February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Two Central Fulton Staffers Recognized

Exception requested to raise millage rate above index

Michelle Eichelberger and Kathy Gourley received some recognition last Tuesday by the Central Fulton administration and school board for their professional dedication and service. More...

Book Recounts History Of Gradall Industries

Includes years of JLG ownership

A self-published book about Gradall Industries, maker of hydraulic excavators and rough terrain material handlers and an operating unit of JLG Industries from 1999 to 2006, has been announced by the author, Jim Grant Sr., a one-time Gradall employee. More...

Waterfall Man Guilty Of Threats With Gun

Jury trial held for Bradley Sweger

A Waterfall area man accused of pointing a handgun at his neighbor’s brother and threatening to shoot him in the stomach in the midst of a multi-year civil action over property was convicted of terroristic threats and simple assault by physical More...

Pa. Gov.’s Cabinet Choices List Financial Ties

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Most of Gov. More...

PennDOT Aids In Aggressive- Driving Enforcement Initiative

Standing shoulder-toshoulder with the State College Borough Police Department, PennDOT announced last Thursday that an aggressive driving enforcement wave, made possible with part of a $2.1 million statewide investment, will run from Valentine’ More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET February 7 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1432- 1524 lbs., $108.50 to $114; few 1638-1674 lbs., $108 to $109; choice 2-3, 1222-1476 lbs., $104.50 to $108.50; one 1638 lbs., $106; select 1-3, 1276- 1512 lbs., $100 to More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, February 21: no school. Tuesday, February 22: assorted cereal or fruit churros, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Children Display Recycled Items

Fulton County Library story hour children proudly display recycled craft snowmen banks they made at a recent story hour program held in the community room of the Needmore Branch of Tower Bank. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multi-grain bread, pumpkin custard. Wednesday: crab cakes, parsley potatoes, mixed veggies, rye bread, tropical fruit. More...

W. Pa. Man Faked Murder But Committed Suicide

SPRING CHURCH, Pa. (AP) – A district attorney says a western Pennsylvania man thought to be a murder victim last month had staged the scene before shooting himself. The body of 43-year-old James Sapinsky was discovered Jan. More...

Pa. City Cracks Down On Saving Parking Spaces

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

Worker Killed In Accident Outside Pa. Coke Plant

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a front-end loader struck and killed a worker outside a coke plant in northwestern Pennsylvania. The accident happened outside the Erie Coke Corp. plant shortly before noon on Saturday. More...

Police Clear U.S. Woman In Buttocks Injection Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police cleared one person Thursday and continued searching for another in the case of a London woman who died after receiving cosmetic injections to enlarge her buttocks at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport. More...

Women’s Share Of Jobs Slipping

The great recession was so hard on male workers that some called it a “he-cession.” Male unemployment peaked at 11.4 percent. More...

Commissioners Talk Bridge Maintenance

The Fulton County commissioners learned this week their county-owned bridges are in “good shape overall” but steps should be taken in upcoming years to ensure that routine maintenance work is addressed. More...

Horne Seeks Re-election

Devin Horne of Hustontown would like to announce his candidacy for re-election. He is again seeking the position of magisterial district judge for the 39-4-01 District. More...

6 Steps To Lower Your Risk Of Colon Cancer

It’s a topic that too many people are embarrassed to talk about – even with their doctors. More...

Judge Krom Presides Over February 8 Court Session

Two sentenced, two granted sentencing continuances

Two young men from McConnellsburg were sentenced last Tuesday during appearances before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Angela Krom on cases involving driving under the influence. More...

AT&T Expands Network In Fulton And Franklin Counties

AT&T has announced the expansion of its mobile broadband network in Franklin and Fulton counties, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. More...

Johnson Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Applications Available For Fly Fishing Youth Camp

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FR Musical Set For March 18-20

Kyle Schoen and Olivia Mills, leads in the Forbes Road High School Drama Club’s upcoming production of “Footloose,” are pictured above rehearsing a romantic scene in anticipation of the show that opens Friday, March 18. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed President’s Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 19, and Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of President’s Day. More...

Sixth-Graders Celebrate Chinese New Year

February 3 marked the beginning of Chinese New Year. More...

NW Pa. Fire Hall Arsonist Gets 3 To 10 Years

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) – A former volunteer firefighter will spend three to 10 years in state prison for setting fires at two northwestern Pennsylvania volunteer fire halls. More...

Report: Gas Company Paid For POL’s Super Bowl Trip

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An energy company drilling in Pennsylvania’s gas-rich Marcellus Shale paid for a top state senator’s trip to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play in the Super Bowl in Texas, a newspaper reported Sunday. More...

GOP Applauds Corbett, Endorses Court Candidates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...