October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Democrats Gather Ahead Of November 7 Election

Hold annual fall banquet Saturday

Fulton County Democrats gathered at McConnellsburg Firehall for their fall banquet Saturday evening, just less than a month before the Nov. 7 election, to discuss new and incumbent Democatric candidates running for office.  More...

Central Fulton OKs Senior Class Trip

Hears student season pass to games proposal

Central Fulton School District held its monthly school board meeting last Tuesday and gave the McConnellsburg High School Class of 2018 approval to take a class trip in March. More...

New Historical Society Publications

The Fulton County Historical Society has started a project to scan all the high school yearbooks published in Fulton County. Many families did not purchase yearbooks for all their children so this is an opportunity to own a complete set.  More...

2016 County Audit Reports No Findings

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Pete Lynch, and Rodney McCray held a weekly meeting last Tuesday that included a discussion with county auditors Rebecca Kendall, Ellen Wagner, and Penny Kipp about the county’s 2016 audit.  Their audit, along wi More...

Sorority News

The third quarter of the year found Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, preparing for the Fulton County Fair Queen pageant during July. Businesses were solicited for prizes after the lone application was received. More...

Homeland Security Extends REAL ID Enforcement Grace Period For PA

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a REAL ID enforcement grace period through January 22, 2018, which means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities through a More...

Court Session Held

These cases were heard at the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas court session held Tuesday, October 3, with Judge Shawn D. Meyers presiding.  More...

PA Must Do Better Cybersecurity Job, Watchdog Says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s auditor general says a survey of nearly 1,000 school districts and municipalities finds that most do not employ a cyber security professional or consult with one. More...

Son Faces Charges For Allegedly Attacking His Mayor Mother

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A 30- year-old man charged with physically attacking his mother – the mayor of a Pennsylvania city – is on leave from his $52,000-a-year city job.  The attorney for Brandon Anderson Sr. More...

Woman Sentenced To 18 To 40 Years In Slaying Of Father

BEDFORD, Pa. More...

60 Cats Removed From Home Now Up For Adoption

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

FedEx Looking To Hire 500 Seasonal Workers In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The shipping giant FedEX says it is looking to hire 500 people for seasonal positions in Harrisburg.  WHTM-TV reports jobs the jobs include package handler and support positions. More...

Fulton County Christmas Art Contest

The Fulton County Fair Board of Directors is starting plans for this year’s Festival of Lights. As a part of the celebration, the board would like to have an art contest for county youths. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: roasted turkey w/gravy, whipped potatoes w/chives, sliced carrots, white bread, spice cake w/icing .  Tuesday: Milky Way for lunch.  Wednesday: breaded chicke More...

Public Invited To Vote For “Fan Favorite” Of “Paint the Plow” Contest

Hollidaysburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting the public to choose the “Fan Favorite” of the District 9 “Paint the Plow” contest by “liking” their favorite in the contest p More...

Trump Order Could Mean Bigger Rate Increase In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. More...

Pennsylvania Explores New Territory In Budget Fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s deficit-riddled finances are in new territory, as Democratic Gov. More...

Fulton County Historical Society Opens Museum Annex For Festival

Fulton County Historical Society will open its new museum annex, the former G.C. Murphy store building, at 211 Lincoln Way East, Mc- Connellsburg, Friday, October 20, 2017, during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival.  More...

Helipad Reopened At Medical Center

FCMC Emergency Services recently reopened the helipad at the Medical Center after being temporarily shut down due to construction. More...

Forbes Students Participate In The Annual Paint The Plow Competition

Fifteen students at Forbes Road School District participated in the annual Paint the Plow contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). More...

Heming Recertified As Magisterial District Judge

Magisterial District Judge Tamela M. Heming 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...

Public Defender Clerk Charged With Possessing Crack Cocaine

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania public defender’s clerk has been charged with possessing crack cocaine after police say she drove a drug dealer to an undercover buy and was found with the drugs on her purse.  More...

PA Gets 2nd Treasury Loan To Make Payments On Time

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Treasury is extending a five-day, $700 million credit line to tide over the state government’s deficit-ridden finances.  More...

Man Gets 10 To 20 Years In Fatal Head-on Crash During Chase

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in a fatal head-on crash that Pennsylvania authorities said occurred as he was fleeing from police at high speed two years ago.  More...

School Cancels Classes Due To Lice Outbreak

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Library Corner

The Fulton Fall Folk Festival brings lots of activity back to the library! Last year at this time, the library was still undergoing renovations that displaced a lot of previous activities. More...

Bedford Co. Historical Society To Present Reenactment

Of formation of 5 18th Century townships

The Bedford County Historical Society will present a re-enactment Sunday, Oct. More...

Federal Trade Commission Announces National Crackdown On Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro, working with the Federal Trade Commission and 11 other attorneys general, has announced a coordinated federal-state initiative targeting student loan debt relief scams. More...

Historical Society Cancels Cemetery Tours After Complaints

MONONGAHELA, Pa. More...

Woods And Words Are Perfect Combination For Hiker/Author

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – Some mothers coax their kids to bed by reading them a story.  It was the opposite for Gary Sizer when he was growing up. More...

Wolf Administration Launches Social Media Campaign To Educate Teen Driver Challenges

Harrisburg, PA –The Wolf Administration announced last week a combined effort, led by PennDOT and supported by other state agencies and safety partners, to educate motorists on challenges facing teen drivers through a social media campaign duri More...