January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Waterfall Road Barn Lost In Wednesday Blaze

A fire of unknown cause broke out at the horse barn of Ken and Karen Cornelius last Wednesday afternoon at their Waterfall Road residence in Taylor Township.  More...

Schmidt Community Trust Distributes $23,213

Library, Sportsman’s Youth, Economic Development Corp. recipients

Representatives from the Fulton County Library, Fulton County Sportsman’s Youth, and the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation met at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce office last Wednesday to receive funds from the Arthur and Ruth More...

CFSD Board Hears FCAVTS Update, Goals

The Central Fulton School Board met last Tuesday at its regularly scheduled board meeting to discuss the future of the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS), renew personnel, and monthly updates. More...

Local Winners At Farm Show

Local area winners at the Farm Show last week are listed below. An earlier listing appeared in last week’s issue.  More...

Officials Remove Medical Pot Registry From Police Computers

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  January 8  Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold mostly steady. Slaughter heifers $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter cows sold $1 to $2 lower. More...

Guards Sickened Were Looking For Illicit Substance

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say guards were searching for an illicit substance being smuggled into a western Pennsylvania jail when more than a dozen were sickened by some kind of airborne material over the past two days.  More...

FFA Members Receive Degrees And Other Awards At Farm Show

Two McConnellsburg FFA and Fulton County AVTS students received their Keystone FFA Degree January 8 at the FFA midwinter convention during the 102nd Farm Show. More...

AARP Tax Help Available

The 2018 income tax season is quickly approaching and the AARP Taxaide programs are again offering free tax return preparations. More...

Man Pinned By Huge Ice Chunk After Hitting It With Shovel

ERIE, Pa. More...

Scholarship Supports Young Agriculturalists With Nearly $100,000

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 28 college students with scholarships totaling $98,000 on Tuesday, January 9, at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

Wolf Turns To Disaster Emergency To Deal With Opioid Crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor was preparing to issue a declaration of disaster emergency Wednesday, hoping its additional tools will help the state respond to the expanding opioid addiction crisis.  More...

Dairy Princess Promotion Coming

Do you love dairy products like yogurt and ice cream? Do you want to have fun helping promote the industry that provides those great foods? Then we’ve got the team for you! More...

Local Governments Won’t Say What They’re Offering Amazon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon’s second headquarters. More...

OBGYN Services Now Available At Medical Center

Women in Fulton County will soon have additional healthcare services available to them, closer to home. Summit Women’s group is adding Dr. Christine Molloy to the team at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Commissioners Dispose Of Routine Agenda

Commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh and Rodney Mc- Cray met with several county department heads at their weekly meeting Jan. 9 to discuss a new hire, permits, reports, and manuals.  Effective Jan. More...

Junior Livestock Sale Tops Last Year’s Recordbreaker At 102nd PA Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – Records shattered once again when 423 animals grossed $376,121 – $6,700 above the 2017 total – at the annual junior livestock sale on Tuesday, Jan. More...

A Killer At 17, He Faces Life Outside Prison After 42 Years

YORK, Pa. (AP) – As Larry Markle was walking on Market Street in Harrisburg, an eerie feeling came over him. He looked out the corner of his eye. Someone, he thought, was behind him. His heart started to race. It was his shadow. More...

Penn State Student From North Carolina Found Dead

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Clearfield County 4-H Student Trains Rabbit To Victory Fifth Year Running

Harrisburg, PA - The arena was packed as spectators watched rabbits from all corners of the state leap their way through the Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Competition.  More...

Huntingdon Co.’s Anderson Sweeps Farm Show Breeding Sheep Show

Harrisburg, PA – It was a clean sweep of top honors in the wool breed sheep show at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show for Mikara Anderson of Three Springs, Huntingdon Co., with her Natural Colored-breed sheep.  Anderson’s fall ram lam More...

Centre County Man Wins Whoopie Pie Competition

Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – Jim Harper, Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre Co. More...

Officers Seize $22M In Cocaine Hidden In Furniture

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal customs officials in Philadelphia say they recently discovered more than 700 pounds (317 kilograms) of cocaine hidden inside bedroom furniture and kitchen cabinets that were shipped from Puerto Rico, making it the ar More...

Dauphin County Youth Bests 54 Entries in PA Preferred Cookie, Brownie, Bar Contest

Harrisburg, PA - Madison Shaw of Dauphin County won the 30th Annual PA Preferred™ Cookie, Brownie, and Bar Contest with her winning recipe for Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars from the Elizabethtown Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

“Teen Mom 2” Cast Member Arrested In Meth Lab Bust

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) – A man who once appeared in the MTV reality show “Teen Mom 2’’ has been charged with running a meth lab in Pennsylvania.  More...