September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Democrats Meet For Fall Dinner

Karen Ramsburg, Democratic candidate for the PA 9th Congressional District, speaks to the Fulton County Democratic faithful at the annual fall dinner held Friday evening at the Hustontown Firehall. More...

Young Heading McConnellsburg PSP Station

Newest station commander here

Being 200 miles away from home doesn’t phase Kerby Young. In fact, as the newest station commander of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Mc- Connellsburg, Sgt. More...

Pa. Three Mile Island Reactor Unit Back In Service

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) – A unit at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania has been returned to service following an automatic shutdown triggered by a malfunctioning pump. More...

Judge Van Horn Presides Over September 18 Court Session

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, September 18. More...

Erie Police Probe Man’s Fatal Fall From High-rise

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Police in Erie are investigating the death of a man who fell from the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building. The Erie Times-News reports it happened around 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Highpoint Towers apartment complex. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, started out the third quarter of the year preparing for the Fulton County Fair Queen Contest. More...

First Bus Tour Of Fulton County By Historical Society Planned

After the successful bus tour of Franklin County in August, the Fulton Historical Society is now planning a first- ever bus tour of southern Fulton County and the Hancock areas for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Hold wii Bowling Banquet

Warfordsburg Senior Center held its 10th annual wii bowling banquet at the Road Kill Cafe on September 10. More...

Teens Hold Carwash

Fulton County Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) hosted a carwash Saturday at All Things Automotive north of McConnellsburg. TAB raised $172 between 9 a.m. More...

Historic Kendall Grave Gets Spruce Up

Margaret Kendall descendants Linda Johnston Mellon, Melissa Lodge Horton, Robin Kendall and Albert Kendall and friends of the family gathered at their ancestor’s gravesite in Ayr Township last More...

Latter-day Saints Participate In Regional Day To Serve

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is partnering with Maryland Gov. Martin O. Malley, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, and Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. More...

Man Receives Brother’s Korean War POW Medals

THE EXPRESS-TIMES EASTON, Pa. (AP) – It’s impossible to know if Vincenzo Romeo thought of his childhood in Easton as he succumbed to dysentery in a prison camp in North Korea. But his family in Easton thought of him. More...

PennDOT Commends Volunteers For Litter Cleanup Effor t

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

Golden Honored For Service At OSI

The board of directors of Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) recently recognized Linda Golden for her years of service on the board. More...

Deeds Recorded

Nancy A. Seville to Karen S. Beckley in Dublin Township, $590 in tax stamps. Gloria L. Cerra, trustee of the Gloria L. Cerra Revocable Inter Vivos Trust Agreement, to Joel B. Resh in Union Township, $2,250 in tax stamps. 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 public programs: More...

Man Jailed In Drunken Kidnap Attempt At Resort

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A 24- year-old man who drunkenly entered the ski resort hotel room of an 11-year-old girl and dragged her out of bed will spend six to 23 months in jail. More...

Death Penalty Trial Set In Game Warden’s Death

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of having killed a game warden in central Pa. almost two years ago. More...

Bid Opening Held For New DJ Office

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners along with Jerre Parson of Dennis E. Black Engineering oversaw a bid opening for the proposed renovation of office space for Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. More...

Southern Fulton Talks Natural Gas

Board member Dale Sigel resigns

NEWS EDITOR Representatives of Reynolds Energy sat down with the Southern Fulton School Board and administration last Tuesday to provide a brief overlook on the possibilities of bringing natural gas to the junior/senior high school. More...

Willie Nelson, Other Stars Bring Farm Aid To Pa.

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Willie Nelson is in central Pennsylvania for Saturday’s annual Farm Aid concert – but he says he wishes that he didn't have to be doing the events. More...

Pa. Court Officials Upset By Jury Duty Prank calls

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – What's worse than getting picked for jury duty? How about getting a prank phone call threatening a $500 fine or 30 days in jail for missing a jury summons you never even received. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: William Harold Souders Jr., 51, Needmore, and Robin Lee Stimmel, 37, Needmore. More...

Lunch Menu

FORBES ROADLunchMonday, October 1: buffalo chicken wrap w/lettuceand tomato, green beans,fruit, milk.Tuesday, October 2:sausage and cheese pan pizza, celery and carrot sticks,fruit milk.Wednesday, October 3:scalloped potatoes w/ham, More...

Completes Training

Navy Seaman Damon D. Gordon, son of Melette L. Gordon of Needmore, Pa., and David D. Gordon, of Needmore, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

National Park Service Receives $1.2 Million Flight 93 Memorial Grant

U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (DPa.) and Pat Toomey (RPa.) and U.S. Reps. Mark Critz (D-Pa.) and Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced that the National Park Service has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: potato crusted fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches. More...

State Court Administrator Cautions Against Phone Call Hoax

Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Zygmont A. Pines is urging residents across the commonwealth to be wary of prank phone calls and text messages about jury duty. More...

Town Takes Loan To Pay Flood Contractors

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania community ravaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Lee is taking out a risky $2.5 million loan to pay contractors who've gone unpaid for a year since working on the cleanup effort. More...

Jury List

The president judge andjury commissions drew fromthe jury wheel the followingnames for the October 22,2012, jury selection. More...

Burning Dog Found In Crate Along Philadelphia Area Road

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Animal welfare officials in suburban Philadelphia are investigating the death of a caged dog found ablaze at the side of a road. More...

Judge Who Gave OK To Pa.Voter ID Law To Review It

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Principal Resigns Over Texts, E-mails

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania high school principal has resigned amid criticism he mocked and insulted students in emails and text messages. More...

Traveling Evangelist Convicted Of Raping Pa. Girl

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – A traveling preacher who claimed an 11-year-old girl became “belligerent” when he refused to sleep in the same bed as her has been convicted of raping the girl at a southwestern Pennsylvania motel. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE September 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1406- 1444 lbs., $125.50 to $128; choice 2-3, 1024-1490 lbs., $121 to $125; heavy cattle: 1572- 1610 lbs., $ 120 to $122.50; select 2-3: 180-1382 lbs., $113 to $117.50. More...

Resolution of Respect

SHOTTS WHEREAS, it has been resolved by the members of the United Methodist Women of the Fairview United Methodist Church, that Resolution of Respect be written to the memory of Dorothy Shotts, who passed away on September 12, 2012, and be it resolve More...

Philly Water Taxis Planned For Delaware River Area

PHILADELPHIA (AP) –Officials hope three boats bobbing in a marina just south of Philadelphia's Market Street will be the start of new future for the Delaware River In which travel by water taxi is no novelty. More...