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Local & State

‘Low-cost’ Health Insurance Plan Can Carry High-risk Costs

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Richard Sankovich is not happy about the $6,035 invoice he recently got from West Penn Hospital for what turned out to be a pulled stomach muscle, but his experience likely says more about the risks of buying a lowcost health More...

Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Production Of Industrial Hemp

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A new law is on the books that could eventually lead to the return of the production of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania. Democratic Gov. More...

Routine Business Focus Of County’s July 19 Meeting

Approve various agreements, meet with department heads Commissioners

During their weekly meeting held Tuesday, July 19, county commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Larry “Pete” Lynch approved the appointments of Jackie Kelso and Drew Washabaugh to the Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board and Sally Wilso More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 25, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishest to Anna and Kenneth Ray, July 30; John Bishop, July 26; Landin Gress, August 4; Madisyn Culler, August 5; Wes Souders, August 4; Isaiah Rife, July 23; Tessa McGarvey Strait, August More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

July 22 Results: Wingless Super Sportsman 1. Tracy Readinger 2. Tony Jackson 3. Carmen Perigo 4. Steve Wilbur 5. Garrett Williamson 6. Teddy Thomas 7. John Wolfe 8. Kevin Gutshall 9. Chuck Landis 10. Luke Lenker 11. Dexter Ehrenzeller 12. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Music At Senior Center Foster Brothers will be singing at Hustontown Senior Center at 11 a.m. July 29. All are welcome. More...

Features

Scientists Looking For Invisible Dark Matter Can’t Find Any AP SCIENCE WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form. More...

Congress OKs Bill Requiring Genetically Modified Food Labels

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time. More...

Plans For Self-driving Cars Have Pitfall: The Human Brain

WASHINGTON (AP) – Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail. More...

Library Begins Expansion

Size of children’s area to nearly triple

A construction project that is bringing a brand-new, much bigger children’s area to the Fulton County Library on North First Street in McConnellsburg is under way. More...

Heat, Humidity Sticks To Nearly All Of Country

WASHINGTON (AP) – Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night. More...

Obituaries

Glenn F. Bishop Jr.

Big Cove Tannery, 74

Glenn F. “Junebug” Bishop Jr., 74, Big Cove Tannery, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. He was born June 13, 1942, in Cumberland, Md., the son of the late Glenn J. and the late Vera (Hanks) Bishop. More...

Milton F. Knepper

Hustontown, 60

Milton Fred Knepper, 60, Hustontown, died at 5:08 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg. Born May 17, 1956, at Mc- Connellsburg, he was the son of the late Fredric and Ruth (Hawkins) Knepper. More...

Kelly L. Lantigua

Hagerstown, 32

Kelly Laraine Curtis Lantigua, 32, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her home. Born January 3, 1984, in King City, Calif., she was the daughter of Brenda L. (Davis) Poole, of Needmore, Pa., and the late Rex Wayne Curtis. More...

Letters

History Shows That Pigs Can Be Deadly

To The Editor: There is a conflict between citizens and Big Agriculture over the invasion of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into our communities. What are these animal factories and do they benefit the local community? More...

Why Not Exhibit At The Fair?

To The Editor: More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle’s Rear Window Broken State police in Mc- Connellsburg reported that on July 23 at 4:30 p.m. Cody Richard Buterbaugh broke the rear passenger window out of a 1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI. More...

Racing Roundup

Dewease Wins Summer Nationals

The Lance Dewease/Don Kreitz/Davey Brown domination continued again over the weekend as Dewease came away with the big $25,000 payday after winning Saturday’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. More...

Family

In Memory

EADER In memory of Phyllis Eader, 6-26-38 – 7-26-13: Mom, On the morning of July 26 our world stopped turning when we found you had gone home to Dad and God. We miss you so much, but we know you are with us every day. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HESS Our hearts are full of gratitude when we say thank you to family and friends for all the acts of kindness and messages of sympathy: visits, flowers, food, cards, donations to McConnellsburg High School athletic department and kind words spoken More...

Whiteside – Douglas Wed

Dylan Watson Whiteside and Lora Dean Douglas were united in marriage May 14, 2016. They were married at Hancock United Methodist Church by Pastor Michael Bynum. The bride is the daughter of Dean and Anna Douglas of Warfordsburg. More...