November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road To Host Music Festival

High school band festival set for November 18

In his second year as director of the Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School band, Ryan Wade has seen tremendous improvement and growth from his student musicians. More...

Nonprofit Plans Philadelphia Holocaust Center

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A nonprofit is planning to build a Holocaust education center in downtown Philadelphia. More...

FR Honor Roll

All A’s Honor Roll Grade seven: Matthew Brown, McKenzie Gelvin, MacKenzie Harrison, Kristina Parsons, Amber Stoey, Dylan Varney. Grade eight: Arica Carbaugh, Brittany Truax. Grade nine: Logan Kennedy, Haley Lashinsky, Breanna Worthing. More...

Enlists In Navy

Civilian Brandon L. Wertz, son of Paula M. and Terry L. Wertz of Warfordsburg, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the delayed entry program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh. More...

Ex-owner Of Pa. Youth Lockups Gets 18 Months

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Court Session Held November 1

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, November 1, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Ex-Philly Zoo Elephant Reunited With Former Mate

FAIRHOPE, Pa. (AP) – A female elephant was moved from the Philadelphia Zoo more than two years ago has been reunited with her former mate at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio. More...

SF Honor Roll

First Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Tavita Ah Loe, Elizabeth Flaherty, Lydia Hiller, Lindsey Hollenshead, Tessa McAllister, Grace Mosemann, Dayton Pelton, Nathan Smith, Gabriel Stotler. Grade five: Joshua Beale, Connor Elbin. More...

Enlists In Navy

Civilian Michael K. Rohm, son of Wendy B. Powell of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Harrison C. Rohm, of Warfordsburg, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh. More...

MES/MMS To Present Bah Humbug!

Forty-nine students in grades fourth through seventh will bring Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” to life on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, at 2: 30 p. More...

Worker Stole From Pa. Woman With Palsy

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a homecare worker with stealing $300 from a western Pennsylvania woman with cerebral palsy. More...

Elaborate Prescription Forgery Ring Busted

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office says it's broken up a sophisticated drug ring that relied on forgery to obtain painkillers in a ninecounty scam. More...

Graduates From Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Preston O. Slates graduated October 21, 2011, from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. More...

Mentzer Family History Published

Author writes fifth historical record

A history devotee, John Mentzer first got interested in genealogy back in the 1970s when he was asked for descendant information to include in a family history that was being written about his paternal great-grandmother. More...

Big Band Sound Will Present Christmas Concert

The Big Band Sound will present “The Swingin’ Sounds of Christmas” at Orbisonia United Methodist Church on Saturday evening, November 26, at 8 p.m. 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: Marilyn J. Yaukey to Charles R. More...

Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk Held October 15

Twenty-nine runners as well as walkers braved the wind on Saturday, October 15, 2011, to participate in the sixth annual Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk held in Needmore during the Fall Folk Festival. The results are as follows: More...

Commissioners Tend To Routine Business Matters

Authorizes change orders for renovation project

The Fulton County commissioners dealt with various business pertaining to the ongoing renovation of county buildings last Tuesday and followed up on their discussion with the approval of several change orders. More...

McConnellsburg Borough Council

Boro Discusses Alleys, Requests

Commemorative coins now available at boro office At their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday evening, McConnellsburg Borough Council members heard a complaint from a Myers Avenue citizen regarding the opening of an alley and learned that their p More...

Shorter Daylight, More Active Deer Reasons For Extra Caution On Road

As the end of Daylight Saving Time brings an earlier nightfall, PennDOT is cautioning motorists that most crashes involving deer happen at this time of year. More...

Man Picked Fight With Grandma’s Dog

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been cited for animal cruelty and other crimes because police say he tried to pick a fight with his grandmother's 15-year-old dog. More...

Cooking Tips For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means you may be preparing food for more than your usual crowd. You’re going to want your main dishes to impress your guests, and your desserts and sides to wow your hosts. More...

Police Release Crime, Patrol Activity Report

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks recently released a report detailing both criminal and patrol activities occurring in county during the month of October. More...

Man Charged With Taking, Selling Grave Markers

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is facing charges he stole more than a dozen bronze markers from the graves of veterans and sold them to a scrap yard. More...

Pa. Man Who Claimed Service Resentenced To Prison

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania man has been resentenced on theft and forgery charges after a judge learned he lied about being a Marine who served in Iraq. More...

Firefighters Battle Massive Hay Blaze

PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) – Firefighters in central Pennsylvania battled to contain a massive barn fire that ignited 3,000 tons of hay. More...

Enlists In Navy

Civilian Jonah D. Ensor, son of Denise M. Grabowski of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Ellvis A. Ensor, of Warfordsburg, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the delayed entry program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Breakfast Monday, November 14: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, November 15: assorted cereal or scrambled eggs, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Costumed Brawl At Pa. Drive-thru Leads To Charges

WEST VIEW, Pa. (AP) – A brawl involving costumed combatants at the drive-thru of a western Pennsylvania fast food restaurant has led to charges against one person and more could be coming . More...

Funeral Set For Pa. Teen Police Say Was Texting

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – A funeral is set for a western Pennsylvania girl who police say crashed into a tree while text-messaging hours after the state Senate approved a ban on the practice. More...

Knepper Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Senior Magisterial District Judge Brenda M. Knepper was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BLACK I would like to thank the McConnellsburg Fire Co. crew on the scene, Cowans Gap ranger Ryan Thrush, Brandon and Alex (a couple camping across from us) and the staff at Fulton County Medical Center emergency room for all they’ve done. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET October 31 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1320- 1554 lbs., $122.50 to $125; choice 2-3, 1256-1534 lbs., $117 to $122.50; full/y.g. 4-5, 1378-1532 lbs., $110 to $116; select 1-3, 1104-1450 lbs., $111.50 to $116.50. More...

Applications Begin For Presque Isle Deer Hunt

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Applications are being taken for 85 hunters in the annual deer hunt at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. The hunt is scheduled for Dec. 7 through 9. More...

Civil Air Patrol Gets New Leader In Pennsylvania

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. (AP) – The Civil Air Patrol has named a new wing commander who will lead its nearly 2,300 volunteer members in Pennsylvania. Lt. Col. More...

Youth Enjoy Pheasant Hunt

Mason-Dixon Chapter of Safari Club International held its sixth annual youth pheasant hunt on Saturday, October 22, at Creek Side Farm in Needmore. More...

Women Charged In Kidnapping Of Pennsylvanian Teen For Ransom

READING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have arrested two women who they say kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and later released her unharmed after receiving $1,000 in ransom. More...