May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

True Value Grand Reopening

Celebrating a customer-friendly redesigned store layout with a reopening sale, the McConnellsburg True Value family and customers gathered with Fulton County Chamber of Commerce members for a ribbon- More...

A Smaller Pa. Senate GOP May Be Stronger, Too

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Legal Services Book Sale May 10 And 11

A total of 70,000 books will go on sale at bargain prices when the 29th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale opens its doors at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 10. More...

Pa. Nonprofit Founder Charged With Stealing $530K

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Funeral Set For Pa. Chief Killed Directing Traffic

LOGANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A funeral and procession will be held for a fire chief killed by a drunk driver while he was directing traffic at an accident scene in central Pennsylvania. More...

Car Hits Horse-and-buggy In Central Pa.; 2 Hurt

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) – Police say two people are hurt after a vehicle rear-ended a horse-and-buggy in central Pennsylvania. The accident happened around 8 a.m. Friday in Ephrata. More...

Henney Plays “Super Sub” At Path Valley

As Ryan Sager was preparing his car to race, a slight mishap in the garage resulted in a bruised wrist and a broken finger. Sager still wanted his car to race, so he invited Bill Henney to drive. The combination was an instant success. More...

F&M Trust Sponsors Library Tour Featuring Authors

F&M Trust is sponsoring the 2013 Library Tour in conjunction with The American Literacy Corp. (ALC). The tour includes visits to eight libraries in Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties. More...

Coroner Probes Death Of Man Found In PA River

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A coroner is still investigating what caused the death of a man whose body was found by kayakers in a river in central Pennsylvania last week. More...

McCbg. Schools To Hold Spring Concert

McConnellsburg Middle and High School choirs announce their annual spring chorus concert Thursday evening, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Please plan to arrive early. Soloists will be singing before the concert officially begins. More...

Speakers Visit Middle School

Two guest speakers recently visited the eighth graders at McConnellsburg Middle School as part of their studies about Anne Frank and the Holocaust. More...

Cat Population Leading To Euthanasia

CARROLL COUNTY TIMES CARROLL, Md. (AP) – When visitors enter the Humane Society of Carroll County's cat adoption area, they are greeted by Oscar and Ted. Oscar and Ted are good pals. They sleep next to each other in their cage. More...

Second “Running Of The Chihuahuas” Taking Place In DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – A race is being held in southwest Washington, but humans aren't the ones running. More...

Two Arrested, Car Flipped After Party At Pa. College

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Police in suburban Philadelphia say more arrests are possible after a melee at a party near West Chester University in which a car was flipped over as several hundred students poured through the streets. More...

Pa. Teen Found Dead After Being Abducted From Home

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police in suburban Philadelphia say a 19-year-old man was abducted from his home by a group of armed men and his body was later found along a roadway. Montgomery County authorities say it happened around 2 p.m. More...

A Smaller Pa. Senate GOP May Be Stronger, Too

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The path to accomplishing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's top legislative priorities faces the least certain landscape since he took office. More...

Shoots Gobbler

Dristin Mellott, son of Melody and Bobby Mellott of Warfordsburg, killed a gobbler on opening day of the youth season. It weighed 23 pounds, had a nine-inch beard and one-inch spurs. More...

Colonel Frazier To Speak At POW/MIA Service At Letterkenny

The annual community POW/MIA service of remembrance will be held on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Letterkenny Chapel, Letterkenny Army Depot, 2171 Carbaugh Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. More...

Sorority Celebrates Founder’s Day

On April 30, three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi, Iota Lambda, Xi Eta Lambda and Preceptor Gamma Pi celebrated the 82nd anniversary of its founding, “Founder’s Day,” at the Town Hill B More...

Additional Legals

NOTICE A meeting of the commissioners of Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties, serving as the joint governing board of the Huntingdon Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging, will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 9 a.m. More...

State’s Second Disease Management Area Created In Response To CWD

DMAs now in parts of six counties

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has established the state’s second Disease Management Area in parts of four counties in response to three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease. More...

Republicans Gather For Spring Dinner

Judicial candidates address crowd

NEWS EDITOR Local Republicans again had the opportunity to hear from three candidates vying for a position with the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Beekeeper, Farmer Helps Bees Flourish

THE DAILY COURIER OF FOREST CITY RUTHERFORDTON, N. C. (AP) – Beekeeper Jackson Corbin has been stung hundreds of times. “Once you’ve been doing this job for a while you don't even realize it,” Corbin said. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week are as follows: Monday: breaded fish, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, jello. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, buns, fruit. 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...

F.C. Medical Center Holds Successful Drug Take Back

Pennsylvania State Police and Fulton County Medical Center teamed up for the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday, April 27. The event successfully collected more than 50 pounds of prescription medications. More...

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Transportation Proposals

Taking another step in modernizing Pennsylvania’s transportation funding options, the Office of Public Private Partnerships (P3) recently announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects through May 31. 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 April the character trait of respect was focused on. More...

Graduates From Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Andrew J. Hauffman, son of Stacy K. and Matthew J. Kauffman of Three Springs, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. More...

Deck Collapses At Pa. Home; No Serious Injuries

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) – Investigators say a deck collapsed while about a dozen people were on it at a house party in western Pennsylvania, but no serious injuries are reported. The accident happened at a home in McCandless around 6 p.m. Sunday. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, May 13: popcorn chicken, whole grain dinner roll, hot ham and cheese on a pretzel roll, peas, carrots, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Gov. Corbett Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With the increasing popularity of motorcycling in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. More...

Pittsburgh Marathon Run Amid Tightened Security

PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race. More...

Virginia Eastern Shore Waterfowl Museum Holding Auction

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – A museum on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is preparing to auction of its inventory of nautical items and waterfowl decoys. More...

Claar Honored For Sales Achievement

Rickie R. Claar, Bedford, Penn., a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s President’s Cabinet. More...

Pa. School Board Member Facing Assault Charge

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A school board member in northeastern Pennsylvania is facing charges after authorities say he assaulted another board member following a meeting last year. More...

Hearing Set For Colonel Facing Porn Charges

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A colonel at the U.S. Army War College in central Pennsylvania is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges that he had child pornography on his computer. Fifty-five-year- old Col. Robert J. More...

Fans Flock To Scranton, Pa., For ‘The Office’ Fete

ASSOCIATED PRESS SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Bags First Gobbler

Dalton DeShong, 8, shot his first gobbler the first day of opening season while hunting with his father, Brian DeShong, on his family’s farm. More...

Missing Goat Returned To New York Owners

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) – A goat that had been missing since Friday has been reunited with his New York owners. Authorities determined that the Nigerian dwarf goat had been “kidnapped” by a group of teenagers. More...

UT Collector Keeps His 29 Boa Constrictors For Now

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah collector of expensive, exotic snakes has won at least a temporary reprieve from the Cottonwood Heights City Council after he'd been ordered to remove more than two dozen rare boa constrictors from his home. More...

An Old Horse Gets The Carrot ... Cake

READING EAGLE BIRDSBORO, Pa. (AP) – The old horse sported colorful strands of yarn lovingly tied to his mane and a bright green wrap around his tail. More...