December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Forbes Road Reorganizes For 2014

Arnold, Bard elected as president, vice president

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PA Invites Private Sector To Submit Qualifications For Bridge Projects

PennDOT is putting Pennsylvania’s new, comprehensive transportation plan to work as the department is reaching out to the private sector to submit statements of qualification for the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

Pa. City Keeping Tommy Gun Meant For Dillinger

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Court Session Held December 10

Judge Shawn Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session on Tuesday, December 10, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Statewide Pa. School Grade Data Released

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Financial Solutions

The Value Of Relationships

Money can be a topic people are reluctant to discuss, but having an open, transparent dialogue about your finances should be the goal when it comes to your relationship with your financial advisor. More...

Dodgeball Tournament A Success

The eighth grade Character Education Class at McConnellsburg Middle School decided to help others as part of their community outreach project. More...

Drilling Under Pa. Park Could Reap Millions

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The county that includes Pittsburgh could reap more than $73 million by leasing a public park for gas well drilling, a newspaper reported Sunday. More...

A Do-ahead Breakfast To Bake While You Celebrate

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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...

Last-minute Shopping For The Holidays

It’s December 22 and you've just barely made it through half of your holiday shopping list. The panic may have set in that you just don't have enough time to get everything done. More...

Festival Of Lights Displays

Above, a dump truck belonging to TMS Excavating of McConnellsburg heads up a festive display of lights at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. More...

Pa. DA: Charges Coming In Death Of NYC Student

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania prosecutor says charges will be filed in the death of a New York City college student during a fraternity ritual. More...

Schools Oppose Philadelphia Casino

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A synagogue and two schools near the site of a proposed casino in Philadelphia are taking action to block the project. More...

Seniors Hold Social

Barb Hewitt and Forrest have been the DJs for the Warfordsburg Senior Center for most of its monthly socials this year. November 22 marked the last social of the year. More...

For Busy Families, Holiday Travel Can Offer The Gift Of Quality Time

(StatePoint) – The holiday season can be a great time of the year to catch up and reconnect with family. More...

Great Holiday Gifts For People On-the-Go

(StatePoint) – No matter how hard we try, life just won’t slow down. And with the increasing need to be connected all the time, a few minutes off the grid could mean missing out on something. More...

Song Lyrics, Photos Combine For Holiday Cecor

ASSOCIATED PRESS The holidays are a great time to pull out the old photos and reminisce, but there’s no need to huddle around a dusty album. More...

Finding Time During The Holiday Season

Perhaps no time of year is as busy as the holiday season, when social engagements and holiday shopping combine to dominate so much of what is normally our free time. More...

Frugal Gift Wrapping Ideas

Holiday shoppers spend billions of dollars each year on gifts for friends, family and coworkers. But holiday shoppers also spend substantial amounts of money dressing up those gifts with bows and wrapping paper. More...

The Basics Of Poinsettia Plant Care

Although poinsettias are most often associated with the holiday season, they are actually tropical plants. In spite of their origins, poinsettias can thrive during the holiday season and even last long after the holidays have come and gone. More...

Fur Trapper Tradition Lives On In PA

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – Dan Lynch parks his truck on the farm lane, grabs his backpack from the back, and walks south toward an icy pond. He has traps nearby, with the permission of the farmer. His prey: red fox, maybe a coyote. More...

Former Pa. Drilling Exec Charged In $9.2M Scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former Pennsylvania gas drilling company executive has been charged with stealing $9.2 million from his company. Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged 53-yearold Larry D. More...

Pa. State Police Issue Report On School Safety

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Drawing on security evaluations of more than 300 schools since 2004, Pennsylvania State Police have released a report aimed at helping public and private schools boost security. More...

Pregnant Woman Killed In Crash, Baby Survives

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman who was nine months pregnant has been killed in a car crash. Her baby boy survived and is listed in serious condition. Lebanon County Coroner Dr. More...

Barnhart Sentenced To State Time

McConnellsburg man sentenced to 18 months for indecent assault of child

NEWS EDITOR “It can’t be brushed under the rug anymore. It has to stop,” said the juvenile victim’s mother as part of last week’s sentencing proceedings for McConnellsburg resident Roy Grover Barnhart. More...

Sorority Members Receive Degrees

On the evening of December 4, Brenda Palmer qualified for the Exemplar degree, which is the third degree of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Lawmakers Send Five Child-abuse Bills To Corbett

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The first bills in the Pennsylvania’s Legislature wideranging response to the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals are headed to Gov. Tom Corbett. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jason Eugene Swartz, 34, Chambersburg, and Brandy Nicole Imes, 32, Chambersburg. More...

Completes Training

Air Force Airman Samantha A. Messinger graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

State’s $35.8 Million Investment To Expand, Improve Rail And Aviation Operations

State investments of $10 million in aviation and $25.8 million in rail freight will help improve facilities, help businesses expand operations and ensure safety across Pennsylvania. More...

Graduates

Keena Elbin, of Warfordsburg, graduated with 497 other Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the December 2013 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Sunday, December 15, in Millersville’s Pucillo Gymnasium. More...

Holidays Bring On Song Botches

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) – Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas? It’s that time of year: holiday music time. More...

Gift Ideas For The Food Fanatic On Your List

Some people are a cinch to shop for come the holiday season, while others can be more of an enigma. More...

Travel Tips For Holiday Visits

Thousands of people take to the skies come the holiday season. High fares do doubt await holiday travelers, who also can count on higher baggage fees and fuel surcharges. More...

Themes For Your Holiday Party

Parties are an integral part of the holiday season, when friends and family gather to celebrate and give thanks. For holiday hosts, parties are a great opportunity to make the season even more festive with an event that guests won't soon forget. More...

Preceptor Gamma Has Busy Season

The ladies of the Preceptor Gamma Pi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have had a busy fall. September brought the annual fundraiser of selling a variety of nuts as well s members enjoying a murder mystery play at Capital Theatre in Chambersburg. More...

Pa. Burglar Steals Elderly Woman’s Crochet Work

JESSUP, Pa. (AP) – Police say a burglar in northeastern Pennsylvania fled after taking an elderly woman’s crochet work – possibly because the person needed a bandage. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET December 9 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1262- 1584 lbs., $132 to $134; choice 2-3, 1222-1560 lbs., $127 to $131; select 2-3, 1078-1452 lbs., $122 to $126. More...

Consider Gifts That Give Back This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) – While the latest video game can make a big hit, the most meaningful gifts are often ones that help those in need. More...

Natural Ways To Stay Healthy This Season

( StatePoint) – While you’re probably already accustomed with conventional ways of looking and feeling your best, this winter, consider more natural approaches to health and wellness. More...

Christmas Eve Service At Letterkenny

The United Churches of the Chambersburg area will sponsor this year’s annual Christmas Eve service at the historic Letterkenny Chapel on Tuesday, December 24, at 6 p.m. More...

Did you know?

Christmas Day has become a big day in the movie business. More...

Most Popular Christmas Songs

Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. More...

Holly And Mistletoe Are Symbols Of Christmas

“Oh, by gosh, by golly it’s time for mistletoe and holly. Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents, countrysides covered in snow.” More...

Deeds Recorded

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