January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Conservative Groups, Unions Battle Over Pay In State

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Pa. Jobless Rate Drops To Lowest In 5 Years

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfasdt Monday, February 3: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Seth Forrest Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s honor list for the 2013 falls semester earning a 4.0 GPA. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Liquor Control Board Accepting New Tavern Gaming License Applications

Harrisburg – In accordance with Act 90 of 2013, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board began accepting applications Monday for the new Tavern Gaming License. More...

Man Gets Prison In Hard-luck Couple’s Robbery

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) – A man will spend three to six years in state prison for his role in a hard-luck couple’s robbery of a northwestern Pennsylvania store. More...

Court Session Held January 21

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, January 21. More...

62 Shooters Shoot At Local Elks Hoop Shoot

Chambersburg Elks Lodge held its annual free local hoop shoot Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the alumni community gym in McConnellsburg. A total of 59 boys and girls ages 8-13 shot with the hopes of taking away the 2014 title. More...

Huge Christmas Cactus Blooms All Holiday Long

Pictured above is a Christmas cactus Fred Lynch of McConnellsburg has in his home that bloomed all during the holiday season. It measured 54 inches across and 41 inches high. More...

Scouts/Volunteer Info Nights Offered

Both girls and volunteers can start their new year with new adventures filled with fun, camp, cookies and lifelong friends by attending Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s (GSHPA) free info night on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary News

The newly elected officers of Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary met January 6 to review the past year and plan for the coming year. More...

Frost Quakes A Real Possibility

THE SHARON HERALD SHARON, Pa. (AP) – If you heard a bang or felt the earth shake a bit Tuesday night you weren’t alone. The noise and accompanying vibration were reported from Hubbard to South Pymatuning Township. More...

Tips For Talking With Aging Parents About Their Future

(StatePoint) – Sometimes the most important family conversations can be the most uncomfortable to initiate, especially those concerning the health and well-being of an aging loved one. But such discussions shouldn’t wait, say experts. More...

Avoid Fad Diets: Healthy Weight Loss Tips That Work

(StatePoint) – Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debilitating and deadly diseases. More...

Autism Comic Book Released In Stores

THE YORK DISPATCH YORK, Pa. (AP) – For something as simple as a comic book, Dover resident Dave Kot’s work has planted a lot of seeds. More...

U.S. Agency Eyes Sex Assault Reports At Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal government agency is looking into Penn State’s handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it had responded immediately and appropriately. The U.S. More...

MHS/MMS To Present “Grease”

Students at McConnellsburg High and Middle School will present “ Grease” in March. “Grease” takes the audience back to high school in the 1950s. The boys wear short hair, sport motorcycle jackets, pegged pants and T-shirts. More...

Woman’s Death Murder, Not A Mercy Killing

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man dying of throat cancer fatally shot his wife in a planned murder suicide that went awry, not a mercy killing, authorities said Friday. More...

Autism Comic Book Released

THE YORK DISPATCH YORK, Pa. (AP) – For something as simple as a comic book, Dover resident Dave Kot’s work has planted a lot of seeds. More...

Grant Money To Restore Big Cove Creek

Conservation District receives $105,000 in Growing Greener funds

NEWS EDITOR Plans are now under way to restore a section of streambank south of McConnellsburg Borough as a result of a funding announcement made last week by Gov. Tom Corbett. More...

Next Move Corbett’s On Pension Saga

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

Man Gets Prison For Collecting Mom’s Benefits

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for collecting more than $300,000 worth of Social Security benefits meant for his mother – who died more than 40 years ago. More...

Franklin Financial Announces First- Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 17 cents per share regular quarterly dividend for the first quarter of 2014. More...

Free Tax Preparation Available

The Chambersburg Tax Aide Program and the AARP Foundation will offer free tax preparation in Chambersburg and McConnellsburg to lowto moderate-income families beginning February 3. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Juniata College has named 371 students to the dean’s list for 2013 fall semester. More...

Roommate: Russian Teen Set Off Mini-bombs In Pa.

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – The roommate of a Penn State student from Russia charged with building a suspected bomb in his bedroom says the 18-year-old recently set off three “mini-bombs” just outside their apartment. More...

Work On I-95 And Pa. Turnpike OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A long-awaited link between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike is moving forward with approval of one section of the construction. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center are asfollows:Bingo, 9:30 a.m. – February 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24,26 and 28.Wii bowling, 10 a.m. to11:45 a.m. – February 4.Blood pressure screening,11 a.m. More...

What You Should Know About Acute Heart Failure

(StatePoint) – It’s easy to be misled by the many misconceptions about heart disease – for example – that it only affects the elderly or those with unhealthy diets. More...

Baby Doesn’t Wait, Is Born On Sled In Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia woman is going to have quite a story to tell her daughter about the day she was born. Bella Sophia Bonanni was born on a sled at around 6 a.m. Wednesday in the city’s Roxborough neighborhood. More...

FR FBLA Attends Conference

Members of Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual regional leadership conference December 16, 2013, at Wilson College. More...

Birth Announced

Johnathan Middaugh and Shereee Fogal are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Marie Middaugh. Kaylee was born September 24, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. More...

Oldest Benedictine Convent In US Closing In Pa.

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) –The nation’s first Benedictine convent is closing after its 17 remaining members unanimously agreed it was time to dissolve the community in Pennsylvania. More...

Corbett Calls Pa. Public School Funding Unfair

Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that Pennsylvania’s system of school funding should be changed, calling for “a true funding system” that would be fair to all schools. More...

Studio Art Class Holds Fashion Show At SF

Studio art students at Southern Fulton High School presented their annual fashion show to the rest of the student body on Friday, January 24. More...

Pa. Dem Gov Candidates Avoid Conflicts At Forum

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Hosting A Memorable Dinner Party

(StatePoint) – Want to be the host with the most? Entertaining can be tricky, especially when you’re preparing a dinner party of several courses. But you don’t have to let it stress you out, say experts. More...

Man Gets Sentenced In Baseball Bat Murder

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in the baseball bat slaying of his estranged girlfriend’s son. More...