January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Husband, Wife Guilty Of Drug Delivery

Make plea during call of criminal trial list

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg couple made one last appearance in county court last week before they will be sentenced on drug- delivery charges. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE January 14 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1438- 1540 lbs., $126.50 to $129; choice 2-3, 1302-1516 lbs., $119 to $123; select 2-3, 1058- 1430 lbs., $112 to $117. More...

Gun Rights Protesters Rally At Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Scores of protesters have rallied at Pennsylvania’s state Capitol in support of gun rights and to protest proposals for gun control. More...

No Mistrial At Philly Mob Trial

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Corbett Announces PennDOT’s Cost Savings, Modernization Progress

Gov. Tom Corbett announced this week that PennDOT has identified more than $50 million in savings through its Next Generation initiative that involves modernizing operations, expanding inter-agency efficiencies and becoming a better business partner. More...

PennDOT Receives Recognition For Litter Cleanup Effor ts

For the ninth consecutive year, PennDOT has been presented with the national Partner Award for its continued support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Bucknell University has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. More...

Hoop Shoot Held At McConnellsburg

Eighty-two shooters participated in the Chambersburg Elks Lodge #600 Hoop Shoot. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, January 28: assorted cereal or assorted breakfast bars, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, January 29: assorted cereal or warm cherry strudel, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Marriage License

Dustin Lee Long, 27, Fannettsburg, and Serena Marie Black, 27, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Cabela’s Pulls Out Of Pa. Show Over Gun Flap

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hunting and fishing retailer Cabela’s Inc. More...

Sorority Hosts Send-Off For Fair Queen

Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, hosted Fulton County Fair Queen Morgan Strait last Tuesday night at a meeting that also included a send-off for the Pennsylvania State Fair Qu More...

New Documentary Targets Critics Of Fracking

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH ( AP) –“FrackNation” is a new documentary that attacks opponents of fracking for oil and gas, but it also raises a bigger question: Is it possible to criticize environmentalists without being a tool for b More...

Pa. Kindergartner Suspended For Bubble Gun Remark

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) – A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. More...

W. Pa. School Finds Lost Impressionist Painting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – At first it just seemed like a nice little painting of a doorway in gentle light, destined to hang on a school administrator's wall. More...

Pa. Horse Dies Suddenly, Traps Woman Underneath It

REVERE, Pa. (AP) – A woman walking a horse up a hill in eastern Pennsylvania has become trapped after the animal died suddenly and fell on top of her. More...

Cour t Supervision Ended In 1977 Pa. Murder Case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has removed a former western Pennsylvania man from court supervision pending a decision on whether he will be prosecuted in a drug-related 1977 double murder more than 31/2 decades ago. More...

Penn State Trustees Elect New Leadership

ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

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Vigil Planned To Remember Paterno One Year Later

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the occasional Tshirt, reminders of Joe Paterno sprinkle Happy Valley. More...

Cat Blamed For Philly Fire, Residents Displaced

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Fire officials are blaming a cat for a fire that forced the evacuation of 130 people from a West Philadelphia apartment building. The fire was reported late Sunday night at the West Park apartments. More...

Hershey Hosting AHL’s Outdoor Classic

AP SPORTS WRITER HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – A stiff breeze swept across the tough ice, while a setting sun created odd shadows. Unusual settings for hockey were also typical conditions for a midseason game outdoors. More...

Southern Fulton Board Handles Personnel Issues

Accepts proposal for asbestos abatement

NEWS EDITOR The Southern Fulton School Board’s agenda was laden with personnel, policy and contractual matters last Tuesday when directors and administrators convened for their monthly meeting. More...

Unger Wins Retrial In Murder Case

Escape artist serving life sentence in Md.

Merle W. Unger Jr., a convicted killer who once had ties to the Fulton County area, will receive a new trial nearly 38 years after he shot and killed an off-duty police officer in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Area Man Pleads To Sexual Assault

Sentencing scheduled for March 19

NEWS EDITOR An area man appeared in county court this week to answer to accusations of sexual involvement with a young girl. More...

Celebrates First

Holly Diana Mae Harr celebrated her first birthday on December 5, 2012. Her parents are Kenny and Belinda Harr. She has a big brother, Matthew, and a big sister, Kendra, who are very proud of her. More...

Call Of Criminal Trial List Held

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held Tuesday, January 15, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  April M. More...

Longaberger Consultant Recognized At National Convention

The Longaberger Co. recently recognized Deb Toothman of McConnellsburg, as a top performer at The Bee, the company’s annual sales convention held in Columbus, Ohio. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, wheat bread, orange, cookie. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Three hundred and thirty three students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester, according to Dr. David M. Hinds, ACM vice president of instructional affairs. More...

Ronald McDonald House And PFB’s Food Checkout Day

Sue Fleming and Donna Lynch are this year’s co-coordinators of the Ronald McDonald House food and household items collection January 21 through February 14. Sue will have the northern part of the county. She can be reached at 717- 987-3718. More...

Charged With Odometer Tampering In Pa. Car Sales

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors say two suspects defrauded used car buyers by tampering with odometers and using Pennsylvania titles that reflected the false mileage totals. The U.S. More...

Passing A School Bus With Flashing Red Lights Is Illegal

As the school year reaches the mid-point, motorists are reminded to not be complacent when they see a school bus with flashing red lights. More...

Cards Of Thanks

WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT Thank you Mrs. Denise Mellott’s eighth-grade character education class for your “Wounded Warriors” project. More...

Carbon Monoxide Kills Lifelong Friends In Pa. Home

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – Carbon monoxide poisoning has killed a pair of lifelong friends in western Pennsylvania, and authorities say the gas reading in the home was 50 times higher than the safe level. More...

Fracking For Natural Gas Being Powered By It, Too

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have powered the American natural gas boom. More...

PSU’s Charged Ex-president Sits Front Row At Game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Pa. Judge Questions Secrecy Deal In Gas Drill Case

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A judge said Friday a former colleague didn't follow normal procedure in sealing court documents in a highprofile case over natural gas drilling. More...

Man Has Foot Severed By Train

FERNDALE, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania say a man had his right foot severed after he walked into an oncoming train. More...

Four Dogs Killed, Firefighter Hurt In Fire In Reading

READING, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials in Reading say four dogs were killed and a firefighter was hurt in a row house blaze. More...

Pedestrian Killed On I-95 In Pa. ID’d.; Truck Found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have identified a pedestrian killed on Interstate 95 in northeast Philadelphia and say they have located the tractor-trailer involved in the accident in New Jersey. More...

High Court To Hear Appeal In Case Of Jilted Woman

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a jilted woman who was convicted under an anti-terrorism law for spreading deadly chemicals around the home of her husband's mistress. More...

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Pictured above, left: Jessica Strait (mother of Emmy-Lou Green), Emmy-Lou Green, 4; Grace Strait, 11, and Sarah Strait, 16. They all donated their hair to Locks of Love last week at Designs & Styles. More...

Boy Faints Behind Pa. Governor During School Stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A little boy has fainted behind Gov. Tom Corbett at a televised appearance at a Philadelphia school, but recovered in time to receive some personal give-and-take with the state's chief executive. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...