October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Personnel, Finance Top FR Agenda

Silent auction planned for October 22

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors made personnel and financial decisions at itsr regular meeting held last Monday evening. More...

Chas Howells Fundraiser Set For Next Saturday

Toddler suffering from pulmonary vein stenosis

Since first making the “News” last month, soon-to-be 15- month-old Chad Howells is fighting the good fight. More...

Birth Announced

Chris Barnett and Caitlin Black announce the birth of a son, Carson Lee Barnett, September 27, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was delivered by Dr. Rosado and weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Local Author Writes Illustrated Christian Children’s Book

Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.christianpublish.com) has released “What Does god Look Like?” by Linda Fraker, whose illustrated poetry reveals God in the innocent faces of little children and loving parents and grandparents. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Rodney Ross Smith, 40, Mercersburg, and Darla Lynn Bishop, 39, Mercersburg. More...

FCMC Giving Away Free Mammogram Screenings

Fulton County Medical Center is hosting the final women’s health fair in its “New Year, New You” campaign on Tuesday, October 18. This final fair for the year will be focusing on breast cancer awareness. More...

Riverboat Resumes Operations In Pa. After Flooding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Dinner cruises are back on again on the Susquehanna River after flooding forced a riverboat out of service. The Pride of Susquehanna Riverboat is resuming operations Friday. More...

The Potting Shed

The Right Tool for the Right Job

Fall clean up in the garden becomes easier with the proper tools. Since gardening is America’s number one hobby, it is not surprising how many tools and gadgets are out there for the gardener. The right fit More...

Snow Leopard Cubs Set For Minor Eye Surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A pair of four-month- old snow leopard cubs in Philadelphia will undergo minor surgery to correct eyelid abnormalities that could cause discomfort. More...

Pecks To Have Tractors On Display

In celebration of Fulton County’s Fall Folk Festival, Gary and Nancy Peck of 4117 Breezy Point Rd., McConnellsburg, will open their property up to the public for their sixth annual John Deere display of 2-cylinder diesel and gas series tractors More...

In Memory

MELLOTT In loving memory of Frank Mellott on his birthday October 12, 1944 - March 29, 2007: Remembering you is easy We do it every day But there’s an ache Within our hearts That never goes away. Deeply loved and sadly missed by Your family More...

Owners Baffled By Theft Of 50-foot-long Pa. Bridge

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A 50-foot-long bridge in western Pennsylvania has been stolen, and its owners say they're baffled by the crime and have no idea who took it. More...

7 Arrested After Paintball Spree In Central Pa.

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Seven people have been arrested in connection with a paintball shooting spree in central Pennsylvania. More...

Teachers Say Discipline Code Gives Kids Upper Hand

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – (hash)%(hash) you! It’s a retort some students have directed at teachers in the Allentown School District’s two high schools. More...

New Life For Old Stereos

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The sagging economy has made Mike Petraglia a big name in music in recent years. He opened a video store 31 years ago in Bloomfield, then hired his first technician when customers asked about TV repairs. More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Expert To Seek Gator In Reservoir

SLICKVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The reptile curator from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium says he's going to rescue an alligator living in a western Pennsylvania reservoir. More...

Ephrata Dealer Big In Cattle Exporting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Ephrata is associated with many things – the Mountain Springs Hotel, the Ephrata Cloister, Doneckers. Record cattle deals? Not so much. More...

Wildlife Trapping: Strong Feelings For And Against

COOLBAUGH, Pa. (AP) – Barry Warner has loved wildlife since boyhood, and lived out his dream of becoming a conservation officer. More...

Some Small Pennsylvania Towns Fret Over Flooding’s Effects

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Tami Brown could only watch helplessly from her minivan parked on higher ground about 100 yards from home as she watched water from the Loyalsock Creek lap into her driveway. 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: Charlotte Krout to Jeremy D. Lake in Ayr Township, tax exempt. More...

Historical Society’s Annual House Tour

The emphasis for the 2011 House Tour sponsored by the Fulton County Historical Society during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival weekend this year is focused on architecture and history rather than decorative furnished homes. The tour is open from 1 p.m. More...

Council Grants Street Paving Extension

Trick-or-treat set for 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27

At their regular meeting last Wednesday evening, McConnellsburg Borough Council members granted an extension on a paving contract and discussed another road that may have to be removed from their liquid fuel reimbursement list. More...

Long-Rifle Program Thurs. At Courthouse

The Fulton County Historical Society will hold a “show-andtell” program on local Pennsylvania long rifles made in Fulton County and surrounding areas on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 7 p.m. More...

Celebrates First

Kiptyn Chadd Stepanik celebrated his first birthday August 31, 2011. He is the son of Chad and Crystal Stepanik of Big Cove Tannery. He has a wonderful big brother, Zane, who adores him. More...

Court Session Held Oct. 4

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, October 4, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Runaway Amish Buggy Crashes Into Parked Car

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania say a runaway Amish buggy crashed into a parked car after the horse's harness broke. No one was seriously hurt in the accident, which happened around 9: 30 a. m. Thursday in Aaronsburg. More...

Calling All Photographers!

Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project (TWEP) is sponsoring its annual nature photography contest again for 2011. More...

PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Be Alert To Fall Driving Hazards

PennDOT reminds motorists to drive with extra caution this fall and be on the lookout for seasonal travel hazards such as wet leaves, frosty mornings and increased sun glare. More...

Sinclair Cattle Co. Ranked First In Angus Registrations

Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Pennsylvania, having recorded 933 head of Angus with the American Angus Association ® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. More...

JLG Announces New Global Vice President Of Marketing

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has announced that Brad Nelson has joined the executive team as global vice president of marketing. More...

Residents: Prepare For Cooler Weather

October is Fire Prevention Month

With chilly autumn weather already upon us, residents are not only reminded to begin making preparations for the use of residential heaters ranging from furnaces and wood stoves to electric space heaters but to take that extra lifesaving step and cha More...

Company Plans To Expand Pa. Gas Pipeline

PITTSBURGH (AP) – El Paso Corporation says it wants to expand a natural gas pipeline system in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region. More...

Resolution of Respect

MALOT WHEREAS, it has been resolved by the members of the United Methodist Women of the Fairview United Methodist Church, that Resolution of Respect be written to the memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Malot, who passed away on September 25, 201 More...

Court Widens Release Of PA Senate Legal Bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled the state Senate should not have redacted the names of clients from legal bills it releases to the public. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HOWELLS We would like to take this opportunity to thank our may friends, family, neighbors and all others who have geneorusly donated and continue to donate to the benefit of our grandson, Chas. More...

Celebrates First

Karson Andrew Sweger turned 1 year old on October 6, 2011. He is the son of Jeff and Brittney Sweger of Clearville and the brother of Bryleigh, who will be 3 in November. More...

Police: Pa. Woman Faked Baby’s Illness For Cash

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman has turned herself in to face charges she fraudulently obtained thousands in donations by faking a leukemia diagnoses for her baby. More...

Lawmakers Move To Address Student Concussions

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Case Spotlights Lawyers’ Role In Pennsylvania Death Penalty

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Group Plans Occupy Wall Street Event In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania group says it's planning a protest for later this month in Pittsburgh modeled on the Occupy Wall Street events that have made headlines in New York and several other large cities. More...