December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Central Fulton School Board Reorganizes

Gress, Carlson to continue as president and vice president

NEWS EDITOR The Central Fulton School Board welcomed aboard several newly-elected members last Tuesday evening as part of its annual reorganization that included selecting a president and vice president. More...

McNear Pleads Not Guilty

Drug delivery cases to be heard at call of the list

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man waived his right to formal arraignment this week and entered pleas in connection with a pair of criminal cases involving drug delivery. More...

Daisy Ceremony Held

Daisy Troop 80334 held its investiture ceremony December 4 at McConnellsburg Elementary School to welcome new girls to Girl Scouts. More...

Pa. Woman, 82, Sentenced To Prison In Poisoning

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – An elderly northeastern Pennsylvania woman convicted of poisoning her son’s girlfriend with antifreeze was sentenced Thursday to 5 1/2 to 12 years in prison. More...

Central Pa. Man Arrested For 2 DUIs In 2 Hours

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk twice within two hours. More...

Pa. Bill Would Expand Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would require many apartment owners and landlords in Pennsylvania to install carbon monoxide alarms is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett. The bill passed the Senate, 47-1, on Wednesday. More...

Performs At National FFA Convention

Earlier in November, Mc- Connellsburg FFA members got to cheer on fellow member DeAnne Dickerson during the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. More...

X-Card Shoot Winner

Chandler Shimer, center, McConnellsburg, was the lucky winner of a hog during the Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club’s X-card shoot held November 22. More...

Crashes Clog Pa. Turnpike As Snow Spreads

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A large winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of Pennsylvania on Sunday, wreaking havoc on the turnpike and covering the fields of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles in white. More...

Re-Creation To Appear At Cito

Re- Creation, the singing and dancing group from Port Trevorton, will present two different programs at Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Road, December 21 and 22. More...

Bags 10-Point

Dwayne Woodring and son Spencer harvested a 10-point buck on Dasher Mountain Farm opening day. More...

DeShong Bags Bear

Logan DeShong, 12, shot his first bear hunting with his father, Darius DeShong, while heading a drive on Saturday, November 23, 2013. More...

Pa. Judge Denies Bid To Protect Theater

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A judge on Wednesday denied a group’s request to prevent a developer from tear- ing down a fire-damaged 19th century theater. More...

Sneeze Caused Corn Syrup Spill

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – State police in Pennsylvania say a truck driver apparently blacked out after sneezing, causing his vehicle to overturn, spilling corn syrup and snarling traffic. More...

Environmentalists, Unions Seek To Fix Gas Leaks

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. More...

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, December 16: bagel w/spreads or assorted cereals w/toast, assorted fruit juice or fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Morton, Bard Continue To Head Southern Fulton School Board

NEWS EDITOR The Southern Fulton School Board convened last Tuesday evening for reorganization purposes that included selecting board members to serve in the capacity of president and vice president. More...

Man Charged With Manure Spreader Hit-and-run

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State police have charged a truck driver with leaving the scene after a manure spreader he was hauling ran over a pedestrian at the university’s Ag Progress Days in August. More...

Cocaine Delivery Sentencing Continued

Case continued to February 4

NEWS EDITOR A Fulton County woman will appear in court in February 2014 after being granted a continuation this week on cocaine delivery and possession charges. More...

Unemployment Rate Mostly Unchanged

County ranked 53 out of 67 in October

STAFF WRITER More...

Christmas Tree Lights Up Pa. Capitol Rotunda

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Capitol took on a more festive look Thursday with an annual ceremony to turn on the lights on an enormous Christmas tree. Gov. More...

Gift Wrapping Tricks And Tips

The holidays are here and that means shoppers have started to stockpile gifts for those they love. Once the shopping rush is over, the time to wrap all of those great finds and treasures has come. More...

Hahn And Nelson To Change Name

Effective January 1, 2014, Hahn and Nelson Family Medicine in Hancock will become River Bend Family Medicine. The name was chosen to honor the office’s geographical location and, yes, the Potomac River does actually bend in Hancock. More...

Local Residents Making A Difference

McConnellsburg, Fulton County and south-central Pennsylvania locals are making a difference in the lives of needy children this Christmas with gift-filled shoeboxes. More...

VFW Donates To Alumni Community Building

George Cutchall, left, and Jim Smith, right, present Kathy Kendall with a check for $2,500 from the McConnellsburg VFW. More...

Fatal Crash Shows Perils Of Amish Buggies On Roads

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – The fatal crash of a truck tractor into a horse-drawn Amish buggy over the weekend underscored the continuing danger faced by those who travel the state’s rural roads in animal-driven vehicles. More...

Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier Statue Design

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ. More...

Charter-school Bill Moving Through Pa. Legislature

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The first major overhaul of Pennsylvania’s charterschool law is making its way through the Legislature. More...

Two Sailors From Naval History And Heritage Command Honor Sacrifice At Pearl Harbor

ARLINGTON, Va. More...

Bags 8-Point

Raymond Briggs of Harrisonville bagged an 8-point buck with a 17-inch spread the first day of hunting season at 3:20 p.m. in the Harrisonville area. More...

Wild Game Feast To Be Held At McCbg. Firehall

Benefits FCMC Foundation scholarship fund

Hauver’s culinary skills will be on display Saturday evening, January 25, at 5 p.m. More...

Bags First Buck

Jessica Stallman, 12, bagged her first buck, a 4-point, on December 7, while hunting with her father and brother on the family farm. More...

CF To Present Christmas Concerts

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School bands will be performing their annual Christmas chorus concert Wednesday evening, December 18, in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...

FR Lions Peace Poster Winners

Forbes Road Lions annual peace poster contest has been completed, and Shelby Harnish, a sixthgrade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner. More...