November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Mellott Company Holds Veterans Day Flag Dedication

Mellott Company held a Veterans Day ceremony to present the American flag and the state flags of Pennsylvania and Maryland on new flag poles erected at the company headquarters in Warfordsburg. More...

Forbes Road Elementary Gets Reading Grant

Size of school band grows

Elementary school Principal Maria Scott-Bollman brought more positive news to the Forbes Road School Board meeting the evening of Nov. 6. More...

Forensic Pathology Contract OK’d

Meet with county Coroner

County Coroner Berley Souders met with Fulton County commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney McCray at their weekly meeting Nov. 7 to discuss the possibility of using a different forensic lab based in Windber.  More...

Last Document Signed By JFK In White House Up For Sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The last document President John F. Kennedy signed in the White House is up for grabs in Philadelphia.  A rare documents dealer is selling a photograph that Kennedy autographed for an ambassador for $80,000.  More...

Scouts Enjoy Trunk-or-Treat

Girl Scout Troop 80338, along with a Juliette troop, held its first trunk-or-treat October 27 at Southern Fulton Elementary School. They were very excited with the huge turnout. More...

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Shooting Outside Nightclub

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a man was killed and two other people, including a suspect, were injured in a shooting outside a Philadelphia nightclub.  A police spokesman said the gunfire began at about 4 a.m. More...

Bridge Renamed To Honor Slain PA Officer

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

Alumni Community Gym Sponsors Halloween Dance

The alumni community gym in McConnellsburg sponsored a Halloween dance Saturday, November 11, with lots of great costumes competing. Winners of the night are as follows:  More...

Big Cheetah-like Feline Captured In PA

READING, Pa. (AP) – Police captured a big African cat, resembling a cheetah, running loose through the streets of a Pennsylvania city.  Reports about the spotted feline started coming in on Nov. More...

Saturday Morning TV Came To Life In “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.”

Audiences traveled into Saturday morning television on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 10, 11 and 12 as McConnellsburg Elementary and Middle School brought to life all the fun a classroom can bring in the production of “Schoolhouse Rock More...

Named Peer Mentor

Zoe Decker of McConnellsburg, has been named a peer mentor for the fall 2017 semester. She is majoring in early childhood education with special education at Alvernia University and is a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. More...

Over 3,800 Sign Up For Medical Marijuana In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More than 3,800 patients have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program in its first week.  Governor Tom Wolf says more than 200 caregivers have also registered for the program. More...

Pennsylvanians Take Small Wishful Step Toward Tax Relief

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania vote r s approved Tuesday could eventually lead to reductions in the state’s heavy dependence on property taxes, but it is only a tiny step in that direction.  More...

PA Trooper Shot In Traffic Stop Has Second Surgery

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police say a trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop has undergone a successful second surgery and is still listed in critical condition.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: swiss steak w/gravy, whipped potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, sliced pears.  Tuesday: call for meal.  Wednesday: roasted pork loin w/gray, rosemary seasoned More...

Inmate’s Suicide Leads To $7M Deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The family of a mentally ill woman who killed herself inside a Pennsylvania detention center in 2015 will receive $7 million after a lawsuit against the private company running the prison was settled, according to a lawyer h More...

Martin Proposes Sales Tax Exemption For Volunteer Fire Company Fundraisers

HARRISBURG -- Senator Scott Martin (R-13) introduced legislation recently that would allow volunteer fire companies to keep more of the money they generate during fundraisers.  More...

Voters Fill Open Spots On PA Appeals Courts

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FCMC Center For Advanced Medicine Open House Held

Fulton County Medical Center Board Chair Denny Buterbaugh welcomed the crowd that gathered at noon Nov. 11 to tour the Fulton County Medical Center’s newest addition. More...

PA Budget Package Hit By $200M Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Christmas In McConnellsburg Set For Dec. 1, 2

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s annual Christmas in McConnellsburg event takes place Friday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

State, Federal Tax Shifts Could Pack Nasty One-Two Punch

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Movement in Pennsylvania to slash school property taxes and Congress' bid to cut federal taxes could pack a nasty one- two punch to some taxpayers. More...

Suspect In Shooting Of Trooper Discharged From Hospital

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

Troopers Join National “Click It Or “Ticket” Campaign

Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections statewide in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign from November 20 thru December 3,2017.  More...

MHS Honor Roll

First Marking Period  All A Honor Roll  Grade nine: Kylie Brown, Madisyn Culler, Megan Fix, Alexis Hoover, Carson Knepper, Kyle Li, Colton Mellott, Brenna Skiles, Edward Wenschhof.  More...

Library News

This week’s free Friday movie will be held November 17 at 6:30 p.m., and is “Cars 3.” The December movie will be “Despicable Me 3” showing December 8. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll  Grade six: Cabe Batdorff, Linkyn Harmon, Andrew Mellott, Reagan Stolipher.  Grade seven: Elaina Brady, Dalton DeShong, Bryce Garland, Rielle Keefer, Logan Mellott, Molly Mellott, Landon Ramsey, Kyle Romig, Bryonna Ross, Ja More...

Penn State Payouts On Sandusky Abuse Claims Now Top $100 Million

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Rockhill Trolley Museum Holiday Events

The folks at the Rockhill Trolley Museum are very excited about doing their Polar Bear Express and Santa’s Trolley rides again this year and everyone is invited! More...

Marine Family Recognized

Five members of a county family were recognzied Saturday night at the United States Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday ball celebration held in Chambersburg at the Landis- McCleaf Detachment.  More...

Man Charged With DUI After Going To Vote A Day Early

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Philadelphia Zoo Euthanizes Popular Asiatic Black Bear

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – One of the Philadelphia Zoo’s most popular animals has died.  The zoo says Ben, an Asiatic black bear, was euthanized Wednesday. More...

GOP Loses Bid To Shield Communication Over Congressional Map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Indicted PA Mayor Elected To Fourth Term

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city won a fourth term Tuesday despite facing federal corruption charges that could land him in prison. More...

Man Kills Woman After She Rejects Marriage Proposal

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania man strangled a woman and then broke her neck, poked her eyes out and beat her with a hatchet after she rejected his marriage proposal.  More...