August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Air-Conditioner Wiring Causes Fire

Faulty air-conditioner wiring caused an electrical fire Tuesday morning at a brick farmhouse owned by Lee Glazier and located just south of Mc- Connellsburg along the 20000 block of Great Cove Road. More...

Old Probation Office Building Being Razed

Hess Excavating began razing the county’s old probation office building, also known as Courthouse Annex No. 2, on North Second Street Monday morning. More...

Lincoln Highway Bus Trip Planned

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (and no one knows the Lincoln Highway like we do!) is sponsoring a one-day bus trip along the historic Lincoln Highway from Chambersburg to Columbia (and back) on Saturday, September 22, 2012. More...

Judge Herman Holds Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, August 7, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

When The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

FULTON COUNTY EXTENSION EDUCATOR UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Peach Festival Scheduled For August 18 In Fort Loudon

Live music, craft vendors and plenty of peaches will be featured at this year’s Peach Festival in Fort Loudon. The second annual event will be held at the community grounds Saturday, August 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Funding Moratorium Clouds School Building Future

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Deeds Recorded

James Allen Williams Sr., Ruth E. Williams, Gerald Richard Williams, Leslie R. Williams, James Allen Williams Jr., Nora J. Williams and Cameron Wade Williams to Gerald Richard Williams, James Allen Williams Jr. More...

NASCAR Lightning-strike Survivor Recounts Ordeal

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) – A man struck by lightning at last weekend's NASCAR race in Pennsylvania said he saw a brilliant flash of white and sparks flying off his hand before losing consciousness. More...

Judge Weighs Scope Of Mob History At Philly Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A U.S. judge must decide how much mob history the government can detail at the upcoming racketeering trial of nine alleged La Cosa Nostra members in Philadelphia. More...

New Look, New Definitions Of Success For Penn State

AP SPORTS WRITER STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Winning still means everything to Penn State linebacker Mike Mauti, but success this season won’t be defined by titles or a bowl. More...

Muddy Much? Millions Drawn To Obstacle Courses

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – More than 10,000 people trekked to northeastern Pennsylvania to scale walls, leap fire and crawl commando-style through a mud pit topped with barbed wire. Willingly. For kicks. And they paid money to do it. More...

Sen. Toomey Gets A Lift From JLG

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, left, got a bird’s-eye view of JLG’s McConnellsburg plant when he and new JLG President Frank Nerenhausen, right, took a ride in a boom lift last Wednesday. More...

Olivia Mills To Sing At Veteran’s Picnic

Olivia Mills, daughter of Mike and Joyce Mills Lupey of Harrisonville, has been asked to sing by state Rep. Rick Saccone (39th District) for his Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic on August 25 in Pittsburgh. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, cookie, orange. Tuesday: chicken leg, parslied potato, zucchini, wheat bread, pudding. More...

DAs Want Penn State Fines To Fund PA Child Centers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors in Pennsylvania hope to steer some of the $60 million in fines Penn State must pay the NCAA over the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal to children’s advocacy centers across the state. 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 programs: More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET August 6 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1290- 1516 lbs., $114.50 to $118; choice 2-3, 1128-1476 lbs., $110 to $114.50; select 1-3, 1350-1408 lbs., $100 to $105. More...

PA Road Crew Paints Yellow Line Over Dead Raccoon

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The “squirrelly” configuration of a western Pennsylvania road helped cause a state road crew to paint a double-yellow line over a dead raccoon. More...

Instant Messaging To Avoid Public Record?

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW HARRISBURG, Pa. More...