May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Persistence Leads To Civil War Veteran’s Headstone

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Meek Mill Loses Suit Over Police Stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill lost his civil-rights case against city police Thursday over a 10- hour traffic stop that he called racially motivated.  More...

Unemployment Rate Stagnant

Fulton ranked 55 out of 67 in March

STAFF WRITER  Preliminary unemployment data for March released last week brought more of the same in terms of jobless figures in the county. The unemployment rate for March was 7.5 percent, up slightly from 7.4 percent in February.  More...

Heroin Overdose Leads To Arrest

Andrew Doyle charged in drug possession, distribution case

NEWS EDITOR  A McConnellsburg man was arrested Friday afternoon on “drug possession and distribution” allegations after Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to Fulton County Medical Center to investigate a reported heroin overdo More...

Art Project Uses Potholes For Inspiration

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Corbett Backs Marijuana Extract Treatment For Kids

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

PA Insurance Sign-ups Double Since Feb.

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New 511PA Application Puts Traveler Information in Drivers’ Hands

Harrisburg – People traveling through Pennsylvania can now get better traffic information before and during a trip with PennDOT’s new, free 511PA mobile application.  More...

Police Seek Thief Who Stole $500, $1,000 Bills

SHARON, Pa. ( AP) – Whose picture is on the U.S. $500 bill? More...

Rifle Club Kicks Off Youth Shoots

The Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club kicked off its opening week of youth shoots on Friday, May 2, at the club grounds located north of McConnellsburg off McGoverns Lane. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

It took three tries, but the first event in a six-race series for wingless Super Sportsman finally happened. The first two times this race was scheduled it was rained out. More...

McCbg. Schools To Present Concert

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School bands will perform their annual spring band concert Tuesday evening, May 13, in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. There is no cost for this concert, though donations will be gladly accepted.  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jamey Franklin De- Shong, 29, Shippensburg, and Danielle Ladonna Mc- Clain, 25, Shippensburg.  Shawn Jeffrey Croissette, 26, Annapolis, Md., More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs:  Thursday, May 22: 11 a.m., Lakeside Tales. More...

Western Pa. Beer Advocate Brews Fort Pitt Comeback

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mark Dudash, the Upper St. Clair attorney who reintroduced Duquesne Beer four years ago, is resurrecting another blast-from-the-past Pittsburgh beer. Fort Pitt is it.  More...

NVFC Visits Christian School

A group of eight volunteers from Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. crossed the road April 21 to visit with the elementary students at Fulton County Community Christian School.  More...

Several Inches Of Rainfall Drench Much Of Pa.

Unusually heavy rains drenching much of Pennsylvania from a slow-moving storm have led to flooding, road closures and flight delays.  The National Weather Service said flood watches are remaining in effect through Thursday morning across most of More...

Natural Gas Industry Plans Rally

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The largest natural gas industry group in the region is helping to organize a rally in Pennsylvania’s capital to show support for the industry.  More...

Democrats Move To Pre-empt Lame-duck Session

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawmakers and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett face a mountain of work in the coming months, including the budget and a fall session leading up to the November election.  More...

DEEDS

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:  Keith A. Grimmett by Betty Grimmett to Bradley S. More...

‘Financially Distressed’ Cities Seek Exit

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  DUQUESNE, Pa. More...

SFHS Wins Envirothon

While the day was cold and rainy, teams from several local schools braved the elements to compete in the 2014 Franklin/Fulton County Envirothon competition held April 29. More...

Third Annual Strawberry Stampede 5K Run/Walk

The third annual Strawberry Stampede 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 14, in Mc- Connellsburg in conjunction with the Strawberry Festival.  More...

FCHS Museum/Heritage Days Volunteers To Meet

The summer season for the Historial Society museum begins Thursday, May 15, with a meeting of the volunteers who are helping at the museum and the Heritage Days re-enactment site. More...

Dad Gets 6-23 Months In PA Weapons Case

READING, Pa. (AP) – A man convicted of helping his son get a firearm found on the son’s body following a shootout that killed both the younger man and a deputy sheriff was sentenced Monday to six to 23 months in prison.  More...

Bags First Turkey

Ethan Mellott, 10, son of Brian and Brandi Mellott, bagged his first turkey Saturday, May 3, at 6:30 a.m. He was hunting with his dad on the family property. More...

Beam Falls From Philly Building; No One Injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials in Philadelphia are trying to find out why a 25- foot beam fell from a Center City building to the sidewalk overnight. More...

Court Session Held April 29

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, April 29, at the Fulton County Courthouse.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pineapple, cookie. Tuesday: special meal. More...

Peach Festival Vendors Needed

Applications are now available for craft and homebased business vendors for the 2014 Peach Festival Saturday, August 16. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Fort Loudon community grounds.  More...

McCbg. Senior Center Activities

Activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center for the month of May are as follows:  May 8: couch potato exercises and low-impact aerobics.  May 9: Altoona breakfast at Bob Evans, Logan Valley Mall, 7 a.m.  May 13: no meal. More...

Gordon Commissioned And Graduated

Justin Levi Gordon, Mc- Connellsburg, was one of 14 Penn State Army ROTC cadets who received commissioning recognition Friday, December 20, 2013, earning the rank of second lieutenant.  His parents, Brent and Rita Gordon, were proud to pin Justi More...

Community Picnic Planned

A free community picnic will be held Saturday, May 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at Lions Park. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy good food, have fun with games for all and enjoy music by Guilford Station, a gospel bluegrass band.  More...

Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Breakfast  Monday, May 12: bagel with spreads or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk.  Tuesday, May 13: breakfast pizza or assorted cereals with toast, assorted More...

To Them, Collecting Perfume Bottles Makes ‘Scents’

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  PITTSBURGH (AP) – An eclectic collection of about 190 decades-old perfume bottles fills Kamie Schoonhoven’s Mt. More...

Wildfire Now Considered Arson

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry officials say a wildfire that burned about 1,000 acres of forest land near the Maryland border was likely intentionally set.  More...

PA Fights Paying Sandusky’s Pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

PA Barn For Therapeutic Horses Destroyed

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Tractor Trailer Damages Pa. Covered Bridge

KIMBERTON, Pa. More...