October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Central Fulton Holds Special Meeting

County, school to receive payment in lieu of taxes from Tri-State

NEWS EDITOR The Central Fulton School Board convened last Thursday for a brief but important special meeting that saw a nod of approval given to its comprehensive plan as well as an agreement that ends the ongoing real estate tax dispute with a local More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, November 5: Italian meatball and cheese on a hot dog bun, chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, steamed lima beans, fresh carrots, fresh apple, choice of milk. More...

Financial Solutions

Asset Allocation Can Help Protect Your Portfolio

Over time, the value of stocks can go up and down. Bond prices fluctuate with interest rates, as do other types of fixed-income securities such as certificates of deposit and investments in money-market accounts. More...

Pa. Inmate Seeks Appeal As Execution Plans Proceed

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawyers for a death row inmate who could be the first person executed in Pennsylvania since 1999 asked a federal judge on Wednesday to reopen the case and stop the plans to put him to death in two weeks. More...

Teacher Fair After Burned In W. Pa. Science Class

DERRY, Pa. (AP) – A school district and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating after a chemistry teacher was burned during a class experiment at a western Pennsylvania high school. More...

Themes Of Pa. Senate Debate: Tea Party, Business

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. More...

The Mary Kay Foundation SM Awards Women In Need $20,000 Grant

For domestic violence prevention and awareness

Women In Need, a local women’s shelter serving Franklin and Fulton counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation SM. More...

PA Man Burned With Blowtorch Before Home Invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a man was kidnapped in northeast Philadelphia and burned with a blowtorch before he and his wife were robbed in a home invasion. More...

Bags First Buck

Ellen Mellinger of Ephrata bagged her very first archery season buck Friday morning, October 26, by Cowans Gap State Park. More...

The War Of 1812 Gets Comic Book Treatment In Pa.

ASSOCIATED PRESS ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Local historian Don Haener realizes it can sometimes be difficult getting students to connect with history. More...

Arrest Made In W. Pa. Bicyclist Throat Slashing

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Police have arrested a man for allegedly slashing the throat of a Pittsburgh bicyclist in an attack last month. Authorities say 21-yearold Anthony Scholl, of West Mifflin, was charged Thursday. More...

Civil War Cannonball Found In Philly Historic Area

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A contractor grinding a tree stump in downtown Philadelphia's historic district has made a rare discovery. More...

100-Year Pa. Farm Getting Out Of Produce Biz

THE YORK DISPATCH YORK, Pa. (AP) – People used to line up at the Fitz family's farm stand in New Eastern Market before it had even opened for the day. More...

FCMC Receives Life-Like Patient Simulator To Improve Safety

The Fulton County Medical Center Educational Services department is pleased to introduce its newest staff member, SimMan®. More...

Seniors Hold Costume Social

Pictured above are the contestants for the Halloween costume social at Warfordsburg Senior Center held last Saturday night. More...

Forbes Road Goes Pink

There was a pink glow at Forbes Road High School last week, all in an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. More...

Bard Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Tamela Mellott Bard 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...

Library Holds Family Place Workshop

Tina Reeder of Murphy’s Pet Connection was the special guest during a Family Place program at Fulton County Library Friday, October 26. More...

Sleeping Pills Found During Halloween Parade

NEWS EDITOR Officials from Fulton County Medical Center and the Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Friday that a child did pick up a package of sleeping pills during the county’s only Halloween parade the prior evening. More...

Beware Of Cash Scams

Three reported to local PSP station in three weeks

NEWS EDITOR Local residents are being advised to be wary of phone solicitations and letters involving cash prizes and schemes requiring money to be sent to foreign countries. More...

Southern Fulton To Host County Band Festival

November 2 event open to the public

NEWS EDITOR Junior and senior high students from the Southern Fulton, Forbes Road and McConnellsburg school districts will be gathering early next month for a special band performance open to the general public. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the pas tweek: Todd Martin Souders, 46, McConnellsburg, and Chaun Tel Deneen, 42, McConnellsburg. More...

Crayola Experience Hopes Renovations Set New Tone

EASTON, Pa. ( AP) – What color does Crayola pick for blueprints? The iconic crayon maker hopes renovations will help boost attendance at its Crayola Experience tourist attraction. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE October 22 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1388- 1460 lbs., $125 to $127; choice 2-3, 1180-1596 lbs., $119 to $123.50; select 2-3, 1106-1506 lbs., $113 to $117. More...

Charges Filed In U.S. Halloween Costume Shooting

ROCHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) – Charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania man who shot what he thought was a skunk but was really his 8-year-old cousin in a black-and-white Halloween costume. More...

MHS Class Of 1951 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg Class of 1951 held its annual reunion at McConnellsburg Firehall. More...

Conococheague Institute To Host Seminar On Historic Area Spring Houses

The Conococheague Institute will host a seminar on historic spring houses in Montgomery Township, southern Franklin County, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. More...

DA: Friend Planned $50K Kidnapping, But Baby Died

ASSOCIATED PRESS BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (AP) – Police in a Philadelphia suburb say a family friend hoped to kidnap a baby to get $50,000 from her softwareengineer parents but instead killed the girl and her grandmother in a botched crime. More...

Pa. Inmate Seeks Appeal As Execution Plans Proceed

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawyers for a death row inmate who could be the first person executed in Pennsylvania since 1999 asked a federal judge on Wednesday to reopen the case and stop the plans to put him to death in two weeks. More...

Huge Gettysburg Battlefield Map Moved To New Home

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – The 12-ton light-up map of the decisive moments of the Battle of Gettysburg has been hoisted to its new home about 12 miles away. More...

Toy Company Donates “Knight’ To Western Pa. Store

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A toy company has donated a new four-foot-tall knight statue to accompany one stolen from the front of a western Pennsylvania toy shop before it was also returned by pranksters. More...

Roommate Charged In Grave Killing

LAKE HARMONY, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a northeastern Pennsylvania man with killing his roommate and burying his body in a shallow grave. More...

Woman Guilty Of Intentionally Crushing Husband

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally pinning her husband to a wall with their car. More...

Perp Shot Up Car At Ex-Chief’s Request

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing silencers and machine guns used one of the illegal devices to shoot up the car of another man at the request of a southwestern Pennsylvania police chie More...

Man Sentenced Over Employee Accident, Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The owner of a western Pennsylvania painting company has pleaded guilty to willfully violating federal workplace safety standards when one of his employees was electrocuted while painting near some power lines. More...

Pa. Woman, 7 Months Pregnant, Shot Opening Door

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – Police have been searching for two men who were present when a pregnant western Pennsylvania woman was fatally shot as she opened her apartment door. Ambridge police say the shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Deeds Recorded

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

Man Burned With Blowtorch Before Home Invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a man was kidnapped in northeast Philadelphia and burned with a blowtorch before he and his wife were robbed in a home invasion. More...