December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Court Session Held December 11

NEWS EDITOR Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, December 11, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Hershey Auction Promises Old, Odd Items

By Monica Von Dobeneck THE (HARRISBURG) PATRIOT-NEWS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Think you might need a “bathtub truck,” a tank on wheels that Hershey Co. More...

Fraudulent Fundraising Calls Impersonate LSS

Within the last few days several reports have been made to Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania (LSS) from concerned individuals regarding phone calls they received. More...

Bon-Ton Stores Fined 450K For Drawstring Error

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has agreed to pay a $450,000 penalty for failing to report that some of its children's hooded jackets and sweatshirts were sold with drawstrings through the hood. More...

Financial Focus

Five Reasons Not To Be A “Do-It-Yourself” Investor

These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various Web sites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. More...

Secret Santa Pays Western Pa. Families' Layaways

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A secret Santa is bringing real holiday cheer to some western Pennsylvania families. More...

W. Pa. Couple Wed For 65 Years Dies Hours Apart

MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania couple has died hours apart after 65 years of marriage. More...

Protect Your Pets From Holiday Hazards

You can bet that during the holiday season your pet is bound to sniff out leftovers, dig into the presents and have fun with all of your decorations. More...

Perfect Poinsettias Start Growing In July

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Christmas begins in July for Judy Pemberton of Pemberton's Greenhouses in Lexington. More...

Great Ways To Keep Kids Reading Over The Holidays

While breaks from school should be fun, they don’t have to be breaks from learning. The down time of the holiday season is the perfect time of year to keep kids entertained with books. More...

Ex-governor’s Kin Offers Reward For Grave Vandals

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The family of former Republican Gov. Raymond Shafer is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest of whoever desecrated his grave and painted graffiti on a family monument. More...

Complete The Holiday Season With Gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for “Soft Glazed Gingerbread” from Elizabeth M. More...

Dreaming Of A White Christmas?

Consider A “Green” One Instead

Christmas is a holiday full of joy and celebration. It can also be a time of consumption and stress on the environment. However, holiday shoppers and celebrants can easily reduce their carbon footprint this holiday season. More...

“Ditto” To Neighbor’s Christmas Lights

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) – An Arizona woman who knew she couldn’t compete head on with her neighbor’s elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. More...

Governor Says Pa. Won’t Set Up Health Exchange

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, at least not for now, Gov. More...

F&M Donates To County Food Basket

Paul Johnston, Fulton/Huntingdon County market manager for F&M Trust, presents a check and canned goods to Susan Cubbage, director of Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Pa. Harley- Davidson Plant Hits 4 Million Milestone

YORK DAILY RECORD/ SUNDAY NEWS YORK, Pa. (AP) – One by one, they introduced themselves to Robert and Susan Shingler. One installed the left side footpads. Another put in the fenders. More...

Invasion Of Starlings In Pennsylvania

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – It starts with a just handful of birds. Like clockwork, a halfhour before sundown, the flock swoops over the fields along Hampshire Road, curving and turning in unison as if controlled by one mind. More...

NW Pa. Sheriff Sues County Over Payroll Shortfall

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania sheriff is suing his county's commissioners saying they've wrongly told him the county will fall about $9,000 short of paying his staff this year. More...

County Attends To Routine Business

Signs contracts for ongoing renovation projects

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to routine business the last two weeks, signing multiple contracts associated with ongoing construction and renovation of buildings and hearing about projects elsewhere in the county. More...

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mass Shooting

ASSOCIATED PRESS The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children. More...

Motorcycle Club Donates To Food Basket

Masonic Motorcycle Club International Chapter 51 representatives Mike Rotz and Roy Spidle recently presented a donation of $150 to Susan Cubbage, executive director of the Fulton County Food Basket, McConnellsburg. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Some Like it Hawk” by Donna Andrews ( large print), “Christmas in Cornwall” by Marcia Millett (large print), “The Last Man” by Vince Flynn (large print), “The Fo More...

After Founder’s Death, Operation Shoebox Continues

CENTRE DAILY TIMES STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Dino Campanis, a Vietnam War veteran, knew the joy a care package could give a combat soldier. More...

FFA Members Receive Area FFA Degree

McConnellsburg FFA members Cody Trail and Sara Wenschhof received their BBF Area FFA degree last week at a ceremony in Altoona. Cody and Sara were two of approximately 28 FFA members from Blair, Bedford, Fulton FFA chapters to receive this award. More...

Pa. Game Commission Probes Horse Shot In Pasture

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the shooting of a show horse while it was out to pasture in northwestern Pennsylvania. Cheryl Gibson owns the 8-year-old gelding named Sus. More...

MHS Chorus Performs For NBC 25

McConnellsburg Senior High chorus performed for NBC 25 on Wednesday morning for the taping of the upcoming program entitled “Sounds of the Season,” to be aired Christmas Eve and Christmas More...

NJ Town Has Answer For Christmas Tree-Nappers

PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) – One southern New Jersey town has figured out a foolproof way to stop potential Christmas tree thieves: Make them stink. More...

Graduates

Kelly Eileen Elbin, of Warfordsburg, graduated alongside 504 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the fall 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Sunday, December 16, in Millersville’s Pucillo Gymnasium. More...

How To Make The Most Of Your Time In The Kitchen

Meals give you an opportunity to enjoy what you love – time with your family, friends and the chance to relish a well-made dish. More...

McCbg. FOVA Presents Donation To Camp Cadet

The post commander of McConnellsburg FOVA recently presented a donation of $2,500 to Fulton County Camp Cadet Association. Accepting the donation from Cmdr. George Cutchall, center, are, left: Cpl. More...

Seasonal Song Becomes Favorite

The song “Winter Wonderland” has become a staple of holiday radio. Much like “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland” was not intentionally written to become a Christmas carol, but evolved into one over time. More...

Two Million Lights At W.Va. Farm Museum Display

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) – Time is running out to see a holiday exhibit featuring 2 million lights. The Christmas display is at the West Virginia Farm Museum in Point Pleasant. More...

WTAE Seeks To Nix Suit For Airing Wrong Mug Shot

PITTSBURGH(AP) – Attorneys for Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who says her mug shot was wrongly aired on the TV news when her daughter – who has the same first and last name – w More...

Pa. Wood-burning Boilers A Threat To Health

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A state program intended to promote renewable energy may instead be releasing high levels of pollutants, according to a report released Wednesday. More...

Judge Says Summer Trial Likely On Pa. Voter ID Law

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. 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: Shirley Ray, Paul M. Ray and Rebecca Ray to Paul R. More...

Local Special Olympics Fall Update

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County is happy to announce the results of the fall season. The fall season consisted of three medal events. The first event, the Fall Classic, was September 23 at Hershey. More...