January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

SF Continues To Explore Energy Options

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Southern Fulton School District continued to explore all possible avenues in energy alternatives last week when the school board members heard additional information on a wood pellet biomass boiler for the elementary as well as the additional benefit More...

New Doctor At FCMC Specialty Services

Fulton County Medical Center is pleased to announce Matthew Espenshade, D.O., of Arlington Orthopedics, will start providing services at the Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services Department on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  More...

Camp Cadet Raffle Winners

Janet Helser of Fort Littleton, right, is presented a commemorative Henry rifle from Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. William Baker. More...

Fulton Behavioral Health To Offer “Addictions Alternatives” Program

Fulton Behavioral Health Services P.C. is pleased to announce a new division of services: Addictions Alternatives, specializing in the treatment of opioid dependence. More...

Fresh Water Delivered To Pa. Village With Tainted Wells

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) – A tanker truck has made its first delivery of fresh water to four homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where federal regulators say they found arsenic and chemicals often used in gas drilling in the well water.  More...

Sandusky Calls Paterno’s Death A Sad Day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State assistant coach who faces child sex abuse charges in a case that led to the firing of Joe Paterno, called the death of his former boss a sad loss Sunday.  More...

FR Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll   Grade twelve: Ty Brantner, Joy Ford, Colby Shaffer, Nichole Stoey.  Grade eleven: Hailey Berkstresser, Samantha Clippinger, Corrina Parsons.  Grade ten: Lara Cromer, Tristan Gelvin, Kyle Schoen, Chase Sha More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  January 16  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1210- 1564 lbs., $129.50 to $130; choice 2-3, 1290-1504 lbs., $120.50 to $125; select 1-3, 1186-1488 lbs., $113 to $117.  More...

Penn St. Student Editor Quits After Paterno Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The managing editor of a student-run news organization that covers Penn State resigned hours after the publication tweeted erroneously that former coach Joe Paterno had died.  Paterno's sons had disputed Onward State's More...

Local Girl Wins Top Honors At Farm Show

Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA) student Michala Christy, McConnellsburg, doesn’t have just one pet, she has 35. More...

Ex-Philly Charter School Head Pleads Guilty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The former chief executive of a northwest Philadelphia charter school has pleaded guilty in the theft of more than a half-million dollars and agreed to testify against her co-defendant.  The Philadelphia Inquirer says 5 More...

Local Midwife Donates Lasting Legacy To FCMC

Fulton County has been blessed to have Rosie Klinepeter as its one and only midwife for the past 12 years. Rosie is beloved by all. More...

PSU Trustees Hope To Address Alumni Concerns

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State President Rodney Erickson is trying to address the perception that the university isn’t being as open and honest as it could be in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  More...

Special Olympics PA Athletes Compete In Fulton County

With much excitement in the air, Fulton County athletes took to the court to play in their first-ever bocce ball competition in front of a home crowd of about 150 fans at McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends building. More...

Complex Issues In Disabled Girl Transplant Request

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The parents of a 3-year-old New Jersey girl say she’s being denied a kidney transplant because of her mental disabilities, but experts caution the situation may be much more complex.  More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following local students were named to Lycoming College’s dean’s list for the fall semester:  Stephanie Robinson a senior business administration major, of McConnellsburg.  Marcy McLaughlin, a senior economics major, of Mer More...

Judge Krom Presides Over Jan. 17 Court Session

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, January 17, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

W. Pa. Sixth-grader ‘Guilty’ In Attack On Teacher

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A 13-year-old sixthgrader has been convicted of attacking his math teacher who was flipped over and suffered a concussion while trying to break up a fight between the student and another boy.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, mixed veggies, wheat bread, applesauce, juice.  Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, apple, juice.  Wednesday: grilled chicken, More...

Billboard Titan Lamar Sues Over Pittsburgh Ad Law

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The nation's largest outdoor advertising company is suing Pittsburgh, claiming the city's new billboard ordinance was enacted illegally.  City attorneys say they're still reviewing and can't comment on the suit filed Thur More...

Lawsuit Filed In Fatal Allentown Gas Explosion

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Father And Son Bag First Bears

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Corbett Will Sign Drilling Emergency Response Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Breakfast  Monday, January 30: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice.  Tuesday, January 31: hot oatmeal, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice.  Lunch  More...

Man Sought In Pa. Teen’s Slaying During Gathering

DUQUESNE, Pa. (AP) – Police have been seeking an “armed and dangerous” suspect charged with killing a 16-year-old boy during a family gathering in a Pittsburgharea apartment.  More...

FCCCS School Receives Grant

Fulton County Community Christian School was selected to receive a Highmark Foundation School Challenge grant of $9,328 to install a fitness trail around the perimeter of the playground. More...