December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Navy SEAL Killed In Rescue Was From PA

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa. More...

Did Corbett Hike Taxes Or Fees? It’s Up For Debate

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In politics, it can be hard to count the different arguments that frame one single issue, and that most certainly is the case with Gov. More...

Joy Dasher Named Democrat Of the Year

Joy Dasher receives the Democrat of the Year award from Fulton County Democratic County Chairman Rheon Gelvin at the annual committee Christmas Dinner at the Olde Towne Restaurant in McConnellsburg on Monday, December 11, 2012. More...

PSU To Make First Payment Of $60M Fine December 20

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Court Session Held December 4

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, December 4. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Daniel Adam Jacobs, 24, Maugansville, Md., and Desiray Dawn Borror, 27, Hancock, Md. More...

In A Giving Spirit? Choose A Charity You Can Trust

The holiday season is when many express a giving spirit. Most will support charities whose work they see first-hand locally. But in mailboxes every day, there are appeals from many other local and national charities. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, December 17: Italian meatball and cheese on a hoagie roll, chicken cheese quesadilla on a soft tortilla, refried beans, fresh carrots, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Bakner Named Outstanding Teacher

At the 26th Annual Outstanding Teacher Luncheon on November 14, 2012, Dr. More...

Jeb Bush To Lead National Constitution Center

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It might not be the White House, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will follow in his father's footsteps as head of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. More...

Corbett Speaks At PA Society In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he will soon present his plans for dealing with pension costs, liquor privatization and the state's transportation system. More...

Financial Solutions

Are You Doing Enough To Keep Your Identity Safe?

Every year, thousands of unsuspecting individuals are targeted for fraud and identity theft in a number of ways via mail, telephone, the Internet, conversations – even sifting through victims’ trash. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Hold Last Social Of 2012

Warfordsburg Senior Center held its last social for the year on November 30. There was plenty of roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables and a variety of desserts. More...

Continental Commandery Donates To Food Basket

Continental Commandery No. 56, Chambersburg has once again presented a donation to the Fulton County Food Basket this holiday season. More...

MHS Class Of 1987 Holds Reunion DA: Firefighter’s Pa. Rape Text May Be Hacked Fake

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A text messaged “confession” used to charge a Michigan firefighter with raping a woman in western Pennsylvania may have been faked by the alleged victim. More...

Keep Your Home Safe From Allergens

The weather may be getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean people who are impacted by allergens are in the clear. From dust and dander to seasonal pollen, millions of people will sneeze, wheeze and cough their way through the months ahead. More...

Forbes Road Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Elementary November Students of the Month. More...

Fracking Surveys Find Support In Unexpected Places

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Private Vendor To Manage Caseworker Positions

One year after a proposal to form a nonprofit organization to oversee the county’s mental health, intellectual disabilities and early intervention programs, a decision was finally handed down last week. More...

Maryland Man Jailed For Statutory Sexual Assault

Dylan Sosebee sentenced Tuesday

NEWS EDITOR An Essex, Md., man has been ordered to time in a state correctional institution for the sexual assault of a Fulton County juvenile. More...

Kin’s Mob Memoir Details Scarfo’s Bloody Pa. Reign

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Mob turncoat Philip Leonetti has been married for nearly 20 years to the mistress of a man he killed. She doesn’t use the name Leonetti, but then again, neither does he. More...

VFW Post 655 Donates To Fulton County Food Basket

George Cutchall, a representative from VFW Post 655, recently presented a donation of $2,000 to Susan Cubbage, manager of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Boy Shot In Pa. Was Buckling Himself In

MERCER, Pa. (AP) – A 7- year-old boy had been buckling himself into his safety seat in the back of his father’s truck when he was shot to death after a handgun accidentally went off as his father got in the front seat, police said Sunday. More...

Jury Awards $109M In Pa. Power Line Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – West Penn Power Co. More...

Receives Pledge Ritual

Jeanne Strait, left, received the Pledge Ritual of Beta Sigma Phi, Iota Lambda Chapter, last week. Inez Eddy, right, introduced and recommended Strait to the sorority. More...

Graduates From Training

Air Force Airman Dustin A. Youngblood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

PA District Doesn’t Want To Be Put In State Hands

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – A long-struggling school district outside Philadelphia has asked a judge to reject a petition to put it in the hands of a state-appointed receiver. More...

CNB Bank President/CEO Retires

Successor named

Charles S. Trump IV, chairman of the board of directors of CNB Financial Services Inc. and CNB Bank Inc., has announced the retirement of Thomas F. Rokisky as president/CEO of CNB Bank Inc., effective January 2, 2013. More...

Cost Of Pa.’s US Senate Election Totals About $40M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania cost about $40 million, ending in the re-election of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for a second six-year term. More...

U.S. Rep. Schwartz Eyes Possible Pa. Governor Bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is now among the Democrats who are considering running for governor. More...

Pa. Twins Have Simultaneous And Free Hip Replacements

ASSOCIATED PRESS BENSALEM, Pa. More...

5.7 Million Pa.Votes Cast For President

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – All 67 of Pennsylvania's counties have certified their vote totals from the Nov. 6 election. More...

Bedford Co. Foundation Of ACM Grants Scholarships

Isaiah Hahn of McConnellsburg received the New Hope Foundation Memorial Scholarship from Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation of Allegany College of Maryland. He is a business management major and works at Mc- Donald’s. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recored 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: Delmas F. Bard and Shirley B. Bard to Carl P. More...

Will Bench Presses 605-Lb. Personal Best

One lifter from Buck’s Body Shop competed in a benchpress and deadlift meet in Beaver Springs Saturday, December 8, at the MACC Center. Pictured with his trophy is Charlie Will. More...

Backlash Follows Spoof Of Pa. Capital Debt Crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...