October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

So. Fulton Board Reviews School Performance

NEWS EDITOR Southern Fulton School Board and its team of administrators took ample time last week to review their rankings through the new School Performance Profile determined and recently released by the state Department of Education. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, started out the third quarter of the year by celebrating the sorority’s birthday with a party, balloons, cake, ice cream and a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game. More...

Halloween Concert At Academy

A Halloween concert, “Pipes Spooktacular,” will be presented by the Chambersburg and Cumberland Valley chapters of the American Guild of Organists on Friday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mercersburg Academy chapel. More...

Pa. Program Aims To Help Urban Poor Reach College

ASSOCIATED PRESS Helping kids from one of the nation’s poorest cities make it to college is the goal of a new $10 million program that organizers hope will become a national model for fighting urban poverty. More...

Court Session Held October 15

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, October 15, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Man Dies After Fall In Manure Pit On Pa. Farm

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania have been called to the scene of a fatal farm accident. The Lancaster County coroner was called to the farm in Colerain Township shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday . More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Justin Burel Younker, 32, Big Cove Tannery, and Jessica Renae Ebersole, 30, Big Cove Tannery. More...

Pa. Officer Suspended Amid Probe Of Athletic Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania police officer has been suspended as officials probe alleged financial irregularities in the department’s athletic league. The Harrisburg officer turned in her badge and weapon on Friday. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham and turkey sandwich, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, wheat bread, orange, cookie. More...

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes And Pain

(StatePoint) – The numbers are staggering – 25.8 million people, representing 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Lawmakers Put New Limits On Capital Borrowing

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sign a newly passed bill that cuts the amount of money the state can borrow for economic development projects and puts into law restrictions on how the program operates. More...

Quilt Club Announces Contest Winners

Record number of quilts shown during festival

A record number of quilts were shown at the Fulton County Quilt Club’s 33rd annual show and contest over Fall Folk Festival weekend. More...

Oxygen Tanks Cited In Fatal Pa. Fire

CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say they believe smoking that ignited oxygen tanks started a predawn fire in a Pittsburgharea duplex that killed an elderly man. More...

Settlement In Pa. ‘Kids For Cash’ Scandal

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Three companies behind private juvenile detention and treatment facilities at the heart of a juvenile justice scandal in northeastern Pennsylvania have settled a civil lawsuit for $2.5 million. More...

Financial Solutions

Your Personal Debt Ceiling

The market upheaval in the third quarter of 2008 kicked off more than the Great Recession. It spurred Americans to get a handle ontheir major financial obligations. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE October 14 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1292- 1540 lbs., $126.50 to $127; choice 2-3, 1280-1506 lbs., $122 to $126; select 2-3, 1026- 1404 lbs., $115 to $121. More...

Pa. Companies Shying Away From Solar Power

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jeff Farbacher is in the minority. More...

Groom Arrested Immediately After Wedding In NE Pa.

KINGSTON, Pa. 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: Vance M. McCloskey and Tamara S. McCloskey to Tamara S. More...

After Pa. Asthma Death, Focus On School Staffing

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia father wonders if he should home school his two sons with asthma, after losing his 12-year- old daughter to an asthma attack that started at school. More...

Old Jailhouse Back In Business

Commissioners hold ribbon-cutting, open house

NEWS EDITOR For more than 100 years, Fulton County’s offices were limited to the courthouse and the adjacent jailhouse. More...

County Sees To Routine Agenda

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to a varied agenda last Tuesday, hearing comments regarding the upcoming vacant business manger position, signing construction contracts and adopting resolutions. More...

James M. Schall Joins Law Firm

Attorney James M. Schall is joining the law firm of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey LLP (DSSW&F) on January 1, 2014. More...

SF Senior Alumni Reunion Held

Southern Fulton Senior Alumni held its annual reunion at Whips Cove social hall on October 6, 2013. The doors opened at 11:30 a.m. for registration and socializing. The time was spent getting name tags and visiting with classmates and friends. More...

VFW Donates To County Food Basket

VFW Post 655/FOVA recently presented a donation to Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Pa. Farmer Convicted Again Of Starving Cattle

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania farmer who appealed after he was found guilty for allowing beef cattle to starve last winter has been convicted again of the same charges. More...

Tenor Of Sandusky Debate At Penn State Heats Up

PennLive.Com STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Homecoming Week, at any college, is in part about alumni coming back to their old school, and letting a fine autumn weekend bring back the sights and sounds of that world as they remember it best. More...

Corbett Signs CHIP Extension Ending 6-Month Wait

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill to extend a popular program that provides health insurance for children and eliminate a six-month waiting period before some children can join. More...

School Lunch Menu

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, October 28: scalloped potatoes and ham, celery and peanut butter. Tuesday, October 29: calico beans, cornbread. Wednesday, October 30: sweet and sour chicken w/carrots over rice. More...

Is Your Home’s Heating System Ready For Cool Weather?

(StatePoint) – In cool weather, wise homeowners will take steps to ensure their homes are well-prepared. There are a number of ways you can keep your home comfortable and your energy bills in check all season. More...

Residents Asked To Complete Pike 2 Bike Survey

The Fulton and Bedford County commissioners along with their respective planning offices are moving forward with their plans to collaborate on the development of the Pike 2 Bike trail. More...

Shutdown Casts Doubt On Release Of Pa.’s Jobs Data

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The federal government’s 16-day shutdown is leaving it unclear whether official employment figures for September will be published. More...

Festival Art Awards

Best of Show “Living Water” by Dee Henry. People’s Choice “Living Water” by Dee Henry. Oil and Acrylic Landscape More...

Coroner IDs Body Found By Hunters In Pa. Woods

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a man whose body was found by hunters in the woods had been reported missing by his family more than two months ago. More...

Pa. Teacher On Heroin Passed Out In Class

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a substitute teacher at a Pittsburgh-area high school took heroin before work and passed out in class. KDKA-TV reports that Bellevue Police Sgt. More...

Legion Donates To 4-H Club

McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561 donated money to the Fulton County 4-H Horse & Pony Club for the purchase of supplies to replace the entire fence at the horse ring located next to the Ful More...

Pa. Leads In Deer-vehicle Crashes

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Drivers are navigating into the peak season for deer-vehicle crashes, a category in which Pennsylvania leads the nation. More...

Old Ice Cream Truck Is Now Nomadic Philly Museum

NEWSWORKS.ORG/WHYY PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A couple weeks ago, a new museum opened on Boston Street in the East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. This weekend, the same museum will open on the 1800-block of East Huntingdon Avenue. More...

Government Reopening Sees Pa. Parks, Offices Abuzz

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal offices and national parks in Pennsylvania reopened for business Thursday, a day after U.S. More...

Motorists Advised To Steer Clear Of Emergency Responders

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reminded motorists to “steer clear” of police, emergency responders, road crews and towtruck operators while they carry out their duties. More...