June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Waxing Historic: Liberty Bell Gets Protective Coat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A group of preservation experts were waxing historic on a celebrated subject Thursday, coating the inside of the Liberty Bell to protect it from environmental pollutants and the fingerprints of tourists who can’t resis More...

Lincoln Highway Mini-Grant Opportunity Available

Nonprofit organizations, municipalities and friends groups of state parks and forestry divisions along the Lincoln Highway in Fulton County who have small projects that are either recreational, natural or cultural in scope are invited to secure a let More...

Court Session Held June 5

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 5. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Victoria Chatley, Caitlin Lynch, Hannah Ott, Brittany Parson, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters. Grade ten: Jessica Miller, Larkin Shearer, Matthew Snyder, Sara Beth Winegardner. More...

Gordon’s Cruise-In Awarded Golden Scoop Award

Gordon's Cruise-In of Needmore has recently been recognized by the Hershey Creamery Co. The Golden Scoop Award was awarded to Gordon’s for outstanding performance in the sale and promotion of Hershey’s Premium Ice Cream Products. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Kendal Ashman, Tara Cutshaw, Ian Deshong, Marie Fuller, Kimberly Harris, Amanda Hoover, Emma Kendall, Morgan Kendall, Kadi Mellott, Jacob Miller, Kellyn Perry, Madelyn Richards, Kaitlyn Sanders, Carson Walters. More...

FCMC Scholarship Winners Announced

Going to college and paying for it has not become easier with time, according to Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) Foundation President and CEO Dr. Robert Roush. More...

Receives Degree

Chelsie Miller of Wells Tannery graduated summa cum laude from Elizabethtown College in May 2012, with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and occupation. More...

Cowans Gap Activities Listed

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming programs at Cowans Gap State Park: Friday, June 22, 2 p.m. – Skull Scatter. More...

Financial Focus

Plan For The Expected – But Prepare For The Unexpected

EDWARD JONES INVESTORS To enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you’ll need to have adequate financial resources in place. And that means you must plan for the expected – but prepare for the unexpected. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: lasagna rollup, broccoli, tossed salad, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: ham loaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches. More...

Graduates

Cody Scott McCulloch graduated Friday, May 11, from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He received the degree of Associate of Applied Science heavy construction equipment technology and Caterpiller equipment emphasis. More...

Shippensburg University Graduates

The following students were named to the commencement list for spring 2012 at Shippensburg University: Devon J. Cunningham, Harrisonville, Bachelor of Science. Amanda D. Keefer, Mc- Connellsburg, Bachelor of Science in business administration. More...

Graduates From Army Warrior Leaders Course

Jason L. Henry recently graduated from the U.S. Army’s Warrior Leaders Course and has also been promoted to the rank of sergeant. More...

Tea Lovers Talk Tea Caddies At Downtown Tea Shop

Rev. David E. More...

96-Year-Old Knitter Still Clicking Along

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – When Orpha Querry tells you she never thought it would come to this, she sounds surprised. More...

Ex-Highmark CEO: Domestic Dispute Was Catastrophic

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The fired CEO of Pennsylvania’s biggest health insurer said Thursday that he was injured physically and emotionally by the domestic dispute that led to his ouster, and that some friends and colleagues have since dropped More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Announces Birth Of Sea Lion Pup

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A sea lion has been born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, the third pup born at the zoo in three years and the second to the same mother. More...

W. Pa. Teen Drowns Days Before 18th Birthday

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Family members say a Pittsburgh teen drowned while swimming at a western Pennsylvania creek. More...

Fines Proposed For Ignoring Pa. Flooding Roadblock

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would penalize drivers who ignore roadblocks and plunge their vehicles into flooded roadways, endangering their lives and taxing local rescuers. More...

Probes Could Produce Answers After Sandusky

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – The trial of Jerry Sandusky, which will begin Monday when prosecutors and his lawyer make opening statements before a central Pennsylvania jury, will probably be over in a few weeks. More...

In Wake Of Sandusky Scandal, Questions About Laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State erupted last year, public anger was directed not only toward Jerry Sandusky, whose trial begins Monday, but toward the people around him who didn't report their suspicions to po More...

Pa. House Vote To Privatize Liquor Sales Promised

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A plan to privatize Pennsylvania's state- controlled liquor store system and liberalize beer sales laws is being scheduled for a vote early next week. More...

