March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Officials Say Health Centers Aren’t Effective

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett's Department of Health wants to close nearly half of the state's health centers because it says they are ineffective in helping treat public health problems.  More...

Help Keep Cowans Gap Beautiful

Volunteers sought for variety of programs at Cowans Gap State Park

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Corbett Plan Cuts Pensions By $12 Billion

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State and school employees would be forced to forgo nearly $12 billion worth in pension benefits over the next 30 years if Gov. More...

Lawmakers Mull Prescription Drug Monitoring

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Financial Solutions

Coping With Caregiving Costs

A growing number of American adults these days face a unique financial challenge: caring for an aging parent. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, apple.  Tuesday: S&S pork, rice, oriental veggies, wheat bread, pineapple.  Wednesday: chicken parmesan More...

Woodland Owners Of Southern Alleghenies Scholarship Available

High school seniors and college students planning to major in the field of forest resources can apply for a $500 scholarship through the Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA). More...

Budget Cuts Won’t Derail Gettysburg Events

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Demolition Of Gettysburg Cyclorama Building Begins

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Demolition work has begun on the Cyclorama building at the Gettysburg National Military Park that used to house the 377-foot painting depicting a pivotal moment in the Civil War battle.  More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Lunch  Monday, March 11: hot ham and cheese sandwich, turkey and wild rice soup, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, March 12: chicken potpie, tossed salad, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  More...

Philly Man Charged In Invasion At Grandma’s Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 27-year- old man and a friend have been arrested in the home invasion robbery of the man's elderly grandmother in Philadelphia.  More...

Pa. Man Unloading Hay Killed When Bucket Collapses

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Budget Cuts Would Impact Many Pa. Military Sites

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Defense Department says military sites in Pennsylvania would be heavily affected by automatic federal spending cuts.  A letter to Gov. More...

Philly Flower Show Offers Glimpse Of UK Gardens

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It would be easy to lose track of time amid the 10 acres of horticultural fantasy at the Philadelphia Flower Show. But don’t worry – Big Ben is there to keep you on schedule.  More...

Tips To Help Start Composting Your Garden

It doesn’t matter if you’re a gardening novice trying to supplement your dinner table with some home-grown veggies or an entrepreneur that earns a living off the land, composting is a simple way to go green and help save the environment.& More...

Buzz Off: Pa. Honeybee Colony Getting New Home

ASSOCIATED PRESS  DURYEA, Pa. ( AP) – They say home is where the hive is. More...

Gettysburg Aims For Economic Boost From 150th

THE (HANOVER) EVENING SUN  GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Talk to any businessperson, resident, or government official in Gettysburg and they will all tell you the same thing - they need 2013 to be a big year.  More...

Highlights Of Pennsylvania's Language Diversity

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania faces cultural and linguistic challenges in trying to bring health care changes to limited-English speakers and hard-to-reach populations.  More...

Young Expectant Couple Headed To Hospital Die In NYC Car Crash

Infant delivered alive

NEW YORK ( AP) – A pregnant young woman who was feeling ill was headed to the hospital with her husband early Sunday when the car they were riding in was hit, killing them both, but their baby boy was born prematurely and survived, authorities More...

Don’t Overlook These Seasonal Kitchen Tasks

While regular kitchen chores like doing the dishes and taking out the trash are almost impossible to ignore, it can be easy to forget certain maintenance tasks that keep your ship smoothly sailing.  More...

900+ Plunge Into Md. Lake’s Waters For Charity

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Dinner Auction To Feature Artists Prints

With a little more than a week until its annual dinner auction, Fulton County Medical Center Foundation auction committee is pleased to announce some great items are still being donated. More...

Eichelberger Introduces Gun Rights Bill

State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-30) announced Monday his plan to introduce legislation to safeguard the protections contained in the Pennsylvania Constitution against attempts by the federal government to dilute them.  More...

Democrats Build Medicaid Pressure On Corbett

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pressure on Gov. More...

Man Accused Of Setting Lover Afire Is Arrested

SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area man accused of throwing perfume on his girlfriend and setting her on fire has been arrested.  Police tell the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that 27-yearold Clinton C. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over Court Session

NEWS EDITOR  Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held on Tuesday, February 26, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

First-Ever State Transportation Performance Report Rates Pa.’s System

PennDOT has announced Pennsylvania’s first- ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state’s efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additiona More...

Organ, Pipes Stolen From Pittsburgh Church

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials at a Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh have a holy mystery on their hands. More...

Pa. County: New Gun Laws Won’t Apply Here

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – Commissioners in a rural Pennsylvania county have passed a resolution saying any new laws restricting gun rights won't apply there.  More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  February 25  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1414- 1506 lbs., $123.50 to $125.50; choice 2-3, 1282-1540 lbs., $117.50 to $122; select 2-3, 1168-1388 lbs., $114 to $116.  More...

Cards Of Thanks

MELLOTT   We would like to thank everyone who helped on the day our husband and father, Lee Mellott, passed on.  The McConnellsburg ambulance crew, PSP, Fulton County Medical Center staff, Randy Wible, Adam, Lori and Linda Carr, John and Ma More...

Facts About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

For many of the 12 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, breathlessness, coughing and mucus production may not be symptoms of a nagging cold, but serious, daily effects of a progressive, irreversible lung disease that More...

Truck Spills Load Of Mail On Philly-area Highway

WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A large load of mail has been spilled all over a highway in suburban Philadelphia after it apparently spilled from a delivery truck.  More...

8 May Face Trial In PSU Cheerleader’s Fall

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Eight students have now waived a preliminary hearing on charges they supplied alcohol at a party where a Penn State cheerleader was seriously injured after falling from a fifth-floor window.  More...

Naked Man Rescued From River After Pa. Chase

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Police in central Pennsylvania say a naked man was rescued from his vehicle after it crashed into the Susquehanna River following a chase involving officers from three jurisdictions.  More...

Signs Your Teen Is In Trouble And What To Do About It

Being a teenager is never easy, but for some kids, it is excruciating. More...

Public Helps Excavate Oldest U.S. Street In Philly

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Colonial- era houses along Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street, have well-researched histories that document the names of nearly every homeowner over the past three centuries, a More...

Conspiracy Conviction In Elderly PA Woman’s Death

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of conspiracy to commit homicide and other charges in the murder of an elderly neighbor for which her husband is serving a life sentence.  More...

W. Pa. Man Gets Death In Disabled Woman’s Torture

ASSOCIATED PRESS  GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Greensburg man who prosecutors say orchestrated the group torture and murder of a mentally disabled woman three years ago was sentenced to death Thursday.  More...

Scientists Say Child Born With HIV Apparently Cured

WASHINGTON (AP) – A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2-1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infec More...

Highmark Closes $275M Deal With Jefferson Regional

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Health insurer Highmark Inc. More...

Minnesota Man Wins 250-mile Sled Dog Race In Maine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A Minnesota man won a 250- mile sled dog race through the wilds of northern Maine that’s billed as the longest and highest-caliber race in the eastern United States.  More...