September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Historical Society To Hold Fall Meeting

On October 15, 2015, the Fulton County Historical Society will hold their fall membership meeting at 7 p.m. More...

Disaster Drill Held

At approximately 9 a.m., Saturday, August 29, EMS personnel were notified of a potential disastrous situation. Fortunately, this was simply a training exercise.  First responders received notifications of a local bus crash. More...

‘Quiet Crisis’ As Pennsylania’s Budget Stalemate Grinds On

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Democrats Elect Groen New State Chairman

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee elected Marcel Groen as its chairman on Saturday, ending months of uncertainty that fractured the state party’s leadership.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas, cherry gelatin, wheat bread, milk.  Tuesday: turkey salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, pickled beets, f More...

Court Session Held September 8

President Judge Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, September 8, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

PennDOT Wants Public Comment On Mass Grave Near Highway

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. More...

Flight 93 Victims Remembered, Honored For Their Actions

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. More...

What To Do With Old Paint

Perhaps you are finally cleaning out the garage, the basement, or an outbuilding and you find cans of old paint. How do you properly and safely dispose of these cans? It all depends! More...

PA Game Commission Offering ‘Elk Cam’ Online

BENEZETTE, Pa. More...

Brothers Bag Bears In Maine

Holden and Bronson Smith were recently hunting in New Portland, Maine, with their father, Darrin Smith, and Bounty Hunter Guide Service. More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE  September 7  More...

School-age Childcare Celebrates Five Holidays During Summer Camp

“Holidays” were one of the Fulton County Family Partnership’s summer schoolage childcare weeks of camp. More...

Airline Manager Linked To 9/11 Drama Faces Fed Arraignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center faces a federal court arraignment in Pittsburgh on child-sex charges.  More...

Donations Help Fund Use Of Protective Vests For Police Dogs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Most police dog handlers say their K-9 counterparts haven’t needed their protective vests. But they’re happy to have the equipment, and more K-9s in the area are being outfitted with vests.  More...

PennDOT, State Police Participate In Child Passenger Safety Week

State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 13-19. More...

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Raises Awareness Of Sexual Violence

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Camille Goleb of Lawrenceville is determined to make a difference.  A survivor of sexual assault, she is leading a Pittsburgh walk Sept. 12 in Bloomfield to help create awareness of violence against women.  More...

PA School Returning 10 Commandments Cited By Group

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania school district is returning a Ten Commandments monument to the fraternal organization that donated it in the 1950s because a federal judge ruled last month that it violates the First Amendment.  More...

Philadelphia Hotels Slashing Prices For Pope’s Visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s hotel industry said Friday there’s still plenty of room at the inn for Pope Francis’ visit this month.  About 3,000 of the 11,200 rooms in the city’s downtown were still available More...

Tonoloway Group Completes Civil War Book Series

In 2011 after the success of the “Tonoloway, If its Walls Could Talk” book in raising funds for the restoration and maintenance of the historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest organized church in Fulton County, the Friends More...

Toomey Faces Re-election Test

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. More...

MHS Class Holds 50th Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1965 held its 50th class reunion Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Celebrations Unlimited, Fort Littleton. More...

Graduates

Corbitt Barnhart recently graduated from Agora Online Charter School. He is the son of Terry Barnhart of Fort Littleton and Kelly Barnhart of Warfordsburg.   More...

Crash Kills Teen Driver, Injures Passengers

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say a teen driver was killed and three passengers were injured in a single vehicle accident in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The crash occurred around 1 a.m. More...

Woman Kept Husband Alive On Paper, Took $250,000 In Benefits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A 68-year-old Philadelphia woman was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the government and receiving more than $250,000 in retirement benefits for her husband for more than a decade after he died.& More...

Troopers Rescue Man Pinned Under Tree

PITTSBURGH (AP) – State police say troopers rescued a man found pinned underneath a tree in a wooded area off Route 28 in western Pennsylvania.  The Pittsburgh Tribune- Review reports 52-year-old Thomas Lubresky was discovered around 10 a. More...

Food Safety Training For Volunteer Organizations

Don’t take a chance with food safety! More...

Statue Honoring Heavyweight Champ Frazier Unveiled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A statue honoring former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier was unveiled Saturday.  The 12-foot, 1,200-pound bronze sculpture, designed by artist Stephen Layne, depicts Frazier throwing a left hook that floored Muh More...

Dougherty To Create Unique Sculpture At Wilson College

Internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty will work with the Wilson College community and local volunteers to create a one-of-a-kind environmental sculpture on the Wilson campus over three weeks in October, with the completion of the project More...

Supreme Court Gives UPMC Expedited Appeal In Highmark Battle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s request for an expedited appeal in UPMC’s battle over Highmark’s Medicare Advantage rates.  More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Breakfast  Monday, September 21: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk.  More...

Gas Well Training To Prepare First Responders

CHARTIERS, Pa. More...

Prosecutor To Decide Whether To Drop Charges In 1976 Killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania prosecutor is expected to announce whether he’ll retry a man who was freed due to new DNA evidence last month after serving 34 years in prison in the shooting death of a 15- year-old.  More...

Professor Says He’s Grateful Feds Dropped China Secrets Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Temple University physics professor who had been accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. More...

Prosecutors Seek To Drop Charges Against Professor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors are seeking to dismiss charges against a Temple University professor who was accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. technology to China.  The U.S. More...

PA Death Penalty Moratorium Sparks Lively Hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. More...