February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Some Congressional Primary Races Heating Up In Pennsylvania

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – This year’s campaigns for Pennsylvania’s 18 seats in the U.S. House may be largely overshadowed by the high-voltage gubernatorial race, but the congressional contests are clearly heating up. More...

FCMC Foundation Dinner Auction Set For March 8

11th annual event benefits new cardiac equipment

Do you need a vacation, perhaps to Myrtle Beach, to snap out of the winter blues? Perhaps a massage? How about some sports tickets? What about some tasty desserts? Maybe you need a load of wood to fuel your fire, or a night out at a local eatery? More...

Unemployment Rate Below 8 Percent

County ranked 52 out of 67 in December

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for December released last week showed the same pattern of unemployment figures as the county has seen for the past year. More...

McCbg. Honor Rolls

MIDDLE SCHOOL Honor Roll All A Honor Roll More...

MES Character Counts Students Recognized

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Man Hit Dentist With Tire Iron

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges that he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron because the doctor prescribed antibiotics instead of pulling a tooth. More...

Court Session Held February 4

NEWS EDITOR Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas and the 39th Judicial District presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 4. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: tuna salad, lettuce and tomato, potato salad, three bean salad, wheat bread, jello. Wednesday: chicken leg, parslied potatoes, green beans, white bread, mixed fruit. More...

Attorney Sentenced To 11 Years

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former Pittsburgh-area attorney has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison for $1.7 million in mortgage fraud scams. More...

Funeral Held For Stabbed Pittsburgh Police Dog

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An estimated 1,200 people attended a Friday morning funeral for a Pittsburgh police dog stabbed to death in the line of duty. More...

How To Make Café Coffee Drinks At Home

(StatePoint) – During the school year, the family schedule can be jam packed. More...

Sisters Found Dead Of Apparent Gunshot Wounds

CHICAGO (AP) – Police are investigating the deaths of two sisters who were found with apparent gunshot wounds in the basement of their home after they failed to show up for work. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Book Drive Opens

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has announced the book donation sites for its 30th annual book sale. More...

Tour Bus Crash On Snowy Pa. Road Injures More Than 20

CUMBERLAND VALLEY TWP., Pa. (AP) – A tour bus going too fast on a snowcovered road crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania Sunday, sending more than 20 passengers to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, February 17: closed. Tuesday, February 18: funnel cake or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

W. Pa. Woman Dies Of Skiing Injuries

HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) – The family of a western Pennsylvania woman says she has died of injuries suffered in a skiing accident at Seven Springs Mountain Resort last month. More...

County Learns About Heritage Days June 14, 15

Local man suggests establishing citizens planning group

NEWS EDITOR As a means of informing county officials of their big plans, several representatives of the Fulton County Historical Society sat down with county commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher last week to share details of t More...

Multiple Storms Means Profit For Auto Body Shops

YORK DAILY RECORD YORK, Pa. (AP) – Brad Pritz doesn’t always hear the story. More...

Intruder Brought Chocolates, Wouldn’t Leave

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Police have jailed a central Pennsylvania man on criminal trespass charges after he dropped of Valentine's Day chocolates at an apartment, then refused to leave after returning a short time later. More...

Forbes Board Holds Brief Meeting

Date changed due to weather

The Forbes Road School Board held a brief regular meeting last Thursday evening. The meeting had been postponed from the regular time last Monday evening due to inclement weather. More...

Democrats Splinter Over Governor Race Endorsement

ASSOCIATED PRESS HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Democrats will go into the crowded gubernatorial primary campaign without a party-endorsed candidate after party committee members splintered among five candidates at their winter meeting Saturday. More...

Strings In Corbett’s Education Grant Plan Draw Ire

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

SF Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Sinalei Ah Loe, Nathan Latyon, Tyler Mosemann, Holden Stotler. More...

Traveler Info Enhanced With New Web Site

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s 511PA traveler information system is now providing motorists with better access to traffic information with a new and improved Web site, www.511PA.com, as well as improved phone and personal alert systems. More...

Transportation Plan Provides More Benefits

Municipalities to receive $345 million in liquid fuels payments, 8 percent increase from previous year

Harrisburg – Gov. More...

Scouts Hold Derby Race

Pictured above is Needmore Cub Scout Pack 45 Derby Race participants. More...

Tips To Gear Up For A Ski Adventure

(StatePoint) – As skiing and other outdoor activities take the world stage this month, many will be embarking on their own winter adventure to the freshly groomed slopes and snow packed trails. More...

Honored For Love Of Law And Courtroom

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Builds Big Snowman

Aleena and Taylor Herbert, with the help of their dad, built this 6-1/2 foot tall snowman on Monday at Tritle Drive, McConnellsburg. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. More...

FFA Students Enter Book Contest

Four students from the McConnellsburg FFA chapter entered their Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) books in the state record book contest last week. More...

Grandfather, 2 Boys Killed In Pa. Fire Identified

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have identified a 68-yearold man and his two young grandsons who died in a northwestern Pennsylvania house fire over the weekend. More...