August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Game Commission Prepares For Controlled Burns

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is planning on conducting controlled burns on several local state game lands within the region. More...

Alleged Heroin Dealers Enter Pleas

Jerrod Jones, Gary Malott and Holly Ward to be sentenced

An ongoing investigation into heroin trafficking in Fulton County by an undercover officer with the Pennsylvania State Police has netted multiple arrests here. More...

Celebrates 100th Birthday

Helen V. Knepper, Wells Valley, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the Shook Home in Chambersburg, surrounded by family and friends. More...

Free Event To Celebrate PA’s Forests

Those interested in woodlands, trees, wildlife and other aspects of nature will come together next month on Penn State’s University Park campus for Pennsylvania Forest Fest, a celebration of the state’s vast forestlands. More...

W. Pa. Farmers Worry About Bridges, Liability

WILMORE, Pa. (AP) – Farmers in western Pennsylvania are worried that weight restrictions on the state’s overloaded bridges could cause problems for the industry. More...

Pa. Announces Weight Restrictions On 1,000 Bridges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania highway officials say they’re adding or increasing weight restrictions on some 1,000 bridges, a decision prompted by safety and preservation concerns. More...

Motorists Urged To Watch For Students, School Buses

With a new school year beginning in Pennsylvania, motorists are urged to watch for students and school buses to prevent potentially tragic crashes and avoid strong penalties under the state’s school-bus stopping law. More...

How To Prepare Fast, Inexpensive Family Meals

There are unlimited excuses you can make to skip cooking. But if lack of time or money is the reason you’re getting takeout yet again, consider this -- plenty of fresh, inventive meals can be prepared quickly and on a budget. More...

Car Hits W. Pa. Gas Meter, Sets House On Fire

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A house was destroyed by fire after an elderly woman accidently backed into a gas meter in western Pennsylvania. More...

Medical Center Foundation Corner Gift Shop Turns Two

With nearly 200 customers, the Fulton County Medical Center Corner Gift Shop has turned two years old in a big way. The gift shop had a “popping” party with customers popping balloons for their discount. More...

26th Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Did you see all those apple pies at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those special pies for competition in the annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. More...

Hustontown Class Of 1949 Holds Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1949 held its reunion in June at New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. More...

Congratulations, Reuben!

Reuben W. Knepper, 6, son of Craig & Jen Knepper, is pictured with his Supreme Champion Dorest Ewe “Baby Girl.” At the 2013 Fulton County Fair, Reuben won 24 ribbons, 2 trophys and other items. More...

Farm Fair Features Animals Dressed In Clothes

CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) – About two dozen people put human clothes on their favorite chickens, rabbits, goats and cows at a central Pennsylvania Grange Fair. The Centre Daily Times reports that the event took place Saturday night. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE August 19 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1292- 1492 lbs., $126 to $129; choice 2-3: 1172-1490 lbs., $119 to $125; select 2-3, 1196-1384 lbs., $116 to $120. More...

Weight Restrictions Coming To 26 State Bridges in Region

Twenty six state-owned bridges in PennDOT District 9’s six-county region will be posted with new or lowered weight restrictions to slow the rate of deterioration of those bridges and ensure safety. More...

Woman Ran Over Sister Who Wanted Ride

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – A woman accused of running over her younger sister after a disagreement over a trip to the mall has been charged with aggravated assault, police said. More...

Feds Charge Cyber-charter School Founder Trombetta

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest cyber-charter school has been charged with siphoning more than $8 million from the school through a network of companies, then scheming with his accountant to avoid in More...

Ohio Woman Found Guilty Of Assault In School Brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) – An Ohio woman has been convicted of assault in a high school classroom brawl involving her daughter and another teen. Precious Allen also was acquitted of trespassing. Jurors reached the unanimous verdict Friday. More...

Pa. Robber ‘Splits’ With Bank Loot During Festival

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a robber split with some cash after robbing a bank during a western Pennsylvania city’s festival celebrating its place in history as the home of the banana split. More...

Southern Fulton Addresses Back-To-School Agenda

Talks about natural gas pipeline project

The Southern Fulton School Board dealt with several last minute issues last Tuesday night as it prepared for the arrival of their student body the following morning for the first day of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

Former county man accused in incident

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg investigated an apparent homicide-suicide over the weekend involving a former Fulton County man. More...

SFSB Continues Pre-K Talks

Still reeling from the news the state grant funding earmarked for continued operation of its prekindergarten program was axed for this school year, the Southern Fulton School Board and administration continued their discussions last week into what pr More...

Unemployment Rate Climbs Again

County ranked 59 out of 67 in July

Preliminary unemployment data for July released this week just showed more of the same for Fulton County employment numbers as the unemployment rate climbed three-tenths of a percentage point from last month. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, September 2: no school. Tuesday, September 3: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice or assorted fresh fruit or assorted canned fruit. More...

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG The family of Mary DeShong would like to say a heartfelt thank-you to our friends, relatives, neighbors and church family for the many acts of kindness, beautiful flowers, cards, food and sympathy shared with our family during the loss of ou More...

Fudge-dipped Bacon Comes To Pa. Fair

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Central Pennsylvania is known for its Amish culture and food, but tastes change. A vendor at a popular country farm fair is offering fudge-dipped bacon for the first time, the Centre Daily Times reports Saturday. More...

Woman Jailed For Stabbing Neighbor In Dog Dispute

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman is charged with attempted homicide after police say she stabbed and poured some kind of caustic liquid on her neighbor. More...

Court Session Held August 20

President Judge Douglas W. Herman 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 20. More...

W. Pa. Environmentalists Rally For Clean Water

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Kayakers and environmentalists are rallying in Pittsburgh to demand tougher clean water rules. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: potato crusted fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches. More...

Fire Dept. Treasurer Accused Of Stealing $250K

WEST POINT, Pa. More...

PA’s Angel Food Cake Contest Winners

Did you see all of the angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair? More...

Police Seize Weapons After Obama Visit

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania police say they seized ammunition and weapons at a home about 10 miles away from where President Barack Obama made a public appearance, and that the Secret Service detained a man who made threats. More...

Preferred Chocolate Baking Contest Winners Named At Fulton County Fair

Many local home chefs created chocolate desserts during the Fulton County Fair’s PA Preferred Chocolate Baking contests held on August 12, 2013. More...

Fair Results

Open Class Dairy Cows Ayrshire Jr 3yr old born between 3/1/10 and 8/31/10 First - Sierra McDonald Ayrshire Sr Champion Female First - Sierra McDonald Ayrshire Grand Champion More...

Fair Results

Open Horse Show Jr. Youth Showmanship 13 & Under First - Chulete Kendall; second - Tory Layton; third - Kelsi Kendall. Sr. Youth Showmanship 14-18 More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. More...

Fair Results

4-H/Vocational Swine Lightweight No 1 First - Baylee Swope; second - Steven Hann; third - Samuel Gordon; fourth - Laykan Skiles; fifth - Cheyenne Burger; sixth - Mallory L Gress Lightweight No 2 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: Friday, September 6: 8:30 p.m. – Campfire Tales. More...

PennDOT, Pa. Insurance Department Urge Vehicle Owners To Keep Insurance Info Current

PennDOT and the state Insurance Department are urging motorists to contact PennDOT if they change their vehicle insurance provider, as vehicle owners – not insurance providers – are responsible for reporting new policy information to the More...

FR Students Begin First Day

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Forbes Road students took that step last Wednesday as they returned to school for the 2013-2014 year. 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 M. Bury Sr. to Walter M. Bury Sr., Walter M. Bury Jr. More...