September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes OKs Asbestos Removal

Votes no for now on pod removal

After two motions and seconds failed on roll-call votes, a third finally passed resolving for now the issue of asbestos and pod removal in the old Forbes Road High School building. More...

Tips For Reducing Low Back Pain

Have an aching back? You’re not alone. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons people see physicians. About one in four adults reported having LBP lasting at least one whole day in the past three months. More...

Cards Of Thanks

RED CROSS Thank you to Jason Ritchey from Lincoln Way Pizza for donating food for the blood drive in september at the American Legion. It was much apprecited. Sandy Novak Red Cross chairperson More...

Victims' Courage Praised At Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) – The families of the 40 passengers and crew killed when Flight 93 knifed into a rural Pennsylvania field a decade ago Sunday were praised for helping to inspire a new generation of Americans while keeping the mem More...

Not Going Back To School Picnic Held

On August 22, 31 people attended a picnic of school retirees at the Lions Club Park in McConnellsburg. Since 2005, scholarships have been awarded to students from the three county high schools for $2,600. More...

New Species Of Ancient Predatory Fish Discovered

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Research scientists at Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences say they have discovered a new species of ancient fish. More...

Roads Closed, Rivers Still Flooded In Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Roads remained closed in the Northeast on Monday and some rivers were still flooded, days after strong rains from the remnants of tropical storm Lee washed over the region. More...

Gas Pipeline Firm In Pa. Pulls Utility Application

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Court Session Held September 6

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 6. More...

Penn St. Seeks Modest State Funding Increase

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees have approved a budget plan thatseeksa5percentincrease in state funding. More...

FCMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab Providing Quality Care Since 1997

Since its inception in 1997, the Fulton County Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehab services has provided rehabilitation to hundreds of patients. More...

Penn St. Seeks Modest State Funding Increase

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State trustees have approved a budget planthatseeksa5percent increase in state funding. More...

Attains Dean’s List

The following students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University: Emily Decker, Harrisonville; Sandra Kling, Hustontown; and Rita Sipes, Harrisonville. More...

Woman Fired At Husband Near Judge's Office

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman is in custody after police say she tried to kill her husband outside a district judge's office. More...

NC Beach Sees Unusual Jump In Stingray Strikes

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) – Ocean rescue workers along one Outer Banks beach say swimmers have suffered an unusual number of injuries from stingrays that lurk in the sand below their feet. More...

Scouts Hold Ceremony

Forbes Road Daisy Girl Scout Troop 80336 bridging ceremony was held on May 21, 2011, at the Sideling Hill picnic area. Troop leader is Mrs. Patricia Lashinsky and co-leader is Sarah Groat. More...

Wet Spring Takes Toll On Many Pa. Apple Crops

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – It’s been a tough year for apple growers. A wet spring encouraged disease, and bees that fertilize the blossoms stayed warm and dry in their hives. More...

Obama Visits Flight 93 Memorial In PA

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – President Barack Obama is paying his respects at the Pennsylvania site where a hijacked jet crashed during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Obama and his wife, Michelle, visited the Wall of Names. More...

Commissioners Tackle Routine Agenda Items

Urge employees to observe 9/11 moment of silence

Kicking off their routine agenda last Tuesday, commissioners David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall publicly encouraged county employees to observe a moment of silence on Sunday, September 11, at 1 p.m. More...

Bail Increase Requested In Lane Rape Case

Hearing likely to be held to review incriminating letters

Information was brought to light Tuesday in the case of alleged rapist Dennis Lane by the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, which hopes to see bail modified for the second time since the Hustontown man’s November 2010 arrest. More...

Ayr Township Man Arrested For Rape

Joshua Robinson posts bail in case

A Big Cove Tannery man remains free on $20,000 bail this week after a 9-year-old girl stepped forward with allegations of rape and indecent assault. More...

Awarded Welding Certification

Ethan Decker, son of Russel and Tammy Decker, a welding student and recent Fulton County Area Vocational technical School (AVTS) graduate, has been awarded the American Welding Society (AWS) certification in the horizontal position using gas metal ar More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week. Christopher Joseph Black, 25, McConnellsburg, and Lydia Grace Hays, 26, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheeseburger, vegetable soup, lettuce and tomato, bun, applesauce. Tuesday: sausage patty, egg and cheese omelet, white bread, mixed fruit, juice. More...

Pennsylvania Owed Millions In Fines

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Licensed professionals owe the state of Pennsylvania millions of dollars in unpaid fines for a variety of rules violations, ranging from minor registration errors to murder, state records show. More...

Man Killed When Pinned Beneath RV

CRUCIBLE, Pa. (AP) – A deputy coroner says a southwestern Pennsylvania man is dead because his recreational vehicle fell onto him while he was working on it. More...

Western Pa. Sitter Stole Nephew’s Medicine

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State police have charged a western Pennsylvania woman with stealing two medications used to treat her young nephew's hyperactivity while she was babysitting him. More...

A Look At The Events Spawned By Flooding From Lee

Effects of the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in Pennsylvania: The Susquehanna crested at 42.66 feet Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre – higher than the record set in historic flooding spawned by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. More...

Foreign Students Protesting In Hershey Stop At PSU

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Foreign students who walked off their jobs in protest at a facility that serves Hershey's chocolate manufacturer are traveling to speak about their experience. More...

Pa. Turnpike Section Reopens After Flooding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A 39-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened after being shut down because of flooding at a central Pennsylvania bridge. More...

Analysts: Levees Work In Some Areas, Worsen Others

WILKES- BARRE, Pa. More...

PSU Graduates

Local students who participated in summer commencement exercises at Penn State are as follow: Emily Decker, Harrisonville, Altoona, with distinction in nursing. Jennifer Wright, Waterfall, Mont Alto, physical therapist assistant. More...

Extent Of Arctic Summer Sea Ice At Record Low Level

While tropical cyclones, as well as record droughts, floods, and wildfires have kept several of the lower 48 states occupied this year, the Arctic appears to be elbowing its way on to 2011’s list of extremes. More...

Three Charged In Aleged Chemotherapy Fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three women on health care fraud charges for allegedly billing Medicaid and Medicare for more chemotherapy than patients were given at a cancer clinic in Mississippi. More...

Dairy Farm Chronicles

When I read of James Herriot's death on Feb. 23, 1994, I put aside chores for a time and paid my respects. More...

A Decade Later, County Coroner Recalls The Scene

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – Despite being part of the largest crime scene in the Somerset County's history Coroner Wallace Miller said life has not really changed that much since Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Pa. Governor: Unconfirmed Storm Death Total At 12

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says the worst of the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee is now over, but that the state's unconfirmed death total is now at 12. More...