March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Four Honored At Fire Warden’s Dinner

Bureau of Forestry to get new office in 2014

NEWS EDITOR Four Fulton County residents were among the nine fire wardens recognized last Tuesday evening for their dedicated service to the Bureau of Forestry and, in particular, the Buchanan State Forest. More...

Flood Safety Awareness Week March 18-22

When you hear the word “water,” you may think of swimming pools or weekends at the lake. You might even think of a long rainy day. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse: Darryl E. Heckman, 69, McConnellsburg, and Wilma R. Horn, Chambersburg. More...

Court Session Held March 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 at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 12. More...

Eichelberger Elected Chairman Of Local Government Commission

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at a reorganizational meeting of the PA Local Government Commission held at the Capitol, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. was elected to serve as chairman of the commission for the 2013-2014 legislative session. More...

Secret Testimony Fighting Philly ‘No snitch’ Ethos

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia prosecutors are wielding a new tool to combat the city’s “no snitch” culture – using grand juries to shield witnesses from threats by allowing them to testify in More...

Birth Announced

Brooke Francis and Ricky Cooper Jr. of Hagerstown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Cooper. Aubrey was born February 27, 2013, at Meritius Medical Center in Hagerstown. More...

Hotel Maid Took 13 Pills From Room 13

INDUSTRY, Pa. (AP) – Police have charge a former maid with stealing 13 painkiller pills from Room 13 at a family-owned western Pennsylvania motel. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, March 25: macho nachos, sweet and sour, baked beans, choice of fruit, choice of milk. Tuesday, March 26: hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Courtney McClure of Mc- Connellsburg was named to the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University during the fall semester of 2012. More...

Federal Judge Tosses 2011 Super Bowl Tickets Lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. More...

Obit Correction

In last week’s obituary for Elton Guyer Jr., the name of his companion of 37 years should have read Peral Saunders of McConnellsburg. More...

Bir ths Announced

Wade and Heidi Clugston are pleased to announce the birth of their sons, Theron Wade and Peyton Alan. They were born February 6, 2013, with Theron weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces and Peyton 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Dr. More...

Man Killed When Go-kart Hits SUV On NW Pa. Highway

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. (AP) – State police have been investigating the death of a man driving a go-kart who collided with a sportutility vehicle on a major highway in northwestern Pennsylvania. More...

More GOP Senators Break With Corbett On Medicaid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A third Republican state senator is breaking with conservatives and Gov. Tom Corbett to support an expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. More...

Bus Crash That Killed U.S. Coach Being Investigated

ASSOCIATED PRESS CARLISLE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Police are investigating what caused a bus carrying a college women's lacrosse team to veer off a Pennsylvania highway and crash into a tree, killing a pregnant coach, her unborn child and the driv More...

Pa. Abortion Doctor’s Murder Trial Star ts

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors opened the murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider by telling jurors he routinely performed late-term abortions by forcing women into labor and then killing their babies. More...

Fundraising Was Dogged, Turnpike Grand Jury Told

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Census Figures: Philly’s Population Keeps Growing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It seems like more people are loving the City of Brotherly Love. New Census figures released Thursday show that Philadelphia gained 9,040 residents last year. More...

Man Killed By Train At Central Pa. Crossing

RICHLAND, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man was struck and killed after he tried to get across the tracks ahead of an approaching train. More...

4 Dead In Apartment Fire In Emmaus, Pa.

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) – Investigators searched Monday for the cause of a fastmoving fire that killed four people inside an apartment building in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Central Fulton Handles Routine Personnel Items

Offers retirement incentive

NEWS EDITOR The Central Fulton School Board convened last Tuesday evening to attend to various personnel items that included offering longtime teachers a retirement incentive. More...

Senator Pat Toomey Backs Combat Valor Medal Ranking Bill

FOLSOM, Pa. – Monday at Delaware County’s VFW Post 928, U.S. Sen. More...

Jury Commissioner Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Thursday unanimously ruled that the state law that allowed county commissioners to abolish the office of jury commissioner was unconstitutional. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road February Students of the Month. More...

March 17-23 Is Land Surveyors Week

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Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Wednesday: Easter dinner. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson, “Sweet Tea Revenge” by Laura Childs, “Six Years” by Harlan Coben, “The Obituary Writer” by Ann Hood, “ How to Ge More...

W.Va. Senate Bars Minors From Tanning Beds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would prohibit anyone under age 18 from going to tanning salons. More...

Sweetheart Ball Helps Community

Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its 29th annual Sweetheart Ball February 9. This year the Southern Fulton Honor Society volunteered to help with the dinner which was greatly appreciated. More...

Revenge Of The Nerds Day At Southern Fulton

It was “Revenge of the Nerds” at Southern Fulton on Thursday, March 14. More...

PennDOT Will Hold Annual Outreach Session In Fulton County

Overview of this construction season and future projects

Hollidaysburg – The 2013 Transportation Outreach meeting for Fulton County will be held Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Fulton County Maintenance Building, 22907 Great Cove Road in McConnellsburg. More...

Talent Night Held At SF

On the evening of March 16, Southern Fulton High School held talent night featuring performances by students in senior high chorus and guitar class. More...

Man’s Body Discovered In Paper At Pa. Recycling Plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say workers at a northeast Philadelphia recycling plant found the body of a man inside a pile of paper materials. A police spokesman says the 60-year-old victim had a broken right leg and facial injuries. More...

Wii Bowling Banquet Held

On March 12 Warfordsburg Senior Center had its 11th Wii bowling banquet at the Road Kill Cafe in Artemas, Pa. More...

Auditor General Says Charter Payments Improper

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Improper lease reimbursements to charter schools may have cost state taxpayers millions of dollars, the state's newly elected fiscal watchdog said Thursday. More...

Are Managed Accounts Right For Your Portfolio?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Hopefully an annual portfolio review with your financial advisor is on your todo list. Here’s one item you may want to add to the checklist for your discussion: new ways to manage your portfolio. More...

Book Examines The Flight Of Persecuted Huguenots From 17th Century Europe

Of interest to historians, genealogists, descendants of Huguenots who sought refuge in 17th century America, such as the ancestors of the Fulton County Mellotts, and any followers of the Reformationist John Calvin is a 2012 publication, “The Cr More...

Murder Trial Of Philly Abortion Doctor Looms

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – If pioneering physician Kermit Gosnell set out to offer women safe, legal abortions in the 1970s, that's far from what drug investigators say they found inside his West Philadelphia clinic in 2010. More...

Mic Night Held

Warfordsburg Senior Center’s Mic Night was incredible on February 9! There was a record crowd of folks coming to hear some great music and a whole lot of musicians entertaining. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

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

Turnpike Panel Open Secret Yielded Little Evidence

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Supposedly, it was an open secret. More...

40 Pennsylvania Counties Had More Deaths Than Births

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Forty Pennsylvania counties had more deaths than births from 2010 to 2012, but in some of those regions new people moving in resulted in net growth, according to new federal census data released Thursday. More...