July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners “Whittling Away” At Budget Shortfall

New security guards hired

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to a busy schedule Tuesday, sitting down with several department heads who provided updates on the state of the county budget, grant opportunities and the upcoming fall presidential election. More...

Lawyer Wants Pa. Russian Roulette Case In Juvenile Court

EVERETT, Pa. (AP) – The defense attorney for a Pennsylvania teen charged in a fatal Russian roulette shooting says he’ll try to get the case moved to juvenile court, but otherwise has no comment. More...

Pennsylvania Man Gets 30 Days For Animal Cruelty

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A judge in southeastern Virginia has sentenced a man to 30 days in jail for strangling his cat. The 27-year-old defendant, Angelo Michael Stango, was found guilty Friday in Chesapeake of misdemeanor animal cruelty. More...

Financial Focus

Diversify Your Investment Risk

All investments carry risk. But, as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your long-term goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life. More...

Court Session Held July 17

NEWS EDITOR Judge Shawn D.Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, July 17, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Engagement

Kim K. Thomas of Mercersburg and Tim E. Berkstresser of Harrisonville wish to announce their engagement. Kim, the daughter of Bill and Lindsay Keefer, is employed by The First National of Mercersburg. More...

Raffle Winners

Following is a list of winners from Boy Scout Troop45 raffle drawing:Hope chest: Bob Stotler.50 cal. Muzzleloader: GWoodridge.Quilt rack: Chris Bishop. More...

DEP: Drought Watch In 15 Western Pa. Counties

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Celebrates Third

Emmett Richard Waite celebrated his third birthday on July 20, 2012. He is the son of Kurtis and Sara Waite of Burnt Cabins. His grandparents are Richard and Suzanne West of Chambersburg and Richard Waite of Burnt Cabins. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness (large print), “The Soldier’s Wife” by Joanna Trollope (large print), “Big Sky Country” by Linda Lael Miller (large print), More...

Cards Of Thanks

F.C. LIBRARY Fulton County Library would like to thank the Fulton Overseas Veterans Administration for its generous donation that will be used to purchase large print books. BOYS SCOUT TROOP 45 More...

Some Fracking Critics Use Bad Science

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. More...

Heat Wave Sets Records

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sizzling heat sent some records falling in eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday while storms cut power to thousands of customers to the west. More...

Pittsburgh Cleaning Up After Flash Flooding

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials in Pittsburgh say crews will be out Monday removing debris and discarded property damaged in flash floods in the western Pennsylvania city. More...

Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy

Owning a small business is an uphill battle under the best of circumstances, and keeping afloat in a tough economy is even more challenging. More...

Pa. Man Nabbed For DUI At State Police Barracks

CORRY, Pa. (AP) – State police say a man showed up at a northwestern Pennsylvania barracks by driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Celebrates Second

Landon C. Gustaf celebrated his second birthday Saturday June 30, 2012, with his family and friends. He is the son of Brent and Katie Gustaf of Greencastle. More...

Johnstown May Sell Arena, Ballpark Naming Rights

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Johnstown officials are studying whether to sell naming rights to a hockey rink and baseball stadium in the city. More...

Man Mauled By Bear In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Authorities in Alaska say a man has been mauled by a bear during a hike in the woods of an Anchorage suburb. Anchorage police Lt. More...

Hoarding Cited In Pa. Seizure Of 185 Chihuahuas

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The scene was shocking – 185 Chihuahuas were being kept at a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. The corpses of 30 more were packed in a freezer. More...

Fla. Woman’s Arm Amputated After Pit Bull Attack

CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) – Deputies say a Panama City woman's arm has been amputated after a vicious pit bull attack at the veterinary clinic where she worked. More...

Jury Selection Begins In W. Pa. Officer’s Shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the trial of two men charged with shooting and crippling a Pittsburgh-area police officer during a robbery and home invasion last year. 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: James E. Hill III to Loni A. Hill to Robert J. More...

Lobstermen Finding More Odd Colors In The Catch

ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – When a 100-pound shipment of lobsters arrived at Bill Sarro's seafood shop and restaurant last month, it contained a surprise – six orange crustaceans that have been said to be a 1-in-10-million odd More...

Commissioner Seeks Stronger Gun Laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia's police commissioner doesn't think the shootings that killed 12 people and injured dozens of others at a Colorado movie theater will make a difference in the debate over gun control. More...

