September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse

Faces 10 felony charges, 2 misdemeanor charges

A Fulton County resident charged with sexually abusing two stepdaughters repeatedly beginning in 2010 until June 2017 pled not guilty at his formal arraignment in court Tuesday.  More...

Local & State

What Does It Take To Grow A Sheep Herd In Coal Country?

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Across rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, there is an ambitious movement to bring back an industry that residents have long considered on the decline. More...

PA House Returns, With Fight Over $2.2B Unresolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh’s Commitment To Urban Farming: St. Clair Village

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For urban gardens and farms to sustain themselves, they have to be big enough for people to make money from them. The one being carved out on 23 vacant acres of the former St. Clair Village has that kind of massing.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 11, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Trailer Unhitches, Crashes Into SUV  Waterfall Road closed for 4 hours   The driver of a 2007 GMC Acadia and his five passengers were transported to Mc- Connellsburg and Altoona for treatment of injuries suffered in Taylor Township Sept. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

It was a huge weekend for Lance Dewease and the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned team as they sweep the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Open House Anyone who has an interest in seeing a quilt that displays 293 names from the Wells Valley area circa 1920s is invited to Wells Valley United Methodist Church Sunday, September 17. More...

Features

Winds, Fire, Floods And Quakes: A Nutty Run Of Nature

WASHINGTON (AP) – With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. More...

Three Scientists, Planned Parenthood Win Lasker Medical Prizes

NEW YORK (AP) – Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players in cell growth have been awarded prestigious medical research awards.  The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation also announced We More...

Irma Lost Some Oomph Over Cuba Before Florida

Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. More...

Commissioners Name Acting Human Services Administrator

And Children & Youth administrator

The county commissioners took steps last week to fill the void left by the recent death of longtime employee Jean E. Snyder and named the Fulton County Family Partnership acting human services administrator. More...

VP Pence Speaks At Shanksville 911 Ceremony

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence told relatives and friends of the victims of United Flight 93 attending the 16th anniversary ceremony Monday in Pennsylvania that the passengers might well have saved his life.  More...

Obituaries

In Memory

WELSH  In loving memory of William “Bill” Welsh, February 12, 1947 – September 14, 2014:  Another year without you  Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. More...

George E. Keefer

Fort Loudon, 93

George Edward Keefer, 93, Fort Loudon, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Newton Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born March 18, 1924, at home in Fort Loudon, he was a son of the late Harry Helser and Achsa Keefer. More...

Stuart Totten

McConnellsburg, 53

Stuart “Neal” Totten, 53, McConnellsburg, died Monday, September 4, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  He was born in Bethesda, Md., November 13, 1963, the son of the late Lucille Karen (Berger) Totten and Curtis More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Brenda Christian, September 20; Martha Harr, September 21; Maxine Mellott, September 20; Diana Headley, September 21; Cole Fletcher, September 25; Samantha McQuade, 26 on September 24; Mark Vinson, September 26; Doris Agesan, Septe More...

Sports

High School Sports Scores

Boy’s Soccer  McConnellsburg 9 Southern Fulton 0 Rockwood 2 Forbes Road 0 Everett 8 Forbes Road 1  Girls Soccer   More...

Cornhole Tailgating Game A Hit With Fans

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) – Joe Carlin got his introduction to cornhole when he won RailRiders tickets in a competition with the team’s interns about a year-and-a-half ago, and he was hooked. More...

Bikers In The Buff Ride Through Philadelphia’s Streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – And they’re off – the bicyclists and their clothes.  Thousands of nude cyclists set off on a trek around Philadelphia on Saturday for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.  More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

BROWN The family of Allen R. Brown would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love during the loss of our husband, father and grandfather. Thank you for the many cards, flowers, gifts and most importantly, visits, calls and prayers. More...

Church News

Evening Of Praise

The 13th annual evening of music and praise will be held Saturday, September 23, at 6 p.m., at Laurel Grove United Methodist Church, 17697 Amberson Road, Spring Run. Special music, freewill offering and refreshments.   More...

Revival

Pleasant Ridge Holiness Church will hold revival services and a pig roast September 16, at 5:30 p.m., with a concert by the Itzels following. This will kick off community revival services that will be held September 17-24 each evening at 7 p.m. More...

Revival

Revival services will be held at Pleasant Grove Pentecostal Church September 10 and October 22 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Speaker will be Frank Menhart.   More...