April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

MHS To Present “42nd Street” April 7-8-9

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Spend an entertaining evening at McConnellsburg High School as students present Tams-Witmark’s musical “42nd Street.” Peggy Sawyer, a star-struck chorus girl from Allentown, gets her big break when the star of Pretty Lady breaks her More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 29. More...

PennDOT To Hold Annual Outreach Session

Overview of this construction season and future projects

The 2011 Transportation Outreach meeting for Fulton County will be held on Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Maintenance Building, 22907 Great Cove Road, in McConnellsburg. More...

Baseball History At Your Fingertips In “A Game Of Inches”

Book Review

As the 2011 major-league baseball season begins, imagine yourself sitting in the stands with new friends from India. More...

Officials Mark ‘Work Zone Awareness Week’

Recognizing the 22 people killed in work zones statewide last year, acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P. More...

Rules Toughened For Shooting Ranges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Most people who want to use one of Pennsylvania’s 29 public shooting ranges on state gamelands now need a $30 permit or a current general hunting or furtaking license. More...

Cause Of Fire That Killed 7 Kids Undetermined

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Investigators said Thursday they could not determine the cause of a fire that killed seven siblings and destroyed their Pennsylvania farmhouse more than three weeks ago, and they are closing the case. More...

Claar Honored For Sales Achievement

Rickie R. Claar, Bedford, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2010 President’s Club. More...

‘Hardball’ Host To Get Honorary Degree

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – “ Hardball” host Chris Matthews is getting an honorary degree from Temple. The longtime newsman is also expected to address graduates at the May 12 commencement ceremony in Philadelphia. More...

Hershey Raises Candy Prices Nearly 10 Percent

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Chocolate is going to cost a little more green. The Hershey Co. on Wednesday said it raised wholesale prices by 9.7 percent, because its own costs have risen. More...

FCAVTS Awarded Development Grant

Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School’s Welding Program, in conjunction with Mellott Company, has been awarded the Welder Workforce Development grant offered through the American Welding Society (AWS). More...

Selling His Budget, Corbett Takes Aim At Rendell

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Delaware River Drilling Proposal Spurs Debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Debate over setting conditions to allow natural gas drilling in the Delaware River basin is pitting landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania who want to profit from the commonwealth’s drilling boom against people downst More...

Pa. Welfare Chief Eyes Fraud, Welfare-to-work

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Trust Says ‘Vendetta’ Prompted Complaint

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The multibillion- dollar charitable trust that controls The Hershey Co. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Continues Drop

Fulton’s ranking falls to number 63

Fulton County followed the national trend’s unemployment rate in February as the jobless rate fell by nearly one percentage point after falling more than one percentage point from December to January. More...

Resident Meets With Commissioners To Clarify Recent Statements

Adopt proclamations for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Week of the Young Child

At his own request, a local resident sat down with the Fulton County commissioners on Tuesday to clarify statements made at a public meeting last month regarding the ongoing county renovation project. More...

School Districts Grapple With Potential Cuts

PHILADELPHIA ( AP) – Teachers. Kindergarten programs. Art and music classes. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Jungle” by Clive Cussler (large print), “Left Neglected” by Lisa Genoa (large print), “The Paris Wife” by Paula McClain, “Night Vision” by Randy Wayne More...

2 Killed In Wrong-way Crash On I-81

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ( AP) – Two people were killed Saturday, April 2, after a sport-utility vehicle driving the wrong way on Interstate 81 hit another car head-on. The accident happened in Greene Township at just after 1 a.m. More...

FR Class Of 1960 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1960 recently their 50th class reunion at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Attains Dean’s List

John D. Hoffman of Mc- Connellsburg has attained the dean’s list at Malone University, Canton, Ohio. More...

Md. Man To Be Extradited In Bedford Killing

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania prosecutor plans to extradite a Maryland man on charges he fatally shot a male friend of the suspect’s ex-wife. More...

FR Drama Club Visits Big Apple

As a reward for a job well done and as a conclusion to this year’s presentation of “Footloose,” the cast and crew of the Forbes Road Drama Club travelled to New York City on Friday, More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, April 11: blueberry muffin. Tuesday, April 12: scrambled eggs and sausage w/biscuit. Wednesday, April 13: french toast sticks. Thursday, April 14: soft pretzel w/cheese. Friday, April 15: funnel cake. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: lasagna rollups, green beans, tossed salad, mixed fruit. Tuesday: meatball sandwich, oven-browned potatoes, applesauce, roll, jello. More...

Driveways On State Highways Require Permit

PennDOT announced last week that property owners planning to build a new driveway or alter an existing one on a state highway will need a highway occupancy permit prior to the start of work. More...

Poorer Schools Hurt Most In Pa. Budget Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts, which usually get the most help from the state, will suffer the most pain if Gov. More...

Hann Completes Boot Camp

U.S. Navy Airman Recruit Jenna M. Hann graduated December 22 from boot camp at Great Lakes, Ill. Hann completed an eightweek program that included military discipline, studies and physical training. More...

Wellness Program Offered

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice will give a Health & Wellness talk on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at The Fleck Center at Luther Ridge Retirement Community, 2998 Luther Drive, Chambersburg. More...

Pa. Air Test Shows Slight Radiation Elevation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety. More...

Electric Cars? Sales Are Blah. But Other ‘Green’ Cars Surge.

Gas prices weighed on U.S. car buyers in March, pushing up sales of fuel-efficient vehicles like GM’s Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Fiesta. Electric cars? Not so much. More...

Student Leaders Band Together On Cuts

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...