September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

In Gasland Community, New Tests Revive Old Drilling Debate

DIMOCK, Pa. More...

Ribbon Cut For Hustontown Dollar General

State leaders, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce members, store officials and employees gather at the new Dollar General Store in Hustontown last Thursday for its grand opening. More...

Tractor Supply Holds Pet Week Greeting

Customer donations support the efforts of local animal organizations

If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The McConnellsburg Tractor Supply Co. is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week September 13-17.  More...

Fair Results

4-H and Vocational   Group Exhibits 4-H  First - 4-H Chuckwagon Gang; second - Fulton Count Horse & Pony Club; third - 4- H Shoot Club; fourth - Licking Cree Little Critters 4-H Club  Sport Fishing Cast Into  The Future  More...

The Litterbug Continues To Strike

The notorious litterbug continues to remind all about the environmental and economic problems that litter can cause. More...

Philadelphia Newspapers To Start Charging For Online Access

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News will soon begin charging readers for unlimited access to their Web site Philly.com.  Philadelphia Media Network says the new pricing will go into effect Tuesday. More...

Two Injured At Power Plant Released From Hospital; Two Died

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say two contractors who inhaled toxic fumes at a Pennsylvania power plant that killed two other workers have been released from the hospital.  Another worker remains hospitalized but is improving.  More...

Regulators OK Permits For Contested PA Pipeline

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) – A company building a contested $3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to Southern states has been granted key permits for construction.  More...

PinnacleHealth Now Part Of U. Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A seven- hospital network based in Harrisburg is the latest addition to the sprawling University of Pittsburgh Medical Center empire.  More...

Library Corner

September 8 is Free Friday Movie Night and we are showing “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. “Kong: Skull Island” will be shown September 22. More...

Sen. Toomey Predicts Quick Aid To Harvey Victims

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Company Donates $1 Million For Machine-driven Research

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Chicago software company is donating $1 million to an artificial intelligence initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  More...

Fulton Co. Jobless Rate Just 4.9 Percent

Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July dropped to just 4.9 percent, its lowest in nearly a decade. More...

Southern Fulton Fills Staff Positions

PTA offers elementary a helping hand

The Southern Fulton School Board received a show of support from the PTA for the elementary school at its monthly meeting held Aug. 21 and filled a number of teaching and coaching positions for the new school year that began on Aug. 24.  More...

We’re Still Fighting, More Than 150 Years After Appomattox

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – When the Civil War was over, when the dead were buried and the union was reunited, it came time to tell tales and write history. More...

MHS Class Of 1955 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1955 met recently at Route 30 West Family Restaurant in Chambersburg. There were 36 members in the class and 18 are now deceased. More...

Collecting Tabs For Ronald McDonald House

Ashlynne McQuait is working to obtain her Girl Scout Bronze Award. More...

Judge Tosses Most Serious Charges In Penn State Frat Death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Join The Voices For Recovery: Strengthen Families And Communities

The road to recovery is not a one-step solution but a daily challenge and longterm path to wellness. Individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder can oftentimes feel isolated and alone. More...

Remains Found In Rural PA Lead To Several Arrests

GRAMPIAN, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh Mural Artist Painting Over Stephen Foster Mural

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh artist isn’t waiting for protesters – he’s already painting over a building mural depicting American composer Stephen Foster.  More...

Walkers Make Strides For Heart Health At County Hike

Nearly 60 people of all ages and abilities laced up their walking shoes the evening of August 30 at Cowans Gap State Park in Fort Loudon to take steps to get Healthy For Good at the second annual Fulton County Hike. More...

Tests Confirm Gravesite Of Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tests show that the remains in a suburban Philadelphia grave are indeed those of a 19th century serial killer, quelling rumors that he'd conned his way out of execution and escaped from prison.  More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Euthanizes Baby Elephant With Feeding Issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.  Officials at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium announced Wednesday that the unnamed female calf had d More...