August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

County Fair Teaches Responsibility

93rd annual fair to get under way August 11

NEWS EDITOR  Six years ago, McConnellsburg area resident Brock Hohman entered his very first animal in the Fulton County Fair. More...

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 surro More...

SF Elementary Room Assignments

KINDERGARTEN  Mrs. More...

Pa. Game Officials Seek Person Who Shot Goose

COLUMBIA, Pa. 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&rsq 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. 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.  The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell 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. 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...

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. More...

Pa. Police Chief Stirs Furor Over Abrasive Videos

GILBERTON, Pa. More...

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. More...

Corbett Seeks Federal Aid For Storm Damage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. 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...

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. More...

How To Prevent Motion Sickness When Traveling

Traveling this season? 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.  Wednesday: cubed 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. More...