May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Barnhart Waives Arraignment

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NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man waived formal arraignment by mail Tuesday, entering a plea to a total of 92 criminal allegations involving the corruption of and indecent assault of a child. More...

Donations Sought For Texas School District

Local librarian heading collection efforts

NEWS EDITOR A local school librarian is heading up a collection effort to replenish the books lost during a recent fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas. More...

Mills Sentenced In Drug Delivery

Ordered to time in state correctional institution

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg Borough man was ordered to time in a state correctional institution Tuesday for multiple sales of marijuana earlier this year. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, May 27: no school. Tuesday, May 28: Spartan bowl w/whole grain dinner rolls, turkey ham cheese on a croissant, mashed potatoes and corn, fresh carrots, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Corbett Gets Cool Reception At Pa. Graduation

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett got a cool reception when he addressed a central Pennsylvania university’s graduating class. More...

Fulton County LEAD Focuses On State Issues

Community and economic development leaders met on Wednesday evening at the Thompson Township Municipal Building for the Fulton County Local Economic Activity Discussion (LEAD) to discuss a variety of issues affecting the local area. More...

Veterans Should Never Pay For Help To Apply For Benefits

Veterans, active military personnel and their dependents should never pay for help to apply for veterans benefits, according to the Pa. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). More...

Pa. Grandma Gets Jail For Hog-tying Boy At Home

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman will spend 60 days to two years in jail for hog-tying her 5-year- old grandson to a chair so she could go to a methadone clinic. More...

Grandparents Providing More Care For Grandkids

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS YORK, Pa. (AP) – When Heather Robinson, a single mom, was severely injured in a car crash in November 2010, her parents took care of her 13-month- old son, Christian. More...

In Pa., How A Potato Roll Became Famous

PUBLIC OPINION CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Inside the new visitor’s center at Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe in Chambersburg is a glimpse into how it all started. More...

U.S. Zoo Unveils New Amur Tiger Cub To Public

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials at a Pennsylvania zoo are showing off their new Amur tiger cub to the public, though the 6-week-old cat can only be seen on a video monitor for now. More...

Steam Locomotive Motors Through Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nickel Plate Road No. 765, a 404-ton Berkshire steam locomotive, rambled through Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Monday on its way to Altoona. More...

FR Class Of 1965 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Class of 1965 held its annual luncheon at Hustontown Firehall on May 4. More...

Seniors Enjoy Bowling Tournament

On May 17, the Juniata Valley Senior Center visited Warfordsburg Senior Center for lunch and a Wii bowling tournament. It was quite a tournament, with Warfordsburg staying in the lead all of the time. More...

Rinker Celebrates Anniversary At Area Aging

Cindy Rinker recently celebrating her 22nd anniversary as a valued employee of the Huntingdon/ Bedford/ Fulton Area Agency on Aging. More...

Philly Flower Show Ends With Million-dollar Loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show ended with a loss of about $1.2 million, and officials are blaming fears of a winter snowstorm during the week of the show that they say were whipped up by television and radio repo More...

Former Gov. Leader Recalled As Caring, Innovative

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Five of former Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Criticism Flares Around New Pa. Graduation Tests

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. More...

Relay For Life Raises $29,000 And Counting

132 walk in 18-hour event

STAFF WRITER Supporters of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) war on cancer turned out Friday evening for the annual Fulton County Relay For Life. More...

Shuster Challenger Declares Candidacy

On Armed Forces Day, local businessman and military veteran Art Halvorson of Manns Choice announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at Jean Bonnet Tavern. More...

Dog Wardens To Canvass Fulton County

All dogs must be licensed, vaccinated against rabies

Starting the week of May 27 and continuing into June, dog wardens will canvass homes in all areas of Fulton County to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. More...

Postal Service Stamp Commemorates Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. More...

Ex-Pa. Officer Once Hailed As Hero Faces Charges

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over Court Session

NEWS EDITOR President Judge Douglas W. Herman 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 14. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: sloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, chocolate pudding. Wednesday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, peas, wheat bread, coconut cream pie, juice. More...

Casey Defends Pa. Military Bases From Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is asking a key Senate committee to look overseas first before considering whether to close domestic military installations as part of Defense Department cutbacks. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Seth Forrest Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s honor list for the 2013 spring semester. 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...

Old-fashioned Call Box Helped Avert Philly Tragedy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia transit officials say an old-fashioned but vital piece of safety equipment helped avert disaster when a stroller carrying a toddler fell onto train tracks. More...

New YouTube Channel Expands PennDOT’s Interactive Outreach

PennDOT has announced its YouTube channel, www.youtube.- com/PennsylvaniaDOT, to expand its public outreach on safety and education initiatives, as well as department operations. More...

Comcast Awards $188,000 In Scholarships To High School Seniors

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Progra More...

PennDOT, Police Partnering For National Seat-Belt Enforcement

PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort from May 20, through June 9. More...

Boy, 6, Kicked By Pony On Pa. Farm Dies

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 6- year-old boy died after he was kicked in the throat by a pony on a south-central Pennsylvania farm. More...

Legion Auxiliary Presents Awards

The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual awards presentation on May 8. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. with opening prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a POW/MIA ceremony. More...

Students Visiting PSU Come Home With Bedbug Bites

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Several people in a group of 40 chaperones and students visiting Penn State’s main campus say they came home with bedbug bites. The school says bedbugs were reported in the Curtin Hall dormitory. More...