October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Sen. John Eichelberger Holds Townhall Meeting At Medical Center

A lame duck session will get under way on November 3, just one day after the fall general election and selection of a new governor, thereby eliminating any unsigned bills currently before the Pennsylvania Senate. Fortunately, according to Sen. More...

SFHS To Present “The Wiz”

Southern Fulton High School presents “The Wiz” on Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6. Both performances will take place at Southern Fulton High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. More...

McConnellsburg FFA Attends National FFA Convention

Seven members of McConnellsburg’s FFA chapter attended the 83rd National FFA Convention last week in Indianapolis, Ind. More...

FR October Students Of The Month

Pictured above are the October Students of the Month for Forbes Road Elementary. More...

Coach Stops To Help At Crash Scene

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A University of Pittsburgh spokesman says men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon helped rescue two men from a car accident near the city. More...

PennDOT Withdraws Bill To Woman

PITTSBURGH (AP) – PennDOT has withdrawn a $2,500 bill sent to an Illinois woman for a guardrail that was damaged in a western PA crash that caused her to lose part of her leg.Officials made the decision after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report More...

PennDOT Warns Motorists To Watch Out For Trick-or-Treaters

Parents urged to teach safe habits to children, choose safe costumes

With many communities holding trick-or-treat nights this week, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler on Monday urged motorists to slow down and watch carefully for little princesses, witches and pirates. More...

Sestak, Toomey Look For Edge In Southeast Pa.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak dueled for support Monday in the heavily populated swing counties around Philadelphia, seeking an edge as their hotly contested race for U.S. More...

PennDOT Warns Motorists Of Increased Deer Presence, Movement

As daylight shortens, ‘frisky’ deer bring need for motorists to be alert

With the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared to encounter white-tailed deer darting onto roads across Pennsylvania, said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, November 1: hamburger or hot dog, french fries, pineapple. Tuesday, November 2: ham or turkey hoagie, pretzels, baked apple crisp. Wednesday, November 3: macho nacahos, tossed salad, bread slice, peaches. More...

Amish Boy Dies When Horse, Car Collide

GORDONVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An Amish teenager is dead after his horse collided with a car in central Pennsylvania. More...

Woman Charged After 5 Infant Skeletons Found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A woman who conceived several children through an affair with a man unaware of her pregnancies was charged Monday with homicide after tests on remains found in coolers or encased in concrete showed at least four infants wer More...

Paper Wins Ruling In Bid For Philly Police Records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Philadelphia Daily News won a court decision Friday in its quest to obtain copies of police grievance arbitration awards from the city. More...

Heating Oil Could Cost $259 More This Winter

Consumers will probably have to set aside extra money to keep the house warm this winter. Within the past month, the price of crude oil has climbed about $10 a barrel, now costing close to $83 a barrel. More...

Could Tyrannosaurus Rex Have Been A Cannibal?

The monstrous Tyrannosaurus rex was not only a danger to other dinosaurs, but to itself. Scientists have now found signs T. rex could have been a cannibal – gouges on the bones of these giants that could only have been made by another T. More...

Farm Truck Driver Exemptions Restored

Farmers across Pennsylvania will once again be exempted from certain regulations and requirements affecting farm trucks after legislation signed last week by Gov. Rendell is implemented. More...

County Modifies CDBG Contracts

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners along with county project developer Karen Hann conducted a public meeting this week regarding alterations to three years of Community Development Block Grant contracts and eventually moved forward with approval of the More...

Hess Reminds Residents To Apply For Property Tax/ Rent Rebate

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) reminds residents of the 78th Legislative District to apply for the 2009 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program before the deadline of Dec. 31, 2010. More...

Mikeal Fix Honored As Oustanding Republican

Mikeal Fix of Hustontown was honored on Friday as the recipient of the very first Fulton County Republican Committee’s Outstanding Republican Award. The Republican Committee has only given three awards in prior years. More...

Corbett Raises $6.2 Million, Onorato $3.3 Million

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett is raising more campaign cash late in the race than Democratic rival Dan Onorato. More...

Forbes Road First Artist Residency In Fulton County

Fred Callahan, chair of the board of the Cultural Alliance of York County, announced that Fulton County is now a part of stARTSomething’s arts in education program, effective immediately. More...

Profits Curdling At Some Dairies

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The sour news about Pennsylvania’s dairy industry comes as no surprise. More...

FR Lions Hold Charter Night

Forbes Road Lions Club recently held its 31st charter night anniversary with 58 members and guests present. More...

Inquirer Picks Democrats For U.S. Senate, Governor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Inquirer is endorsing Democrats in Pennsylvania’s top two races, Joe Sestak for U.S. Senate and Dan Onorato for governor. More...

College Tuition: New Law Aims For More Transparency In Costs

Can I afford it? That’s a big question for students and parents as they contemplate college. More...

Motorists Cautioned About Dangers Of Driving Under Influence Of Legal Drugs

Increased enforcement this week as crashes involving suspected drugged drivers on rise

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are reminding motorists that driving while under the influence of prescription and over-thecounter medication can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Quarterly Earnings Increase

Franklin Financial Services Corporation, the bank holding company of F&M Trust Company, reported earnings of $1,803,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. More...

Rendell Wants More Talks On Natural-Gas Tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell is calling on Republicans who control the state Senate to resume negotiations over a prospective tax on natural-gas drilling. More...

Rescue Shows How Far Mine Safety Has Come

To cheers, chants and tears of joy, Florencio Avalos became the first of 33 trapped Chilean miners to escape his underground prison after a record time underground, as rescuers hauled him to the surface at 12:12 a.m. More...

Man Complained To Police About Buying Bad Pot

UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A man called police to complain about some terrible marijuana he had just purchased, which turned out to be something other than pot. More...

Med Center Residents Receive Food Donations

Hospital patients and residents alike are dining on steak and ham dinners because of the thoughtfulness of two local donors. More...

How To Track Elusive McRib Sandwich

McRib fans are a rabid lot. They’re known to drive hundreds of miles to get the elusive rib-shaped pork sandwich from McDonald’s. More...