October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

County Native’s Team Of Scientists Win Gold Medal For Invention

Each year the U. S. Department of Commerce recognizes distinguished performance by awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to those who “make extraordinary contributions that impact the mission of the department.”  More...

Shockey Family Foundation Gives $500K To FCMC’s Expansion

The Paul and Anna Shockey Family Foundation gave $500,000 last week to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation in support of the Medical Center’s expansion project that is currently taking shape on the hospital’s campus along Peach Or More...

Two Lives Lost In Franklin County Collision

A crash that occurred on Sunday morning, Oct. More...

FR Class Of 1957 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1957 held their 60-year class reunion at the annual alumni banquet. More...

Pumpkin Patch Trolley At Rockhill Trolley Museum

It’s pumpkin-picking time at the Rockhill Trolley Museum. More...

Tractor-SUV Crash Kills 2 In Pennsylvania

WAYNESBORO, Pa. More...

FFA Members Attend FFA Leadership Conference

Several members of McConnellsburg FFA attended a leadership conference held in Altoona last week sponsored by Pennsylvania FFA.  Chapter officers and ninth graders were invited to the event where they attended workshops to learn about skills the More...

Mother Rescues Infant Seconds Before Train Hits their SUV

OKLAHOMA, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state police say a mother whose sport utility vehicle was left disabled on train tracks by a crash has pulled her infant from the vehicle seconds before it was struck by a train.  More...

Animas Corp. To Stop Making Insulin Pumps

CHESTERBROOK, Pa. (AP) – Animas Corp., a Johnson & Johnson diabetescare business, has announced plans to discontinue manufacturing and sale of insulin pumps, affecting about 400 workers, half of them in the Philadelphia area. More...

Man Sets Up Fake Speed Trap To Curb Smelly Deer Carcasses

JONES MILLS, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man says he used flashing dashboard lights to mimic a police speed trap – but only so he could slow down vehicles speeding past his rural home and killing deer and endangering people.  More...

MHS Class OF 1967 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1967 held its 50th class reunion September 9, 2017, at New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. More...

PA Man Couldn’t “Walk Away,” Helped Vegas Wounded

GREENVILLE, Pa. More...

Med-Fast Paying $2.7M To Settle Claims It Recycled Drugs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania pharmacy chain will pay nearly $2.7 million to settle federal claims that it illegally recycled unused nursing home medications and overcharged government insurance programs for diabetic test strips.&nbs More...

Judge Races, Property Tax Issue Go Before Voters Next Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A year ago, Pennsylvania voters were in the national spotlight and being fed a daily barrage of television ads for close presidential and U.S. Senate races.  More...

Senate OKs Highway Bill Inspired By 2014 Incident

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Forbes Board Responds To Vo-tech Departure Concerns

The Forbes Road School Board briefly addressed again the issue of leaving the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School at its monthly meeting October 3. More...

FCB Mounts Hurricane Efforts

As a country, we all have been eager to provide support to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in late summer 2017. More...

44th Annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival Draws Near

Takes place Oct. 20, 21, 22

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival will be here next weekend – Oct. 20- 21-22. Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at McConnellsburg Alumni Building a variety of craft and independent vendors will be onsite.  More...

Library Corner

Learn about literacy Thursday, October 12, at 12:30 p.m., at the Fulton County Literacy Council meeting in the community room or visit the GOAL corner (next to the fireplace) to see all of the wonderful resources available to assist job seekers, resu More...

Accident Reports Can Be Pricey, Police Say Unnecessary

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Motorists who are involved in an accident investigated by state police can now obtain a report online, but at $22, it will cost more than local departments charge. More...

Firefighter Gets Prison For Torching Truck To Cover Up Theft

CLEARFIELD, Pa. More...

Wolford Honored For 50 Years Of Service At Forbes Road

Glenda Wolford was honored for her 50 years of service to Forbes Road as a secreatry at the annual Forbes Road/Hustontown alumni banquet held Saturday at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Fire Prevention Week October 8-14

Each year more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Fire facts Fire is fast: in just two minutes, a fire can become life threatening. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: chicken philly pita with onions, peppers, cheese, creamy potato soup with crackers, pita bread, blushed pears.  Tuesday: baked ham with pineapple, whipped sweet pot More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Students Of The Month for September. More...

Real Estate Agent Sentenced For Selling Homes He Didn’t Own

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Seniors Enjoy Bowling Banquet

The 21st Wii bowling banquet for Warfordsburg Senior Center was held at Bob Evan’s Restaurant in Breezewood October 3. More...