November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Three Leaving So. Fulton Board

Dwight Bard, Donald Whiteside and Kenny Wuertenberg recognized at meeting

Three outgoing members of the Southern Fulton School Board were recognized by top administrator Superintendent Kendra Trail last Tuesday evening for their years of service and dedication to the taxpayers and student body. More...

Local Community Café Discusses Supporting Growth Of Children

Robin Higa, standing right, Community Café Collaborative Leadership team member, of Olympia, Wash., speaks on supporting the growth of children in the community at a Community Café held Nov. More...

Cards Of Thanks

FOSTER The family of Lew Foster wishes to thank friends, church friends, Pastor Ken Cornelius and Chris Elliott and Martin Brown Funeral Home. More...

Pittsburgh Woman Gets 6 Years In Bank Failure

PITTSBURGH ( AP)– The former vice president of a tiny Pittsburgh bank that failed in 2007 will spend six years in federal prison for underreporting more than $7 million in delinquent loans that led to the bank’s demise. More...

35 Cats Euthanized After Being Taken From PA Home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP )– Animal welfare officials say they had to put down 35 cats seized from a central Pennsylvania mobile home. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over November 15 Court Session

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Courthouse presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, November 15. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Breakfast Monday and Tuesday, November 28 and 29: no school. Wednesday, November 30: assorted cereal or french toast sticks w/syrup, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Hiker Falls To Death At Delaware Water Gap

BUSHKILL, Pa. (AP)– The National Park Service says a woman fell to her death while hiking on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap. More...

Gutchall Collects Food For Home And Food Bank

Eric Gutchall, son of Mark and Tanya Gutchall of Three Springs, collects food products every month for the Shirleysburg Home and Food Bank. More...

Mercersburg Chorus To Present Holiday Concerts

Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will celebrate its 36th year with holiday concerts December 3 and 4 at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Performance times are 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. More...

2 Runners Die After Collapsing In Philly Marathon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say two who ran in the Philadelphia Marathon collapsed during the race and died of apparent heart attacks. More...

FCCCS Students Visit Rehab Center

Pictured left are Conner Avella, Ezra Swope, Reagan Stolipher, Braiden Stepanik, Clayton Avella, Garrett Bunch, Dylan Palmer and Amorelle Koontz from the Fulton County Community Christian School who More...

Central Pa. Quilt Museum Closing At Year’s End

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a central Pennsylvania quilt and textile museum, which features a famed collection of Amish quilts, will cease regular daily operations at the end of the year and the building will be put up for sale. More...

3 In Pa. Selected As Rhodes Scholars

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Among the Rhodes Scholar selections announced Sunday were a recent western Pennsylvania university graduate hoping to study medical anthropology, a Bryn Mawr student interested in political theory and an Air Force Academy se More...

Protesters Disrupt Redistricting Hearing

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Penn State Faculty Wants Independent Investigation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Faculty members at Penn State on Friday called for an independent investigation of how the university handled allegations of child sexual abuse, and the school indicated that may be forthcoming. More...

Samples Of Albert Einstein’s Brain Come To U.S. Museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A medical museum in Philadelphia has some piecees of Albert Einstein’s brain on display. More...

Democratic Club Donates To Jail Restoration

Members of the Fulton County Democratic Club present a check for $1,000 to the Historical Society’s Committee to Preserve the Fulton County Jail. More...

So. Fulton Overhauls Bus Routes

Uses computer program to help plot out new routes

Bus contractors waited patiently to the rear of Southern Fulton High School’s library last Tuesday evening while board members and administrators reviewed maps outlining the district’s current bus routes against a new proposal that would More...

Susquehanna And Tower Banks To Merge

In separate votes on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, shareholders of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. (Susquehanna) and Tower Bancorp Inc. More...

FR Lions Announce Peace Poster Winners

Forbes Road Lions annual peace poster contest has been completed, and Hayden Mitchell, a sixth-grade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner. More...

Barn Owl Seen In SW Pa. First Time In Decade

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – The PA Game Commission says biologists have spotted a barn owl in southwestern Pennsylvania for the first time in about a decade. More...

U.S. Couple Get Time Served In Son’s Death

YORK, Pennsylvania (AP) – A U.S. couple has been sentenced to time served in the head-injury death of their 7-year- old Russian son. More...

Officials Confiscate ‘Occupy’ Tents

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Public works employees have confiscated the tents of Occupy Harrisburg protesters at a park near the state Capitol. More...

Witness Refuses To Testify In Philly Double Murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors and defense attorneys return Monday to argue whether a witness should be held in contempt for refusing to testify in a double murder inside a trendy Philadelphia apartment building two years ago. More...

Graduates From Training

Andrew Shaw, son of Michael A. and Via E. Shaw, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C., on September 23, 2011. More...

Harvey Wins Awards In Nature Photo Contest

Anne Harvey’s photo “Tufted Titmouse’s Favorite Snack” won third place in Best of Show in the Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project’s 2011 nature photography contest. More...

Farm Women Hold Auction

Fulton County Society of Farm Women held its annual Harvest Auction November 3 at the home of Pam Glenn. More...

W. Pa. Program Offers Cheaper Wind Energy

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh nonprofit says it's offering renewable wind energy at bargain prices. Citizen Power Inc. More...

PSU Alumni Raise Over $430,000 For Abuse Victims

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A new fundraising drive started by Penn State University alumni has collected over $430,000 to help victims of sexual abuse. More...

SWOPE/BREWER In loving memory of Trinity Swope and Jessica Brewer: My dear, sweet Trinity and Jess: The day the Lord called you and Mommy home broke our hearts. It will be a year November 17, 2010. That was the saddest day in our lives. More...

Ex-Penn State Coach’s Charity Might Not Close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The new president of a charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting young boys said Friday the organization is looking at three options for its future and may not close. More...

Teen Activities At The Fulton Co. Library

Teens and young adults gathered for a Thanksgiving celebration on Friday, November 18, at Fulton County Library. Earlier in the month they volunteered at the McConnellsburg Food Basket. 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: Cindy J. Peck, Tamara S. Peck and Tyla B. Peck to Cindy J. More...