March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Two Jailed For Selling Heroin

NEWS EDITOR Two McConnellsburg men will complete work release through the Franklin County Jail after being sentenced for selling drugs at the Cardinal Glenn Apartments last summer. More...

Corbett Shifts On Medicaid Proposal’s Work Search

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

SF To Present Talent Concert

Southern Fulton High School will present a talent night concert Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The concert celebrates Music in Our Schools Month as designated by the National Association for Music Education. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Eleanor Mundale of Needmore has attained the dean’s list at Hood College for the fall semester. More...

Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available, Says Topper

Rep. Jesse Topper (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) announced that Pennsylvania trout stocking schedules are now available at his offices in Bedford and Mc- Connellsburg, as well as his Web site, in preparation for opening day of trout season in April. More...

Rush Places 3rd In Hoop Shoot Finals

On March 8, 2014, at State College High School, four area youths competed in their age group in the Pennsylvania State Elks Hoop Shoot Championship. More...

Four Reasons To Keep Up With Home Maintenance

(StatePoint) After a busy work week, it can be hard to get motivated to complete chores and tasks around the house. And knowing what tasks to do and when to do them may not come intuitively for everyone. More...

Some Families Shooting For Laughs In Obituaries

LANCASTER SUNDAY NEWS LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Helen Sagerer used to tell her children that when she died, she wanted her obituary to be short and to the point. More...

W. Pa. Boy Dies From Bacterial Meningitis

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 6-year-old Pittsburgh boy has died from bacterial meningitis. Officials haven’t identified the boy, but say he passed away around 9 p.m. More...

Creates Dance Piece At Concert

University of Richmond student Annette Hull of Needmore has co-created a dance piece with lighting design by Betsy Chester that premiered at “Spaces Between,” University Dancers’ 29th annual concert. More...

Pa. Man Dies Trying To Rescue Pets From Fire

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a western Pennsylvania man ran into his burning home to rescue his pets early Saturday and succumbed to the fire. Fire Chief George Ban says firefighters found the body of 22-year-old Paul Jarvis Jr. More...

Many Pennsylvania Electric Customers Feeling Rate Shock

THE (JOHNSTOWN) TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – When a third-party power generation supplier tempted Robin Hagins with a low rate in 2012, it was too good to pass up. Then, this winter, temperatures plummeted. More...

Local Leaders To Ask Pope To Visit Philly In 2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Top officials from Philadelphia will travel to Rome this month to ask Pope Francis to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering in the city next year, they announced Friday. More...

Corbett Says Work Ongoing On Liquor Privatization

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s still working on a plan to change the state’s system of liquor stores but isn’t giving any new information about what might eventually be enacted. More...

W. Pa. Man Hurt When Car Tries To Beat Train

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – State police say a western Pennsylvania man has been seriously injured after he tried to drive his car through a railroad crossing before a train passed. More...

GOP Feud Spills Into Public

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The simmering feud between establishment Republicans in Pennsylvania and the party’s wing of anti-establishment conservatives is exploding into the public in a way it rarely, if ever, has. More...

FR Directors Hold Brief Meeting

Discuss scholarships and revised schedule

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors held a brief regular meeting last Monday evening that included a 72-minute executive session prior to the meeting and a 13-minute executive session at the end of the meeting. More...

Spring Cleanup Needs Volunteers

Harrisburg – PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. More...

Historical Society Needs Civil War Items

For museum exhibit

This year is the 150th anniversary of the last Confederate encampment in Pennsylvania. Fulton County is commemorating this event that occurred on the south side of McConnellsburg with a wide variety of activities. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, March 17: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

Court Session Held March 4

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 4. More...

Hall Chosen For Congress Of Future Medical Leaders In Washington, D.C.

Olivia Hall, a freshman at Forbes Road Jr./Sr. High School of Waterfall has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on February 14-16, 2014. More...

March Is National Kidney Month: What Everyone Needs to Know

(StatePoint) March is National Kidney Month, a great time to focus on kidney health and treatment. If you don’t know much about the topic, get informed – kidney disease is common and can be deadly. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: ham slice, cooked cabbage and potateos, rye bread, green jello with fruit, milk. Tuesday: special meal. Wednesday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, cake. More...

Going Coed Called Needed For Pa. School’s Survival

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The president of a western Pennsylvania university that only admits women to its undergraduate college says going coed is necessary to the survival of the 145-year-old institution. More...

Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pa. More...

PennDOT Moving An Additional 35,000 Tons Of Road Salt To PA

Two-week emergency mission replenishes supplies to keep state roads safe

Harrisburg – PennDOT has begun shipping an additional 35,000 tons of road salt from the port in Delaware to its roadway maintenance stockpiles across the state. More...

Corbett Announces New Veterans Designation In Driver Licenses And ID Cards

Harrisburg – Surrounded by veterans and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Gov. Tom Corbett last week kicked off the new Veterans Designation for Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and identification cards. More...

Your Roof Can Add Color To Your Home’s Exterior

(StatePoint) The color of your home’s exterior can really make or break its curb appeal. And experts say that many homeowners are gazing upward to their roofs to make a statement. More...

Gas-to-fuels Plant Proposed In Eastern Pa.

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Canadian company has submitted plans to build an eastern Pennsylvania facility that would convert natural gas to such products as gasoline and propane. Calgary-based Ember- Clear Corp. More...

Backyard Burial? No State Law Forbids It

BUTLER EAGLE BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – The idea of “green burials” is becoming more popular, and because of this, people are more aware that it is legal to bury their loved ones on their own property. More...

DEP Slow To Act On Alpha Coal Mining Offenses

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Alpha Natural Resources regularly reported chronic coal mining violations of the federal Clean Water Act to the state Department of Environmental Protection, but the company was not fined until a federal investigation uncovere More...

Company Gives Info In Democrat’s Race For Pa. Gov.

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...