May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Panel Seeking Theme For Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The National Park Service has convened a panel to devise an interpretive theme for the Flight 93 National Memorial, a lens through which visitors will view a site that 10 years later still provokes emotion. More...

Pa. Official Talks Of Limiting Drilling In Forests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s nominee to head the Pennsylvania parks and forests department says the agency would try to avoid further surface impact if more stateowned land is leased to drill for natural gas. More...

Catches First Big Fish

Alyson Stallman, 7, daughter of Scott and Mindy Stallman, McConnellsburg, caught these rainbow trout while fishing in Cove Creek with her father on April 28. The fish were 15 and 16 inches long. More...

DUI Jury Trials Held

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over two jury trials held last week in the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Receives Scholarship

Mary Hann, daughter of Russell and Dora Hann of Needmore, is a recipient of a Shippensburg University Foundation Scholarship. More...

Bad GPS Led To Pa. Crash

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a GPS system’s faulty directions led to a crash in northeastern Pennsylvania. Dunmore police say a woman went the wrong way on Route 435 on Monday evening then struck another motorist. More...

McConnellsburg Middle School Receives Funding For Fuel Up To Play 60 Program

McConnellsburg Middle School recently received $1,325 in grant funding to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 program, a student-led initiative created by National Dairy Council and the National Football League that empowers students to make healthy lifes More...

Horne Recertified As District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Devin C. Horne was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Pa. Girl, 10, Charged With Murder In Death Of Baby

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A 10-year-old girl has been charged with third-degree murder in the shaking death of an infant in central Pennsylvania. More...

$5 Gas: Is It Around The Corner For U.S. Drivers This Summer?

So far, the idea of gasoline at $5 per gallon is a worry, not a national reality. But could pump prices actually get there? More...

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, May 9: hamburger or hot dog, french fries, pears or applesauce. Tuesday, May 10: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit. More...

Pa. Lawmaker Displayed Gun On I-78

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator insists he did nothing wrong before receiving a citation for allegedly displaying a gun while driving on Interstate 78 in Berks County last month. Sen. More...

Valley Forge Casino Expansion Approved

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Contstruction of a longplanned casino at the Valley Forge Convention Center can move forward. The Pa. More...

Tornadoes Struck Pa. On Thursday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The strong winds and rain that lashed Pennsylvania on Thursday spawned three tornadoes in the state's midsection, the National Weather Service said, and the heavy rains left river levels still rising a day later. More...

Teva Buying Cephalon For $6.8 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Cephalon Inc. for $6.8 billion in a deal that would give the world's largest generic drug developer a range of biotechnology drugs aimed at cancer and other conditions. More...

Farm Bureau Donates Book To Library

Donna Lynch presents a book to the Fulton County Library on behalf of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, “Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth’s Recipe for Food” by Cris Peterson during Farm Week. More...

Science: It’s Elementary

Program is more than pencil and paper

Science: It’s Elementary’s motto of “inspiring a passion for science in the citizens of tomorrow” certainly isn’t lost on the students and staff at Forbes Road Elementary. More...

County Voices Support For Education Center

Resolution signed; photos information of veterans to be submitted

The Fulton County commissioners announced Tuesday their unanimous support for the construction of an educational center adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

Treasury To Retire Paper Checks

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. More...

Daley Family Eye Care Donates Frames To Lions Clubs

Dr. Eric Daley has announced that he is working with Lions Club International to donate eyeglass frames for its Lions Recycle For Sight program. This local contribution is part of a donation of approximately 850,000 frames. More...

As Weather Warms, Warnings About Lyme Disease

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In retrospect, Jennifer Mankoff, now 37, believes she was infected with Lyme disease either during a trip to Ligonier in 2005 or while hiking in Frick Park in the fall of 2006. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: veggie lasagna, tossed salad, dinner roll, peaches. Tuesday: ham loaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multigrain bread, peaches. More...

Jury Appreciation Week May 8-14

PROCLAMATION WHEREAS: The right to a jury trial to all Americans was established by the Massachusetts Body of Liberties in 1641 and pre-dates the Bill of Rights which equalized the right of the poor and powerless with the privileges of the rich and More...

NRA Will Actively Oppose Obama Re-election

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The National Rifle Association will oppose President Barack Obama's re-election, saying the group expects an assault on Second Amendment rights if the president serves a second term. More...

Family Rescued After Creek Sweeps Them Away

BUSHKILL, Pa. (AP) – Emergency crews had to rescue a family of three after they were swept away by the rushing waters of a northeastern Pennsylvania creek while swimming. More...

Corbett Aide Talks Of Gas Drilling On State Land

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Corbett’s nominee to head the Pennsylvania parks and forests department says the agency is looking for additional ways to drill for natural gas on state-owned land. More...

FR Class Of 1965 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Class of 1965 held a luncheon reunion on April 16 at New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. More...

FCMC Rehab Services Announces New Back Program

Fulton County Medical Center Rehabilitation Services Department is happy to announce the beginning its new Back Program. More...

Stoneybreak Road Cleanup Day Held

Saturday, April 30, marked the seventh year that the Hagerty family has held its Stoneybreak Road cleanup. More...

Corbett Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Reminds motorcyclists of safety, asks all to share the road

With Gov. Tom Corbett’s proclamation of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and riding season in full gear across Pennsylvania, riders are encouraged to practice motorcycle safety while all drivers are asked to share the road. More...

Rain Putting Pa. Farmers On The Sidelines

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Maybe this would be a good year to grow watercress or water chestnuts. More...

Reality TV Copter Crew Goes Down

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a helicopter carrying a reality television crew crashed near Indiana University of Pennsylvania, seriously injuring two of the four people aboard, but no fatalities were reported. More...

Corbett Suggests Schools Should Drill For Gas

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – Some Pennsylvania universities should consider drilling for natural gas below campus to help solve their financial problems, Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday. More...