July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

4th Death Attributed To Heat

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Officials say the scorching heat wave that pushed temperatures into triple digits claimed the life of 86-year-old Pennsylvania man. The Lehigh County coroner’s office says Llan Gacel died Saturday of hyperthermia. More...

Pa. Webpage With Old Voter ID Info Still Exists

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Penn State Inquiry Nears End

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Gettysburg Battle Coverage In 140 Characters

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – This year’s re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg featured breaking news coverage of one of the pivotal fights – 140 characters at a time. More...

Great Bake- Free Desserts Ideas For Summer

Nobody likes working in front of a hot oven during the summer. But if you and your family love desserts, you’ll still want to partake of sumptuous treats that will keep you all cool. More...

Tuesday Court Session Held

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 3. More...

Skydiver Killed In Central Pa.

REEDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Chris Brown, 53, of State College was killed Saturday while skydiving with Sky Dive of Happy Valley. Witnesses said Brown’s main chute opened but became tangled as he spiraled toward the ground. More...

Financial Focus

Are You a “Hands-on” Investor?

The investment world can be complex – so you may not want to navigate it alone. But when it comes to getting professional advice, you certainly have an abundance of choices. How can you know which approach is right for you? More...

Xi Eta Lambda News

Sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, did several projects for the second quarter of 2012 that included ushering for McConnellsburg High School musical “Anything Goes” and donating candy and items fo More...

How To Stay Happy As You Age

Life has its inevitable ups and downs, and the challenges we experience might not always seem fair. But there’s no need let your happiness depend upon life’s uncontrollable circumstances. More...

PA Preferred Products And Bakery Ingredients Sample List For Fulton County Fair

Several Pensylvania fairs have been getting questions from baking contest participants concerning the “PA Preferred” ingredient requirement for the chocolate baking contests. The 2012 Fulton County Fair is set for August 12-18. More...

Scranton, Must Pay Employees Full Wages

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A judge has ordered the city of Scranton to pay employees full wages, but the mayor says the cash-strapped government can't afford it. More...

Guitar Museum Travels The U.S., Searching For A Home

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like a rolling stone, a traveling guitar museum is searching for a home. More...

In Memory

REEDER In loving memory of Marshall W. Reeder, March 30, 1929 – July 9, 2008: You will never be forgotten Even though we are apart, You are and always will be, Alive within my heart. Sadly missed and forever loved, Wife Leona WILSON More...

Guitar Museum Travels The U.S., Searching For A Home

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like a rolling stone, a traveling guitar museum is searching for a home. More...

Clinton To Address One Young World In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh in October. More...

Outdoor Feeding Of Homeless Subject Of Hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge is hearing arguments from religious groups who want to overturn a ban on outdoor feeding of Philadelphia's homeless population. More...

Heat Wave Bakes The U.S.; 30 Die In Unrelenting Heat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Temperatures soared to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in several cities as Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning for relief from unrelenting heat that has ki More...

Once Scarce, Bald Eagles Coming Back In NE Pa.

THE (SCRANTON) TIMES-TRIBUNE SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – When Larry M. More...

Hershey To Host Farm Aid Concert

ASSOCIATED PRESS HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Age No Barrier To Rookie Crime Fighter

57- Year- Old Graduates From Police Academy

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – At 57, most people are probably counting the years until their retirement. But not Kathleen Adams, who just graduated from the Reading Police Academy and is the oldest rookie ever on the force. More...

Man Pleads Guilty To Corruption

Zachary DeShong to be sentenced August 14

A Harrisonville area man accused of having consensual sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl entered a plea to the corruption of minors last Tuesday. More...

County Tackles Routine Business

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners handled a routine agenda last week with many issues dealing with the ongoing renovation of county buildings. More...

Group Wants Voter ID Law Delayed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Six organizations are calling on Gov. More...

Volunteer Fire Chief Jailed In $13,000 Thefts

ALLENPORT, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania volunteer fire chief has been jailed on charges he stole about $13,000 from the department since 2010. More...

MHS Class Of 1949 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1949 held its class reunion at the local American Legion and then at the home of Darlene and Bob Snyder on June 16, 2012. More...

Graduates

Jessie Burke of Mercersburg graduated from the University of Dallas in May with a bachelor’s degree in drama. Burke was one of approximately 300 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2012 commencement ceremony. More...

Rewritten Redistricting Plan Challenged Anew

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The latest attempt to redraw Pennsylvania's state legislative district boundaries for the first time since 2001 is headed back to the state's highest court, which struck down a previous plan. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Those from the area who attained the dean’s list at Allegany college for spring 2012 are: Shirley Everts, Crystal Spring. Kelsi Clark, Ashton Cook and Tesa Iden, all of Hancock. Amanda Thompson, Mc- Connellsburg. Billie L. White, Needmore. More...

Five Generations

Pictured above is five generations of the Henry family. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheeseburger, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, bun, applesauce. Tuesday: sausage patty, egg and cheese omelet, hash browns, mixed fruit, white bread, juice. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET July 2 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1320- 1428 lbs., $119.50 to $120; choice 2-3: 1206-1538 lbs., $114 to $119.50; full/y.g. 4-5, $113; select 1-3, 1135-1526 lbs., $108.50 to $114. More...

FFA Members Attend Convention

Several McConnellsburg FFA members attended FFA’s summer convention June 12 through June 14 to compete in various contests, take part in conference sessions and elect Pennsylvania FFA state officers for 2012-2013. More...

6 NATO Service Members Killed In Eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed six NATO service members, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks. More...

Dinner Auction July 28

Fulton County Historical Society continues to prepare for the jail dinner/auction that will be held Saturday, July 28, at the American Legion. More...

Rodin Museum In Philadelphia Set To Reopen

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