July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Extension Of Jobless Aid To Benefit 200,000 In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials say the new federal extension of unemployment checks will help nearly 200,000 Pennsylvanians who lost the benefit in the past seven weeks, or were about to lose it next week. More...

Pa. Woman Sentenced For Bilking $170K From Grandma

(AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sent enced to at least 10 months in prison for bilking her grandmother out of her life savings of more than $170,000. More...

Barn-Quilt Trail Grows One Patchwork At A Time

CONNELSVILLE, Pa. More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the spring months. More...

Counterfeit Chips - NJ Man Charged With Passing Fake Chips In Pa.

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) – A New Jersey man is in custody charged with passing counterfeit chips at a northeastern Pennsylvania casino just days after the resort began offering table games. More...

Pa. Liquor Board Touts Consumer-Friendly Retailing Efforts

NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) – The state’s newest wine and spirits store is bright, modern and airy, but it’s not just another pretty space. More...

Landmark Restaurant In Philadelphia To Close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A landmark restaurant in Philadelphia is closing. Georges Perrier of Le Bec- Fin tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he plans to close his world-renowned French restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, by spring. More...

Teacher Attends National Seminar

McConnellsburg Middle School teacher Kate Carbaugh recently attended the Memorial Library Summer Seminar in New York City. Carbaugh was one of 24 teachers from across the nation chosen to attend this seminar on Holocaust education. More...

PennDOT Hails Volunteers For Collecting 12 Million Pounds Of Litter In Spring Cleanup Effort

More than 186,000 volunteers cleaned 19,373 miles of roads, trails and shorelines in Pennsylvania during the Great American Cleanup of PA, which ran from March 1 to May 31, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said. More...

Patients At VA Center In Pa. Moved After A/C Fails

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Patients from a veterans’ hospital in central Pennsylvania have been transferred to other hospitals because the air conditioning is not working. More...

Love-Triangle Slaying Suspects To Stand Trial

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Two people from suburban Philadelphia will go on trial for what authorities call a love triangle slaying. More...

Temperatures Hit Record Highs El Nino Or Global Warming?

You might have missed it if you live in many spots in the lower 48 states, but the first six months of 2010 were the warmest on record globally, according to preliminary data from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. More...

CDBG Contracts To Be Revised

The Fulton County commissioners gave their nod of approval to several proposed modifications of existing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contracts that will in turn distribute funds around the county that had previously been earmarked for t More...

SFSB Conducts Brief Meeting

Accepts resignations

Southern Fulton School Board wrapped up its agenda last Tuesday in short order after tending to several resignations and giving discussion to a student bullying issue and financial matters. More...

Accused Of Digging Up Body For Bereaved Pa. Twin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A mystery behind the macabre case of the elderly Pennsylvania woman who kept her beloved, and deceased, sister and husband at home has been partly solved with the filing of misdemeanor charges this week. More...

New Violence After Pa. City Ends Emergency Status

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – One man has been shot to death and two other people wounded in a southeastern Pennsylvania city less than 24 hours after officials ended a state of emergency declared more than a month ago due to an outbreak of violence. More...

Ex-Judge Pleads Guilty In Kids-For- Cash Scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Pa. judge pleaded guilty Friday to a racketeering conspiracy charge for his role in a kickback scheme that put juveniles, many without lawyers, behind bars for sometimes minor offenses. More...

Experimental Plane Crash Kills Two Pa. Men

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of two western Pennsylvania men killed in the crash of an experimental plane. More...

2 Of 3 Teens Killed In W. Pa. Crash Were Drunk

CRABTREE, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says 2 of 3 teenagers killed in a one-car crash in western Pennsylvania last month were drunk, and that the third had been drinking. More...

Super Sunflowers

Debbie Kerns needs a stepladder to pose with super sunflowers she grew this summer at her Tollgate Road home in southern Fulton County. More...

Heat Cited In 2 Deaths In Suburban Philadelphia

LIMA, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia county is citing heat as a factor in the deaths of two residents last week. More...

Army Heritage Center Foundation Launches Online Store

The Army Heritage Center Foundation last week announced the launch of an online store with gift merchandise, books and images related to the history and heritage of the United States Army at http://armyheritage.org/store. More...

Fisher, Mowery Join Franklin Financial And F&M Trust Boards

Daniel J. Fisher and Donald H. Mowery have been appointed to the boards of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. and its subsidiary, Farmers and Merchants Trust Co. of Chambersburg. More...

Rare Falcons Hatch Chicks In Lancaster County

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – For the first time in at least 63 years, rare peregrine falcons have successfully nested in Lancaster County. More...

Onorato, Corbett, Field Some Personal Questions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In the hurly-burly of a statewide election campaign, it’s easy to forget that most politicians have fairly ordinary backgrounds and personal experiences most people can relate to. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK July 19 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1326- 1500 lbs., $94.75 to $97.75; one 1578 lbs., $93; choice 2-3, 1200-1526 lbs., $90 to $94.75; 1565-1652 lbs., $89.50 to $91.75; full/y.g. More...