October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Parade, Award Ceremony To Honor Civil War Hero In Hancock

Events to take place Oct. 12

The town of Hancock, Md., will be the scene of a significant historical event on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with a military parade honoring Maj. James Breathed, a Civil War hero buried in Hancock, who has been awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor. More...

Helicopter Pilot Killed By Rotor At Pa. Fair

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A helicopter pilot is dead after officials say he walked into the aircraft’s spinning rotor while giving rides at Pennsylvania’s largest fair. 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...

Benefit Set For Lisa Arnold

Visit Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Chambersburg October 12, 2013, to help raise money to benefit former countian Lisa House Arnold in her fight against leukemia. More...

Man Charged With Pretending To Be FBI Agent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a central Pennsylvania man on charges he impersonated an FBI agent. Brandon Schnetzka of York is facing a charge of impersonating an officer or employee of the United States. More...

FR Class Holds 47th Reunion

Forbes Road High School Class of 1966 held its 47th class reunion Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Hustontown Firehall. There were 22 classmates and 14 guests present. More...

Blinking Art Exhibit Closed After Patrons Fall Ill

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities have temporarily shut down a room-sized art installation with blinking lights in Pittsburgh after three visitors reported seizure-like symptoms. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE September 23 Slaughter steers: choice 2-3, 1284-1530 lbs., $121.50 to $125; high select low choice 2- 3, 1212-1462 lbs., $117 to $120; select 2-3, 1062-1320 lbs., $110 to $115.50. More...

Hiller Wins Photo Contest

Eleven-year-old Lydia Hiller of War fordsburg received the grand prize of $100 in the eighth annual Hancock Area Photo Contest for her photo titled “The Lonely Tree.” Amy Smith, also of Warfordsburg, won a $25 prize in the people category More...

IUP To Spend $37M On Dining

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – Indiana University of Pennsylvania is spending $37 million on new dining facilities to entice students and alleviate crowding. More...

Hundreds Of Mink Released From Mink Farm

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An animal rights group says it released hundreds of mink from cages at a western Pennsylvania mink farm this week. More...

Pa. Firefighter In Training Charged With Arson

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 19-year-old firefighter in training from the Philadelphia suburbs faces arson charges after he allegedly paid a friend $200 to set a fire in the laundry room of an apartment building. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, October 7: baked cheesey pasta, breadstick. Tuesday, October 8: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables. Wednesday, October 9: chicken fajitas salad, baked beans. More...

Unemployment Rate Shows Small Drop

County ranked 47 out of 67 in August

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Advocates Spread Word On Pa. Healthcare Enrollment

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Township Convention Set For October 14

Officials representing townships of the second class in Fulton County will convene Monday, October 14, 2013, at McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., for their 91st annual county convention. More...

Pa. Exchange To Offer Among Lowest-cost Premiums

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ultralight Crash In Central Pa. Kills Elderly Man

EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say an elderly man died in the crash of an ultralight aircraft over the weekend. More...

Fraker Wins At Shootout

Sean Fraker of Sean’s ATV Connection has won the ATV Top Fuel $1,250 Shootout held at Blair-Bedford Dirt Drags September 7, 2013. Sean’s best time was 115 mph in 5.2 seconds. More...

Historical Society Awarded $5,000 Grant

For cooling, heating units

The Fulton County Historical Society was awarded a $5,000 grant administered by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor earlier this year to install climate-control units in its Fulton House museum. More...

Philadelphia Zoo Branches Out To Acupuncture

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Zoo reports it’s having success using acupuncture to treat some ailing animals. More...

Financial Solutions

Having A Plan Can Help You Reach Financial Goals

Regardless of where you are in life, you probably have a vision of your future. More...

Daughter Killed Pa. Mom With Shotgun

By Kevin Begos ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A two-decade family feud came to a violent end when a man shot dead the two home invaders that killed his wife and son, not knowing the assailants included his long-estranged daughter, authorit More...

Pa. Senators Vote To Lift CHIP’s 6-Month Wait

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state Senate has advanced a portion of Gov. Tom Corbett’s just-released plan to help children get health insurance. More...

Aunt Says Family ‘Hatred’ Led To Deadly Pa. Attack

ASHVILLE, Pa. More...

FOVA Donates To MHS Musical

FOVA recently made a generous donation to this year’s spring musical “Grease” at McConnellsburg High School. 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: David E. Keebaugh to David E. More...

Woman Hit By Ricochet From Gun

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a western Pennsylvania woman was grazed by a bullet that was fired by the father of her child. More...