April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Weather Downs Power Lines

Valley Rural Electric Co-op employees work Monday morning to remove a fallen tree in Licking Creek that came down with a power line underneath it as a result of heavy rain Sunday evening into early M More...

Jockeying Begins As House Openings Fuel Leadership Shuffle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Changes are coming to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, due in large part to the pending departure of one of the most powerful elected officials in Harrisburg. More...

Forbes PSSA Test Ready

Forbes Road High School Principal Randy Gelvin reported at last Monday’s school board meeting that students are ready to succeed in Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing. More...

Topper Moves To Fix Act 39, Implement

Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) last week introduced House Bill 2263 to fix Act 39, the historic liquor legislation passed last session, by repealing the flexible pricing provision of the legislation.  More...

Penn State Extension, Ag Officials Look To Slow Spread Of Spotted Lanternfly

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Firefighters Hurt In Falls Battling Brush Fire

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Two firefighters were hurt in falls while battling a brush fire in central Pennsylvania, and two others were treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion.  More...

Starbucks CEO Apologizes To 2 Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The CEO of Starbucks Corp. More...

Teachers Get Bats As A Reminder To Fight Back In A Shooting

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail.  More...

MMS Honor Roll

ALL A HONOR ROLL  Grade six: Cabe Batdorff, Kinsey Brunner, Harrison Clary, Katie Daniels, Linkyn Harmon, Ethan Hopkins, Noah Mellott, Cruz Ortiz, Jessica Pryor.  Grade seven: Elaina Brady, Bryce Barland, Rielle Keefer, Brianna Kylor, Logan More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  April 9  Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold $1 to $2 lower. Slaughter Holsteins were not tested. Slaughter heifers sold steady to firm. Slaughter cows sold $3 to $5 lower. More...

The Cat In The Hat Put On A Show At MHS

Audiences entered the magical world of Dr. Seuss in this musical adaptation of his books on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 13, 14 and 15, as McConnellsburg High School entertained audiences in “Seussical The Musical.” More...

Dental Poster Winners

The third-grade students at Southern Fulton Elementary School recently participated in a poster contest for dental health awareness. The students did a great job with their posters. More...

PA Asks Counties To Replace Voting Systems By 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. More...

Dairy Princess Pageant Set For April 28

Are you a member of the agriculture community in Fulton County? Are you looking for something free for you and your family to do on Saturday, April 28? Well look no further! More...

CORE/FCMC Present Flag To Honor Organ Donors

April is National Donate Life Month and last Wednesday the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), along with Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC), hosted a flag presentation ceremony at noon in the hospital lobby to honor last year’s or More...

Community Members Explore Downtown Revitalization

PA Downtown Center leads meeting at Medical Center

The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation held a Revitalization Across America presentation last Thursday morning in hopes of helping to rejuvenate downtown McConnellsburg. More...

Mom Searching For Son Punches School Bus Driver

LOWER NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman searching for her young son punched a school bus driver because she mistakenly believed the child was on the empty bus.  More...

2 Troopers Accused Of Illegally Accessing Woman’s Facebook

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state trooper is accused of illegally accessing an ex-girlfriend’s Facebook account and giving information from it to a third party, and a second trooper is accused of conspiring to help him.  More...

Woman Ordered To Trial In Rape Allegations Against Troopers

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A woman charged with falsely accusing two state troopers of rape has been ordered to stand trial in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

MHS Honor Roll

ALL A HONOR ROLL  Grade nine: Mariah Christy, Alexis Hoover, Kyle Li, Colton Mellott, Brenna Skiles, Edward Wenschhof.  Grade ten: Lynneah Brady Donovan Garlock, Julia Lafferty, Aleah Lynch, Zada Lynch, Sydney Rezzetano, Maecy Richards, Cal More...

Library Corner

Penn State Fulton County Master Gardeners are hosting a community information seminar here at the library Tuesday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the community room to inform Fulton County residents about the spotted lanternfly. More...

Shearer Shortage Looms Over Sheep Farmers

DERRY, Pa. More...

Apple Co-founder Closing Facebook Account In Privacy Crisis

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history.  More...

Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Boy Walking With Loaded AR-15

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police say they have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was walking down a street with a loaded AR-15 rifle.  Police said Monday that the arrest happened during the weekend. More...

PA Democrat Conor Lamb Takes Oath, Joins House

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrat Conor Lamb has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress after winning a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania.  Members of the state’s congressional delegation escorted Lamb to the well of More...

Three Highway Workers Injured In I-80 Crash In PA

POCONO PINES, Pa. More...