October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

5K Run/Walk To Honor Christian School Founder

Dale Gordon Memorial race set for October 19

The community will rally as part of the Fulton Fall Folk Festival next weekend to pay homage to a local leader and founding father of the Fulton County Community Christian School. More...

Hess Headed To Trial Oct. 23

Jury to hear drug delivery allegations

NEWS EDITOR Drug delivery allegations against a McConnellsburg man will be heard later this month. More...

Fulton LEAD Covers Current Economic Development Efforts

Community and economic development leaders met last Wednesday evening at the Fulton County Planning Office for the Fulton County Local Economic Activity Discussion (LEAD) to talk about several economic development efforts and legislative issues. More...

Cour t Session Held

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, October 1, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Parks, Forests Open During Government Shutdown

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti reminds Pennsylvanians that state parks and forests are open for business as usual, although national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown. More...

Path Valley Closes Season With Stock Car Showdown

Path Valley Speedway concluded the 2013 schedule with the annual Stock Car Showdown. The five divisions of stock cars that normally ran Friday nights competed in a non-points event. More...

Senior Center Corner

Lunch Menu Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday, October 14: closed. Tuesday, October 15: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello w/oranges. More...

Cancer Benefit Planned

On October 19, 2013, there will be a Home Run Derby/Stand up for Cancer, a base run derby, (one for men and one for women) at Robertsdale Little League field starting at 9 a.m. Cost per person will be $10 for each event. More...

DUI Suspect Asked Them To Jail Him

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) – Police say they had no choice but to grant a man's wish to be taken to jail after they determined he was drunk he drove off a road an into a field in southcentral Pennsylvania. More...

Thieves Take Metal From Northeastern PA Bike Trail Bridge

WANAMIE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say thieves have been targeting a bike trail bridge for metal, using a torch to remove it in small pieces. More...

Ways To Make A Difference This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(StatePoint) – Unfortunately, too many of us know someone – a family member, friend or colleague – who is affected by breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. More...

Breakthrough Reported In New Pa. Insurance System

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police Seek 2 In Crossbows Taken At Pa. Wal-Marts

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) – State police have released surveillance photos of a couple and their van in connection with some crossbows stolen from two Wal- Mart stores in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Great Pumpkins: Pa. Gourd Crop Gets Good Reviews

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Growers say this year’s pumpkin crop in Pennsylvania is coming in well, with good shape, nice color and plenty of weight. More...

Philly Narc Charged With DUI In Suburban Crash

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia narcotics officer has been charged with drunken driving for a suburban crash following an Eagles game that injured a teen driving another vehicle. More...

Women: Could Your Pain Be Fibromyalgia?

(StatePoint) – With its confusing overlap of symptoms, fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) can be a nightmare for the five million Americans – 90 percent of them women – who suffer from it. More...

Philadelphia Anchor Under Fire For Shooting Tweet

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia TV news anchor is being criticized for trying to get her Twitter followers to watch the station's coverage of a deadly shooting by comparing it to “Breaking Bad.” More...

John Deere Display At Peck’s

Fulton County’s Fall Folk Fest is coming soon. More...

Oct. Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More...

Fulton Fall Folk Festival October 18-20

Countywide event marks 40th year

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival is slated to get under way next weekend, running from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20. More...

Trial Set In Statutory Sexual Assault Case

Tiffany Swope trial scheduled for November 14

NEWS EDITOR A Warfordsburg area woman accused of statutory sexual assault has turned down a plea offer by the commonwealth and is opting to have her case heard next month by a jury of her peers. More...

Environmental Group To Hold Workshop

“The World Outdoors” meeting on Oct. 16

FULTON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP Fall has arrived, and the changing leaves underline how spectacular the scenery is in south-central Pennsylvania. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy it! More...

Conserving Power To Become More Lucrative

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Universities, industries and government agencies will soon receive bigger financial rewards for conserving electricity. More...

Federal Aid Approved For Summer Storms, Floods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The federal government has approved more than $18 million in disaster aid for areas in Pennsylvania that were hit hardest by summer thunderstorms. More...

Meeting Set Over Central Pa. Prep Football Brawl

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) – Officials from a central Pennsylvania high school football conference will meet with the coaches of two teams whose players brawled, forcing the game to be suspended. More...

Tonoloway Group Publish Fulton County Civil War Veterans Volume II

The Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, a nonprofit group responsible for maintaining the historic church near Hancock, decided two years ago to publish local history books as fundraisers for maintenance of the church, which was the first More...

Pa. Clinic Shooter’s Mom Target Of Pending Lawsuit

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The mother of a mentally ill gunman who killed one employee and wounded five other people at a western Pennsylvania psychiatric hospital is targeted in a pending lawsuit to be filed by the slain worker’s More...

Preceptor Gamma Pi Collects For WIN Shelter

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Preceptor Gamma Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is once again sponsoring this awareness month by collecting nonpersishable food items and paper products for the Women in Need (WIN) shelter that serve More...

Five Tips For Haunting Your House This Halloween

(StatePoint) – Americans spent close to $8 billion on Halloween last year, according to the National Retail Federation. More...

Pa. Heist Suspect Stopped To Bum Cigarette

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a bank robbery suspect was nervous when a construction worker saw the suspect throw his shirt in a trash container – but not so harried that he didn't stop to bum a cigarette first. More...

Funeral Set For Former Steelers Lineman Greenwood

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The funeral has been set for former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman L. C. Greenwood. Service is set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Pentecostal Temple COGIC in the city's East Liberty section. Greenwood died Sept. More...

Kayaker’s Body Found In Youghiogheny River

COULTERS, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy has been set on the body of a kayaker found two days after the man was reported missing near the Youghiogheny River in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE September 30 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1310- 1550 lbs., $125.50 to $128.50; choice 2-3, 1014-1584 lbs., $122.50 to $125; select 2-3, 1108-1330 lbs., $117 to $120. 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: Jay S. Lawyer, Debra K. Lawyer, Timothy W. Smailes and Betsy A. More...

Help Protect Wildlife In Your Own Backyard

(StatePoint) – There’s nothing like spending time outdoors in the woods. With some simple steps, you can make your woodlands a paradise for flora and fauna by creating a space for wildlife to thrive. More...