August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Brush Truck Dedicated in Memory of Reed Lynch

MVFCO President Jeff Harr hands over the keys to the company’s new brush truck to Fire Chief Pete Lynch and son Cody. More...

When Pa. Cuts School Aid, Poorer Districts Lost

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1949 Holds Reuion

Hustontown Class of 1949 held its class reunion recently. Those attending are pictured above. More...

Obama To Attend 9/11 Anniversary Events

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend events in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington in September to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Merle H.R. Snyder, 26, Warfordsburg, and Christina Noel Ausherman, 24, Warfordsburg. Michael Chalmer Hann, 40, Needmore, and Donna J. More...

Pa. Man Who Shot Cat Won’t Do Service Time At SPCA

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man who used a crossbow to shoot a cat and was sentenced to community service won’t be volunteering at an animal welfare agency as originally ordered. More...

Modern Woodmen Youth Report

Activities for the Needmore Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club for 2011 are as follows: During the months of January and February, the club made valentines for the wounded military veterans at the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Monday: baked steak, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: tuna salad, lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, three-bean salad, wheat bread, fruit. Wednesday: chicken leg, parslied potato, green beans, white bread, cake. More...

FCMC Residents Take First Place In Parade

Eight long-term care residents from Fulton County Medical Center travelled to Shade Gap to take part in the annual parade Monday evening. More...

Pa.’s Wine Vending Machine Experiment May End

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania may be ending its one-year experiment with wine vending machines at grocery stores amid a contractor dispute. More...

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash: Why Army Has Used Chinook For Half A Century

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter apparently shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents over the weekend is one of the oldest aircraft designs in the U.S. military inventory. More...

New Jersey Family Sues Drug Co., Hospital Over Poisoning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Relatives of a New Jersey man who authorities say was fatally poisoned by his estranged wife are suing the woman’s employer and the hospital that treated him. More...

Family, Investigator Question ‘Pizza Bomber’ Movie

PITTSBURGH (AP) – When the comedy “30 Minutes or Less’’ opens in theaters Friday, one small group of people will be sure to avoid it. More...

Pa. Woman Used Child To Steal Cigarettes

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say they’ve charged a Pennsylvania woman with theft and corruption of a minor after they charged her with using a 10-year-old girl she was babysitting to steal a pack of cigarettes. More...

Pa. Dog Statue From 1889 Johnstown Flood Returns

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Johnstown’s famous dog has gotten a makeover and will be back on public display. More...

Tasty Baking Co. To Cut 32 Jobs At Ex-corporate HQ

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tasty Baking Co., the maker of Tastykakes and other packaged sweets, will cut 32 jobs at its former corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, a move decided upon after it was acquired by Flower Foods Inc. More...

F&M Contributes To FCMC Scholarship Fund

F&M Trust recently made a sizeable contribution totalling $1,500 to Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Scholarship Fund. More...

50-Year MVFCO Members Ride In Fire Assoc. Parade

Being a longtime member of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire cCo. has it rewards. More...

McConnellsburg Man Named AMVETS National Director

Retired U.S. Marine Corps major to head organization that advocates for veterans

AMVETS National Cmdr. Jerry Hotop has announced his selection of Stewart Hickey of Mc- Connellsburg to direct the national headquarters operations of this leading veterans service organization beginning September 1. More...

Jobless Numbers Up Slightly Again In June

Fulton’s June ranking is #64 out of 67 counties

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for June continued to mirror national rates and were basically unchanged from May, but the county’s unemployment rate increased by four-tenths of a percentage point. More...

Andrew Smith Attends HOBY World Congress

Andrew Smith, the son of Jim and Inga Smith of Mc- Connellsburg High School, represented Pennsylvania in Chicago, Ill., at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress (WLC). More...

Judge Krom Holds Court Session

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District representing the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, August 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION The Sons of the American Legion would like to thank everyone who helped and participated in the charity bike run for Liberty Crouse. A total of $700 was raised for the family. We appreciate everyone’s generosity. More...

Friends Of Raystown Lake To Manage Campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake and the Friends of Raystown Lake announces the formation of a partnership allowing the Friends to share in the management of the Seven Points and Susquehannock Campgrounds at Raystown Lake. More...

Why And Where Fires Start In Silos

And what to do if you have one

In the midst of a scorching heat wave that has been record-breaking in some areas, a farm-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is warning about the danger of silo fires. More...

Corbett Suggests Drilling Fee Could Plug Old Wells

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says it would make sense to use some money from any stateimposed fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling to plug older abandoned wells. More...

Graduates

Mallory Elaine Welsh, daughter of David E. and Tina L. Welsh of McConnellsburg, graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in elementary education. She graduated cum laude with a specialty in reading. More...

SF Class Holds 56th Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1955 held its 56th class reunion on June 25 at Whips Cove Church social hall. More...

Ruling Over U.S. Town’s Immigration Law Vacated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal appeals court has vacated its ruling that declared a northeastern Pennsylvania city’s illegal immigration law to be unconstitutional, setting the stage for a new round of arguments. More...

UPMC Lawyer Tells County ‘No Deal’ With Highmark

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The chief legal officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tells Allegheny County Council there’s no chance of a new contract between the Pittsburgh region’s largest hospital network and its largest he More...

McConnellsburg Class Of 1938 Holds 73rd Class Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1938 held its 73rd class reunion with the last remaining members of the original class of 28 graduates, Jennings M. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...