November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Husband, Wife In Court For Drug Delivery

NEWS EDITOR A husband and wife from the McConnellsburg area were in county court Tuesday to answer allegations that they sold hydrocodone pills to a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant over a year ago. More...

Patience Short, Gas Lines Long In Pa. Post-Sandy

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Patience grew shorter and gasoline lines grew longer in parts of Pennsylvania still struggling Friday amid the aftermath of this week’s major storm, while utility crews continued working to restore pow More...

Pa. Wildlife Shelter Scrambles To Save Food Stocks

POCONO RECORD STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Being without power for a week is difficult for anyone, but when you have nine freezers full of rats, chicken and quail meat to keep from spoiling, a power outage of that duration can be crippling. More...

Dickerson Performs At FFA Convention

Several McConnellsburg FFA members spent the last week of October in Indianapolis, Ind., attending the National FFA convention along with more than 50,000 other FFA members from all over the country. More...

Farmers Get Relief From Antiquated Vehicle Code

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) says farmers across the state have gained substantial relief from longstanding problems associated with locally operated agricultural vehicles now that Gov. More...

Wild Dogs Kill 2-Year-Old Boy At Pa. Zoo Exhibit

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A mother's attempt to give her two-year-old son a better view of wild African dogs turned into a tragedy at the Pittsburgh Zoo after the boy fell into the exhibit and was killed by a pack of the animals as rel More...

Cards Of Thanks

GUYER/ESPOSITO FUNDRAISER We want to thank all those who doanted items and came out to support the fundraiser we had on Friday. The money raised will help with a lot of expenses. More...

10-Year-Old Shoots Self, Playing With Gun

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a 10- year-old boy has shot himself in the hand while playing with a gun at a playground. Police say the accidental shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Christy Recreation Center. More...

Dairy Producers Have Opportunity To Participate In Free Water Testing

Penn State Extension has more than 200 livestock drinking water tests available that will be given to Pennsylvania dairy producers, as part of an extension educational program that in part encourages livestock producers to regularly test their water More...

2 Linked To Former Steelers Doctor To Plead Guilty

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A pharmacist and a nurse who worked for him are scheduled to waive indictment and plead guilty to charges that they helped a former Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor illegally distribute anabolic steroids. More...

Farmers And Ranchers Urged To Record Losses From Hurricane Sandy

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Enter Aviation Art Contest

Young Pennsylvania students are invited to learn about aviation and express their creativity through the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation’s annual art contest. More...

Financial Focus

Don’t Overlook Financial Risks In Retirement

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Denies Injunction Request Over Voter ID

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge has denied a request for an injunction from opponents of Pennsylvania's voter ID law, who wanted him to order the state to be clearer about voters not needing photo ID at the polls Tuesday. More...

Pa. Police Suspect Pot In Cop’s Car Was “Prank”

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police believe a small plastic bag of pot found in the narcotics commander's car was left there as a prank – but they don't appreciate the joke. More...

PA Priest Accused Of Taking $380,000 From Parish

BONNEAUVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania priest faces charges he stole more than $380,000 from his parish. Investigator says 52-yearold Father Caesar Belchez transferred more than $190,000 from various accounts at St. More...

Salvage Your Assets

Help storm-damaged trees recover from Hurricane Sandy

The trail of damage after major storms such as Hurricane Sandy truly reveals the power of Mother Nature, and the remains can bedevastating, especially for trees. More...

Coroner: Pa. Man Died While Clearing Storm Debris

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says a Pennsylvania man died while clearing storm debris over the weekend. More...

Man Died While Clearing Storm Debris

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says a Pennsylvania man died while clearing storm debris over the weekend. More...

112-Year Old Penna. Apparel Maker To Close

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) – One of the last U.S. apparel manufacturers of its kind is losing its shirt. More...

Reporter, FBI Agent Write Book On Pa. Collar Bomb

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Lindbergh baby kidnapping in 1932 was the first caper designated by the FBI as a major case, and a bizarre bank heist would join the list on Aug. More...

Operation Christmas Child Set For Nov. 12-19

Shoeboxes should be dropped off at My Father’s House church

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Helping Veterans Heal

Western Pa. Group’s Goal:

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) – John Novotnak returned home in 2005 from a 15- month tour of duty in Iraq, and he associated sand with the horrors he experienced and witnessed while at war. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Leroy Lambert, 79, Mc- Connellsburg, and Sherry Lee Pittman, 60, McConnellsburg. More...

Forbes Road Elementary Takes To The Polls

Over the past few weeks students from Forbes Road Elementary have been learning first-hand about the election process and on Monday had the chance to cast their vote on who should be the next preside More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, November 12: no school. Tuesday, November 13: assorted cereal or warm apple strudel, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Less Than 30,000 Without Power In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Utility officials say fewer than 30,000 customers remain without power in Pennsylvania, down from the 1.2 million outages across the commonwealth during last week's major storm. More...

Historic Pa. Inn, Dating To 1757, Sold At Auction

FAIRFIELD, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania inn that dates back to 1757 and has sheltered famous guests such as Patrick Henry and Robert E Lee has been sold for $700,000. More...

Wife Urges Prison For Ex-Pa. School Bus Driver

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Western Pa. Nuclear Reactor Online After Refueling

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) – A reactor at FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear power plant in western Pennsylvania has returned to service after being shut down for refueling and maintenance in September. More...

SF Band Marches In Mummers Parade

Southern Fulton High School’s marching band moves along the 87th Alstia Mummers parade route October 27 in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Boy, Struck And Killed By Train In Western Pa.

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a freight train while playing on the tracks in western Pennsylvania. The accident happened around 6 p. m. Friday in Beaver, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. More...

Expiration Dates Extended For Motor Vehicle Products

Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

FR Honor Roll

First Marking Period All A’s Grade twelve: Hailey Berkstresser, Samantha Clippinger, Corrina Parsons. Grade eleven: Lara Cromer, Macklin Hawkins, Brandon Purnell, Kyle Schoen. More...

Conrad Glazier Receives National FFA Honor

Last weekend, Mc- Connellsburg FFA member Conrad Gla-zier was awarded his American FFA Degree, an honor bestowed on a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence. More...

Pa. Pupils To Wear Tracking Devices In Flu Study

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Veterans 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, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. 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: Norman L. Horst and Grace Y. Horst to Charles H. More...