February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Former Judge To Go On Trial In Kickbacks Case

ALLENTOWN, Pa. ( AP) – Kids in Luzerne County had a powerful incentive to stay out of the courtroom of Mark Ciavarella, a fearsome, zero-tolerance judge who tossed youths into juvenile detention even when their crimes didn’t warrant it. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland (large print), “Magnolia” by Diana Palmer (large print), “Fatal Error” by J.A. More...

Graduates

Army Reserve Pvt. Anthony E. Sheldon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Skills USA Students Compete

The Fulton County chapter of Skills USA brought home six medals from District 7 competition. Fulton County Area Vocational- Technical students competed at CPI, Altoona and Huntingdon recently with impressive results. More...

McConnellsburg Middle School Honor Roll

Second Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade six: Daniel Booth, Claire Brubaker, Bronwyne Mellott, Gage Mellott, Chase Novak, Lexi Richards, Amber Strait, Trey Swope. More...

Truck Slides Off Icy Central Pa. Road, Killing 2

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a pickup truck slid off an icy road and flipped over before hitting a building, killing two men. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parm, spaghetti, tossed salad, dinner roll, jello. Tuesday: two sausage patties, hash browns, two pancakes, juice. More...

PSU Dean’s List

Local students attaining the dean’s list for the fall semester are as follows: Jennifer Buterbaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, Mont Alto. Amy Chilcote, Three Springs, Mont Alto. Elissa Colledge, Wells Tannery, Altoona. More...

Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD To Report Potholes

With the freeze-thaw cycle taking its annual toll on pavement, PennDOT urges motorists to call 1-800-FIXROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads. More...

SF Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Emily Bard, Joshua Beale, Connor Elbin, Drew Gordon, Casey Spade, Ellie Strait, Ashley True. Grade five: Mariah Brown, Cooper Grove, Allyson Layton, Zachary Scott, Tyler Unger, Kody Ward. More...

Frequent Storms, Lots of Plowing Prompts PennDOT To Remind Homeowners To Check Mailboxes

It’s been a busy winter for PennDOT with snowplows fast becoming a regular sight on area roads. But frequent snowplowing can lead to loose and possibly damaged mailboxes. More...

Honor Roll Addition

Steven Varney was omitted in the submitted honor roll listing at Forbes Road High School last week. More...

PSU Graduates

Local students graduating from Penn State University during fall commencement exercises are as follows: Matthew Deshong, Burnt Cabins, University Park. Colin Watson, Warfordsburg, University Park. More...

Nursing Graduates

Graduation for the 28 members of the February 2011 class of Franklin Co. Career & Technology Center - Practical Nursing students was held February 3 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. More...

Calif. ‘Den Mother’ Gets 17 Years For Child Porn

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A California man who federal prosecutors say led a social networking site that enabled dozens of people to share child pornography has been sentenced to 17 years in prison by a judge in Pittsburgh. More...

Former PA Governor Advocates Dogs For Inmates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As he was leaving office, Gov. Rendell was already focused on a pet cause he hopes will help ease two problems at once: He wants to give pooches to prisoners. More...

County To Proceed With Filing CDBG Paperwork

After conducting a public hearing to review the final statement of objectives for the use of Community Development Block Grant funding in 2011, the Fulton County commissioners unanimously decided on Tuesday to proceed with the filing of necessary pap More...

Woman Sentenced For Drug Delivery

Lacie Washabaugh to complete four months in prison

A young McConnellsburg woman was ordered to jail time and immediately taken into custody by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday for transport to the Franklin County Prison on drug-related charges. More...

Kendall To Seek Re-election

Rebecca Kendall has announced that she will seek reelection for Fulton County auditor on the Republican ticket. Kendall currently serves as county auditor and also serveds as an auditor for Ayr Township. More...

Multiple Court Sessions Held

Multiple court sessions were held by judges of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas between November 23 and January 11. Tyana L. More...

MHS Honor Roll

Second Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Matthew Snyder, Sara Winegardner. Grade ten: Caitlin Glazier, Andrew Smith, Jesse Swope, Kylie Zittle. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Kevin Truax of Needmore was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, February 14: spaghetti/rigatoni with meat sauce, breadsticks, pears. Tuesday, February 15: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, peaches. More...

Red Cross Responds To Massive Winter Storm

The American Red Cross is on the ground in 19 states, offering food, comfort and a safe place to stay to people affected by the massive winter storm two weeks ago that has buried the country in ice and snow from the Rocky Mountains to Maine. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Regan Gunnell of Harrisonville has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010-11 fall semester at Geneva College. A junior, Regan is majoring in English. More...

Relay For Life Meeting Held

The Fulton County Relay For Life Committee meeting was held at Fulton County Medical Center January 24, at 7 p.m. There were 14 people present. A vote was taken, and the 2011 Relay for Life will be held this year at McConnellsburg High School. More...

PennDOT Urges Motorcyclists To Enroll In Free Safety Courses

New course offered for 3-wheeled motorcycles

Although Pennsylvania is still within winter’s grip, now is the time for motorcyclists to plan to enhance their driving skills through the 2011 Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, PennDOT said Monday. More...

Joins American Angus Association

Ace of Hearts Angus, Warfordsburg, is a new member of the American Angus Association ®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. More...

Farm Women Install New Officers

Fulton County Society of Farm Women held an installation of its new officers on January 6, 2011. More...

Sinkholes Shut Down Major Roadway Outside Philly

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – A massive sinkhole has closed a major roadway that serves commuters between Philadelphia and its western suburbs. More...

Feds Seize $1.5M In Counterfeit Sports Gear In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal authorities in Pittsburgh have seized thousands of unlicensed Steelers and Penguins jerseys and other Super Bowl-related merchandise. More...