May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road Adopts Tentative 11-12 Budget

No tax increase and no elimination of programs for now

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors adopted a tentative 2011-12 operating budget last Monday that calls for no tax increase, but also heard from about six teachers and community members who represented the 30-40 in attendance t More...

Pa. Gets $$ To Speed Up Rail System

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Travel by passenger train between Harrisburg and Philadelphia could get faster, thanks to $40 million in federal money. More...

Toll Hike Seems At Opposition To Corbett’s Policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Man Pleads In Girlfriend’s Illegal Hunting Death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has admitted he fatally shot his girlfriend during an illegal hunting outing. More...

Sex Offender Court Being Set Up In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – State court officials are setting up Pennsylvania’s first sex offender court in Pittsburgh next month, a pilot program that could eventually be used in jurisdictions around the state to help reduce recidivism and speed u More...

Posh Pa. Swindler Gets 17-1/2 Years For $23M Scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A con man who lured investors at polo and yacht clubs from Florida to Maine will spend 17-1/2 years in prison for a $23 million pyramid scheme. More...

Animal Welfare Group Partners With Better Days Animal League

In keeping with the initial goal of securing human society enforcement officer services to Fulton County and making the protection of the animals living in our county a priority, members present at the April meeting unanimously decided to accept an o More...

Cards Of Thanks

CARMACK Rusty Carmack and family give a special thanks to Nancy Bivens and family, Sideling Hill Sportsmen and the American Legion SAL for all the hard work and time they put in to have this benefit and make it a success. More...

Birth Announced

Leon and Natasha Vance of McConnellsburg are proud to announce the birth of a son, Rowan Adrian Vance, January 24, 2011. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

MHS Prom Held May 6

McConnellsburg High School held its prom May 6, 2011, at American Legion. Crowned king and queen of the prom were Stanton Souders and Dakota Deneen. More...

Gay Student Claims Harassment At Christian College

GRANTHAM, Pa. (AP) – A gay college student says he’s transferring from a Pennsylvania Christian college after being harassed by students and a professor. More...

FR Lions Club News

Approximately 150 children participated in Forbes Road Lions annual Easter egg hunt on April 23. Thanks to all kids and parents for their cooperation and the 27 Lions members who helped in making this event a success. More...

Pa. Gets Money To Speed Up Rail Travel

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Travel by passenger train between Harrisburg and Philadelphia could get faster, thanks to $40 million in federal money. More...

Tonoloway Memorial Service To Be Held This Sunday

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association holds its annual memorial service this Sunday, May 15, at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg, Pa. More...

Career Tips For New Grads

As soon as those graduation caps hit the ground, new grads are bombarded with that toughest of questions: “What are you going to do with the rest of your life?” More...

Cat Wins Guinness Record For Loudest Purr

Smokey the Cat, a gray and white tabby living in Northampton, England, has been recognized by Guinness World Records in its ‘Loudest Purr by a Domestic Cat’ category. More...

Fire Drill Held At Warfordsburg Senior Center

Needmore Fire and Rescue Unit and personnel assisted with a fire drill at Warfordsburg Senior Center. More...

Pa. Lawmaker Faces Hearing On Gun-related Charge

BERNVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator who allegedly displayed a handgun while he was driving on Interstate 78 in Berks County last month is due in court to face a disorderly conduct charge. Sen. More...

Group Wants Stronger Limits On Gas Drilling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

U.S. Gains 244,000 New Jobs In April. How Strong Is The Economy?

America posted solid job growth in April, handily outpacing forecasts but not fully dispelling doubts about the economy’s soundness. More...

FCCCS Team Wins County Envirothon

Team Green, representing Chambersburg Area Senior High School, was the Franklin County winners in the 18th Annual Franklin/Fulton County Envirothon held Tuesday (May 3) at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Toys” by James Patterson (large print), “The Goodbye Quilt” by Susan Wiggs (large print), “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris, “Spider Web” by Earlene Fow More...

PA Man Gets Life In Third-Strike Child-Sex Case

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former caretaker of a western Pennsylvania cemetery has been sentenced to life in prison under the three-strikes provision of Megan’s Law. More...

