August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Truck Drivers Demand Soars

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Travis Von Seggern’s phone rings almost every day with job offers. More...

Immigration Shaping Up As Election Issue

YORK, Pa. (AP) – As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. More...

Marriage Licenses

Larry Paul Saylor II, 29, Breezewood, and Sarah Louise Leitzel, 29, Breezewood, applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse. More...

School Lunch Menus Cowans Gap Activities

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, September 1: no school. Tuesday, September 2: soft pretzel w/cheesestick or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, milk. More...

Man, 70, Charged After Trooper Pinned Under Car

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A 70-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly backing his car onto a state trooper’s leg after a brief police chase and crash in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

What To Do With Old Paint

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Babysitter Charged In Death Of 3-month-old Girl

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is charged with killing an infant she was babysitting after police say she lost her temper because of the child’s crying. More...

Matt Hill Memorial Golf Tournament Held

Pictured above, left, are Tony Foreman, Kena Foreman and Craig Paylor, winners of the annual Matt Hill Memorial golf tournament held August 17. Not pictured is Brett Cornelius. More...

Man Acknowledges Bilking IRS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has acknowledged bilking the IRS of nearly $3 million by claiming fraudulent tax refunds. Twenty-six-year-old Andy O. More...

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Winner Announced

Did you see all those apple pies at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those special pies for competition in the annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. More...

FCMC Golf Tourney Set For September 13

Preparations are being finalized for the 21st annual Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament Saturday, September 13, at Great Cove Golf Course. More...

Receives Degree

Robin Runk, Mc- Connellsburg, graduated from Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., at spring 2014 commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, in Plachy Hall. Runk received a Master of Arts degree in counseling: clinical mental health. More...

2014 Pa Preferred Chocolate Baking Contest Winner Announced

Tracey Deneen from Needmore took home top honors in the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest with her Black Raspberry Chocolate Cake. More...

Oops: County Wrongly Figured Blood-alcohol Levels

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BURTON We would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all who journeyed with us during Bob’s illness and his passing . More...

Supporters Rally For Pittsburgh Man Shot By Police

PITTSBURGH ( AP) –Pittsburgh police say three people were arrested for blocking traffic as dozens of people rallied on behalf of a black man shot and paralyzed by city officers in November 2012. More...

Scientists Hope Tiny Robotic Bee Takes Flight

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nearly a decade into a honeybee crisis, the idea was inevitable – a robotic bee. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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Pa. Hopes To Put Out Underground Fire Near Airport

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania officials hope to extinguish an underground coal waste fire burning near Pittsburgh International Airport. The fire has been burning for several years and sits less than a quarter mile from a runway. More...

Life-size Statue Of Obama Returned

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Mandatory Pa. Casino Theft Fine Ruled Tossed Out

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips. More...

Addiction Recovery Is Possible

SECRETARY OF THE FRESH AIR HOME GROUP OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS More...

Historic Pa. Bridges Generate Tourism, Costs

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – Eighty-two-thousand dollars for a fresh coat of paint. More...

Commissioners Attend To Routine Agenda

Water intrusion woes continue

NEWS EDITOR Fulton County commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher tackled a busy schedule Tuesday morning, attending to personnel as well as building grounds matters. More...

Central Fulton Receives Grant

The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in central Pennsylvania $48,500 in “Creating a Healthy School Environment” grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September, when local students head back to schools. More...

Shaw Returns From Afghanistan

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Sgt. Christopher L. Shaw Jr., 18th Airbourne Corps, returned from Afghanistan to Fort Bragg, N.C. While in Afghanistan, he was promoted to sergeant. More...

PA’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest Winner Named

Did you see all of the angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair? More...

Court Session Held August 19

Judge Shawn D. Meyers 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, August 19. More...

Man Indicted In Pa. Battlefield Fire, Dispute

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a fire and reported domestic dispute at Gettysburg National Military Park earlier this month. More...

PA Considers Charging For Game Land Use

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee for snowmobilers, equestrians and mountain bikers who use state game land trails. More...

7 Charged With Drug Trafficking Between Pa., NYC

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have broken up a million- dollar narcotics trafficking operation between New York City and western Pennsylvania, the attorney general’s office announced Thursday. More...

Susquehanna Bank Names Karla Shadle Branch Relationship Manager

Susquehanna Bank is pleased to announce Karla Shadle as branch relationship manager. She is responsible for the sales and operations of the McConnellsburg office that is located at 101 Lincoln Way West. More...

Stoner’s Dairy Farm And Corn Maze

Stoner’s Dairy Farm and Corn Maze will kick off its season opening with a pig roast Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meal includes a generous portion of slow-roasted pork and a choice of two sides for $8. More...

Coach: Inspiring Speech Was Spontaneous PA Milk Production Up

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Fair Results

Horse Show Yearlings & Under in Hand First - Annika Meloy Jr. Youth Showmanship 13 & Under First - Madisyn Culler; second - Maria Richards Sr. Youth Showmanship 14-18 More...

Scouts Looking For Members

Cub Scout Pack 43 is looking for boys in grades first through fifth grade to join the organization. Cub Scouts is held in a family friendly environment at the Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg. More...

Engagement

Zach Mellott and Laura Northcraft are pleased to announce their engagement. Zach is the son of Mark and Connie Mellott, Warfordsburg. Laura is the daughter of Mary Buterbaugh, Breezewood, and Dwayne Northcraft, Waterfall. More...

Jury List Announced

The president judge andjury commission drew fromthe jury wheel the followingnames for the September 23,2014, jury selection. Prospective jurors need to report tothe Fulton County Courthouse at 1 p.m. More...

Leader Of Family Drug Ring Gets 20 Years In Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The leader of a family-run drug ring in western Pennsylvania apologized for getting his relatives involved before he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. More...

U.S. Bans Drones Over Appalachian Trail

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. More...

Revival

“New Beginning” is the theme for an evening of praising God Sunday, September 21, at 6 p.m. at Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 East Main Street. Joining Pastor Mark Sandell is the group Heaven Bound. More...

Lawyer Wants Seized $125K Wine Collection Back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lawyer convicted of selling high-end wine from his home cellar despite strict Pennsylvania liquor laws hopes to win back the seized collection before it’s destroyed. More...