October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Residents . . .

wishing to contact their congressmen regarding the Postal Service’s investigation into closing the Wells Tannery Post Office are asked to do so in writing and mail their correspondence to:  Robert P. More...

JLG Requests Tax Appeal Hearing

The Fulton County commissioners along with the chief tax assessor and county solicitor sat down an with an attorney representing JLG Industries Tuesday to discuss the possibility of lowering the assessed value of the company’s McConnellsburgbas More...

Library To Host Health Fair October 22

Three guest lectures to highlight special event

What started out as an endeavor to purchase and shelve essential books related to the field of medicine at the Fulton County Library has blossomed into a full-scale undertaking for library executive director Jamie Brambley and board member Dr. More...

Admission Reduced At Fairgrounds For FFFF

Grease Steam & Rust Association would like to announce that gate admission this year will be reduced to $2 for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival’s steam and gas show. More...

Celebrates Second

Cole Owen Parker Fletcher celebrated his second birthday on September 25, 2011.  Cole is the son of Brandon and Tracey Fletcher of Harrisonville. More...

Coroner: Pa. Man Died Weeks Before Body Found

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

Sept. 27 Court Session Held

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, September 27.  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse:  Luis Albto Nieves, 58, Hanover, and Edna Rebecca Thomas, 58, McConnellsburg  Carl Frederick Adams, 70, Needmore, and Suzanne Marie Good, 40, More...

Birth Announced

Tami Ulsh and Jeremy Wible of McConnellsburg announce the birth of their son, Jensen Rylee, on August 26, 2011. More...

FCMC Foundation Holds Annual Golf Tournament

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Fulton County Medical Center Foundation held their 18th annual golf tournament at Great Cove Golf Course with a full tournament. Ninety- one golfers took their swing at the traveling trophy this year.  More...

Marriage Announced

Marvin and Tonya Kellogg are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Michael Stephen Kellogg, to Heidi Lynn Emerich, daughter of George and Holly Emerich.  They were united in marriage on August 10, 2011. More...

Johnny Appleseed Visits MMS Leaders To Discuss Plans To Sell Pa. Refineries

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) – Federal, state and local leaders are planning to discuss the effects of a decision by two oil companies to close or sell three refineries in the Philadelphia area.  More...

Cards Of Thanks

SHARAR The family of Charles E. Sharar (Gabbie) would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for all cards, flowers and kind words toward our dad and husband of Eileen. He will be greatly missed. More...

Corbett Appoints Panel To Study Privatization

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As Gov. More...

Silo Collapse Brings Pa. Community Farmer’s Aid

MAMMOTH, Pa. (AP) – The Hutter dairy farm in Mount Pleasant Township presented an extraordinary scene on Wednesday: Scores of local farm families pitching in to help the family recover from the collapse of a feed silo the day before.  More...

Dozens Arrested In Drug Raid At Boeing Plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal agents raided a Boeing plant that makes military helicopters in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday and charged more than three dozen people with distributing or trying to get prescription drugs, among them powerful pa More...

Mic Night Held

Pictured above sitting is Mildred Flowers, 92. Standing is Carolyn Myers, her daughter; Evelyn Roman, sister in-law; and Joanne Apple, daughter. More...

Quilts On Display At Thrift Store

Laura Gough (right), of Needmore Quilts, presented the “Fall In Fulton County” wall hanging to Friends of Better Days Animal League, Fulton County, as a donation for their Fall Folk Festi More...

Corbett Appoints Panel To Study Privatization

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As Gov. More...

Some Pa. Flood Victims Get Temporary Homes

ATHENS, Pa. More...

OSI Announces New Member Additions

Occupational Services, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Mary-Anne Gordon and Terry Shade officially joined the board at the annual membership meeting held on September 19, 2011.  More...

223 Lbs. Of Marijuana Seized, Pa. Trucker Charged

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say they seized 223 pounds of marijuana that had been hauled in a tractortrailer after an officer became suspicious about the cargo being unloaded into a pickup truck at a shopping center.  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:  Richard B. Martin and Diane Martin to Richard B. More...

DNA Procedures In Pa. Could Soon Change

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Gas Boom Means Little Space For Pa. Flood Victims

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. More...

Friends of Tonoloway Hold Fall Service At Historic Church

The McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Men’s Quartet performs at Friends Of Tonoloway’s annual fall worship service Sunday at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg. More...

