March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

How Technology Is Making Books More Engrossing For Readers

Are you reading less than you used to? You’re not alone. Between our smartphones, endless cable channels and all those other forms of modern entertainment, it’s no wonder book-reading is on the decline amongst American adults.  More...

FCMC Dinner Auction Brings In $29,000

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Auction Committee is pleased to announce its annual dinner auction brought in nearly $29,000. It was quite a night. Once again the combo of Helen Overly and Lyle Reed made for an exciting evening. More...

Christian Social Services To Offer Homeownership Class

Participants to develop budgeting and saving skills

NEWS EDITOR  Whether they’re collecting much-needed furniture or helping a family get caught up with their utility bills, Christian Social Services continues to live by the motto it determined many years ago in “helping others, help More...

Game Commission Schedules CWD Public Meeting

Pennsylvania Game Commission Southcentral Region Director Brad Myers has announced the agency will hold a public meeting on chronic wasting disease Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium, 185 Spring Grov More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Lunch  Monday, March 18: ham or turkey hoagie, pretzels, fruited lime jello, choice of milk.  Tuesday, March 19: pulled pork, cheeseburger, soup, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  Wednesday, March 20: barbecue chicken More...

Bus Carrying Penn State Students Catches Fire

BREEZEWOOD, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a charter bus taking Penn State students back to campus after spring break caught fire on Interstate 70, but no one was hurt.  More...

Named Provost Scholar

Lauren M. Bottenfield, Crystal Spring, has been recognized as a provost scholar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Cause Of Off-color, Fetid Water Eludes Pa. Town

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – What causes clear, fresh country well water to turn orange or black, or smell so bad that it’s undrinkable? More...

Financial Focus

Get Ready For Some (Financial) Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air – or, at the very least, it’s on the calendar next week. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. More...

DAR Award Winners Named

Franklin County Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution presented awards to local students at its annual awards luncheon at the Copper Kettle restaurant.  Mikell McGee was the winner of the American History Essay contest. More...

Kutztown Foundry To Close, 130 To Lose Jobs

READING, Pa. (AP) – The owner of a foundry that has been in Kutztown for 144 years says a decline in demand is behind the decision to close the facility, eliminating 130 jobs.  More...

How To Make Healthful Eating Fit Your Daily Routine

Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. More...

Pact Would Boost Pa. Profs’ Pay By Up To 7 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

DIYers: How To Extend The Life Of Your Tools

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and do-it-yourselfers are kicking their home improvement projects into high gear. At the heart of any handy job in or around the house is a high-quality set of tools.  More...

Lincoln’s Assassin Honed His Acting At Philadelphia Theatre

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – At Philadelphia's old Arch Street Theatre, he was a “great hit,” the newspaper said.  More...

Corbett’s Meeting With Sebelius Looms Large

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

List For College Costs Puts Pa. Among The Priciest

POCONO RECORD  STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania has some of the most expensive universities in the country, according to a U.S. More...

Classic Toys Stay Popular; Many Are Collectible

ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK (AP) – In a megabyte- driven world, you'd think kids would be playing solely with megatech toys.  But at the recent Toy Fair 2013 here, buyers gathered like kids on a playground around the booths stocked wit More...

Unique Upgrades To Your Home Can Make It Stand Out

Remodeling your home? Don’t just keep up with the Joneses. Go a step further by giving your home truly unique upgrades.  Experts say that one great way to be distinctive and add value to your home is by going natural.  More...

Retired Boxer Tony Martin Shot, Killed In Philly

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Retired boxer Tony Martin was fatally shot in an altercation with a visitor at one of his rental properties and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said Monday.  More...

Pa. Jobless Rate Rises To 8.2 Percent In January

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state report shows Pennsylvania's unemployment rate shot to its highest point since October 2010, as unemployment grew faster than the labor force.  More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value:  Christopher C. Seiders to Michael K. Fitz and Adrienne B. More...

Large Sinkhole Discovered Beneath Eastern Pa. Home

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – A family has been evacuated from a home in eastern Pennsylvania after the discovery of a large sinkhole that developed underneath their home.  More...

Philly Flower Show Attendance Drops Significantly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Attendance declined significantly at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, a drop that organizers attributed to weather forecasts.  About 225,000 people visited the British- themed event over nine days at the Pennsylv More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  March 4  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1314- 1508 lbs., $124.50 to $126; choice 2-3, 1186-1574 lbs., $117 to $21.50; select 2-3, 1114-1536 lbs., $110 to $115.  More...

