March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Eichelberger Town Hall March 20

What’s on your mind? Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair) is extending an open invitation to join him for a relaxed, informal conversation at a Town Hall Meeting in Fulton County Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. More...

Historical Society Dinner April 3

Mark calendars for the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting April 3, 2014, at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. The dinner and meeting will be followed by entertainment by Kirk Davis. The cost is $12 per person. More...

Relay For Life Rally Scheduled

Come and be part of the 2014 American Cancer Society Fulton County Relay For Life! More...

Fire Kills Woman In Western PA Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) –Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman died in a threealarm fire in a Pittsburgh home over the weekend. Officials said fire crews were called to the Shadyside neighborhood at about 5 a.m. Sunday. More...

FR Presents “High School Musical”

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High students Mara Broadwater and Michael Sechrist were among the cast and crew of the school’s annual musical production, Disney’s “High School Musical,&r More...

History Gets Auctioned At Museum Event

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Bidders are taking home a bit of history after an auction of memorabilia at a wax museum that has entertained visitors to Gettysburg for decades. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheeseburger, lettuce and tomato, tomato soup, bun, applesauce. Tuesday: sweet and sour chicken, rice, mixed veggies, wheat bread, tropical fruit. More...

Marriage License

David Earle Boothe Jr., 21, McConnellsburg, and Jessica Marie Deshong, 18, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse. More...

Book Drive To End April 15

The book drive for the 30th annual Friends of Legal Services will end April 15. “We encourage all local residents to donate books they no longer need,” said Carolyn Carter, a volunteer with the group. More...

Jury List

The president judge and jury commissioner drew from the jury wheel the following names for the April 21, 2014, jury selection. Prospective jurors need to report to the courthouse at 8:30 a.m. on this date. More...

Pa. AG Examines Deal With Game Commission Director

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Meningitis Confirmed In Pa. Student’s Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia medical examiner has determined that a Drexel University student’s death was caused by bacterial meningitis. More...

Join Arbor Day Foundation And Receive Free Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2014 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. More...

Family Uses Corn Crops For Home Heating

(POTTSVILLE) REPUBLICAN-HERALD RINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Farmers seeking an alternative fuel to heat their homes might save a few dollars by burning feed corn, according to Ronald C. Fetterman, Union Township. More...

Seniors Enjoy Trip To Whitetail

Last month 20 seniors from Warfordsburg Senior Center took a trip to Whitetail Ski Resort. More...

Financial Solutions

Alternatives to Help Meet Your Investment Goals

When it comes to managing the wealth you’ve accumulated in any one stock, have you ever asked yourself, “how much is too much?” Holding a large position in one stock generally increases your risk level compared to a well-diversified More...

Engagement

Timothy and Margaret Taylor of Erie, Pa., and formerly of McConnellsburg, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Walter Marshall Taylor, to Jessica Marie Laychak, daughter of Deborah Hedman of White Bear Lake, Minn., and David Laychak o More...

Scouts Go To Court

Needmore Scout Pack 45 recently enjoyed a visit to the Fulton County courtroom. Pictured above are Commissioner Irvin Dasher, Gunner Kunkle, Tom Swope, Dustin DeShong and Dean DeShong. More...

Therapy Dogs In Demand, But Hard To Find

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – As Dolores Esposito makes the rounds of hospice patients at Holy Redeemer Hospital each Monday with her dog, Daisy, she doesn’t tell them why she and the brawny red golden retriever became a p More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 10 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1392- 1488 lbs., $148 to $151.50; choice 2-3, 1294-1572 lbs., $144 to $148; high select and low choice 2-3: $138 to $142; select 2-3: 1122-1356 lbs., $131 to $135. More...

Pa. Senator Accused Of Ordering Political Work

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Hanger May Have Boosted PA Medical Marijuana Bill

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Six Surprising Ways To Beat Allergy Season This Year

(StatePoint) – From watery, itchy eyes to unbearable congestion, allergies can certainly ruin one’s day, or even the entire season. But, there’s no reason to remain indoors in beautiful weather, say experts. More...