FFFF Show To Feature Leo Quilts

The 31st annual quilt show hosted by the Fulton County Quilt Club during the Fall Folk Festival will feature quilts made by beloved charter member, Mildred Leo. Mildred served as the quilt club vice president 1993- 1994 and as president 1995-1996. More...

Sportsmen Turn Out Big For Health Fair

With the start of hunting season upon them, sportsmen turned out at the Medical Center’s annual Healthy Sportsman Health Fair to get their free health screenings. More...

Music And Games Top Apple Butter Festival

The 38th annual Apple Butter Festival fills the park and streets of downtown Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 2011.  More...

Completes Training

Navy Seaman Matthew R. Guyer, son of Tina M. and Victor L. Guyer of Mc- Connellsburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  More...

Liquor Control Officer Arrested For DUI

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they’ve arrested a state police liquor control officer and charged her with driving a state- owned car while drunk.  Police say 39-year- old Tyrribea Flood, of West Mifflin, rear-ended another More...

Pastor, Wife Charged In $6M Mortgage Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The pastor of a suburban Philadelphia church and his wife are charged with orchestrating a $6 million mortgage fraud scheme in which he allegedly victimized his own congregants as straw-buyers.  More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  High School Lunch   Monday, October 10: cheeseburger on a bun, chicken quesadilla flatbread, corn, mixed fruit.  Tuesday, October 11: hot ham and cheese pretzel, chicken caesar salad, green bean casserole, pineapple tid More...

Graduates

Michael F. Bard II was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at Messiah College’s graduation in Grantham, Pa.  He is the son of Michael and Jonie Bard and Christina McCusker. He is the grandson of Rev. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day Holiday

Driver licensing, motor vehicle ser vices available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 8 through Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  More...

Graduates From Training

Andrew Shaw, son of Michael A. Shaw and Via E. More...

Officials Optimistic About Deals On Pa. Refineries

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) – Elected leaders and union officials said Wednesday they are optimistic about finding buyers for three Philadelphia-area refineries that will be closed if they don't sell.  More...

American Cancer Society Serves Fulton County’s Cancer Patients

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, educatio More...

Pa. Boy Hospitalized After Lightning Strike

SHAMOKIN, Pa. More...

Boy’s 1911 Grave Dug Up

BUTLER, Pennsylvania (AP) – The grave of a 12- year-old boy who was hit by a train in 100 years ago has been dug up in a Pennsylvania cemetery.  What police in Butler, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh, can't figure out is More...

W. Pa. Optometrist Gets Prison In Federal Tax Case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania optometrist has sold expensive cars, a Miami condominium and liquidated his savings to pay about $661,000 in interest, penalties and income taxes – including $221,000 in taxes he evaded from 2 More...

Secret Service Probing Fake $10s In Western Pa.

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania have asked the U.S. Secret Service for help after finding several “very good quality” counterfeit $10 bills being passed in area stores.  More...

Group Hopes To Get Civil War-Era Train Rolling

YORK, Pa. More...

Pa. Students’ Test Scores Jump In All Categories

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Students who took the state's standardized tests in the spring delivered improved scores in math, science, writing and reading tests over last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education said Thursday.  More...

Pittsburgh Councilman Accused Of Forging Petitions

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle has been charged with misdemeanor counts of forgery and perjury for nominating petitions he circulated in 2010 for state Rep. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road students of the month for September. More...

Child, 9, Driving Car Critically Hurt In Pa. Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities in Philadelphia say a 9-year-old boy was driving a car that crashed into a tree at the side of a major avenue, and he was critically injured. The crash happened at about 9:30 a.m. More...

Girl Scouts Earn Bronze Award

Junior Girl Scouts in McConnellsburg Troop 1597 recently earned their Bronze Award. This is the highest award a Scout in fourth and fifth grade can earn. More...

Hancock Photo Contest Winners Anounced

The winners of the sixth annual Hancock area photo contest were announced Saturday, October 1 at War Memorial Library, by Sam Judge, of Warfordsburg, contest organizer. More...

FCMC Releases Pink Glove Dance Video

With the help of two Forbes Road seniors, Kelly Keeseman and Leah Summers, FCMC has put together a “Pink Glove Video” to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More...