Colorado Shooting Suspect Used Internet For Arsenal

ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER (AP) – In a world where Amazon can track your next book purchase and you must show ID to buy some allergy medicine, James Holmes spent months stockpiling thousands of bullets and head-to-toe ballistic gear without raisin More...

Recycling Business Under New Ownership

Dibert’s Recycling has changed hands and is now owned and operated by Roy and Dixie Hess under the name R & D Recycling LLC. More...

BDAL Helps Save Poisoned Cats

In what’s being called “nothing less than a miracle,” a mother cat and her three kittens were brought back from near death by poisoning last week through the efforts of Better Days Animal League (BDAL) and a local veterinarian More...

Community Comes To Rescue Of Hot Animal Shelter

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – A rescue group whose animals were wilting under this month's heat is breathing a sigh of relief after receiving donations of air conditioners. More...

VFW Donates To Camp Cadet

George Cutchall, representing VFW Post 655 in Mc- Connellsburg, presents a generous donation to Fulton County Camp Cadet last week. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Taylor Anthony Ardiel, 22, Big Cove Tannery, and Kelsi Lynn Swope, 20, Needmore. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Tuesday: roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookies. More...

League Of Women Voters Spreading Voter ID Info

LANCASTER INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL/LANCASTER NEW ERA LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – This time of year is always busy for the League of Women Voters. There are voter registration drives, scheduling candidate forums and preparing the annual voters guides. More...

Mother And Daughter Choose Similar Fields Of Study

Kara Layton Brown recently graduated with honors from Cedarville University in Ohio, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrated mathematics education. More...

Smart Home Improvements Can Make Your Life Easier

If you’re planning to give your home some upgrades, think beyond a new coat of paint. More...

Two Killed On Turnpike Crash

STEVENS, Pa. (AP) – State police say a crash on the rain-slicked turnpike in central Pennsylvania has killed two people and seriously injured two others. Police in Lancaster County say the crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. More...

60s Singer Rydell Gets Double Organ Transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Sixties teen idol Bobby Rydell has undergone a liver and kidney transplant in Philadelphia. The 70-year-old singer, whose hits include “Wild One” and “Volare,” had surgery last week. More...

Dinner Auction July 28

Shown above are a few of the items donated to the Historical Society for its dinner/auction July 28 at the American Legion. More...

Statue Of Famed Penn St. Coach Paterno Taken Down

ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Married on June 14, 1952, Ernest and Gloria Jean Shives celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 9, 2012, at Hancock United Methodist Church with 125 family and friends. More...

Make Sure Kids And Teens Are Fully Vaccinated For School Year

The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your children’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Informed parents know that immunizations save lives. More...

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Career

If you’re unemployed, underemployed, or unhappy with your job, you’re not alone. More...

Seniors Enjoy Lunch

Senior citizens at McConnellsburg Center recently enjoyed lunch at Lincoln Way Pizza. All enjoyed good food and fellowship. More...

Second Bear Seen At Mall Where Another Got Stuck

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials say a second bear has been spotted at a suburban Pittsburgh mall where another bear was captured after getting stuck inside a department store. More...

Grizzly Bear Deaths In Wyoming Puzzling

JACKSON HOLE NEWS & GUIDE JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Bear biologists are refraining from assigning a single reason for a two-fold increase in the rate of natural grizzly bear deaths in the Yellowstone National Park region. More...

Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort To Sioux City Seniors

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Charlotte Snave had a couple of guys call on her at Sunrise Retirement Community. More...

Patrons Flee Pa. After Fight During Batman Movie

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) – Police say nobody was arrested when a fight broke out during a Pittsburgh area showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” prompting audience members to flee the theater. More...

Water Shut Off After Massive Main Broke In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Crews have shut off water in a Philadelphia neighborhood where a main broke and displaced dozens of families. Residents near 21st and South streets began reporting water coming up through manholes at around 9 p.m. Sunday. More...

After Decades, Cuban Crocodiles Born At Zoo

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ An old gal is a new mom. Dorothy, an endangered Cuban crocodile at the National Zoo, has two new hatchlings. More...

Cat Survives 2 Days In Everglades After Car Wreck

MIAMI (AP) – For two days, the 11-year- old cat stayed alive in the Everglades, barely moving from the accident site where it was ejected from his owners' minivan. More...