August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Grows Giant, Unique Shaped Potato

Ross Walters of Hustontown harvested this 3 1/2-pound sea turtle-shaped Kennebeck potato in his garden Aug. 16. The unique root vegetable was the only potato the plant produced. More...

Free Adult Ed Offered

In McConnellsburg

Fulton County has a new adult education program thanks to funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. More...

Kids Get Free School Supplies

Emmett Doyle, 5; Landyn Doyle, 3; and Drake Doyle, 6, arrive with their mother and grandmother bright and early to pick up their free school supplies at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Aug. 17. More...

Man Dies In Farming Accident After Tractor Rollover

CLEARVILLE, Pa. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown Senior Center for the rest of August is as follows:  August 27: club meeting at 10:30 a.m.  August 28: Ameriahealth presentation at 9:30 a.m.  August 29: games at 10:30 a.m.  August 30: exercise at 10:30 a More...

Police Focus On The Pros, Cons Of Body Cameras

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Gun – check. Badge – check. Body camera – check.  Clipping a video camera to his chest is not something Central Bucks Regional police Cpl. More...

Rare Nickel Sells For $4.5 Million At Auction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction.  Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association’s World&rs More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: beef stroganoff w/gravy, buttered bowties, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, fresh seasonal fruit.  Tuesday: meatball subs, pasta salad, dessert.  Wednesday: stuf More...

Gobin Presented Navy Award

Hal M. More...

Receives Scholarship

Kellyn Perry received a scholarship sponsored by Fulton County Association of School Retirees during the recent graduation services at McConnellsburg High School.  Perry will attend Wilson College, Chambersburg, majoring in health and physical e More...

Unemployment Rate Hits New Post-recession Low

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Penn National Seeks First PA Sports Betting Permit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

History On The German-born Inventor Of Old Bay

BALTIMORE (AP) – As crab season peaks, it’s time to revisit the remarkable life of Gustav Brunn.  Born in 1893 in southern Germany, Brunn worked in Europe as a spice merchant, selling seasoning to sausage makers, according to histori More...

$20,000 Reward Offered For Man Accused Of Threatening Trump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials.  More...

Shrine Circus Entering Its 69th – And Perhaps Last – Year

PITTSBURGH (AP) – ust less than a month to go before Pittsburgh’s annual Shrine Circus, fans are snapping up tickets quicker than usual.  More...

SLIP Program Provides College Students With Employment

What is SLIP? More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities for September at Warfordsburg Senior Center are as follows:  September 3: closed.  September 4: Wii league bowling at 9 a.m.; nickel bingo at 10:30 a.m.  September 5: grocery bingo at 10:30 a.m.  September 6: ring toss More...

Ex-prosecutor Who Helped Drug Dealers For Sex Gets Probation

BEDFORD, Pa. More...

PA Tees Up Sorts Bets, Not In Time For NFL Season

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Sports betting is teed up in Pennsylvania, but it won’t be up and running for the Sept. More...

Governor Declares Disaster After Recent PA Floods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Gov. More...

Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped In Sinkhole

OLD FORGE, Pa. (AP) – Firefighters in northeastern Pennsylvania rescued a dog trapped in a sinkhole.  WNEP-TV reports Tom Borthwick was getting ready to cut the grass at his Old Forge home when he saw a sinkhole on his property. More...

Library Corner

Note to patrons: Regular Saturday hours begin August 25 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Good Turnout At McConnellsburg August Open Mic Night

McConnellburg Senior Center held an Open Mic August 13 with a great turnout of 17 players and singers and a wonderful audience of friends. More...

Taxpayers Foot Bill For PA Politician’s Car Wrecks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania state representative has had three car accidents in three years – with repairs and insurance claims covered by state taxpayers, records show. More...

Donates Hair To Pantene

Jackson Sharpe, son of Jason and Tracy Sharpe, Harrisonville, donated a foot-long ponytail of his hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for someone in need. Jackson is the fourth person in his family to donate his hair to such a great cause. More...

Child Riding Bicycle Hit By Train, Fown To Hospital

DAWSON, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a child riding a bicycle on railroad tracks in western Pennsylvania was struck by a train.  Emergency dispatchers in Fayette County said the child was hit shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dawson.  More...