August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Police Suspect Arson At NW Pa. Christian Ranch

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police suspect arson might have destroyed three buildings at a western-themed Christian summer camp ranch in northwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Medical Center Emergency Room Expansion Update

Construction work on the emergency department expansion at Fulton County Medical Center started in July. More...

PA Protecting Timber Rattlers

POWELL, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania stands out among states in the region as having done a good job of protecting the timber rattlesnake, a state official said. More...

Financial Solutions

Pay Yourself First

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, sometimes it seems like your day-to-day living expenses just eat way at your entire paycheck. Before you know it, the money in your paycheck seems to vanish, and you don’t even now where it went. More...

Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile In Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A second sample of mosquitoes from Franklin County has tested positive for West Nile virus this year. More...

Judge Krom Holds Court Session

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 30. More...

Sandusky Scandal Costs For PSU Close To $48M

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s bill to pay costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal is nearing $48 million. More...

Fulton County Fair To Open August 11

Preparations are being made for the 93rd annual Fulton County Fair to be held August 11-17. Come see some new events and old friends nightly beginning Sunday, August 11, with free admission to an open horse show beginning at 8:30 a.m. More...

August is PA Produce Month

Pennsylvania Vegetables are at their Best! 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...

Ceremony For New Pa. Nature Preserve

PENN LAKE PARK, Pa. (AP)– A new 390 acre nature preserve in northeastern Pennsylvania will expand existing state lands. More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Says Bull Elephant Battling Disease

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium say a young bull elephant is being treated for a non-contagious autoimmune disease that is preventing skin lesions from healing. More...

Germ-Fighting Tips To Keep Kids Healthy This School Year

School is a great place to learn, play and make friends. Unfortunately it’s also a great place for germs to get very well acquainted ... with your family! More...

Police Solve Burglary With Help From Dead Suspect

LEVITTTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say that at first there didn’t appear to be anything suspicious about the body of a dead man found in a park named after a slain police officer. More...

Tips To Avoid Injuries While Gardening

For many people, gardening is one of life’s greatest joys. But exercising your green thumb carries some risk. In 2012, more than 41,200 people nationwide were injured while gardening, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More...

PSU Students Using Origami To Teach Engineering

CENTRE DAILY TIMES STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Eight-year-old Brooke Bagwell’s origami sailboat took wind the first time it set sail Wednesday morning at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania. More...

The Season For Fresh, Local Tomatoes!

Now is the time to enjoy the taste of home-grown, field-ripened, Pennsylvania tomatoes. There is nothing better than a thick slice of a juicy dark-red tomato on your home-grilled burger or a BLT sandwich. More...

World’s Top Chefs Enjoy Amish Food In Pennsylvania

THE INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Yes, they partake of cocktails and a gala dinner at the tony Union Club on Park Avenue in New York, and lunch at the United Nations and the White House during their visit. More...

U.S. Court: Pa. School Can’t Ban “Boobies” Bracelets

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – After years of litigation about students’ free speech rights, a full U.S. appeals court ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban “I (heart) Boobies!’’ bracelets. More...

Vets, Schools Feel Effects Of GI Bill

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – After eight surgeries for a back injury he received as a Marine in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2007, Matt Hannan wasn’t about to lose his battle for a new life. More...

Cases Seen Affecting Longwall Effort

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Historical Society Plans Bus Tour

The Fulton County Historical Society (FCHS) is offering a daylong bus tour of northern Fulton County, Huntingdon, Bedford and Blair counties as part of the 40th annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival that takes place October 18, 19 and 20. More...

Heinz Shifts On Environmental Grants

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has suddenly dismissed its longtime head of environmental grant making, signaling that changes are coming to one of the leading charity’s priorities. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: sloppy joes, corn, coleslaw, bun, chocolate pudding. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week: Shawn William Hiles, 35, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Diane Colleen Perry, 31, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Wells Tannery Homecoming Car Show Results

In spite of a light rain that blanketed northern Fulton County for a portion of the annual Wells Tannery homecoming, organizers of the car and truck show reported a good turnout. More...

Rival Investors Sue To Thwart Second Philly Casino

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Minority investors in Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino are trying to stop Pennsylvania gambling regulators from licensing a second casino in the city. More...

Peach Festival Set For August 17

The third annual peach festival will be held Saturday, August 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Fort Loudon Community Grounds. Breakfast sandwiches will be served from 8 a.m. until 10 a. m. More...

Taylor Swift’s Childhood Home On Market

WYOMISSING, Pennsylvania (AP) – Taylor Swift’s childhood home in Pennsylvania is on the market, but fans looking to “ Begin Again’’ in Pennsylvania may be too late. More...

Archaeologists Go To Historic Pa. Cave

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A team of archaeologists has started work at an ancient cave dwelling to assess damage from recent heavy rains in western Pennsylvania. More...

W. Pa. Couple Robbed, Shot After Visiting ATM

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – Police were searching for two suspects charged with robbing and critically wounding a western Pennsylvania couple as they returned home from an early morning stop at an automatic teller machine. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners of the Buck Valley Little League raffle were: $100: Tammy Clevenger. $50: Michelle Wilhelm. $25: Sherri Deshong and Tim Stocker. More...

Lunchbox Tips: Make It Quick, Easy And Nutritious

Kids today have a lot on their plates – getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. More...

Home Improvement Tips For Buyers And Sellers

Buying or selling a home in today’s real estate market? Go about it properly. From home inspections to home improvement, take your advice from leading experts. More...

50-Year-Old Woman Surrenders After Bank Robbery

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 50-year- old woman surrendered after allegedly trying to rob a First Niagara Bank in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Doylestown Intelligencer reports that Francine M. 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: Anthony D. Fisher to Pauline D. More...

National Parks Face Severe Cuts: How To Help

For generations, families have been visiting National Parks to experience the best that America has to offer. But recently, budget cuts have taken their toll on National Park Service sites nationwide. More...