October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Eichelberger Receives Guardian Of Small Business Award

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has named Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-30) a “Guardian of Small Business” for his strong voting record on behalf of Pennsylvania’s small business owners. More...

Inspectors Cite Dozens Of Mines

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Federal inspectors issued nearly 600 citations for safety violations found at 30 problem mining operations across the country in September, the Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. More...

13-Year-Old Charged In Burglary Spree

LANCASTER, Pa.—A central Pennsylvania teenager is facing charges he committed more than a dozen burglaries in and around Lancaster. More...

Historical Society Raffle Winners

President Dick Miller and museum docent Betty Daniels drew names on Sunday for the Fulton County Historical Society raffle. Winners were: More...

Franklin Financial Announces Regular Fourth-Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 27-cent-pershare regular cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2010. More...

PennDOT Implores Teen Drivers To Focus Only On Safe Driving

PennDOT urges teen drivers to avoid deadly distractions – such as texting and talking on cellphones – and reminds parents of young drivers to always set a good example by driving safely. Gov. Edward G. Rendell proclaimed Oct. More...

Coyotes, Not Hunters, Proposed For Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) – An animal-rights group that opposes the use of hunters to cut the deer population in Valley Forge National Historical Park wants officials to consider using coyotes instead. More...

Newspapers Split Nods In Senate Race

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two western Pennsylvania newspapers have made opposing endorsements in the U.S. Senate race. More...

Rural Sheriffs Seek Expanded Powers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sheriffs in rural Pennsylvania counties are seeking expanded law enforcement powers, but opponents say they fear conflicts with other agencies. More...

Glenn Beck Says ‘Collective Salvation’ Is Anti-American

Tell that to the Founding Fathers

Fox News television host Glenn Beck says the idea of “collective salvation” – that our fates are linked – is “dangerous to the Constitutional republic.” He argues that related notions of social justice, redistribu More...

County Welcomes New Chief Probation Officer

Daniel Miller appointed to position

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and Craig Cutchall took some time from their agenda Tuesday afternoon to greet Fulton County’s newest chief probation officer. More...

Animal Welfare Group Meets

Brought together by a concern for stray, abused and neglected animals, a group of concerned Fulton County residents met for the second time on Monday, October 10. More...

Richards Honored By Chamber

On September 15, 2010, the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held its monthly business luncheon at the American Legion and surprised local businessman Ronnie Richards with an appreciation More...

Meadow Grounds Lake Drawdown

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) began lowering the water level at Meadow Grounds Lake, Ayr Township, in Fulton County on Monday, October 18. The drawdown is in anticipation of dam maintenance operations to be completed this winter. More...

FFFF Parade Features Antique Autos, Floats, Tractors

drives his Cito garage tow truck up Main Street in Saturday’s parade. More...

Crowd Hurls Rocks, Epithets At School Band

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Parade organizers apologized to a high school band after people in a predominantly white crowd threw rocks at the students and insulted them with rude comments and racial epithets. More...

Johnstown Anesthesiologist Gets Jail For Eighth DUI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Johnstown anesthesiologist has been sentenced to four months to four years in jail after apologizing and pleading guilty to his eighth drunken driving offense. Fifty-six-year-old Dr. More...

Celebrates First

Braelyn Grace Barnes celebrated her first birthday on October, 13, 2010, and her sister, Amaya Marie Barnes, will be celebrating her second birthday on November 6, 2010. They are the daughters of Janine Rasp and Brett Barnes. More...