August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Randy Ward’s Big Adventure

Travels lower 48 states by motorcycle

NEWS EDITOR Local residents who truly know FedEx delivery man Randy Ward are familiar with his passion for running. However, what residents may not know is that passion is only rivaled by his love of travelling and motorcycles. More...

Ben K-5K Draws Large Field

Around 180 register for eighth annual race

NEWS EDITOR Eight years following its creation and the tragic death of Hustontown area resident Ben Knepper, the annual Ben K-5K continues to draw much interest and attention from avid runners as well as family, friends and members of the surrounding More...

SF Elementary Room Assignments

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Pa. Game Officials Seek Person Who Shot Goose

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for the person who shot a Canada goose through the chest with an arrow, an injury that eventually killed the animal. More...

Court Rejects Pa. Firm’s Health Care Law Challenge

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal appeals court ruled Friday against the Mennonite owners of a central Pennsylvania furniture manufacturing company who claimed new health insurance requirements that they pay for employees’ co More...

Ex-Penn State Officials Set To Go Before Judge

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It was late at night on Feb. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week: Gary George Hibner, 31, McConnellsburg, and Maria Rosaria Randazzo, 24, Mc- Connellsburg. Dennis J. More...

State Cops Used New Armored Device In Standoff

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Robbery suspect Scott Murphy would not come out of his house on Lloyd Avenue in Latrobe, so a Pennsylvania State Police tactical team decided to go in. More...

Philadelphia Sees Record Rain; Airport Loses Power

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations. More...

Pa. Woman Runs Farm To Save Horses From Slaughter

HERALD-STANDARD MCCLELLANDTOWN, Pa. (AP) – When they’re no longer the front runner, racehorses can face a bleak future. A German Township woman is changing the fate for some animals nearing the homestretch of their racing careers. More...

Mic Night Held At Warfordsburg

Musicians from the tri-state area entertained everyone at Warfordsburg Senior Center’s Mic Night July 15 with country, rock and roll and patriotic music. More...

Autopsy Shows Pa. Man, 76, Was Stabbed 70 Times

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy has revealed that a 76-year-old western Pennsylvania businessman was stabbed 70 times, and authorities have obtained a search warrant for the home of his daughter. More...

Helicopter Fueled In N.Y. Before Deadly Pa. Crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – Moments after a pilot told air traffic controllers he was losing altitude, his helicopter crashed in rugged woods in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing five people, including a child. More...

How To Prevent Motion Sickness When Traveling

Traveling this season? Whether your dream of the perfect vacation involves sandy beaches, long country drives, cobblestoned streets or endless vineyards, it probably doesn’t include nausea. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center menu for the week: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Did You Know? Yogurt Is A Nutrient-Rich Food Choice For Your Diet

Today’s dietary guidelines recommend that Americans consume more nutrient-rich foods that are low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol. Yet, few are meeting these goals. More...

How To Protect Your Mobile Device From Warm Weather Hazards

These days, we rely on our mobile devices for just about everything. And while we can usually depend on our mobile devices to be there for us through thick and thin, in the warmer months our gadgets are more susceptible to damage, wear and tear. More...

Workers Set Skeleton For Marmon/Keystone

The framework is set for the new 43,000-square-foot Marmon/Keystone building in the Fulton County Business Park. More...

Ritchey Joins F&M Trust Co.

Joyce E. Ritchey has joined F&M Trust as vice president and market manager for the Fulton and Huntingdon County market. More...

Employment Rates Show No Good News

County ranked 52 out of 67 in June

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for June released this week showed no good news for Fulton County employment numbers as the unemployment rate climbed two-tenths of a percentage point from last month. More...

Elliott To Lead Fish & Boat Commission

G. Warren Elliott, a former Franklin County commissioner, was elected recently to head the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. More...

Area Students Receive Scholarships

Caitlin Glazier of Mc- Connellsburg received the Lynn G. and Evelyn Walck Memorial Scholarship at Shippensburg University. She is a 2013 graduate of McConnellsburg High School and will major in political science. More...

Pa. Police Chief Stirs Furor Over Abrasive Videos

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Attains Dean’s List

Lauren M. Bottenfield, Crystal Springs, has completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2013. Bottenfield received a B.S.Ed. degree in early childhood/ special education /urgan. More...

Pa. Worker Sentenced For Rifle Incident At Work

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to three to 23 months in jail for bringing an assault rifle to a western Pennsylvania foundry after he was suspended from work for three days. More...

Franklin Financial 2nd Quarter Earnings Decline

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $1,355,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. More...

PPG Industries To Sell Subsidiary For $1.73B

PITTSBURGH (AP) – PPG Industries Inc. will sell its majority stake in lens supplier Transitions Optical to Essilor International for about $1.73 billion in cash. More...

Corbett Seeks Federal Aid For Storm Damage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is asking the federal government for money to help the state and local governments and nonprofit groups recover from recent thunderstorms. More...

VFW Donates To Fair Assoc.

McConnellsburg FOVA/VFW Post 655 donated money to the Fulton County Fair Association for the purchase of a new computer system.The new system will expedite the process of registering produce and othe More...

American Legion Auxiliary News

The American Legion Auxiliary meeting was called to order June 12, at 6 p.m. There were six members present. One new member was accepted into the auxiliary. More...

McConnellsburg Edward Jones Branch Office Supports School Supplies Drive

Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from August 1-15. More...

Back To School Check-Ups: What To Ask The Pediatrician

Between buying new school supplies and meeting your children’s teachers, back to school season is a busy time. But parents should not forget to prep for the school year by considering health and wellness. More...

Bad Breath In Pets Could Be A Sign Of Poor Health

It’s widely known that bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, but a sign of poor dental hygiene and potential dental problems. But what about our pets? More...

Scranton – Governor, Ambassador, Candidate – Dies

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – William Scranton, a former Pennsylvania governor, presidential candidate and ambassador to the United Nations, has died. He was 96. 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: Walter R. Dyer Jr. and Marsha Ann Dyer to Linda A. More...

How To Save On Back To School Shopping

Getting everything for back to school shopping can be stressful. Not only does the whole family need to get organized for the upcoming academic year, but doing so can be expensive. More...