February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

McConnellsburg Motor

& Implement has received the “Top Dealer Award” from TMY Tractors at its dealer convention in Louisville, Ky., February 11 through 13. More...

Local Angus Breeder Recognized Nationally

Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association ® for having 20 registered Angus cows and 5 registered Angus bulls included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder ® Report. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Monday, February 25: chicken patty sandwich, potato wedges, choice of fruit, choice of milk. Tuesday, February 26: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

Teen Sues Boy Scouts, Alleging Abuse At Pa. Camp

ASSOCIATED PRESS A young man who says he was sexually abused at a Boy Scout camp in northeastern Pennsylvania by a supervisor who later committed suicide as he was about to go on trial filed a lawsuit against the national Scouting organization and it More...

Boy, 2, Found Dead After Fire

TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a 2-year-old boy died after fire engulfed his family’s northern Pennsylvania home. Fire crews in Bradford County were called to the Towanda residence at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. More...

Financial Solutions

Navigating Today’s Economy

While changes in the economy occur regularly, what we have experienced recently is anything but a “normal” change. The challenges of the current economy haven’t been seen or experienced in our country in decades. More...

Pa. Urged As Site For Air Traffic Control Facility

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation are lobbying federal aviation officials to give the commonwealth equal weight with New York when choosing a site for a new air traffic control facility. More...

MHS Band Students Attend District Festival

McConnellsburg High School Band students par ticipated in the PMEA District 4 Band Festival held at Philipsburg-Osceola High School, January 23-26. More...

Nursing Graduate

Franklin County Practical Nursing graduation exercises were held February 7 at 7 p.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Among the students graduating was Jennifer Harris of McConnellsburg. Harris also received the perfect attendance award. More...

Bake Sale Benefits Animal League

McConnellsburg FFA spent Presidents Day braving the cold weather to conduct a bake sale to benefit the Better Days Animal League. More...

Free Rides To Cancer Treatments Available

Cancer Society program provides volunteer transportation for cancer patients

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Returns From Overseas Deployment

Army Sgt. Brandon K. Mellott has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...

Beating In School Caught On Video

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 14-year-old western Pennsylvania boy will be charged criminally after he was caught on video repeatedly punching and kicking another boy in a middle-school bathroom. More...

Ohio Mom Accused In Teen Fight Defends Actions

CINCINNATI (AP) – A woman accused of helping her 15-year- old daughter beat another teenage girl at a high school is countering a police department’s version of the fight and says she and her daughter are the ones who were attacked. More...

Penn State Dance Marathon Raises Record $12.37M

ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Trial In Murder Of Elderly WWII Veteran Delayed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The trial of a woman charged in the shooting death of an elderly World War II veteran in north Philadelphia 2-1/2 years ago has been postponed until Tuesday due to a defense attorney's illness. More...

Southwestern Pa. To Get New “878” Area Code

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Trial Ordered For Pa. Woman In Grandmother’s Death

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A woman has been ordered to stand trial in the death of her grandmother following a home invasion in her eastern Pennsylvania home a year ago. More...

Pa. Mom Charged, Let 3-Year-Old Pump Gas

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Pennsylvania woman has been charged because she allowed her 3-yearold son to handle a gasoline pump, and the child sprayed fuel onto himself. More...

Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Expected To Slow In 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Energy experts say the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas production will slow this year but not because there's any lack of supply. More...

Russia’s Meteor Prompts Remembrance Of Pennsylvania Strike

THE (OIL CITY) DERRICK CHICORA, Pa. (AP) – Russia’s “big bang” meteor on Friday morning caused a light burst big enough to blaze up the sky and a noise boom loud enough to shatter windows and damage buildings. More...

Public Meeting Set For Big Cove Tannery Road Bridge Replacement

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of the proposed Route 928 (Big Cove Tannery Road) Bridge replacement. More...

College Students Win Energy Contest With Robotic Helicopters

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – A team of graduate students from the University of Michigan has won a $50,000 prize for work on unmanned aerial vehicle technology. More...

Reader’s Digest Parent Company Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

NEW YORK (AP) – The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, saying it needs to cut its debt so it can keep restructuring. RDA Holding Co. More...

Stenger Receives Masonic Award

Mount Zion Lodge No. 774 in McConnellsburg presented the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award Monday night. Recipient of the coveted award was Brother Edward W. More...

Court Session Held February 12

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, February 12, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Ex-Pa. Pastor Charged In Wife’s Death Defended

LEBANON, Pa. More...

Charge Dismissed In Shooting Of Costumed Child

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – The most serious charge against a western Pennsylvania man in the shooting of a costumed child that police said he mistook for an animal has been dismissed. More...

Penn State: Scandal Costs Stand At More Than $27M

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State's bill for legal fees, consultants and other costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal stands at more than $27.6 million. More...

Pa. Turnpike Announces Free Wi-Fi At All Plazas

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that free Wi- Fi service is now available at all operational service plazas. More...

Smart Tips For Your Tax Refund

Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly. More...

MHS Chorus Students Attend District Festival

McConnellsburg High School Chorus students participated in the PMEA District 4 Chorus Festival held at Mifflin County High School, February 6-9. More...

New Developments In Medicine Can Help Keep Communities Safer

If you’re like many Americans, you may think of methamphetamine, or meth, as just a subject of television dramas. More...

Tips For Buying A Home In Today’s Market

If you’re considering buying a home, some experts think you should get a move on it. Interest rates are at 65- year record lows and national home prices have finally hit bottom and are on the rise. More...

Cards Of Thanks

ROSENBERRY We wish to express our deep appreciation to all our relatives, friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness, flowers, prayers, cards, food and phone calls to us during the loss of our loved one, Mearl Rosenberry. More...

Forbes Road Students Of The Month

Forbes Road January Students of the Month are pictured above. More...

Talking Bird Report Led To Pennsylvania Kidnapper

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 19-year-old daycare worker was formally charged Friday in the abduction of a 5- year- old girl from her Philadelphia elementary school last month, an arrest aided by the little girl’s memory of a tal More...

Pa. Man Admits Assaulting Girlfriend In Hospital

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A man has admitted assaulting his girlfriend in the maternity ward of a suburban Philadelphia hospital amid an argument about what to name their newborn. More...

Pa. Voter ID Law Won’t Be Enforced In May Primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania voters will not be required to show photo identification in the May 21 primary election under an agreement signed Thursday by both sides in a pending lawsuit. More...

Pa. Table Games Revenue Up Sharply Over Last Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gross revenue from table games at Pennsylvania casinos rose 12 percent last month compared with January 2012, the state's gambling regulators said Friday. More...

Police Say Philly Man Sold Guns To Teen Dealer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been charged with the straw purchase of four guns for a 16- year-old accused drug dealer, who then allegedly used one of those guns to shoot another man. More...

Corbett Negotiating The Politics Of Medicaid

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Michigan Gov. More...