July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Uproar Over Voter ID Law Fills Summer Void

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – No matter what people say about Pennsylvania’s new photo ID requirement for voting, the debate is clearly filling the summertime void in this high-stakes election year. More...

Program Targets Pa.’s Unemployed

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board and the PA CareerLinks® have received $50,000 to help unemployed workers in the six-county Workforce Investment Area finish their associate& More...

Ex-coach, Wife Get ARD In Pa. Youth League Theft

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A former youth football coach and his wife have entered a special probation program on a charge that they misappropriated money from the western Pennsylvania program they once headed. More...

Charleroi Locks On Mon River Closed Through Aug. 3

CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) – The locks on the Monongahela River near Charleroi will be closed through Aug. 3, meaning cargo barges and pleasure boaters won’t be able to pass through the river at that point, about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. More...

Judge Walker Presides Over Call Of The List

Senior Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list on Tuesday, July 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Local Students Graduate From Wilson College

The following area students graduated from Wilson College, Chambersburg, during commencement exercises held May 20: Beth A. Mellott of Fort Littleton, Associate of Science degree in accounting. More...

Rowing Team Outfitted With Philly-made Gear

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – While lawmakers in Congress continue fuming over uniforms for the U. S. Olympic team being made in China, a Philadelphia company is looking forward to seeing its locally-made apparel being worn by U.S. rowers. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

Activities at Cowans Gap State Park are as follows: Thursday, July 26: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Leaf Art. Stop by the nature center to create some art using natures’ own materials. The center will be open. Noon: Natures bingo. More...

Receives Degree

Bethany N. Snyder of Three Springs graduated with a Master of Education degree from Wilson College during commencement exercises held May 20, 2012. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jenna Peck of Mc- Connellsburg has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Shepherd University. A student must maintain a 3.4 GPA or above to be eligible. More...

Celebrates Seventh

Ava Elizabeth Viener will celebrate her seventh birthday on Thursday, July 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parm, spaghetti, broccoli, white bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Hospitals Try To Keep Down Noise

THE TIMES-TRIBUNE SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Cyber School Searched By Feds

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) – Federal agents searched the offices of Pennsylvania’s largest cyber school but prosecutors say the school itself is not currently a target of the investigation that prompted the raid. More...

25th Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest At Fair

Calling all bakers for the 2012 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 13, 2012, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Some U.S. House Incumbents Raise $1 Million-plus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even before Pennsylvania’s congressional campaigns shift into high gear, several incumbents have accumulated re-election war chests of more than $1 million. More...

Summertime Is Camptime For Kids

As summer heats up many kids head off to church-sponsored camps to keep busy and active during their school vacation. More...

Pa. Farm Link Unveils New Web Site

Finding the right farm property can be a daunting task for a beginning farmer. Landowners looking for someone to lease or purchase their property are also looking for the correct person to take over the land. More...

Trucker Leaps Aboard Runaway Rig In Pa.

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) – State police say a trucker leapt from his own rig to stop a tanker truck after its driver died behind the wheel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. More...

Man Gets Life For Killing Man Who Took Him In

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who killed the 74-year-old friend who supported him after his release from prison has been sentenced to life behind bars. More...

Eastern Star Quilt Presentation

On Saturday July 7, 2012, 29 Eastern Star members and friends of Fulton Chapter #519 OES met at the long-term-care unit of Fulton County Medical Center to present a handmade quilt to Mary I. Hoover, charter member and past matron. More...

Trail Hiker Burned By Gettysburg Group

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say an Alabama hiker in Gettysburg was burned when a man riding past in a car stopped and threw a flammable liquid on the hiker and lit it. More...

Hershey State Track Finals Held

The following youths traveled to the Penn State University track and competed in the Hershey Pennsylvania state finals on Saturday, July 7, 2012. The results are as follows: 9- 10- year- old girls: Taryn Parks – 100-meter dash, sixth place. More...

Financial Solutions

Warm Glow From Charitable Giving Also Reduces Tax Burden

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Marriage License

John Charles Darrell II, 27, McConnellsburg, and Mildred W. Keiser, 52, Mc- Connellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

“Doc” Hoffman Scholarships Awarded

The Bedford Rotary Club held a ceremony on Monday June 11, at Hoss’s Resturant to recognize three Bedford and Fulton County students with the 2012 Dr. Roy D. Hoffman Scholarships. More...

Car Show Held At Community Center

On Saturday, July 14, at the Alumni Community Center the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held its third annual car show/yard and bazaar sale. More...

Martz To Serve Scottish Rite Masons

Barry Martz of Chambersburg has been chosen to serve as Sovereign Prince of the Council of Princes of Jerusalem, one of four Masonic organizations comprising the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Harrisburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BERKSTRESSER First of all, I want to thank my God for my healing and the prayers that were sent up to Him on my behalf. Words cannot express my appreciation and gratitude to my wonderful family who has stood by me these past months. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Mark W. Mellott and Beth A. Mellott to Brandon D. More...

Gas Industry Contributions To Penna. Politicians Down

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The gas drilling industry gave less money to Pennsylvania politicians in 2011, but spent more on lobbyists. More...