December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Calendar Keeps PA German Heritage Alive

READING, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Dutch – or Pennsilvanisch Deitsh – was the traditional language of Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. More...

Car Stop Nets $1.2M Cocaine

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Police in Bensalem, Bucks County, said more than 26 pounds of cocaine worth $1.2 million was stashed in a secret compartment of a car pulled over Saturday. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners for the fall raffle of Fulton County Sportsmen’s League are as follows: $500 cash: Matt Snyder, Hustontown. Mossberg Mod. 500 12 gauge trophy slugster combo: Eric Knepper, McConnellsburg. $250: Jim Gracey, Greencastle. More...

Research Coyote At Erie Park Killed By Vehicle

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A documentary filmmaker says a coyote fitted with a tracking collar for research on the animals at Presque Isle State Park in Erie has been killed by a vehicle. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday, December 6: ham and turkey sandwich, potato soup, wheat bread, orange, cookies. More...

Teens Rescued From Pa. Cave

READING, Pa. (AP) – Dozens of emergency workers rescued four teenage boys who were trapped for hours in an abandoned mine shaft in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Indulgence In Death” by J.D. More...

Survey: PA Motorists Believe They Are Safe Drivers

More than 3,800 Pennsylvania drivers responded to PennDOT’s Highway Safety Survey earlier this year, offering answers that showed most motorists believe they are safe drivers. More...

Christmas Tree Prices Hold Steady At Huge Auction

MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) – This farming community invented a brand of Thanksgiving-week shopping frenzy others would love to emulate. Call it Black Tuesday. More...

Life Turned Upside Down

Lohse’s story began about five years ago, when she left the day care business she owned and operated in Indiana to move with her husband to State College. More...

County Extends Ag reement With FIDA

Commissioners meet Nov. 16, 23

The Fulton County commissioners convened on Tuesday, November 16 and 23, to attend to a variety of business ranging from the extension of an existing agreement with Fulton Industrial Development Association to renewing a contract with Cumberland Cou More...

S. Fulton Club Takes Part In International Christmas Project

Fills 30 shoeboxes for needy children

The Hancock Rotary Club has been working to establish Interact clubs, Rotary International’s service club for young people, at Southern Fulton High School and Hancock Middle Senior High School. More...

DEP OKs Bedford Co. Landfill Expansion

The Department of Environmental Protection has approved an expansion project at the Sandy Run Landfill in Bedford County that will extend the facility’s life expectancy and improve its environmental protection measures. More...

Holiday Costs: Airfares And Car Prices Are Up, But Not Flat-screen TVS

Although inflation is not a major issue this holiday period, it won’t be too far away – especially if you are planning to travel. More...

Prosecutors In Central Pa. Seek To Oust Constable

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – County prosecutors in central Pennsylvania are trying to oust a constable who was convicted of felony drug charges six years ago. More...

Man Accused In Game Warden Slaying Held For Trial

GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

Woman Hurt In Wayward Cow Attack

Police say a central Pennsylvania woman had to be taken to a hospital after she was knocked down by a cow she tried to shoo off the road. More...

Woman Back In Business After 3 Months Homeless

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Shaunda Lohse, the owner of Sugar on Top bakery in State College, slept for months in her cupcake shop because she couldn’t find an affordable place to live. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, December 6: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, December 7: scrambled eggs, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Hershey Sues Mars Over Similar Candy Packaging

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – Bitter rivals on store shelves in the candy aisle may also duke it out in court. The Hershey Co. sued Mars Inc. this week. More...

Rendell Signs Public Pension, Recycling Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Ed Rendell has signed bills that reduce pension benefits for newly hired state and public-school employees and require the establishment of recycling programs for electronic devices, his office said Wednesday. More...

A Quirky Debut For The Now Ever-present ‘OK’

It’s OK. I’ve written about this before. It’s not great. But it’s just about everywhere. Indeed. More...