July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

County Awarded Federal Funding

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $8,574 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Benefit Auction For Renovation Of Jail Set For Aug. 13

Two original oil paintings by Charles Walker, a framed “Harvest Time” painting by Joanne Souders and a white-tailed deer mount will be offered at a 6:30 p.m. auction following a meal at the Hustontown Firehall on Saturday, August 13. More...

Penn State University Tuition Rising An Average $515

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) – Penn State University students face another tuition hike, though a smaller one than many of them had feared, as the school grapples with a $68 million cut in state aid. More...

Hann/Hahn Reunion Held

The first Hann reunion was held on July 2, 1926, with about 200 people in attendance. On July 3, 2011, the tradition was continued with about 57 people gathering at the Forbes Road Lions Club Park. There were several who attended for the first time. More...

Batman Movie To Film At Heinz Field

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Here we go, Batman, here we go – to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Thousands of movie extras are being sought for a football stadium scene being filmed Aug. More...

UPMC Transplant Survival Lower Than Goal

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A national report indicates that the live-donor liver and kidney transplant programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which are back in operation after a shutdown of more than nine weeks, had lower-than-expected More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the Fulton County Courthouse during the past week: Michael A. Becker, 33, Artemas, and Destinee Nicole Anderson, 26, Warfordsburg. More...

Snell Reaches 40 Year Milestone in Banking

William E. Snell, Jr., president and chief executive officer of F&M Trust, on Monday reached the 40-year milestone in his banking career. More...

FCMC Wellness Commiteee Recognizes Top Participants

The Fulton County Medical Center Wellness Committee awarded the top participants over the past year in a small ceremony held in the center’s main lobby. This is FCMC’s second year for the program. More...

2011 Hershey Cocoa Classic Baking Contests

Calling all bakers for the 2011 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest to be held on August 15, 2011, at the Fulton County Fair. The contest is cosponsored by The Hershey More...

Cards Of Thanks

BISHOP We would like to thank our family, friends, neighbors and church family for all the flowers, gifts and cards we received on our 50th wedding anniversary. More...

Alleged Motorcycle Gang VP Gets Bail In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A leader of a nationwide motorcycle club described by prosecutors as a violent criminal enterprise has been released on bail. More...

Company Defends Plan For Pa. Natural Gas Pipeline

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Responding to criticism from federal environmental regulators, a pipeline company on Friday defended its plan for a 39-mile natural gas line through pristine northern Pennsylvania forest land. More...

End Urged To Pa. Ban On Religious Garb

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two state lawmakers are proposing to change a section of Pennsylvania law that bars public school teachers from wearing religious symbols in the classroom. State Reps. More...

Closure Hard To Find In Steroid Scandals

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Just four months after former home run slugger Barry Bonds escaped the most serious charges in a steroid-related court case, the federal judge overseeing the perjury trial of former baseball great Roger Clemens declared a mi More...

Corbett Drilling Panel Recommends Fee On Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Amish Population Growing, Migrating Into NY

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Affordable rural farmland and proximity to traditional population centers are driving a recent boomlet in new Amish colonies in New York state, according to a study by Elizabethtown College researchers. More...

Multiple Resolutions Adopted

Signs maintenance agreement with PennDOT for signal lights

Adoption of several resolutions was among the top priorities for Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall Tuesday morning. More...

Windber Death Lives On 100 Years Later

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) – The Fourth of July, 1911, was one of the most horrifying the town had ever seen. More than 10,000 people had gathered in the park by the Grand Midway Hotel to watch the fireworks, according to news reports. More...

24th Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest At Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2011 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 15, 2011, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Stripper Surrenders After Pa. Fire Kills Her Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh-area police say an exotic dancer who left her two young sons home without a baby sitter before a fire broke out and killed them has surrendered. More...

Obama Approves Pa. Disaster Aid Over April Storms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – President Barack Obama has approved federal disaster relief for northeastern Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by storms and flooding in April. More...

Call Of The Criminal Trial List Held Tuesday

Several continuances granted

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held last Tuesday, July 12, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Pa.’s 80th Angel Food Cake Contest

The angel food cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, the contest will be held on August 15, 2011. More...

Daniels Wins First Feature Race

Brady Daniels, 9, son of Tony and Christie Daniels of Harrisonville, won the 425 Cage division go-cart feature race on Friday, July 1, at Shippensburg Speedway. More...

Franklin Financial Maintains Dividend For 3rd Quarter

The Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 27 cents per share regular cash dividend for the third quarter of 2011. More...

FCMC Gets Funding For Bariatric Program

The Fulton County Medical Center surgical services team is pleased to announce they were awarded a grant for $12,000 from the Alexander Stewart, M.D. Foundation for a Sizewise® bariatric chair. More...

Hoffman Scholarship Awarded

Kimberly Sealock, a Forbes Road High School graduate, was awarded one of the 2011 Dr. Roy D. Hoffman scholarships Monday, June 6, at the Carriage House in Bedford, sponsored by the Bedford Rotary Club. More...

Cause Sought For Giant Fire At Pa. Plastics Plant

EASTON, Pa. ( AP) – Hundreds of firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a plastics recycling plant in eastern Pennsylvania for more than six hours before bringing the flames under control. More...

MHS Class Of 1949 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1949 held a reunion at the old schoolhouse on Saturday, June 18, 2011. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the Fulton County Courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or fair market value. Anthony R. More...