November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Handle Routine Business

Harrisburg firm to assist with budget, accounting needs

NEWS EDITOR With county business manager Tim Stanton tendering his resignation last month, the Fulton County commissioners have been deciding how his various duties will be handled until a replacement is named. More...

Christmas Project Collection Sites Announced

Fulton County area residents packing joy into shoeboxes for needy children overseas

With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Mc- Connellsburg and south central PA individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunc Menu Monday, November 11: Micky’s pizza, raw carrots w/dip, choice of milk and fruit. Tuesday, November 12: loaded french fries w/chili and cheese, choice of milk and fruit. More...

POWER Library Serves As Online Portal To PA’s Library Resources

Looking for information and don’t know where to start? The Fulton County Library can help. Among the great online resources you can use right from home, is the Pennsylvania POWER Library, which recently unveiled a new look. More...

Financial Solutions

Changing Interest Rates May Affect Your Investments

Even if you didn’t take Economics 101 in college, just navigating through the past several years has given you hands- on experience with one of the course’s most valuable lessons: the rise and fall of interest rates is one of the biggest More...

Driver License Centers Closed For Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full- service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. More...

Corbett To Kickoff Re-election Bid

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett will formally launch his re-election campaign next week with a multi-city tour of the state, Republican Party officials said Friday. More...

Police Called To Harrisburg School Board Meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police officers were called to a central Pennsylvania school board meeting after a lawyer attempted to hold a news conference. More...

Obama Won’t Attend Gettysburg Address Remembrance

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – President Barack Obama’s affinity for Abraham Lincoln was on display through his political rise, but he won’t be on hand in a few weeks to mark one of the 16th president’s signature moments. More...

Mushrooms Can Add Flair To Your Holiday Cooking

(StatePoint) – Want to add some interesting taste, texture and depth to your holiday cooking? Think mushrooms. While most varieties are available yearround, many foraged choices are at their peak during the holiday season. More...

Police, FBI Probe Armored Car Robbery In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police and the FBI are investigating an armored car robbery in northeast Philadelphia. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday outside a Wells Fargo Bank in the city’s Holmesburg neighborhood. More...

Special Olympics Participates In FFFF Parade

Members and staff of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Fulton County team pose with their float they made for the FFFF parade thanks to Mr. Hardware of Hancock, which donated the truck and trailer. More...

Pa. Welfare Department Urged To Improve Methods

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Despite notifying the state several times that she was now working a second job – which could impact her food stamp benefit eligibility – Tammy Toth said she never heard from her caseworker. More...

Scammer Persists Even With Pa. Cop On The Phone

AMBRIDGE, Pa. More...

U.S. Appeals Court: Warrants Needed For GPS Tracking

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police must get a warrant before using GPS to track a suspect’s vehicle, a federal appeals court has ruled, throwing out a cache of evidence against three brothers charged in a wave of pharmacy burglar More...

Local Ladies Enjoy Night Out At FCMC

Ladies Night Out October 24 2013, proved to be a success with more than 145 ladies receiving free screenings offered at Fulton County Medical Center’s Second Annual Ladies Night Out. More...

Habitat Incentive Offered Here

Open to Fulton County’s private landowners

To quote Aldo Leopold, “conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” This principle was recognized in the late 1940s and is best represented by the private landowner today, as no one else is as well positioned on the landscape to carry o More...

Local Girl In Music Video

McConnellsburg resident Kyla Seville was recently shopping at Marshall’s when she was approached by a fast-talking, funny man with a Southern accent named Dickie Stickhead regarding his Thanksgiving “Turkey Song,” which was to be fi More...

Kids Raise $750 For Shaun Stambaugh

A 3 Vs 3 Indoor Soccer MVP Tourney was held at the alumni community building Sunday, November 3, 2013, as a fundraiser to benefit Shaun Stambaugh. More...

Court Session Held October 29

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, October 29, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Barry David Punt Jr., 38, Chambersburg, and Katrina Marie Wilson, 25, Chambersburg. More...

F&M Trust Pledges Support For Mercersburg Area Veterans Memorial Project

F&M Trust has recently pledged $5,000 to the Mercersburg American Legion for its Mercersburg Area Veterans Memorial Project. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities for November at Warfordsburg Senior Center are as follows: November 1: game/movie night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. November 5: Election Day; Have a ball w/Patti and blood pressure screening at 11 a.m. More...

Judge To Face Discipline Over Waving Of Gun

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A district justice from Erie should face professional discipline for waving a gun during a 2009 traffic dispute, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above front row: Ezekiel Knepper, Liam McDonald, Gracie Zenoble, Collen Drenning, Emma Skiles and Brenna Snyder; second row: Matthew Fraker, Heidi Strait, Kaden Black, Colt Souders, Jacob Mu More...

Heming Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Tamela M. Heming, Esq., was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

Pa. Parole Agency Adopts GPS Monitoring System

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania probation officials say they’ve begun using Global Positioning System devices to track the people they supervise. More...

W. Pa. Therapist Charged With Beating Adopted Son

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh family therapist who works to keep young men out of the child welfare system has been jailed on charges he badly beat his adopted 11-year-old son for not doing his homework. More...

Cat Probe At Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The childhood home of princess and Hollywood icon Grace Kelly is the subject of a cat-hoarding investigation. More...

Pa. Taxpayers Foot Growing Bill For Gas Subsidies

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...