Local and State

After A Year, Omicron Still Driving COVID Surges And Worries



A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency physician Dr. Nicholas Vasquez said his hospital admitted a growing number of chronically ill people […]

PA Wine And Spirits Hits New Sales Record Of $3 Billion



Pennsylvania residents’ taste for wine and spirits keeps growing, setting a new total sales record of over $3 billion. State control over those sales has meant a boost in state revenue. Operating expenses have been trimmed over the last five years, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board explained in its annual report. “In fiscal year 2021-22, the PLCB achieved total sales […]

Woman Convicted Of Storming Pelosi’s Office In Jan. 6 Attack



WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right “Groyper” extremist movement was convicted Monday of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Riley June Williams was found guilty of six federal counts, including civil disorder. But […]

Santa At Historical Society Museum

Santa and the Fulton County Historical Society welcome all to the FCHS Museum Annex on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 211 Lincoln Way East for a display of holiday cheer and history.

Totem Pole Playhouse Presents “A Christmas Carol”


Totem Pole Playhouse in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre will present Thunderbird Limited’s original adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Carl Schurr & Wil Love December 9 at 7:30 p.m., at Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The production will run with limited performances until Dec. 18. Featuring 34 actors, young and old will grace the stage in a myriad […]

Pennsylvania’s Low Unemployment Rate Masks Bigger Problems



A low unemployment rate in Pennsylvania reflects a tight labor market, but too much emphasis on one statistic can obscure the struggles of the state economy. Pennsylvania’s “extraordinarily tight” labor market has meant an unemployment rate of 4%, the lowest since 1976. While that’s good news for anyone who wants a job or a raise, it’s not necessarily an indication […]

MHS Band Wraps Up Parade Season

The McConnellsburg Spartan marching band will wrap up its season at the Carlisle Christmas parade Thursday, December 2. The band had a very busy fall season starting with the Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade October 16 (not judged). They marched in the Mount Union parade (not judged) October 27, and the Mercersburg Halloween parade Oct. 31, placing second. The band […]

Teen Charged After Girl Receives Video About Possible Murder

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania youth is facing a criminal homicide charge after another teen reported receiving a video from him saying he had just killed someone and showing “the legs and feet of someone covered in blood.” Bensalem police said the girl’s mother called 911 Friday to report a possible murder and saying that her […]

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a nationwide movement to cover all veterans’ graves with wreaths during the holiday season. There will be memorial services held across the country at more than 1,700 locations. Gather as a nation to remember. The nation has always been first to stand up for the freedom of the people around the world. There will be a […]

Inflation Gives Pay Raise Gift



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Inflation is gift-wrapping another big salary increase for hundreds of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2023, including boosting rank-and-file lawmakers and district judges into six-figure territory. For many of these positions, it’s the biggest increase since the 1990s, when lawmakers passed legislation to give themselves annual salary increases by tying them […]


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