Feb. Insurance Sign-ups In Pa. Jump 30 Percent

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Plane That Aborted Takeoff Removed From Pa. Runway

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. More...

MHS To Present “Grease”

Students at McConnellsburg High School will present the musical “Grease” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 20, 21, 22, at 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Forbes Hires Business Assistant

Strait will assist with financial matters

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Fifth Szwydek 5K Planned

Preregistration forms accepted through March 25

NEWS EDITOR Applications have already begun circulating throughout the community in anticipation of the fifth annual Szwydek Memorial 5K run/walk. More...

Winter’s Final Encore? More Snow For Parts Of U.S.

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) – With a harsh winter that closed the federal government, schools and offices for several days this year, Washington and other parts of the U.S. More...

Highmark Cuts 100 More Jobs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh based health insurer Highmark Inc. has cut 100 more jobs in Pennsylvania, bringing to more than 500 the layoffs in its insurance business and related hospital network. More...

Birth Announced

Proud parents Scott and Cara (Shimer) Truax and big brother Sylas Truax of Mc- Connellsburg would like to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Cana Althea-Ruth Truax, on January 29, 2014, at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Area students named to the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for the fall term 2013 area as follows: Nathan Truax, Needmore, freshman, criminal justice administration major. More...

Court Session Held March 11

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, March 11, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Man Accused Of Killing Mother In Stabbing

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – An Erie man is in jail without bail, accused of stabbing to death his mother at their mobile home Friday night. More...

Jerry Sandusky’s Ex-lawyer Surrenders Law License

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – One of two defense lawyers who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Pennsylvania. More...

Cops: Couple Stole 23 Guns From Central Pa. Stores

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania couple has been jailed on charges they stole 23 handguns by breaking into two stores – one of which was allegedly burglarized twice in five days. More...

Pa. Auditor To Target Tobacco Settlement Grants

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Engagement

James and Denise Chesnut, both of McConnellsburg, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Elizabeth, to Jason Michael McGay, son of John and Colleen McGay of Napa Valley, Calif. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Santana Ramsey of Hustontown attained the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University during the 2013 fall semester. More...

Provident Living Seminar Ideas On How To Survive In Our Uncertain World

The local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often identified as “Mormons,” are holding a Provident Living Seminar to assist interested individuals in gaining insight into how to deal with difficult situatio More...

Scouts Visits “News”

Cub Scout Pack 45 visited the “News” office Tuesday, March 4, for a tour. More...

Ducks Killed With Darts At Southwestern Pa. Pond

ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) – Someone is killing ducks with blow-gun darts and target arrows at a popular southwestern Pennsylvania pond, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said. More...

America Star Books Presents “Jesse James” By Ginny Burdette

America Star Books is proud to present “Jesse James” by Ginny Burdette. The author resides in Warfordsburg, and hails from Chambersburg. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Claire Bloomer celebrated her fifth birthday December 5, 2013. More...

Participate In Regional Band

Veronica Stone of McConnellsburg and Logan Kennedy from Forbes Road participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Region 3 band festival over the weekend. More...

First Wave Of PennDOT Fee Increases About To Land

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvanians will soon be paying higher fees for a host of motor vehicle and driver services from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. More...

Corbett Defends Natural Gas Policy At Paper Visit

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is defending his opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas, telling a newspaper that higher costs could drive away the industry. More...

Easy Tips To Spruce-Up Your Home’s Exterior Trim

(StatePoint) – Trimming out a house “from the top down” with colorful but lowmaintenance finishes and accessories is a growing trend for busy homeowners looking for easy-care home exteriors. More...

Is Farmed Seafood Safe To Eat?

(StatePoint) – There are plenty of fish in the sea, so it’s important to know which are safe to put on your plate. Farmed seafood can serve up a variety of benefits – affordability, year-round availability and great taste. More...

Pa. Filings Leave Corbett Facing New Challenge

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As state officials closed the door Tuesday on candidate petitions for Pennsylvania’s May 20 primary ballot, Republican Gov. More...