January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Zac Grace Auditions For “The Voice”

Auditions held Sunday at Philadelphia Convention Center

NEWS EDITOR Actively pursuing a dream he’s had for many years, local entertainer and musician Zac Grace says its without any regret that he auditioned last weekend for the popular NBC television show “The Voice.” More...

Longtime Crossword Maker Marks 100th Birthday With Puzzle

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Longtime crossword puzzle constructor Bernice Gordon is marking two milestones: She turned 100 on Saturday, and The New York Times will publish another of her puzzles on Wednesday – making her the firs More...

Clock Ticking As Wagner Eyes Gov. Bid

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Time is running out for Pennsylvania’s Democratic would-be governors to say whether they’re in or out of the race, and Jack Wagner appears likely to be among the last to decide. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, was very busy the last quarter of 2013. In October, sisters decorated real and Styrofoam pumpkins for Halloween. Awards were given for different categories. More...

Judge Krom Presides Over Court Session

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, January 7, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following local students have attained the fall 2013 dean’s list at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa.: Ty C. Brantner, Hustontown, Bachelor of Science, information technology sciences - gaming and simulation. More...

Junior Livestock Champion Sale Totals $43,600 At Farm Show

Harrisburg – Grand and Reserve Champion livestock shown earlier this week were auctioned off during Junior Livestock Sale, netting more than $43,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

McKean County Woman Bakes Into First Place At PA Farm Show

Pamela McFall, Smethport, McKean County, placed first among 41 competitors with her Chestnut Bacon Stickies at the Sticky Bun Contest on Friday, Jan. 10, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Peephole Driving In Winter Can Be Very Dangerous

VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH GREENSBURG, Pa. ( AP) – The guy driving through South Greensburg during the first snow of the winter was hard to miss. More...

Students Donate To Humane Society

The fourth-, fifth and sixth-grade students at Forbes Road Elementary School opted out of a gift exchange this Christmas season and decided to donate items to the Humane Society. More...

Fire Destroys Historic NE Pa. Mansion

BUCK RUN, Pa. (AP) – Fire has destroyed a historic mansion in northeastern Pennsylvania. The mansion in Foster Township, Schuylkill County has been vacant for years and was undergoing renovations when it caught fire. No one was hurt. More...

Financial Solutions

A Way to Help Get It Right Before You Retire

Did you know that many people spend more time planning their vacation than planning for retirement? Although there are many ways to save for your retirement, if you’re like most people, you aren’t taking full advantage of them. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, January 20: chicken nugget bowl w/mashed potatoes and corn, choice of fruit, choice of milk. Tuesday, January 21: loaded french fries w/chili and cheese, choice of milk, choice of fruit. More...

Pa. Woman Charged In Starvation Deaths Of Dogs

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been charged in the starvation deaths of seven dogs. More...

PA Farms, Farmers, Products Celebrated At 2014 Farm Show

Exhibitors and visitors from across the Mid-Atlantic flocked to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Russian Wild Boar Shot By Pa. Homeowner

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a Russian wild boar was shot by a homeowner. More...

Scouts Visit “News”

Cub Scout Pack 43, McConnellsburg, toured The Fulton County News office Saturday morning to learn how a weekly community newspaper is put together now and how it was done before in an age referred to More...

Gunsmith Sought Out For Special Skills

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) – You wouldn’t know that Mike Crevar is a businessman. There’s no sign outside his West Mifflin gunsmith shop. More...

U.S. Woman Gets 8 Years In Global Terror Plot

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A U.S. woman who married an Algerian terror suspect and helped support his jihadist training has been sentenced to eight years in prison. More...

Pa. Musician To Perform Flight 93 Tribute Piece

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – Staring at the framed score of “Flight of Valor” on the wall of his Jeannette home, Dan Orange can’t help but recall the chaos and sadness of Sept. More...

Police Protest President Obama Nominee, Cite Abu-Jamal Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A national police organization and a Pennsylvania lawmaker are protesting President Barack Obama’s nomination of a civil rights attorney for a U.S. More...

PSU Students Awarded 2014 PA Farm Show Scholarships

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Senator Quits, Raising Constitutional Question

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local Farm Show Results

The complete listing of area Farm Show winners is as follows: Kimberly Nutwell, Needmore: tenth - heavyweight horse pulling; seventh - mini pony pulling. More...

Supreme Champions Of Beef Show At 98th PA Farm Show

Harrisburg – Jackson Mattocks, Guys Mills, Crawford County, won Supreme Champion Beef Female with DAF Reba Z20, while Mathew Mitchell, Reinholds, Lancaster County, picked up Supreme Champion Bull with LVS Brilliance 1305 Jan. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Nathan Swope of Harrisonville has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. More...

Company Marks National Radon Action Month

Generations Environmental Consulting LLC marks January, National Radon Action Month, by announcing that it now has a commonwealth of Pennsylvania certified radon tester, Charles H. Knepper Jr., on their staff. More...

Graduates

Kyler M. Fink, Wells Tannery, received a certificate in electrical occupations at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Fink also attained the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jesse Swope of Harrisonville has been named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. More...

PennDOT Driver License Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its fullservice center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. More...

Marriage License

Toby Gene Ryder, 49, Fort Loudon, and Carla S. Vanmeter, 49, Fort Loudon, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE January 6 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1390- 1502 lbs., $ 138 to $ 143; choice 2-3, 1258-1496 lbs., $134 to $138; high select and low choice 2-3, 1280-1318 lbs., $128 to $131; select 2-3, 1286-1318 lbs., $123 to $128. More...

Pa. Funeral Director Gets 5-10 Years For Theft

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania funeral director has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for stealing from more than 100 people who paid for their funeral arrangements in advance. More...

FR Students Attend Chorus Festival

Forbes Road Senior High students, left to right, Rachel Waite, David Maldonado Jr., Miriah Hamil, Logan Kennedy and Hannah Purnell travelled to Bellefonte Area High School last week for the 2014 PMEA More...

Weather Swings Can Hurt Physical, Mental Health

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – Biometeorology – the study of weather’s impact on living organisms including humans – uses different terminology but concludes that weather itself, but specifically dramatic shifts in More...

Meadow Grounds Lake Group Receives $500 Gift

Dayton Tweedy, right, secretary of Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake, was presented a check Monday night during a dinner hosted by the Conococheague Chapter of the Audobon Society in Chambersburg. More...

Pa. Turnpike Picks Ex-FBI Chief To Clean Up Image

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Eager to shore up its public image amid an ongoing corruption probe, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Wednesday that it hired a former FBI official to be its new inspector general. More...

Police Provide New Details Of Pa. Highway Shooting

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. More...

Former Head Of DOE Energy Lab Found Dead In Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The former head of the National Energy Technology Laboratory has been found dead. More...

Pa. Jury Mostly Deadlocks On Charter School Fraud

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A jury deadlocked Thursday on dozens of charges in a $6 million school fraud case in Philadelphia, while acquitting a charter school founder of witness tampering and five other counts. More...

Bizarre Crime Spree Leaves 2 Dead In Central Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two people are dead following a bizarre crime spree in central Pennsylvania. More...