March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Three Fire Wardens Honored

Buchanan State Forest fire warden’s dinner last Tuesday

NEWS EDITOR Three Fulton County-based forest fire wardens received special recognition last Tuesday night as part of the Buchanan State Forest’s annual fire warden’s training and dinner. More...

SF Handles Personnel Matters

The Southern Fulton School Board addressed a variety of personnel related matters as part of a 46-minute monthly meeting last Tuesday. More...

SF Art Festival April 6

Southern Fulton Senior Marley Elbin puts the finishing touches on her watercolor collage project as she prepares for the upcoming Southern Fulton School District Student Art Festival. More...

Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, March 31: steak or chicken fajitas on soft tortilla, Mexicali corn, fresh green pepper strips, diced pears, choice of milk. More...

Pa. Frat Seeks Legal Advice After Member’s Suicide

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – The president and several members of a suspended Penn State-Altoona fraternity have sought legal advice after a former member’s family blamed a hazing ritual for the young man’s suicide. More...

Pa. Reactor Shut Down For Valve Leak

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) – A nuclear reactor at a Pennsylvania power plant has been shut down after the discovery of a leaky water valve. The U.S. More...

Pa. Hunting Agency Agrees To Demand For Changes

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission wasted no time Tuesday agreeing to comply with demands by Gov. More...

Report: Pa. Fish, Game Merger Would Save Millions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new legislative study says merging Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission with the Game Commission could save nearly $5 million annually in personnel costs. More...

More Than Half Of All Income Tax Returns Have Been Received

WASHINGTON – With the tax deadline getting closer, the IRS has received more than half of all the returns it expects to receive during 2014, the agency announced Monday. More...

Pa. Swim Coach’s Strip Club Job Questioned By Some

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania school district is debating whether to retain a popular swimming coach after someone complained anonymously about his job as a bartender at a strip club. More...

PA Posts Race Gap In School Suspensions

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pennsylvania is among 12 states or jurisdictions reporting high disparities between the suspension rates of black students and white students in public schools. More...

Sinkhole Threatening 5 Residences In Eastern Pa.

CATASAQUA, Pa. (AP) – Crews are investigating a sinkhole that is endangering the foundations of a building containing four apartments and a single family home in eastern Pennsylvania. The problem was reported about 10:45 a.m. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Mikaela and Garrett Stevens of Three Springs attained the dean’s list at Geneva College for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list is a roster of undergraduate students who have achieved high standing in their courses. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: penne pasta w/meat sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread, Italian dressing, pineapple, milk. To reserve a dinner sign up at the center or call before 1 p.m. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jonny Joe Allen Wible, 23, McConnellsburg, and Jessica Lynne Stump, 23, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

River Towns Hit Hard By Rising Flood Rates In Pa.

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Participates In PA Home Show

Fulton County Area Vo-Tech Construction Trades department participated in the PA Home Show in Harrisburg in the Design-It-Build-It shed building competition. More...

SF Holds Talent Night

On the evening of March 22, Southern Fulton High School held talent night featuring performances by students in senior high chorus and guitar class. More...

Mountain Lion Attack On Dog Prompts Hunting Permit

BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) – A mountain lion attack on a French bulldog has prompted a Southern California couple to obtain a permit to hunt the big cat down. More...

Nursing Homes Turn To iPods To Help Residents

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Ralph Schwanbeck feared that his 87-year- old wife, Dorothy, might balk at donning headphones for the first time in her life, but her broad smile proved that the iPod was playing her songs. More...

Mass. Scholars Sad Over Lost Art Of Letter Writing

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – Area literary scholars, librarians and letter lovers are commiserating about and trying to come to terms with the demise of letter writing. And they are not alone. More...

Ashlyn’s Angels

Calendar Of Events

April 1, 2014, 5 pm: Monthly Meeting at FCMC BarmontConference RoomApril 1, 2014, 6 pm: Buddy Walk For Down Syndrome AwarenessMeeting at FCMC Barmont Conference RoomRegular Monthly Meetings Are Held On The 3rd Tuesday Of TheMonth at the McConnellsbur More...

Seismic Tests Before Drilling Cause Pa. Disputes

THE POST-GAZETTE PITTSBURGH (AP) – For two days, trucks wandered through the streets of Aliquippa, thumping the ground with heavy metal plates and sending shockwaves deep into the earth to gauge how much natural gas lies beneath. More...

Flood Insurance Still On The Rise Despite New Law Lab Puts Lights To Test

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) – This small, central Pennsylvania river town doesn’t have beach homes or boardwalks, but it shares more than a name with the famous stretch of New Jersey coastline 250 miles to the east. More...

Man To Stand Trial In Amish Buggy Horse Shooting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A man from Pennsylvania’s Amish country is headed to trial in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Gregory A. Seville by Monica K. Seville and Monica K. More...

Unemployment Rate Dips Below 7 Percent

County ranked 46 out of 67 in January

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for January released last week showed the unemployment rate in the county dropping by almost one percentage point. More...

