July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

DOE Study: Fracking Chemicals Didn’t Taint Water

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania d More...

Warfordsburg Rest Area Re-opened

Warfordsburg rest area along westbound I-70 that was closed due to a water pump break has reopened. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAltoona. More...

Mercersburg Lions Fair Opens August 11

The 38th annual Mercersburg Lions Community Fair opens Sunday, August 11. A community vesper service will get under way at 7 p.m. A summer band concert by Mercersburg Community Band will follow the worship service. More...

PFBC Elects New Officers At Quarterly Business Meeting

At its quarterly business meeting held last week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) elected new officers; authorized the acquisition of access areas in two counties; approved a lease of its access areas in Philadelphia County; and prop More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, harvard beets, wheat bread, fruit. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, buns, jello. More...

Court Session Held July 16

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, July 16, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

PennDOT Seeks Public Input Through Online Safety Survey

PennDOT is seeking motorists’ input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey at www.JustDrivePA.com. More...

Receives Scholarship

Brenna Deshong, Harrisonville, received the Dr. Paul F. and Elizabeth Hoffeditz Cauffman Scholarship at Shippensburg University. More...

Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals Submitted For P3 Board Approval

Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Private Partnerships (P3) announced that due to legislation signed by Gov. More...

Central PA Police Chief Faces DUI Charge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a police chief in central Pennsylvania has been charged with driving under the influence. Police say 59-year- old Harrisburg resident Richard L. Pickles was charged Thursday. More...

Jury To Return To Mull Choir Director Case

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia jury returns Monday to resume considering the case of a school choir director accused of inappropriately touching students and making sexually suggestive remarks. More...

Old West Artifacts Recoup $2.7M For Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. Suit Asks Judge To Toss Ban On Sunday Hunting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A hunters’ group has asked a federal judge to throw out Pennsylvania’s long-standing ban on Sunday hunting. More...

New Book Prepares Leaders To “Build A Godly Generation”

In her new book, “equipped to Build a Godly Generation,” Mercersburg author Eugenia L. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE July 15 Slaughter steers: choice 2-3, 1330-1562 lbs., $120 to $122.50; high select and low choice 2-3, 1360-1586 lb., $116 to $118.50; select 2-3, 1114- 1410 lbs., $114 to $115.50. More...

NW Pa. County Sees ‘Mini-Outbreak Of Syphilis

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania county is dealing with a “mini-outbreak’’ of syphilis, with six cases of the sexually transmitted disease diagnosed so far this month. More...

Pennsylvania Power Plant Closings Leave Workers Adrift

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A job for life. That’s what they were promised. More...

Food, Fun And Fellowship At Wells Tannery Homecoming

Grand marshal Dick Johnson to lead 11 a.m. parade

NEWS EDITOR Spirit, love of community and a willingness to never give up may be what makes the residents of the small village of Wells Tannery so unique. More...

County Discusses Routine Business

Hears about library’s long-range plans

NEWS EDITOR Representatives from the Fulton County Library sat down before Fulton County commissioners to share their long-range plans for not only staffing and outreach services but also the facility itself. More...

Communication Expert Hits Voter ID Campaign

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Graduates

Caleb Barnett has graduated with high honors from Hagerstown Community College during May 2013 commencement exercises. More...

Financial Solutions

Is College In Your Child’s Future?

It’s no secret that the cost of sending just one child to college for four years can be staggering – tuition and fee hikes regularly outpace inflation. More...

Pa. House Hearing Eyes State’s Gun Purchase System

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ex-deputy Shot By Pa. Trooper, Not Self

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says a former western Pennsylvania sheriff’s deputy died from shots fired by Pennsylvania State Police and not his own gun following a domestic dispute. More...

Son of Jerry Sandusky Seeks To Have Name Changed

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is seeking to have his name changed more than a year after his adoptive father was convicted of child sexual abuse. More...

Pittsburgh-Area Hotels Cater To Oil, Gas Workers

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – To endear a hotel to the oil and gas crowd, give them a place to eat and sleep at all hours of the day, a place to wash their boots, a warm place to smoke in the winter and a cold beer once in a while. More...

Suit Over Pa. Horse Seizures Goes To Federal Court

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – A lawsuit over the seizure of horses in western Pennsylvania has been moved from state to federal court. 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...

Judge Weighs Case Against Pa. Turnpike Defendants

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

What Can Schools Sell Instead Of Candy? Trash Bags

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK ( AP) – When Beth Hendrickson first proposed selling garbage bags instead of candy as a school fundraiser, “people laughed at us.’’ More...

Retiring Re-enactors Hope Children Get Involved

THE (HANOVER) EVENING SUN GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – There (was) no shortage of re-enactors at Gettysburg’s 150th anniversary battle portrayal this year. More...

Bear Mauls Pet Goat As Owners Watch In Eastern Pa.

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say a bear scaled a fence and fatally mauled a family’s pet goat as they watched and tried to stop it. More...

PSP Hoping To Improve Megan’s Law Notification

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL/LANCASTER NEW ERA LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police are looking at how to improve notification of local police when a Megan’s Law offender fails to check in as required. More...

Possible Lightning Strike Clears Neighborhood

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Residents of a southcentral Pennsylvania neighborhood have been evacuated as a precaution after emergency officials got word that a fuel tank might have been hit by lightning. More...