November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Boro Council Makes Workers’ Comp Decision

Opens fuel bids

STAFF WRITER Workers’ compensation insurance, fuel oil and streets dominated McConnellsburg Borough Council’s regular agenda last Wednesday evening. More...

Pa.’s Gas Drilling Job Figures Raise Questions

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Aging Agency Clarifies Tax/Rent Rebate Assistance

The Area Agency on Aging has been contacted by older persons regarding letters they have received from the Senior Advisory Center” stating that the center will assist in the completion of their property tax and rent rebate application for a fee More...

Hustontown Senior Center Activites

Activities at Hustontown Senior Center for the month of November are as follows: November 19: entertainment by “Old Friends” at 11 a.m. November 20: Thanksgiving dinner (call early for reservations). More...

Judge Bars Woman From Twitter As Part Of Sentence

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia woman will be tweeting no more, because a judge has sentenced her to stay off Twitter as part of a stalking conviction. More...

Mellott, Knepper Recertified As Magisterial District Judges

Magisterial District Judge Wendy Richards Mellott and Senior Magisterial District Judge Brenda M. More...

SF Honor Roll

First Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Sinalei Ah Loe, Kelly Biddle, Tyler Mosemann, Holden Stotler. Grade five: Levi Barnard, Rachel Bradshaw, Able Deneen, Laci Exline, Kyrsten Golden. More...

Did You Know? Holiday Stress Can Make You Fat

(StatePoint) During the holidays, it can be all too easy to overeat. But there’s more at play when it comes to packing on pounds this time of year. Another holiday tradition that can affect your weight is stress. More...

Reward Offered In Philly Armored Car Heist

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions in last week’s armored car robbery in northeast Philadelphia. More...

Danza Antiques To Conduct Artist Residency At MES

McConnellsburg Elementary School is sponsoring an Arts in Education program hosting Nancy J. Walker and Jeff Savage (Danza Antiqua), AIE Rostered Artists, for 10 days between October 21 and November 25, 2013. More...

F&M Trust Contributes To FCMC Expansion

F&M Trust recently provided financial support to the Fulton County Medical Center for its emergency department expansion project. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE November 4 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1400- 1530 lbs., $130 to $133.50; choice 2-3, 1196-1472 lbs., $126.50 to $129.50. More...

Review Raises Questions About Veterans’ Courts

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Klein Michael Thaxton was an ex-soldier and armed carjacker from McKeesport participating in an Allegheny County Veterans Court rehabilitation program when he brought Downtown Pittsburgh to a halt. More...

Barton Named Employee Of The Month

The D.L. Martin Co. recognized John Barton of Wood, as Employee of the Month for October. John lives. He is a machine operator in the CNC department. More...

Natural Gas Reserves Lie Under Pittsburgh Streets

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Natural gas maps show considerable reserves beneath Pittsburgh, but that’s where they’ll stay, at least for the time being. More...

Making The Holidays More Affordable

(StatePoint) – Getting the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list doesn’t mean you have to go overbudget. 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. James F. Chesnut and Alice M. More...

Jury Finds Man Guilty In Pa. Slaying Of 3 Teens

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man who opened fire on a car crowded with teenagers, killing three of them, has been found guilty of first-de- gree murder by a Philadelphia jury. More...

Paper: Penn St. Tried To Interest Rice In Head Job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she was approached by a firm helping Penn State look for a new president, but she wasn’t interested. More...

Council Conducts Public Hearing On Alcoholic Beverage License Transfer

Council also votes unanimously to grant additional request

STAFF WRITER McConnellsburg Borough Council held a public hearing last Wednesday evening on a request by Jason Ritchey, owner-proprietor of Lincoln Way Pizza, to have a wine and beer license owned by Clem and Jana Malot transferred to his restaurant More...

How Heroin Abuse Has Become Epidemic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Heroin-related overdoses jumped nearly 250 percent between 2010 and 2012 in Philadelphia and, depending on how they are measured, slightly more in Montgomery County. In Kentucky, they quadrupled in just one year. More...

Personnel Items Top Forbes Agenda

45-minute executive session held

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors dealt with personnel items, some in a 45- minute executive session, at its regular board meeting last Monday evening. More...

Pa. Hospitals Report Fewer Heart-surgery Deaths

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Patients undergoing heart surgery are faring better at Pennsylvania hospitals than they did seven years ago, according to a new report. More...

School Lunch Menus Local Broker Receives Edward Jones Award

Lunch Monday, November 18: chicken fajitas, side salad, choice of milk, choice of fruit. Tuesday, November 19: sloppy joes, baked beans, choice of milk, choice of fruit. More...

Pa. Assembly Leaders Meet, But No Deal On Highways

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The likelihood of a deal on transportation funding remained unclear after a lengthy negotiation Wednesday by most of Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking legislative leaders ended inconclusively. More...

Court Session Held November 5

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, November 5. More...

3 Hurt During Chase Over Spotlighting Charges

TROY, Pa. (AP) – Two state wildlife officers investigating illegal spotlighting and a suspect were injured in a northern Pennsylvania vehicle collision, the state Game Commission said Wednesday. More...

Time To Get Packing For Operation Christmas Child

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, southcentral PA communities, families, businesses, schools and churches are putting gratitude in action and celebrating their blessings by giving back. More...

Pa. Takes Fight Over Tobacco Case To Court

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Tips To Host A Memorable Holiday Feast

Want to be the host with the most this holiday season? Holiday entertaining can be particularly tricky, as everything has to be just right. But you don’t have to let it stress you out, say experts. More...

Students Encouraged To Enter Aviation Art Contest

Pennsylvania students are invited to depict aviation’s importance to public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest. More...

Progress Continues On Public- Private Project To Repair Bridges

Progress on a public-private partnership (P3) to quickly replace hundreds of structurally deficient bridges continued as PennDOT hosted an industry forum to educate potential, privatesector stakeholders on the project’s scope and requirements. More...

Ribbon-Cutting Opens New Downtown Shop

Following Saturday’s ribbon-cutting officially opening a new downtown store, Chamber President Dwight Washabaugh presents a plaque to Michelle and Jay Harnish, owners of J&M Primitives and More...

Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay For Life Plans Under Way

Plans for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Fulton County 2014 have started. More...

Forbes Road Honor Roll

First Marking Period A’s and B’s Grade twelve: Kyle Englert, Dustin Guyer, Tristan Gelvin, Keith Englert, Jessica Englert, Miranda Buterbaugh, Lauren Black, Taylor Souders, Marcus Snyder, Trai Fix, Shania Gelvin and Brandon Purnell. More...

Health Career Awareness Week Brings Event To Fulton County

A Health Career Fair was held on October 30, 2013, in honor of Health Career Awareness Week. Employment & Training Services partnered with the Fulton County Medical Center to host the event. More...

Dog Credited For Saving Two From Fire

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A barking dog is being credited with waking up two people in a central Pennsylvania home and saving them from a massive fire. The dog and a cat perished. More...

Insect Pest At Flight 93 Site Linked To Climate

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The grove of hemlock trees around where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. More...