November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Fulton County Audit Report Finalized

Interviews ongoing for CFO position

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners heard from their auditors Tuesday morning on the status of the audit report for 2012. More...

Small Games Of Chance Will Expand Into PA Bars, Taverns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of bars in Pennsylvania will be able to offer small games of chance after Gov. More...

Federal Funds Available For Emergency Food, Shelter

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $5,200 through the state set aside funds of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

MMS Honor Roll

All A’s Grade six: Jensen Boehme, Erika Eichelberger, Lucas Falkosky, Ethan Fix, Donovan Garlock, Bryce Kylor, Julia Lafferty, Abin Minnier, Emma Ott, Sydney Rezzetano, Landon Seiders, Krystal Stermer, Caleb Strait, Kailey Swope, Katelyn Truax. More...

2 Men Killed In Off-road Vehicle On State Highway

HYDETOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two men riding in an off-road vehicle on a state highway in northwestern Pennsylvania were killed in a head- on crash when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle. More...

Man Charged With Driving BMW Down ‘Rocky’ Steps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have charged a 20- year-old man with reckless endangerment for allegedly driving his car down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous by the movie “Rocky.’’ Police say 20-year- old Emin Faki More...

Hunting Tradition Grows In Pa. Family Generations

(UNIONTOWN) HERALD-STANDARD UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Gilbert “Gib’’ Grote Sr., his son Gilbert “Gib’’ Grote Jr. More...

Penn State Student Killed In Fall From Ninth Floor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A Penn State University student is dead after he fell from the ninth floor balcony of an off-campus apartment building. State police said 20-yearold Conor Macmannis was pronounced dead at the scene early Saturday. More...

PennDOT Ready For Winter Travel

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch called on motorists to join the department in its efforts to keep roadways safe through the upcoming season. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET November 11 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1274- 1502 lbs., $131.50 to $134; choice 2-3: 1028-1472 lbs., $127.50 to $130; select 2-3, 1140-1394 lbs., $111 to $124.50. More...

Welfare Chief Apologizes For Worker Pay Delays

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FFA Members Attend 2013 National Convention

During the week of October 29 through November 1 several McConnellsburg FFA members attended FFA’s National Convention in Louisville, Ky. More...

PA Governors Urge Passage Of Transportation Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett and his three most recent predecessors are calling on Pennsylvania lawmakers to set aside partisan differences and pass a transportation funding bill. More...

Deeds

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: John L. Smith Living Trust by Doris J. Sheeder to Victor K. More...

Friends Of Meadow Grounds Lake Meet

Members of Friends of the Meadow Grounds Lake heard updates regarding ongoing efforts to restore water to the popular 204-acre lake at the group’s monthly meeting October 28. More...

New Twists On A Classic Holiday Celebration

(StatePoint) Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season. More...

Pa. Not Saying If Insurers Can Undo Cancellations

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Fuss-Free Holiday Dessert Ideas

(StatePoint) Between decorating your home and preparing the year’s most important meal, you may lose steam by the time you get to the sweet stuff. But creating holiday desserts that stand out doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. More...

Gov. Corbett Calls For Action on Transportation Bill

(AP) Gov. Tom Corbett urged the state House of Representatives to adopt a compromise transportation plan that will keep Pennsylvanians safe, keep Pennsylvania businesses competitive, create jobs and keep drivers and transit riders moving. More...

Gettysburg Address Is A Sacred, But Elusive Text

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Central Fulton Outlines Teacher Evaluation Tool

Process described as time-consuming

NEWS EDITOR Central Fulton School Board heard from teachers as well as administrators about the ins and outs of the new state-mandated process currently being used to evaluate teachers in the classroom. More...

Heritage Days Set For June 13, 14, 15

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Fulton County Historical Society announced in their monthly committee meeting held last week that Fulton County Heritage Days will take place June 13, 14 and 15. More...

Allegiant Resumes Flights

Washington County Government and the Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) are pleased to announce Allegiant will resume twice-weekly flights to Orlando beginning November 15, 2013. Service will be available on Monday and Friday of each week. More...

Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, November 25: steak or chicken fajitas on soft tortilla, Mexicali corn, fresh green pepper strips, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Convicted Pa. Swindler Gets Prison For Tax Scheme

ASSOCIATED PRESS More...

Judge Krom Holds Court Session

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, November 12, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Prosecutors Rest In Slaying At Remote Cabin

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have rested their case against a man and woman charged in the shooting death of a man at a remote hunting cabin in southwestern Pennsylvania last year. More...

Tens Of Thousands Compete In 20th Philly Marathon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – About 30,000 runners flocked to Pennsylvania’s largest city for the 20th annual Philadelphia Marathon and related events. More...

Financial Solutions

Benefit From Estate Planning Even If You’re Not Wealthy

Many people dole out financial gifts in life but pay little attention to how their assets will be divided after they die. A well-conceived estate plan will help ensure that you and your heirs will enjoy the security of your assets. More...

Allegany College Students Awarded Tuition Vouchers

Five prospective Allegany College of Maryland students were awarded tuition vouchers at the Bedford County Campus of ACM’s recent open house. More...

Central Pa. Radio Host ‘Frogman’ Kelsey Dead At 56

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – The host of a popular central Pennsylvania FM radio morning show known on the air as Steve “ Frogman” Kelsey has died. Kelsey’s real name was Rob Terdiman. More...

Pilot Billed $3,000 For Landing On Pa. Toll Road

CENTERVILLE, Pa. More...

Former House Aide Sues Over Corruption Arrest

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania House Republican legislative aide sued Gov. More...

A Magic Carpet Ride For “Aladdin”

Audiences were invited to hop on a flying carpet to visit the exciting city of Shammar in Old Arabia as McConnellsburg elementary and middle schools presented the pioneer drama musical “Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp” November 15 More...

Time Saving Tips To Prep Your Home For The Holidays

(StatePoint) During the holiday season, you’ll likely be spending more time indoors. While getting your home ready for the fun is important, making the process smooth and easy can help you focus on family, friends and the spirit of the season. More...

Tips To Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) The holiday season is a time of friends, family, and good cheer. But it can also be a time of pressure, arguments, obligations and spending money – lots of money. More...

District Attorney Denies Mom’s Claims That Cops Beat Shoplifter

TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The district attorney is disputing a mother’s claims that police beat her teenage son when he tried to run away during a shoplifting incident in southeastern Pennsylvania last week. More...