April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Association Of Jury Commissioners To Appeal Supreme Court Decision

Court order took nominating process out of hands of voters

The Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners has appealed to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania an order by the Commonwealth Court that takes the nominating process for the office of jury commissioner in 42 counties out of the hands of the More...

Sorority Delivers Fruit Baskets

Last month the Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi located in Warfordsburg made 60 fruit baskets and delivered them to folks in the community for Easter. This was an enjoyable service project that the sorority sisters do every year. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following marriage licenses were applied for at the local courthouse during the past week: Ryan Christopher Fisher, 20, Harrisonville, and Emily Dawn DeShong, 19, Harrisonville. More...

PennDOT Encourages Taking A Simple Step Today To Save Lives Through Organ Donation

With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT has reminded driver’s license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor. More...

Fulton County Library Celebrates National Library Week 2013

Fulton County Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20, 2013. This year’s theme is Communities Matter at your library. More...

BATDORFF

The family of Helen Batdorff wishes to thank everyone for all the cards, flowers, food, phone calls and visits during our loss. More...

Birth Announced

Brian Knepper and Tia Ramsey of Waterfall are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Bristol Kay Knepper, born at 11:59 p.m., March 20, 2013, at UPMC Bedford Memorial. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. More...

Completes Certification

Emily Garland has met all the necessary college credits, field work hours and successfully completed the certification licensure exam to become a certified occupational therapy assistant, licensed (COTA/L). More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, April 15: chicken potpie, tossed salad. Tuesday, April 16: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, carrots. Wednesday, April 17: sloppy joes, ham and bean soup. More...

Tribute to a Friend Kathryn “Tat” Shimer Ruggerio September 15, 1925 – March 24, 2013

Sometimes it is not how long we live on this earth that matters, but how we live and what we did during our time here that’s important. More...

KERLIN

In loving memory of Phyllis (Fix) Kerlin on April 13: More...

Some Parents Opt-out Kids From Pa. School Tests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – When students at Pittsburgh's Linden Elementary School sit down to take the PSSAs starting Monday, Kathy Newman's third-grader will be sitting out. More...

Pa.’s Marcellus Gas Fee Generated $198M In 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An impact fee from drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania generated $198 million in 2012, about the same it raised the prior year. More...

U.S. Field Holds Secrets Of 1780s British POW Camp

YORK, Pennsylvania (AP) – The mud of a southcentral Pennsylvania cornfield may soon produce answers about the fate of British prisoners of war – and the newly independent Americans who guarded them – during the waning years of the A More...

Susquehanna Names Corle Branch Relationship Manager

Susquehanna Bank is pleased to announce that Vickey Corle has been promoted to branch relationship manager. More...

FFA Members Receive Jackets From Farm Bureau

The Fulton County Farm Bureau recently presented three FFA members from county chapters with their first FFA jacket. The jackets were the result of the generous donations of local Fulton County Farm Bureau members. More...

Options Investigated For County Retirement Fund

Keeping their options open, the Fulton County commissioners continued talks this week with companies interested in managing the county’s retirement fund. More...

Social Media Give Police A Tool To Fight Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Most people post what they ate for lunch, brag about their kids or lament a slow workday on their Facebook status. Omar Woods of Kensington confessed a crime: “I'm on da run for 3 attemed (sic) murders.” More...

Promising 2013 Spring Gobbler Season May Be Around Corner

The cool spring so far throughout much of Pennsylvania may lead to increased gobbling for hunters planning to take part in the state’s spring wild turkey season. More...

Lawmakers Eichelberger And Stack Hope To Propel Good Government Measures

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers are joining a newly formed government reform caucus and hoping that its bipartisan membership and recent scandals will help propel their bills into law. More...

Corbett Raises Issue Of Private Medicaid Plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he is interested in a concept that would give health care to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians by using federal Medicaid dollars to buy private insurance. More...

Celebrates Third

William Guyer Jr. celebrated his third birthday April 2, 2013. He is the son of William and Bridget Guyer of Breezewood. Wendi and Carrie are his sisters. More...

Court Session Held April 2

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, April 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Co-op To Host Annual Meeting April 12

All co-op members are invited to attend Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s 2013 Annual Meeting, set for 7 p.m. April 12 at Huntingdon Area High School. Member registration will begin at 6 p.m. More...

DETWILER

A special thank-you to family and friends for all the cards and birthday wishes received for our 90th birthday. May God bless each one of you. Kathryn Mellott andKathaleen Detwiler More...

Man Killed, Child Injured In ATV Crash

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a man was killed and a child was injured in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in a wooded area in western Pennsylvania. More...

FRHS Honor Roll

All A’s Grade seven: Kyra Duvall, Courtney Lynn, Lane Ulsh. Grade eight: Matthew Brown, McKenzie Gelvin, Olivia Hall, Kristina Parsons, Dylan Varney, Kiersten Cline. Grade nine: Dustin Stoey, Brittany Truax. More...

Changes To Fall Turkey Hunting Season Urged To Bolster Research Project

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FR Lions Club News

Approximately 175 children participated in Forbes Road Lions annual Easter egg hunt on April 2. Thanks to all kids and parents for their cooperation and 28 Lion members who helped in making this event a success. More...

Former Office Worker Stole $45K From Pa.’s Sheetz

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A former office employee has been charged with stealing more than $45,000 from the central Pennsylvania-based Sheetz convenience store chain. More...

In Memory

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Fulton County Historical Society Plans Tours For 2013

Based on the success of last year’s bus tours, the Fulton County Historical Society (FCHS) is scheduling two bus tours in 2013. As in 2012, the first tour will take place in Franklin County and is scheduled for Friday June 7. More...

Wesley Snipes Leaves U.S. Prison After Tax Sentence

LEWIS RUN, Pennsylvania (AP) – Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison after serving time on tax charges. Snipes was convicted in 2008. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement. More...

Millionaire Tom Knox Won’t Run For Pa. Governor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Millionaire business executive Tom Knox says he won't run for Pennsylvania governor and is instead considering another bid for Philadelphia mayor. Knox said in a statement Thursday he has decided not to run for governor. More...

Philly Fire Department Mourns Third Loss In A Year

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia firefighters mourned the loss of one of their own in the line of duty for the third time in less than a year, saluting the body of a veteran captain as it was carried from the ruins of a threestory building that More...

Eastern PA Man’s Pet Duck Beaten To Death

MERTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) – State police in Berks County say a 65-year-old man had his pet duck beaten to death by someone who also tried to set fire to two vehicles at his home. More...

Corbett Takes Action On Pa. Turnpike Allegations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...