August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Next Month

County ends 2011 with budget surplus

NEWS EDITOR The head of the Fulton County Conservation District appeared before the county commissioners Tuesday morning as part of her monthly initiative to highlight her organization’s activities and programs. More...

Commissioners Given Update On Partnership’s Transportation Assistance

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners signed off Thursday, August 9, on final reports associated with transportation programs overseen by the Fulton County Partnership but not before getting a brief program overview by the organization’s More...

Peach Pie Baking Contest Winners

Winners of the peach pie baking contest at the second annual Peach Festival in Fort Loudon were Iva Swindell, Needmore, in the traditional category and Jean Lake, St. Thomas, in the fancy category. Each received a cash prize. More...

Judge Van Horn Holds Court Session Tuesday

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, August 14. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, orange. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, buns, fresh fruit. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Theron Calvin Lewis Cunningham, 27, Mc- Connellsburg, and Dusteny Dawn Bard, 25, McConnellsburg. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes Creole Belle by James Lee Burke (large print), “Line of Fire” by Stephen White (large print), “Burning Midnight” by Loren Estleman (large print), “Tell the Wolves I’m H More...

Western Pa. Teen Hit By Lightning In His Kitchen

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An 18-year-old western Pennsylvania man says he's lucky to be alive after he was struck by lightning – while standing next to his kitchen stove. More...

West Nile Virus Statistics

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, a brain inflammation. Infected mosquitoes pass the virus onto birds, animals and people. Following is a breakdown by county of West Nile Virus cases in Pennsylvania for 2012. More...

Tips For Teaching Your Kids About Money

Six simple steps you can use to teach your children good personal finance skills are: More...

2012 Fulton County Fair Results

Dairy Cows Open Classes 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: Linnie D. Forner to Gerald L. Smith and Trudy L. More...

Atheist Groups Protest Prayers At Pa. Meetings

GREENCASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Two atheists group are challenging a local school board's practice of saying prayers before beginning meetings. More...

Personnel Decisions Top Forbes Road Agenda

Board holds short regular meeting

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors held a 30- minute regular meeting last Monday evening after holding a 50-minute executive session for personnel reasons. More...

DeShong Sentenced For Corrupting Minor

To spend 10 days in Franklin County Prison

NEWS EDITOR A Harrisonville man was remanded to the Franklin County Prison last week to begin what will be a short period of incarceration for having a brief sexual relationship with a local teen. More...

Shared-Ride Services Program Offers Transportation Assistance For Age 65+

AARP BULLETIN Elizabeth A. Bishop, 67, hasn’t had a car for seven years, and there is no public transportation in the rural area of south-central Pennsylvania where she lives alone. More...

Myers Named Game Commission Southcentral Region Director

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe announced Monday that Bradley Myers has been appointed as the new region director for the agency’s Southcentral Regional Office in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County. More...

PennDOT Reminds Drivers To Look Out For Students, School Buses

Violations of school bus stopping law carry strong penalties

As the new school year begins, PennDOT reminds drivers to remain vigilant as students and school buses return to the roadways. More...

Graduates

Conrad Glazier, son of Curtis and Lori Glazier of McConnellsburg, graduated with honors on August 17 from WyoTech, Blairsville, Pa., in the diesel technology w/light duty diesel program. More...

Graduates

The summer 2012 graduates have been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. More...

State Police Kill Alligator Found At Pa. Reservoir

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) – State troopers in east-central Pennsylvania say they shot and killed a 5- to 6-foot-long alligator found at a local reservoir. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, August 27: popcorn chicken with whole grain roll, hot ham nd cheese on a pretzel roll, steamed peas, carrots, mixed fruit, choice of milk. More...

Pa. Ultralight Pilot Crashes, Hospitalized

NORTH BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man was taken to a hospital after his ultralight aircraft clipped some trees upon takeoff at Bandel airport in Washington County and crashed. 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 at Cowans Gap State Park: More...

Police: Pa. Fire Chief Stole Money For NASCAR Trip

ROARING SPRING, Pa. More...

Skydiving Granny Ready For Her Eighth Jump

THE (WILKES-BARRE) CITIZENS' VOICE WAPWALLOPEN, Pa. (AP) – While some people would be afraid to jump out of a plane once, Clara White is about to bring her total to eight – once for each decade she's lived. Does it ever make her nervous? More...

Supreme Champion Breeding Beef Female

Pictured above is the 2012 Fulton County Fair Supreme Champion Breeding Beef Female. The show took place Monday, August 13, at 3 p.m. More...

‘Burn Books’ Sparking Controversy

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL/ LANCASTER NEW ERA LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – You have a big nose. Your butt is huge. You're ugly. You smell. More...