January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Judge Johnson To Retire

Having logged more than 31 years in the capacity of magisterial district judge, Carol Jean Johnson announced this week that she will not be seeking reelection in the upcoming May election. More...

Stains To Seek Re-election

Fulton County Sheriff Keith Stains announced Monday he will seek re-election for his third term of office. More...

Mellott Bard Announces Candidacy

Local attorney Tamela Mellott Bard announces her candidacy for the office of magisterial district judge for the townships of Belfast, Bethel, Brush Creek, Thompson, Union and Valley-Hi. More...

Tractor Owners Offer Glimpse Into Past, Display Equipment At PA Farm Show

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stopped many owners from bringing their tractors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, white bread, jello. Tuesday: breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, bun, peaches. More...

Charles Recard Installed As Potentate Of Ali Ghan Shriners

Charles “Mark” Recard was recently installed as Potentate of Ali Ghan Shriners in Cumberland, Md., for 2011. Ali Ghan Shrine Center is one of 193 Shrine centers worldwide and is a member of Shriners International. More...

Carpet Business Changes Hands

Horton’s Floors and More, 659 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, is now under new ownership and has been named P & H Flooring. More...

Chief Justice Says Pa. Faces ‘Legal Aid Crisis’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s chief justice said Friday he wants the state’s 70,000 lawyers to pitch in to address what he describes as a crisis in the legal aid system regarding civil matters. More...

S.E. Pa. Hunter Found Dead Under Tree Stand

WEST VINCENT, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania deer hunter has been found dead beneath his tree stand. More...

Paper: Pa. Wine Kiosks Failed Hundreds Of Times

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The wine vending machines placed in Pennsylvania grocery stores shut down or failed to dispense bottles hundreds of times before they were taken out of service last month, a paper reported. More...

Pa. Amish Man Who Killed Wife In Frenzy Found Dead

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) – An Amish man who killed his wife in a schizophrenic frenzy in 1993 has been found dead on his property in northwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Broken Lifts Repaired – Again – At Pa. Ski Slopes

PLUM, Pa. (AP) – The ski lifts at Boyce Park near Pittsburgh have been repaired again, after stranding about 100 skiers when the lifts malfunctioned twice in five days. More...

Officials Reconsider New Area Code Plan For NW Pa.

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Some residents of northwestern Pennsylvania might get to keep their 814 area code. More...

PA College Professor Uses Games To Teach Strategy

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A room full of students playing games isn’t usually the image you conjure up when you think of success in higher education. More...

Rendell Touts Success Of Federal Stimulus In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds pumped into Pennsylvania have lessened the impact of the recession on the state’s families and funded projects that will pay dividends for years to come, Gov. More...

Farm Show Winners

Winners at the Farm Show as of last Wednesday are as follows. Earlier winners were listed in last week’s issue. More...

Clearing The Record

A headline for a story announcing the Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority’s Sweetheart Ball was incorrect in last week’s paper. The Sweetheart Ball is scheduled for Saturday, February 12, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Bowman, Newton Appear In Criminal Court

Dale Newton enters plea, then asks for trial

Two men from southern Fulton County appeared in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday for mandatory arraignment of criminal charges with one of the individuals entering a guilty plea, but then asking for a trial after becoming clearly frustrate More...

Cutchall To Run For Commissioner

Fulton County appointed commissioner Craig Cutchall has announced his intention to seek election to the office of Fulton County commissioner on the Republican ticket. More...

Officer Changes, Executive Sessions Top FR Board Agenda

Other business mostly routine

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors began its regular meeting last Monday evening by making a change in board officers. More...

Food Checkout Day Set For Feb. 15

Fulton County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Checkout Day on February 15 as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. More...

Farm Show Comes To A Close

Exhibitors at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show showed visitors how the state’s agricultural industry is “Keeping Pennsylvania Growing.” The eight- day show wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 15, in Harrisburg. More...

Teams ‘Pull’ To Top PA Farm Show

Two teams from Westmoreland County took home the lightweight and heavyweight championship titles, respectively, in the draft horse pulling competition on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

County Electronics Recycling Continues Through This Week

Final day of collection slated for Saturday, January 22

Roughly 30 vehicles made a pit stop at the warehouse located adjacent to the American Legion on Saturday to take advantage of the annual collection of unwanted computer and electronics equipment. More...

FCMC Earns State Award

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Office of Long-Term Living has awarded Fulton County Medical Center’s Long-Term Care the Excellence in Quality Care Award. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET January 10 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1334- 1528 lbs., $106 to $109.50; one $111; choice 2-3, 1186-1558 lbs., $102 to $106; select 1-3, 1152-1480 lbs., $98.50 to $101. More...

Orange Alligator: Evolution Or Dye Job?

A one-of-a-kind orange alligator was spotted in Venice, Fla., last Wednesday, prompting some to speculate that after remaining unchanged for 200 million years, the large reptiles are now taking a new evolutionary direction. More...

Hearing, Sentencing Set For FBI Slaying Suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has scheduled a plea hearing and sentencing for a woman charged with murdering an FBI agent who came to arrest her husband on drug charges in a pre-dawn raid of their home in November 2008. More...

PA Chess Players are Hip Yo The Squares

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lufei Ruan came to Pittsburgh in August with two goals: Work on a doctoral degree in business at Carnegie Mellon University, and find a couple of people willing to play chess. She thought the latter would be the tougher task. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, January 24: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 25: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Firm Makes Sunglasses That ‘Outsmart The Sun’

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Many tech startups dream of being acquired by Google. Dynamic Eye has its sights on Oakley. More...

Widow, 85, Missed Last House Payment; Fights Fees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An elderly New Jersey widow billed $5,800 after missing the final payment on her 30- year mortgage can pursue her lawsuit against the debt collectors, a U.S. appeals court ruled. More...