April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

County Commissioners Meet With Consulting Firm On Future Savings

The Fulton County commissioners heard a detailed presentation Tuesday from the president of a telecommunications, energy and network security consulting firm on what services could be offered locally. More...

Man Bites Dog, Then Sues Over Police Canine’s Act

PHOENIX (AP) – A 33-yearold man who bit back after he was caught by a Phoenix police dog is suing police. More...

PA School Bus Driver Dead In Crash

TREXLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a school bus driver is dead after she crashed into a Pennsylvania municipal building and was ejected from the vehicle. More...

FCCCS Announces Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2010-2011 school year. Honor Roll (A’s & B’s) Grade one: Lexi Palmer, Hannah Schlaefli. Grade two: Abigail Orth. More...

Trials Scheduled, Pleas Accepted At Call Of The List

Continuances granted in Keefer, Lane sex cases

A number of agreements were reached last Tuesday with guilty pleas being entered in a range of cases, but several continuances and trial dates were also put on the docket as a result of last Tuesday’s call of the criminal trial list. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple. Tuesday: sloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, pudding. More...

Sun Safety Tips For Kids

There’s no such thing as a healthy tan, say experts, especially among kids and teens. More...

Graduates

Darren Hoffman graduated from U. S. Navy basic training on April 8. His parents are Will and Marianne of McConnellsburg, who attended his graduation. The graduation ceremony was held at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Graduates

Army Pfc. Corey A. Hamel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Corbett Doesn’t Waver In Anti-drilling Tax Stance

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is reaffirming his stand against any state tax on natural gas drilling while vowing to guard against environmental harm from the drilling expanding across Pennsylvania. More...

Man Gets 33 Months For Aiming Laser At Helicopter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has been ordered to spend more than two years in prison for pointing a highpowered laser into the cockpit of a Philadelphia police helicopter. More...

Valley Rural Electric Holds Annual Meeting

Draws nearly 1,000 consumers

Nearly 1,000 consumers attended the 2011 Valley Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting, held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Huntingdon Area High School. More...

Trailer With $200K In Copper Stolen In Pa.

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say someone stole a tractor-trailer carrying copper plates worth $200,000 from a central Pennsylvania truck stop. Middlesex Township police say the truck was stolen April 9 in Cumberland County. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is promoted. In March, the character trait responsibility was focused on. More...

Pa. Man Seeks Pet Pig After Police Send It To Farm

Police Take Potbellied Pig Into Custody

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) – A potbellied pet has been put out to pasture, much to the chagrin of its owner. More...

Two Decades On, A Call To Revamp PA Recycling Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s recycling law has diverted a mountain of trash from landfills since it was adopted more than two decades ago, but a new study says it ought to be revisited. More...

2010 Bear Harvest Down

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Wildlife officials say Pennsylvania’s 2010 bear harvest was down slightly from last year but still ranks as the fifth-largest in state history. More...

Bison Babies Hoped For At Pa. Preserve

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The bison herd at Trexler Nature Preserve owes Kelly Craig a debt of gratitude. More...

Corbett Wins Initial Victory In Health-care Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge will not stop the administration of Gov. Tom Corbett from using money that in the past had helped pay for Pennsylvania’s shuttered health-care plan for low-income adults. More...

Pa. Provided Iron, Coal, Soldiers During Civil War

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In the pre-dawn dark of April 12, 1861, two men delivered a message to Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter in South Carolina. More...

NW Pa. Hatchery Has 135 Years Of History

CORRY, Pa. (AP) – What starts in the hatch house ends on happy anglers’ hooks. The Corry Fish Culture Station does its part, anyway. The storybook ending? That’s up to the anglers. More...

Gas Prices Nearing The Point Where Americans Are Cutting Back

With about six weeks to go until the summer driving season begins, the price of a gallon of gasoline is just 18 cents away from the record price of $4.11, which was set in the summer of 2008. More...

Congress Has Many Debt Plans, But Will It Heed Warning

A report that Standard and Poor’s has lowered its U.S. More...

CF Conducts Regular Business

2011-12 school year to begin August 24 for students

Having previously debated when the 2011-12 school year should get under way, the Central Fulton School Board gave final adoption to the school calendar and addressed other regular business last Tuesday evening. More...

EPA To Test Western Pa. Wells For Nuke Plant Taint

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. More...

Waterline Break Sends State Employees Home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A water line break in Harrisburg that left parts of the city with low water pressure has turned into a day off for many state employees. More...

Musical Recital

The private vocal students of Richard Overcash will perform musical recitals May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be given at Calvary Bible Church auditorium, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. More...

Photo Contest For New Historical Society Calendar

To promote the beauty of Fulton County, the Fulton County Historical Society joined with local businesses to print a scenic calendar for 2011. Another one is planned for 2012 with a contest for the best amateur photographs. More...

Franklin Financial Announces Second Quarterly Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corporation declared a 27- cent-per-share regular quarterly dividend for the second quarter of 2011. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, April 25: fruit danish. Tuesday, April 26: funnel cake. Wednesday, April 27: cheese omelet w/biscuit. Thursday, April 28: waffles w/bacon. Friday, April 29: bagel w/cream cheese. More...

Hunters Helping Kids Hold Annual Banquet

Mason Dixon Hunters Helping Kids held its annual banquet on Saturday, April 9, at Hustontown Firehall with more than 230 adults and children attending. More...

SF Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Joshua Beale, Connor Elbin, Drew Gordon, Kaleigh Smith, Casey Spade, Ellie Strait, Ashley True. Grade five: Liam Flaherty, Allyson Layton, Zachary Scott, Madison Spade, Tyler Unger, Kody Ward. More...

Why N.J. Teacher- Tenure Reform Plan Matters To The Rest Of America

Gov. Chris Christie (R) took another step toward reforming teacher tenure in New Jersey when he unveiled a package of education proposals last Wednesday. More...

Feds Auction Off Loot From Alleged Ponzi Scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal official auctioned off more a fleet of a dozen cars and other items trying to recoup money allegedly swindled out of investors by a suburban Philadelphia man authorities say has a history of fraud. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “I’ll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark (large print), “Mourning Gloria” by Susan Wittig Albert (large print), “Buttons and Bones” by Monica Ferris (large print), More...

Hartman Travels To Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., hosted 10th- grader Annetta Hartman on Capitol Hill recently as part of the “Congressional Take Our Daughters to Work Day.” Annetta is a member of Girl Scout Troop 4440 in Berkeley Springs and More...

Long Island Serial Killer: Portrait Of Cunning Criminal Slowly Emerges

As the manhunt for the socalled Long Island serial killer intensified last week, it’s become clear that officials are searching for a crafty criminal who has carefully covered his tracks – but who felt invincible enough to reportedly taun More...

Storm Brings Record Rains, Strong Winds To Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A severe storm brought record rainfall to Philadelphia and other areas of eastern and central Pennsylvania, causing widespread flooding and power outage, and also spawned high winds that prompted tornado warnings. More...

Senate Bill To Ban Animal Shoots In Pa. Advances

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania Accused Of Rubber-Stamping Gas Permits

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania environmental regulators say they spend as little as 35 minutes reviewing each of the thousands of applications for natural gas well permits they get each year. More...

House Votes To Repeal New-Home Sprinkler Mandate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday firmly stamped its approval on a bill to repeal a statewide requirement that sprinkler systems be installed in newly built homes and sent the measure to Gov. More...

DA’s Secretary Pleads Guilty To Perjury Counts

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A secretary in a suburban Philadelphia district attorney’s office has pleaded guilty to lying to a grand jury about information related to a robbery case involving a family member. More...