February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Md. Court Upholds $151,000 Award In Dog Shooting

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) – Maryland's second highest court has upheld most of a $151,000 jury award against a man sued by his neighbors for shooting two of their pet dogs. More...

Future Cloudy for Falls Favorite Maid Of The Mist

– NIAGARA FALLS, New York (AP) – Deliberations in Canada over the future of the Maid of the Mist sightseeing boats at Niagara Falls are being closely watched in the United States, where elected and tourism officials want to avoid disrupti More...

No Industry Backing for Word “Fracking”

NEW YORK (AP) – A different kind of F-word is stirring a linguistic and political debate as controversial as what it defines. More...

PSU Dean’s List

The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State for the fall 2011 term: Jennifer Buterbaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, Mont Alto. Erin Chafardon, Mc- Connellsburg, Altoona. Amy Chilcote, Three Springs, Mont Alto. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, February 6: assorted cereal or egg, ham and cheese bagel, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice. Tuesday, February 7: assorted cereal or breakfast pizza, cinnamon toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

W. Pa. Man Arrested For Sledgehammer Attack

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with attempted homicide and aggravated assault after he allegedly hit a woman in the head with a sledgehammer. Paul C. More...

Robbers Take $21,500 From Philly Bus Ternimal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say armed robbers got away with about $21,500 in an early morning holdup of the Greyhound bus terminal in Philadelphia. More...

Local Man Not Guilty In Gift Certificate Case

Judge hands down decision following bench trial

In spite of a motion by the defense midway through Friday’s bench trial to dismiss charges, Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Angela R. More...

Man Charged With Stealing Railroad Tracks

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Police say a western Pennsylvania man attempted to steal several hundred feet of railroad track to sell as scrap metal. More...

W. Pa. Man Arrested For Sledgehammer Attack

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with attempted homicide and aggravated assault after he allegedly hit a woman in the head with a sledgehammer. 47- year- old Paul C. More...

Franklin Financial Announces First Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 27 cents per share regular quarterly dividend for the first quarter of 2012. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Forbes Road students of the month for January are pictured above. More...

FCCCS Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2011-2012 school year is as follows: Honor Roll (A’s & B’s) Second: Quaid Brady Third: Amorelle Koontz Fourth: Clayton Avella, Garrett Bunch Sixth More...

Ruling Adds Uncertainty To Pa. Primary Races

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers, potential candidates and political strategists find themselves needing to adapt after a bombshell decision by the state Supreme Court that threw out the new map of legislative districts. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HANN The family of John H. Hann wish to say thank you for prayers, food, cards, flowers, visits and phone calls. Thank you to the ambulance crew and Fulton County Medical Center emergency room. Thank you to Revs. More...

Raw Milk Farm Suspends Production After Illnesses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Health officials say six people in Pennsylvania and Maryland who consumed raw milk from the same farm have been stricken with illnesses that suggest the product may contain harmful bacteria. More...

Pa.: Hospital Error Caused Patient Overdoses

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Nurses at an Allentownarea hospital improperly programmed pumps that dispense pain medication, leading three patients to suffer overdoses in 2010 and 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Health Department. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, tomato soup, wheat bread, orange, cookie. Tuesday: chicken leg, parslied potatoes, zucchini, wheat bread, pudding. More...

SF Kicks Off Bullying Program

January 24, 2012, was the Student Kickoff for Olweus Bullying. The Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Hancock Rotary Club, put on a skit about no bullying for the student body. More...

Defense Opens Its Case In Pa. Corruption Trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A lawyer hired to represent Pennsylvania House Democrats in the early stages of a state corruption probe says long-time floor leader Bill DeWeese took decisive steps to root out illegal activity and enforce ethics rules. More...

As Pennsylvania Elk Population Increases, So Do Complaints

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Please don't feed the elk. That message doesn't come from a Rocky Mountain state, but from Pennsylvania, where elk have come roaring back from near extinction. More...

Mass. Man Dies After Contracting Rabies From Bat

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) – A Cape Cod man who contracted rabies from a bat's bite late last year has died of the illness, the first confirmed case of human rabies in Massachusetts since 1935, according to public records and officials. More...

Senator Wants Review Of VA Cemeteries In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sen. More...

Snow Shoveling 101: Advice And Gear

Although much of the country has been relatively flake-free this winter, snow removal woes are just one storm away. So here are some strategies, and the latest tools. More...

Look Of Old Hollywood Glamour Is A Modern Favorite

In the Hollywood landscape of new, new, new, what really stands out is that today’s starlets still emulate the looks of classic screen beauties, including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, who ruled the red carpet in the 1950s More...

