July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Wenschhof Honored For Sheep Production

McConnellsburg FFA member Sara Wenschhof was honored last month during Penn State Activities week as Pennsylvania’s State Proficiency winner in the area of sheep production. More...

Game Commission Head To Retire

Carl G. Roe will have served more than eight years heading agency

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s executive director has announced his plans to step down next year. Upon his retirement in January, Carl G. Roe will have spent more than eight years heading the agency. More...

Financial Solutions

Plan Carefully When It’s Time To Make A Career Move

The days when an employee would spend his or her entire career with the same company appear to be all but gone. More...

Shippensburg Graduates

Shippensburg University’s spring 2013 commencement graduates from the area are as follows: Kara L. Anderson, Needmore. Chase E. Duckwall, Needmore. Ellen Glunt, Needmore. Lucas H. Hale, Fort Littleton. Matthew T. Kendall, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Scout Raffle Winners

The Scout raffle, sponsored by Needmore Community Center, to benefit Needmore Scout Troop 45 and the Community Center was held at Gordon’s Cruise-In in Needmore Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. Winners of the prizes are: Hope chest: Brendon Perry. More...

Gettysburg Map Could Be Unveiled By End Of Month

THE (HANOVER) EVENING SUN HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – When Scott Roland bought the 50-year-old electric map that illustrates the Battle of Gettysburg, he had never seen the 12-ton map. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE July 1 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1206- 1424 lbs., $123.50 to $126; choice 2-3, 1184-1498 lbs., $120 to $123; select and low c choice 2-3, 1240-1358 lbs., $117 to $119; select 2-3, 1130- 1350 lbs., $114 to $117. More...

Benefit Ride For Gracie Covert Planned

A benefit ride will be held for Gracie “Amazing Grace” Covert, a 2-1/2 year-old girl from Shirleysburg, Pa., who is in need of both a lung and heart transplant. More...

Wheelchair Stolen From Paraplegic’s Porch In Pa.

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) – Police are investigating after a paraplegic man says someone stole a wheelchair he’d left parked on a landing outside his home in Upper Darby. More...

Pittsburgh Bridge Renamed For Historian McCullough

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh bridge has been renamed for Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David Mc- Cullough on his 80th birthday. County officials gathered Sunday to rename the 16th Street Bridge in McCullough’s honor. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Courtney McClure of Mc- Connellsburg has been named to the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University for the spring 2013 semester. More...

Fendlay Receives Edward Jones Award

Erica Fendlay of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Fulton County recently won the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. More...

2 Rescued After Boat Capsizes On Central Pa. River

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Two people have been rescued after their canoe capsized on the rain-swollen Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. More...

Warfordsburg Seniors Visit Mt. Davis

The 24th trip for the year for Warfordsburg Senior Center's seniors was to Mt. Davis on June 25. Mt. Davis is 3,213 feet above sea level and is the highest point in Pennsylvania. More...

Selected To Represent Dickinson School Of Law

Lindsay Berkstresser, 20, Waterfall,arising3Latthe Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, recently repreesnted the law school’s Moot Court Board in Boston as a competitor on the ABA Appellate Advocacy team.The Moot Court Board serves as the princip More...

Man Facing Charges In Blast That Leveled Pa. House

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a man is facing charges in an explosion that leveled a northeastern Philadelphia home. More...

Death Toll Rises To 6 In Central Pa. House Fire

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A mother and her daughter died of injuries suffered in a house fire, bringing the toll in the blaze to six, authorities said Friday. They were among five victims from the same family. More...

Pa. Man Returns Steve Martin’s Lost Wallet

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. ( AP) – Steve Martin is known as a wild and crazy guy, but he’s also a lucky one: A stranger found his wallet on a Pennsylvania street and returned it to the entertainer. More...

Anniversary Over, But ‘Battles’ Go On At Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A second re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is set to begin this Fourth of July as the National Park Service wraps up its commemorative programs for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter. More...

