February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Love & Tea, A Fulton County Valentine

In honor of Valentine’s Day and Creative Romance Month, McConnellsburg business owner Lin Henry held a love letter writing contest at her shop, Tickle Your Fancy. More...

Clearing The Record

In a police report published in the Feb. 8 issue, the “News” incorrectly named the accused on second reference. More...

911 Radio Project Nears Completion

Commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney Mc- Cray met at their weekly meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss county recycling, Community Development Block Grants, (CDBG), and the 911 Radio Project.  More...

Forbes Road Elementary Named A Distinguished School

At their monthly meeting last Monday evening the Forbes Road School Board celebrated its elementary school’s new ‘distinguished’ status, discussed pilot classes, and addressed concerns regarding their all-call system. More...

Ballot Access Eased For Third-party Candidates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Third-party and independent candidates will have an easier time running for office in Pennsylvania following settlement of a longstanding federal lawsuit. More...

Farm Succession And Transition Workshop Set

PA Farm Link, in partnership with AgChoice Farm Credit, will hold a Farm Succession and Transition workshop in Chambersburg, on Thursday March 8, 2018, at Chambersburg Mennonite Church from 9:45 a.m. More...

After 20 Years, Inmate Says He Stabbed To Death Brother

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania inmate is admitting he killed his brother when they were teens two decades ago, pleading guilty to third-degree murder so that he could be released from prison in about a year.  More...

FFA State Officers Visit Forbes

On November 20, 2017, two Pennsylvania FFA state officers visited with Forbes Road FFA members. The two PA FFA state officers were reporter Philip Winklosky from Derry FFA, and Treasurer Brody Coolidge from Grand Canyon FFA. More...

2 Stabbed, Officer Assaulted During Eagles’ Parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s mayor on Friday praised fans for their largely peaceful revelry at the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade, noting only a few “small hiccups’’ during a celebration that included two stabbin More...

Bats Have Returned To PA Cavern System

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) – Officials at a Pennsylvania cave formation say bats have been observed hibernating there for the first time since a fungus nearly wiped out the state’s bat population.  More...

Legion Donations

Following is a list of donations by the American Legion for February:  Forbes Road Drama Club: $50.  McConnellsburg High School Musical (matching): $50.  Tuscarora Summer Camp bingo: $50.  Fulton County Fair Association: $50.  More...

Erie Breaks Winter Season Snowfall Record

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – It’s official – this is the snowiest winter season on record for the city of Erie.  A National Weather Service meteorologist tells The Erie Times-News that as of 1 p.m. More...

Metzgar, Topper Announce Farming Workshops

Reps. More...

Massive Gas Pipeline Project To Resume; Sunoco Fined

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Representative Jesse Topper Announces Re-election Bid

Pledges to continue to protect taxpayers and to represent strong conservative values

BEDFORD, PA – State Rep. Jesse Topper announced Monday his bid for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representative in the 78th District. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary election. More...

100-Year-Old Sales Rep Doesn’t Plan To Retire

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Working on a laptop computer in his office last week, Frank Whitesell retrieved an invoice for a customer who ordered some 2019 calendars. More...

SF Students Attend Chorus Festival

Ethan Pelton, Kadi Mellott, Lydia Hiller, Tavita Ah Loe and Colby Whiteside attended the PMEA District 4 Chorus Festival at Bald Eagle High School January 25-27. More...

Opioid Epidemic Has Addiction Revealed In Obituaries

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The toll opioid addiction took on Miranda Ferguson is evident when her mother flips through family photos. More...

Selected As National Youth Delegate

Brianna Waters, a student at Forbes Road High School, has been selected to represent Burnt Cabins, as a National Youth delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.  More...

SF Art Students Create Calendars

Pictured are members of Southern Fulton National Art Honor Society. More...

Library Corner

This Friday evening's movie is “Wonder,” which is based upon the bestselling juvenile fiction work by R. J. Palacio. Critics as well as audiences are raving about this heartwarming, well-acted movie. Don't miss it! More...

Retired Military Dog Buried With Full Military Honors

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) – A retired military dog has been buried with full military honors.  More...

Couple Finds Love After Lifetime Amid War And Peace

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – Before Nov. More...

Student Homelessness In Maryland County On The Rise

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – The number of homeless students in a Maryland county is expected to hit an all-time high by the end of the school year.  More...