Current Budget Talks Could Define Corbett’s Tenure

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Commissioners

County Conducts Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners were dealt a varied agenda on Tuesday and gave a nod of approval to several issues, including upcoming work at the Wells Tannery Community Building and the employment of a temporary maintenance worker. More...

Caregiver Ordered To Trial In Pa. Patient Death

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—A central Pennsylvania caregiver who pinned a Down syndrome patient to the floor during a struggle will stand trial in his death. More...

Town Council Looks At Summer Paving

Reviews proposed ordinances

McConnellsburg Borough Council members discussed possible summer paving projects for the borough and held further discussion and review of their proposed zoning and land-use ordinances at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Girls Honored For Fundraising Efforts

Emily Karczewski and Kinsey Cutchall were among several people honored at a banquet at the Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg Thursday, May 5. These honorees made donations in many forms to Chambersburg Hospital and Summit Health. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard J. Walsh attended to several sentences and mandatory arraignments as part of last Tuesday’s session in the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Marriage License

Jason Aaron Muscatels, 28, Pleasant Gap, and Rachel Nicole Houck, 23, Saltillo, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

McCbg. To Hold Annual Concert

The middle school and high school choirs of Mc- Connellsburg announce their annual spring chorus concert at the MHS auditorium on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature both choirs plus a number of extra tid-bits to enjoy. More...

Hess Asks Health Dept. To Monitor Infections

A proposal authored by Rep. Dick Hess ( R- Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) urges the Pennsylvania Department of Health to revise its disease monitoring regulations to include staph infections acquired during hospital stays as reportable illnesses. More...

Penn State Develops Stink Bug Monitoring Tool As Infestations Ramp Up

As crop growers and homeowners brace for another year of infestations by the brown marmorated stink bug, Penn State researchers have released a Web-based tool that they hope will help enhance their understanding of this invasive insect pest. More...

Tips To Prevent And Treat Seasonal Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal asthma or allergies, you know how uncomfortable your symptoms can make you this time of year. But it doesn’t have to be this way. More...

Pa. Kayaker Drowns In Swollen Creek

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. ( AP) – A Pennsylvania kayaker drowned after going over a dam and getting caught in the current caused by high water. More...

Harper Sings National Anthem At Suns Game

Audrey Harper, 9, sings the national anthem Monday at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., prior to the opening pitch of a ballgame between the Hagerstown Suns and the Delmarva Shorebirds. More...

Officials Suspect Freon In Pa. Worker Death

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say the man who died after being overcome by fumes while working in a vacant building may have been killed by Freon from the air conditioning system. More...

FR Holds Honor Society Banquet

Forbes Road’s annual National Honor Society induction banquet was held May 4, 2011, at HAVFCO. Students, parents, teachers, administrators and school board members were in attendance as 16 members were recognized. President More...

Fun And Easy Ways To Get Your Kids To Eat Breakfast

We all know the old adage: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Nevertheless, many parents find themselves short of time or struggling to get their kids to eat a healthful breakfast every morning. More...

Pa. Allocates Gambling Revenue Tax Relief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials have allocated the $612 million in gambling proceeds that will be used to lower property taxes for Pennsylvania homeowners. More...

Endeavour Liftoff Date: No Earlier Than May 16

So far, two of the three space shuttles in NASA’s dwindling fleet have resisted going quietly, as the shuttle program winds down. More...

What Happened To The Metal Codices That Promised Christian Revelations?

Hailed by some Christian scholars as potentially the most significant discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls, 70 metal books are set to be the center of an international legal showdown of biblical proportions. More...

Seniors Visit Somerset Maple Festival

This spring, Warfordsburg Senior Center took four busloads of seniors to the Somerset Maple Festival in Myersdale. More...

Pa. High Court To Rule In Right-to-Know Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether bids on a concessions contract at a minor league baseball stadium in Lackawanna County are public records, as a Scranton newspaper contends. More...

More Americans Want To Be Their Own Boss

More Americans today desire to be their own bosses than ever before, according to new research. More...

Bethlehem Vies For Backyard Wildlife Habitat Title

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...