December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Address Routine Business Tuesday

The Fulton County commissioners attended to a full schedule Tuesday morning, meeting with various department heads and making several decisions dealing with handling case loads in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Liquor Privatization: What About Beer?

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State lawmakers have been talking a lot in recent months about getting the state out of the wine and liquor business. More...

SHC To Hold Christmas Concert

Southern Huntingdon Community Choir (SHCC) cordially invites all to attend its 35th annual Christmas concert, “Heaven Rejoices,” on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m., in the sanctuary of Orbisonia United Methodist Church. More...

Hunters Rescued After Boat Capsizes

WYOMING, Pa. (AP) – Two northeastern Pennsylvania hunters are safe after rescuers plucked them from an island in the Susquehanna River after their boat tipped over. More...

Court Session Held December 6

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 6. More...

Center For Community Action Holds Board Meeting

The board of directors for The Center for Community Action announced at its December 2, 2011, board meeting that it will be making changes to its board to include more representation from the business community. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: breaded fish, cheese O’Brien potatoes, baked beans, bun, mandarin orange jello. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Monday, December 19: assorted breakfast bars or cereal with roll, fruit juice, milk. Tuesday, December 20: french toast sticks w/bacon or cereal with roll, fruit juice, milk . More...

Graduates From Training

Robert Lacy III, son of Robert Lacy Jr. and Joan Lacy, recently graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. More...

In Memory

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Pa. Use-tax Appeal Aimed At Internet Buyers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For Pennsylvanians who are fretting over not paying enough in state taxes, the Revenue Department aims to make life a little easier. More...

Hunter Found Dead In N.W. Pa. Was Retired Sergeant

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have identified a hunter found dead in northwestern Pennsylvania as a retired police sergeant from a nearby community. More...

Panel To Vote On Final Pa. Redistricting Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The panel in charge of redrawing Pennsylvania's legislative districts is poised to vote on a final plan. More...

Professional Artists Invited To Apply

stARTSomething will accept applications for new teaching artists for 2011-12. Professional artists will be eligible to work with classroom teachers as artists in residence to use their art form to help teach core curriculum. More...

Range Reports Doubling Of Marcellus Gas Production

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Range Resources Corp. says that natural gas production from its Marcellus Shale wells has reached the equivalent of 400 million cubic feet per day. More...

Accuser Raises Questions About Sandusky’s Wife

By Marc Levy and Genaro C. Armas STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Penna. Liquor Board Pulls Ad

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape has been pulled by Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board. More...

Bill Opening Vital Statistics Info Goes To Governor

Robbins measure would provide access to birth, death records

Legislation that would make it easier for the public to research birth and death records maintained by the commonwealth, after a suitable waiting period, is headed to the governor for enactment into law, according to Sen. More...

Food Basket Receives Donation

Representatives of Continental Commandery No. More...

Funerals Set For 4 Of 5 Teens Killed In Pa. Crash

NEW OXFORD, Pa. (AP) – Four of the five central Pennsylvania teens killed in a car crash not far from their school are set to be laid to rest. More...

Donated Toys Misreported As Stolen

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A Toys for Tots official says a police report about donated Christmas toys being stolen from a central Pennsylvania business was wrong. More...

Man Fakes Mom's Obit To Get Time Off

BROOKVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Authorities say a U.S. man published a fake obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Bradley Eugene Houck, 47, Orbisonia, and Susan Lynn DeShong, 40, Orbisonia. More...

Hileman Returns To Port

Navy Fireman Lindsay J. Hileman, a 2003 graduate of Southern Huntington County High School, alongside approximately 5, 500 sailors, attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va. homeport. More...

Young Musicians Invited To Compete At Farm Show Contest

Deadline to enter is Dec. 22

Pennsylvania’s young musicians are invited to show off their talents Sunday, Jan. 8, during the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Battle Of Hancock Sesquicentennial Commemoration Plans Set

Hancock will commemorate its role in the Civil War through a series of events to be held January 5-8, 2012. More...

$7.5M Bail Set For Fugitive Pa. Caretaker

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia caregiver who allegedly fled the country after defrauding a disabled man out of his home is being held on $7.5 million bail. 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: Dwayne D. Northcraft and Betsy A. Northcraft to Tia L. More...

Pa. Ad Executive Sends Holiday Cards From Grave

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The holiday cards from ad man Bob McCully were truly a special delivery – from beyond the grave. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE December 2 Feeder steers: medium and large 1, 300-400 lbs., $147.50 to $162; 400-500 lbs., $145 to $159; 500-600 lbs., $130 to $152; 600-700 lbs., $120 to $142; 700-800 lbs., $108.50 to $124. More...

Berkeley County Board Of Education Honors Former County Resident

On December 5, 2011, Dr. Bill Queen, president of the Berkeley County Board of Education presented Alison Reed with the ACE (A Caring Educator) Award. This prestigious award is awarded yearly to one educator in the Berkeley County school system. More...