May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

New Morning Farm Tour May 31

Anyone who joins an upcoming tour at a Maddensville, Huntingdon County, farm and the produce cooperative beside it will have the chance for some serious education about organic vegetable and fruit production operations from field to market. More...

Bank Safe Proceeds Go To Camp Cadet

F&M Trust presented a check for $2,251.51 to Fulton County Camp Cadet Association, proceeds from recent sale of a bank safe dating back to the 1880s. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Bryant John Covelli, 26, Falls Church, Va., and Jaclyn M. Christopher, 27, Falls Church, Va. Christian J. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, May 28, and Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

Lunch Menu

FORBES ROADLunchMonday, May 30: noschool.Tuesday, May 31: chickenpatty, french fries, mixedfruit.Wednesday, June 1: noschool.Thursday, June 2: last day.BreakfastMonday, May 30: noschool.Tuesday, May 31: cerealc More...

Selected To Attend National Leadership Program

Noah Smartt has been selected to join 245 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership sem More...

Scramble Is On To Maintain Jobless Benefits In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Heard about the debt? More...

Raffle Winners

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League winners for the spring 2011 raffle are as follows: Ruger Model 77 Hawkeye Cal 25.06: Tom Kohler, Chambersburg. $400: Tammy Barnes, Big Cove Tannery. Remington Mod. More...

Tree Trimmer Dies From Fall

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A tree trimmer has died from injuries he suffered in a fall from a cherry-picker in central Pennsylvania. More...

Riggs Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Kellie MacGarrigle Riggs, a senior jewelry and metalsmithing major at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, R.I., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study and work in Italy. More...

N.Y. Man Pleads Guilty In PennDOT Flagman’s Death

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) – A New York man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs and vehicular homicide when he struck two Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employees in October, killing one. More...

Marcellus Shale May Lure Big Chemical Maker To Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania may have an opportunity to land a multibillion dollar chemical manufacturing plant, thanks to the increasing flow of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. More...

Pa. Man Accused Of Threatening Jehovah’s Witnesses

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man faces charges after he allegedly threatened several Jehovah’s Witnesses with a semi-automatic rifle and fired shots into the ground. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Dane Thomas Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville Univeristy dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester. More...

U.S. Woman To Stand Trial For Pot-laced Margarine

NEW KENSINGTON, Pennsylvania ( AP) – A woman will stand trial on charges she fed marijuanalaced margarine to a 12-yearold girl she was baby-sitting, as well as two other children at her home. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Hold 7th Wii Bowling Banquet

Warfordsburg Senior Center held its seventh Wii bowling banquet at Kelly's Restaurant in Everett. More...

Western Pa. Crews Search For 2 Missing Kayakers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rescue crews in western Pennsylvania have been searching for two missing kayakers in different counties. More...

Pa. Woman Who Faked Cancer Gets Prison Time

READING, Pa. (AP) – A 26-year-old Berks County woman has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison after she faked cancer and collected nearly $12,000 in donations for treatment. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

NOTICE A petition has been filed by Kayla Cheyenne Travis, a minor, by her natural guardians, Holly and James Travis, to change her name to Ashley Nichole Travis. More...

Joplin, Mo., Tornado Warnings Pale In Season Of Violent Twisters

A tornado that claimed at least 89 lives in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday is part of a disturbing pattern in a spring of violent weather. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s edition of the “News,” a front-page caption should have stated Southern Fulton elementary art teacher Susan Leister assisted Herb Brambley in organizing the district’s Environmental Open House and Festival of th More...

Governor’s Rep Hears Local Concerns

Future of EARN program debated; WIN fundraising for new domestic shelter

Whether the county’s concerns involve environmental issues or infrastructure, an official from Gov. Tom Corbett’s southwestern office was ready and on-hand Tuesday to hear and address what issues are pressing here in Fulton County. More...

Hess Supports Business- Friendly Sales Tax Collection Method

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Graduates

Nicholas A. Leese graduated Saturday, May 14, 2011, from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa. He graduated with distinguished honors with an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology. More...

Brief Court Session Held Tuesday, May 17

Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over an abbreviated court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 17. More...

FSA Reminder: June 1 Deadline For 2011 DCP/ACRE Sign-Up

USDA Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bill Wehry reminds producers that June 1, 2011, is the enrollment deadline for the 2011 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical P More...

Fulton Co. Christian School To Hold Graduation

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce its graduating Class of 2011. Baccalaureate service is scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 7 p.m., with the commencement service to be held on Friday, May 27, 2011, at 7 p.m. More...

Pa. Lawyer Set For Trial Tuesday In Hunting Death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia lawyer is facing a manslaughter trial next week in a hunting death involving an illegal rifle. More...

County Committee Nominations Open June 15

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. More...

EPA Pa. Hearing Slated On Limiting Coal Emissions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal environmental officials will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday to gather reaction to proposed rules to force coal plants to clean up their stacks. More...

Vo-Tech Students Receive Nurse Assistant Degrees

Nine students from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School’s Allied Health Program received their certificate to become a nurse assistant on May 5. More...

Class Struggles Gripping PIAA

READING, Pa. (AP) – Toph Miller was not about to tell his players they didn’t stand a chance in their PIAA boys basketball tournament opener this season. No coach would ever do that. More...

Mack Trucks Hiring 300 Workers For Plant In Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Mack Trucks is increasing production at its plant in eastern Pennsylvania and expects to hire about 300 workers. More...

Allied Health Students Hold Blood Drive

The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Allied Health students recently hosted two simultaneous blood drives through the American Red Cross. The blood drives were held at McConnellsburg High School and Southern Fulton High School. More...

Missing Teenage Couple Found Unharmed

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a missing teenage couple who left suicide notes saying they were going to jump off a bridge have been found unharmed. More...

Mobile Phones Increasingly Out Of Order In Court

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Shawn Stewart’s phone beeped as he was sitting in an Allegheny County courtroom waiting to be called as a witness. More...

New Policy Limits Pa. Environmental Notices

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A previously undisclosed state environmental department policy gives administrators sole power to approve environmental violation notices in cases involving other state or federal government agencies, a Pittsburgh newspaper re More...

Suspect Had Snipped Ankle Bracelet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a teenager charged with killing a university student over a motorcycle had been ordered on house arrest in an unrelated drug case but had cut off his ankle bracelet. More...

Malpractice Suits Drop For Sixth Year In Row

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals in Pennsylvania dropped last year for the sixth year in a row. More...

Pa. Newspapers Oppose Relaxing Legal Ad Rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Advocates for Pennsylvania newspapers and local governments clashed Thursday over a bill that would allow school districts, municipalities and counties to publish legal notices on the Web instead of newsprint. More...