May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

MVFCO Holds EMS Open House

The Washington County MedEvac helicoptor lands across from McConnellsburg Fire Company. This was part of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company’s EMS Open House held on Saturday. More...

Fired College President Gets More Time To Clear Office

CALIFORNIA, Pa. More...

MHS To Hold Graduation Services May 31

McConnellsburg High School will hold its commencement exercises Thursday, May 31 in the high school auditorium.  More...

Where In The World Is “Worfordsburg?”

Contestants appearing on the annual National Geographic Bee that was televised last Thursday may have had some difficulties knowing where the small village of Warfordsburg is situated, but local resi More...

Honor Fallen Veterans

Young citizens of Burnt Cabins spent their day off from school honoring fallen veterans at the Burnt Cabins Cemetery on Thursday, May 24, 2012. More...

Library News

New fiction atFulton County Library includes “Death Comes Silently” by Carolyn Hart (large print), “$10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles” by Parnell Hall (large print), “Blaze of Glory” by Jeff Shaara, “The Las More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  May 21  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1362- 1582 lbs., $123.50 to $127.50; choice 2-3, 1254-1510 lbs., $118.50 to $123.50; full/y.g. More...

Thousands Demonstrate Against Education Cuts

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Thousands of demonstrators statewide took to the streets Wednesday to protest education cuts they say have decimated school districts across Pennsylvania, and they called for lawmakers to reject furthe More...

Students Receive FFA Jackets

Through the efforts of Fulton County Farm Bureau and the generosity of three concerned ag businesses in Fulton County, one student from each of the three-county FFA chapters has been given a “Blue” jacket.  More...

Pa. Lawmakers Call For Aging Gas Line Replacement

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are asking the Public Utility Commission to order a gas utility to speed replacement of aging cast-iron lines blamed for a massive explo- sion that killed five people last year.  More...

Pa Lawmakers Say Rotunda Rallies Unpersuasive

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Nancy Richey stepped to the podium with a microphone at the Capitol rotunda with the hope that the right people would hear her message.  More...

Penna. Firm Pioneers Rapid Medical Tests

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER  BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – On Jan. 31, 2003, during a speech about the fight against HIV, President George W. More...

Road Work May Be To Blame For Bear Increase

POCONO RECORD  STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Police Received Threat After Sisters’ Crash

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) – State police say western Pennsylvania township police have been threatened if they charge anyone in connection with a fatal crash in which a woman died in a car driven by her sister.  More...

Non-smoking Cigarettes Banned From Penna. Courthouse

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some non-smokers will have to join smokers outside one western Pennsylvania county courthouse – if they want to huff and puff on electronic cigarettes that emit water vapor.  More...

Bush Golfs At SW Pa. Resort

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – Former president George W. Bush was spotted playing a round of golf at a southwestern Pennsylvania resort, where he chatted briefly with neighbors and posed for a few pictures with resort guests.  More...

Grads Bid Farewell To Forbes Road

Northern county school district graduates 36 Friday

Graduation was both sweet and sorrowful for the 36 members of Forbes Road High School’s Class of 2012.  Donning their caps and gowns Friday evening, the class led by valedictorian Colby Shaffer and salutatorian Nichole Stoey lined the aud More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Joshua David Divelbliss, 22, Warfordsburg, and Kymber Lynne Potter, 22, Hancock.  Kent David Anderson, 20, Needmore, and Mandi Alaine Lynch, More...

Pa. Woman, 90, Rescued From Burning House

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A good Samaritan has rescued a 90-year-old woman from the second floor of her burning home in Chester.  KYW-TV reports that Inez Jones was pulled to safety from her burning house at around 7:30 p.m. More...

Resolution Of Respect

Whereas of May 14, 2012, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst Sister Adrian H. Spade. More...

50 Years On, Fire Still Burns Underneath Pa. Town

ASSOCIATED PRESS  CENTRALIA, Pa. More...

House OKs Mandatory Prison For Felons With Guns

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Corbett Wants Corrections Reforms Passed In June

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he wants lawmakers to pass a plan to overhaul Pennsylvania’s corrections system before they break for the summer.  More...

Forged Pa. County Court Checks Cashed At Wal-Marts

INDIANA, Pa. More...

Corbett Taps Aide For Judge, Says It’s Not Shakeup

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Feds: Pa. Woman Ran Dr.-Supplied Drug Ring

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A suburban Pittsburgh woman is accused of running a prescription drug ring supplied by a doctor who faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal drug charges.  More...

Pa. High Court Tosses ‘Any Dose’ Asbestos Theory

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that civil lawsuit plaintiffs alleging asbestos related ailments cannot submit scientific testimony asserting that even the smallest exposure to the material co More...

Hunters Helping Kids Holds Annual Banquet

The Mason-Dixon Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids gathered for its annual banquet Saturday, May 19, at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Burial Of Civil War Officer United Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Capt. Jacob Brunn was leading troops he recruited in Pittsburgh into the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862, when he died fighting Confederate forces.  More...