May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners

County Handles Agenda Items

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners handled a variety of issues as part of their weekly agenda Tuesday, including hearing about a new security requirement from department heads. More...

Corbett Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

After tanker fire closes major interstate outside Harrisburg

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a disaster emergency proclamation to assist state and local authorities in responding to a massive tanker truck fire that has closed portions of Interstate 81 and Routes 22/322 in Dauphin County. More...

FCMC Acquires 68 Acres

Fulton County Medical Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce the acquisition of 68 acres of land from David A. Washabaugh III and Joyce M. Washabaugh. More...

SF To Hold Spring Concert

The Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature performances by junior high chorus, senior high chorus and three extracurricular choruses. More...

Three Acquitted In Beating Death At Central PA Party

MIDDLEBURG, Pa. More...

Receives Award

Keena R. Elbin of Warfordsburg received the Rachel Carson Biology Field Course Scholarship at Millersville University’s Honors and Awards Convocation May 4, 2013. More...

SUV Driver Dies Of Injuries In I-81 Crash

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police say a sport utility vehicle driver has died of injuries sustained in a four-vehicle crash on a central Pennsylvania interstate involving three tractortrailers that killed his wife. More...

PA Youth Games Cancelled Due To Gun Rallies

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hundreds of youngsters weren’t able to play scheduled youth baseball league games Saturday because of competing rallies by groups on either side of the gun control debate in the community park that&rsq More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE May 6 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1416- 1552 lbs., $123 to $126; choice 2-3: 1360-1466 lbs., $119 to $122.50; select 2-3: 1148-1408 lbs., $114 to $117. More...

Cowans Gap Announces Summer Camps

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

Sixth-Grade Students Take Part In District Band

Forbes Road Elementary students Hunter Martz and Brianna Waters participated in the PMEA District 4 sixthgrade band fest held Friday, May 3, at the Mifflin County School District. More...

Dozens Contacted After Possible Measles Exposure

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Dozens of people in West Michigan and plane passengers from several states have been contacted after health officials learned they may have been exposed to measles through an 8- month-old from the Battle Creek area. More...

Bird-watchers Flock To Ohio’s Lake Erie Shoreline

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) – Thousands of birdwatchers are converging on northwest Ohio along Lake Erie for what organizers call “The Biggest Week in American Birding.” The shoreline east of Toledo is filled with migrating birds this wee More...

Graduates

Dr. Zachary P. Dunkle graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., receiving his DPT. He graduated from Mc- Connellsburg High School, proudly served in the USMC and graduated from PSU. More...

Financial Solutions

Are You And Your Spouse On The Same Page

After 24 years of marriage, Joe and Jane often finish each other’s sentences. So imagine how surprised they were when some differing goals emerged during a recent retirement income planning discussion with their financial advisor. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: David Quentin Golden, 44, Warfordsburg, and Cami Corinne Truax, 41, Warfordsburg. Bryan E. Sipes, 46, Loysburg, and Audrey Douglas, 61, Loysburg. More...

Vermont Fish And Wildlife Seeking Information On Bat Colonies

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking people to let biologists know if they spot bat colonies in buildings and other locations this summer. More...

Some Pa. State Schools Allow Guns Amid Review

ASSOCIATED PRESS KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Students on some of Pennsylvania’s college campuses might be carrying more than books. 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...

Lerew To Serve As Chairman Of Sulcove For Judge Committee

The Jerrold Sulcove for Judge Committee announced last week that Lynn Lerew, of 137 Harvest Lane, Chambersburg, has agreed to serve as the committee’s chairman following the passing of its former chairman, Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb, on April 23. More...

County Democrats Rally, Urge Voters To Turn Out For Primary

Governor, lt. gov.candidates speak at spring dinner

STAFF WRITER Nearly 70 of the party faithful and guests attended the Fulton County spring Democratic dinner at the McConnellsburg Firehall last Saturday evening and heard from candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in the 2014 race. More...

Burnt Cabins Man Pleads In Rape Case

Warren Kerlin III to be sentenced August 20

NEWS EDITOR A northern Fulton County man appeared in county court this week to answer to allegations of the rape and assault of a juvenile. More...

Wildlife Rescued Following Diesel Spill

Game Commission asks citizens to report sightings of affected animals

The fuel tanker explosion that has closed a stretch of Interstate 81 near Harrisburg also caused about 2,000 gallons of spilled diesel fuel to flow into a nearby wetlands, prompting a rapid response to contain and clean up the spill, and rescue affec More...

New Treasurer Jailed In Pa. Fire Co. Thefts

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – The treasurer of a central Pennsylvania volunteer fire department has been charged with stealing more than $129,000 from the agency since shortly after he was elected treasurer last year. More...

Enter Recipes In PA Vegetable Recipe Contest

Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program is sponsoring the 10th annual Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest this summer. More...

Post Office Resumes Delivery After Pa. Drug Deal

HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service resumed delivery to a western Pennsylvania apartment complex after a carrier walked in on a drug deal. More...

Court Session Held May 7

NEWS EDITOR 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 at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 7. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Turnpike: $200K A Year For Little-used Call Boxes

WTAE-TV HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

May Is National Dog Bite Prevention Month

May has been designated as National Dog Bit Prevention Month. The postal service will be spreading the word about dog bite prevention all month. More...

New Records Set At Hershey Track Meet

Fifty- seven athletes ages 9-14 attended the sixth annual Hershey track meet, sponsored by McConnellsburg High School track team Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the local track. Eight new records were broken by the following athletes: More...

Receives Sorority Degree

Wilma Valentine, left, recently qualified for the Laureate degree, which is the fifth degree of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Mysterious Insect To Emerge In Parts Of Pennsylvania

One of the world’s most mysterious insects is about to invade the skies over wooded areas in eastern Pennsylvania and other states, but an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says it’s not a cause for alarm. More...

9 Get To Attend W. Pa. Prom Despite Vaccine Issue

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) – Nine students in a western Pennsylvania school district who were told they couldn’t attend their prom because they hadn’t been vaccinated for chickenpox were able to attend after all. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROADBreakfastMonday, May 20: frenchtoast casserole.Tuesday, May 21: muffin.Wednesday, May 22: oatmeal. Thursday, May 23: softpretzel.Friday, May 24: monkeybread. LunchMonday, May 20: chicken More...

VFW Post 655 Donates To County Food Basket

George Cutchall, a representative from VFW Post 655, presents a donation of $2,000 to Sherri Lynn of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Concern Over Possible Gypsy Moth Outbreak In Md.

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) – Maryland officials are concerned about a possible gypsy moth outbreak in parts of the state. More...

Sorority Holds Installation

On May 1, Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi installed its new officers for 2013. More...