April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Bureau Of Dog Law Officials To Canvass Fulton County

Licenses, vaccinations help keep pets safe, healthy

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will canvass Fulton County from April 18-22, as part of its efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe. More...

Soldier From Central Pa. Dies In Iraq

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – An Army captain from central Pennsylvania has died in Iraq. The Department of Defense says 36-year-old Capt. Wesley Hinkley died Monday in a noncombat-related incident. More...

17th Annual Photography Competition Awards To Be Announced

The Council for the Arts and CenturyLink Yellow Pages’ 17th annual photography competition winners will be announced at a reception at the council’s offices, 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg, on Friday, April 15, from 4:3 p.m. More...

PASR Presents Awards At Central Fulton

The Loretta Woodson Award was presented at a faculty meeting of the Central Fulton School District on April 7, 2011, by the Fulton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (P More...

Pa. Judge: Dirty Windshield Enough Reason For Stop

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania judge says a dirty windshield was a good enough reason to initiate a traffic stop that eventually led to drug charges against two people. More...

SF National Society Inducts New Members

The Southern Fulton National Honor Society inducted new members on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The new members are Whitney Ritz, Sean Bright, Abigail Hawkins, Hannah Williams, Macy Crouse and Emily Barton. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Forbes Road Elementary Students of the Month for March are pictured above, front row: Morgan DeShong, Dorion Clapsadle, Douglas Baker, Tyler Foor, Grace Covert, Brooke Martz, Andrew Seville; second r More...

Local Church To Host Invisible Children Screening

Ugandan speaker to raise awareness of child soldiers in Northern Uganda

A media-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war will be screening a film entitled “Tony” at the Pleasant Grove Christian Church on Saturday, April 16. More...

Area Student Performs In Choir Tour

Kevin Truax of Needmore went on tour with the Susquehanna University Choir March 5-20. Truax, a senior majoring in music performance at Susquehanna, is a 2007 graduate of Southern Fulton High School and the son of Larry and Sue Truax. More...

Area Student Receives Scholarship

Kimberly Sealock, daughter of Scott Sealock of Frederick and Kevin and Kristin Bricker of Wells Tannery, is the recipient of a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors’ Scholarship. More...

Transportation Changes Top Forbes Agenda

Red Bird runs decreased as cost-cutting measure

The Forbes Road School Board of Directors held a brief meeting last Monday evening and transportation and routine items of business topped the agenda. More...

Porcupines Poised To Be A Public Enemy In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania hunting regulators say it’s time to stick it to porcupines. More...

Court Orders Pa. Troopers To DIsclose Moonlighting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A court is ordering the Pennsylvania State Police to release records sought by The Associated Press about work that its employees perform while they are off-duty. More...

Forbes Road FBLA Member Places At Conference

Ashlyn Buterbaugh came back from the PA FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 6 with an eighth place win in the client Service event. More...

Police Use Stun Gun During Pirates Fan Arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they had to use a stun gun on an unruly fan during a weekend Pirates game. More...

PA Lumber Museum Plans $5.4M Expansion

GALETON, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is planning $5.4 million in renovations and improvements, the first major fix-up since the attraction opened in 1972. The museum is in north central Pennsylvania, along U.S. More...

FCMC Specialty Services Adds New Specialist

Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services staff has welcomed infectious disease physician Dr. Sheikh Parviz to their list of specialists. Dr. Parviz completed his professional degree at The Aga Khan University, Karachi Sindh, Pakistan. More...

Conservation Dist. Updates County Commissioners

County given 2011 PComp Risk Management Award

The Fulton County commissioners heard from the director of the Fulton County Conservation District on Tuesday regarding the organization’s busy schedule that got under way shortly after the winter agricultural banquet. More...

Criminal Cases Heard Tuesday At Call Of The List

Around 30 defendants on hand to enter plea, request trial

Almost 30 individuals charged with a variety of criminal offenses ranging from driving under the influence and drug delivery to vehicular homicide appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh this week for call of the crimi More...

Man Arrested For Drug Delivery

A former McConnellsburg resident was arraigned last Tuesday evening on drug-related charges for an alleged transaction that occurred last October in the parking area behind the driver’s license center in McConnellsburg. More...

Court Session Held April 5

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 5. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Mourning Gloria” by Susan Wittig Albert, “Alpine Vengeance” by Mary Daheim, “Dead by Midnight” by Carolyn Hart, “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party” by Al More...

McCbg. School Honor Roll

MIDDLE SCHOOL All A Honor Roll Grade six: Daniel Booth, Savannah Kerlin, Bronwyn Mellott, Gage Mellott, Chase Novak, Lexi Richards, Amber Strait, Trey Swope. More...

Farm Bureau Celebrates Rural Roads Safety Week

With spring’s arrival, warmer tempratures and longer days, farmers are heading to the fields to plant their crops across Pennsylvania. More...

Pa. Seeks More Tests For Drilling Pollution

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Prodded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania says it’s expanding the scope of water tests for radium and other pollutants from the state’s booming natural gas drilling industry. More...

Southern States Joins In Celebration Of National Garden Month

Southern States is pleased to join gardeners throughout the nation in celebrating April as National Garden Month. More...

More Than 12 Charged In Philly Dogfighting Raid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Animal welfare officials say more than a dozen people have been arrested following a late-night raid on an alleged dogfighting operation. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, April 18: graham cracker w/yogurt. Tuesday, April 19: breakfast pizza. Wednesday, April 20: cinnamon roll. Thursday, April 21: pancakes w/sausages on a stick. Friday, April 22: no school. More...

April 15 Last Chance To Donate To Book Sale

There are only a few more days to donate books for the 27th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale. The book drive, which started in February, ends on Friday, April 15. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, multi-grain bread, apricots. More...

Pa. Orders 3 Gas Wells Near Explosion Site Plugged

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania environmental regulators are ordering a resident near the site of a Feb. 28 house explosion in Bradford to plug three abandoned natural gas wells. More...

FRHS Honor Roll

THIRD MARKING PERIODPrincipal’s Honor Roll Grade seven: Brittany Truax. Grade eight: Morgan Mellott, Hannah Purnell, Breanna Worthing. Grade nine: Lara Cromer, Tristan Gelvin, Kyle Schoen. More...

Pitt Researcher, Gas Drilling Critic, Resigns

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania university researcher who has been a vocal critic of gas drilling says he is leaving his post because the university doesn’t want him speaking publicly More...

Awarded Scholarship

Lindsay Berkstresser of Waterfall has been awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship to attend the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. The law school is nationally recognized for its Alternative Dispute Resolution and Advocacy Program. More...

‘Tall Tale’ Helps Police Discover Fake IDs In Pa.

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police in one southwestern city say a tall tale of sorts has led them to discover an online service that is selling fake IDs to dozens of young people. Washington, Pa. More...

Petition Withdrawn In Torture Death

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman who was only 17 when she was charged in the torture murder of a disabled woman has withdrawn her request to have a judge move her case to juvenile court. More...

Stun Gun Used To Break Up PA School Bus Fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say a fight on board a central Pennsylvania school bus was so out-of-control that an officer had to use a stun gun to break it up. More...