May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

FCMC To Hold Volunteer Meeting

For individuals and families interested in giving of their time and talents, Fulton County Medical Center has plenty of volunteer opportunities available, seven days a week. More...

Open-records Rulings Covers Phones, Home Addresses

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

State Police: W. Pa. Man Ran Camp Cadet Fund Scam

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A man has been jailed on charges he went door-todoor pretending to collect money for the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet program. More...

Judge Won’t Halt Plan To Close Pa. Health Centers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge has denied a request to immediately stop a plan by Gov. Tom Corbett's administration to close nearly half of Pennsylvania's 60 community health centers. More...

Knepper Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Senior Magisterial District Judge Brenda Knepper was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Scout Troop Helps In Cleanup

In a special proclamation, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett endorsed April 27 as a day to volunteer in the parks and forests in the commonwealth. “I commend all those involved in organizing this initiative. More...

Pa. Man Told To Install $20,000 Septic System

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man is being told to oust his outhouse. The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster Sunday News reports 77-year-old Wilson Huyett is being told by Salisbury Township officials that his outhouse has to go. More...

Teenager Killed Walking With Friends On Pa. Road

HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a teenager was struck and killed by a car while walking with three friends along a suburban Philadelphia road. More...

Penn State Applications Down 9 Percent This Year

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State says the number of applications for undergraduate enrollment is down about 9 percent this year. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, May 6: hash brown casserole. Tuesday, May 7: breakfast burrito. Wednesday, May 8: muffin. Thursday, May 9: apple bread pudding. Friday, May 10: scrambled eggs with cheese. Lunch More...

Guns To Be Shown, But Not Sold At Pa. Outdoor Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The National Rifle Association says vendors will be allowed to display assault weapons and other firearms at the outdoor show it's sponsoring next year in Harrisburg, but visitors won't be able to buy weapons. More...

Forbes Road Prom Held April 26

Forbes Road Junior/Senior prom was held Friday, April 26, 2013, at Green Grove Gardens in Waynesboro, Pa. More...

Philly Man Sentenced For Killing Over Dog Waste

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia man will spend 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing his neighbor in a dispute over dog waste. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Increase In Earnings

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $1,551,000 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. When compared to first quarter 2012 earnings of $1,369,000, net income increased 13.3 percent. More...

Bags First Gobbler

Summerlynn Zeger, 6, daughter of Ryan and Heather Zeger of Harrisonville, killed her first spring gobbler, a jake with a 4-1/2-inch beard, April 20, 2013, during the youth season. More...

Piano Recital Held

The piano students of Kay Meredith held a piano recital on April 14, at Needmore Bible Church. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthosue during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Rick L. Foor and Randy L. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Elementary’s March Students of the Month. More...

Worker Gets Prison For Damaging PA Gas Pipeline

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A former construction worker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for purposefully damaging a natural gas pipeline in central Pennsylvania. More...

Companies, Homeowners Vie Over Royalty Checks

THE (SCRANTON) TIMES-TRIBUNE MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) – Growing up in the 1970s, Charles Chidester would often find old rail spikes from the abandoned Northern Electric trolley line that bisected the family farm. More...

County UE Shows Little Change

County ranked 54 out of 67 in March

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Beer Laws Adding Volatility To PA Liquor Debate

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

ACLU Seeks Apology Over Prom King Dispute

RED LION, Pa. More...

Franklin Co. Democratic Committee To Host Forum

On Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Seniors See Jaffa Shrine Circus

Twenty-five seniors from Warfordsburg Senior Center traveled to Altoona April 16, to see the Jaffa Shriner’s Circus. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: More...

Marriage License

Daniel Aaron Gunnell, 28, McConnellsburg, and Lindsey Renae Cramer, 23, Mc- Connellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Warfordsburg Woman Arrested For Statutory Sexual Assault

Tiffany Swope scheduled for prelim hearing

NEWS EDITOR A Warfordsburg area woman remains free on unsecured bail after being arrested last month for an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy. More...

Pa. Woman Fatally Shoots Husband During Gun Lesson

PARKSIDE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Philadelphiaarea woman fatally shot her husband by accident while he was giving her a gun lesson after they had been drinking. More...

Shriners Announce Annual Crusade

The members of Jaffa Shrine will once agan be distributing their newspaper style tabloids for the annual Shrine Hospital Crusade on May 17 and 18. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday, May 6: ham and turkey sandwich, cheese, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, wheat bread, cookie. More...

NRC Warns Nuclear Plants To Watch For Water Damage

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Federal authorities are warning nuclear power plants that store spent fuel in dry casks to watch for water damage, citing two incidents at central Pennsylvania plants. More...

Catches Palomino Trout

Lucky fisherman Gary Morgan of Harrisonville, poses with this 22-inch Palomino trout caught the opening day of trout season in Licking Creek. More...

Financial Solutions

Understanding The Language Of Investing

Stocks and bonds could probably be considered the basic building blocks of an investment portfolio, and you’ve most likely heard of them before. More...

Bataan Death March Survivor To Sign Copies Of Memoir

A survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II will sign copies of his book at the Chambersburg Heritage Center on May 17. More...

Obit Correction

In last week’s obituary for Edward Peffer his military service record was not listed. He served in Korea for 22 months during the Korean War. More...

Graduates From Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Levi A. Mellott, son of Christi L. Ritz of Warfordsburg, and Monte T. Mellott, of Warfordsburg, Pa., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE April 22 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1386- 1506 lbs., $122 to $124.50; choice 2-3, 1338-1460 lbs., $117 to $121; select 2-3, 1306- 1480 lbs., $110.50 to $114. More...

Thieves Cut Transformer From Northeastern Pa. Pole

DRUMS, Pa. (AP) – PPL Electric Utilities say some thieves apparently looking for scrap metal have engaged in some risky business in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Highmark Gets Pa. Approval For West Penn Takeover

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Insurance giant Highmark has conditional approval from Pennsylvania's state insurance regulators for its takeover of the financially troubled West Penn Allegheny Health System as part of its plans to compete for health care do More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary’s April Students of the Month. More...