Medical Center Posts $2.1M Profit

Fulton County Medical Center held a state-of-the company meeting on Monday evening and announced financial figures that would be the envy of any hospital, small or large, in a continued sluggish economy with unsteady employment rates. The county’s 88-bed critical access hospital and skilled nursing facility posted an operating profit of $2.1 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year. An increase […]

Bear Season Opens Here

Local man bags 595-pound bruin, one of 7 taken here

NEWS EDITOR Having only hunted bears for the last five or six years, Maurice Younker admits he’s “not a big bear hunter.” Saturday morning, which marked the season opener of the statewide four-day black bear season, may have been a turning point for the 75-year-old Fulton County man as he was one of a only handful of individuals to harvest […]

Lexie Shore First Female Grad At Aeronautics School

Hustontown woman will be certified aviation maintenance technician

NEWS EDITOR A Hustontown woman will make history next month as the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ first-ever female graduate from its Hagerstown, Md., campus. Looking back at the last 16- months, 19-year-old Lexie Shore said she has “no regrets” in taking the leap of faith that will undoubtedly lead to a promising and fruitful career as a certified aviation maintenance […]

Corbett Signs Transportation Bill

Support fuels needed bridge, road repairs and upgrades; funds transit systems

Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law House Bill 1060, Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades. The transportation package will keep Pennsylvania safe and economically competitive by investing an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion into the state’s roads and bridges by the fifth year of the plan and providing funding for transit systems across the state. Corbett […]

SF Hints At Future Special Ed Concerns

Special education needs will likely affect budget

NEWS EDITOR Southern Fulton School Board and administrators heard from their special education director last week on future concerns as they relate to their special education program and how those concerns could in turn affect their budget. Diane Younker opened her informative presentation on special education last Tuesday night with an overview of the origins of special education and how […]

Energy Company Pleads Guilty To Eagle Deaths

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) – The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms. The Obama administration has championed pollution-free wind power and used the same law […]

PennDOT Specifies Facts Of Transportion Funding

As the impact of the state’s Transportation Funding plan is discussed, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch urges that these facts be referenced: The financing phases in over a five-year period. It is misleading to ignore this fact when gauging the plan’s impact. The plan does not include an immediate increase of 28 cents per gallon, as has been reported. Such […]

Farmers Applaud Transpor tion Bill Passage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s leading farm advocacy group is applauding the passage of a $2.3 billion transportation funding plan by the state Legislature. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau president Carl Shaffer says the transportation department’s added weight restrictions to bridges in August forced some farmers to drive longer routes to deliver corn and soybeans during the fall harvest. Shaffer says the […]

McNear To Face Drug Delivery Allegations

Criminal cases continued

A McConnellsburg man was granted a continuance last Tuesday and as a result will be appearing in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas in the coming weeks to answer to allegations of drug delivery. Antonio Everett McNear of 431 Woodside Drive will be arraigned in the near future on two criminal cases that involve a total of four counts […]

Honey Helping To Heal Injured Sea Turtles

THE SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Most sea turtles live out their lives, which can span a century, without ever encountering a honey bee. But others, namely those that end up as patients at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, owe their lives to bees. That’s because the center treats sea turtles with honey. While not always the first […]