May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road To Hold Commencement Exercises

Forbes Road High School will hold baccalaureate and commencement exercises this week. Baccalaureate services will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Debbie Strait of Fort Littleton Bible Church. More...

MVFCO Dedicates Memorial Park Area

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. dedicated a small park area and firefighters memorial on Friday in memory of Roy W. and Emma (Lodge) Gordon, company founding members. More...

Hawkins Raises Money For Humane Society

Mack Hawkins is an 11th-grade student at Forbes Road High School. As a member of the National Honory Society, Mack chose the Bedford County Humane Society as his senior project. He and his family are the proud owners of two dogs from BCHS. More...

Judge Herman Holds Court Session

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 21. More...

Pa. Woman Convicted In Fiance’s Wedding Day Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman accused of stabbing her fiance to death on their wedding day has been convicted of murder. WFMZ-TV reports a jury in Allentown found Na Cola Franklin guilty on Thursday. More...

Study Suggests Dairy Herd Water Quality Linked To Milk Production

PENN STATE EXTENSION UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. More...

Three Cited For Bringing Alcohol From Del. Into Pa.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Liquor control authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania have cracked down on those trying to buy tax-free alcohol across the state line in Delaware. More...

Authorities Seize 1,000 Drug-laced Candies In Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say they confiscated more than 1,000 pieces of drug-laced candy during a house search in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

S. Florida Town Puts Unwanted Bridge Up For Sale

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – For sale in South Florida: A brand-new but unwanted bridge that has never been crossed. More...

Sea Turtle Center Tries To Reduce Terrapin Deaths

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – The Georgia Sea Turtle Center hopes to make the summer nesting season less deadly for diamondback terrapins on the Georgia coast. More...

McCbg. FFA Participates In County Relay for Life

This year for Relay For Life the McConnellsburg FFA form- ed a team to walk. The team raised $517. To raise the donations team members held a carwash, bake sale and sold flowers they grew in the greenhouse, at Car Quest. More...

Financial Solutions

Five Investing Mistakes You Don’t Have To Make

It’s easy to have confidence in investments made during bull markets: share prices climb and any losses from poor decisions are usually recovered fast. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Helen V. Knepper by James S. Knepper to Bryan J. More...

Flying Squirrels In PA Soaring To Extinction?

THE (WILKES-BARRE) TIMES LEADER WILKES- BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Officials aren’t sure exactly how many northern flying squirrels remain in Pennsylvania, but they do know there aren’t many. More...

Kickoff-To-Summer Health Fair Planned

Fulton County Medical Center and various agencies invite all to Fulton County Medical Center campus Monday, June 3, for a kickoff-to-summer fair. The fair begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 7 p.m. More...

Civil War Camp Turns Up Hundreds Of Artifacts

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Southern Fulton Commencement May 30

Commencement exercises begin at 7 p.m.

The graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. More...

Pa. Hearing To Focus On Political Groups

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A group that aired TV ads critical of Gov. Tom Corbett is the impetus for a planned hearing before the House State Government Committee. More...

Horne Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Devin C. Horne 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...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Ethan Witmer Crider, 20, Chambersburg, and Darcie Kay Shaffer, 20, Alum Bank. More...

PennDOT Urges All Vehicle Operators To Share The Road

With temperatures rising and more motorcycles traveling on Pennsylvania roadways, PennDOT is urging motorists to share the road and watch out for motorcycles throughout the riding season. More...

PA Prisons Could Outsource Mental Health Services

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some Pennsylvania lawmakers are opposing a state Department of Corrections proposal to outsource mental health services at 27 state prisons in the commonwealth. 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...

Scouts Volunteer At Relay

Pictured above are McConnellsburg Pack 43 Cub Scouts who volunteered at Relay For Life. Heidi Blumenschein served as the Pack 43 cub master. More...

In 1818, Travelers Still Had To Pay The Toll Man

DAILY AMERICAN SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – A historical landmark of the National Road in Addison Borough could have been reduced to a gas station in 1919. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE May 20 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1398- 1524 lbs., $125.50 to $127.50; choice 2-3: 1252-1546 lbs., $119 to $123.50; select and low choice 2-3, 1092-1468 lbs., $115.50 to $118; select 2-3, 1250-1418 lbs., $111 to $116. More...

Virginia Butterfly Garden Has Strict No-touch Rules

THE ROANOKE TIMES ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Don’t touch the butterflies. Don’t pick them up. Don’t try to catch them. Don’t step on them. Don’t leave with any of them on your clothes. More...

Gettysburg Readies For 150th Anniversary Of Battle

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – The commemoration of this year’s milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago – expanded cellphone coverage More...

FCMC Foundation Donates $2,000 To Nutritionally-Driven Power Pack Program

When the new school year begins, McConnellsburg Elementary School students will be given the opportunity to taste test nutritionally-filled foods, thanks to the new Power Pack Program. More...

Court Upholds Most Pa. ‘Kids For Cash’ Convictions

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – All but one of the convictions of a former county judge in the “kids for cash” juvenile justice scandal in northeastern Pennsylvania were upheld Friday by a federal appeals court. More...

Pa. Constitution Center To Display Bill Of Rights

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – One of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights that may have been pilfered from Pennsylvania in the late 1800s will be on display in Philadelphia for three years, beginning with the 225th anniversary n More...