March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Volunteer Fire Companies Eligible For Grants To Fight Brush, Forest Fires

Rural volunteer fire companies are eligible for grants of up to $7,500 to help fight brush and forest fires, according to Sen. Richard Alloway II (R-33). More...

Origins Of The Marcellus Natural Gas Boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Before Marcellus Shale became the second biggest natural gas field in the world and a household term in Pennsylvania, it was just another obscure, ancient rock layer. More...

Robinson Spends Spring Break Volunteering With Habitat For Humanity

Stephanie Robinson, of McConnellsburg traveled to Pittsboro, N.C., to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break 2011 program from March 13 through March 19. More...

Group To Donate Private Land To Gettysburg Park

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A newspaper says a preservation group has purchased 95 acres of formerly private land in Gettysburg National Military Park and plans to transfer it to the National Park Service. More...

Family Needs To Mark Land As Grave Site

BERNVILLE, Pa. More...

American Legion Auxiliary News

On March 9, 2011, at 7 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 met with nine members present. There were three new members voted into the unit. Donations were made to Camp Cadet and Hollidaysburg veterans. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and jury commissioners for the April 25, 2011, court. Prospective jurors should report to the courthouse at 9 a.m. More...

Pa. Walmart Stores Getting Wine Kiosks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The self-service wine kiosks being used at some Pennsylvania groceries are coming to 24 Walmart stores across the state. More...

Attains Licensure

Bridgit Martin, LTM, NTS, owner of LifeWorks Wells in McConnellsburg, is proud to announce the receipt of a Pennsylvania massage therapy license. More...

PA Woman Arrested In Shooting, Hammer Slaying

JEROME, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman who blamed a masked intruder for the death of another woman has been arrested in the case. More...

Hospital Group: PA Cuts Will Cost $183 Million From Feds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s hospitals are criticizing cuts to state funding they say will cost them more than $180 million in matching federal funds. More...

90 Homes Damaged In Possible Western Pa. Tornado

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a possible tornado destroyed about 30 homes and damaged 60 more in western Pennsylvania. More...

U.S. Announces Land Acquisition At Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Friday announced the addition of a 95-acre (38-hectare) parcel at Gettysburg National Military Park, saying it caps nearly two decades of efforts to acquire the property. More...

Retirements Could Trigger Trooper Shortage In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Amid the pain in the budget proposal laid out earlier this month by Gov. Tom Corbett was some good news for the Pennsylvania State Police – a jump in funding from $879 million to $908 million. More...

Lawmakers Consider Ban On Synthetic Drugs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Growing use of powerful synthetic drugs linked to violent episodes has alarmed law enforcement officials and medical professionals and prompted lawmakers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to consider legislation to ban them. More...

Mt. Zion Lodge Acknowledges County’s Honor Society Students

Thirty- six students from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton high schools, along with their parents, attended the Mt. More...

Homicide Trial Slated For Pa. Man In Fatal Hit-Run

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Trial is scheduled to open Tuesday for a south- central Pennsylvania man charged with homicide in a fatal hit and run outside a tavern almost a year ago. More...

Corbett’s Natural-gas Panel Begins Its Work

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

Clearing The Record

In last week’s edition of the “News,” it was reported Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg cited Seabrinia Green of McConnellsburg with disorderly conduct for recently making an unreasonable amount of noise at the Cardinal Gl More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, white bread, orange. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, cantaloupe, rolls, cookies. More...

Court Session Held Last Tuesday

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held last Tuesday, March 22, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Hawks Return To Downtown Philly Nest For Third Year

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A pair of red-tailed hawks is apparently feeling the brotherly love in Philadelphia. The mating couple has returned to its unusual urban nest on a ledge at the city’s science museum for the third straight year. More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the winter months. In January, several sisters attended the PA State Fair Queen Coronation in Hershey. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, April 4: cereal bar . Tuesday, April 5: pancakes w/bacon. Wednesday, April 6: breakfast pizza. Elementary: soft pretzel w/cheese. Thursday, April 7: scrambled eggs w/biscuit. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Trenton Romig, a ninthgrade student at Forbes Road High School has been named Junior High Student of the Month for April by the high school faculty. More...

FFA Members Attend Leadership Conference

On Sunday, March 13, the McConnellsburg FFA chapter traveled to Harrisburg for the annual State Leadership Conference. More...

AAA: Pa. Highway Fatalities Up 5.4 Percent In 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The number of highway fatalities in Pennsylvania rose 5.4 percent last year after several years of declines, with significant spikes in accidents involving teen drivers and people not wearing seat belts, AAA Mid-Atlantic rep More...

Penn State Puts Hold On Salary Increases

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Heater Cited In Central Pa. Fire That Killed 2

EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a fire that killed an elderly man and woman was accidental. More...

Pa. Woman, 78, Killed When SUV Hit By Train

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an elderly woman died after her sport utility vehicle was hit by a train. Somerset police say the woman was heading south on Route 281 at about 10:30 a. m. More...

NW Pa. Man Convicted Of Second Real Estate Rape

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. More...