October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Cowboys Football To Play Under The Lights

Will battle Mount Union this Saturday at MHS

NEWS EDITOR With high hopes of topping last year’s attendance and community support, the Fulton County Cowboys football team will be playing under the lights this weekend in their only home game of the fall season. More...

Jobless Rate Improves By .3 Percent

County now ranks 46 out of 67

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Last Month To Win $1,000

The Pennsylvania Resources Council’s (PRC) 27nd annual Lens On Litter Photo Contest will close October 31, 2012. The contest focuses attention on the ugly and avoidable environmental problems that litter creates. More...

Columbia Gas Of Pa. Seeks 23 Percent Rate Hike

(AP) – Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania wants the state to approve a 23.4 percent rate hike the utility says will raise $77.3 million a year to help it replace aging pipelines. More...

Financial Solutions

You Need Not Be Wealthy To Benefit From Estate Planning

Many people dole out financial gifts in life but pay little attention to how their assets will be divided after they die. A well-conceived estate plan will help ensure that you and your heirs will enjoy the security of your assets. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, potato chips, applesauce, rye bread, cookies. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, October 8: chicken primavera, coleslaw, fruit milk Tuesday, October 9: tacos with corn and bean salsa, jello w/fruit, milk. Wednesday, October 10: meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/gravy, corn, fruit, milk. More...

Tornado Touches Down In Western Pa.

EIGHTY FOUR, Pa. (AP) – The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down and caused minor damage as rainstorms swept across western Pennsylvania. It occurred about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, near Eighty Four, around 4 p.m. More...

Fall’s Nutritional Stars: Broccoli, Cabbage And Cauliflower

The cooler weather of fall promotes the best growth of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower – crops that are not only “Simply Delicious” but also “Simply Nutritious.” Cabbage is grown on about 1,200 acres in Pennsylvania, r More...

Plenty Of PA Pumpkins This Year

Last year much of Pennsylvania experienced extremely wet weather and flooding during late August and early September to the deteriment of the state’s pumpkin crop. Some farmer’s literally watched their pumpkins float down the river. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE MARKET September 24 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1244- 1554 lbs., $123 to $127; choice 2-3, 1182-1516 lbs., $118 to $122; heavy cattle, 1520-1608 lbs., $120 to $123; select 2-3, 1274-1412 lbs., $113.50 to $115.50. More...

Deeds

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Legal Reimbursement Law Little Used

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania law requiring convicted public officials to reimburse the treasury for taxpayer funded legal help has been little used, a newspaper reported. More...

Robinson Sentenced For Child Sex Crime

Defense files post-sentence motion, alleges new evidence

NEWS EDITOR A Big Cove Tannery man was remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Sheriff ’s Office Tuesday to begin what will be a minimum 15-year sentence in a state correctional institution for raping a 9-year-old girl at his 2391 Cito Roa More...

Bass Fishing, Gas Drilling Meet In Pittsburgh

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Bass fishing, gas drilling and downtown Pittsburgh collided at a professional fishing tournament last week, and the unlikely partnership prompted cheers and concerns from anglers, environmentalists and the general p More...

Poacher Convicted Of 1st Degree Murder In Wildlife Conservation Officer Death

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A deer poacher was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for the slaying of a Pennsylvania game warden who pulled him over. More...

Court Session Held Sept. 25

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, September 25, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Allen Ray Ramsey, 53, Hustontown, and Julie Linn Spangler, 57, Hustontown. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Columbus Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 6, through Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. More...

Mellott Recertified As District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Wendy Richards Mellott was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s unified judicial system after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Free Water Tests For Dairy Farms Available

Pennsylvania dairy producers have the opportunity to participate in a free Penn State Extension Water Testing Program beginning October 1, 2012. More...

Judge Rejects Plea In Pa. Torture Killing

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge has rejected a guilty but mentally ill plea by a man charged in the brutal torture killing of a mentally disabled western Pennsylvania woman. More...

Philly Police Expect Charges Against Child Driver

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police expect to charge a 10- year-old Philadelphia boy with auto theft and related charges after they say he swiped a van then crashed it into five parked cars. More...

Ikea Stores Plan To Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Swedish retailer Ikea plans to sell only energy-efficient LED lighting by 2016. Ikea in 2010 announced plans to have all incandescent bulbs out of its North American stores by 2011. More...

Judge Suggests Striking Part Voter ID Law

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sorority Members Receive Degrees

Virginia Palmer, left, recently completed training and was awarded the Ritual of Jewels degree, which is the second level of advancement in Beta Sigma Phi. More...