March 14, 2019 RSS feed / Local & State

Wolf Wage Plan Is Too Aggressive

Opinion

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s renewed proposal for an increase in the state minimum wage, which seemed dead on arrival at the time of his 2019-20 budget address on Feb. More...

Nation’s Oldest Black College Has Plan To Address Money Woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The nation’s oldest historically black college, which has struggled with plummeting enrollment and financial woes in recent years, announced a plan last Tuesday to balance the school’s budget and lure new, top-ti More...

Cocaine, Meth On Rise In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Methamphetamine and cocaine use are on the rise in Pennsylvania while prescription drug and heroin deaths are leveling off in some areas, data that appears to reflect nationwide trends.  More...

Republicans Hold Spring Banquet

Hear candidates running in the May primary

The Fulton County Republican Party had a full house for its spring banquet March 2. Approximately 150 Republicans met at the McConnellsburg Firehall to dine, hear speakers, and meet the candidates running in this year’s election. More...

They Go After Suspected Pedophiles While Others Watch Online

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Many days, Brandi Lehrian wakes up to five or six text messages from men wishing her a good morning – and sometimes more. More...

Scouts Hold Blue & Gold Banquet

Needmore Cub Scout Pack 45 held its annual Blue & Gold banquet recently. More...

Attain Dean’s List

The following students have attained the dean’s list at Juniata College for the fall semester:  Wilhemina Jane Wilt, Waterfall, a junior studying English secondary education. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Warfordsburg senior center for March are:  March 18: 9 a.m. – Wii bowling starts; 10:30 a.m. – nutrition class.  March 19: trip to Kountry Kettle Restaurant.  March 20: 11 a.m. More...

FR To Present “The Little Mermaid”

Forbes Road High School will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid’ Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, in the school auditorium.  More...

State Bans Dispensaries From Joining Cannabis Festival

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Black Snake Make Surprise Visit To Needmore Home

A four-foot black snake paid Preston Weller a surprise late winter visit to his Needmore home the afternoon of March 5. More...

Prosecutor Hails Drop In PA OD Deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Federal prosecutors say overdose deaths are down sharply in western Pennsylvania, a positive development in fighting the opioid epidemic.  More...

Proposal Aims To Ease Government Efforts To Reclaim Records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

FCMC Spa Days To Focus On Mammograms

13 spa days scheduled over a year

Angela Shoemaker experienced a manicure for the first time at Fulton County Medical Center last year. It was part of the overall experience of Spa Days, which focuses on women’s health, specifically mammograms.  More...

NAEP Tests Forbes Road Grade Four

Elementary School Principal Maria Scott-Bollman informed the Forbes Road School Board at its monthly meeting March 5 that the National Assessment of Education (NAEP) recently visited the Forbes Road Elementary School. More...

Historical Society Dinner April 6

Mark calendars for Fulton County Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting Saturday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall.  More...

Drive Impaired This St. Paddy’s Day And It Will Cost You Plenty O’Green

Harrisburg, PA - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s highways. More...

State Grange Testifies On Milk Marketing Orders

The PA State Grange called on the PA Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) to set the over-order premium payment at $1 at its hearing March 8. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 4   Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold mostly $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold $2 to $3 higher. Slaughter heifers sold $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2 to $3 higher. More...

SF Students Hold Gifted Project

Southern Fulton Elementary gifted students approached their gifted teacher, Miss Adams, about doing some community service projects as part of their gifted curriculum objectives. More...

Library News

March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day around the world. Pi Day became an official national holiday in 2009 when the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation designating it as such. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: corned beef and cabbage, parsley potatoes, diced carrots, dinner roll, lime sherbert.  Tuesday: smokey barbecue burger topped with cheddar, barbecue sauce, crispy o More...

PA Imposes $1.5M Fine On Gas Pipeline Builder

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lottery Machines Spent Most Of The Day Down Due To Outage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lottery officials say many machines around Pennsylvania had been offline for most of the day due to a service outage.  More...

Jesse Topper Receives Honor

Local groups present Guardian of Victims’ Rights Award

Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania, which is aimed at providing equal rights to crime victims in Pennsylvania by ensuring constitutional protections, along with local victim service organizations announced that state Rep. More...