January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

House Fire Ruled Accidental

Blaze stemmed from chimney complications

An assistant deputy fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police in Mc- Connellsburg has completed his investigation into a local house fire that erupted during the early morning hours Saturday, December 29. More...

Pa. To Put All Restaurant Inspections Online

PITTSBURGH (AP) – By year’s end, diners should be able to go online to check out the cleanliness of every restaurant across Pennsylvania. More...

Meyer Commissioned Ensign In U.S. Navy

Matthew Meyer, son of Warfordsburg residents Ray and Ann Meyer, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy, December 22. More...

Bronze Doors Worth $8,000 Stolen From Old Pa. Tomb

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a set of bronze doors worth more than $8,000 has been stolen from a century-old tomb in a Pittsburgh cemetery. More...

Truck Downs Wires, Knocks Out Power In Pa. Town

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – Several hundred people are without power after a truck hit a utility pole in Lancaster County. The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster New Era reports the accident happened in Columbia around 4 a.m. Friday. More...

McCbg. Holds Snowball Dance

McConnellsburg middle and high schools held their Snowball dance recently. A total of $952.85 was collected for the Mc- Connellsburg Alumni Building and a total of $2,000.15 went to the American Cancer Society. More...

Gov. Corbett Says He’ll Consider Gunshow Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday he would consider a radio show caller’s suggestion that gun shows be banned on publicly owned property. More...

Doctor With Permit Charged Over Gun At Pa. School

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Commissioners Meet Monday

Discuss many construction-related projects

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with various department heads on Monday and made several appointments to start off the new year. More...

Federal Funds Awarded For Food, Shelter

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $5,000 through the State Set Aside Funds of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Police Search For Clues In Soldier’s Shooting

Composite sketch released in North Carolina murder

Officials with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina released a composite sketch last Thursday of a man detectives are interested in speaking with regarding the December shooting death of former Franklin County resident Robert Devit More...

Zook Announces Run For Judge

On Monday, January 7, 2013, Jeremiah Zook announced his candidacy for judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Franklin/Fulton counties). More...

Pa.’s Federal Lawmakers All Backed ‘Cliff’ Deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The deal that averted the “fiscal cliff” was supported unanimously by the Republicans and Democrats who make up Pennsylvania's congressional delegation. Sens. More...

County Band Concert January 12 At Academy

Mercersburg Academy will host the annual Franklin- Fulton County Music Educators Association County Band Concert Saturday, January 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Burgin Center for the Arts Simon Theatre on campus. More...

Libertarians Seek To Recover $214K In Pa. Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Libertarian Party is seeking to recoup nearly $214,000 in legal costs from its successful defense against a Republican Party-backed challenge to keep the Libertarian ticket off the Pennsylvania ballot. More...

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

Factoring Medical Costs Into Retirement

According to the 2010 Wells Fargo Retirement Study conducted by Harris Interactive Inc., healthcare costs are expected to have the highest impact on Americans’ ability to retire, ahead of inflation. More...

Seniors Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated the new year in on December 31. More...