June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

County Tackles Tuesday Agenda

The Fulton County commissioners worked through their agenda Tuesday before travelling to Sinoquipe Scout Reservation to dine with organizers and participants of the annual Fulton County Camp Cadet. More...

Strawberry Festival Next Weekend

The 23nd annual Strawberry Festival returns to the county courthouse campus June 14 and 15. As always there will be lots of strawberry treats featured under the chamber tent: shortcake, pies, cheese cake, waffles and ice cream. More...

Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Mennonites

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to charges he robbed and assaulted three elderly Mennonite sisters. More...

Graduates

Air Force Airman Jessica L. Gearhart graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Small Plane Hits Pa. Power Lines; Pilot Injured

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a pilot was flown to a hospital after a small plane hit power lines and crashed in suburban Philadelphia. Emergency officials in Bucks County say the accident happened at about 11:45 a.m. More...

Free Army Jazz Concert

The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Mercersburg VFW, 20 Veterans Way Mercersburg, Pa., on June 17, at 7 p. m. More...

Court Session Held May 28

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 28. More...

“Route 30, Too!” Movie Returns To Totem Pole

John Putch’s second film in the Route 30 trilogy, entitled “Route 30, Too!” will have a special event screening on July 2 at 7 p.m., at Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa. More...

Allegany College Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 393 students for the third-largest class in its history at recent 51st commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. Area graduates are as follows: Anthony J. Heath, business management. More...

MHS Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Jacob Boehme, Ian Cheatle, Steph-anie Horton, Alexis Mellott, Bailey Walters. Grade ten: Victoria Chatley, Hannah Ott, Abagael Peck, Nathan Peters, Samantha Roberts. More...

Southern Fulton Elementary Honor Roll

Distinguished Honors Grade four: Hannah barnard, Rachel Bradshaw, Carson Elbin, Kyrsten Golden. Grade five: Tavita Ah Loe, C. More...

Woman Confesses To Cookie Caper At Catholic Church

PENNDEL, Pa. (AP) – Police say a woman stole cookies from a Catholic church outside Philadelphia and choked on her own guilt. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period All A Honor Roll Grade six: Zoe Hann, Destiny Harlow-Eastep, Kear-anie Hopkins, Alexis Lupey, Aryanna Lupey, Seth Peters, Leah Seville, Kaitlin Shafer, Dalton Sheffield, Kiersten Siko, Kaleb Skiles, Holden Smith, Grace Strait, R More...

Teachers Serve As First Responders To Poverty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – At Roxborough High School in Philadelphia, teachers and staff use a school washer and dryer to clean the clothes of needy students. More...

Shaver’s Creek Witnessing Collapse Of PA Bat Population

Doug Wentzel can count the number of little brown bats at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center on one hand. More...

Susquehanna River Shows Its Tranquil Side

TIMES LEADER WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – You won’t see it from anywhere but here, and yes, it's a bit scary. More...

Pa. Town Cleaning Up After Tornado

UNION CITY, Pa. (AP) – Residents in northwestern Pennsylvania are cleaning up in the aftermath of a confirmed tornado that touched down earlier this week. More...

Agents Raid Pa. Enviro Services Company

MILTON, Pa. (AP) – State and federal agents on Wednesday raided a central Pennsylvania company that cleans up spills, hauls fracking waste and provides other environmental services to the natural gas drilling industry. More...

FR May Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Students of the Month for May. More...

State, Fed Agents Raid Pa. Enviro Services Company

MILTON, Pa. (AP) – State and federal agents on Wednesday raided a central Pennsylvania company that cleans up spills, hauls fracking waste and provides other environmental services to the natural gas drilling industry. More...

Project Remembers Civil War-era Women

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – “Women Behind These Walls” is a project coming soon to Gettysburg that will educate visitors on the experiences of women civilians who lived in town during the Battle of Gettysburg. More...

Tea Shop To Advocate For Meadow Grounds Lake During Strawberry Festival

Folks will be flocking to Mc- Connellsburg June 14 and 15 for all the fun/food events one associates with a Strawberry Festival, but Tickle Your Fancy Gifts and Tea will have an altogether different agenda. More...

Some Older Farmers Increasingly Reluctant To Part With Land

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Ken and Evelyn Probst own a 125- acre farm in Drumore Township. They’ve been offered more than $15,000 an acre for it. They’re in their late 70s, and they’re not actively farming anymore. More...

Governor Emphasizes Transportation’s Impact On Safety

Gov. Tom Corbett underscored the link between public safety and transportation funding, and called for action on additional transportation investment during an event last Thursday at the Interstate 83/Route 581 Interchange in Cumberland County. More...

Hundreds Kick Off Drug-Free Summer Season At FCMC

Fulton County Medical Center and various health and human service agencies kicked off the summer season at the Fulton County Medical Center campus Monday. More than 300 attended the fun-filled event. The winners of the door prizes were: More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. In May the character trait of self-discipline is worked on. More...

Marriage License

William Levi Ritter, 19, Big Cove Tannery, and Raquel Karen Zittle, 20, Big Cove Tannery, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Drivers Urged To Use Caution In Foggy Conditions

PennDOT urged motorists to use caution when driving in foggy conditions, especially during early morning commuting times. More...

Two Drop Puppies From Central Pa. Bridge

LEWISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Four people are facing animal cruelty charges after police say two men were repeatedly dropping several small puppies from a central Pennsylvania bridge. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: lasagna rollup, broccoli, tossed salad, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches. More...

PA Fairs Guides Available

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is encouraging residents to obtain a free copy of the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, which is now available at his district office and online. More...

Keller Engineers Honored

Keller Engineers Inc. was honored with the Governor’s ImPAct Award in the Community Impact Category for the Southern Alleghenies Region in Hershey May 23, 2013. Gov. More...

Many Philly Surveillance Cameras Broken

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An audit has found many of Philadelphia's surveillance cameras aren't working. 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 at Cowans Gap State Park: More...

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION Bible School Vacation Bible School is scheduled at Center United Methodist Church the week of June 17 through June 21, from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. The theme of the week is “Kingdom Rock.” All are welcome. More...

Pentecostal Bishop Charged With Insurance Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia bishop has been charged with insurance fraud related to water damage that his Pentecostal church sustained. More...

Hawk Nabs Bluebird

Bronwen Cullen, formerly of McConnellsburg, captured these photos of a Cooper’s hawk capturing its prey outside her home in Mountoursville, Pa. More...

Feds Say Pa. Prison Misused Solitary Confinement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal civil rights investigation has concluded that a state prison in western Pennsylvania kept inmates with serious mental illness in solitary confinement for months or even years at a time. More...

McCbg. FFA Holds Awards Banquet

McConnellsburg FFA held its annual awards banquet last month where chapter members were honored for their accomplishments this past year, and officers were elected for the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Pa. Readies Security For Gettysburg’s 150th

GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

Summer Exhibits At Fulton House

Summer exhibits at the Fulton House include a large display of Native American artifacts and a large collection of paintings by Calla Hill. More...

Pa. House GOP Rolls Out State Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SF Class OF 1983 Holds Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1983 held its 30th class reunion Saturday, June 1, at McConnellsburg VFW from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a dance. More...

Pa. Town Of Reading Will Be Reading For Day

READING, Pa. (AP) – For one day, an eastern Pennsylvania city agreed to mispronounce its name to promote literacy. More...