action by General Assembly

A new report card emphasizes the urgent transportation needs that prompted Governor Edward G. Rendell to call a special session of the General Assembly, Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., said Monday. More...

PennDOT, State Police To Conduct Seat Belt Enforcement By Air, Land

Hundreds of municipal police departments to join “Click It or Ticket” effort

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police will be introducing the Air, Land and Speed campaign as part of this year’s Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement effort, which runs from May 24 to June 13. More...

Men Scale Fence To Sneak Into Heinz Field

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Three men apparently climbed on one another to scale a fence at Heinz Field and were arrested for trespassing, police said. More...

Police: Tailgating Dad Left Girl, 6, At Restaurant

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An Ohio man is facing child endangerment charges after police say he left his 6-yearold daughter at a Pittsburgh restaurant while he tailgated before a Pirates game. More...

Pa. School For Needy Compensated Victims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia newspaper says a central Pennsylvania school for disadvantaged childen has paid compensation to former students for alleged sexual abuse. More...

Report: PA’s Roads Are Getting Worse

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania’s roads are getting worse. A new report released Monday by the American Society of Civil Engineers says the state’s roads get a D-minus grade. More...

F&M Trust Opens ATM At Ayr Town Center

F&M Trust held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday, announcing the opening of a new drive-up ATM in Mc- Connellsburg. The ribbon, made of $250 in $10 and $20 bills, will be donated to the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Open Mic Night Held

On Saturday evening, May 8, a large crowd gathered at the Warfordsburg Senior Citizens building for open mic night, a time of entertainment, fellowship and food. Several new participants performed, including 87-year-old Catherine Beatty. More...

County Memorial Day Services Monday

Observances at Union Cemeter y, courthouse, elsewhere

A colonel in the United States Army is scheduled to give the Memorial Day address at a Monday morning observance at Union Cemetery in Ayr Township. More...

Naugle, Wertman Appear For Preliminary Hearings Monday

Charges bound over for Court of Common Pleas

A McConnellsburg man admitted to setting fire to an occupied trailer and also implicated his child’s grandmother in the blaze that occurred near Knobsville while testifying Monday during Fulton County Central Court. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners addressed a full schedule of issues this week ranging from renovation change orders to contractual issues. More...

Dog Law Officials To Canvass County

Agency reminds public that licenses, vaccinations help keep pets safe, healthy

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will canvass Fulton County starting the first week of June, as pat of its efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe. More...

PA Farm Bureau Alerts Farmers To DMAP Program Changes

PFB questions Game Commission changes without hearing or public comments

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is alerting farmers who participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) that the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has shortened the time farmers have to apply for the program by 20 days, reduced the numb More...

McConnellsburg FFA Holds Banquet

McConnellsburg FFA held its annual awards banquet last Tuesday, May 18, at McConnellsburg Firehall. More...

Rehoboth Holds Benefit Carwash

Rehoboth New Life Ministries, Needmore, recently held a carwash and bake sale. All proceeds from the event went to Hope Missions of Haiti. More...

Rouzer Joins F&M Trust As Management Trainee In Fulton County

Melissa A. Rouzer recently joined F&M Trust as a management trainee in the bank’s Fulton County market. More...

Santorum To Tout Conservative Agenda

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. and possible presidential candidate Rick Santorum is taking his conservative message to Pennsylvania’s capital. More...

Suspect’s Release Prompts New Sex Crimes Rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The release of a rape suspect following a paperwork error has prompted a change in how police and prosecutors in Allegheny County deal with sex crimes. More...

Supremacists Get Permit For Rally At Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The National Park Service has approved a permit for a white supremacist group to hold a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park next month. The Aryan Nations group plans a rally June 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Autopsy Set On W. Pa. Man Found Dead Under Tractor

OHIOVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy is set on a 69- year-old man found dead beneath his tractor, where he had been mowing his property in western Pennsylvania. More...