March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Harrisonville Man Pleads Tuesday

Waives arraignment by mail on statutory sexual assault

A Harrisonville area man waived his right to mandatory arraignment by the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas via mail Tuesday. More...

Flying Tire Crashes Head-on With Car

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. More...

FR Honor Roll

Third Marking Period All As Grade seven: Matthew Brown, Kristina Parsons, Dylan Varney. Grade eight: Arica Carbaugh, Lydia Chagoya, Brittany Truax, Rachel Waite. More...

Safe Practices Earn Local Dot Foods Employees Trips

Dot Foods celebrated another year in 2011 of safety milestones by giving out $87,000 in prizes to 30 warehouse and garage personnel and support staff across the country, including three local residents operating out of the Williamsport distribution c More...

Weight Watchers Members Celebrate

Weight Watcher members celebrated Fulton County’s “biggest loser” recently. In the 10 years that Weight Watchers has been meeting in Fulton County there have been a lot of successes in weigh loss. More...

CAPS Readies SF Students For Postsecondary Education

For three days last week, ninth- and 10thgrade students from Southern Fulton High School were given the opportunity to venture out and learn about postsecondary institutions, career options and new technologies in the environmental sciences. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, April 2: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, corn or carrots, orange slices. Tuesday, April 3: hamburger or hot dog, french fries, baked beans, pineapple. Wednesday, April 4: pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, pears. More...

SF Ensemble To Present Invitational Concert

Southern Fulton High School Ensemble will present its fourth annual invitational concert on Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Toomey Dismisses Vice Presidential Potential Talk

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is dismissing speculation that he could end up be as the vice presidential candidate on this year’s Republican ticket. More...

McCbg. FFA Parliamentary Procedure Workshop

On March 22, 2012, McConnellsburg FFA Chapter hosted its second annual Parliamentary Procedure Workshop for local FFA chapters. The workshop was run by Penn State agriculture education professor Dr. More...

Fla. Shooting: Teen’s Friends Say He Wouldn’t Have Picked A Fight

MIAMI (AP) – Wearing a hoodie. Listening to music and talking on his cellphone. Picking up Skittles for his soon-to-be stepbrother. Friends say that's how they would have imagined 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a Sunday afternoon. More...

Rare Movie Posters Found In Pa. Attic Fetch $503K

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A collection of rare movie theater posters found in a northeastern Pennsylvania attic has fetched a total of $503,000 at auction. More...

PSU Student Pleads In Firing Riots

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State student will spend at least 30 days in jail for taking part in the riots that followed the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE March 19 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1320- 1596 lbs., $29 to $133; full/y.g. 4-5, $129; 1696 lbs., $127.50; choice 2-3, 1150-1562 lbs., $124 to $129.50; full/y.g. More...

Pa. Chain To Stop Selling Beef With Pink Slime

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Grocery chain Giant Food Stores has joined the growing number of food merchants halting sales of fresh ground beef containing the filler known as pink slime. More...

Police Say False Rumors Led To Attack In Pa.

FALLS, Pa. (AP) – Police in in eastern Pennsylvania said false information about a child predator ended with a vigilante attack on an innocent man. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Final town meeting Thursday in Warfordsburg

The Fulton County commissioners tended to a variety of routine agenda items Tuesday as they made preparations for their final town meeting to be held later in the week. More...

Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge Recognizes County’s Honor Society Students

Thirty-two students from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton high schools, along with their parents, attended the Mt. More...

PennDOT To Aid State, Municipal Police

PennDOT has announced that part of its statewide investment of federal funds will help municipal and state police to crack down on aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating and running red lights. More...

Dept. Of Health To Offer Vaccination Clinics

New regulations require up-to-date vaccinations for all students

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers of the upcoming deadline to ensure school-aged children have had all required immunizations. More...

Claar Honored For Sales Achievement

Rickie R. Claar, Bedford, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over Court Session

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, March 20, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Pa. Farmer Gets Prison Time For Shooting His Dog

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania farmer with a prior felony conviction was sentenced Thursday to a mininum of nearly a year in the county prison for shooting his dog after it attacked the neighbors’ pets. More...

PA FSA, RMA Streamline Common Acreage

Bill Wehry, the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive director, would like to announce that FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) have established common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in FSA and RMA programs. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. More...

Chosen As American Miss Finalist

Rose Clippinger, 14, son of Ronald and Barbara Clippinger of Hustontown, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant to be held August 12 and 13 at Hilton Towers in Harrisburg. More...

Pa. Car Crashes After Toddler Puts Car Into Drive

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania said a car crash was caused by toddler left in a running car who put the vehicle into drive. More...

McCbg. FFA Attends State Leadership Conference

McConnellsburg FFA members Deanne Dickerson, Cody Trail, Sara Wenschhof and Grace Youngblood traveled to Harrisburg Sunday, March 18, 2012, for the annual FFA State Legislative Leadership Conference. More...

Court To Rule On Reliability Of Drug-sniffing Dogs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide whether detailed documentation is necessary in court to prove that drug-sniffing dogs are effective at finding contraband and drugs. More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

Riley Broadwater, 3, proudly donated nine inches of her hair to Locks of Love for someone who needs her help. Riley is the daughter of Shawn and Cassie Broadwater. More...

Western Pa. County Considers Veterans Court

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania county is considering setting up a new specialty court for veterans. More...

Odyssey Of The Mind Team Advances To States

On Saturday, March 17, students from Mc- Connellsburg HIgh School traveled to Hollidaysburg to compete in the West Central Region Odyssey of the Mind tournament. More...

Experts: Neighborhood Watches Shouldn’t Be Armed

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Neighborhood watch groups were designed to be the eyes and ears of police – passively observing what they see and reporting back to law enforcement – not to enforce the law themselves. More...

Custodian Blames Corruption For Harrisburg Woes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state-appointed custodian overseeing the finances of Pennsylvania's capital says the city's fiscal crisis is the result of 20 years of corruption and mismanagement. More...