September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

PennDOT To Aid State, Local DUI Enforcement Through Labor Day

Motorists reminded to ‘drive sober or get pulled over’

PennDOT announced last week the distribution of federal funds to help municipal and state police crack down on impaired driving across the state through Labor Day during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative.  More...

Women In Need Seeks Volunteers Here

Five individuals needed to offer training in county

Having logged more than 20 years in the human services field, Kay Martin has witnessed much tragedy and triumph.  Hired in January as Women In Need’s newest volunteer services manager, Martin’s newest and most pressing goal will hope More...

Commentary

Why Wait For Washington Politics To Change? Go Local

If you are tired of listening to political posturing of officials and candidates, petty infighting, and selfserving politicians and interests groups, you are in the great majority of Americans. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Devin Michael Tew, 21, Breezewood, and Patricia Erin Slick, 23, Breezewood.  Billy John Doyle, 22, Mc- Connellsburg, and Amanda Kay Leis, 21, More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: center closed.  Tuesday: ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, potato chips, applesauce, rye bread, cookies.  Wednesday: country fried steak, mashed pot More...

Prepare Your Home For Cooler Weather

There’s nothing worse than being in a drafty house during the cooler months of the year. In addition to the continuous discomfort, drafts can lead to unnecessarily high heating bills.  More...

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Even if you aren’t considering selling your home anytime soon, it’s always a good idea to keep it looking great.  Seasonal upgrades can help you improve your home’s curb appeal and make it the envy of the neighborhood. More...

Special Services

My Father’s House Ministries will hold special services Sunday, September 11, at 7 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Randy Whetstone, who will be teaching on “How To Hear The Voice of God.”  More information may be obtained by c More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE  August 22   Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1232- 162 lbs., $116 to $119; choice 2-3, 1126-1500 lbs., $111 to $115.50; full/y.g. 4-5, 1198-1550 lbs., $109.50 to $112; select 1-3, 1062-1374 lbs., $107 to $110.  More...

Remotely Mysterious Malfunction In Eastern Pa.

READING, Pa. (AP) – Residents in one eastern Pennsylvania community are having a remote mystery.  Remote controls stopped working for no apparent reason in Ontelaunee Township's Willow Glen neighborhood. More...

Is Your Home Vulnerable To Burglary?

Is your home safe from burglars and thieves? Or are you courting them with obvious security lapses and poor planning when you’re away?  More than 2 million homes were burglarized in the United States last year alone. More...

Pa. Man Wins $269 In Police Stun-gun Lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal jury says Pittsburgh police wrongfully used a Taser to get a man out of his car, but say he is entitled only to $269 to cover his medical bill.  More...

Cousins Shine At Fair

Lexi, Ary, Brenden and Holden Lupey all showed their boer goats Wednesday afternoon at the Fulton County Fair and came out shining with numerous awards, ribbons and trophies. All cousins, these youths were proud of their livestock.  More...

Sentencing Set For Robber With Deadly Drug History

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for distributing a synthetic form of heroin blamed for at least 18 overdose deaths in the Pittsburgh area in the late 1980s has been sentenced to spend more than five add More...

For Tourist And Grizzly Bear, A Team Of Referees

It’s just past suppertime on a sublime summer evening in the Wild West, and traffic on this rural highway leading toward Willow Flats, an area in the central part of Grand Teton National Park, is at a standstill. More...

Census Report Says Pa. Marriages Work Better

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvanians are both marrying and divorcing at a lower rate than the rest of the country, a quality they share with many men and women of the Northeast, a new U.S. Census Bureau report says.  More...

Climate Change: Species Climbing Higher And Migrating North, Study Says

Go north (or up), young sagebrush.  That, in effect, is the survival imperative that global warming is handing organisms worldwide, and they are responding at a pace much faster than scientists estimated about a decade ago, according to a new st More...

Mic Night Held

On August 13, Mic Night at the Warfordsburg Senior Center turned out really well even though there were so many activities going on around the community during the evening. More...

Foreign Student Protesters Gather Signatures

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A group that organized a walkout by some foreign students working at a plant that serves the Hershey company says the students have gathered more than 63,000 signatures from supporters.  More...

Classifieds

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Sewage Plant Expansion Project Continues

Work continues this week on a new concrete storage tank for raw sewage at the local treatment plant. More...

Robot Newest Addition To Scranton Police Force

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Graduates

Hope Moore, McConnellsburg, recently traveled to Chicago with her mother, Rose, to accept her Bachelor of Science in nutrition science from Kaplan University.  More...

Court Session Held Aug. 23

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 23.  More...

FAIR RESULTS

Open Horse Show   Yearlings & Under in Hand  First - Krista DeShong  Jr. Youth Showmanship  13 & Under  First - Sarah Keaton; second - Karlie Ward; third - Madisyn Culler; fourth - Kelsi Kendall.  More...

Seniors Participate In Young At Heart Games

Hustontown Senior Center participated in its seventh year of the Young At Heart Games held in Bedford County during the month of May. More...

Seniors Enjoy Show

On August 17, Warfordsburg Senior Center had dinner and a show at the Rockwood Mill Shoppes Opera House in Rockwood. The entertainment was the “Take Two” variety band. More...

Cards Of Thanks

LYNCH  I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the auction held for me on August 20 a success.  Thanks to Mark Noe and Brian Tucker for donating the prints. More...

Police: NJ Man Died While Stealing Copper In Pa.

WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police say a New Jersey man found dead last week in Pennsylvania was trying to steal copper wiring from the generator at a vacant industrial building.  More...

Pa. Family Settles Civil Suit Over Gas Drilling

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Pa. Firefighters In Boat Save Man Clinging To Tree

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say firefighters climbed into a boat to rescue a man who drove onto a flooded road in suburban Philadelphia and clung to a tree.  More...

FAIR RESULTS

Goats   Dairy Goats - Buck 5 months & under  First - Rebecca Wenschhof  Junior- Grand Champion  First - Rebecca Wenschhof  Doe 5 months & under  First - Rebecca Wenschhof  More...

Bicycle Winner

William Guyer Jr., 16 months old, of near Breezewood, was the winner of the boy’s bicycle at the Fulton County Fair on Tuesday, August 16. William is the son of Bill and Bridget Guyer. More...

Pa. Man Charged Again For Putting Ribs In Pants

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has been charged for a second time with trying to steal a rack of ribs by shoving them down his pants.  More...

W. Pa. Police Shoot Bear Near Downtown Festival

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police in one southwestern Pennsylvania city say they fatally shot a 350-pound black bear as it approached a festival attended by thousands of people.  More...

11 Pa. Counties Targeted For Disaster Aid So Far

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Eleven Pennsylvania counties are on the list for potential federal disaster assistance, and officials say more counties may be added as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene.  More...

Hurricane Irene Brings Rain, Wind To PA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Wielding gusty winds and heavy rain in Pennsylvania, now Tropical Storm Irene generated widespread flooding, toppled trees, cut power to more than half a million homes and businesses, caused four buildings to collapse and pr More...

B-24 Veteran Back In Air Aboard A WWII-era Bomber

NORTH WALES, Pa. More...

Corbett Warns Harrisburg Of Possible State Takeover

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

After Irene, Sighs Of Relief As River Crests

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – In a bit of much-needed news for communities cleaning up in the wake of Hurricane Irene, the National Weather Service says the Delaware River crested at just more than 25 feet, with the water slowly receding.  More...