July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Brick Facade Work Under Way At Jail

Workers contracted through the Fulton County Historical Society apply half bricks to the side of the sheriff’s office on North Second Street as part of an ongoing renovation project at the old More...

SF Scholastic Scrimmage Competes

Southern Fulton Scholastic Scrimmage team recently competed in the national championships of high school quiz bowl in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Swiss steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, wax beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. More...

Corbett Commends Transpor tation Committee For Funding Vote

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PFBC Delivers New Load Of Fish

A new generation of brown, rainbow and palomino (golden) trout were transported to Fulton County on Wednesday, June 19. More...

Pa. House OKs Direct Shipments Of Wine To Buyers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Wineries in other states are closer to being able to ship their products directly to Pennsylvania consumers after the passage of a bill in the state House. The vote Thursday sent the bill to the state Senate. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students from Fulton County have been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Emily Nicole Hoover, Big Cove Tannery, B.S. in disability services. More...

Damaged Gettysburg Statue Returns For Anniversary

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A statue of a Union soldier on the Gettysburg battlefield damaged by high winds is back on its post in time for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the pivotal battle of the American Civil War. More...

Philly Sees Wettest June On Record

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It won’t surprise anyone in Philadelphia – but forecasters say this month has been the wettest June on record in the City of Brotherly Love. More...

Hospital Sued Over Uninsured Man’s 2011 Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The widow of a man who died of diverticulitis has sued a Pittsburgh hospital and four of its doctors for not operating on him, allegedly because they knew he didn’t have insurance. More...

McCbg. Class Of 1949 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1949 held a class reunion on June 29 with dinner at the American Legion and gathered at the home of Bob and Darlene Snyder afterwards for socializing and reminisci More...

Pa. Man Shot Holding Shorts Plans To Sue

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man plans to sue the city where a police officer shot him after reportedly mistaking black underwear the man was holding for a gun. More...

Pa. Real Estate Agents Toss Vermin On Lawn

LOWER MERION, Pa. (AP) – Two real estate agents in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb are accused of tossing dead mice and snakes onto the lawn of their neighbor’s house, which is up for sale. More...

Local Youths Complete Hurricane Relief Mission

Students and chaperones from the SMA Teen Youth Group of McConnellsburg and Cito United Methodist churches recently spent a week serving on Staten Island, New York City, with AIM (Adventures In Missions). More...

Commissioners Bids Opened On Sale Of AAA Vehicles

Future of jury commissioner positions discussed

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners along with Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Alan Smith opened bids Tuesday morning for the sale of 16 used vehicles operated by the Aging Agency. More...

Employment Still See-Saws

County ranked 52 out of 67 in May

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for May released this week shows Fulton County’s employment continues to see-saw at less than a percentage point most months. More...

One Arrested For Heroin Sales

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man remains incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail after being arrested last Wednesday on allegations he sold heroin during a state police undercover drug investigation in the borough. More...

New Enterprise Electric Cooperative Holds 75th Annual Meeting June 4

The 75th annual meeting of the cooperative was held at the Northern Bedford High School on June 4, 2013. More...

Receives Degree

Elissa Colledge, a 2009 graduate of Forbes Road High School, recently received her Bachelor of Biology degree from The Pennsylvania State University. More...

Court Session Held June 25

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, June 25, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Transportation Funding Plan Clears Committee Hurdle

The House Transportation Committee, chaired by Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon), voted to amend and send Senate Bill 1 to the full House for debate. More...

Shell Delays Decision On Western Pa. Plant

BEAVER, Pa. ( AP) – Shell Oil Co. has again delayed a decision on buying land in western Pennsylvania for a proposed multimillion dollar petrochemical plant in Beaver County. Officials announced Friday that Shell and Horsehead Corp. More...

PennDOT, Police Partner For Independence Day Impaired-Driving Enforcement

In an effort to keep Pennsylvania roadways safe during the Independence Day holiday period, PennDOT and law enforcement agencies across the state are partnering to crack down on impaired drivers. More...

Body of Pa. Man Missing Since Storm Recovered

BEECH CREEK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say the body of an elderly man swept into floodwaters last week has been recovered. More...

Mayor Urges Pa. Towns To Be Proactive On Pipelines

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city where a gas explosion killed five people two years ago is urging other municipalities to be proactive about making sure pipelines and other infrastructure are safe. More...

Accident During Hayride Injures 8 In Western Pa.

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a tractor pulling a hay wagon at an anniversary party overturned, sending eight people to hospitals. Police in Allegheny County say the accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE June 24 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1194- lbs., $126; choice 2-3, 1170- 1184 lbs., $118 to $124.50; select 2-3, 1130-1350 lbs., $113 to $116. More...

SF Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1955 held its 58th reunion June 22, 2013, at Park-NDine restaurant in Hancock. More...

FCMC Residents Enjoy Fishing Trip

Twenty- four residents of Fulton County Medical Center Long- Term Care went on their annual fishing trip to the Mercersburg Sportsmen’s Association (MSA) recently. Residents caught some big ’ole fish with help from the MSA volunteers. More...