October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Quilt Club Show This Weekend

Celebrates late quilter Linda Kasper

The Fulton County Quilt Club will hold its 33rd annual quilt show October 18, 19 and 20 at the Fulton Theatre located behind F&M Trust Co. in McConnellsburg. The show will be open Friday, October 18, from 1 p.m. More...

Forbes Road Hires Interim Principal

James Foster will oversee K-12 schools

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VFW Donates To Cancer Benefit

McConnellsburg VFW has donated $500 to the Fight Like A Girl cancer lunch benefit. The VFW continues to help and support local groups and organizations with its kind donations. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, October 21: Spartan bowl w/whole grain dinner rolls, turkey ham cheese on a croissant, mashed potatoes and corn, fresh carrots, peach slices, choice of milk. More...

’33 Roadster Fetches More Than 700K At Pa. Auction

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – A 1933 roadster has fetched more than $700,000 at a classiccar auction held in Hershey. More...

Bicyclist Hits Man Marching In Pittsburgh Parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a bicyclist ignored barricades set up for Pittsburgh’s Columbus Day Parade and struck a man who was marching. More...

Thrivent Financial Donates To Food Basket

Marlin Maclay, financial associate with Thrivent Financial in Chambersburg, presents a check to Susan Cubbage of Fulton County Food Basket in the amount of $750. More...

Vintage Wedding Dress On Exhibit During Fall Folk Festival

At Fulton House museum

The dress worn by Myrtle G. Shore (b. More...

W. Pa. Man Upset Over $100 Fee For Road Kill Bear

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man is upset that he had to pay $100 to claim the carcass of a bear he killed with his truck – but the Pennsylvania Game Commission routinely charges fees for keeping road kill animals. More...

Thomas Pleads Not Guilty In Rape Case

To appear in court January 14

NEWS EDITOR A former Hustontown area man has entered a notguilty plea to several hundred criminal allegations involving the rape of and indecent contact with an area teenager. More...

Pa. Focuses On Social Services, Not Federal Parks

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A partial federal government shutdown could eventually force the state to mothball social services programs that serve women and children, top aides to Gov. More...

Pa. Releases Climate Change Report 18 Months Late

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania this week quietly released an updated report on what impact future cli- mate change may have on the state, about 18 months after it was due. More...

Former Amazon Worker In Pa. Sues Over Checkpoints

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the online retailing giant failed to pay employees for time spent waiting at security checkpoints at a company distribution center. More...

Amid Shutdown, Runners Protest At Valley Forge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dozens of people have staged a protest run through Valley Forge National Historical Park after a runner was ticketed amid the government shutdown. More...

W. Pa. Catholic Principal Fired For Audit Findings

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The principal of a Catholic high school in western Pennsylvania has been fired after she allegedly admitted violating state law and church policies following an audit of the school’s finances. More...

GOP Moderates In Tough Spot In Swing Districts

ASSOCIATED PRESS BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) – Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick had been expected to face a tough re-election fight. More...

Hearing Halted When Gun Falls On Floor

ASSOCIATED PRESS GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) – A hearing for a controversial Pennsylvania police chief was halted when a handgun slipped from the holster of someone who was in attendance to support the chief. The hearing was for Chief Mark Kessler. More...

Robotics Has A Place Milking Cows Down On The Farm

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE SALEM, Pa. (AP) – Milking a cow used to require only a bucket and a person unafraid of being kicked in the face. More...

Seniors Visit Opera House

Warfordsburg Senior Center took a trip last month to Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House for dinner and entertainment. More...

2 Philly Inquirer Owners Sue Company, Publisher

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer sued their company and publisher Thursday over this week’s firing of Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Bill Marimow, in just the latest sign of internal warfare at t More...

Pa. House Explodes, Cops Find Pot Plants Next Door

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) – Investigators have been trying to find the cause of an explosion that destroyed a house near Pittsburgh, and led to drug charges against a neighbor after authorities found marijuana plants in the aftermath of the blast. More...

FCMC Offers Health Insurance Information To The Community

On October 1, the Insurance Marketplace Exchange became available to the public, allowing the uninsured to get health insurance, as well as those with insurance to potentially get lower rates. More...

Towne Framing To Feature Freda Raker Watercolors

Freda Raker was a selftaught artist who illustrated her love for the simple things in life through her watercolor paintings. More...

CF Reveals Performance Profile

Neighboring schools have “comparable” results

NEWS EDITOR Central Fulton School District’s top administrator Dixie Paruch kicked off last Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting by providing board members on hand with an overview of the state’s new School Performance Profiles that we More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, winter mix, wheat bread, applesauce, juice. Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, apple, juice. More...

Call Of The Criminal Trial List Held October 8

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list held Tuesday, October 8. 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...

Conservation Corner

Are you a forest landowner who may be considering a timber sale on your property? If so, there are many variables to consider when making this decision. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Dennis Joseph Nice, 65, McConnellsburg, and Felisha Annette Johnson, 47, McConnellsburg. 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...

Farm Women Distribute Pillows

Several members of Fulton County Society of Farm Women have been busy making “dog bone” shaped pillows. They have distributed 50 pillows thus far to the extended care at Fulton County Medical Center, as well as to various others. More...

Malott Sentencing Delayed

Drug delivery case continued until Oct. 29

NEWS EDITOR A Warfordsburg area man was granted a continuance this week to allow him additional time to secure enrollment in a longterm drugaddiction program. More...

Ward Sentenced For Heroin Delivery

NEWS EDITOR A Fulton County woman was sentenced to time in the Franklin County Jail this week for her involvement in the sale and distribution of heroin in the Mc- Connellsburg area. More...

Southern Fulton Holds Special Meeting

Superintendent to serve as construction project manager

NEWS EDITOR What will become a common practice in the months to come, the Southern Fulton School Board started out its special meeting earlier this month with a walkthrough of construction areas in the high school. More...

Pa. Trooper Who Guarded Former Gov. Settles Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police have settled for $95,000 a former trooper’s employment discrimination lawsuit that exposed a department investigation into Asian sex trips by other troopers, the agency said Wednesday. More...

Flaming Beer-pong Ball Blamed For Pa. Blaze

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials blame a flaming beer-pong ball for starting a fire inside a college student’s apartment in Bloomsburg. More...

Judge Orders W. Pa. Fed Court Employees To Work

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The chief judge over the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania has ordered government employees to remain on the job even if a partial government shutdown continues and stops their pay. More...

Crop Walk Raises $3,758 To Fight Hunger

Pictured above are some of the 90 people who participated in this year’s Fulton County Crop Walk on October 6 at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

Man Guilty Of Beating Wife Not Calling Him ‘Sir’

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man was convicted for beating his wife when she didn’t address him as “sir’’ in front of their kids. More...

Debate Over Building Prison On Pa. Fairgrounds

DUNBAR, Pa. ( AP) – Two members of a country fair board in western Pennsylvania are questioning a plan to put a new county prison on fairground property. More...

For Some Teens, No Rush To Get A Driver’s License

LANCASTER SUNDAY NEWS LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Briana Phillips turned 16 in August, but is in absolutely no rush to get her driver’s license. More...

Melvin’s Lawyers: ‘Venomous Attack’ On Ex-jurist

ASSOCIATED PRESS Attorneys for Joan Orie Melvin accused prosecutors of launching a “venomous personal attack’’ on the former Supreme Court justice because they believe she should have been sent to prison in the wake of her campaign More...

School Teaching Spanish To Hospital Workers

ERIE TIMES-NEWS ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Carolyn Scott isn't listening to music these days when she drives to and from work at Saint Vincent Hospital. She's practicing her Spanish. More...