January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

FFA Members Honored With Jackets At State Farm Show

The Monday of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show was another snowy and wintery day. As the snow fell, Warfordsburg FFA members participated in and enjoyed the sights, sounds, and the awesome food throughout the Farm Show Complex.  More...

Boro Re-elects Buterbaugh As President

Reorganizes for 2018

McConnellsburg Borough Council members met at their first monthly meeting of the new year last Wednesday to discuss council reappointments. More...

Sportsman’s League Begins Member Drive

Invites more young people to join

The Fulton County Sportsman’s League (FCSL) is starting its annual membership drive this month, in hopes of attracting new members to help with its mission of spreading education and awareness about local wildlife.  The league’s goal More...

Lawmakers Face 2018 Agenda

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Medical Marijuana Conflicts With Gun Laws

BALTIMORE (AP) _A person who receives treatment through Maryland's new medical marijuana program may have to surrender his or her right to own a gun.  The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that concerns are growing over how federal gun laws will imp More...

PA Turnpike Toll Increase Takes Effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Motorists who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are now seeing higher tolls.  A 6 percent increase for cash and E-ZPass took effect Sunday. More...

MES Character Counts Students Recognized

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...

2 In 5 Municipalities Ban Mini-casino Before License Auction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – About 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s municipalities are banning a new mini-casino allowed under a two-monthold state law expanding casino style gambling. More...

Ambulance Carrying Officer From Fire Collides With Tow Truck

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. More...

State Agencies Fielded Hundreds Of Sex Misconduct Complaints

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state government agencies fielded 339 reports of alleged sexual harassment over a recent fiveyear period, according to data released Tuesday.  More...

Butter Sculpture Depicts Careers In Agriculture From Farm To Table

Harrisburg, PA - A sculpture carved from a half-ton of butter depicting the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture – specifically careers and roles that support the dairy industry – was unveiled today at the 102nd Farm Show.  More...

Driver’s Centers Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15 More...

Juniata County Woman Wins PA Farm Show Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Harrisburg – In the search for Pennsylvania’s best apple pie, five judges tasted 73 entries, ultimately selecting Lucinda Donough of Port Royal, Juniata County, as winner of the Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday, Jan. More...

Dimoff Appointed District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania S. Eugene Herritt has appointed Gregory A. Dimoff, of Mount Union, the District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District 34.  More...

Bald Eagle Livestream Returns To Nest

HANOVER, Pa. More...

Guest Speaker

Pastor Harold Yeager, St. Thomas, will be preaching at Knobsville Church of the Brethren January 21 for the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  All are welcome to attend. For more information call the Elliotts at 717 987 3935.   More...

PA Shuts Down Construction On Sunoco Gas Pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

York County Gilt Reigns Supreme At 2018 PA Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to the Berkshire, bred and owned by Gregory Innerst of Innerst Berkshires from Red Lion, York Co., on Saturday, January 6, at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

Civil War Historian Re-examines Burning Of Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The armies fighting the American Civil War scrapped civility in 1864 in the pastoral countryside of the Shenandoah and Cumberland valleys.  U.S. More...

State, Counties, Cities Set Most Records Requests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Fire Claims Two Needmore Homes Over Frozen Weekend

A fire was reported at 6:19 p.m. Thursday night at a vacant house in the 300 block of Pleasant Grove Road in Needmore. More...

Public Encouraged To Recognize #WearBlueDay January 11

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards has announced that the department has signed the U.S. More...

Career Development Program Award Certificates Of Achievement

Employment and Training Inc. More...

Bedford County Historical Society To Present “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m., at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob (BCHS, 2nd Floor), 6441 Lincoln Highway, Bedford. There will be a brief membership meeting. More...

Court Sessions Held

The following cases were heard in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, January 2, with Judge Angela R. Krom presiding.   Jessie Michelle Mc- Quade appeared for ARD. More...

Priest Gets 8 Months In Prison For Embezzling $500,000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The rector of a retirement home for Roman Catholic priests who was convicted of embezzling a half-million dollars has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison.  Authorities say Monsignor William Dombrow spent th More...

PA Gives Approval To First Medical Pot Dispensary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania officials on Thursday announced the first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary in the state to begin providing the drug once it becomes available from a licensed grower. More...

Adams County Cidery Takes Best Of Show In Inaugural PA Farm Show Cider Competition

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Farm Show welcomed a new competition this year, inspired by Pennsylvania’s rapidly growing cider industry. More...

Remains Of WWII Marine To Return To PA

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania Marine who was killed in the Pacific during World War II is returning home.  The Times-Tribune reports the remains of Pfc. More...

Girls Scouts Celebrate Next Century Of Entrepreneurs With Cookie Season

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) enters the next century of Girl Scout cookies. More...

Mummers Parade Goes On As Planned Despite Cold

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Thousands of marchers have braved bone-chilling temperatures and wind chills to take part in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade, the oldest continuous folk parade in the country. More...

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Harlan and Jennifer (Morton) Deshong of Harrisonville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 14, 2018.   They are pictured above on their wedding day and today.   More...

DAR College Scholarship Applications Information

The Franklin County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards three $1,000.00 college scholarships to any senior boy or girl from Franklin or Fulton County high schools. More...

Library Corner

Please note that the library will be closed Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  More...

Winter Care For Older Adults

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather. This includes hypothermia, frostbite and falls in the ice and snow. More...

PA Coal Mine To Close, Costing Nearly 400 Jobs

MT. MORRIS, Pa. More...