April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Waite Historian Of The Year

Fulton County Heritage Days June 14 and 15

NEWS EDITOR  Fulton County Historical Society bestowed its greatest honor last Thursday night naming Naomi Waite the recipient of the coveted Historian of the Year award.  More...

Unemployment Rate Mostly Unchanged

County ranked 54 out of 67 in January

STAFF WRITER  Preliminary unemployment data for February released last week showed the unemployment rate in the county rising by four-tenths of a percentage point. More...

Mount Zion Honors Area Students

National Honor Society annual dinner last Saturday

NEWS EDITOR  Recognizing area students for their academic achievements, members of Mount Zion Lodge #774, McConnellsburg, convened Saturday night for their annual National Honor Society dinner program.  More...

Students Raise $740 For Weston Rock

On Friday, March 28, Central Fulton’s eighth-grade Character Education class held a dodgeball tournament to help raise money for a little 1-year-old boy, Weston Rock. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities for April at Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center are as follows:  April 10: Newburg trip, 7 a.m.  April 11: bingo at 9:30 a.m.  April 14: bingo at 9:30 a.m.  April 15: Cumberland trip at 7 a.m.; nutrition class for seniors a More...

Warfordsburg FFA Members Moving On To Regionals

Three Warfordsburg FFA members proudly represented their chapter at the Bedford, Blair and Fulton County FFA area public speaking competition April 1.  More...

Corbett Announces Hundreds Of Additional Projects

18,000 new jobs expected this year

Harrisburg – Delivering on his promise that Pennsylvania will quickly realize benefits from the state’s transportation plan, Gov. More...

Man Finds Antique Baseball Cards In Ceiling

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The collection of old baseball cards fell from the rafters in a cloud of soot.  They were in bad shape, some so blackened that I could not tell the player’s team, let alone his name. More...

Lifters Compete

Lifters from Bucks Body Shop competed in a benchpress competion Saturday, April 5, in Winchester, Va., held by Weightlifting Unlimited. More...

PennDOT Encourages All To Save Lives Through Organ Donation

Harrisburg – PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by registering to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month in April.  More...

Direct-mail Firm Adding 100 PA Jobs

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. More...

Resolution Of Respect

HANN  WHEREAS as it has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst Mrs. More...

New Transportation Plan Helps Clear Way For Start Of 174 Projects

State College – Pennsylvania’s transportation plan, Act 89, is helping clear the way for the start of 51 projects in PennDOT’s North Central and South Central regions, District Executives Kevin Kline and Thomas A. More...

Senior Center Holds Mic Night

Last month at Warfordsburg Senior Center there were 18 musicians entertaining a packed house at Mic Night. More...

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

It’s an incredibly tragic fact that nearly five children die every day in America from abuse and neglect. Neglect is the most frequent form of child abuse. More...

Pennsylvania Finalizes 2014 Transit Projects

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Southern Fulton Art Fest Draws Large Crowd

The Southern Fulton art festival hosted more than 300 guests from the community on Sunday and exhibited over 800 pieces of student artwork from grades K- 12. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value:  Helen V. Knepper by James S. Knepper to Donald R. More...

Philly Police: Tot, 2, Kills Sister

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police believe a 2- year- old got hold of a loaded gun in a bedroom and fired the shot that killed an 11-year-old sister.  Police say the fatal bullet struck the girl’s shoulder and then traveled to h More...

High School Jackets Displayed

Some of the memorabilia on display at the Fulton County All-Sports Museum, which comprises three former classrooms in the old McConnellsburg High School that houses the museum and Alumni Community Ce More...

Candidate Lang To Host Meet And Greet

Josh Lang, Republican candidate for state representative, will host a meet and greet on Friday, April 11, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Lowest Number Of Traffic Deaths Ever

Harrisburg – The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, Penn-DOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today.  More...

Dog Wardens Conducting Checks In Fulton County

Dog wardens will canvass homes in Fulton County throughout April and May to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, peaches.  Tuesday: special meal.  Wednesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, cake.&n More...

Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait will be promoted. More...

Woman Pays $200 Bill With Coins, Town Says No More

ERIE, Pa. More...

Court Session Held April 1

Judge Carol L. More...

Row Over Man Sparks Rat Retaliation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation.  Investigators said an ongoing dispute over a man escalated late Wednesday, when a woman in her 20s, her mother and a More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  High School Lunch  Monday, April 14: chicken parmesan on a bun, cheeseburger on a bun, baked beans, fresh celery sticks, diced peaches, choice of milk.  More...

PennDOT Will Hold Annual Outreach Session

Overview of this construction season and future projects

Hollidaysburg– The 2014 Transportation Outreach meeting for Fulton County will be held Thursday, April 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m., at the Fulton County Maintenance Building, 22907 Great Cove Road, in McConnellsburg.  More...

Marriage License

Jerome Roberts, 45, Mc- Connellsburg, and Elizabeth Ann Davis, 47, McConnellbsurg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Man Gets Prison For Firing Bottle Rocket

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Store Featured In Ford Film ‘Witness’ Closing

INTERCOURSE, Pa. (AP) – A century-old Pennsylvania grocery store featured in the Harrison Ford movie “Witness” has closed its doors.  The owner of W.L. More...

Military Drone Crashes Near Fort Indiantown Gap

JONESTOWN, Pa. More...

PA To Collect $224M In Gas Drilling Fees

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s new “impact fee” on the booming natural gas drilling industry is expected to generate $224.5 million from wells in 2013, up 10 percent over last year, Gov. More...

MHS’s “Grease” Struck Like Lightening

Audiences took a trip back to the 1950s to Rydell High School March 20, 21, 22 and 23 as Mc- Connellsburg High School traveled down life’s highway, along with the community, in the production of “Grease.”  More...

House Leaders Impose Ban On Most Cash Gifts

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawmakers Push EPA For More Time On Water

ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) – Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider its plan to assert regulatory authority over many of the nation’s streams and wetlands. More...

Pa. Man Gets 3-10 Years For Fatal DUI Crash

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania teen is headed to state prison after admitting that he was driving under the influence of marijuana when he struck and killed a female jogger.  More...