September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Proposal For Graduation Tests Passes Hurdle

By Marc Levy  ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Proposed regulations supported by Gov. More...

Arms Dealer: Military Hardware Meant For Hunting

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Belarus man admits he bought $700,000 worth of rifle scopes, night-vision goggles and other military hardware from U.S. exporters, but his lawyer said he sold them to hunters, not terrorists.  More...

Out With The Old, Make Way For The New

While new construction is under way south of town in the business park (see Page One), some of Mc- Connellsburg’s older properties are being torn down to make way for 21st century buildings dow More...

Burnt Cabins Man Deemed Sexually Violent Predator

Warren Kerlin III sentenced to state time

Burnt Cabins resident Warren David Kerlin III was described by friends and family in letters to the court as “helpful, an excellent chef, an animal lover and a good, but stern, father.”  More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Breakfast  Monday, September 23: bagel w/spreads, assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, September 24: breakfast pizza, assorted cereals w/toast, assorted More...

Wilson College Hosts Info Sessions On Master’s In Humanities

Wilson College will host a series of information sessions about its master’s degree program in the humanities during the fall semester. The first will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Norland Hall. More...

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony

The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona is hosting a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 20, beginning at 12:45 p.m. at the pavilion in the front of the medical center. More...

Chicken BBQ To Finance Police Flag

Twelve of 13 flags are flying over the new Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Park at Letterkenny Chapel. More...

Patron Had Guns At Health Club Shooting Site

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area health club that was the site of a mass shooting four years ago has added security after a patron was found carrying two guns in his gym bag.  More...

FR Students Hold Blood Drive

Saving lives is something we think of when we think about police officers, fire fighters, EMTS, paramedics, etc. It’s not something normally associated with high school students. More...

Local Heroes Honored At FCMC Picnic

Sunday was a beautiful day at the FCMC campus for two reasons: FCMC paid honor to local emergency responders and celebrated Grandparents Day with their residents. More...

Some Pittsburghers Cited For Parking In Driveways

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Some Pittsburghers are being ticketed or warned not to park in their own driveways under an obscure ordinance that requires them to pay $225 for a permit if they wish to park within 30 feet of a street.  Some residents ha More...

Community Bank Donates To Expansion Project

Community State Bank of Orbisonia recently presented a donation to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation for the Emergency Department Expansion Project. 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...

PA Man Charged In Threat Had Guns, Ammunition

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Enjoy Some Fresh PA Cabbage

Home-grown Pennsylvania cabbage is high in vitamin C and fiber as well as the cancer-fighting indole compounds. Cabbage is grown on about 1,200 acres in Pennsylvania, ranking the state thirteenth in cabbage production in the nation. More...

Pa. Suburbs May Get Red-light Cameras For First Time

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A community just north of Philadelphia could become the first suburb in the state to install red-light cameras under a new law allowing the devices to be used outside Pennsylvania’s largest city.  More...

In Gettysburg, Celebrating Medal Of Honor Winners

Lillian Reed  GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Deep within the archives of the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, nestled between historical documents and archeological battlefield treasures, four Medals of Honor are tucked away.  More...

Forbes Road Makes Personnel Decisions

Conducts other routine business

STAFF WRITER  The Forbes Road School Board of Directors attended to an agenda last Monday night that, for the most part, addressed personnel matters in the district. More...

Heroin Dealer: “Drugs Ruin Lives”

Dustin England Jr. sentenced

In reading from prepared notes during court proceedings Tuesday, McConnellsburg resident Dustin Don England Jr. said, “Drugs ruin lives. I’m a perfect example.”  More...

Parts Of Central And NE Pa. Get 10-digit Dialing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Residents of northeastern and parts of central Pennsylvania will have to dial 10 digits in order to make phone calls starting next week.  More...

Berger Promoted To Assistant Manager At F&M

Matthew W. Berger has been promoted to Investment & Trust Services assistant relationship manager at F&M Trust.  More...

Conservation Corner

Does Conservation Hinder Agriculture?

WATERSHED SPECIALIST  For more than a decade, some Fulton County landowners have been taking some cropland and/or pastureland out of production. More...

Judge Herman Holds Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman, president judge of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

MHS Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1955 recently held their reunion at Cracker Barrel in Chambersburg. The class had 36 members and 18 are deceased. More...

Foul-mouthed Police Chief Running For Sheriff

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania police chief suspended for posting videos in which he fired borough-owned automatic weapons while shouting obscenities is mounting a write-in candidacy for sheriff.  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jeremy Michael Garlock, 36, McConnellsburg, and Jennifer Sue Johnston, 31, McConnellsburg.  Patrick Zhen, 42, Hagerstown, and Karla Elizabet More...

W. Pa. Woman Sentenced For Shooting

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. More...

Morrow Wins Culbertson Prize At Mercersburg Academy

Bea Morrow, a rising 10th-grade student at Mercersburg Academy, was named the 2013-2014 recipient of Mercersburg’s Culbertson Prize at the school’s opening convocation September 8.  More...

Financial Solutions

What You Should Know About Market Corrections

There is no way around it – markets generally move in cycles.  More...

FOVA Donates To Camp Cadet

George Cutchall presents a donation of $2,000 to Fulton County Camp Cadet on behalf of the Fulton Overseas Veterans Association of McConnellsburg VFW. Pictured above is Cpl. More...

Cub Scouts Attend Camp Akela

Cub Scout Pack 43 of McConnellsburg participated in Camp Akela at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation in Fort Littleton July 31 through August 3. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...