February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

McCbg. FFA To Hold Benefit Pet Food Drive

As part of its National FFA Week celebration, McConnellsburg FFA will hold a bake sale and pet food donation drive to benefit Better Days Animal Shelter on Monday, Feb. 18, from 1 p.m. More...

Military Weighs Cutbacks In Drone Programs

ASSOCIATED PRESS  LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AP) – The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years. More...

Forbes Students Take Part In District 4 Chorus Festival

Four upperclassman from Forbes Road High School travelled to Mifflin County High School last week to participate in the annual District 4 Chorus Festival hosted by the Pennsylvania Music Educators As More...

Judge Krom Holds Court Session

Judge Angela R. Krom 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, February 5.  More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

Second Marking Period  All A Honor Roll  Grade six: Mary Booth, Alexis Lupey, Aryanna Lupey, Seth Peters, Leah Seville, Kaitlin Shafer, Kiersten Siko, Philip Strait, Rebecca Wenschhof.  More...

Pa. Store Raid Nets Synthetic Pot, Uzi, $50,000

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Hess Reappointed To PENNVEST Board Of Directors

Dick Hess ( R- Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced his reappointment by House Speaker Sam Smith ( R-Armstrong/ In-diana/Jefferson) to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board of Directors for the 2013-14 legislative More...

Financial Focus

Financial Gifts For Long-time Valentines   More...

Attains Deans List

Tia L. Fix, Waterfall, attained a 4.0 GPA and was named to the dean’s list at Shenahoah University.  Tia is working toward a Master of Science degree in nursing, nurse midwiferynurse practicioner.   More...

Friends Of Legal Services Book Drive Opens

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has announced the book donation sites for its 29th annual book sale. More...

Many Boomers Turning Their Passions Into New Careers

For many years, the average 50-something American looked forward to a leisurebased retirement. More...

SF Club Donates To PolioPlus

The SFHS Interact Club, which is a service club for young people ages 12-18 and sponsored by the Hancock Rotary Club, recently collected donations at basketball games for PolioPlus. More...

Bucknell Gets $10 Million Gift Despite SAT Scandal

LEWISBURG, Pa. More...

Three Superfoods That Can Improve Your Health

In a world where fatty, fried and frosted foods are often the cheapest, quickest and most readily available options, it can be easy to forget the true purpose of eating – to healthfully fuel our bodies.  More...

Tips For Protecting Your Family’s Financial Future

Do you lay awake at night wondering if you’ll have enough money to pay the bills, let alone retire? Could you pay the bills at $170 to $350 daily if you or your spouse were disabled? Do you have an extra $100,000 a year for this care?  More...

Number Of Beer And Wine Retailers An Open Question

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some Senate Democrats say Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is underestimating the proliferation of wine and beer stores his liquor privatization plan would allow.  More...

For Sale In Pa.: 5-ton Safe; Buyer Must Move

BERWICK, Pa. More...

Pa. Catholics Speculate About Benedict’s Successor

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) – Roman Catholics in Pennsylvania are speculating about who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI, and some say they'd like to see a younger person as their spiritual leader.  More...

Pa. Mistrial Declared When Prosthetic Eye Pops Out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia assault trial over a fight that cost a man his left eye has ended in a mistrial after his prosthetic eye popped out as he was testifying. More...

Teen Pa. Chicken Farmer Reaches Global Audience

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) – For Kelsi Beer, naming a chick is crucial because you get one shot. More...

Alleged Drug Dealer Waives Arraignment

Maryland man accused of selling cocaine here

NEWS EDITOR  A Maryland man accused of selling cocaine outside a southern Fulton County business appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas this week.  More...

Contest Seeks Names For 2 Pluto Moons

AP AEROSPACE WRITER  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – Want to name Pluto’s two tiniest moons? More...

Corbett Directs State Resources To Help With Blizzard Response

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School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Lunch  Monday, February 18: no school.  Tuesday, February 19: taco salad, refried beans, tortilla chips, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  Wednesday, February 20: ham, green beans and potatoes, homemade rolls, choice More...

McCbg. High School Honor Roll

Second Marking Period  All A Honor Roll  Grade nine: Jacob Boehme, Alexis Mellott, Bailey Walters.  Grade ten: Victoria Chatley, Caitlin Lynch, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters, Samantha Roberts.  Grade eleven: Matthew Sny More...

Statement By Agriculture Secretary On 2013 Farm Income Forecast

United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday issued the following statement about the 2013 farm income forecast from USDA’s Economic Research Service:  More...

Obama To Honor Pediatrics Reformer, Former Senator

WASHINGTON (AP) – A renowned pediatrician who developed a leading behavioral test for newborns and a former senator who helped run the Peace Corps are among those whom President Barack Obama will honor next week with the Presidential Citizens M More...

PA Reports Few Problems From Storm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania escaped the brunt of the winter storm that slammed the Northeast, but some areas received half a foot of snow or more.  The National Weather Service says 7 inches of snow was reported at Summit Hill in Carb More...

VA: Veteran Dies In PA After Getting Legionella

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A veteran who died last month after being treated for pneumonia in a Veterans Affairs hospital in western Pennsylvania was confirmed to have the Legionella bacteria, but officials say it isn't clear whether he contracted it in More...

Johnson Certified As Magisterial District Judge

Senior Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Group Works To Save Historic Adams County Barns

GETTYSBURG TIMES  GETTYSBURG, Pa. ( AP) – Barns in Adams County are unique.  More...

Elderly Lion Put Down After Illness At Philly Zoo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An elderly lion has been euthanized at the Philadelphia Zoo after falling ill.  The zoo says the lion, named Merlin, had fathered 11 cubs and enjoyed a long life in captivity. More...

Pittsburgh Airport OK’s $500M Gas Drilling Deal

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Allegheny County Airport Authority approved a deal Friday with Consol Energy that could be worth $500 million for rights to drill for natural gas and oil at Pittsburgh International Airport.  More...

Hydroculture Garden Teaches Students, Feeds Campus

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE  ALLENWOOD, Pa. (AP) – With a sea of reds and greens sprouting up, a previously unused Pennsylvania College of Technology greenhouse has the look of a traditional gardening area at first glance. More...

$1 Million Reward For Dorner As Search For Fugitive Ex-officer Continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Seeking leads in a massive manhunt, Los Angeles authorities on Sunday put up a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings.& More...

Woman Reunited With Dog Missing 8 Months

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) – A Sparks woman has been reunited with her dog after he'd been missing for eight months and she says the credit goes to a microchip. Juanita Avila says her 3-yearold Chihuahua, Solo, disappeared from her home in May.  More...

Intoxicated Woman To Be Charged In Shooting Hoax

VENETIA, Pa. More...

Pa. College Student, 20, Collapses In Dorm, Dies

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

4 Cardinals With Pa. Ties To Vote For Next Pope

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Church officials say four U.S. cardinals with Pennsylvania roots and ties will be eligible to vote for the next pope.  Bishop David Zubik says that Cardinal Donald W. More...

Pa. Blocks Online Gun-carry Permits From Florida

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania officials closed a gun-law loophole on Friday that allowed residents to get concealed-carry permits online from Florida – sometimes after their applications were rejected at home. More...

In Philly, Business Booms Where Battleships Born

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The city's Navy Yard, a massive military powerhouse where battleships were born until the Cold War put it on ice, is celebrating a milestone that seemed a stretch when the Navy shipped out 17 years ago. More...