CMU Develops Trash-talking, Scrabble-playing Robot

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Victor, the Scrabble-playing robot, does not like to lose. It’s arguably his most human quality. Even when he’s winning, he tries to get under your skin. More...

County Tackles Busy Agenda

Flag Committee members appointed

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners delved into a busy meeting schedule over the last two weeks, making appointments to several local committees and overseeing several bid openings. More...

Man To Be Sentenced In Child Sex Abuse

Timothy Flournoy sentencing scheduled for May 27

A Crystal Spring man appeared in county court this week to answer to allegations he sexually assaulted a little girl he was helping babysit. More...

Farmers’ Market Meeting To Be Held

Community leaders are interested in hosting a weekly farmers’ market in McConnellsburg, this summer. More...

Pa. Company Builds Vast Vietnam War Film Archive

THE (EASTON) EXPRESS-TIMES EASTON, Pa. (AP) – It was built in bits and pieces. A serviceman’s film canister stashed in the garage. A box from a museum’s storage room. More...

Rural Roads/Cropland Field Day April 15

The Fulton County Farm Bureau and the Fulton County Conservation District, Penn State Extension, Binkley and Hurst, Johnston Farms, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and PA Department of Environmental Protection are collaborating to provid More...

Pa. Man Convicted Of Scamming Nearly 250 Seniors

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia man has been convicted of scamming more than $700,000 from nearly 250 elderly people by preying on their health concerns and desire to remain in their own homes. More...

Court Session Held March 18

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 18. More...

Pittsburgh Exhibit Features Negro League Pictures

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art shows the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendary black photographer Teenie Harris. More...

Are You Taking The Right Vitamins And Nutrients?

(StatePoint) – If you eat a healthful diet, you may think you’re in the clear when it comes to supplying your body with vital nutrients. But some experts say that even the most well-rounded meal plans fall short. More...

Bison May Soon Roam On Minneopa Prairie

THE FREE PRESS OF MANKATO MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Minneopa State Park’s expansive prairie could become home to a bison herd if approved by the Department of Natural Resources following a public comment period. More...

Daisy Troop Members Earn Pins

Daisy Troop 80334 earned the My Promise My Faith pin March 22. They invited Sister Martha of St. More...

Elderly Man Dies After Nursing Home Fist Fight

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police are investigating the death of a 92-year-old man after a fight at a nursing home in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Mini-golf Course Atop Former Trash Dump Thrives

EVANSVILLE COURIER & PRESS EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – For 37 years, Bob Walther has been building a popular and successful Evansville business in an unlikely place – on the city’s former trash dump. More...

Top Tips For Moms To Stay Better Organized

(StatePoint) – For busy moms always on the go, it’s crucial to find new ways to save time and money, while reducing daily hassles. More...

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Help Schools With Snow Days

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s public schools are closer to getting more flexibility in making up snow days after a vote in Harrisburg. More...

Donates To Catholic Mission

Organizers of Fulton County’s first-ever “Festival of Lights” made a generous donation to Fulton County Catholic Mission last week. More...

Vernal Pond Tour Planned On Sideling Hill E-Trade’s Talking Baby Goes Bye-bye

The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA) and the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry is sponsoring a vernal pond tour on Sideling Hill. More...

Decapitated Chickens Found At Pa. Cemetery

FLEETWOOD, Pa. (AP) – A disturbing discovery has been made at an eastern Pennsylvania cemetery. More...

Pennsylvania Man Sent Rival Poisoned Card

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) – A man sent a birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a romantic rival in hopes of winning back his exgirlfriend, authorities said. More...

Pa. Man Drowns In Jamaica Awaiting Fatality Trial

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man who drowned while swimming off the coast of a popular Jamaican resort town was awaiting trial for vehicular homicide in Pennsylvania. More...

8th Graders Raise Money For Year-Old Cancer Patient

Weston Rock, 1-year-old son of David and Becky Rock of Greencastle, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. More...

Wounded Pa. Soldier Seeks Chinese Stem Cell Cure

YORK DISPATCH YORK, Pa. (AP) – A York County soldier left partially paralyzed when he was shot in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is banking on stem cells to help him regain movement. More...

Firefighter Searching For Woman Killed By Train

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say a volunteer firefighter who was helping to search for a missing woman in Allegheny County has been struck and killed by a train. More...

Flu-like Hog Virus Sweeping Indiana, U.S.

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) – A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. More...

For Brighter Streets

ST. CLOUD TIMES ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Finding the perfect street light is no simple task. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE March 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1214- 1444 lbs., $149.50 to $151; choice 2-3, 1222-1538 lbs., $145.50 to $150.50; high select and low choice 2-3, 1192- 1566 lbs., $141 to $143.50; select 2-3, 1162-1544 lbs., $133 to More...

Grenade Found On Temple Campus

(AP) – Authorities say a non-functioning grenade was found near a hotel on Temple University’s campus in north Philadelphia, leading to an evacuation of the area before the device was taken away by the city police department’s bomb More...