April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Mills Pleads In Drug Cases

To be sentenced June 18

Having been in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas several times since his arrest in mid-January, a McConnellsburg man appeared again last week for entry of a plea to drug-related charges. More...

Turnpike Commission Again In Reformers’ Sights

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The future of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is a hot topic again, one month after state prosecutors charged former Senate Democratic Leader Robert J. More...

Valley REC Members Elect New Directors At Annual Meeting

The 592 voting members in attendance at Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting Friday, April 12, at Huntingdon Area High School elected two new directors and one incumbent director to represent the utility’s nearly 22,000 cons More...

Birth Announced

Jared and Andrea Stouffer of Chambersburg, announce the birth of a son, Sawyer Wilson, March 11, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his siblings, Owen and Kale Stouffer. More...

PennDOT Urges Motorists To Avoid Distractions, Focus on Driving

As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, PennDOT has urged motorists to drive distraction free, and reminded drivers of the state’s law banning text-based communication while driving. More...

Stolen Hand Bells Returned To Central Pa. Church

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A set of bronze hand bells stolen from a church in York months ago has been returned. The York Dispatch reports the Rev. More...

Close Vote Seen On Background Checks On Gun Buyers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The sponsors of a Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers says a vote is likely this week and it’s too close to call. There was a hopeful sign Sunday: Republican Sen. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg includes “Perfect Ghost” by Linda Barnes, “Leaving Everything Most Loved” by Jaqueline Winspear, “The Golden Egg” by Donna Leon, “Life After Life” More...

Lost Civil War Ring Returned To Kin Of Pa. Soldier

READING, Pa. (AP) – A ring lost by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War has completed its long journey home. More...

McCbg. Elementary Students Recognized

The month of March is Art in Education/Youth in Art Month. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Grade one: *Brenna Snyder, *Carlee Drenning, *Daven Oakman, *Gracie Foster, *Lexi Buterbaugh, *Nolan Mellott, *Regan Henry, *Taylor Small, *Zachary Everhart, Cole Zenoble, Ellis Taylor, *Camryn Horne, *Rosalyn Remeikas, Owen Henr More...

Pa. Man Killed When Dump Truck Falls Onto Him

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man was killed after a dump truck he was working underneath fell onto him. More...

Cards Of Thanks

ASBURY CEMETERY ASSOC. A special thank you to all the men and women who turned out for the Asbury Cemetery clean-up on April 9. Thanks to the faithful ones who help each year and the new ones who helped so generously and were happy doing it. More...

PennDOT Reduces State Vehicle Fleet, Saving $4 Million Annually

PennDOT announced last week that efforts to better manage staff vehicle usage has resulted in a 30 percent reduction in staff-assigned vehicles and $4 million in savings on mileage reimbursements. More...

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

Investing: How To Get Started

To the novice investor, the increasing number of investment choices available can seem confusing. Most financial advisors, however, agree that you should follow a few basic steps when just getting started with investing: More...

Bill OKs Crime Victims Addressing Pa. Parole Board

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) –State lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow crime victims to address Pennsylvania's parole board directly when inmates are being considered for parole. More...

Pollutants Can Turn Fishing Fun Into Deadly Catch

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Sean Brady has trout fever. Opening day of trout season is Saturday, and for someone who has fished since he was a child, it might as well be Christmas morning. More...

Pa. Student Charged With Punching Asst. Principal

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) – A 17-year-old student from suburban Philadelphia is facing charges for allegedly punching his high school's assistant principal. More...

Forbes Road Board Gives Nod Of Approval To Retirement Incentive

TIU budget also approved

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors approved a retirement incentive at their regular board meeting held last Monday evening. More...

Free Seminar Social Media Training

A free seminar entitled, “Using Social Media In All Aspects of Your Business,” will be held at Lincoln Way Pizza in Mc- Connellsburg, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. More...

Open Carry Slated For This Sunday

Event to begin on courthouse stairs at 1 p.m.

This Sunday, Fulton County will join the ranks of seven other communities in the commonwealth to not only organize but host an open carry walk in support of the Second Amendment. More...

County Hears Routine Updates

The Fulton County commissioners heard a variety of updates Tuesday including one by planning director Mary K. Seville regarding the status of the Pike 2 Bike trail. More...

Dozens Of New Bald Eagle Nests Reported Across Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Dozens of new bald eagle nests are being reported across Pennsylvania this spring. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: pepper steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Ian Cheatle. Grade ten: Victoria Chatley, Hannah Ott, Nathan Peters, Samantha Roberts. Grade eleven: Samantha Bottenfield, Gabrielle Danner, Tristin Deneen, Matthew Snyder. More...

Bullet Hits Worker In Belt Buckle At Philly store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man says he was saved by his belt buckle when he was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting outside a Philadelphia grocery store. It happened in the city's Grays Ferry section around 4 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Historic Pa. Forest Faces Invasive Insect Threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A historic state forest filled with towering hemlocks is facing a serious threat from invasive insects, and scientists say climate change appears to be a contributing factor. More...

$3.1B In Pa. Turnpike Bonds Downgraded By Moody’s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A credit rating agency is downgrading the ratings on about $3.1 billion in Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission bonds. More...

Call Of The Criminal Trial List

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held on Tuesday, April 9. More...

Extension Dairy Team To Offer One-Day Precision Feeding Conference

Proper feed management is essential to good health, good production and good profitability on dairy farms. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. In March the character trait of responsibility was worked on. More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Giving Wild Dogs To Zoos

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is closing its African painted dogs exhibit and is in the process of moving the 10 wild canines kept there to other zoos in the wake of the mauling death of a 2-year-old boy who fell into More...

Celebrates First

Cambree Leigh Grace Fletcher celebrated her first birthday April 4, 2013. She is the daughter of Brandon and Tracey Fletcher of Harrisonville. Grandparents are Tim and Kathy Gelvin of Hustontown and Bryan and Debbie Fletcher of Harrisonville. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Mary Booth, Zoe Hann, Jenna Richards, Kiersten Siko, Grace Strait, Taylor Walls. More...

Cicadas To Make Rare Appearance This Spring

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – They'll be back. In huge numbers. Sometime this spring – and no one is certain exactly when and where – a swarm of cicadas known as Brood II is expected to surface. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 22: chicken parmesan on a bun, cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, fresh celery sticks, mixed fruit, choice of milk. More...

MHS Students Attend Regional Chorus Festival

McConnellsburg High School sophomore Hannah Ott and junior Katelynn Mellott recently participated in the Pennsylvania Region 3 Chorus Festival held at Curwensville Senior High School March 20-23. More...

Man Fatally Burned By Cigarette In Central Pa.

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has died from burns he suffered while smoking a cigarette on a windy day outside an assisted living facility earlier this month. The Lebanon Daily News reports 65-year-old Richard L. More...

Livestock Reports

Market Report April 8 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1324- 1486 lbs., $122.50 to $124; choice 2-3, 1344-1454 lbs., $117 to $121.50; high select and low choice 2-3, 1172-1444 lbs., $115 to $117; select 2-3, 1198-1384 lbs., $112.50 to $1 More...