June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

C. Fulton Adopts Balanced Budget

Approves salary increases

NEWS EDITOR The Central Fulton School Board made good on its promise of raising real estate taxes for the 2013-14 school year as part of last Tuesday night’s decision to adopt a balanced budget. More...

74 Youths Experience Great Outdoors Activities

Annual Youth Field Day draws in 74 children

It was with a renewed sense of vigor and enthusiasm that the Fulton County Sportsmen for Youth undertook this year’s coordination and planning of Youth Field Day. More...

Charter School Graduate

Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2013, SusQ-Cyber Charter School Class of 2013 held its graduation ceremony in Bloomsburg High School auditorium in Bloomsburg. John K. More...

Cowans Gap Lists 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...

Receives Degree

Tara Lian Ritchey, daughter of Dennis and Nancy Ritchey, received her master’s degree in human resources development from Towson University on May 24, 2013, during graduation exercises. More...

Officials Seek Source Of Oil That Marred Pa. Creek

EXETER, Pa. ( AP) – State officials want the public’s help in identifying who contaminated a creek in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Penn St. Fallout Lingers Year After Sandusky Trial

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

73-Year-Old Man, Grandson Held After Pa. Drug Raid

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A 73-year- old man and his grandson have been arrested in a Pittsburgh drug raid after police say they found heroin bricks, drug packaging material and guns in a search of their home. More...

Repor t Faults Heinz Endowments Head For Gas Ties

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The head of an influential charity is being criticized for his ties to the oil and gas industry, but some experts say the allegations are misguided. More...

Pittsburgh VA Had Most Legionella In Area

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals in the Pittsburgh area found far more Legionella bacteria than counterparts throughout the region, according to test samples from as far back as 200 More...

Convenience Stores Raided As Part Of U.S. Probe

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities say they’ve raided 7-Eleven stores convenience stores in two U.S. states as part of a probe into human smuggling, identity theft and money laundering. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE June 10 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1386- 1538 lbs., $125 to $128; choice 2-3, 1206-1564 lbs., $119 to $142.50; select 2-3, 1024-1358 lbs., $116 to $118.50. More...

Great Grilling Tips To Make Summer Meals Sizzle

Now that warmer weather and summer are upon us, grilling season is here again and families are taking meals outside to enjoy the sunshine. More...

$10,000 In Copper Wire Stolen From W. Pa. Turbines

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police say $ 10,000 worth of copper wire has been stolen from two disassembled wind turbines being stored on property in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Western PA Man Shot Struggling With Robbery Suspect

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police were searching for a southwestern Pennsylvania bank robbery suspect who fatally shot a supermarket customer who ran after him and was shot trying to stop the suspect near his getaway car. More...

Tips To Avoid Injuries While Gardening

For many people, gardening is one of life’s greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk. In 2012, more than 41,200 people nationwide were injured while gardening, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More...

Gas Drilling Stays In Limbo In Large Slice Of NEPA

THE (SCRANTON) TIMES-TRIBUNE DAMASCUS, Pa. (AP) – Standing on a hilltop above his Wayne County cattle farm, Bob Rutledge surveys rolling hills and a sea of green grass. More...

Can Your Home Withstand Storm Season?

Storm season is upon us again, bringing the potential for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes through November. More...

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Planned For Pittsburgh

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) – Officials at Pittsburgh International Airport are planning to honor the Tuskegee Airmen with an exhibit to open in September. 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: Joan L. Piluk to Steven E. Baynard and Olive I. More...

Man Tries To Snatch Boy Playing

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) – State police say an unknown man tried to abduct a 6-year-old boy who was playing on a swing set in his western Pennsylvania yard. More...

Strawberry Festival Winners

The Strawberry Festival concluded two days of activities this past weekend. During the festival the following winners were announced: More...

Corbett Hits Budget Homestretch With Lots At Stake

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s state budget process is heading into its final weeks with a number of moving parts. And there’s plenty at stake for Gov. Tom Corbett. More...

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic Opens In McConnellsburg

Better Days Animal League recently opened a low- cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic in Penn’s Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg. More...

Olivia Mills Wins Hagerstown Suns Idol Competition

After five weeks of competition and 15 contestants, Olivia Mills won the very first Hagerstown Suns Idol competition this past Saturday. More...

Graduates

Brandy Lynn Swope, daughter of Kermit and Sheila Swope of Warfordsburg, recently graduated magna cum laude from Miami International University of Art and Design, with an Associate of Arts degree in fashion merchandising. More...

Two Re-enactments Give Gettysburg A New Skirmish

THE EVENING SUN GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – This summer, the Battle of Gettysburg will happen twice. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chili con carne, cottage cheese, pineapple, corn bread, brownie. Tuesday: ham and cheese, lettuce and tomato, potato chips, rye bread, applesauce, cookies. More...

Philly Inspector Kills Self After Deadly Collapse

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A veteran Philadelphia building inspector who apparently committed suicide had inspected the site of a deadly building collapse twice in February, and an adjacent, related project in mid-May. More...

Receives Degree

Nicole Price, a 2009 graduate of McConnellsburg High School, recently received her Bachelor of Science and Education degree from California University of Pennsylvania. More...

Train Hits Truck In Central Pa.; Driver Escapes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a man accidentally drove a pickup truck onto train tracks after missing a driveway in central Pennsylvania, but escaped unharmed before the vehicle was hit by an oncoming train. More...

Shippensburg Dean’s List Announced

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Shippensburg University: Kelsi Lynn Swope, Big Cove Tannery. Brenna Elaine DeShong, Harrisonville. Valerie Green, McConnellsburg. More...

Vandal Breaks 168-Year-Old Window At W. Pa. Church

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police have been searching for a vandal who threw a large rock through an original stained-glass window at a 19th century church in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

PA Teen With Metal Detector Finds 1962 Class Ring

LEMONT, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania teenager with a metal detector has stumbled across a 1962 high school class ring and returned it to its owner. More...

Sorority Serves Sundaes To Cadets

The cadets at Camp Sinoquipe near Fort Littleton had a pleasant surprise on their fourth evening of the Camp Cadet program. More...

Memorial Planned For 4 Children Killed In Pa. Fire

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A playground memorial is being planned to remember four young children killed in a house fire in eastern Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day. More...

Seniors Enjoy Mic Night

“It just couldn’t get any better than this,” someone said at the June 8 Mic Night session. The music was fantastic, dancing was great and the jokes were funny. More...

Local Filmmakers To Premiere Movie At Capitol Theatre

Fulton County residents and independent filmmakers Wesley Mellott and Andrew Glessner will premiere their first film, “Blind Circumstance,” Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg. More...

How To Avoid Ticks And Fleas This Season

Warm weather means barbeques, baseball and trips to the park with family and pets. But for pet owners, warm weather can also mean fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs. More...

Pa. Volunteer Firefighters Mourn 1 Of Their Own

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania volunteer fire department is mourning one of its own. More...

Tips For Small Business Owners To Face Today’s New Challenges

These days, it can be an uphill battle for small business owners. More...

New Lungs Buy Time But Don’t Cure Cystic Fibrosis

AP MEDICAL WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) – The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who fought for a lung transplant has a difficult journey ahead. More...