March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Sunoco, SE Pa. Officials Huddle On Refinery Use

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) – The head of Sunoco has met with officials in suburban Philadelphia to object to a zoning change that could limit the company's plans for its soon-tobe closed refinery. More...

Former Resident Gets State Time For Assault

Thomas Tomlinson sentenced for indecent assault of little boy

A former McConnellsburg man maintained his innocence right up to the announcement of a multi-year sentence in a state correctional institution Tuesday morning. More...

SF Class Of ‘58 Presents Book In Memory Of Classmate

The Southern Fulton High School Class of 1958, represented by Doris (Chesnut) Smith and Grover Strait, presented a book entitled “Birds of North America Eastern Region” to school libraria More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

Second Marking Period

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Kendal Ashman, Hannah Brady, Mason Buterbaugh, Tara Cutshaw, Emma Kendall, Morgan Kendall, Madison Koontz, Kadi Mellott, Jacob Miller, Kellyn Perry, Carson Walters. More...

Letter With White Powder Sent To Pa. Sen. Toomey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a letter containing suspicious white powder was sent to the Philadelphia office of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. More...

Judge Accused Of Dismissing Own Tickets Suspended

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania judge accused of using her position to dismiss traffic citations against her own car has been suspended with pay. More...

Man Sought In Pa. Slayings Fatally Shoots Himself

LAKE HARMONY, Pa. (AP) – A man being sought in the deaths of an elderly couple at a resort in the Pocono mountains fatally shot himself after a brief police chase, authorities said Sunday. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: pizza casserole, tossed salad, mixed fruit, garlic bread. More...

Girls Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

Girl Scouts of McConnellsburg and Forbes Road held its 2012 Pinewood Derby at Cito UMC Fellowship Hall January 28. More...

Auction House Picked For Harrisburg Artifacts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials in Harrisburg have selected a New York City auction house to sell artifacts purchased in a failed bid to build a Wild West museum. More...

W. Pa. Guards Suspended, Inmate Beating Alleged

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The Erie County District Attorney's Office is investigating allegations that an inmate was beaten at the county prison, while guards purposely did nothing. More...

FR Students Participate In County Band

Several students from Forbes Road School recently participated in the Franklin/ Fulton County band concert held at Chambersburg High School January 21. Junior high guest conductor was Dr. More...

Fire Breaks Out In School’s Chem Lab

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) – A fire inside a science classroom at a Pennsylvania high school sent several people to a hospital as a precaution over concerns about chemicals stored in the lab. More...

Doctors Give Health Tips At Center For Families

February has been a very busy time for the children at Fulton County Center for Families. Along with trips to the dental clinic and a visit from the Blind Association, of Bedford, there have been some very important guest speakers. More...

City Council To Seek Distressed Status For Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Altoona may be the next municipality to seek help from the Pennsylvania state government in dealing with its fiscal problems. More...

Farm Bureau Celebrates National Ag Day

American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. That’s the message of National Ag Day, which is celebrated March 8, 2012. More...

Ex-Philly Officer To Get Life For Killing Man, 21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia police officer who shot an unarmed neighbor during a drunken melee outside a baby shower will spend his life in prison after being convicted Thursday of firstdegree murder. More...

SF Forms Governmental Relations Committee

Committee to meet with local legislators

After hearing the pros and possible pitfalls of the proposed state education budget released by Gov. Tom Corbett, the Southern Fulton School Board decided to take action last Tuesday in the formation of a Governmental Relations Committee. More...

Ordered In Assault Case

Garry Shoemaker sentenced for indecent assault

A McConnellsburg man will complete two years probation after having entered a guilty plea to the indecent assault of a local woman. More...

Students Share College Class Experience With SF School Board

Four Southern Fulton High School students appeared alongside special education director Diane Younker last Tuesday to share their experiences with the school board in attending a college preparatory class through Allegany College of Maryland’s More...

Windy Weather Causes Power Outages In Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Windy weather in western Pennsylvania has led to power outages for thousands of customers and forced the early closure of a shopping center. More...

MHS Honor Roll Corbett Plans $55M State Capitol Renovations

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Victoria Chatley, Kearstin Feagley, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters, Kirsten Wilford. Grade ten: Tierra Lake, Jessica Miller, Matthew Snyder, Aaron Strait, Sara Winegardner. More...

Pa. Hospital Implants Artificial Heart

PITTSBURGH ( AP) –Surgeons in Pittsburgh have successfully implanted the region’s first total artificial heart, Allegheny General Hospital announced Thursday. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over February 21 Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 21. More...

Selected To Receive FFA Grant

The National FFA Organization (FFA) announced that Katie Anderson of Three Springs was selected to receive a Career Pathways grant in the amount of $1,000 to initiate or improve Katie’s career development experience known as a Supervised Agricu More...

Local Angus Breeder Recognized Local Angus Breeder Recognized

H. Wesley Mellott Jr., Mc Connellsburg, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association ® for having one registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report. More...

DA Files Juvenile Charges Over Playoff Game Punch

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors have filed juvenile charges against a western Pennsylvania high school basketball player over an oncourt punch during a weekend league playoff game. More...

Ex-Penn State Professor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Penn State University professor has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, false statements and money laundering in connection with $3 million in federal research grants. More...

Bullet Breaks Window at Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials say a bullet broke a window in the Pennsylvania Capitol and passed into the Senate dining room. The Department of General Services says the bullet was found Tuesday morning. More...

Dog That Killed Newborn Seized From New Owner

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – A dog that fatally bit a newborn baby last week has been seized from the Pittsburgharea man who adopted it and could be euthanized. More...

Girl, 4, Killed By Falling Television

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials say a Pittsburgh girl is dead after a television fell on top of her. The Allegheny County Coroner's Office says 4-yearold Shaniya Darby- Sims died Wednesday night at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. More...

GOP Eyes Pa. Tax Provisions After Blocking Dems

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – After blocking similar efforts by Democrats in recent years, Republicans in Harrisburg now want to chip away at a couple of state tax provisions that benefit businesses. More...

52 Years After First Letter, Pen Pals Meet

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) – Pen pal-ing was all the rage when Mary Ann Black of Carbondale sent her first letter to Britt Wenemark of Eslov, Sweden, 52 years ago. More...