September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Household Hazardous Waste Collection September 28

On Saturday, September 28, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event More...

Financial Solutions

Diversified Portfolio Even In Turbulent Times

While it is always important to maintain a diversified portfolio, it is especially vital to remain diversified during volatile market conditions. More...

Pa. Couple Rents Chickens For Taste Of Egg Raising

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania couple has an answer for people who think they’d like a chicken but are worried about buyer’s remorse. More...

20 Years Of Tylenol Warning Labels

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Man Freed From Beneath Asphalt Roller In Pa.

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A construction worker in Pennsylvania has been freed from beneath an asphalt roller. More...

Flight 93 Advisory Commission To Disband

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – The Flight 93 Advisory Commission is disbanding nearly 11 years after it was created to help develop a national memorial at the site of hijacked plane that crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 attacks. More...

Man Pleads Guilty To Abandoning Hurt Sheep

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania farmer has pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals after authorities say he left a sheep to die after it was badly hurt by a motorcycle. More...

Corbett Wants Feds’ Answer On CHIP Within A Week

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday: soft pretzel. Tuesday: breakfast pizza. Wednesday: waffles. Thursday: mini muffins. Friday: scrambled eggs. Lunch Monday, September 9: beefaroni, corn. More...

Seniors Visit Flower Gardens

Merle and Beulah Cordell had a visit from Warfordsburg Senior Center August 20 to see their beautiful flower gardens in Chambersburg. This is the third year that the seniors visited the Cordells. More...

Fair Results

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PPL To Pay $60K Over Snowstorm Outage

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A paper is reporting that PPL Electric Utilities will pay $60,000 to resolve allegations it mishandled restoration of power after a freak snowstorm two years ago. More...

Volunteers Enjoy Garden Tour

Fulton House curator Edie Coleman hosted an annual trip for the Fulton County Historical Society museum volunteers August 22. The first stop was touring the amazing and beautiful flower gardens of Merle and Beulah Cordell of Greencastle. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET August 26 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1276- 1588 lbs., $126 to $129.50; choice 2-3, 1160-1592 lbs., $121 to $125.50; select 2-3, 1196-1389 lbs., $117 to $119. More...

Ex-Pa. Weatherman, Convicted Of Abuse, Kills Self

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A former western Pennsylvania television weatherman who served a prison term for child molestation after first fleeing to Ukraine has committed suicide in West Virginia. 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. More...

In Pa., Shale Waste Tripping Alarms In Landfills

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Last year, nearly 1,000 trucks hauling 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at Pennsylvania landfill gates after tripping radioactivity alarms. More...

Pa. Lawsuit: Renters Fear Eviction Over 911 Calls

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Last summer, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, who was living with her, allegedly smashed an ashtray across her face, then stabbed her in the neck with the broken glass. More...

The Hidden Costs Of Owning A Pet

America is a nation of pet lovers. About half the nation’s households include a dog or a cat, and they spend $53 billion yearly on pet expenses, ranging from food to vet bills to toys. More...

Mic Night Held At Senior Center

The musicians who participated at the August 10 Mic Night at Warfordsburg Senior Center are pictured above, front row: Larry Cooper, Dan Fleming, Jack Wink, Brigette Marie, Kate Beatty, Donnie McCusk More...

Democrats Line Up To Challenge Corbett For Penna. Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Sensing an opportunity to limit Gov. Tom Corbett to one term, six Democrats have declared their candidacy for the 2014 primary, and three more are giving it serious thought. More...

Forest Pot Farms Raise Alarms In State, Beyond Analysis: Big Health-care, Spending Fight Looms

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Visits to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin come with a warning these days. More...

Motorsports Cruise-In This Sunday

Something for all ages at area’s first-ever event

NEWS EDITOR Having spent quality time with her family at the track watching her grandchildren compete, Amanda Daniels knows firsthand racing is no longer just an activity for adults. More...

Penna. Man Carves Out Reputation As Scroll Saw Artist

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW LOGANSPORT, Pa. (AP) – When it comes to scroll sawing like a master, patience is one key ingredient. Other necessary traits are the ability to pay attention to detail and intense concentration. More...

Guns To Be Banned At Bloomsburg Fair

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials in central Pennsylvania say guns will be banned at this year’s Bloomsburg Fair. More...

Conservation Corner

Why Lime? For farmers and gardeners, making sure soils don’t become too acidic is critical to getting good yields. It’s important to measure your soil’s acidity levels and take action if needed. More...

Court Session Held August 27

STAFF REPORT Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, August 27, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Marriage License

Bryan Lee Whitsel, 27, McConnellsburg, and Tara Renee Buterbaugh, 23, Mc- Connellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

U.S Court Tackles Issue Of Boys On Girls’ Teams

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – A U.S. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Monday: chili con carne, cottage cheese, pineapple, cornbread, brownie. Tuesday: potato soup, ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, white bread, applesauce, cookies. More...

FCMC Expansion Project Update

Scott Sipes cuts a doorway to one of the new triage rooms for the expansion of the emergency department at Fulton County Medical Center. The $250,000 project is on target for its October completion date. More...

F&M Buys Lamb At County Fair

F& M Trust purchased two lambs including the 2013 Grand Champion Lightweight market Suffolk ewe at the Fulton County Fair. The grand champion Suffolk ewe was raised by Breanna Worthing of Wells Tannery. More...

Hearing Postponed For Foul-mouthed Pa. Chief

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania police chief had his suspension extended indefinitely on Friday for posting online videos in which he fired borough owned automatic weapons while shouting obscenities. More...

September Is Senior Center Month

As part of a month long celebration, the local senior centers are planning some special activities during the month of September to celebrate Senior Center Month. More...

Sex Column Returns To Penn State Student Paper

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s studentrun newspaper is bringing back its sex column. More...

Special Courts For Veterans Expanding Across U.S.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former National Guardsman Paul Piscitelli is in Philadelphia Municipal Court to answer to drug and theft charges. More...

Tips To Cut Utility Bills And Improve Comfort And Energy Efficiency

Having trouble keeping your home comfortable year- round? You’re not alone. The average mid-size U.S. More...

A Better Diet Can Improve Your Looks

There may be some credence to the old saying that “beauty comes from within.” Scientific research shows that the appearance of your largest, most visible organ – your skin – can be directly affected by the vitamins, nutrients More...

Pilgrimage At Mount St. Macrina Lifts Spirits

THE (UNIONTOWN) HERALD STANDARD UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pilgrims who attended the 79th annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount St. More...

Crash On Pa. Highway Kills Six, Including Two Kids

KANE, Pa. (AP) – An SUV crossed into oncoming traffic on a rural northwestern Pennsylvania highway and smashed head-on into another vehicle, killing six people, including two children, authorities said Sunday. More...

Tips On Getting Your Car Or Truck Tailgate-Ready

For many sports fans “tailgate” is their favorite word of the season – a time to party-hearty in the great outdoors, or at least in a huge stadium parking lot. Not surprisingly, tailgating has evolved over the years. More...

Man Run Over By Pa. Asphalt Roller, Hospitalized

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A construction worker who lost control of an asphalt roller and fell off it on Friday was run over by it but was freed from beneath it and airlifted to a hospital. More...