March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Man Gets Jail For Drug Delivery In School Zone

A McConnellsburg man has been given credit for time served in the Franklin County Prison since his arrest approximately 15 months ago for the possession and delivery of a controlled substance. More...

AWS President Visits Vo-Tech

Urging those in attendance to not sell themselves short, the president of the national American Welding Society informed Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School students last Wednesday that the sky is the limit when it comes to careers in the More...

Quality Inn Receives Award

The Quality Inn in Breezewood recently was awarded an oscar from its franchisor Choice Hotels International. More...

February Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road February Students Of The Month. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes, “Devil’s Food Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke ( large print), “Minding Frankie” by Maeve Binchy (large type), “A Heartbeat Away” by Michael Palmer (large print), &l More...

PA Paint Horse Club Offering Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Paint Horse Club is sponsoring a $1,000 youth scholarship to be awarded at the last show of the year in October in memory of Douglas Gantz. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, tomato soup, wheat bread, orange, cookies. Tuesday: chicken leg, parslied potato, zucchini and tomato, multi-grain bread, pudding. More...

MHS S.A.D.D. To Present Magic Show

McConnellsburg High School S.A.D.D. will host “Evening of Magic” this year on April 15, 2011. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Police: U.S. Man, 70, Stoned To Death By Friend

MEDIA, Pennsylvania (AP) – A 70-year-old man was stoned to death with a rock stuffed in a sock by a younger friend who alleged the victim made unwanted sexual advances, authorities said. More...

Pa. Cop In Classroom Jailed For Untaught Classes

WILKES- BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who was fired after it was learned he never taught anti-drug classed for which he was paid nearly $20,000 will spend three to 12 months in jail and 71/2 years on probation. More...

Dog Leads Friend To Body Of Pa. Man Who Drowned

ETNA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man fell into a creek near Pittsburgh and drowned, and his dog led his girlfriend to his body. More...

Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 43 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Each Scout built their own car and raced well. More...

Pennsylvania Lags In Replacing Aging Gas Pipelines

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Historical Society Prints Book Of County Postcards

Volume 32 in the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual book series on local history features 80 postcards from the collection of Ernest Shives Jr. of Thompson Township. More...

Forest Fire Wardens Gather For Annual Training Banquet

Firefighters reminded “safety is paramount”

A wildfire operations specialist headlined the special program at the Buchanan State Forest fire warden banquet and training meeting held Monday at Breezewood Firehall. More...

Wertman Changes Arson Plea Again

Prior plea vacated, Tuesday’s sentencing cancelled

The case involving a Mc- Connellsburg man accused of lighting fire to a mobile home while its inhabitants were sleeping has been continued until the April 12 call of the list. More...

Kick Butts Day!

Youths from Fulton County are participating in National Kick Butts Day with local events in their schools and community. Kick Butts Day provides youths with the opportunity to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas sentenced several individuals on infractions ranging from driving under the influence to theft on Tuesday, March 15, in the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Enlists In Navy

Civilian Nathan J. Keebaugh, son of Mary A. Poet of Crystal Spring, Pa., and James E. Keebaugh of Warfordsburg, Pa., recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, March 28: pop tarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 29: pancakes, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

USDA Reminds Landowners Of CRP General Sign-up

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week reminded landowners and producers that a general sing-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011. More...

Postal Service Announces Tax Day Hours

With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the postal service is getting ready by for last minute filers. More...

Marriage Licenses

Adam Scott Fogal, 31, Hustontown, and Brandi Nichole Smith, 25, Hustontown, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Police: Pa. Man Recorded 73 Women, Girls At Salon

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man secretly recorded video of 73 women and girls undressing in a tanning salon by sneaking around in its false ceiling, which he accessed from a vacant neighboring space in the same shopping center, state police said Tuesda More...

Peer Board Fires Pittsburgh Firefighter Over DUI

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A three-member trial board of his peers has voted to fire a Pittsburgh fire lieutenant who was arrested three times for drunken driving in a year. More...

Enlists In Navy

Civilian David E. Johnson, Jr., son of Misty A. Johnson of Harrisonville and Dave E. Johnson, of Westminster, Md., recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh. More...

FR Students Sing At Chorus Fest

Five members of Forbes Road Elementary Chorus were recently chosen to participate in PMEA District 4 Chorus Fest held at Central Fulton School District. More...

Band Of Brothers’ Leader Honored In Pa. Memorial

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Comrades, friends and admirers of Maj. More...

Man Convicted Of Killing Woman, Faces Life

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man faces an automatic life prison sentence following his conviction last week in the stabbing death of his girlfriend a year and a half ago. More...