August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Southern Fulton Board Considers Class Sizes

Reviews any class expected to be under 10; many classes discussed are vo-tech

Following a previously adopted policy to review any classes that may have less than 10 participants, the Southern Fulton School Board gave a long, hard look at almost 20 classes, with some having minimal enrollment figures of one, two or three stude More...

Sen. Casey Pushes Tighter Regulation Of Gas Drilling

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Sen. Bob Casey says Pennsylvania’s emerging natural gas industry has the potential to create jobs and wealth, but also carries environmental risks that must be addressed. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

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

Residents Protest Closed Pa. Town Council Meeting

EXETER, Pa. (AP) – Nine residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania borough want an apology for being kicked out of a packed meeting in April. The Exeter residents have filed a lawsuit over what they say were Sunshine Act violations. More...

Amid A Legislatie Lull, Ideas Emerge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In the lull before the Legislature reconvenes for the final days of this election-year session, some individual lawmakers have put forth a potpourri of provocative ideas. More...

Frontier Communications Appoints New General Manager For Southern PA Region

Frontier Communications is pleased to announce the appointment of Albert H. Kramer as general manager of the company’s Southern PA region. More...

Pennnsylvania Company Could Drill For Shale Under Cemeteries

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania drilling company has a lease that would permit it to drill for natural gas beneath some Pittsburgh cemeteries, though no drilling is currently under way, a cemetery official said. More...

Little Miss Fulton County Fair Queen Crowned

One of the highlights of the 2010 Fulton County Fair was the Little Miss Fair Queen Contest that was held on Tuesday evening of fair week. More...

County Seeks Input On Polling Location

Union Township tax collector resigns

Not wishing to jump the gun and needlessly relocate a polling place, the Fulton County commissioners will be seeking public input over the next several weeks regarding the future of the Licking Creek Township election day location. More...

CROP Hunger Walk October 3

Fulton County CROP Hunger Walk will take place this year on Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m. at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

Old Jawbone Unearthed

Gennaro C. Carracino brought this photo of a jawbone found when he was moving earth under an oak tree at his Waterfall Road home in the Hustontown area. More...

Historic Philly Candy Company Moves To New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A candy distributor based in Philadelphia since the Civil War has moved to New Jersey. More...

Western Pa. Rivergoers Can Go Over The Falls Now

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – Beginning Sunday, kayakers and canoeists on a western Pennsylvania river will be have free rein to tumble 18 feet down a waterfall, a thrill allowed only once a year up until now. More...

“Walk For Recovery” Stops Here In County

John Overby’s trek began on foot in Eden Prairie, Minn., on July 5. More...

PennDOT Reminds Drivers Of Shared Safety Concerns As New School Year Approaches

With the rumble of school buses soon heralding backto school season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT reminds motorists and students to watch out for one another. More...