May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Tuesday County Agenda Varied

The Fulton County commissioners attended to a varied agenda Tuesday, handing down decisions on everything from cabinetry to borrowing money. More...

Local Historian Cleans Up Wollet Family Graveyard

Local historian Ken Keebaugh of Hustontown recently cleaned and reset tombstones in the long-neglected Wollet family graveyard. This graveyard is located 1.5 miles north of the village of Ft. More...

Green Co. Commissioners Target Of Prank

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) – The commissioners of a southwestern Pennsylvania county are the apparent targets of a prank in which they're listed as sponsoring a “Winner Take All Cock Fight”. More...

Council Staffer Bought $9K In Chain Saws

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh City Council staffer faces theft and false reporting charges for allegedly using taxpayer money to buy 13 chain saws then reporting them stolen. More...

MHS Holds Prom

McConnellsburg High School held its prom Friday night at the Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg. Crowned king and queen were Casey Randler and Sarra Kendall. More...

Financial Focus

How Interest Rate Changes May Affect Your Investments

The rise and fall of interest rates is one of the biggest factors influencing the economy, financial markets and our daily lives. More...

Fans Mourn Death Of Philly Red-tail Hawk

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Self-described “hawkaholics” in Philadelphia are mourning the death of one of their favorite red tail hawks. More...

Pa. House Approves Business Tax Cut Bill

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State Of Emergency Lifted Amid Pa. Stun Gun Probe

COLWYN, Pa. (AP) – The borough council in a Philadelphia suburb has voted to lift a state of emergency declared after three officers were suspended in fallout over the alleged use of a stun gun on a handcuffed teenage suspect. More...

Starlettes Perform In Competition

The Starlettes performed at the ninth annual Bedford competition in Saltsburg, Pa. The majorettes in the competition were middle school to high school age. More...

Corbett Wants To Confront Pension Costs 'Tapeworm'

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has added a new item to his agenda: the increasing costs of pensions covering more than 800,000 retired and current state workers and public school employees. More...

After Tough Year, All Smiles At Penn State Graduation

ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Pa. Gas Drilling Brought $3.5 Billion In 2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Marcellus Shale gas wells in Pennsylvania generated about $3.5 billion in gross revenues for drillers in 2011, along with about $1.2 billion in West Virginia, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. More...

Cellphone Tour Now Available At Flight 93

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

Forbes Elementary Presents Evening Of Music, Dancing And A Musical

On April 17, Forbes Road Elementary School presented an evening of music that included fifth grade square dancers and first and second graders. More...

Southern Fulton Takes First At Envirothon

This year, a team from Southern Fulton High School took first place in the local Fulton/Franklin County Envirothon competition. On Tuesday, May 1, at Cowan’s Gap State Park, the SFHS “Senioritis” team led the field. More...

Peck To Be Evaluated For State Program

Sentenced for drug delivery

A McConnellsburg man convicted of delivery of a controlled substance was remanded to the state correctional institution Tuesday to determine his eligibility in the state intermediate punishm e n t program. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, tomato soup, orange, sugar cookies. Tuesday: baked chicken, parsley potatoes, zucchini and tomato, wheat bread, chocolate pudding. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, May 14: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, May 15: assorted cereal or scrambled eggs, cinnamon toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Participate In Chorus Fest

Faith Kennedy and Brianna Waters participated in the PMEA District 4 Chorus Fest on March 30, 2012, at Penns Valley Area High School. The chorus consisted of 125 fifth-grade students from 29 elementary schools. The chorus was directed by Rita A. More...

Cards Of Thanks

DUVALL We would like to thank everyone who attended the memorial service for Orville “Junior” Duvall. For all the help you gave us in finding the place and people we needed, for sharing pictures, memories and old stories. More...

McCbg. Music Department To Hold Spring Chorus Concert

The McConnellsburg Music Department announces its annual spring chorus concert Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...

“Join Hands Day” Held

Modern Woodsmen youth group from Needmore joined hands with the Warfordsburg Senior Center adult group on May 5, 2012. More...

Challenge To Take Over Pa. Capital Thrown Out

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Developments In Penn State, Sandusky Story

Developments on Friday in the Jerry Sandusky criminal case and at Penn State: Court records show seven new accusers may have surfaced against Sandusky. More...

Forbes Road Names April Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Elementary Students Of The Month for April. More...

Patriot-News Editor To Take Advance Digital Job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – David Newhouse, editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Patriot-News, is leaving the Harrisburg newspaper after 11 years, the paper reported Friday. More...

Local FFAs Hold County Public Speaking Contest

On Thursday, March 29, McConnellsburg FFA Chapter hosted the annual FFA county public speaking contest in conjunction with Southern Fulton and Forbes Road FFA chapters. More...