September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Tomato Tasting Day Salsa Winners Announced

On Wednesday, August 25, the master gardeners of Franklin County’s Penn State Cooperative Extension held their 10th Annual Tomato Tasting Day at the Horticultural Center on Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. More...

FCHS Museum Autumn Tea Sept. 18

Fulton County Historical Society will hold its annual Museum Autumn Tea on Saturday, September 18, at the Fulton House. The teas are becoming quite popular and each features entertainment, ranging from music to origami demonstrations. More...

Colorful Find: A Rare, Pink Katydid

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – It’s the prettiest bug in town – bubblegum pink, vanishingly rare and was likely headed for an early demise in a bird’s beak. More...

More Kids Left In Car At Philly-Area Casino

BENSALEM, Pa. More...

Active School Grant Awarded

Forty Pennsylvania elementary schools have been selected to receive an Active Schools grant for the 2010-11 school year, Secretary of Health Everett James announced last Wednesday. Southern Fulton Elementary was one of the lucky recipients. More...

PennDOT Introduces Highway Safety Program For Schools

PennDOT last week launched a revamped Survival 101 traffic safety program for students in grades six through 12 that focuses on a range of driver-behavior issues. More...

PennDOT’s Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Labor Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. More...

Deer Hunts Planned For Philly-Area State Park

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – Officials are planning archery and shotgun hunts in a Philadelphia-area state park to its deer population. More...

Volunteer Fire And Ambulance Grant Applications Now Available

Along with Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, Rep. More...

Mortgage Rates At Record Lows

Refinances are up, sales are not

Steadily dropping mortgage rates, which hit a record low 4.42 percent in numbers released last week, appear to be stimulating housing-market activity. Loan applications rose 13 percent in the week that ended Friday, Aug. More...

The Moon Is Shrinking. No, Seriously

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR P.T. Barnum would have fun with this one: The incredible shrinking moon. But it’s true. Images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have uncovered evidence that the moon is shrinking. More...

County Hears From Library Officials

To draft a letter to send to state on library’s behalf

The Fulton County commissioners agreed this week to draft a letter to the state in hopes of explaining ongoing, countywide economic and fiscal issues that have resulted in a loss of local funding for the Fulton County Library. More...

Pennsylvania’s Closing Costs Among The Nation’s Highest

PITTSBURGH (AP) – While mortgage rates have plunged to record lows, the cost of buying a home in Pennsylvania is being driven up by a related expense: sky-high closing costs. More...

Pa.’s Death Penalty Exists In Name Only

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Last week Gov. More...

F&M Trust Named One Of The 100 Best Places To Work In PA 2010

F&M Trust Co. was recently named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA for 2010. This is the seventh year in the past eight that the local bank was named to the list. More...

Pa. Woman Gets 19-Plus Years In Violent Bank Heist

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh woman will spend 19 years and seven months in federal prison in what authorities called the “armed takeover’’ of a rural bank that netted robbers nearly $77,000 in 2008. More...

School Retirees Hold Picnic

“I Am NOT Going Back To School Picnic” was held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Lions Club pavilion, McConnellsburg, by the Fulton County PASR. More...

Man, Woman On Motorcycle Killed In Pa. Crash

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a man and woman were killed when their motorcycle slid out of control and collided with a car. More...

2 Missing Canoeists Found In Rural Central Pa.

KARTHAUS, Pa. (AP) – Rescuers in central Pennsylvania say two missing canoeists have been found. Authorities say search and rescue crews in rural Clearfield County located the man and woman shortly after 11 a.m. More...

Caution Urged As Pa. Sees More Whooping Cough

PITTSBURGH (AP) – State officials are encouraging parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up-to-date as school starts amid an increase in the reported cases of whooping cough. More...