June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

17th Century Inn Up For Sale In Philly Suburbs

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) – Local lore has it that Continental Army soldiers shot down the sign on the King George II Inn amid the Revolutionary War, prompting its owners to quickly change the name to the Fountain House. More...

Community To Rally In Honor Of Late Ben Knepper

Fifth annual Ben K-5K set for July 31

Sunday marked the five-year anniversary of the tragic death of Ben Knepper. Family and friends will be rallying in honor of the late Hustontown area man next month with the fifth annual Ben K-5K. More...

Commissioners Conduct Routine Business Meeting

Review draft of transportation improvement program

The Fulton County commissioners took part in a public meeting Tuesday afternoon to review a draft of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that outlines suggested enhancement projects for the county and surrounding region in matters related t More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade six: Rachel Barmont, Tierra McMullen, Kylie Pittman, Landon Richards, Alexandra Treml, Bailey Waters. Grade seven: Victoria Chatley, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters. More...

USDA Offers Producers Help With On-Farm Energy Audits

Have you ever wondered how you can reduce the amount of energy used on your farm? USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) may have the answer. More...

Late Blight Detected In Southwest PA

Gardeners and commercial vegetable growers throughout southwest and central Pennsylvania may be faced again with waging war on one of the most notorious diseases in the world, late blight. More...

Contract Awarded For Independence Hall Restoration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A contract worth nearly $4.4 million is going to a contractor to repair and restore the leaky clock tower of Independence Hall, the building that used to house the iconic Liberty Bell. More...

Man Killed By Excavator On Construction Work Site

TREXLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a man killed by earth-moving equipment on a construction site. More...

Investigator Hired By Pa. To Look At Well Blowout

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials have hired a Texas-based petroleum engineer to perform an independent investigation of last week’s natural gas well blowout. John Vittitow was to arrive at the site Thursday. More...

Official: Revive Indicting Grand Juries In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former top prosecutor says Philadelphia should revive the practice of using grand juries to bring indictments in some violent crime cases as a way to boost convictions and reduce witness intimidation. More...

2 Pa. National Guard Members Killed In Afghanistan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two Pennsylvania Army National Guard members from western Pennsylvania were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. More...

Pa. Board OKs Jobless Benefits For Striking Nurses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania board has ruled that nurses and other health professionals are eligible for unemployment compensation during their monthlong strike of a Philadelphia hospital. More...

Case Worker For Starved Teenager Gets 11 Years

By MARYCLAIRE DALE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The morals of social workers who routinely skipped home visits to Philadelphia’s most troubled families, leading to a disabled girl’s starvation death, reminded a f More...

Camp Cadet Holds 16th Graduation

Fulton County Camp Cadet graduated 35 cadets from the Class of 2010 during graduation ceremonies held lakeside on Friday evening at Camp Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Ft. Littleton. More...

JLG Awarded $6 Million Contract

To build specialty vehicle for the U.S. Navy

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that it has received an order to build 38 Engine Installation and Removal Vehicles (EIRV) for the U.S. Navy. More...

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Deadline Extended

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program for 2009 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2010. More...

Police Say Pa. Son Bilked Elderly Dad Of $100K

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) – State police have jailed a western Pennsylvania man on charges that he bilked his father out of more than $100,000 after offering to pay the elderly man’s bills. More...

Pa. Girl, 5, Needs Surgery After Pit Bull Attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A 5-year-old girl has undergone facial surgery after being bitten by a pit bull in Pittsburgh. More...

Pennsylvania Universities Mull Shared Degree Programs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities are proposing that students be able to enroll in collaborative degree programs that would combine courses and instructors from more than one of the system’s 14 un More...

Cards Of Thanks

CHAMBERLAIN A special thank-you to Pastor John and Karen Godissart, Jody Davis, Kate Mellott, Kim Keaton, Erma and Dinah Chamberlain, Angie Zenoble, Katherine Watkins, Sharon Truax, Marlene Savant, DJ Music Man and all others who helped make Ryan More...

New Program That Will Encourage Teens To Buckle Up And Not to Text

Police from Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Somerset counties will participate in an updated Survival 101 training program designed to not only encourage teens to buckle up but also to learn healthy habits such as not drinking and driving and not tex More...

Fulton House Museum Now Open For Tours

The items pictured are a small sample of the display in the old kitchen of the Fulton House on loan from The Historical Society’s members this summer. More...

Tax May Be The Price To Change Drilling Laws

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Legislature is a place where victory almost always arrives in the form of a hard-won compromise, and the state’s rapidly growing natural gas industry may be about to discover that. More...