November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road Clears Short Meeting Agenda

Includes finance, personnel and miscellaneous items

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District’s Board of Directors dealt with a short agenda during their regular monthly meeting on November 5, 2012. The agenda included items related to finance, miscellaneous and personnel. More...

More Democrats Could Tangle Corbett’s Next 2 Years

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Financial Focus

Don’t Take A “Holiday” From Working Toward Financial Goals

We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. More...

Judge Walsh Holds Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, November 13, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Onetime Drilling Opponent Signs Lease On Pa. Farm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An author and one-time anti-drilling activist whose family owns a historic 153- acre farm has leased the land to a gas company, saying it’s better to work with the industry than to fight it. More...

Baby Boy Born On Pa. Turnpike During Rush Hour

LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (AP) – Mom was expecting but she probably never expected this. Police in suburban Philadelphia say a woman gave birth to a full-term baby boy on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during Thursday morning’s rush hour. More...

FR Class Of 1952 Holds Reunion

Hustontown/Forbes Road alumni banquet was held October 6, 2012, at Hustontown Firehall. Dinner was served at 6 p.m. Before dinner the Class of 1952 met at 4:15 p.m. More...

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Great food is the centerpiece of any holiday celebration, and practicing safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of holiday meal preparation. There are certain steps you can take to keep friends and family safe from food poisoning. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27: no school. Wednesday, November 28: assorted cereal or cherry strudel, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

What Every Holiday Cook Needs to Know

There’s one simple step every home chef needs to take this season to save time, money, stay safe and make the task of cooking holiday meals more enjoyable. Sharpen those knives! More...

How To Make A Difference This Holiday Season

Better than any toy, trinket or fruit basket, what if you could give a gift that would actually make a profound difference in one’s life? The holidays are the perfect time to reach out to the less fortunate. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced last week that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Gas Drilling Presents Obama With Historic Choices

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about regulating or promoting natural gas drilling. More...

Pa. Jobless Breaks Rising Streak As Payrolls Grow

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s jobless rate is down for the first time in six months as employers expanded their payrolls slightly in October. More...

Corbett Gets More Time On Healthcare Exchange

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

6 Judges Sue Over Pa.’s Retirement Age Of 70

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Six Pennsylvania judges are suing over the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges. The judges filed the legal challenge Wednesday in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg. 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: More...

Holidays: Sweat Before Sweets Fitness For The Holidays

ASSOCIATED PRESS For the Kent family of Amherst, N. H., getting dressed for the holidays often means lacing up hiking boots or buckling a helmet. More...

Holidays: How To Prepare Kids To See Their First Nutcracker

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) – Melody Campbell-Goeken remembers taking her son to see “The Nutcracker” for the first – and as it turned out last – time when he was 5 years old, at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antoni More...

From Cocktails To Coat Racks, Holiday Hosting 101

ASSOCIATED PRESS Not everyone can be Martha Stewart. For the mere mortal hosts among us, holiday party planning can whip up stress and anxiety: Is my house inviting? Do I have enough chairs? What about food? More...

CF Debates Software Purchase

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Phila. Woman Gets Proof Brother Wasn’t A Deserter

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Virginia Cleary never gave up. In the 43 years since her older brother, Marine Cpl. More...

Scranton Sends Out Decade’s Worth Of Trash Bills

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The northeastern Pennsylvania city that had to cut worker pay to minimum wage earlier this year is sending out more than a decade’s worth of delinquent garbage bills as it looks to generate cash. More...

Remains Found In PA Tunnel In 2000 ID’d

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A woman whose skeletal remains were found in an abandoned western Pennsylvania railroad tunnel more than a dozen years ago has been identified through an online DNA database. More...

CF Students Raise Money For Wounded Warriors

The eighth-grade Character Education Class at Mc- Connellsburg Middle School and the Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club are raising money for wounded warriors. An X-card shoot will be held December 9 at 2 p.m., at the Rifle and Pistol Club. More...

MMS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Mary Booth, Zoe Hann, Kailee Hernandex Corbett, Damon Knepper, Trinity May, Kyle McFadden, Jenna Richards, Kaitlin Shafer, Rebecca Wenschhof. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Jacob Boehme, Alexis Mellott, Sky Vance, Hunter Walls. Grade ten: Victoria Chatley, Caitlin Lynch, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters, Samantha Roberts. Grade eleven: Dalton Garlock, Matthew Snyder. More...

Local Kids Raise Funds To Help The Community

Kids from the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club recently worked together to raise funds to help their community. As part of the organization’s matching fund program, the kids held redneck bingo. More...

What To Watch Out For When Donating To Charity

Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. More...

USDA Announces Probe In Zoo Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has formally announced its investigation into the death of a 2-yearold boy who was fatally mauled when he fell into a wild African dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh zoo. More...

HAVFCO Helps With Hurricane Sandy Relief

Four members of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Survived Sandy

MOUNT OLIVE, N. J. (AP) – The Christmas tree that will dominate New York’s Rockefeller Center survived the winds of Superstorm Sandy that left a path of destruction in a New Jersey town and even its donor without electricity for weeks. More...

Woman Sues Over Pap Smears Before Cancer Diagnosis

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital is reviewing patient Pap smear slides after a woman filed suit claiming her tests were misread for five years before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. More...

Pa. Merchant Finds Rare Robert Johnson Record

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh record store owner has found what he calls “the holy grail of 78s’’ in a box of old albums he picked up for $50. More...

Rescue Operation Pays Off For Missing Mastiff

CENTER DAILY TIMES STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – She was the dog who came in from the cold. More...

Sandy Socks Md. Grower Of Giant Christmas Trees

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Motorists Encouraged To Prepare For Winter Travel

As the winter and holiday travel seasons approach, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

FR Lions Peace Poster Contest Winners Announced

Forbes Road Lions annual peace poster contest has been completed, and Zoe Cutchall, a sixthgrade student at Forbes Road Elementary is this year’s winner. More...