Man Ordered To Stand Trial In Liberty Bell Threat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Arizona State University professor has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly claiming to have explosives at Philadelphia's iconic Liberty Bell.  More...

4-Time Champion Jeff King Takes Lead In Iditarod

ASSOCIATED PRESS  ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Another former champion has taken the lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Four-time winner Jeff King was the first musher into the Koyuk checkpoint, about 170 miles from the Nom More...

Commissioners To Attend Meadow Grounds Lake Meeting

Hears monthly review of Conser vation District activities

NEWS EDITOR  The Fulton County commissioners announced Tuesday their plans to attend an upcoming public meeting on the safety issues related to Meadow Grounds Lake.  More...

Forbes Acts On Routine Business

Short meeting follows an hour executive session

STAFF WRITER  A thirty-five minute executive session called for personnel reasons was followed by a one-half hour Forbes Road School District Board meeting last Monday evening. The regular meeting began at 7:38 p.m. More...

Sandusky Lawyer Outlines Basis For Defense Appeals

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SF To Present Talent Night Concert

Southern Fulton High School will present a talent night concert Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The concert celebrates Music in Our Schools Month as designated by the National Association for Music Education. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: chili con carne, cottage cheese, pineapple, corn bread, brownie.  Tuesday: ham and cheese sandwich, potato chips, applesauce, rye bread, cookies.  Wednesday: m More...

Court Session Held March 5

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held last Tuesday, March 5, at the Fulton County Courthouse  More...

Cache Of Explosives Found At Pa. Storage Facility

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) – The FBI says a large cache of explosives has been found at a storage facility in Chester County.  More...

Sandusky’s Charity Seeks Permission To Sell Pa. HQ

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A children’s charity founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants to sell its headquarters. More...

How To Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

Spring is here, which means it’s time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves.  And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet friendly. More...

Jazz Up Pizza Night At Home

Pizza is a staple for many, but with a simple twist and the collaboration of the entire family, making pizza at home can turn a pizza night into a much-anticipated night of fun for the entire family.  More...

Mistrial Declared After Man’s Glass Eye Pops Out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A mistrial was declared in”the U.S. More...

Revival

Revival services will be held at Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren, Hollow Road, Hancock, March 17- 20 at 7 p.m., and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Speaker will be Pastor Fred Keener of Bristolville, Ohio. More...

Gives Birthday Gifts To Fulton County Food Basket

Joel Godissart recently celebrated his birthday with family and friends, but asked that instead of receiving presents that his guests make a donation to the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Medicaid-Rolls Purged: Lawyers Say Thousands Wrongly Lost Medicaid

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The number of eligible people who were purged from Pennsylvania's Medicaid rolls amid Gov. More...

Gun Pointed At Pa. Murder Victim Before

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Tips To Break Into A Career In Beauty And Wellness

Picking a career path in which to wisely invest your education dollars can be tricky, especially if you don’t want to graduate with a pile of debt and no job offer. More...

Bald Eagles Focus Of E. Shore Wind Farm Dispute

WESTOVER, Md. (AP) – Federal regulators say a proposed wind farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore could kill up to 20 bald eagles a year.  The Salisbury Times reports that the conclusion by the U.S. More...

Kennedy Participates In Region III Band Festival

Logan Kennedy recently participated in the 2013 Region III band festival held at Hollidaysburg Area Senior HIgh School. More...

Philly Landlord Pleads Guilty To Killing Tenant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man who ran an unlicensed Philadelphia boarding house has pleaded guilty to killing a tenant who was behind on his rent.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 31-year-old Miguel Davilla was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in More...

$1M Gift To Establish Professorship At Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Mentally Ill Inmates Stuck In Isolation

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hundreds of mentally-ill inmates in Pennsylvania languish for months and even years in isolated cells, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday that says the “Dickensian” practice o More...

Fuel Tank Gets Wedged Under Plane In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A fuel tank somehow disconnected from its trailer hitch at Philadelphia International Airport, rolled onto the taxiway and got stuck under an airplane.  It happened at 10:30 a.m. Monday. More...

SF To Hold Art Festival

The Southern Fulton School District Annual Student Art Festival will be held at the elementary school on Great Cove Road Sunday, March 17, from noon to 3 p.m.  More...

Pattern Of Violent Attacks At Prison In Pa.

WAYMART, Pa. (AP) – A union representing federal corrections officers says there's been a pattern of violent altercations involving weapons at federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania where a guard was killed last week.  More...