March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Local & State

Food Basket Program Helps Kids, Families

Grow Eat Move serves K-sixth-grade kids

One hundred twenty children sway like wheat, crunch like celery, peel like bananas, milk giant cows and flap their arms like chickens.  More...

Medical Center Foundation Scholarship Deadline Set

Application deadline includes Russell C. McLucas, M.D., postgraduate scholarship

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation has announced its health careers scholarship deadline is April 8. More...

Lynch Announces Commissioner Run

A McConnellsburg man announced Tuesday he will be seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination during the spring election for the position of Fulton County commissioner.  More...

Wolf Tax Plan Differs A Bit From The Campaign Version

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Michael Eston 2015 Best New Country Artist

Named by New Music Weekly magazine

McConnellsburg’s own country music recording artist Michael Eston (Paylor) has been named New Music Weekly magazine’s Best New Country Artist of 2015.  More...

MES 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...

Revenue Up Despite Drop In Traffic Citations Amid Frein Hunt

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

$3 Billion Budget Gap Ball Bounces Into GOP Lawmakers’ Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The $3 billion ball is now in the Republicans’ court.  Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has sent his first budget proposal to the Legislature, and it has been roundly panned by Republicans who control both chambers. More...

Neighbor Heard Cries Of Baby Who Starved After Mom Died

MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) – A neighbor said he heard the cries of a 9-month-old boy who authorities believe later starved after his mother died of a possible overdose inside their Pittsburgh-area apartment.  More...

Parents, Doctors Confounded By New Peanut Allergy Advice

PITTSBURGH (AP) – As a nurse, Amber Williams was well aware of the medical recommendations for starting her daughter on solid foods. More...

Hockey Stick Used To Bash Township Truck Over Road Salt Beef

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) – Police in a southeastern Pennsylvania township are investigating a hockey stick attack on a public works truck, apparently by someone upset that their street wasn’t getting road salt after recent snows.  More...

PA House Passes Bill To Tweak Charter School Rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Topper Bill Would Modernize Professional Nursing Law

Rep. More...

Dairy Farmers Face Challenges In Bitter Cold Weather

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – Steven Woods and his employees milk cows every 12 hours at his dairy farm – at 3 a.m. More...

Student Arrested While Photographing Cop Takes Suit To Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman said Wednesday he tried to be “a fly on the wall’’ until he was put in handcuffs.  More...

Man Charged In Death Of Grandma, 95, Who Tried To Stop Fight

NEWTOWN, Pa. More...

Go Ahead, Play With Your Food: FunBites Says To Picky Eaters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – “Just take a bite – one bite,’’ says every parent ever, at some point.  First bites are the hardest, particularly for parents of picky eaters.  More...

Clearing The Record

Due to a source’s error, the photo caption for the FOVA/ VFW’s donation to the PA State Police Camp Cadet project in last week’s issue should have read $2,000 and not $200. More...

Joyce Family Donates To Wounded Warrior Fund

Reagan (Joyce) Stolipher, granddaughter of the late Pennsylvania State Police Lt. More...

Gosnell In Court For Sex Crimes

Charges amended to include rape of a child

A McConnellsburg man waived his right to mandatory arraignment proceedings held last week amid allegations he sexually abused and raped a child.  More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Elementary Lunch  Monday, March 16: Italian meatball and cheese on a hotdog bun, chicken nuggets with whole grain roll, steamed peas, fresh carrots, flavored applesauce, choice of milk.  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice.  Tuesday: ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce and tomato, wheat bread, cream of brocco More...

4-H Chuckwagon Gang Holds Meetings

Following is the 4-H Chuckwagon Gang winter meeting updates:  At the November 2014 meeting the club discussed holiday meeting and Christmas meal in December. More...

Jury Sides With Cop In His Arrest Of Student Photographer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal jury has sided with a Philadelphia police officer who arrested a college student as he photographed a police encounter with a homeless woman.  More...

Court Session Held March 3

Judge Carol L. More...

Lions Club Raffle Winners

Winners of the Forbes Road Lions Club spring raffle are as follows:  Husqvarna power saw: Angie Hoffman.  Husqvarna push mower: Kim Cromwell.  Husqvarna trimmer: Mike Lansburg.  Husqvarna leaf blower: Fred Clippinger.  Wheelb More...

Winding Down: Watch Repairers Rarer In Era Of Smart Devices

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Amid family photos, vintage jewelry and drawings by young children in an O’Hara basement is a vast collection of watches.  The basement is Kieran Lynch’s workshop, where he spends hours each day examining and More...

Wolf Defends Budget, Says He’s Solving Decades-old Problems

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Fresh off his first budget proposal to the Republicancontrolled Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf is questioning how Republican lawmakers can be so critical of its elements.  More...

Rifle-carrying Man Wounded By State Police

LYNDORA, Pa. More...

As Wolf Pushes Budget Plan, Republican Senators Warn Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Amish Farmer Takes Record $597,000 Grant To Reduce Runoff

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Accord Ends Planned Teachers Strike In Western PA

MUNHALL, Pa. More...