Camp Cadet Holds 18th Graduation

Forty cadets graduated from 2012 Fulton County Camp Cadet during graduation ceremonies held lakeside last Friday evening at Camp Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Fort Littleton. Fulton County District Attorney Travis L. More...

Murray Gets State Time For Endangering, Assaulting Daughter

Former boyfriend Lance Hixon asks to withdraw guilty plea

Moments after a Thompson Township woman was led away to begin a state sentence for assaulting her 2-year-old daughter, the woman’s former boyfriend requested to withdraw his guilty plea in the child end anger- ment case. More...

Plans Under Way For 13th Annual Youth Field Day

Event set for September 15 at Pistol & Rifle Club

Youths with a keen interest in the great outdoors, hunting and wildlife conservation are urged to sign up now for the quickly approaching annual Fulton County Youth Field Day. More...

Runners And Walkers Commit To Fitness At First “Strawberry Stampede”

Last Saturday saw the return of an area walk/run event with the new “Strawberry Stampede” sponsored by Reaching Wellness, a group operating as part of the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Nathan P. Wuertenberg of Big Cove Tannery has been named to the McDaniel College spring 2012 dean’s list with highest honors. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade-point average of 3.90 or higher. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students have attained the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Shippensburg University: Kimberly Sealock, Wells Tannery. Lucas Hale, Fort Littleton. Brenna DeShong, Harrisonville. Matthew Kendall, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

FR Class Holds 50th Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1962 held its 50th class reunion June 9, 2012, at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Graduates

Haley Dawn Strait has graduated with honors from Kaplan University. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Haley is a 2009 graduate of Forbes Road High School and is currently employed at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

FCMC Teams Up With Industry Leading Software Company

To provide electronic medical health record

Beginning July 1, FCMC will implement a new computer system to meet federal standards for meaningful use for the electronic health record. It is a wholesale changeover of technology from billing to patient care. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Victoria Chatley, Caitlin Lynch, Hannah Ott, Brittany Parson, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters. Grade ten: Jessica Miller, Larkin Shearer, Matthew Snyder, Sara Beth Winegardner. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Lycoming College: Stephanie Robinson of McConnellsburg, a recently graduated business major. Marcy McLaughlin of Mercersburg, a recently graduated economics major More...

FCCCS Honor Roll

Honor Roll (A’s & B’s) Fourth Marking Period First: Chandler Oakman. Second: Quaid Brady. Third: Amorelle Koontz. Fourth: Garrett Bunch. Tenth: Caleb Gingerich, Jenae Gordon, Bethany Myers. Eleventh: Skyler Gordon. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Jordan Michael Truax, 25, McConnellsburg, and Amber Renae Gladhill, 23, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

USDA Joins Nation’s Communities To Feed Children During Summer Meal Gap

USDA UNDER SECRETARY FOR FOOD, NUTRITION AND CONSUMER SERVICES While the kids are exuberantly shouting, “School’s out!” many parents may be quietly worrying just how they’re going to feed their kids all summer long. More...

Pa. Coaster That Stuck Had Malfunctioned Before

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Pa. Panel Approves A Second Redistricting Plan

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Rule Change To Allow Food At Pa. Funeral Services

INTELLIGENCER-JOURNAL/ LANCASTER NEW ERA LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – It might be as simple as a tray of cookies by the door. It could be as elaborate as a well-stocked buffet in another room. More...

Lifters Compete

Lifters from Buck’s Body Shop competed in Miller’s Ironhouse Gym’s benchpress competition Saturday June, 9, in Cumberland, Md. More...

Aquaponic Farm Takes Root In Philly ‘Food Desert’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When Chester police raided a former drugstore in May 2011, what they found gave new meaning to the term high tech. More...

Court Rules Records Requests Must Be Considered

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state appellate court has ruled state and local agencies must consider requests for public records even if they do not conform to the agencies' policies. More...

PennDOT Uses Magnet Truck To Clear Nails From Pike

GIBSONIA, Pa. (AP) – PennDOT crews had to use a truck with a magnet on its front bumper to clear hundreds of nails from a western stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. More...

VFW Awards Winegardner Funds To Attend HOBY

VFW Post 655 awarded Sara Beth Winegardner of McConnellsburg High School $1,250 to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress (WLC). More...

Paterno’s Will Sealed In Unusual Move

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A newspaper says Joe Paterno’ will was ordered permanently sealed from public view along with all related court filings at the request of an attorney. More...