February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Jobless Rate Remains Stagnant

Fulton County’s jobless rate remained stagnant in December as jobless rates fell by only threetenths of a percentage point from November. The new statistics show that the county remains in the next-to-highest unemployment rate in the state. More...

Franklin Financial Earnings Increase

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $7,612,000 for 2010, compared to 2009 earnings of $6,585,000, an increase of 15.6 percent. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

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Registration Open For 2011 Great American Cleanup Of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, formerly PA CleanWays, announced that registration is now open for the 2011 Great American Cleanup of PA. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, February 7: meatball hoagie, shredded cheese, vegetable blend, pineapple. Tuesday, February 8: fish or barbecue sandwich, macaroni and cheese, carrots and dip, applesauce and pears. More...

Attains Honor Roll

Mercersburg resident Joshua R. Muller was named to the Rhodes College Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester. More...

Keystone Health Completes Facility Expansions

Keystone Health, a notfor profit Community Health Center in Chambersburg, has completed two construction projects that were made possible with federal stimulus funding. More...

Receives FFA Jacket At Convention

On Monday, January 10, McConnellsburg FFA member Chris Downin recieved his FFA jacket at the midwinter convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Pa. House GOP Threatens To Roll Back Key Reform

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives wants to limit Democrats’ ability to amend bills on the floor, a change that would roll back a rule passed in the wake of the 2005 pay-raise vote. More...

Hess Announces Committee Assignments

Bedford lawmaker to serve as chairman of Commerce Committee

State Rep. Dick Hess (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) announced last Thursday that Speaker of the House Rep. Sam Smith (RJefferson/ Armstrong/Indiana) has appointed him to serve on four House standing committees for the 2011-12 legislative session. More...

Pa. House GOP Power Move Provokes Democrat Outrage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal by Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to cut Democrats from legislative committees and limit the minority party’s ability to amend bills is drawing an outraged response. More...

Man Hospitalized After Car Struck By 2 Trains

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A newspaper says a man is hospitalized after his car was struck by two trains traveling in opposite directions. More...

Renninger Named President And Chief Operating Officer Of Tower Bancorp

Janak M. Amin named president, CEO

Tower Bancorp Inc. has announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey Renninger to the position of president and chief operating officer of Tower Bancorp Inc. and Janak M. More...

Bye Bye Blackbird: USDA Acknowledges A Hand In One Mass Bird Death

It’s not the “aflockalyptic” fallout from a secret U.S. weapon lab as some have theorized. More...

Husband, Wife Guilty Of Burglary

Believing “detailed eyewitness testimony” given on behalf of the commonwealth Friday, a jury convicted a husband and wife from the Crystal Spring area of breaking into a friend’s apartment to steal knickknacks, home decor and DVDs. More...

Buterbaugh Announces Candidacy

Richard “Rick” Buterbaugh would like to announce his candidacy for county commissioner for the Republican Party. Rick resides in the borough of McConnellsburg with his wife Debbie (Richards) and two children Chris and Jenny. More...

Sweetheart Ball Set For February 12

This year the 27th annual Sweetheart Ball scheduled for February 12, 2011, at McConnellsburg American Legion will benefit 2-year-old Sean Williams and 14-year-old P.J. Stanley, both of the Warfordsburg area. More...

FR Honor Roll

Honor Roll Second Parking Meriod Grade seven: Montana Bolinger, Arica Carbaugh, Rose Clippinger, Chayla Edwards, Casey Englert, Larissa Englert, Ashley Leis, David Maldonado, Daniel Reyan, Jacob Scanlon, Katelyn Shoemaker, Emily- Joy Sipes, Dustin St More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken alfredo, rotini pasta, brussel sprouts, multi-grain bread, pudding, juice. Tuesday: salmon cakes, baked potato, tossed salad, wheat bread, orange. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Holds Banquet

Cove Mountain 4-H Club held its annual banquet at Sideling Hill Church Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m., January 22. Old business discussed was the 2011 livestock entry forms that were due to the extension office by December 31, 2010. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Juniata College has named 363 students to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester. The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. Among those honored are the following students: More...

NW Pa. Man Charged In ‘Stun’ Attack On Constable

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been held on charges that he attacked a state constable with a “stun stick’’ and shot at the law man who was driving the suspect to a psychiatric evaluation. More...

Scouts Tour Fulton County News Office

Cub Scout Pack 43 toured the “News” office on Thursday evening as part of obtaining their media badge. More...

Easy Ways To Save Money This Tax Season

Tax season can often leave people feeling frazzled and disappointed. If you’re like most Americans, you probably swore you were going to manage your money better this year ... then soon let this promise fall by the wayside. More...

Linda Mayo Named Executive Director Of OSI

The board of directors of Occupational Services Inc. ( OSI) has named Linda Mayo executive director. OSI provides vocational services to more than 145 individuals with disabilities on a daily basis with 42 staff. More...

McCbg. FFA Members Present Demonstration At Farm Show

On January 11, McConnellsburg FFA members Paul Hock IV, Ashley Penwell and Kirsten Mellott competed at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg by doing a demonstration on the Penn State TMR Particle More...

Woman’s Beef Against Pittsburgh Officer Upheld

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s Office of Municipal Investigations has sided with a woman who says a city officer falsely accused her of attacking a witness against her son. More...

Tower Bank Donates To Needmore Fire Company

Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, recently contributed $ 500 to the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Sunken Riverboat Still Mired In Western Pa. River

NEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – If things had gone to plan, the Becky Thatcher would be close to resuming her rightful spot as a floating piece of history on the banks of Pittsburgh’s rivers. More...