September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Cancer Benefit Set For October 5

The fifth annual Fight Like A Girl cancer luncheon benefit is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Life Center in McConnellsburg. This will be the fifth and final year for the event. More...

Congress,VA Engage In Dispute Over Records

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – In an unusual standoff, the U.S. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, white bread, mixed fruit. To reserve a dinner sign up at the center or call before 1 p.m. More...

Public Encouraged To Participate in Online Public Meeting For Pa. Transportation

The public is invited to register for the first-ever online public meeting to be held this Thursday, September 26, as part of the update to the commonwealth’s 12-Year Transportation Program. More...

Court Session Held

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, September 17. More...

PennDOT Presents Employees With Awards

Twenty-three PennDOT employees were presented with the agency’s IdeaLink Award during a ceremony in Harrisburg, honoring them for their ideas to improve safety or efficiency in the department. More...

Park Family Holds Reunion

The 49th annual reunion of the descendants of Clay and Alice Park was held August 18, 2013, at Dublin Mills Church pavilion. It started out rainy and the temperature was a cool 64 degrees, but cleared and warmed up for a beautiful day. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Charles Rodney Ross Jr., 69, Hagerstown, Md., and Barbara Ellen Grumbine, 63, Hagerstown, Md. More...

Slain Eastern Pa. Man Has 2 Identities

READING, Pa. (AP) – Some crimes are considered whodunits. But police in one eastern Pennsylvania city are trying to figure out not only who shot a man, but which of the victim’s two identities is correct. More...

Girl Scouts Info Sessions Offered In Fulton County

With the start of school, so comes the start of the traditional Girl Scout troop year. More...

Class Raises $1,830 For Classmate

McConnellsburg Middle School’s eighth-grade character education class raised $1,830 last week in a “Change” Challenge to benefit fellow classmate Johnathan Farling. More...

Could Catching ZZZ’s Earn Students More A’s?

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – Oley Valley High School students enter the building at the start of their school day earlier this month. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE September 16 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1244- 1516 lbs.,$ 125 to $128; choice 2-3, 1174-1510 lbs., $121 to $124.50; select 2-3, 1094-1348 lbs., $117 to $118.50. More...

Time To Enjoy Pennsylvania Cauliflower

It’s cauliflower season in Pennsylvania! While local cauliflower is available in the early summer, the main part of the Pennsylvania crop is harvested from September through November during the cooler fall months. More...

Alloway Proposal Would Strengthen PA Dog Law

Sen. Richard Alloway II (R-33) introduced legislation to strengthen the state’s Dog Law and prevent animal cruelty. More...

Firms Take ‘Wait And See’ Approach In Health Law

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The mandate that large employers provide health care coverage to their employees has been put off until 2015, but some businesses have already started changing health care benefits. More...

Heroin Dealer Sentenced

Jerrod Jones to complete local sentence

A McConnellsburg man has been ordered to complete a local sentence for delivery and possession of heroin. More...

Pa. Lawmakers Return To Capitol For Fall Session

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers were back in Harrisburg on Monday to start their fall session with little shift in the political landscape apparent in the three months since Gov. More...

Corbett Aides, Feds Meet On Pa.’s Medicaid Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Top aides to Gov. Tom Corbett were in Baltimore meeting with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on his Medicaid plan. More...

SF Yearbooks Available

Southern Fulton seniors Courtney Munson and Alenda Fischer look over their 2013 yearbooks. More...

Buddy Walk Planned For October 19

The first annual Fulton County Buddy Walk will take place at McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., October 19, 2013. More...

PSU Dean’s List

Area students attaining the dean’s list for the summer 2013 semester at Penn State University are: Amy Harper, Three Springs, World Campus. April Hawbaker, McConnellsburg, Mont Alto. Daniel Lake, Harrisonville, Mont Alto. More...

Wii Bowling Banquet Held

Warfordsburg Senior Center celebrated its Wii bowling banquet at the Road Kill Cafe. This is the seniors’ 12th bowling league and banquet. More...

Schools Complain Of Errors In New Pa. Grading Data

PITTSBURGH (AP) – At least 14 school districts in Allegheny County say they believe there are errors in test data less than two weeks before the state releases performance scores for all 3,200 traditional, charter, cyber and technical schools i More...

Massive Bee Swarm Causes Buzz At Pa. Truck Stop

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – There was a lot of buzz happening at a central Pennsylvania travel stop this week. More...

PSU Graduate

Amy Harper, Three Springs, is a summer 2013 graduate of Penn State Univeristy’s World Campus with a degree in nursing. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, September 30: English muffin w/spreads or assorted cereals w/toast, fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. Elementary Lunch More...

PA Adjusts CWD Rules

Hunters harvesting deer in areas of Pennsylvania where chronic wasting disease has been found will need to comply with special rules during the upcoming hunting seasons. More...

DA Says Police Shooting Of Pa. Man Was Justified

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania said police were justified in the fatal shooting of a man who pointed a weapon at officers that turned out to be a BB gun. More...

Jury List

The president judge andjury commissioners drewfrom the jury wheel the following names for the October 21 jury selection.Prospective jurors need toreport to the courthouse at8:30 a.m. More...

Plan To Fix Harrisburg Finances Gets OK From Judge

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...