April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Earth Day Festival Set For April 20

Event sponsored by Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board

Children and adults alike are urged to visit the Fulton County Library later this month to partake in a second annual Earth Day Festival sponsored by the library’s Teen Advisory Board. More...

Forbes Road Holds Special Meeting

Budget workshop main agenda item

The Forbes Road School Board of Directors held a special board meeting last Wednesday evening and addressed a light agenda and then held a budget workshop. More...

Corbett Sued Over Plan To Close State Health Centers

HARRISBURG (AP) – A state employee’s union and several Department of Health nurses and Democratic state lawmakers are suing Gov. More...

Tens Of Thousands Baby Chickens Die In Pa. Fire

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say at least 40,000 hatchling chickens are dead after a fire burned through a large chicken house in central Pennsylvania. More...

Fired Pa. Officer Will Get Pension

READING, Pa. More...

Ultralight Aircraft Crash In Pa. Probed; 1 Killed

SMOKETOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say the crash of an ultralight aircraft shortly after takeoff that killed the pilot may have been due to a too-steep ascent. More...

PennDOT

Highway Deaths In 2012 Third-Lowest On Record

Crashes on Pennsylvania highways decrease There were 1,310 people killed in crashes on Pennsylvania roads last year, the third- lowest number on record and 24 more than in 2011. Areas of highway safety, toughened by laws Gov. More...

Woman Gets Prison In Wheelchair Hit-and-run

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to at least a year in prison for a hit-and-run that killed a man crossing the street in a wheelchair. More...

Pa. Students Make Memory Boxes For Soldiers

YORK, Pa. (AP) – David Dietz and Abby Yerger will probably never meet the servicemen who receive their gifts. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, white bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, wheat bread, vanilla pudding. More...

Triplets Celebrate Second Birthday

Laura, Jennifer and Lilly Burleigh, triplet daughters of Letitia (Black) and Josh Burleigh of Shippensburg, celebrated their second birthdays on March 1, 2013. More...

Financial Focus

Looking For Financial Help To Send Your Student To College?

With the pace of higher education costs consistenly on the rise faster than the general Consumer Price Index (CPI), understanding the alternatives and opportunities you and your child or grandchild may have regarding financial aid is more important t More...

Disease Decimates Philadelphia-Area Bat Cave

DURHAM, Pa. (AP) – Bucks County’s largest bat population has met a grim fate. Scientists have confirmed that nearly all of the 10,000 bats that have hibernated in an abandoned iron ore mine in Upper Bucks for generations have died. More...

Arts Fest Opens With “Time Travel” Theme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The city's newest arts festival has returned with a month of music, dance, theater, visual arts and family activities, all loosely based on the topic of time travel. More...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette To Invest In New Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette is buying new highcapacity color printing press equipment and considering a move. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 25 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1388- 1456 lbs., $123.50 to $126.50; choice 2-3, 1354-1648 lbs., $118 to $120; select 2-3, 1142- 1216 lbs., $113 to $116. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, April 8: chicken cacciatore, tossed salad. Tuesday, April 9: shepherd’s pie, coleslaw. Wednesday, April 10: tacos, cheeseburger soup. Thursday, April 11: chicken cheese stromboli, carrots and celery sticks. More...

County Jobless Rate Drops

County now ranks 44 out of 67

Fulton County’s unemployment rate for February decreased significantly by 1.3 percent, from 9.7 percent in January to 8.4 percent in February. More...

Judge Tosses Suits By 3 Wounded Duquesne Players

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed lawsuits by three former Duquesne University basketball players who sued the school, claiming it was responsible when two men shot them after an oncampus dance in 2006. More...

Future Of Old Southern Fulton Elementary Up In The Air

New varsity soccer coach hired

Even though the Southern Fulton School District penned an agreement months ago with Phantom Fireworks that allows for the demolition of the old elementary school, plans now seem to be up in the air on the future of the facility. More...

Hann Sentenced In Drug Delivery

One of two area men arrested earlier this year following an undercover drug operation by Pennsylvania State Police has been sentenced to jail time. More...

Philadelphian Jumps On Tracks To Help Fallen Man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who had just sat down on the bench at a north Philadelphia train station often wondered if he was a good person, and perhaps never considered that anyone thought he was a hero More...

Court Session Held March 26

Judge Douglas W. Herman 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 26. More...

Ostrich-like Bird In Loose In Western Pennsylvania

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) – Police in one western Pennsylvania township have been on the lookout for an ostrich-like bird known as a rhea that recently escaped from its farm. More...

Lights Go Back On At Mansfield After 121 Years

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) – The school that hosted football's first night game more than a century ago is finally installing permanent lights. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, began this year with Envoy evening at the McConnellsburg American Legion. After the meal, sisters and their husbands enjoyed some special desserts and a game of Family Feud. More...

Cards Of Thanks

FRANCO I would like to thank family and friends for your geneorus gifts, love and sorrow after the death of my husband. I appreciate everything everyone has done to help me through a hard time like this. More...

Millers Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Max W. Miller and Joan L. DeShong were united in marriage 50 years ago on April 6, 1963, at Nazarene Church in Hancock, by Tom Bambling. More...

Central Pa. School Ending Student-Parent Lunches

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania district is ending a policy that had allowed parents to come to school and have impromptu lunches with their children. More...

Xerox Takes Over Pa.’s Electronic Welfare Payments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Xerox is now operating the computerized system that allows hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians to use electronic cards to spend $3 billion a year in welfare and food stamps benefits. More...

Animal League Holds Easter Event

The weather was great for hunting Easter eggs, getting pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and eating funnel cakes at Better Days Animal League’s annual Easter event held at the Animal League& More...

Pa. Town Considers Putting Distillery On Main St.

HOMER CITY, Pa. More...

County FFAs Hold Annual Public Speaking Contest

Several local FFA members participated in Fulton County’s annual public speaking contest last Tuesday at McConnellsburg high school. More...