April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Rare Spring Snow Covers Mountains

A spring nor’easter Sunday and Monday dumped a foot or more of snow and left thousands of people without power in parts of Pennsylvania and New York state. More...

Fundraiser Scheduled To Benefit GSD Research

Two children in county affected by glycogen storage disease

When Jacob Hershey was preparing to enter kindergarten at Mc- Connellsburg Elementary, he began suffering some une xpected medical issues. More...

Earth Day Festival Held

Greg Reineke of the Fulton County Conservation District helps 9-year-old Maya Tello of McConnellsburg assemble a birdhouse Saturday as part of an Earth Day Festival held outside the Fulton County Library. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON   High School Lunch  Monday, April 30: buffalo chicken dip w/pita bread, Pittsburgh steak salad, oven fries, mixed fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, May 1: cheesy garlic bread w/sauce, meatball sub w/cheese, coleslaw, app More...

Cards Of Thanks

GEYER   We would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, flowers, cards and prayers and all the kindness shown to us when Bill was in the hospital. It was greatly appreciated. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  MARKET  April 16  Slaughter steers: choice 2-3, 1178-1520 lbs., $122 to $127; full/y.g. 4-5, $117 to $ 121.50; 1606- 1656 lbs., $121.50 to $122; select 1-3, 1006-1590 lbs., $116.50 to $122.  More...

Day Of Celebration At Spring House Estates

Tuesday, April 17 marked the opening celebration of Homewood Retirement Centers’ 80th anniversary at their Spring House Estates, Everett location. More...

Romney To Campaign In Pa. With Sen. Rubio

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mitt Romney on Monday assailed Democratic President Barack Obama's energy polices and urged Pennsylvania voters to back him in the fall. He planned a second stop later in the day with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.  More...

Voucher Program Spurs Payments To Public Schools

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. More...

Szwydek 5K Event Held Saturday

Event raises over $6,500 for annual Arlington trip

Just when the organizers of the third annual Szwydek 5K run/walk thought their event couldn’t be any more successful, the community rallied to raise more than $6,500 during the recent race.  More...

S. Fulton Holds Lengthy Meeting

Decisions made on transportation route, food service provider and energy savings

The Southern Fulton School Board tended to a lengthy agenda last Tuesday evening, tackling issues surrounding retirements and resignations, transportation routes and the future of the district’s cafeteria services.  More...

New Manager Named At Cowans Gap Park

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS   The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Monday named Ryan Donovan as manager of Cowans Gap State Park in Fulton County. He is former manager of Colonel Denning State Park in Cumberland County.  More...

Residents Question SF Prom Setting

Prom advisor weighs in on matter

On the tails of a recent letter to the editor, concerned grandparents Dick and Vivian Bernhard of Needmore sat down with the Southern Fulton School Board and administration last week to share their thoughts on the upcoming junior/senior prom being he More...

DiBenigno Places First At Science Fair

Bishop O’Connell junior Sofia DiBenigno was awarded first place in the Behavioral Science category at the 2012 Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair held in April at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. More...

DA: Pa. Man Hid Phone In Jail In Prosthetic Leg

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Trooper, Wife File Pa. County Defamation Lawsuit

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – A state trooper and his countyemployee wife are suing a Democrat county commissioner in western Pennsylvania for allegedly claiming a Republican colleague got the trooper to fix a drunken driving charge.  More...

April Nor’easter Dumps Rain, Snow On East Coast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns o More...

Presidential GOP Hopeful Cheered On In Penna.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul got a spirited reception Friday from a capacity crowd of about 2,300 people at the University of Pittsburgh.  Known as a Texan with libertarian views, Paul was born and raised in More...

Pa. Man Charged With Friends’ Cycle Crash Deaths

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man is jailed on charges he caused a crash that killed two friends riding on another motorcycle.  More...

Pa. Man Cleared In Newborn's Death Sues Troopers

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania man is suing the state police for false arrest in the death of his former sister-inlaw's newborn baby in June 2000.  More...