February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Local & State

“A” Honor Roll Students Recognized

The School Culture Committee at McConnellsburg Middle School recognized students who made the all “A” honor roll in the second marking period. More...

SAP&DC Makes Grant Awards

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), has awarded more than $87,000 in grant funding to local communities in the Southern More...

Cancer Patients Snagged In Health Law’s Tangled Paperwork

WASHINGTON (AP) – Walt Whitlow was under treatment for cancer when he got an unwelcome surprise.  His financial assistance under President Barack Obama’s health care law got slashed. More...

Flags In Pennsylvania To Fly At Half-Staff In Scalia’s Honor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Wolf has ordered U.S. and commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and at all state facilities to fly at half-staff to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia. More...

Antique Firearms Stolen From Civil War Museum

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police are investigating the theft of some antique firearms from a central Pennsylvania museum over the weekend.  Harrisburg police were called to the National Civil War Museum at about 12:40 p.m. More...

Toy, Train And Doll Show Set For February 28

The Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club will hold its annual toy, train and doll show Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Scotland Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 30 dealers will display over 90 tables. Early birds will be from 8 a.m. More...

Democrats’ U.S. Senate Race Heats Up Over Natural Gas Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening. More...

Turnpike Boss: Drivers Stranded By Snow Safer On Turnpike

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Demolition Next Door Puts Archaeology Museum On Shaky Ground

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has moved thousands of ancient treasures off-site and is using vibration sensors to monitor delicate items still on display while an earth-shaking demolition project continues next door. More...

Body Of Missing 93-year-old Man Found In Submerged Car

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say the body of a missing 93-year-old man has been found in a car submerged in a Pennsylvania river.  Authorities say Harold Leister had been missing from his Lower Pottsgrove home since Feb. 4. More...

Seniors Hold Open Mic Night

McConnellsburg Senior Center had open Mic Night February 8. They had a great turnout and lots of good music. More...

Police: Boy, 3, Severely Burned When 1-pot Meth Lab Explodes

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Police in Pennsylvania say a 3-year-old boy suffered serious burns when a one-pot methamphetamine lab exploded. Erie police say 34-year-old Stephen Godfrey was cooking the drugs when they exploded, burning the boy Feb. 4. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  February 8  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1472- 1590 lbs., $132 to $134; choice 2-3: 1386-1654 lbs., $126 to $13.50; select 1-2, 1102-1526 lbs., $121 to $125.  More...

Preschool To Start In March

Little tykes can get a jump on their learning through the preschool offered by Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. More...

Man Shackled Girl, 15, As Collateral For Loan To Dad

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Pennsylvania man kept a 15-year-old girl in shackles as collateral for a loan to her father.  Wiley Brown, Brownsville, was jailed Thursday on kidnapping, indecent assault and other charges.  More...

Man Pointed Gun At Plow Driver On Road

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

County Awarded CDBG Grant

Fulton County has been awarded a FFY 2014 CDBG Competitive Grant, in the amount of $750,000, for the upgrades to the Wells Tannery water system.  This project will include the mapping of the system, obtaining of right of ways (ROW), water supply More...

Students Attend District Chorus

Students from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton attended the PMEA District 4 Chorus Festival held at Clearfield High School between February 4 and 6. More...

Forbes Road School Board Holds Meeting

Forbes Road School Board met in regular session Monday, February 1, conducted routine business and held a 25-minute executive session for personnel reasons. More...

200 Pennsylvania College Students Were Sickened By Norovirus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. More...

Library News

Do you like puzzles and games? Test literary skills and knowledge during Library Lover’s Month and let the library reward you for your scholarly exploits. Complete one, any or all of the puzzles this month and get a treat. More...

Donation Made To SCI

Representatives from American Legion Post #561 of McConnellsburg recently gave a generous donation to benefit wounded warriors. Post Cmdr. More...

PA To Eliminate License Stickers In 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania is eliminating registration stickers that motorists affix to their license plates starting in 2017.  More...

Police Release Names Of 3 Killed In I-78 Crash During Squall

FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities on Sunday released the names of the three people killed in a pileup of scores of vehicles on a central Pennsylvania interstate during a snow squall that also sent more than 70 people to hospitals.  More...

Educators Back Wolf, But Skeptical He’ll Win Over Lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. More...

Attorney General Survives Vote To Remove Her

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Suspect In 4 Heists Needed Money For Kitty Litter

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter.  Police say 28-year- old Melissa Santoro netted less than $300 in the heists.  More...

Gun Club Investigated Over Pigeon Cruelty Allegations

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia gun club is under investigation after an animal rights group released video they claim shows a member abusing a wounded pigeon after a shoot.  More...

New Partnership For Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is partnering with a pediatric hospital in Virginia to further expand its pediatric liver transplant program.  The Pittsburgh Tribune- Review reports transplant team members More...

Good Samaritan Helps Officer Being Attacked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in suburban Philadelphia say a good Samaritan with a gun helped an officer who was being attacked by a group of teens.  Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood tells The Philadelphia Inquirer about 40 More...

Upcoming Elimination Of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits

At the invitation of Penn- DOT Secretary Leslie S. More...

‘Whiskey Rebellion’ Tourism Eyed For Bedford County

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – Crowds of onlookers filled Bedford’s streets Oct. 19, 1794, as the President of the United States rode into town. More...