August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road Board Makes Back-to-School Decisions

Personnel matters dominate agenda

The Forbes Road School Board held a regular meeting last Monday evening and discussed various back-to-school matters including personnel. More...

Maddensville Food Hub Featured In New Publication

Tuscarora Organic Growers, a member-owned food hub cooperative located in Maddensville, Pa., is featured as a case study in the newly released ATTRA publication Food Hubs: A Producer Guide, written by Andy Pressman and Chris Lent. More...

African-American Community To Celebrate 110th Homecoming

The African-American community of Heritage Heights will hold its 110th Annual Homecoming Celebration this Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18. The community was established in the early 1800s and Bethel Cito AME Church was built in 1903. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Salisbury steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, juice, cookies. Tuesday: tuna salad, lettuce and tomato, potato salad, 3- bean salad, wheat bread, jello. More...

Cour t Session Held Court Session Held

Judge Shawn D. Meyers 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, August 6. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Brian D. Mellott, Harrisonville, and Jolene Dawn Mihalick, 52, Harrisonville. More...

Pa. Wine Lovers Lament Prohibition-era Laws

THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – For wine lovers like John Mahood, Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era liquor laws aren’t so much obeyed as endured. More...

Former Eagles Owner Jerry Wolman Dies At 86

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jerry Wolman, who owned the Philadelphia Eagles from 1963-69, has died. He was 86. The team said Wolman died Tuesday at his home in Potomac, Md. More...

Raystown Lake Hosts Annual Sidewalk Art Contest

Visitors are invited to “Chalk the Walk” at Seven Points Beach on August 17, 2013. The Indiana University of Pennsylvania chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the U.S. More...

Man, 18, Killed By Train In Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man was struck and killed by a train while walking along tracks in the Pittsburgh area. More...

3 Hurt When Ruptured Gas Line Sparks Fire In Pa.

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) – Three people are injured after a gas leak sparked a fire on the campus of a college in suburban Philadelphia. It happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday on the campus of Rosemont College in Lower Merion Township. More...

Try These Eggplant Recipes

Eggplants come in various shapes, sizes and colors. The deep purple color that is synonymous with eggplant is the most popular color, but white, light- violet and stripped varieties are also available. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE August 5 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1126- 1510 lbs., $125.50 to $127.50; choice 2-3: 1254-1570 lbs., $120 to $124.50; select 2-3, 1096-1338 lbs., $119 to $120. More...

W. Pa. Teller Stole $90K From Elderly Accounts

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A prosecutor says a since-fired teller at a Pittsburgh savings and loan stole more than $90,000 by making unauthorized withdrawals from elderly customers’ accounts. More...

Genealogy Web Site Aids In Documenting Cemeteries

(UNIONTOWN) HERALD-STANDARD UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – There are at least 400 cemeteries in Fayette County, and Jack McNees is doing his best to document each one. More...

Winners Declared In 2013 Vegetable Recipe Contest

Veteran contestant, Frances Dietz of York, repeated last year’s feat of winning the first-place prize in two categories. This year she won the first-place prizes in both the Snap Bean/Lima Bean/Pea and Sweet Corn categories. 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: Denver A. Plessinger and Dixie L. Plessinger to Denver A. More...

Closings Slated In Pa. Home Invasion Slaying

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the central Pennsylvania trial of a third man charged in a home invasion slaying a year ago. More...

Pilot In Crash Not Certified

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in rural northeastern Pennsylvania last month, killing all five people on board, wasn’t certified to fly using only on-board instruments, according to federal investigators. More...

Bow Fishing Gaining In Popularity

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As Wylin Baker pulled up to the Oahe Dam stilling basin in his old silver Chevy, the sun was peeking out from behind a large cumulus cloud forming on the northwest horizon. More...

Pa. Schools Roll Out Policies Embracing Technology

THE SENTINEL CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – School is almost in session. It won’t be long before busloads of students are whisked off to various schools throughout the area. What’s changing, however, is what may be in their backpacks. More...

Commissioners

County Tackles Varied Agenda

NEWS EDITOR Fulton County commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher attended to a varied agenda Tuesday, tackling several contracts and rental leases as well as speaking on the future of the county retirement fund. More...

Court Sides With Providers On Malpractice Fund

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ancient Pennsylvania Dwelling Still Divides Archaeologists

ASSOCIATED PRESS AVELLA, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Wednesday, August 21: yogurt parfait w/toast and spreads or assorted cereals, assorted fresh fruit or assorted canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Missing Tuber Sought In Philly-area River

PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Rescue crews have been searching the Delaware River in an area near Philadelphia for a man who slipped off a tube he was using to float down the river and vanished. More...

Residents Worry About Coal Ash Impacts

THE BEAVER COUNTY TIMES LABELLE, Pa. (AP) – Yma Smith, of LaBelle, lives 315 yards from a coal ash dump. When she bought her house 16 years ago, it was white. Today, it’s gray. More...

National Health Center Week August 11-17

Tri- State Community Health Center celebrates National Health Center Week August 11-17, 2013, to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. 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...

Keystone Health Celebrates National Health Center Week

Keystone Health is marking National Health Center Week 2013 (NHCW) with a “Staff Appreciation- Italian Ice Social” as part of a weeklong campaign (August 11- 17) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s More...

Corbett Orders Flags Lowered For Shooting Victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday ordered some state flags lowered in memory of the victims of a gunman who opened fire at a municipal meeting. More...

Back Run School Reunion Held

Back Run School held its 14th reunion at the senior center Saturday, August 3. Those who attended were Marilyn (Mellott) Anderson and husband Donald, McConnellsburg; Ruth (Dalbey) Presley, Hammondsport, N. More...

Snap Beans Are A Major PA Vegetable Crop

Pennsylvania growers grow about 15,000 acres of snap beans ranking snap beans as the second-largest Pennsylvania vegetable crop after sweet corn. It also ranks the state as the fifthlargest producer of processing snap beans in the country. More...

Man Meets Family 68 Years after Adoption

NEW CASTLE NEWS NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A simple letter forever changed the life of a New Castle family and the relative they never knew they had. More...

Pa. Faith-healing Dad Loses Bid To End Murder Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge is refusing to dismiss murder charges against a fundamentalist Christian couple in the faith-healing death of their son, noting that another child had died in similar fashion four years ago. More...

Offbeat Funeral Services Becoming More Popular

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – As the closing theme song from “ The Lawrence Welk Show” played in the background, family and friends circled the casket at a funeral in Indiana County, puffing iridescent bubbles into the More...

PA Man, 89, Ordered To Trial On Homicide Charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A defense attorney says an elderly western Pennsylvania funeral director acted in selfdefense when he shot and killed a man following a dispute over a vacant home. More...

“Amish Mafia” Star Imprisoned After Pa. Car Chase

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man who stars in the Discovery Channel show “Amish Mafia” has been sentenced to three to 23 months in prison for leading police on a chase that injured a state trooper last summer. More...

18 Female Pa. Teachers File Federal Pay Bias Suit

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) – Eighteen current and former female teachers have sued a western Pennsylvania school district in federal court, claiming they were hired at lower salaries than males with similar experience. More...