September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Southern Fulton Acts On Personnel Items

Aside from a prolonged discussion on possible heating alternatives available to the district, the Southern Fulton School Board had a limited number of agenda items, mostly related to personnel, to address last Tuesday . More...

New Cookbooks To Benefit Jail Renovation

A Fulton County Historical Society cookbook with 250 recipes submitted by local friends has arrived and is available at $10 from the following locations: More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (large print), “1105 Yakima Street” by Debbie Macomber (large print), “Down the Darkest Road” by Tami Hoag, “New More...

Pittman Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late virgil and Margret Pittman held their annual reunion on September 11 at the VFW picnic grounds. There were 75 in attendance includign” More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Tuesday: roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookies. More...

Tower Bank Makes Donation To Cancer Benefit

Tower Bank recently hosted a lunch and bake sale at the McConnellsburg office to support the Fight Like A Girl Cancer Benefit Luncheon. All proceeds from the sale will benefit local women affected by cancer. More...

Thousands Of Game Birds Gone After Pa. Farms Flood

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates tens of thousands of game birds that were supposed to be released for the fall hunting season are gone after the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Enter Aviation Art Contest

Young artists are invited to display their talents and learn about aviation through an annual art contest sponsored by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation. More...

Completes Training

PFC Kimberly Russell, of Warfordsburg, graduated from Delta Battery 1st BN 79th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., on August 19, 2011. She completed Army basic training as an honor graduate. More...

Firefighter Collapses, Dies At Pa. Training Center

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a central Pennsylvania firefighter collapsed and died while running a drill at the Lancaster County Fire School. The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster New Era reports. More...

Police: Cleaning Woman Took $20K In Jewelry

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Police say a cleaning woman was doing more than tidying up – she was cleaning out her client. More...

Deeds Recorded

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: Shannon S. Dunkle and Joni L. Dunkle to Joni L. More...

Gas Pipeline Company Countersues Homeowners

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Three northeastern Pennsylvania families and a Texas-based natural gas company that wants to build a pipeline to connect to Marcellus Shale wells have sued each other in court this week in a dispute over the project. More...

The Rise Of Urban Farming

Greg Peterson’s 1950s tract home looks like any other house on his block in Phoenix, with one notable difference: Practically everything in his yard is edible. More than 70 fruit trees reach for the sky. Chickens patrol for bugs in the yard. More...

Fulton County Jobless Picture Unchanged

But Fulton’s August ranking is #58 out of 67 counties

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for August, once again, remained largely unchanged from July, although the county’s unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point. More...

Crimes Target Churches In Central Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Collection plate money, copper downspouts and even church van parts – for some unscrupulous thieves, Franklin County’s houses of worship have apparently become a source of easy cash. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, October 3: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, October 4: assorted cereal or breakfast pizza, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Betsy Erin Hall, daughter of Tina Hall Sanders of Gettysburg and Manuel Neal Hall of Orbisonia, was named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, P More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Michael Roy Hollenshead, 59, Needmore, and Shawnee Sue DeShong, 45, Needmore. Donald J. McCartney Jr., 44, McConnellsburg, and Susan K. More...

Pilot Downed In Vietnam War Laid To Rest In Pa.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An Air Force pilot from New Jersey who was shot down during the Vietnam War more than four decades ago has been laid to rest in eastern Pennsylvania. The remains of Maj. Bruce Lawrence, of Phillipsburg, N. More...

Pa. Municipal Pension Funds Get One-Time Windfall

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania’s municipal pension funds are in line for a one-time windfall thanks to a change in how out-ofstate insurers submit taxes on their casualty and fire insurance premiums. More...

Mistick To Be Inaugurated As Wilson’s 19th President

Dr. Barbara K. Mistick will be inaugurated as the 19th president of Wilson College during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on the college’s main green. More...

Demolition Begins On Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Serious demolition work has begun on the Civic Arena, the igloo- shaped former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. More...

Cards Of Thanks

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Western Pa. Man To Be Sentenced For Cross-burning

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A third western Pennsylvania man is scheduled for sentencing for burning a cross at the home of a black foster child living with a white family in rural western Pennsylvania. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE September 19 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1288- 1556 lbs., $118 to $121; choice 2-3, 1246-1566 lbs., $114 to $118; select 1-3, 1178-1556 lbs., $107 to $114. More...

New Franklin And Marshall President Touts Liberal Education’s Value

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – The newest president of Franklin and Marshall College says he wants to continue the great work currently being done there. More...

Pa. Lawmaker: Use Liquor ‘Flood Tax’ For Disasters

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing to divert some of the money from the “Johnstown Flood Tax’’ on alcohol back to its original purpose – flood and other disaster relief. Sen. More...

PennDOT: Roads Used By Drillers In Better Shape

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Unattended Briefcase Blown Up By Police

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) – A transit agency spokesman says a police bomb squad blew up an unattended briefcase found on a SEPTA train near the Lansdale station. More...