January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners attended to a variety of business on Tuesday that ranged from signing off on grants and waivers to software and equipment purchases. More...

Trials Scheduled During Call Of List

Guilty pleas accepted, continuances granted

Two criminal trials were scheduled and several guilty pleas accepted Tuesday morning during call of the list presided over by Judge Douglas Herman, president judge of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Former Needmore Man Charged In Sexual Assault

Preliminary hearing for Curtis Bryner set for Jan. 31

A former Belfast Township resident was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson last Friday via video conference on allegations that he sexually assaulted and coerced a young boy into sexual acts. More...

Sweetheart Ball Set For February 13

Proceeds to benefit two pediatric cancer patients

It’s time for the Sweetheart Ball again, so get out your bib and tucker and plan a date with that special someone. The Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority is holding its Sweetheart Ball on Saturday, February 12, from 6 p.m. More...

Bank Robbers Tossed Loot From Car Window

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Baltimore couple faces robbery charges after police say they robbed a central Pennsylvania bank then dumped the stolen loot out a window during a high-speed pursuit. More...

Somerset County Crossbred Steer Takes The Top Banner At The 2011 PA Farm Show

Paige Stahl of Somerset, Somerset County took Grand Champion Market Steer honors with her 1,350- pound heavyweight crossbred steer, Otis, on Sunday, Jan. 9 at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

PA State Parks Draw $818 Million In Sales, Support 10,000 Jobs.

Pennsylvania state parks draw an estimated 33.6 million visitors who spend more than $738 million annually, according to a recent economic impact report released by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. More...

For Minorities, New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen

UNDATED (AP) – When the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, January 17: no school. Tuesday, January 18: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Wednesday, January 19: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Farm Show Champion Market Lamb Hails From Champion, Fayette County

In his final show as a junior exhibitor, Ryan Witt, from Champion, Fayette County, was awarded Grand Champion Market Lamb honors at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday, Jan. 9. More...

MHS To Hold Financial Aid Night

McConnellsburg High School will host a free financial aid night on Wednesday, January 19, at 6 p.m. in the middle/high schools’ cafeteria. More...

Tower Bancorp Selected For NASDAQ Market

Tower Bancorp, Inc. announced Tusday that the NASDAQ Stock Market has upgraded the listing of the company’s securities to the NASDAQ Global Select Market. More...

JLG Telehandlers Now Equipped With Long-Lasting Firestone Tires

JLG Industries recently announced an agreement with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Off Road Tire division for the exclusive supply of the Firestone DuraForce MH tires on JLG- , Lull- and SkyTrak -branded telehandlers. More...

Aerial View Of Icy Meadow Grounds Lake

Philip Kaplan snapped this aerial view of a frozen Meadow Grounds Lake west of McConnellsburg on the last day of 2010. Taken from his plane, he used a Canon D60 with a 24-105 mm lens. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 15 ,and Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Miller Retires From Franklin Financial, F&M Trust Boards

Franklin Financial Services Corp. announced that Jeryl C. Miller retired from the boards of directors of both Franklin Financial and its subsidiary, F&M Trust, effective December 31, 2010. More...

Hoover To Run Again

David R. Hoover II, Mc- Connellsburg, has announced his intention to seek re-election to the office of Fulton County commissioner on the Democratic ticket. More...

JLG Debuts Industry-First 150-Foot Boom Lift

The 1500SJ is largest self-propelled telescopic boom lift available

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp., company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced Tuesday that it is adding a new model to the JLG line of Ultra Series boom lifts. More...

Seville Seeks Re-Election

Fulton County Treasurer Monica K. Seville has announced her intention to seek re-election to the office of county treasurer. “ I truly love this job. It has been a wonderful experience. More...

Kendall Announces Candidacy

Local attorney Travis Kendall announces his candidacy on the Republican ticket for re-election to the office of Fulton County district attorney. More...

New Penn State Master Gardener Class

Fulton County Cooperative Extension is currently recruiting for the 2011 Master Gardener class. More...

Angel Food Cake Contest Is A Bedford County Family Affair

The Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg was a family affair for winner Pam Foor of Everett, Bedford County whose daughter placed third in the contest. More...

Personal Crusade For Tractor Safety At Farm Show

YORK, Pa. ( AP) – Though it’s been nearly five years since her grandfather died, Alyssa Fodor still remembers the suffering her family experienced when he never returned home from his daily farm chores. More...

Rendell Lashes Out At TV Reporter On Gambling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An interview to be broadcast this weekend shows Gov. Ed Rendell lashing out at a reporter who questioned the effect of legalized slot-machine gambling in Pennsylvania on gambling addicts. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: ham loaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multigrain bread, peaches. Wednesday: fried chicken leg, parslied potatoes, green bans, dinner roll, cake. More...

MHS Ensemble Performs Christmas Concerts

McConnellsburg High School Choral Ensemble recently concluded its Christmas seasonwitha3in1morningperformanceatEbeneezer,ShiloamandAsburyUnited Methodist churches. More...

Attains Honors At Allegany

Danny Crouse of Needmore attained the honors list at Allegany Community College of Bedford for the fall term 2010 with a 3.40 grade point average. Crouse is majoring in business management. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Secrets To The Grave” by Tami Hoag, “The Athena Project” by Brad Thor, “ Distant Hours” by Kate Morton, “The Tale of Oat Cake Crag” by Susan Wittig Albert, More...

Lawsuit Over Casino License Thrown Out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit against former members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board over their rejection of a Donald Trump company’s effort to obtain a Philadelphia casino license. More...

Top Tips For Heart Health Month

It’s time to tend to matters of the heart, as February brings with it Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month. It’s the perfect time for hearthealthy lifestyle choices that can help us enjoy longer lives with our loved ones. More...

Bovine Belles On Display At 2011 PA Farm Show

Pennsylvania's 4-H and FFA youth paraded their prized beef heifers to great success on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Legals

SHERIFF’S SALE February 03, 2011 More...

Discovery Of Handgun Forces Lockdown Of Pa. Prison

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A prison in eastern Pennsylvania remains locked down after the discovery of a handgun in the prisoner intake area. Officials at Northampton County Prison say the gun was found behind a filing cabinet on Wednesday morning. More...