October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Unemployment Rate Shows Small Drop

County ranked 47 out of 67 in August

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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...

Helicopter Pilot Killed By Rotor At Pa. Fair

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. More...

Ultralight Crash In Central Pa. Kills Elderly Man

EAST BERLIN, Pa. 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...

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...

Advocates Spread Word On Pa. Healthcare Enrollment

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

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. More...

FCHS Fall Meeting Oct. 12

Features historical interpreter of Thaddeus Stevens

The Fulton County Historical Society’s fall membership meeting will be held Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Fulton County Courthouse. Featured speaker is Ross Hetrick, a historical interpreter of Thaddeus Stevens. 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...

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.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that zoo officials are impressed with how the technique has sped up the 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 daught More...

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

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state Senate has advanced a portion of Gov. More...

IUP To Spend $37M On Dining

INDIANA, Pa. More...

Hundreds Of Mink Released From Mink Farm

EBENSBURG, Pa. 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...