October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Women Accused Of Fudging Time Sheets

Client’s mother also suspected in Medicaid fraud case

STAFF REPORT Three women with ties to northern Fulton County have been fingered by the state attorney general’s office with fraud for the creation and submission of false time sheets to a southcentral Pennsylvania organization, claiming they More...

Local & State

G-20 Lockdown Gone, Pittsburgh Back To Normal

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Merchants and motorists reclaimed their city Saturday as a vast police presence dissolved, barricades vanished and traffic started flowing after a gathering of world leaders that had turned downtown Pittsburgh into a wellprot More...

Act 47: For Insolvent Cities, PA’s Welfare State

READING, Pa. (AP) – In early September, Reading became the latest Pennsylvania community to file for designation as a distressed city, under the terms of the state’s Act 47 law. More...

Residents Saving On Prescriptions

County updated on NACo prescription drug discount card program

Fulton County residents saved more than $45,000 since July of 2007 by participating in a prescription drug discount card program, the Fulton County commissioners learned this week. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 28, 1989 ’89 Hurricane Hugo, which caused such destruction in Charleston, S.C., and continues northward inland last Friday, bypassed Fulton County to the west. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Unwanted Phone Calls Received More...

Dad Of Woman Who Faked Abduction Faces Trial

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The father of a suburban Philadelphia woman who faked her abduction and fled with her daughter to Disney World has been ordered to stand trial over a scuffle with television cameramen. More...

Boy, 5, Shot And Killed In Pittsburgh Home

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy and the wounding of a teenager early Saturday. More...

Community Bulletin Board

FULTON FALL FOLK FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Fulton House Museum The Fulton House Museum at 114 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg will be open free to the public throughout the three-day weekend of October 16, 17, and 18 with a loaned display of children’s toys and a Civil War exhibit i More...

RELIGION

Fall Revival Walnut Grove Church of God, Maddensville, will hold fall revival services October 4-7, at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Guest speaker will be Pastor Bill Wollett from Mt. Union. Special Speaker Fay Badger will speak at the 10:30 a.m. More...

RECREATION

Dale Gordon Memorial Run/Walk The Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be October 17. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Christian School. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees are $20 if paid by October 14 and $25 if paid after October 14. More...

Family

Celebrates Fifth

Abigail Hope Deshong celebrated her fifth birthday on September 16. Abby has three special brothers: Levi, Dakota and Alec, who love her. She is the daughter of Troy and Melodie Deshong. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HERSHEY More...

Celebrate Birthdays

Carter Lyle and Maxwell Bruce Suders, sons of Morris and Melissa Suders, celebrated their fourth and second birthday. Carter turned four on June 13 and Maxwell on July 12. More...

Don’t Hang Up The Phone: Your Opinion Needed

FCMC asks community to participate in telephone survey

A local healthcare survey will be conducted by telephone during the week of October 5, and Fulton County Medical Center and its community engagement team members are asking citizens to participate in the survey if called in order to assist FCMC in p More...

JLG Industries Gets Kudos From General

Plenty of accolades for M-ATV production

STAFF REPORT Marine Corps Brig. Gen. More...

Patient Services Gets More Fed Money

Awarded $94K for equipment

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Congressman Bill Shuster recently announced that Fulton County Medical Center has been awarded $94,050 in grant funding through the Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Obituaries

Wayne H. Bard

Chambersburg, 77

Wayne H. Bard, 77, Chambersburg, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born in Belfast Township, May 10, 1932, the son of the late Oliver Lee and Elizabeth Alice (Strait) Bard. More...

Som K. Garrett

Berkeley Springs, 57

Som Khouane John “Sammy” Garrett, 57, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, September 26, 2009, in Reading, Pa. He was born November 1, 1951, in Bangkok, Thailand, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John John. More...

Patsy I. Barnhart

Clear Spring, 66

Patsy Irene Barnhart, 66, Clear Spring, Md., died Friday, September 25, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, with her husband and children by her side. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Greg and Deb Sowers visited with daughter Ronni and friend Kevin in Phoenixville over the weekend and attended the NASCAR race at Dover on Sunday. More...

Hustontown

We got a little rain over the weekend, but we sure could use more. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad for the Fix sale on Saturday. There was a nice group attending, but with two sales in the area it is hard to have a good attendance at both. More...

Sports

SPORTS

Boys Soccer McConnellsburg 2, Forbes Road 1 More...

Football Reports

Tackle The Fulton County Cowboys tackle team faced off against the Mount Union Vikings in Huntingdon on Saturday. More...

Buck Valley Little League Finishes Season

Pictured above is Buck Valley Minor League team members. More...

Features

Lack Of Food Won't Hurt W.Va. Squirrel Hunt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Hunters worried that a lack of squirrel food will make the critters scarce during this year's hunting season can relax. More...

Deer Crashes Are Likeliest In W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – For the third straight year, data gathered by State Farm Insurance shows that drivers in West Virginia are likelier to collide with deer than drivers in any other state. More...

A Block For Those Annoying Online Ads

A new way to only see ads on the sites you support

Internet advertising often falls somewhere between annoying (strobelike flashing slogans), intrusive (expanding boxes that take over the screen), and bizarre (dancing babies). More...

Church News

Friends Of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church To Hold Fall Service

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church will hold a service Sunday, Oct. 4, at the historic Tonoloway church near Warfordsburg, Pa. Pastor Scott Gibbs of the Buck Valley Christian Church and Rev. More...

“I Can Cope” Program Addresses Cancer-Related Issues

“What is cancer and how is it treated?” “Will I experience side effects from my treatment and if so when should I call the doctor and when can I take care of things myself?” “What kind of resources are in my community t More...