October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Conduct Routine Business Meeting

The Fulton County commissioners convened as members of both the Board of Assessment and Tax Appeal and Salary Board as part of Tuesday morning’s routine business. More...

Library Holds Health Fair

About 35 people attended Fulton County Library’s health fair on Saturday and participated in informative sessions. More...

Newly Created Pa. Drug, Alcohol Agency On Hold

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new state agency for drug and alcohol issues has been put on hold by the Corbett administration because of unexpectedly high costs to set it up and a need for further studies. More...

Engagement

Susan E. Foster of New York, N.Y., announces the engagement of her daughter, Erin E. Brizius, to Joseph F. Griffith, son of Beth and Kim Griffith of Washington, D.C. Erin’s father was the late Jack A. Brizius Jr. More...

Celebrates 98th Birthday

Iva Seiders of Fulton County Medical Center, Overly- Raker Meadows wing, marked her 98th birthday on October 22, 2011. She celebrated her day on October 16. Iva is the wife of John Seiders. More...

Remains Of Airman Killed In Vietnam War Return

EMPORIUM, Pa. (AP) – The remains of a central Pennsylvania airman shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War in 1969 are being returned to his hometown after they passed through Pittsburgh International Airport. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, orange. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, rolls, fresh fruit. More...

Pa. Agency Says Kings Gap Park To Be Expanded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state officials say a state park outside Carlisle will be growing by nearly 1,100 acres. More...

FR Class Of 1966 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road High School Class of 1966 held its 45th reunion Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Hustontown Firehall with 21 classmates and 14 guests present. More...

Arlen Specter: Republican Party No Longer Moderate

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) – Former U. S. Sen. Arlen Specter blames the tea party for removing moderates from the Republican Party and said political gridlock in Washington has become “like a war.” More...

Western Pa. Man Convicted Of Killing Witness

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of firstdegree murder in a retrial in the shooting death of a witness in another homicide trial. More...

Capital Nixes Holiday Parade

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Santa Claus won’t be making his annual early visit to Pennsylvania's capital city. Officials in Harrisburg have canceled the city’s annual holiday parade because organizers haven’t raised enough money. More...

State Says No To Shorter School Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Schools had barely opened in September when severe weather closed them for several days, leaving school officials to wonder what they will do when the snows come. More...

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Helen Imler family: great-great-grandma Helen Imler, greatgrandfather Ken Hall, grandmother Angie Black, mother Katrina Mickey and baby Jacob Mickey. More...

Saltillo Class Of 1957 Holds Reunion

Saltillo High School Class of 1957 held its 54th reunion at Hoss Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon recently. Everyone who attended had a very enjoyable afternoon. More...

Receives Letter Of Citation

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek J. More...

Pheasant Hunt Raises $3,000 For NRA-ILA

Mason-Dixon Chapter of Safari Club International recently held a pheasant hunt September 24 at Creek Side Farm in Needmore. The hunt and lunch were enjoyed by more than 40 hunters and guests. More...

Seniors Enjoy Wii Bowling Banquet

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated their eighth Wii bowling banquet at a breakfast held October 10 at Road Kill Cafe. More...

PSU President Sounds Hopeful About Funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Penn State president Graham Spanier says early indications from Harrisburg make him optimistic the school won’t see a repeat of the funding cuts the university sustained in the current state budget. More...

Pennsylvania Losing Solar Jobs With End Of Subsidy

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Supporters of solar energy believe Pennsylvania is on the verge of losing businesses and jobs, as a popular subsidy program winds down. More...

Even Trout Get A Pa. Sales Tax Exemption

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In Pennsylvania, even trout get a tax break. More...

Clearing The Record

Due to a reporter’s error, the photo caption for the Palmer Realty ribbon-cutting for its new location misidentified one of the participants and also contained a misspelling. More...

Northern Lights Seen Here Oct. 24

Local residents reported seeing a rare display of the northern lights over the skies of Mc- Connellsburg Monday evening at about 9:30 p.m. More...

Fulton County Residents Invited To Take Part In ACS Relay For Life

As Hercules said, “We dance, we kiss, we schmooze, we carry on, we go home happy. What do you say? Come on.” Join in to kick off the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fulton County. More...

Pa.Voter ID Bill Poised For Changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Graduates

Jessie N. Whiteside, Warfordsburg, has completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2011. Whiteside received a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography/environmental geographer. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARCLAY I would like to thank “everyone” for all the heartfelt, beautiful, caring thoughts, prayers and deeds extended to me and my family on the loss of my son, Matthew, October 7, 2011. More...

Birth Announced

Joey and Katrina Mickey are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Edward Mickey, born September 23, 2011, at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Oct. 18 Court

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas and the 39th Judicial District presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 18. More...

Second-Half Stampede Topples Cowboys

Saturday, October 22: Fulton County’s Cowboys entered Saturday’s matchup with the Woodcock Colts as the number-two seed in the HCPWFL varsity division. More...

Notable Portrait Of Freed Slave Sold In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An early portrait of a freed slave has been sold to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 1819 painting by Charles Willson Peale was sold by the Philadelphia History Museum. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, October 31: turkey club sandwich, chicken quesadilla flatbread, curly fries, peach slices. Tuesday, November 1: bacon cheeseburger, hot dog bar, baked beans, fresh honeydew melon. More...

2011 International And Military Mailing Dates Announced

The Postal Service has announced the suggested holiday mailing dates for international and military mailing. More...

Scouts Tour Antietam Battlefield

Cub Scout Pack 43 and Girl Scout Troop 1597 toured Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Md., Sunday, October 23. More...

Pa. Casinos Up Hiring Of Asian Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Tow-truck Driver Charged In Woman's Death

WILKES- BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A tow truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after prosecutors say he struck and killed a stranded motorist he was sent to help. More...

Philadelphia Case Shows The Vulnerability Of Disabled Adults

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Advocates say the recent Philadelphia case involving four disabled adults found locked in a basement shows how vulnerable that population can be. More...

Graduates

Jebediah B. Williams, son of Roger Williams and Carol Barnhardt, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C., on October 21, 2011. More...

Is Modern Technology Hurting Your Eyes?

A world full of personal computers, hand-held video games, smartphones and ereaders is increasing the risk of eye-related problems in many Americans. More...

PennDOT, State Police Team To Make Roads Safer For Halloween

Underage drivers reminded of stiff penalties for impaired driving

Impaired drivers, especially those under the legal drinking age, had better beware this Halloween, as Penn- DOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are teaming to increase law-enforcement patrols throughout the week. More...

Man, Once Comatose, Calls Recovery A Miracle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The man whose recovery from a catastrophic brain injury led the Vatican to canonize an Italian priest says his case can be described as nothing short of miraculous. More...

Shackled Rape Defendant Attacks Woman In Court

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Allegheny County sheriff’s deputies were preparing additional charges after a shackled child rape defendant allegedly attacked a woman in the gallery of a courtroom. More...

Open Mic Night Held

Silver Creek band and the Country Cousins band (not shown) played at a recent Warfordsburg Mic Night. 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: David R. Newman and S. Heidi Newman to Bryan J. More...