August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Central Fulton Acts On Personnel Matters

Students return to school August 21

The Central Fulton School Board wasted little time working through the August 13 agenda, attending to multiple personnel and transportation-related issues in a brief 18 minutes.  More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Breakfast  Monday, August 26: scrambled eggs or choice of cereal, toast, bagel, juice, milk.  Tuesday, August 27: pancakes or choice of cereal, toast, bagel, juice, milk.  Wednesday, August 28: chipped beef gravy over More...

State Employee Charged With Stealing $15,000

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Warfordsburg Woman Waives Arraignment

Tiffany Swope pleads not guilty   NEWS EDITOR  A southern Fulton County woman waived her right to mandatory arraignment Tuesday regarding allegations she sexually assaulted a teenage boy.  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...

Marriage License

Charles Randall Kesecker, 43, Warfordsburg, and Angela Marie Rhoderick, 31, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

First Settlement Made In PSU-Sandusky Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pro-Joe Paterno Billboard Erected In Central Pa.

THOMPSONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A billboard near a rural highway touts the accomplishments of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and takes issue with any blame he was assigned in the university’s child sex abuse scandal.  More...

Firm Selected For Pike2Bike Analysis

The Fulton County commissioners and Mapping and Planning Office announced last week they have selected the services of Fourth Economy Consulting to complete the economic-impact analysis for the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike known as Pike2Bike.  More...

Swope Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late William and Annie (Mellott) Swope held their reunion at Sideling Hill Christian Church fellowship hall August 18.  Stella (Swope) Wakefield is the only surviving daughter and two daughters-in-law survive, Phyllis (Bur More...

Financial Solutions

Disciplined Investing Helps Keep Emotions In Check

Knowing that financial markets are constantly changing, it’s often hard to gauge when the best time would be to jump in. More...

PA Might Delist Bald Eagle

Game Commission considers removing the bird from the state’s threatened species list

With its numbers in Pennsylvania continuing to soar ever higher, the bald eagle soon could be removed from the state’s list of threatened species.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management is recommending the More...

Green Hill School Holds Reunion

Green Hill Alumni Association held its final reunion Saturday, August 17, at Sideling Hill Christian Church fellowship hall with 79 in attendance.  More...

Pa. Girl Allegedly Abducted Found Safe In N.Y. State

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 10-year-old girl who was abducted from her home in Pennsylvania has been found safe in upstate New York and that her alleged abductor is in custody.  More...

Alleged Heroin Dealer Enters Plea

NEWS EDITOR  An alleged heroin dealer made his first appearance in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday morning, pleading to criminal charges that he sold drugs to an undercover Pennsylvania State Police officer in a school zone.  More...

Services Mark 50th Of Pa. Mine Disaster

SHEPPTON, Pa. (AP) – The Roman Catholic bishop of Allentown led services marking the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Sheppton Mine Disaster, in which a cave-in trapped three miners 300 feet underground.  More...

Mom Sues Over Tot’s Death In Pa. Helicopter Crash

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. More...

Hess Alerts Regional Businesses To Deceptive Solicitation

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1st-Degree Murder Conviction In 2011 Pa. Slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Fraker/Gobin Family Holds Reunion

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held at Kenny Fraker’s Kennywood picnic grounds at Fort Littleton recently. Attending were:  More...

Compassion And Choices Supports Woman Who Handed Dying Father Morphine

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – No one may ever know Barbara Mancini’s intentions when she allegedly handed her dying 93-year-old father a bottle of morphine at his central Pennsylvania home.  Did she want to relieve his p More...

McQuait Earns Daisy Scout Pin

Ashlynne J. McQuait earned her Daisy Summit Award pin. The pin is earned by completing all three leadership journeys at each troop level. This is the highest award a Daisy Girl Scout can earn.  More...

Salvation Army To Be Named In Pa. Collapse Suits

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Salvation Army will become the latest defendant in litigation over a deadly Philadelphia building collapse, and a contractor has asked to delay the lawsuits amid a criminal grand jury probe.  More...

Court Session Held August 13

Judge Carol L. Van Horn 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 13.  More...

Underage Man Forfeits Slots Jackpot At Pa. Casino

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, peas, wheat bread, applesauce, juice.  Tuesday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches.  Wednesday: cheeseburger, lettuce More...

Former Resident, Son Are Bowfishing Enthusiasts

Former Fulton Countian Chad Henry, who now resides in Lancaster, enjoyed the article in last week’s “News” on bow fishing. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  August 12  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1282- 1410 lbs., $126 to $126.50; choice 2-3: 1024-1434 lbs., $120 to $124; select 2-3: 1044- 1184 lbs., $117 to $121.  More...

County Food Basket 2013 Gardening Program Nears End

Each spring the Fulton County Food Basket sponsors the Community Gardening Program. More...

Cards Of Thanks

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Seniors Hold Bowling Tournament

On August 16 Hyndman Senior Center visited Warfordsburg Senior Center to have a Wii bowling tournament. Refreshments were served after their arrival and then the games began. More...

Birth Announced

Isaac and Sarah Keebaugh of Chambersburg announce the birth of a daughter, Amara Magdalena, August 12 in Chambersburg Hospital. More...

Carbaugh Memorial Ride Sept. 8

Proceeds of motorcycle ride to benefit Hope Lodge

What was believed to be an ongoing, painful toothache turned out to be much, much more for McConnellsburg resident Vincent Carbaugh.  Insurance issues and the pressures of owning and operating his own trucking company delayed Carbaugh’s vi More...

Tips For Small Business Owners To Face Today’s New Challenges

These days, it can be an uphill battle for small business owners. More...

Judge Bars ID Enforcement In Nov. Election

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state judge on Friday barred enforcement of Pennsylvania’s strict voter-identification law in the Nov. 5 general election.  More...

Three Elderly PA Residents Die In Accidents

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Nine Simple Tips For Recycling At Home

Recycling is crucial to running a green home. More...

Top Tasks For Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Keeping your home in shape may not top your daily to-do list, but completing certain small seasonal tasks can save you money, time and the need to complete larger, more expensive projects in the future.  Don’t know where to start? More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the localc ourthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value:  Delores K. McMillian, George E. McMillian, Linda L. More...