March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

District Fifth- Grade Song Fest To Be Held Here

This Friday, March 11, the auditorium at McConnellsburg High School will be humming – no, make that singing – with activity as 123 fifth-graders from 44 elementary schools prepare for the evening’s PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators More...

Work To Resume On I-70 Project

Beginning this week, prime contractor New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. of Bedford County will resume work on the Interstate 70 rehabilitation project. More...

Sexual Assault Case Headed To Court

Sufficient evidence has been found to move a sexual assault case forward to the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas for mandatory arraignment. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, three bean salad, coleslaw, multi-grain bread, jello. More...

Court Session Held March 1

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, March 1, in the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Farm Bureau Celebrates National Ag Day

American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. That’s the message of Naitonal Ag Day, which is celebrated March 20, 2011. More...

Graduates

Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary Deshong has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Thieves Stealing Expensive Golf Club Heads In PA

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police are investigating a strange case involving decapitated golf clubs in the Pittsburgh area. More...

BINGO

Basket Bingo A basket bingo will be held at the Ameri- can Legion in McConnellsburg March 13 at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Great Cove Golf Club pool. Doors open at 11 a.m. Snowdate is April 3. Advance ticket purchase receives bonus cards. More...

Mistick Appointed New Wilson College President

Wilson College last week announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, nationally recognized as an educator, innovator in entrepreneurship and advocate for women’s issues, as the 19th president in the 142- year history of the college. More...

29 Indicted In Sweep Targeting Pittsburgh Gang

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted 29 alleged members of a violent street gang about a year after indicting 26 people on charges they were part of a rival gang. More...

Texting Scam Seeks Pa. Credit Union Information

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Detectives on one western Pennsylvania county say they’re investigating a texting scam in which someone pretending to be with a local credit union is asking people for their personal financial information. More...

Yellow Sac Spiders Infest Mazda Cars, Cause Recall

Japanese automaker, Mazda, is recalling over 65,000 cars due to an unlikely arachnid infestation. More...

814 Area Code Could Have 2 More Years Of Numbers

Source: AP - AP Wire STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The 814 area code in northwestern and central Pennsylvania may not be running out of phone numbers are quickly as initially thought. More...

Ziopharm, Solasia Agree On Drug Licensing Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – The drugmaker Ziopharm Oncology Inc. More...

Security, Sabotage, Spies At Constitution Center

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It was one of the worst acts of terrorism in U.S. More...

CMU Develops Social Networking ‘Pothole’ Web Site

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh-area Facebook users are being encouraged to use their smartphones to post pictures of potholes on a Web site developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. More...

DA: Loner Son Killed Twin Brother, Parents In Pa.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say a suburban Pennsylvania man charged with brutally killing his twin brother and their parents was an introverted loner with “some aspect of mental illness.’’ More...

Officer: Pa. Men Killed Deer For Super Bowl Fest

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two western Pennsylvania men are in trouble for allegedly serving poached food at their Super Bowl party – and that doesn’t mean eggs or salmon. More...

Military Leery Of Cyber School Grads

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Justin Merrill had wanted to join the military for as long as he could remember. More...

Disgraced Pa. Judge Wants Convictions Tossed

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania juvenile court judge convicted in a $1 million kickback scheme involving privately-owned juvenile detention centers wants his conviction on racketeering charges overturned. More...

Clearing The Record

As a follow-up to last week’s story regarding the murder of Tina Souders and suicide of her accused killer, Ricky Hann, the Fulton County News would like to clarify that Hann was no longer employed with P & W Excavating at the time of the m More...

Route 30 Rehabilitation Work to Begin

Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Blair County began work Monday, March 7, on a five- mile length of the Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) bypass near McConnellsburg in Fulton County. More...

Area Farmers Discuss Issues In Washington

A delegation of farmers representing the Fulton County Farm Bureau, along with several hundred other Farm Bureau members, converged on Washington, D.C., March 2-3, 2011, as part of a two- day National Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylv More...

Heroin, Marijuana Seized During Arrest

Preliminary hearing for Michael Becker continued

A Bedford County man remains jailed this week after undercover officers arranged for a controlled buy of multiple bags of heroin in northern Fulton County. More...

McMullen Gets Jail Time

A 60-year-old Fort Littleton man was taken into custody by the sheriff on Tuesday and transported to the Franklin County Prison for threatening a woman at gunpoint. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Keith Englert, a freshman at Forbes Road High School, has been named Student of the Month for March by the high school faculty. More...

PennDOT Invites Volunteers To Join Spring Cleanup Effort

PennDOT is encouraging Pennsylvanians to help beautify the state through the Great American Cleanup of PA, which runs through May 31, acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., said Monday. More...

Pa. College Vows To Address Concerns Of Protesters

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A private college in central Pennsylvania is vowing to address the concerns of students occupying a campus building in protest of the school’s policy on sexual assaults. More...

Train Kills Man In Wheelchair

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say a man in a wheelchair trying to cross train tracks was killed when the chair apparently got stuck on the tracks and he was hit by a train. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “A Wedding Quilt for Ella” by Jerry Eicher, “Now You See Her” by Joy Fielding, “Minding Frankie” by Maeve Binchy, “Jungle” by Clive Cussler, “The Amis More...

Mayor Getting Harassing Notes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police are setting up new security measures after they say Harrisburg’s mayor received threatening letters urging her to step down. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, March 14: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 15: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct By U.S. Government

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be officially extinct, last Wednesday. The cougar is also known to many as the catamount, ghost cat, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, or puma. More...

IUP Dean’s List

The following students from Fulton County have been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Wagner: Pa. Should Keep adultBasic afloat

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

No Red Flags Over Radioactivity In Seven Rivers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Tests of water in Pennsylvania downriver from sewage treatment plants that handle wastewater from natural gas drilling raised no red flags for radioactivity, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Monday. More...

Federal Hearing In Pa. Addresses Gas Pipelines

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. More...

Pa. County: ‘Buyer Beware’ Clause Should Nix Suit

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The attorney for a southwestern Pennsylvania county says wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming a tax sale ad falsely said a piece of property had a cell phone tower on it. More...

Philly Abortion Doc May Face Death Sentence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors have notified a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies at his abortion clinic that they intend to pursue the death penalty against him. More...

Trial Ordered 35 Years After Fatal PA Brawl

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge in the 2009 death of a man injured in a suburban shooting more than three and one- half decades ago. More...

Two Corbett Cabinet Picks OK’d

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...