March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Olivia Mills Sings National Anthem At Hershey Center

Olivia Mills, a senior at Forbes Road High School, had the privilege of singing the national anthem on Saturday, March 23, at the PIAA State Basketball Championships. This was her second year to be invited as a soloist for the event. More...

$200 Million Gas-to-liquid Plant Planned For Pa.

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A company has announced plans to build a $200 million gas-to-liquid fuel processing plant in western Pennsylvania. More...

Financial Focus

Help Yourself Reduce Investment Stress

You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this “month” to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. More...

Court Session Held Last Tuesday

Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 19. More...

Fired Pa. County Employees To Share $1 Million

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A group of northeast Pennsylvania county workers will share a $1 million settlement that will end five years of federal litigation over firings they alleged were politically motivated. More...

April Jurors Named

The following names weredrawn by the PresidentJudge and Jury Commissioners for the April 22, 2013court session. Prospectivejurors need to report to thecourthouse by 8:30 a.m. More...

Senior Citizens Enjoy Trip

The seniors at Warfordsburg Senior Center took a trip to Hagerstown last week. Their first stop was breakfast at Shoney’s and then shopping at the Valley Mall. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students from Fulton County have been named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Lauren Bottenfield, Crystal Spring, early childhood and special education. More...

Historic Ship In Philly Short On Funds, Time

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheeseburger, vegetable soup, lettuce and tomato, bun, applesauce. Tuesday: sausage patty, egg and cheese omelet, hash browns, mixed fruit, white bread, juice. More...

Completes Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Miranda L. Blackburn, a 2007 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

State Association Of Jury Commissioners Replies To Secretary Of The Commonwealth

The Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners has asked the Commonwealth Court to reject a suggestion by the secretary of the commonwealth that a primary election not be held for the office of jury commissioner. More...

McConnellsburg Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America Week

At McConnellsburg Elementary and schools all over the United States, students and faculty celebrated Read Across America Week February 25 to March 1. More...

Sierra Club Blasts New Plan To Improve Fracking

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standards for fracking. More...

Widow Of Pa. Amish School Shooter Writing Book

NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) – The widow of a man who killed five of 10 girls he took hostage at an Amish school in Pennsylvania is writing a book about the ordeal. More...

Pa. Groundhog’s Handler Taking Blame For Forecast

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – An Ohio prosecutor who has light-heartedly filed charges against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring says he may consider a pardon now that the animal&rsq More...

Area Man Sentenced In Teen Sexual Assault

Ordered to Camp Hill SCI

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man has been ordered to state time for the 2012 statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. Caleb Miller Koons appeared before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge John R. More...

Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge Recognizes County’s Honor Society Students

NEWS EDITOR Free and Accepted Masons with Mount Zion Lodge #774 of McConnellsburg met Saturday night as part of their annual recognition of area high school students involved with the National Honor Society. More...

Friends Of Tonoloway Books List County’s Civil War Veterans

Volume I recently published

The first in a series of three books that record the Fulton County men who served in the Civil War has been published by the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church. More...

Albert Hess Arrested On New Drug Delivery Charges

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man currently awaiting sentencing on two cases involving the sale of prescription pills was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly selling additional pills to a confidential informant. More...

Tractor-Trailer Hits Traffic Signal

A 2000 Freightliner S0170 was towed from McConnellsburg Borough last Wednesday after it knocked down a traffic light and road sign at the intersection of North Third Street and Lincoln Way East. More...

Damaged Dam Forces Draining Of Pa. Lake

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State officials are planning to drain a central Pennsylvania reservoir popular with anglers and boaters. More...

Decker To Present At Conference

Emily Decker, daughter of Gary and Eileen Decker, Harrisonville, will present in April research on “Complications of MAC Anesthesia” at Allegheny Anesthestists Inc. Spring Anesthesia Conference. More...

Hess Applauds Agreement To Save Amtrak’s ‘Pennsylvanian’ Line

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George Washington’s Whiskey Available For Sale

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, will have the unaged George Washington Rye Whiskey available for sale Thursday, April 4, at 10 a.m. More...

House Approves Hess Local Tax Reduction Exchange Program Legislation

Second consecutive session in which the plan was brought forward

For the second consecutive session, the House unanimously approved legislation authorizing public school districts to implement a Senior Local Tax Reduction Incentive Volunteer Exchange Program, sponsored by Rep. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROADLunchMonday, April 1: noschool.Tuesday, April 2: chickenstrips, mashed potatoesw/gravy, corn.Wednesday, April 3:spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic toast.Thursday, April 4: pig-ina blanket, baked beans.Friday, April 5: cheeseburger, french fri More...

Pittsburgh Region Sees Rare Population Growth

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For the first time in decades, more people are moving to the Pittsburgh region than leaving. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 18 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1288- 1468 lbs., $122 to $126.50; choice 2-3, 1354-1648 lbs., $117.50 to $119.50; select 2- 3, 1176-1456 lbs., $111 to $114. More...

Pa. Turnpike Official Resigns In Wake Of Inquiry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission member who told a grand jury he did not disclose resort gift certificates he received from an engineering firm says he's resigning immediately. More...

Pa. Game Commission: Deer Harvest Up 2 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says hunters bagged about 2 percent more deer this season than last. The game commission on Monday estimates 343,110 deer were harvested during the 2012-2013 hunting seasons. More...

Is Pa. Ready For Statewide Charter Authorizer?

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – With the cost and quality of charter schools dominating the public education debate in Pennsylvania, lawmakers face at least a dozen major bills seeking better accountability and governance of such schools, More...

Pa. Caretaker Charged With Drinking Old Whiskey

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fifty-two bottles of well-aged whiskey disappeared between his lips, police said, and now it's time for a western Pennsylvania man to settle up. More...