November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Medical Center Corner Gift Shop Holds Ribbon-Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, November 10, at The Corner Gift Shop at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

WTAJ Anchor Leaving Station For Marketing Job

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A news anchor is leaving WTAJ-TV in Pennsylvania to take a marketing job with a nearby amusement park. Thirty-five-year-old Amy Mearkle says Nov. More...

Court Session Held November 8

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas and the 39th Judicial District presided over a court session held on Tuesday, November 8, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

M.E.S. Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Howsare Named Presidential Scholar

Laura Howsare of Breezewood, a first-year student at Gettysburg College, was awarded a presidential scholarship by the college. More...

No Link Between Long-Missing DA, Sandusky

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Trucking Terminal To Bring 150 To 200 Jobs To Pa.

MILTON, Pa. (AP) – Officials in central Pennsylvania have approved a trucking terminal that they say will bring 150 to 200 jobs to the area. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, November 21: assorted breakfast bars. Tuesday, November 22: french toast sticks w/bacon. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, November 23-25: no school. Elementary Lunch More...

FR Class Of ‘81 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1981 celebrated their 30th class reunion September 17, 2011, at Union Hotel and Restaurant in Everett. More...

Talks On Harrisburg Recovery Plan Deadlocked

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – With a Monday deadline looming, Harrisburg's mayor and City Council were deadlocked Friday over a financial recovery plan for Pennsylvania's struggling state capital. More...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Pa. Dad After Boy

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man who was overcome by carbon dioxide poisoning in his mobile home has died a day after his 14-year-old son. More...

UPMC To Appeal $12.5M In Malpractice Verdicts

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center expects to file an appeal after two Allegheny County juries have awarded $12.5 million in damages to the family of a 24-year-old accountant who died in 2003 after an abscess was misd More...

WCO David L. Grove Scholarship Created

To benefit future wildlife management leaders

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe announced that a scholarship fund has been created in the name of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove to benefit future wildlife management leaders. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Principal’s List Grade one: Kayla Baker, Haley Baughman, Jade Claycomb, Abigail DeShong, Alyssa Fittry, Loreli Fleming, Isaac Kuhn, Porter McMath, Jacob Mumma, Sarah Schepis, Brady Skinner, Carly Souders, Heidi Strait. More...

Penn State Scandal Leaves Uncertainty For Paterno Clan

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The crowd that gathered in front of Joe Paterno’s home parted ways to allow a path for his son, Jay, to enter the modest ranch house. More...

McCbg. FFA Off To A Busy Start

Autumn has already begun and the McConnellsburg FFA is busier than ever. The FFA began planning its many yearly activities and already kicked off the annual FFA fruit sale. More...

PA Office Of Rural Health Joins National Celebration

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), all 50 State Offices of Rural Health ( SORHs) and others throughout the Commonwealth and nationwide in celebrating the first More...

Western Pa. Man Dies When Tree Falls On Him

CLAYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The Washington County coroner says a Claysville man has died after a tree fell on him while he was cutting it. Coroner S. More...

Pa. Woman Dies In Fall From 3-Story Home

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a young mother of two trying to gain access to a central Pennsylvania home plunged to her death over the weekend. More...

Penn St. Assistant Failed Moral Obligation

HARRISBURG, Pa. 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. Charles W. Mellott and Blanche M. Mellott to Charles H. More...

Hills Enjoy Marine Corps Celebration

Lt. Col. More...

Conservation Dist. Director Gives Monthly Update To Commissioners

Scott Alexander applauded for efforts at Conservation District

Seleen Shives, head of the Fulton County Conservation District, sat down with the Fulton County commissioners this week to provide her monthly overview of services offered by the organization. More...

Christmas Mercantile Ribbon-Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday, November 14, for a new Christmas shop in Webster Mills. More...

FCMC Foundation Names Member Of Green Hill Civic Society

Recently, trustees from the Arthur B. More...

FCMC Cardiopulmonary Gym Adding Classes

In just eight short months after Fulton County Medical Center Rehabilitation Services announced they were opening up a community wellness program, they are adding classes. More...

Clugston Receives Scholarship

Fulton County resident Trent Clugston, son of Keith and Delores Clugston, Mc- Connellsburg, has been awarded the McCormack Nursing Scholarship and the Jason Regester Scholarship from the Shepherd University Foundation. More...

Penn State Bond Rating Could Be Downgraded

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A major credit agency warns that Penn State University's bond rating could be downgraded because of risks to its reputation and finances from a child sex abuse scandal. More...

Deadline Looms In Harrisburg Financial Woes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – City leaders in Pennsylvania's cash-strapped capital have until Monday evening to submit a payment plan that could help it avoid a state takeover. Harrisburg's mayor and City Council have until 5 p.m. More...

Back Run School Reunion Held

On Saturday, August 6, Back Run School held its 12th reunion at the senior citizens building in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Alex Serrano, 23, Mc- Connellsburg, and Michelle Anne Cubbage, 26, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Judge Sues Erie Paper Over Debt-collection Stories

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – An Erie district judge is suing the company that publishes the Erie Times-News, its Web server and three reporters for stories about a defunct debt collection service targeted by the state. More...

W. Pa. Man Jailed In Masked Robbery

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) – A man is jailed on charges he robbed a tobacco store in northwestern Pennsylvania while wearing a ghoulish Halloween mask and is being investigated for two similar heists. More...

Mayor: Conditions Deteriorating At Occupy Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Mayor Michael Nutter says deteriorating conditions at the month- old Occupy Philadelphia protest and a lack of cooperation on the part of the demonstrators will mean a greater police presence at the tent city outside City Ha More...

Fulton Co. Master Gardeners Take On FCMC Landscaping Project

The fundraising and subsequent building of a new medical facility was a major accomplishment for the small, mostly rural population of Fulton County, but one that we were justifiably proud of. More...

Senior Citizens Enjoy Trip

McConnellsburg Senior Center enjoyed a trip to Shanksville to see where Flight 93 went down October 4, 2011. The above picture was taken in front of the Coal Miner Cafe. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: pizza casserole, tossed salad, garlic bread, mixed fruit. More...

Bills Aimed At Gamblers Who Leave Kids In Cars

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering increased penalties for parents and guardians who leave children in vehicles while gambling inside casinos around the commonwealth. More...

Veteran Visits MMS Students

Vietnam veteran James Smith poses with some MMS students by their Tribute to Our Troops display. Smith visited sixth graders to share his experiences. More...

Has Pa. Game Officer’s Death Reduced Job’s Risks?

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Adams County Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove was gunned down a year ago, after making a stop for suspected deer poaching. More...

Action Comics – Lost 11 Years – Up For Sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Up, up and away is synonymous with Superman and may have a new meaning for collectors, too, as an ultrarare and pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 goes up for auction online Friday. More...

Defense Opens In Hit-and-run Of Man’s Wife

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The defense is expected to begin in the trial of a western Pennsylvania man charged with homicide for allegedly running down his wife. More...

SF Class Of 1961 Holds Reunion

On Saturday, October 8, Southern Fulton High School Class of 1961 held its 50th class reunion at Faith Center in Warfordsburg. More...