Ex-fireman’s Suit Over Suicide Heads To Trial

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A wrongful termination suit brought by a former northwestern Pennsylvania firefighter who tried to kill herself in a fire is set to go to trial. More...

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Recovering At State University

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Lex, the former bomb-sniffing dog of the late Marine Cpl. Dustin Lee of Stonewall, is undergoing rehabilitation at Mississippi State University. Dr. More...

Electronics Recycling To Get Under Way

The Fulton County commissioners have announced the start of an ongoing electronics collection program in the county that will target unwanted and unused items ranging from computers and televisions to telephones. More...

Westminster Introduces Six New Breeds To Competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Six dogs will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. If they have visions of winning, though, history is against them. More...

Celebrates Third

Ean Mathew Ritchey celebrated his third birthday January 15, 2012. He was surprised with a Mickey Mousethemed party. His cake was baked and decorated by Grandma Waite. More...

PSU Graduates

The following area students are recent graduates of Penn State Univeristy: Lauren Deshong, Mc- Connellsburg, animal sciences major at University Park. Stephen Fincham, Warfordsburg, kinesiology major at University Park. More...

Deer Crashes Into School, Knocks Over Student

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania boy got an up-close lesson in wildlife biology from a four-legged visitor without a hall pass. More...

Coroner Called To Pa. Scene Of Small Plane Crash

YORK, Pa. ( AP) – A south-central Pennsylvania coroner says a Maryland man has been killed in a small plane crash. York County Coroner Barry Bloss said the man was the only person killed in the 12:42 p.m. More...

Transit Bus Loses Wheels On I-376 Near Pittsburgh

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) – The wheels on this bus went round and round – just not in the manner anticipated. More...

Carjack Hoax Mom Gets 8 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The in-vitro treatments. The suburban house. The frequent trips and dinners out. More...

Rust Threatens WW II Sub Docked In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A World War II submarine that is a popular tourist attraction in Pittsburgh has rusted below the water level, and may need costly repairs. More...

Penn State Water-Well Expert Testifies Before State House Committee

A Penn State Extension water specialist told a House committee Monday that research has shown that about 40 percent of all water wells in the state fail to meet at least one safe-drinking-water standard. More...

Named Runner-up In Essay Contest

McKenzie Gelvin, daughter of Jeff and Stacey Gelvin of Hustontown, was named a runner-up winner of the Patriots Pens essay contest, She is pictured above receiving the award from Patricia Decker, VFW District 17 president More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following area students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Ashton Cook, Hancock; Tiffany Bunch, McConnellsburg; Tyler Scott, Robertsdale; Ashley Diehl and Emily Garland, both of Warfordsbu More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

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

Fulton Post Donates To Special Olympics

McConnellsburg Fulton Post presented a $ 1,500 check to Mc- Connellsburg Alumni & Friends Association on Friday, December 23, during its youth indoor soccer program so Special Olympics has a room for meetings and storage. More...

Last-Ever Children’s Story Hour Held At Needmore Tower Office

Children and parents attending the Fulton County Library Southern Fulton Story Hour visited with Tower Bank Needmore Office employees during the laststory hour to be held at the bank. More...

Republicans Endorse Welch To Challenge Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

NY Agency Proposes Expanded Bobcat Season

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment on its five-year plan that would expand hunting and trapping seasons for bobcats. More...

Barking Dog Alerts Family To NH House Fire

BELMONT, N.H. (AP) – Fire officials say a family's barking dog woke them up and helped save them from a fire that damaged their New Hampshire home. Firefighters were called to the home in Belmont about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. More...

Ex-NE Pa. County Officials In Court For Sentencing

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Two former county commissioners from northeastern Pennsylvania will soon learn how long they'll spend in prison for their convictions on public corruption charges. More...

Williamson Ruritan Names 2012 Officers

Williamson Ruritan Club (WRC) starts 2012 by looking back at the 2011 year. Members were honored with their contributions to the community. President Barron Keefer presented Sandy Baer with the prestigious Ruritan of the Year Award. More...

W. Pa. Councilman Charged With 1979 Killing

BRIDGEWATER, Pa. (AP) – A borough councilman in western Pennsylvania is facing murder charges in the strangulation death of a woman in 1979. Sixty-five-year-old Gregory Scott Hopkins is a councilman in Bridgewater, Beaver County. More...

Calif. Chihuahua Dies After Being Hit By Golf Club

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a 6-pound Chihuahua named Lily has died after getting loose from her Riverside County home and being hit with a golf club by a neighbor. 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: Carol Smith and Tina Shifflet to Tina A. More...