February 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Hear E&T Update

Executive Director of Employment and Training Barbara Covert, career placement specialist Joyce Lynch, and Debra Clark, business start-up coach for Fulton County, met with commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray, and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeti More...

Local & State

Customers Can Join 140,000 Who Pre-Verified For REAL ID

Customers who pre-verify can apply for REAL ID online

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding customers that they can join more than 140,000 Pennsylvanians who have preverified for REAL ID online and at driver license centers statewide. More...

Counties Propose “A Different Tomorrow”

Op-ed Opinion

Do you know how often you use the services and programs provided by your county government? When you go to the courthouse for jury duty or to get a marriage license, it’s obvious that you are interacting with your county. More...

Attorney General Takes On UPMC, Highmark Over Patient Access

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said last Thursday he was going to court to keep health giants UPMC and Highmark Health from ending their business relationship, in hopes of preventing higher costs from hitting about 70,000 western Pennsylv More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 11, 1999 ’99 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Terroristic Threats McConnellsburg’s BB&T Bank received a threatening phone call on Feb. 9 at 10:46 p.m. According to state police, Johhny Johnson, 47, McConnellsburg, sent threats to the bank. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FOOD & DINING Free Lunch Lunch will be served every first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Faith and Life Center, across from the courthouse. Parking available behind the church. More...

Features

South Koreans Arrested In Croatia Trying To Smuggle Eels

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – Croatian police say two South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country.  The two, whose ages are 38 and 47, were caught with the young fish packed in eight More...

Today In History

Oregon Admitted To Union In 1859

Today is Thursday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2019. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day.  Today’s Highlights in History:  More...

Great Tasting Oatmeal Doesn’t Need To Come In A Packet

If you think oatmeal comes in a packet, think again. They know about oatmeal in Ireland and Scotland, where whole-grain, steel-cut oats are popular. More...

Boro Awards Third Street Bridge Bid

After several failed attempts, the bidding process to replace the borough’s North Third Street bridge with a box culvert came to an end last Wednesday at Borough Council’s monthly meeting when the construction project was awarded to Wen-B More...

Forbes School Board Meets

Forbes Road High School Principal Randy Gelvin updated the district’s board members at their monthly school board meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. More...

Tight Intersection Takes Out Big Rig

A tractor-trailer turning mishap at the intersection of U.S. Route 522 and Lincoln Way kept traffic snarled for hours in downtown McConnellsburg Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

Helen M. Long

New Grenada, 95

Helen Marie Long, 95, New Grenada, and more recently a resident of the longterm care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Medical Center.  More...

Donald D. Peak

Carlisle, 86

Donald D. Peak, 86, Carlisle, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.  He was born May 7, 1932, in Harrisburg, the son of the late Charles Peak and Kathrine Stoner Peak. More...

Mar y E. Younker

Hancock, 84

Mary Evangline “Tootie” Younker, 84, Hancock, died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at her home while under the care of Hospice of Washington  County.  Born December 16, 1934, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Tuesday morning prayer meetings are held in the Forbes Road High School auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. All are welcome. Center United Methodist Church will hold a food pantry disbursement February 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Born Without Left Hand, Freshman Plays Basketball, Inspires

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sydney Ring was 5 when she came to her mother and asked if she could play basketball in a recreation league, just like some other girls her age. More...

Little League Prepares for 2019 Season

The Fulton County Little League Board of Directors is making plans for the 2019 season. The league offers opportunities for three different age groups of boys and girls to participate in the game of baseball. More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Spartan DominicReed Scores1,000th Point McConnellsburg 54Forbes Road 53 More...

Family

Marriage License

Derek Michael Powell, 35, Warfordsburg, and Ashley Nicole Holland, 33, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...