June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Driver Freed From Wrecked Rig

A tractor-trailer accident early on the morning of May 24 in the small Fulton County village of New Grenada in Wells Township tested the skills of rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from three area volunteer fire companies. More...

FCMC Adds GYN Specialty Services

Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services is pleased to announce its newest physician group to their campus. Two physicians, Alonzo L. More...

Local Resident Recognized At WVU School Of Pharmacy Ceremony

Cassandra Clevenger of McConnellsburg was recognized at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Scholarships and Awards Convocation. More...

Three Arraigned At Tues., May 24 Court Session

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held last Tuesday, May 24, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Winds Topple Western PA Circus Tent

SEWARD, Pa. ( AP) – High winds toppled a circus tent in western Pennsylvania, injuring five people including three children. More...

Marriage Licenses

Vincent Donegan, 59, Warfordsburg, and Catherine Lane Arnett, 50, Alexandria, Va., applied for a marriage marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Santorum To Kick Off Campaign In Penn. Coal Fields

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum is planning to kick off his presidential campaign next month in western Pennsylvania coal fields where his grandfather once worked. More...

Judge Denies Bail For Alleged Philly Mob Underboss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge has denied bail for a reputed underboss in Philadelphia’s La Cosa Nostra. Alleged underboss Joseph “Mousie’’ Massimino appeared for a bail hearing in federal court Friday. More...

Two Years After End Of Great Recession, How Are We Doing?

Next month marks two years since the end of the Great Recession, the worst economic downturn in 75 years. Since then, how has recovery gone? And where is the economy headed? More...

Get Smart About Ceiling Fans

Are you getting hot under the collar about rising energy costs? If so, it’s probably time to evaluate how you keep your home cool. With the right knowledge you can keep cool and save money, all while enhancing your home’s appearance. More...

Western PA Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Military authorities say a western Pennsylvania man was one of six soldiers killed in an attack in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Edward Mills Jr. More...

Philly Museum Displays War Rugs From Afghanistan

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – From afar, the ornate rug looks like a blur of color and nondescript geometric patterns. But a closer look reveals the unmistakable shapes of helicopters, tanks and weapons. More...

Very Minor Earthquake Causes Boom Heard In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a very minor earthquake caused a mysterious boom heard in Northeast Philadelphia. More...

Bills Targeting Illegal Immigrants Move To House

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Changes Sought To Health Plans Of Pa. Lawmakers

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Scranton Officials Find $570k In Tax Accounts

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Tax officials in Scranton say they’ve found nearly $570,000 in unspent funds in various tax accounts. More...

FR To Hold Graduation June 2

Forbes Road High School will hold commencement exercises on Thursday, June 2, in the high school auditorium. Guest speaker will be Amanda Brown. More...

Home-Schooled Graduate

Adam Rohm, Big Cove Tannery, is a 2011 homeschooled graduate of Commonwealth Connections Academy Harrisburg. More...

McConnellsburg High School

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Fulton County Community Christian School

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PennDOT Honors Star Of Excellence Recipients

Agency recognizes 28 employees across Pennsylvania PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., today recognized 28 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Delores L. Rank Revocable Inter Vivos Trust by CNB Bank Inc. More...

Car Trying To Avoid Deer Hits Truck

KNOX, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a car swerving to avoid a deer went out of control and slid into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer, killing both occupants of the car. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s edition of The Fulton County News, it should have been reported that the Web site to make donations to the upcoming Special Olympics of Pennsylvania run that Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. More...

Former Husband Of Murder Victim Discusses Bail Forfeiture

Having received notice that a local bail bondsman must forfeit the bail posted in the hours prior to the murder of Tina Souders by her estranged boyfriend, the exhusband of the murder victim appeared before the Fulton County commissioners this week t More...

MHS Athletic Director Greg Hays Honored

On Sunday May 29, 2011, more than 150 former athletes, past and present colleagues, family and lifelong friends gathered at American Legion Post 561 to surprise, honor and trade memories with retiring McConnellsburg High School Athletic Director and More...

Grand Opening Of Hancock Performing Arts Center

The Hancock Arts Council announced this week that it will present a variety show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its founding in 2001. The show takes place in the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. More...

JLG Donates New LiftPod To FCMC

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, presented Fulton County Medical Center with a Lift- Pod ® Personal and Portable Lift. This new lift will assist the maintenance department in maintaining its new facility for years to come. More...

Police Charge Five With Plot To Sell Infant Girl

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania prosecutors said Thursday that two lawyers, a Kansas couple and a Coudersport woman have been charged with a scheme to pay the woman to let the couple adopt her infant daughter. More...

Returns From Deployment

Army Reserve Spec. Cliff L. Kauffman is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ New Dawn, or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. More...

Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered In Western Pa.

DICKERSON RUN, Pa. (AP) – Emergency crews in western Pennsylvania have recovered the body of a kayaker who went missing a week ago in swift waters at Ohiopyle State Park. More...

Another Pa. County Gets Bath Salts Injunction

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An emergency injunction against the sale of the synthetic drug known as bath salts has been issued in another northeastern Pennsylvania county. More...

3-Year-Old Girl Drowns In Pool At Private Pa. Club

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 3-yearold girl drowned at a private swimming club in eastern Pennsylvania. Authorities arrived at St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club in Newtown Square just before 5 p.m. More...

Recognized As U.S. Achievement Academy Student

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Zachary Fleck, son of Thomas and Sherri Fleck of Hustontown, has been recognized as a student of excellence in mathematics. More...

Cards Of Thanks

NEWMAN-JOHNSON Catherine and I would like to thank everyone who helped in her recent recovery from hospitals and LTC. She is happy at home. We will not name anyone. You know who you are. More...

PA Lawmakers Debate Mandatory Trash Collection

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers are talking about making trash collections mandatory across the commonwealth in order to cut down on illegal dumping and other problems. More...

Rebuilding After Tornadoes: Designs That Could Save Lives In Another Storm

Following the tornadodriven tragedies that have struck the United States in the past month or more, many survivors are opting to remain and rebuild. More...

Woman Dies After Fall In Rocky Area In Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in Lancaster say a hiker died after she fell and struck her head in a steep, rocky area. More...

Historic Barn Tour Planned Through “Great Valley” Of Pennsylvania

The Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania is pleased to be traveling to the “Great Valley” of Pennsylvania for its 2011 annual meeting and Historic Barn Tour. More...

MHS Graduation To Take Place On June 2

McConnellsburg High School will hold commencement exercises on Thursday, June 2, in the school auditorium. Named as valedictorian of the Class of 2011 is Valerie Nicole Green, daughter of Richard and Chanda Green. More...

SF Commencement Set For June 2

Graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. More...

Forbes Road High School

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Southern Fulton High School

Crystal Appel More...

Home Schooled/Commonwealth Connections Academy Harrisburg

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Thousands Still Without Power In NE Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of northeastern Pennsylvania residents remain without power due to the severe storms that rolled through the region, downing trees and power lines. More...