February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Crystal Spring Man Jailed In Rape Case

NEWS EDITOR A Crystal Spring man was sent to the Franklin County Jail over the weekend after allegations emerged he raped an 8-year-old girl he and his girlfriend helped babysit. More...

Hess Gets Additional Jail Time

Sentencing held in third drug case

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man already incarcerated in a state correctional institution received an additional jail sentence also linked to drug charges last Tuesday in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

11 PA Couples To Mark 645 Years Of Marriage

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Eleven Pennsylvania couples are about to mark a total of 645 years of marriage at a retirement community. More...

No Sign Of Injury On Body In Snowed-over Automobile

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Countless pedestrians near Philadelphia’s main train station walked by a snow-covered sedan with dark windows and a slew of parking tickets before police this week found the body of a young mother insi More...

Pa. Man Missing For 9 Days Found Dead In Snow

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) – A 77-year- old Pennsylvania man who had been missing for nine days was found dead by a search and rescue team. The Reading Eagle reports that the body of Richard T. More...

Court Session Held February 18

Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 18. More...

Police ID Multiple Causes Of Pa. Turnpike Crashes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Seasonal Tips For Sensitive Skin

( StatePoint) From weather extremes to harsh cleansing products, there is no end to what can trigger irritated skin. For those with a particularly sensitive epidermis, itchy outbreaks may seem like a way of life, especially during the cooler months. More...

What You Need To Know To Financially Protect Your Family From Flooding

( StatePoint) When it comes to protecting your family from the devastation of unexpected events, you may think homeowners insurance is all you need to be covered. More...

McCbg. Students Hold Reading Day

To bring some sunshine to these cold winter days, McConnellsburg Middle School students participated in a beach-themed reading day February 21. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: special meal. Wednesday: cheese omelet, sausage, orange juice, white bread, mixed fruit, milk. More...

Pa. Woman Convicted Over Husband’s Shooting

TIONESTA, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania woman has been acquitted of murder but found guilty on a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her husband at the couple’s hunting camp. More...

Smart Tips For Your Tax Refund

(StatePoint) If you’re fortunate enough to receive a refund this tax season, it’s time to think about sensible uses for the extra income so, as Grandpa used to say, “it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.” More...

Natural Gas Pipeline Firm Eyes $2B Pa. Expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Tulsa, Okla.- based Williams Partners says it’s planning to seek approval for a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania that it hopes to complete in 2017. More...

Ice Jam Threatens Flooding In Northwest Pa.

OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) – An ice jam along a creek in northwestern Pennsylvania is threatening to flood homes and a small-town business district. More...

Lang To Hold Meet And Greet

Josh Lang, Republican candidate for state representative, will host a meet and greet on Wednesday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Breezewood Firehall, 150 Municipal Road, Breezewood. More...

Spiking Electric Bills Eyed By Pa. Regulators

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Student Musicians Take Stage At Jazz Festival

Forbes Road School District hosts event

NEWS EDITOR The Forbes Road School District’s student body increased by 28 percent last week when 54 student musicians representing a total of 14 school districts converged in rural, northern Fulton County for the Pennsylvania Music Educators A More...

SF Makes Personnel Decisions

NEWS EDITOR The Southern Fulton School Board tackled an array of personnel matters as part of its February 18 meeting agenda, including several coaching appointments and discontinuing employment of one staff member. More...

Pa. Supreme Court Won’t Revisit Gas Drilling Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court said Friday it would not revisit its decision striking down a state law that took zoning decisions about natural gas drilling out of the hands of local governments. More...

A Winter To Remember

UNIVERSITY PARK, – This winter, depending on your point of view, has been wonderful or a disaster. More...

‘Amish Mafia’ Star Sentenced For Suspended License

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A star of the TV series “Amish Mafia’’ has been sentenced to prison after repeatedly driving with a suspended license. More...

Police Charge Woman After Fast-food Fracas In PA

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman who got charged up over a wrong order at Burger King ended up with a charge filed against her. More...

Pa. Police Seek Suspect Road-rage Slaying Vehicle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police said Wednesday they have narrowed down the description of a vehicle being sought in the apparent road-rage slaying of a Maine man along an interstate highway in south-central Pennsylvania last month. More...

Secrets For Generating A Second Income

(StatePoint) In today’s tumultuous economic times, extra income is not just a luxury, but a necessary safety net, according to many financial experts. More...

Nursing Graduate

Graduation for the students of the February 2014 class of Franklin Co. Career & Technology Center Practical Nursing program was held February 6, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students from Fulton County have been named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

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

Receives Academic Award

Madison Ketcham, 11, attends George Fox Middle School in Maryland and is in the sixth grade. Last year she received the President’s Education Award for achieving high academic goals. More...

Students Attend District Band

Nine student musicians from Fulton County travelled to Mifflin County High School on February 8 to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 4 Band Festival. More...

USS Somerset Arrives In Philly For Commissioning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Navy ship named for a 9/11 attack site has arrived in Philadelphia for its commissioning ceremony. The USS Somerset moved up the Delaware River on Friday. More...

Sweetheart Dance Benefits Daisy Fund

A sweetheart dinner/dance was held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Celebrations Unlimited Party Planning of Hustontown. The dance was held as a fundraiser for the nonprofit group The Daisy Fund. More...

Marriage License

Scott Allen Knooihuizen, 42, McConnellsburg, and Layla Ann Ubod, 29, Mc- Connellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...