Elderly Pa. Man Fatally Shoots Daughter, Self

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a 78-yearold man fatally shot his disabled 59-year-old daughter and then killed himself after a professional caregiver had gone to get food. 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: Wilma B. Strait to Clair P. Traxler and Nancy L. More...

New Book Documents Cold War Experiments On Children

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A half century later, Charlie Dyer still vividly remembers the day he was picked to join the “Fernald Science Club.’’ More...

Pa. Charter Students’ Skills Fall Far Short

PITTSBURGH (AP) – From the start, Keisha Dumas knew she would never send her son to a public school in Pittsburgh. More...

Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your historybuff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. More...

Historical Society To Hold Meeting

Fulton County Historical Society summer membership meeting will be held July 26, at 6 p.m., at Sideling Hill Primitive Baptist Church. The meeting will include some comments by local history buffs and a tour of the cemetery. More...

In Pa., Methods For Finding Bigfoot

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Man Throws Firecracker As Crowd Disperses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A city official says a man threw a firecracker to the ground while a crowd was watching the Fourth of July fireworks display in downtown Philadelphia. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1947 Holds Reunion

The Class of 1947 of Hustontown High School held its reunion at Hustontown Firehall July 2, 2013. A delicious meal was served by the auxiliary. More...

Judge Walker Presides Over Court Session

Senior Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, July 2, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Conservation Corner

Do you realize how essential pollinators are to your life? One in three mouthfuls of food and beverage required the presence of pollinators! More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Gregory Walter Gallagher, 52, Hustontown, and Julie Decker Shafer, 38, Hustontown. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Lemon Orchard” by Luanne Rice (large print), “Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky (large print), “Joyland” by Stephen King, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane More...

Pittsburgh-area Hotels Cater To Oil, Gas Workers

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Pa. Zoo Responds To Lawsuit Over Boy’s Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A zoo in western Pennsylvania is seeking dismissal of portions of a lawsuit filed by the family of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into an exhibit of wild African dogs last fall. More...

Police Investigate Suspicious Fires In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in Harrisburg are investigating two suspicious fires that broke out overnight in vacant row homes, displacing 18 people. Dispatchers say the first blaze broke out around 12:30 a.m. More...

Author Commemorates 250th Anniversary Of Pontiac’s Rebellion

Reed Runk of Chambersburg has recently published his second novel entitled “Pontiac’s Revenge.” The publication of this novel coincides with the 250th anniversary of the sart of Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763-1766), which brought h 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...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, winter mix, wheat bread, appleasuce, juice. Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, apple, juice. More...

McLucas Scholarship Winner

Elissa Colledge of Wells Tannery is the recipient of the 2013 Dr. R. C. McLucas Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Colledge will be starting her first year of dental school at West Virginia University. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2017. More...

PA’s 10th Annual Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest

The angel food cake contest is returning to the competitive exhibit lineup at the Fulton County Fair this year. More...

Fireworks Company Regrets Injuries At Western Pa. Show

APOLLO, Pa. More...

Pa. Leads Among Disappearing Guns From Dealers

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – A formidable series of obstacles stands between wouldbe thieves and Charlie Miller’s guns. More...

Fresh Local Corn Is Coming On Time

Growers across the state expect to have sweet corn by the traditional benchmark date of July 4 or shortly thereafter. More...

Gettysburg Battlefield Has Remains Of Fallen Soldiers

THE (HANOVER) EVENING SUN GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

Crews Searching For Missing Rafter In Western Pa.

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – Crews are still searching for a man who disappeared after his raft capsized on a river in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. More...

Appalachian Trail Hiker Rescued In Central Pa.

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – Emergency responders rescued a dehydrated and exhausted hiker on the Appalachian Trail in central Pennsylvania. Responders say it took several hours to evacuate the hiker Friday morning from Second Mountain near Lebanon. More...

Pittsburgh Mayor’s Profile Wanes With Feds’ Probe

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl seemed to be everywhere seven years ago when he became the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city at age 26. More...