June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Strawberry Festival Contest Winners

Great weather brought out lots of people to this year’s Strawberry Festival. Besides the usual delicious food treats and craft vendors, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Weather Story So Far This Year: Drought Averted

The final chapters of the weather story for 2012, of course, have yet to be written, but halfway through the year the plot will surely focus on the dramatic swing in precipitation trends, according to a hydrologist in Penn State’s College of Ag More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Thomas Gaylord Rexroad Jr., 54, McConnellsburg, and Kimberly Ann Fiske, 36, Mc- Connellsburg. Keith B. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: Friday June 29: 3 p.m. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Derek Gracey of Robertsdale has been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Mansfield University. Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education ( PASSHE). For more information, visit mansfield.edu. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET June 11 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1232- 1382 lbs., $122.50 to $127.50; choice 2-3, 1236-1582 lbs., $118 to $122.50; 1632-1660 lbs., $113.50 to $115; select 1-3, 1394-1436 lbs., $112 to $116.50. More...

Drugs Led To Pa. Alzheimer’s Patient Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Officials say the Pennsylvania Alzheimer's patient killed by her husband before he committed suicide in March died of a drug overdose. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BATDORFF I would like to thank everyone for their cards, flowers, visits and phone calls wishing me a happy birthday. May God bless each of you. Jane Batdorff DESHONG A special thank-you to everyone for the kindness shown to me during my illness. More...

Graduates

Brock Ashman graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology May 12, 2012. He received a associate’s degree in collision repair and was also on the dean’s list the last two semesters. More...

Animal Group Offers Reward For Dog Poisonings

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) – An animal advocacy group is offering a reward in a series of suspected dog poisonings in one Pittsburgh suburb. More...

Seniors Enjoy Trip To Altoona Curve

Last month the seniors from Warfordsburg Senior Center took a trip to see the Altoona Curves play baseball. It was an exciting game, with the Curves defeating the Harrisburg Nationals. More...

Police Investigate Northern Pa. Church Break-ins

TROXELVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police in north-central Pennsylvania say they're investigating a series of break-ins at churches in four counties over the last two months. The most recent breakins happened last week in Snyder County. More...

Philly Mayor New Head Of U.S. Conference Of Mayors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been named 70th president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. More...

Mother-Daughter Killing Suspect Arrested In New Jersey

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) – A man who allegedly killed a woman and her mother inside the central Pennsylvania home they shared is in custody in New Jersey after police say he confessed to the killings. More...

Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia

ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave. More...

Catholic Hospitals Reject Birth Control Compromise

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) – Sharpening an election-year confrontation over religious freedom and government health insurance rules, the nation's Catholic hospitals on Friday rejected President Barack Obama's compromise for providing birt More...

Big Test For Corbett Looms In Election, Tax Credit

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s budget season again for Gov. More...

Special Olympics Athletes Receive Medals

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County management is happy to announce the following athletes received medals: Luther Murray, silver in Division 2 basketball skills. Jesse Graham, gold in Division 1 basketball skills. More...

Clearing The Record

Even small towns often have two people of similar age with the same first and last name. More...

Second Drug Arrest For Local Woman

Jennifer Shaw arraigned, sent back to Bedford County Prison

A Brush Creek Township woman faces additional drug-related charges here after being arrested last month on a warrant issued out of neighboring Bedford County. More...

Unity Music Festival Saturday

Billy Jonas brings “Neo-tribal Hootenanny” to Warfordsburg Farm of Peace

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Billy Jonas will perform his unique blend of “funky folk music for the whole family” with found instruments at a family show at the Farm of Peace Unity Music Festival near Warfordsburg. More...

County Commissioners Tackle Full Schedule

STAFF WRITER The Fulton County commissioners have attended to a busy schedule the last two weeks, handling a multitude of contracts and agreements as well as hearing from several department heads. More...

1959 Classmates Meet For Lunch In State College

Members of McConnellsburg Class of 1957 met at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College for lunch with a former classmate, Jane McKinley Himes. More...

Court Session Held June 12

STAFF WRITER 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 at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 12. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week: Monday: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches. More...

State Shields 2,389 Farm Acres From Development

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Twenty-eight more Pennsylvania farms in 14 counties are being protected from development. More...

Joe Paterno’s Family Releases Will

AP SPORTS WRITER BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – Joe Paterno’s will left his personal property to wife Sue and established a trust for the remainder of his estate. More...

Son, 89, Fulfills Father’s Request

Fred B. Martz, 89, of Hustontown, has finally fulfilled a request made by his father, John Peter Martz IV, to mark the burial site of John Peter Martz II and his family. More...

FDA Focuses On Toxic Side Effects With Onyx Drug

By Matthew Perrone

AP HEALTH WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) – The toxic side effects of an experimental cancer drug from Onyx Pharmaceuticals may outweigh its benefits for patients with a type of blood cancer, federal health regulators said Monday. More...

Group Buys Land To Conserve W. Pa. Wildflowers

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) – A conservancy group has purchased 23 acres to expand a nature preserve known for its wildflowers along a western Pennsylvania creek. More...

Western Pa. Man Drove Into Wedding Guests

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he drove into a group of wedding guests after a wedding reception, injuring two of them. More...

Hustontown Family Hosts Benefit For Local Man

CONTRIBUTING WRITER For some, when it rains, it pours. More...

Clay Drilling Lubricant Leaks Into W. Pa. Creek

POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring a creek where a clay substance used as a lubricant leaked from an underground drilling operation in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Western Pa. Democrats To Challenge Voter ID Law

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Democrats on Allegheny County's elections board have announced that they plan to challenge Pennsylvania's GOP-backed voter identification law. More...

GOP On Health Care: Repeal Quickly, Replace Slowly

AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Court ruling, but don't plan to push replacement measures until after More...

Flag-making Tradition Still Alive In Philadelphia

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Move over, Betsy Ross. There's a new generation of flag makers in Philadelphia. Tucked away in a room at a military supply operation, a dozen seamstresses are responsible for hand-embroidering the U.S. More...