June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

County Handles Tuesday Agenda

Discusses sewer and recycling issues

NEWS EDITOR Fulton County commissioners Rodney McCray, Irvin Dasher and Craig Cutchall held several lengthy discussions last Tuesday covering topics ranging from sewer to electronics following a meeting with a representative of the Governor’s O More...

Pa. GOP Senators Eye Vote On Medicaid Expansion

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Giant Bee Swarm Removed From Eastern PA Building

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A beekeeper had to be called in to remove a giant swarm of honey bees from around a building in downtown Pottsville. More...

West Penn Power Continues Vegetation Management Work

Greensburg, Pa. – West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., continues to conduct vegetation management work across its 24- county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. More...

Graduates

Sofia Di Benigno graduated from Bishop Denis O’Connell High School on May 30, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. More...

Marriage Licenses

James Patrick Hendershot, 26, Harrisonville, and Carrie Marlana Swope, 23, Harrisonville, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and jury commissioners for the July 22, 2013, jury selection. Prospective jurors should report to the courthouse by 8:30 a.m. on this date. More...

McGruff The Crime Dog® And AlertID Help Keep Kids Safe On July 4

July 4th is a fun travel time for families, and whether you will be attending a parade, enjoying a barbeque or traveling with family, it is important to not let down your guard about keeping kids safe. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE June 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1386- 1538 lbs., $126 to $128; choice 2-3: 1206-1564 lbs., $121.50 to $125.50; high select and low choice 2-3, 1374-1664 lbs., $116 to $119.50; select 2-3: 1024-1358 lbs., $113 to $116. More...

Youth Groups Invited To Enter Awards Contest

Youth groups in Fulton County who have carried out projects to benefit their township in the last year are invited to enter the PSATS Youth Awards Program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. More...

Once-golden NYC Statue To Be Regilded In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A once-golden statue of the deity Diana that formerly stood as the tallest point in New York will be refurbished by its current owners at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. More...

PennDOT Shows Funding Plan It Had Kept From Public

HARRISBURG, Pa. 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: Raymond Paul Truax Jr. to Raymond Paul Truax Jr. More...

Gettysburg Is Pinnacle Of Hobby

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

Disabled Pennsylvania Man Who Died Suffered Neglect

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Rendell Criticizes Dems Over Anti-fracking Stance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday criticized Pennsylvania Democrats over their “ill-advised’’ call for a moratorium on fracking. More...

Pennsylvania Woman Charged In Faith-healing Death Gets Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia faith-healing believer charged with murder after a second son died of pneumonia has been granted bail, but her husband must stay in jail. More...

Pair Of Pa. Barns Being Torn Down To Be Rebuilt

THE (LANSDALE) REPORTER HILLTOWN, Pa. (AP) – As Mike Hart went through the lumber from one of two local barns that are being dismantled, then reassembled as one, he noticed a piece was from an American Chestnut tree. More...

Constitutional Showdown Looms At Voter ID Trial

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s long-sidelined voter identification law is about to go on trial. More...

Pa. House Approves Bills Addressing Child Abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. ( AP) – Three bills to change how child abuse investigations are handled were closer to becoming law last Thursday following favorable votes in the state House of Representatives. More...

Strawberry Festival Baby Contest Winners

Winners in the 2013 Strawberry Festival Beautiful Baby & Toddler contest were 12-month-old Braylin Jade Gelvin, pictured left with her mother, Hope, and 3-year-old William Guyer Jr., pictured right with his mother, Bridget. More...

Pa.’s Dairy Industry Fifth In United States

PENN STATE EXTENSION Throughout June, “Dairy Month,” we recognize Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and our more than 7,200 dairy farm families that produce a safe, wholesome, nutritious product for consumers. More...

PennDOT Unveils Decade Of Transportation Improvements

Transportation funding plan needed to advance projects

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch has unveiled a new Web site, www.DOTDecade.pa.gov, that illustrates where and how additional transportation funding would be invested across Pennsylvania if a long-term funding solution is put into place. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Trent Clugston, McConnellsburg, was among the 636 students named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University for the fall semester. More...

Men Who Escaped From Western PA Jail Recaptured

WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) – State police say two men who escaped from a jail in western Pennsylvania have been apprehended. Police in Greene County say Jason Roe and Rocco Iocovone are in the custody of state police. More...

Financial Solutions

Take Advantage Of The Saving Years

Preparing for retirement requires a plan, and that plan should consist of two important phases: the saving years and the retirement years.To achieve the goal of a financially secure retirement, you will have to make wise decisions during the saving p More...

Children In Summer Reading Program Make Diddley Bows

Dayton Tweedy entertained children with his music and helped them make their own musical instrument called a Diddley bow at the Center for Families School Age Child Care at Central Fulton Elementary More...

Stevens Family In Concert

Black Oak Independent Bible Church presents the Stevens Family a/k/a Willing Vessel, in concert with good, old- fashioned Southern gospel music June 29, at 6 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. More...

Gasoline Leak Prompts Road Shutdown In SE Pa.

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) – Emergency crews are cleaning up a gasoline leak at a tank farm outside Philadelphia that has shut down part of U.S. Route 30. More...

Police Find Philadelphia Bicyclist Impaled On Fence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say a bicyclist is seriously injured after he was found impaled on a fence in Fairmount Park. Authorities say police found the main around 2 a.m. More...

NJ Man Shot In Pa. Answering Online ATV Ad

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man apparently answering an advertisement on a social media site for sale of an allterrain vehicle was shot and killed in north Philadelphia, police said. More...