August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Attend To Routine Business

Whether it awarding cost estimates for additional work at the Fulton County Courthouse or approving renovation project change orders, it has been business as usual the last two weeks for commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig More...

Transportation Commission Approves 12-Year Program Update

New plan anticipates dramatic drop in spending for transportation

The state Transportation Commission has approved an update to the 12-Year Transportation Program that reflects an expected 24 percent reduction in funding for improvements for highways, bridges, transit, aviation and rail freight. More...

Historic Cottage To Be Razed In Western Pa.

CRESSON, Pa. (AP) – Town officials in western Pennsylvania say they’ll demolish a crumbling historic mansion linked to Pittsburgh’s steel barons. More...

Police: Woman Left Kids In Car Outside Pa. Casino

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Police say a woman is facing child endangerment charges left her two children in the car for hours outside a suburban Philadelphia casino. More...

Cowans Gap Actvities

The Pennslyvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following activities at the park: More...

Back-To- School Bash At Library

Fulton County Library will be holding an end-of-summer/ back-to-school sleepover on August 27. The event was the creation of the library’s Teen Advisory Board who will be running the sleepover. More...

Measles Reported In Traveler From Suburban Philly

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Health officials in suburban Philadelphia fear that a local resident who contracted measles may have exposed others to the contagious disease. More...

MHS Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1955 celebrated their 55th reunion August 14 at the alumni building where they spent 12 years at school. A delicious meal was catered by The Shak. Mrs. More...

Changes Eyed For Pa. Lieutenant Governor’s Office

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The cost and relatively few duties accorded the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor’s office has some proposing changes, and one state lawmaker is even drafting a bill to abolish the office. More...

Revised 2010 Hurricane Forecast: ‘Major Hurricanes’ May Be Ahead

The 2010 hurricane season in the Atlantic, now heading into its most active three month stretch, stands a strong chance of becoming the 11th above-normal season in the past 15 years, according to federal forecasters. More...

In The Field, A Memorial Takes Shape Slowly

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Paul Murdoch, the architect of the Flight 93 National Memorial, is excited about the activity going on at the site. More...

McFadden Sentenced In Assault Case

Ordered to complete 12 years probation

A McConnellsburg man told the court this week he considered himself to be a “decent” person in spite of the judge making reference to his “checkered” criminal history that includes burglary, trespassing, harassment and the mo More...

Bureau Of Dog Law To Canvass County

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will canvass Fulton County the week of August 23 as part of its efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe. More...

Needmore Firemen Hold Parade, Festival

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual parade and ice cream social Saturday evening under cloudy skies and in cooler weather. More...

Buchanan Coin To Be Unveiled In Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Mint is coming to Lancaster to unveil a new dollar-coin commemorating former President James Buchanan. It will be the 15th coin in the presidential $1 coin program. More...

Back Run School Holds Reunion

On Saturday, August 7, the Back Run School held its 11th reunion at McConnellsburg Senior Center. More...

Zebras Wander Streets Of Northern Calif Suburb

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) – Two zebras are now safe on an Oregon ranch after a wild romp through the streets of a Northern California suburb over the weekend. More...

Activists Press DA In Pittsburgh Police Beating

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Activists want Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to charge three white Pittsburgh police officers accused of wrongfully beating a black teen on Jan. 12. More...

Valley Rural Electric Co-op Awards Scholarships To Local Students

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in postsecondary institutions and returning adult students. 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: James J. Salvo to James J. More...