February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Keebaugh Sentenced To 6-Yr. Prison Term

Additional case involving assault of two juvenile girls withdrawn as part of agreement

A Brush Creek Township man will be required to undergo lifetime registration through Megan’s Law and be designated a sexually violent predator as part of a state prison sentence handed down for the assault of a young girl more than 11 years ago More...

Local & State

Tower Bell Again Chiming Hour

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The other famous bell on Independence Square is once again chiming the hours in the historic section of Philadelphia. More...

LaRouche PAC Member Talks With Commissioners

After handing out information and speaking with local residents outside the McConnellsburg Post Office Tuesday morning, a representative of the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee sat down with the county commissioners to discuss his group&rsq More...

Hunter Deplores Accidental Shooting Of Norton Woman

When Sportsmen’s Alliance President David Schutz heard about the accidental shooting of a Norton woman by a hunter last December, he wrote police and Gov. Deval Patrick calling for action to revoke the man’s license. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 20, 1992

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30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 25, 1982

’82 Just when everyone was thinking the worst of one of the hardest winters on record was over, another heavy snow fell Wednesday with more on Friday, leaving an accumulation of about nine inches throughout the county, delaying school openings More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 9, 1972

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Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka, February 24; Teresa Knepper, February 24; Adam Gress, February 24; Cole Seville and Kevin Bookheimer, February 24; Sharon Martin, February 11; Dorothy Mellott, March 1; Floyd Peck, February 27 More...

Maddensville

Please note correction to pesticide meeting dates: Pesticide update meetings will be held on March 21 at Forbes Road High School and March 22 at Southern Fulton High School from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Hustontown

February, but it surely is great weather, although winter may still have something in store. Anyway we enjoy this weather. Our prayers go out to Betty Shotts for a speedy recovery after having surgery. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Southern Fulton 46 Bellwood-Antis 43 More...

District 5 Playoffs Begin Thursday

District 5 boys and girls basketball playoffs begin this week with the following games: In Class A boys play, Fannett Metal will play at Southern Fulton; Berlin at Hyndman; Forbes Road at Shanksville; and Rockwood at Shade. More...

“Rowdy” Busch Wins Shootout Within A Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sparks flew as Kyle Busch rescued his car from certain doom, not once, but twice, and went on to make a dramatic last lap pass over Tony Stewart to win the 2012 Budweiser Shootout. More...

Family

Lynch Recognized By Democrats

Fulton County Democratic Party recognized Pauline Lynch for her outstanding service to the party at its February 2012 meeting. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE February 13: Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1374- 1540 lbs., $128.50 to $131.50; choice 2-3, 1226-1530 lbs., $123 to $128.50; select 1-3, 1192- 1446 lbs., $116 to $121.50. More...

Baby Gorilla Arrives At Pittsburgh zoo

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Zoo has a new baby gorilla in its midst. Zoo officials say 15-yearold Moka gave birth last week after a year-and-a-half courtship with the zoo’s lead gorilla, 20-year-old Mrithi. More...

Seniors Air Concerns, Express Needs

Area Agency on Aging to prepare four-year plan

Seniors at the Warfordsburg Senior Center sat down with county officials and the head of the Area Agency on Aging last week to publicly air their wants, needs and concerns as they pertain to older citizens. More...

Central Fulton Begins Meeting With Executive Session

Ends last Tuesday’s gathering with additional executive session

Immediately after taking roll call, Central Fulton Board members and their top administrator convened behind closed doors with their solicitor, Robin Binder Heath, last Tuesday for around 15 minutes to discuss personnel and litigation. More...

Fight To Keep Jury Commissioner’s Seat

The legal battle being waged in Commonwealth Court to reverse the empowerment of county commissioners to abolish the elected office of jury commissioner will continue in Pittsburgh during the week of April 16. More...

Obituaries

Reba L. Campbell

Shippensburg, 84

Reba Lois ( Ramsey) Campbell, 84, Shippensburg, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in Chambersburg Hospital. She was born November 28, 1927, in Fort Littleton, Fulton County, a daughter of the late Floyd and Clara (Reihart) Ramsey. More...

Lynn E. Schetrompf Sr.

Hedgesville, W. Va., 72

Lynn E. “Bill” Schetrompf Sr., 72, Hedgesville, W.Va., died after a long illness with his family by his side Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center. More...

Beverly I. Smith

McConnellsburg, 82

Beverly Irene McElrath Smith, 82, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born March 4, 1929, in Newton Falls, Ohio. She was the wife of Walter G. Smith, whom she married February 11, 1961, and resided with in McConnellsburg. More...

Letters

Fulton House Tree: Pruned Or Butchered?

To The Editor: Are you selecting a tree? Planting one? Pruning one? Disease problem? Please call the Penn State Extension office first, for expert advice, free. More...

In Defense Of Joe Paterno

To The Editor: More...

VFW Thanks Community For Supporting Fundraiser

To The Editor: The VFW Post 655 would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support on February 19, 2012. More...

Police Reports

Tire Detaches From Truck

A tire became detached from a westbound 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 in Peters Township, Franklin County, on Saturday, February 11. More...

Drugs Involved In Accident

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a single-vehicle crash in Brush Creek Township over the weekend that was allegedly linked to drug use. More...

Man Spins Tires

A 20-year-old Needmore man is accused of intentionally spinning his tires in front of a residence located at 8628 Timber Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery, on Thursday, February 16. More...

Entertainment

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, February 27: assorted cereal or funnel, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, February 28: assorted cereal or breakfast pizza, cinnamon toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Applications 2012 PA House Scholarships Now Available

High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education, Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) announced last week. More...

Buy An FFA Emblem At Southern States And Help A Local Chapter

Richmond, Va. – The cashier at Southern States might ask you to part with an extra dollar this month. But don’t worry. It’s not inflation on the rise. It’s for a good cause. More...

Features

IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen

WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service last week issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from More...

Financial Focus

Are You Doing Enough To Keep Your Identity Safe?

Every year, thousands of unsuspecting individuals are targeted for fraud and identity theft in a number of ways via mail, telephone, the Internet, conversations – even sifting through victims’ trash. More...

Bat Disease Expected This Winter In Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Carl Pierce has explored caves since 1974, but was unprepared for what he saw last year in a West Virginia cave. More...