October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Welfare Chief Rethinks Food-stamp Asset Test

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top welfare official says she is rethinking the state’s widely criticized asset test for food-stamps, but it remained unclear Wednesday what that means for the 1.8 million people served by the prog More...

Drug Delivery Jury Trial Cancelled

Hess enters plea, to be sentenced Nov. 19

NEWS EDITOR  With a jury waiting in the wings Wednesday morning, a Mc- Connellsburg man charged with delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy was allowed yet another opportunity to enter a plea.  More...

Couple Sentenced In Heroin Sales

A Warfordsburg area couple was sentenced this week in connection with the sale of heroin in their home to a Pennsylvania State Police confidential informant.  More...

Cubs Corner

This week’s featured Cub Scout is Ed Wenschhof. More...

Four Teens Injured

Four teens from McConnellsburg suffered minor injuries during a single-vehicle accident along Back Run Road, state police reported.  A 16-year-old female reportedly lost control of her southbound 2002 Honda Civic while rounding a curve on the Ay More...

Fence Posts Knocked Over

A 52-year- old McConnellsburg man reported three fence posts were knocked over at 138 Meadow Grounds Road, Mc- Connellsburg, sometime October 24 or 25. More...

Teen Accused Of Harassment

A 16-year- old McConnellsburg boy has been accused of harassment in connection with an alleged incident at 138 Meadow Grounds Road, McConnellsburg.  More...

Man Accused Of Harassment

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have charged a 34-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man with harassment as a result of an argument on the 1300 block of Lincoln Way West.  More...

Corbett Urges Legislature To Pass Transportation Funding Plan

With a piece of concrete from Harrisburg’s Mulberry Street Bridge in hand, Gov. Tom Corbett last week strongly urged legislators to pass a transportation funding plan.  More...

House Votes To Give Adoptees Full Birth Records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD  Lunch  Monday, November 4: chicken strips, mashed potatoes with gravy, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, November 5: hot ham and cheese sandwich, cheeseburger soup, choice of fruit, choice of milk.  More...

Halloween

and Erica Doyle H is for all the horror of the evening A is for being afraid – very afraid B is for the lights to scare the evils spirits away L is for the loud, terrified screams you hear O is fo More...

Honor Lincoln On 100th Anniversary Of Dedication Of Lincoln Highway

A hundred years ago, the practice of trick-or-treating, or by the other names that it can be called, had not yet gained popularity in the United States. More...

Jury Gives Pa. Woman $185K In Son’s Cancer Firing

ERIE, Pa. More...

FCCCS Christmas Dinner Auction Planned

The Fulton County Community Christian School is having its 16th aannual Christmas Dinner-Auction November 9 at Needmore Bible Church. More...

PA’s Forest Cover Remains Stable At 59 Percent

PENN STATE'S COLLEGE  OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Pa. County’s First Female Detective Retires

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES  BEAVER, 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:  Calvin W. Peck and Moynelle Friend Peck to Ronald L. More...

Hearing Set On W. Pa. Obamacare Challenge

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 12 hearing on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s challenge to looming federal health care reforms requiring contraceptive and abortion coverage in employee health plans.  More...

End Of An Era: AAA’s Alan Smith To Retire

Anne Harvey to serve as interim executive director

NEWS EDITOR  Perhaps one senior citizen summed it up best Friday when she informed Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Alan Smith that his proposed retirement on November 30 would mark the “end of an era.”  More...

New Stink Bug With Attitude Is Heading Toward Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A new stink bug with attitude is heading toward Pennsylvania.  As if farmers and homeowners haven’t been bothered enough by the brown marmorated stink bug that landed in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s, a smaller but More...

Senior Center Activities

November activities at Warfordsburg Senior Center are as follows:  November 1: game/movie night - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  November 5: Election Day; program “Help With Your Medicare” from 9:30 a.m. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  October 21  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1292- 1540 lbs., $128 to $133; choice 2-3, 1280-1506 lbs., $124 to $127.50; select 2-3, 1026-1404 lbs., $117.50 to $123.  More...

Casey Warns Of More Cuts To Medical Research Funds

PITTSBURGH (AP) – U.S. Sen. More...

Burglary Reported

Officials at the Penn Mar Club at 1067 Stoney Break Road told state police investigators a Dell Opiplex 760 computer was stolen from their dining hall sometime October 23 or 24. Shelving was damaged during the burglary as was a surge protector. More...

Vehicle Damaged

The door of a 1986 Ford F- 250 sustained damage while parked at 682 Gregory Road, Big Cove Tannery, on September 13. Victim is a 30- year-old male. More...

‘Hero’ Jailed On Charges She Set Pa. Fire

ROSCOE, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she set an apartment building fire that authorities originally credited her with discovering in June.  More...

Hershey’s Chocolate World Reports Record Traffic

HERSHEY, Pa. More...

Pa. Democratic Senator Targets Impeachment Sponsor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top Democratic state senator is criticizing a plan by a conservative House member to seek the impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane as reprehensible and unconscionable.  More...

District Elks Soccer Shoot Held

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Brightbill Park in Harrisburg, the South Central District held it’s annual District Elks Soccer Shoot. One district record was tied, and two records were broken. The results are as follows:  U-8 Girls  More...

Man Owns $10 Silver Certificate Valued At $500,000

ROYERSFORD, Pa. More...

At Mercersburg School, Natural Art Takes Scope

CHAMBERSBURG  PUBLIC OPINION  MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Did nature make that?  More...

Bail Revoked In Eastern Pa. Speakeasy Slaying

READING, Pa. More...

Pitt Researcher Examines Spider Personalities

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Take a look in any hedgerow around Pittsburgh and you will probably find a tiny predator, a grass spider sitting in a web. More...

McCbg. FFA Entertain At Fall Folk Festival

McConnellsburg FFA members enjoyed a gorgeous Fulton Fall Folk Festival weekend entertaining young and old alike with their second annual petting zoo and straw maze. More...

Pa. Senators OK Bars To Profit From Gambling Games

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Judge Upholds Straw Purchase Ban In Shooting

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...