February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Local & State

First Community Bank Of Mercersburg Makes $15,000 Gift To FCMC Project

When First Community Bank of Mercersburg officials visited Fulton County Medical Center for a tour and details on the current expansion project, they saw the importance it is making in the community.  More...

Medical Center Hosts Go Red Luncheon

For awareness of heart disease, prevention in women

Dr. More...

County Sews Up Routine Agendas

Appoints Elen Ott to advisory boards

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeting February 6 appointed Elen Ott from the Fulton County Family Partnership to the Fulton County Services for Children Advisory Board for a term that will expire in September More...

In Blow To GOP, Supreme Court Won’t Block PA Redistricting

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, denying a plea from Republicans legislative leaders to block it. More...

Named To Dean’s Honor List

Jenae Jean Gordon, daughter of Dan and Susie Gordon, Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s honor list for the 2017 fall semester. More...

Sexual Misconduct Suits Against State Reveal Litany Of Abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Sexual misconduct lawsuits filed against Pennsylvania state government over the past decade document a litany of lurid and abusive behavior. More...

Man Guilty Of Attempted Murder In Ambush Shooting Of Officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man accused of ambushing a Philadelphia police officer with a hail of gunfire in the name of the Islamic State group was convicted Thursday of attempted murder. More...

State Police Seek Donated Horses For Use In Mounted Patrols

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police are asking for donated horses to join a Hersheybased mounted patrol unit.  The agency on Wednesday issued a call for geldings between 5 and 15 years old. More...

Punxsutawney Phil Sees 6 More Weeks Of Winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. More...

Forbes Road Students Attend County/District Chorus Festival

County Chorus was held at Greencastle-Antrim High School November 9, 2017. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll  Grade six: Linkyn Harmon, Andrew Mellott, Cruz Ortiz, Jessica Pryor, Riley Shafer.  Grade seven: Elaina Brady, Bryce Garland, Riella Keefer, Logan Mellott, Molly Mellott, Landon Ramsey, Bryonna Ross, Lariah Souders, Lily T More...

$1.7M To Injured Little League Player Hit By Ball

SEWICKLEY, Pa. More...

Students Participate In County Band

Southern Fulton Middle and High School participated in county band at Chambersburg High School January 26-27. Top photo are high school students Tavita Ah Loe, Jonathan Urquhart and Riley Francis. More...

4 Treated After Fire At Nursing Home

CARBONDALE, Pa. More...

Cub Scouts Hold Ceremony

McConnellsburg Pack 43 recently held a ceremony for three Cub Scouts to crossover to Boy Scouts. More...

Suit Against Man Who Sent Text In Fatal Crash Dismissed

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

FR Students Attend County/District Band

County Band was held at Chambersburg High School January 19-20. Forbes Road students participating were ninth-grader Olivia Henry and seventh grader Alyssa Fittry. More...

PA’s High Court To Hear Appeal Of Philly Soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court will hear an appeal in a lawsuit challenging Philadelphia’s year-old tax on soda and other sweetened drinks by the industry and retailers. More...

Democratic Party Chair Resigns Under Pressure From Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party chairman resigned Friday, acceding to Gov. More...

Coal, Steel, Manufacturing Struggle After Trump’s First Year

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  PITTSBURGH (AP) – When Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign to Pittsburgh in early 2016, he promised that as president he would restore the region’s coal and steel industries.  More...

A Slam Dunk For County High School Basketball

Fulton County Family Partnership and Youth Action Council team up

The Fulton County Family Partnership and its Youth Action Council (YAK) teamed up to create a victorious high school basketball season for parents, peers and the community. More...

Snow Geese Start Migration Early

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Library Corner

Do you remember last Valentine’s Day at the library when you had the chance to take a “blind date with a book?” Well, this year the library is offering pre-filled bags of romance books for $1. More...

Dairy Of Distinction Applications Due April 15

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  More...

2 Killed, 4 Injured In Crashes On PA Turnpike

SOMERSET, Pa. More...

2 Killed In Crane Accident In PA Identified

SHADY GROVE, Pa. More...

Wii Bowling Banquet Held

The 22nd Wii bowling banquet for Warfordsburg Senior Center was held at Bob Evans in Breezewood January 24. More...

Molly Schuyler Downs Record 501 Wings To Win Wing Bowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Competitive eater Molly Schuyler gnawed her way through a record 501 chicken wings in 30 minutes to win her third Wing Bowl in Philadelphia. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Mariah Chris-ty, Megan Fix, Alexis Hoover, Kyle Li, Colton Mellott, Brenna Skiles, Edward Wenschhof. More...

Family’s Dog Turns Up 10 Years After Vanishing From Home

APOLLO, Pa. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Alenda Fischer of Crystal Spring has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Juniata College.  She is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Fischer of Crystal Spring. More...

Former Detective Charged With Evidence Tampering

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A recently retired homicide detective in Pittsburgh has been accused of filing false police reports and tampering with evidence.  Court records show 51- year-old Margaret Sherwood was charged last week with false swearing More...

DEP, PennDOT Earn National Recognition

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have been honored with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2018 State Agency Partner Awards for their partnership on the Great Am More...

Large Numbers Of Dairy Farmers May Sell Cows Soon

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – The long, proud tradition of Lancaster County as the state’s dairy capital may take a hit in the next six months as milk farmers like Elmer K. King reluctantly empty their barn stalls. More...

Women Show Operating Snowplow Isn’t Just A Man’s Job

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two former bus drivers have shifted gears to drive and operate snowplow trucks for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. More...

Priest With Scranton Ties A Step Closer To Sainthood

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The young Irish immigrant who arrived in Scranton and found work as a custodian at St. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  January 29  Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold $3 to $5 higher. Slaughter Holsteins – no trend available. Slaughter heifers sold $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2 to $4 lower. More...