March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

PennDOT Says Winter Road Costs May Yield Surplus

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ohio Woman’s Trial Set In Toddler’s Window Fall

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – The western Pennsylvania trial is set to begin for an Ohio woman charged with dropping her friend’s toddler out a third-story apartment complex window. More...

WIN Continues Fundraising For New Domestic Violence Shelter

Close to breaking ground

“We’re still plugging away,” said Eric Williams of the ongoing fundraiser by Women In Need to construct a new shelter for victims of domestic violence. More...

Court Hears Shooting Case

Sarah Sipes arraigned on attempted murder charges

A Hancock, Md., woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the groin after he loaded the weapon and handed it to her in the midst of a heated argument has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of attempted murder. More...

Local Angus Breeders Recognized

Clark Farms, Hustontown, owns one bull listed in the Spring 2012 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association ® in Saint Joseph, Mo., along with Sinclair Cattle Co., Warfordsburg, which owns 36 bulls. More...

Court Session Held Feb. 28

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, February 28, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Prison For Pa. Woman Who Faked Baby's Illness

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman will serve time in state prison for lying that her newborn had leukemia and scamming more than $10,000 in donations from well-wishers. More...

Receives Eagle Scout Award

On October 8, 2011, Troop 95 of Shady Grove held an Eagle Scout ceremony for Travis Paul DeShong, son of Tim and Connie DeShong. He was presented the award by Rich Melius, scout master, and Terry Stine, committee chairman. More...

VFW Donates To ACS Relay For Life

VFW Post #655, McConnellsburg, presents the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Fulton County with a $1,000 check for sponsorship in the 2012 Relay For Life event. More...

U.S. Forest Service Plans Burn In McDowell County

NEBO, N.C. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is scheduling a prescribed burn in McDowell County during the month, depending on weather conditions. More...

USDA Seeks Applications For Economic Development Funding

To create jobs in rural areas

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager announced Monday that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. More...

PA State School Aid Confused By Competing Math

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The cash-strapped Philadelphia school district will either lose nearly $22 million in state aid next year or gain $31 million. It depends on whose calculations you use. More...

Finding Unseen Damage Of Traumatic Brain Injury

WASHINGTON (AP) – The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skullrattling hit. More...

Ear th-Friendly Laundry Tips

For an eco-friendly laundry day, consider the following

Be sure to run only full loads of wash. According to Discovery’s Planet Green, the average household would reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 99 pounds a year by running only full loads. More...

Protecting Kids From Furniture And TV Tip-Overs

It doesn’t take long for a curious toddler to climb onto a dresser drawer or a bookcase – sometimes with tragic consequences. More...

Make The Most Of Your Tax Refund

This year, the IRS estimates the average federal tax refund will be about $3,000. That’s the largest single chunk of disposable income most taxpayers receive in a year. More...

Pa. Senator's Ex-aide: I Was Told To Remove Docs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former aide to a western Pennsylvania state senator says she was told to remove documents pertaining to a political campaign from the senator's legislative office after authorities began investigating allegations of politica More...

Alleged Armored Car Thief Had Problems

PITTSBURGH (AP) – That Kenneth Konias Jr. More...

ACS, McM Help Cancer Patients With Hair Loss

Melissa Snyder, owner/stylist of McM Salon, 264 Cromwell Ridge Road, in Hustontown, has recently remodeled her salon to include a “free wig bank” for women who have experienced or will be experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment. More...

EPA Heightens Scrutiny Over Pa. Gas Drilling

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) – Tugging on rubber gloves, a laboratory worker kneels before a gushing spigot behind Kim Grosso’s house and positions an empty bottle under the clear, cold stream. More...

Bar Owners, Police To Address Violence

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FCMC 2012 Health Fair Events Begin March 13

Fulton County Medical Center is kicking off its 2012 healthfair schedule this month with “Get Your Plate in Shape.” On Tuesday, March 13, the main lobby of the Medical Center will be abuzz with nutrition information, displays, and free fo More...

Two In Court On Drug Charges

Two individuals facing drugrelated charges dating back to 2011 appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Judge Shawn Meyers this week for formal arraignment. More...

EPA Announces $15M In Grants For Training And Technical Assistance Concerning Public Wastewater Systems

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that EPA has announced $15 million in competitive funding for training and technical assistance to public water and wastewater systems in urban and rural communities. More...

MES Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Safety Checkpoint Conducted

A traffic safety checkpoint was held by state police along Fulton Drive in Ayr Township on Wednesday, February 29. Between 12:35 p.m. and 12:55 p.m., troopers stopped 35 vehicles. More...

$1B Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A proposed $1 billion gas pipeline would connect production facilities in northeastern Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale with markets south toward Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, March 12: meatball sub w/cheese, chicken quesadilla flatbread, peas, mixed fruit, choice of milk. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE February 27 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1340- 1622 lbs., $127 to $130; choice 2-3, 1282-1648 lbs., $124 to $126.50; 1688-1790 lbs., $121 to $125; select 1-3, 1102-1396 lbs., $119 to $123.50. More...

Lions To Hold Convention In Huntingdon March 17

Each year the Lions Clubs from the five county area known as District 14L gather for a convention. The five counties are Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Mifflin. More...

Philly Priest Charged With Soliciting A Prostitute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested as part of a prostitution sting in Philadelphia. Police said the Rev. More...

Wilson College To Present Documentary About Hate March 22

All members of the community are invited to attend a free showing of “Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope” – a documentary film inspired by the events of Sept. More...

In Memory

CROSS In loving memory of my daughter, Paula Grace Cross, 9-19-67 to 3-5-01: The years keep going by, but the tears and emptiness are the same. I love you, miss you and think of you every day. Love, Mom More...

Legislative Races Begin Despite Redistricting Mess

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some may wring their hands and complain, but Michael Schlossberg is basking on the bright side of Pennsylvania's legislative redistricting mess. More...

Fight Possible Over Pa. Drilling Rules On Zoning

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Teachers Meet To Try To Curb Gang Influence

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Teachers in eastern Pennsylvania trying to come up with ways to curb the influence of gangs in schools in the commonwealth have been told that the problem is growing but can be handled. More...