June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Bear And Four Cubs Spotted in Warfordsburg Area

James Clark of Warfordsburg snapped this picture of a sow and her four cubs last Thursday. Clark said he took the picture from the driveway of his home at 2662 Stoneybreak Rd. More...

Forbes Graduates Twenty-Nine

Retired principal David Hoover II serves as keynote speaker

Even though a “lot of water has gone over the dam” since graduating high school, retired Forbes Road Elementary principal David Hoover II shared some words of wisdom and guidance with the Class of 2010 last Wednesday during commencement More...

Belfast Township Bridge Repairs Started

Detour in place

PennDOT’s Fulton County Bridge Crew began a $150,000 superstructure replacement project on Route 4002 (Ebeneezer Church Road) in Belfast Township, Fulton County, on Monday, June 7. More...

Giant Food Presents Checks To Area Schools

McConnellsburg Giant Foods presented checks totalling more than $10,000 to area schools on Thursday, June 3, as part of its A-Plus Rewards program. More...

Recession Also Hits Startup Aid For Penna. Businesses

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The recession has prompted a surge in entrepreneurial activity across the country, but the trend is not reflected in Pennsylvania – and small business advocates worry that huge funding cuts in programs that try to nurtu More...

Crop Reporting Deadline

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Defense: Hawaii Man Unsure If He Killed Pa. Man

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The attorney representing a Hawaii man accused of strangling a University of Pittsburgh professor in 1996 says his client has psychiatric problems and isn’t sure whether he committed the crime. More...

Long-Term Care Residents Enjoy Fishing

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care residents went on their annual fishing trip to the Mercersburg Sportsmen’s Association (MSA) Friday, May 14. More...

Hershey Workers Voting On Proposed Labor Deal

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey are voting on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs. More...

U.S. Court Weighs School Discipline For Web Posts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia has heard arguments on whether schools can discipline students for lewd, harassing or simply juvenile Internet speech posted off-campus. More...

SF Holds Ag Olympics

June 3 was the date of the first annual Agricultural Olympics at Southern Fulton High School. More...

Graduates

Jennifer Brubaker graduated from Stafford University at New York with a degree in early childhood education. She plans to go back to Stafford in the fall to further her studies in child psychology. More...

Strawberry Festival Set For This Weekend

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites you to join it for the 20th annual Strawberry Festival June 11 and 12. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. on both days, running until 9 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. More...

Council Reviews Subdivision/Land-Use Ordinance

Addresses routine matters

McConnellsburg Borough Council members reviewed a draft of their new subdivision ordinance and approved a subdivision request at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Improvements Planned For Lions Club Park

The McConnellsburg Lions Club is in the midst of putting the finishing touches to its community park. More...

Tom Conners Secures Sufficient Write-In Votes

Democrat to square off against Shuster in fall election

Unofficial write-in votes cast in all but one of the 15 counties spanning the 9th Congressional District tentatively show Tom Conners, Democratic challenger to Republican Bill Shuster, will be squaring off against the incumbent this fall in the gene More...

Police Investigate Homicide At Hillside Tavern

With an official ruling having been rendered by the coroner’s office last week, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are moving forward with their investigation into the death of a 32-year-old man outside a bar in Metal Township, Franklin More...

70 Graduate At McConnellsburg

Commencement exercises held last Wednesday

Seventy diplomas were handed out last Wednesday evening during commencement exercises held at McConnellsburg High School, including one for Aaron Edward Hahn. More...

Judges Krom, Van Horn, Herman Preside Over May Court Sessions

Judges Angela R. Krom, Carol L. Van Horn and Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a series of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on May 11, 18 and 25. More...

Home Nursing Recognized For Best Practices

Home Nursing Agency has been recognized for Best Practices in Homecare and Hospice by Pennsylvania Homecare Association, the state trade association that represents home health, hospice and personal care providers across Pennsylvania. More...

Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 370 students for the fourth-largest class in its history at recent 48th commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. More...

Halt Vowed To Pa. Poll Workers Soliciting Tips

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Officials in one eastern Pennsylvania county say they are taking steps to address reports of tips being solicited at polling places during last month’s primary election. More...

June Is Dairy Month

Summer begins with a celebration of agriculture and some of our favorite foods – dairy! More...

Named 2010 Women In Business Advocate Of The Year

Deb Hamil Toothman of McConnellsburg, has been named the 2010 Women in Business Advocate of the Year by the Saint Francis University. More...

Trial Opens In Deadly PA Home Invasion

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Trial opens Monday for the final defendant charged in last year’s home invasion slaying of a Philadelphia businessman in his suburban home. More...

Police: Camera Shows Man Following Slain Pa. Woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a surveillance camera captured an image of a man apparently following a Philadelphia woman shortly before she was killed last week, but they do not know whether he is connected to the crime. More...

U.S. Man Who Tossed Dog Off Bridge Gets Four Months

FREDERICK, Maryland (AP) _ A man who went into a rage and threw a stranger's teacup Chihuahua off a bridge, apparently to its death, has been sentenced to four months in jail. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Ethan Lee Johnson, 28, Warfordsburg, and Jessica Dawn Schetrompf, 27, Warfordsburg. Steven G. More...