October 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

Shuster, Father Attend Bill-signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. More...

Trauma Center Accreditation Granted To Fulton County Medical Center

Fulton County Emergency Services has announced that trauma center accreditation status has been granted to Fulton County Medical Center beginning November 1, 2018. “The mission of the Fulton County Medical Center Trauma More...

JLG Crew Helps Town Clean-Up

JLG’s Week of Good sends volunteer employees out to beautify and revitalize McConnellsburg. Picture taken along Rte. 30 by Chris Buterbaugh. More...

FRSD Gives Vo-Tech Update

Superintendent Mark Loucks presented a draft of an informative letter regarding the vo-tech program at the Forbes Road School District (FRSD) board meeting on Monday, October 1. Once completed, the letter will be mailed out to FRSD parents. More...

FFA/4-H Members Participate In Dairy Judging Forum

The annual FFA All American Dairy Judging Forum was held September 18 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Seven Warfordsburg FFA members and two Fulton County 4-H Dairy Club members participated in the happenings of the day.  More...

Red Cross Stresses Home Fire Preparedness During Fire Safety Week

Seven times each day, someone in the United States dies in a home fire. More...

House Votes To Phase Out Lawmakers’ Use Of State-leased Cars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers moved closer to eliminating one of their own perks Monday by voting to end their free use of state-leased vehicles. More...

PA To Toughen Gun Laws In Domestic Violence Cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Vo-Tech Spotlight

In the fall of her sophomore year of high school Chloe Rife chose to take part in the childcare program (now early childhood education) under Anjuli Barber at the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. More...

FFA Members Participate In The Big E Experience

During the month of June, seven Warfordsburg FFA members participated in the Pennsylvania FFA State Career Development Events. All members proved to be well learned in their competitions and represented the chapter with pride and integrity.  More...

Library Corner

With help from so many people, the library will have heat this winter! Saturday’s Fund the Furnace tea and auction, brain-child of Lin Henry, proprietress of Tickle Your Fancy, was a rousing success. More...

Man Shot During Argument Grabs Gun, Kills Him

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man shot and wounded during an argument grabbed the gun from the shooter and then fatally shot him.  More...

Postal Worker Leaves Mail On Side Of Road, Quits Job

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The U.S. More...

Meeting Set For Buchanan State Forest Resource Management Plan

The Bureau of Forestry is in the process of revising the Buchanan State Forest Resource Management Plan (Buchanan SFRMP). A district level SFRMP is written for each of the Bureau’s twenty forest districts across the state. More...

Livestock Market Reports

GREENCASTLE October 1   Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold mostly steady on a light test. Slaughter heifers sold steady. Slaughter cows sold $1 to $3 lower. More...

Completes Training

Derek Worthing, Wells Tannery, graduated September 28, 2018, from Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago, Ill.  He received a ribbon for qualifying as a sharpshooter and one for enlisting during a time of war.  He is now stationed at Fort Sam Ho More...

Gordon Named D.L. Martin Employee Of The Month

The D.L. Martin Co. recognized Sam Gordon as employee of the month for September. Gordon lives in Mc- Connellsburg and has been with the company for two years. He is a machine operator in the CNC department.  More...

Suspected Tornado Hits Nursing Home, No Serious Injuries

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a tornado is believed to have struck a nursing home in northwestern Pennsylvania, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage. No serious injuries were reported.  More...

PA Receives State Grants For School Safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state senator from western Pennsylvania says there will be $154,000 in state grants going toward improving safety in local schools.  More...

Two More Tornadoes Confirmed In Pennsylvania

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The National Weather Service has confirmed the presence of at least two more tornadoes in Pennsylvania during a series of storms that also spawned a twister that prompted evacuation of a nursing home.  More...

Fund-A-Furnace Raises $6,400 For County Library

For new furnace

The Fulton County Library’s Fund-A-Furnace tea and auction raised nearly $6,400 at the Saturday evening event which began at 4 p.m. More...

First Ever Quilt Trail Road Rally Held Saturday

The Frontier Barn Quilt Trail and the Susquehanna Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) held the first Frontier Barn Quilt Trail Road Rally Saturday, October 6. More...

Peck Family To Hold Antique Tractor Display

Fulton County’s Fall Folk Festival is arriving soon. More...

F&M Trust Launches New Web site With .BANK Domain

F&M Trust last Wednesday launched a completely redesigned Web site which features a new domain – fmtrust.bank. F&M Trust is the first bank in South Central Pennsylvania to feature a .BANK domain. More...

Administration Announces New Online Bridge Tool

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced last week that the overall condition of state-maintained bridges has improved compared to January 2015. More...

Emaciated Child, Dead Woman Found Inside ‘Hoarding’ Home

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. More...

Police Reviewing Use Of Helicopter Over Penn State Tailgaters

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Red Cross Calls For Winter Heroes To Host Blood Drives And Save

Looming shortfall of blood drives could impair patient care

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. More...

FR Honors Hall Of Fame Recipient

Terry Brant, left, accepted the Forbes Road Hall of Fame plaque from Craig Cutchall, in honor of his grandmother, Mabel Brant. More...

No Shovel Thrown At Circus Camel That Injured 7

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a series of unfortunate events spooked a camel that bucked during an intermission at the Shrine Circus in Pittsburgh, injuring six children and an adult.  The investigation report released by police Friday says More...

Cemetery Case Puts Property Rights Issue Before High Court

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) – Rose Mary Knick makes no bones about it. More...

Mellott Recertified As Judge

Magisterial District Judge Wendy S. Mellott was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: baked ziti with meatballs, marinara sauce, cheese topping, caesar salad, garlic breadstick, mixed fruit salad.  Tuesday: ham sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, More...

Hersheypark Set For New ‘Hypercoaster’

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Hersheypark will get a new roller coaster that officials say will be the park’s “tallest, longest, fastest and sweetest’’ ever.  More...

From General Store To Antiques, Store Survives Test Of Time

GRADYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Communities are often defined on the stability of their local businesses. More...

Tornado Hits Nursing Home

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a tornado is believed to have struck a nursing home in northwestern Pennsylvania, blowing a roof off one building and causing moderate to heavy damage. No serious injuries were reported. More...

Gas Line Rupture Sparks Fire In PA; 1 Worker Hurt

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) – A construction crew repairing a water line accidentally struck a gas main in western Pennsylvania, sparking a fire that injured one worker.  More...