July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Weigh Options For Jail Roof

Hearing there could be additional deterioration in the roof of the sheriff’s office, the Fulton County commissioners spoke with an architect Tuesday morning to weigh options at their disposal. More...

American Manufacturing Needs Skilled Workers

Many Americans may think that manufacturing is a dying industry, no longer the backbone of America’s economy. More...

Celebrates First

Eleanor Blaire Shives celebrated her first birthday with family at her home on June 23. More...

County Court Session Held July 19

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 19. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Cash Tolls On Turnpike To Rise 10 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fares on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will rise 10 percent for cash-paying customers in 2012, but those using E-ZPass will not see an increase, the turnpike commission said Thursday. More...

Graduates

Megan Sandra Crouse graduated on May 14, 2011, from the Penn State University School of Nursing. She has accepted a registered nurse position at Chambersburg Hospital and is continuing her education through Penn State. More...

4 Found Dead In Cabin Fre In PA State Forest

PETERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says a state employee was one of four people who died in a cabin fire in a state forest in Huntingdon County. More...

Auction Will Sell Old And New Items

A number of rare items will be sold to the highest bidder at a public auction at the Hustontown Firehall on Saturday evening, August 13, to benefit exterior renovation taking place at the old 1851 Fulton County Jail building. More...

EPA Orders Farmer To Provide Drinking Water

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a farm in Tyrone, Pa. caused or contributed to the contamination of a nearby well. More...

Pa. Agency Could Make Millions From Water Contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission could make over $2 million per year selling water from a public lake to gas drilling companies – or it could wind up with far less if the weather doesn’t cooperate. More...

Arson Bill Part Of Pa. Mandatory Sentences Debate

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A proposal to stiffen sentences for arson in Pennsylvania has run afoul of a debate over the use of mandatory minimum sentences in the commonwealth. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Town Hall

Opportunity for constituents to discuss their views and concerns regarding state issues

Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. will host the fifth of nine town hall meetings scheduled throughout the 30th Senatorial District this year Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Ft. Loudon Colonial Days Set For July 30

Colonial Days and Native American Tales will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the state historic site of Fort Loudon. More...

Southern Fulton Ponders New Heating System

Hears free presentation on benefits of biomass boiler

Following up on an initial inquiry about the pros and cons of heating with a biomass heating system, the Southern Fulton School Board was treated to a full- blown presentation last Tuesday, receiving information on potential cost and even leasing sce More...

Inoperable Gun Still A Gun Under Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A gun does not have to be in working, firing condition to trigger provisions of Pennsylvania’s mandatory sentencing laws, the state Supreme Court said in a unanimous decision made public last Wednesday. More...

Preceptor Gamma Pi Completes Successful Year

Preceptor Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International recently completed a rewarding and successful year and elected their officers for the coming year. More...

Easy Tips To Help Manage Your Energy Costs This Summer

With the Midwest in the grip of a summer heat wave for the next several days, FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is offering tips to help customers save energy and money while keeping their cool. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week: Lukas Isaiah Suders, 23, McConnellsburg, and Amanda Laurel Eckstine, 22, Greencastle. More...

Auditor General Finds Fulton Co. VFRA In Compliance With The Law

Auditor General Jack Wagner said recently that an audit of Hustontown Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association determined that it was in compliance with tetsted laws and regulations. More...

Cards Of Thanks

GELVIN I would like to thank our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church family and all the churches for the phone calls, cards, flowers and most of all your prayers. More...

Open Mic Night Held

“Where else could you go and have so much fun, entertainment and fellowship," a woman said at the recent Warfordsburg Senior Citizens' Mic Night. More...

Troop 43 Scouts Attend Summer Camp

Troop 43 attended Sinoquipe summer camp July 18- 23. While at camp, the scouts worked on merit badges, swimming and volleyball. They went to campfires, star gazed and won the first game in volleyball but lost the second game. More...

New Tips For Finding A Job

Whether you are looking to switch jobs or are out of work, it can now take longer than ever to find a new job. And it’s not just the economy that’s to blame. More...

Pa. Man Files Suit Over Weed Killer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new lawn weed killer is killing evergreen trees along with dandelions throughout Pennsylvania and many other states, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday. 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 the fair market value. James P. Durr and Mary Kay L. Durr to Robert E. More...