September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Benefit Cycle Ride Sept. 24

Live music, food at fairgrounds

A Children’s Miracle Network benefit motorcycle ride for Hershey Children’s Hospital that ends with fun, food, live music and games at the Fulton County Fairgrounds is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 24. More...

Pa. Residents Like Gas Industry, But Have Worries

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, September 12: turkey deli hoagie or corn dog, oven fries, sliced peaches. Tuesday, September 13: steak salad w/roll or chicken patty sandwich, fresh cucumber slices, fresh grapes. More...

Ex-Rite Aid Exec Released After Re-sentencing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Rite Aid Corp. executive has been freed following a resentencing hearing in an accounting scandal that saw him spend nearly six years in prison. More...

Court Session Held August 30

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, August 30. More...

Taking The Pa. Turnpike:

There’s An App For That

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Been stuck in a backup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike? More...

Three Face Life After Conviction In PA Home Invasion

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Three western Pennsylvania men face life prison terms after being convicted of second degree murder in a home invasion and shootout with a police officer that left a mother of two dead last year. More...

Too Costly for Business

Pa. Withdraws From 5 Federal Pollution Lawsuits

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The state’s decision to end its participation in several federal environmental lawsuits has raised concerns from local, state and national environmental organizations. More...

Some Older Pa. Bridges Among State’s Strongest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania has more than double the national average rate of structurally deficient bridges, but they aren’t always the older ones. More...

Historic Forge Business Selling Former Pa. Site

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) – A handcrafted metals company in western Pennsylvania is selling the site of its former plant, which burned down last year, as it builds a new facility along Interstate 79. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE, Aug. 29 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1388- 1566 lbs., $116.50 to $118; choice 2-3, 1368-1510 lbs., $112 to $116; full y.g. 4, 1508- 1550 lbs., $110 to $112; select 1-3, 1062-1374 lbs., $106.50 to $111.50. More...

Three More PA TurnpikeTravel Plazas SoonTo Close For Rebuild

Plainfield, Blue Mountain and South Somerset plazas scheduled to reopen next May

Three more Pennsylvania Turnpike travel plazas are set to close in the coming days; they will be razed and rebuilt as part of a nine-year project to modernize all such facilities along the highway. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Duwayne Shawntee Ellis, 38, McConnellsburg, and Tina Marie Fama, 32, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Rock Thrown From Pa. Overpass Crashes Into SUV

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) – State police in eastern Pennsylvania are looking for the person who threw a rock off an overpass and sent it crashing through the windshield of a sport utility vehicle carrying a family with three children. More...

Rice A Versatile Side Dish

Among the more versatile side dishes, rice can be served with just about any entree. As versatile as rice can be, it can be prepared in almost as many ways as it’s enjoyed. More...

Stoltzfus Descendants Restore Amish Homestead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – You don’t have to spend much time in Amish country to notice the name Stoltzfus. It is everywhere. There’s Stoltzfus Meats in Intercourse. Stoltzfus Furniture in Bird- in- Hand. Stoltzfus Woodwork in Gap. More...

Philadelphia Archbishop To Be installed This Week

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The incoming leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said in an interview published Sunday that he hopes for a prompt resolution of the cases of priests suspended in connection with a wideranging sex abuse probe. More...

Canola Crop To Help Power Eastern Pa. Farm

READING, Pa. (AP) – Of the hundreds of farm fields planted in Berks County this spring, one 8-acre plot in Maidencreek Township was filled with flowers so vibrantly yellow it made passing motorists stop to take photographs. More...

Pa. Women Forge New Friendships, Lives After 9/11

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) – Five months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Grace Parkinson- Godshalk found herself driving her late son’s Land Rover through a thicket of preserved land in suburban Philadelphia. She and three Sept. More...

Kin Fights Rehiring Pa. Officer In Cruiser Death

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. More...

Commissioners Modify Contracts

Even though there was not anyone in attendance representing the public, the Fulton County commissioners moved forward with their plans to conduct a public hearing last Tuesday to review proposed modifications to the 2010 Community Development Block G More...

Baby Diagnosed With Rare Vein Disorder

Benefit for 14-monthold scheduled for September 17

Currently tipping the scales at 15 pounds, 14 ounces, Chas Howells is a bundle of happiness. Even though noticeably small in size than other children his age, the son of Shawna Seville and Wes Howells is mentally as sharp as a tack. More...

Receives Degree

Alison Brizius, daughter of Susan Foster and the late Jack A. Brizius and formerly of McConnellsburg, received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago August 26. More...

Pa. Family Mourns Father, Son Who Died On Same Day

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania family is morning the deaths of a father and son who each died of heart attacks a little more than an hour apart. Charles McCauley Jr. More...

Holocaust Survivor Robbed In Pa.

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police say an elderly Holocaust survivor was the target of a home-invasion attack last week in suburban Philadelphia. KYW-TV reports 77-yearold Ruth Salzman was assaulted by two teenagers insider her home in Abington. More...

Philadelphia Woman Fatally Mauled By Pit Bulls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a Philadelphia woman found dead in her home had been fatally mauled by her own dogs. Autopsy results were released Thursday on 50-yearold Carmen Ramos. More...

In Case You Didn’t Guess: Drought Is Over

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Just in case Hurricane Irene didn’t tip you off, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection wants you to know: The state’s drought is over. More...

Route 30 Delays This Weekend In Bedford Somerset Counties

Beginning Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday Sept. More...

Thieves Use Forklift To Steal 2-ton Safe In W. Pa.

SHARPSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police are searching for burglars who used a forklift to steal a 4,000-pound safe from an electrical company near Pittsburgh. More...

Hess Presents Lyme Disease Legislation To Human Services Committee

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) presented testimony to the House Human Services Committee last week on his legislation designed to promote better treatment of and education about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. More...

PA’s Rural Bridges Are Most Deficient In U.S.

State ranks sixth in rural traffic fatalities.

America’s ruralheartland is home to approximately 50 million people and its natural resources provide the primary source of the energy, food and fiber that supports the nation’s economy and way of life. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken, baked potato, green beans, wheatbread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: breaded fish, cheese O’Brien potatoes, baked beans, bun, jello. More...

Joins American Angus Association

Flook’sHomestead, Needmore, is a new member of the American Angus Association ®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. More...

Recovery Plan For Troubled Pa. Capital Rejected

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Council members in Pennsylvania’s deeply indebted capital rejected another recovery plan Wednesday night, risking a backlash by Gov. More...

National Group Offering Reward For Cattle Shooting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A national animal rights group is offering a $2,500 reward for information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting eight cattle in eastern Idaho. More...

Hammering Out Tin And Piece Of History

LISTIE, Pa. (AP) – Roy Phillips can often be found in his Listie garage methodically hammering out a small piece of tin. The former technology instructor has found plenty to keep him busy during retirement. More...

New Gas Drilling Dispute: Fracking Or Fracing?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Marcellus Shale natural gas industry has gotten tripped up by the F-bomb. Not that word. More...

Off Duty, PA Troopers Have Variety Of Occupations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state trooper who isn’t patrolling the highways or trying to catch criminals might also be found farming, driving a truck or nursing the sick back to health. More...

Majoring In Debt, Asking If College Is Worth Cost

WILKES- BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Denise Williams entered Monmouth University in New Jersey in 2005 with hopes of earning a degree that would land her a job as a television news broadcaster. More...

Deeds

DEEDS 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: Dora I. Lynch to Kevin M. Kendall and Angela M. More...