November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Accountant Accused Of Bilking Company

Preliminary hearing rescheduled for Joseph Runk of Spring Run

A Franklin County-based accountant faces an array of criminal charges here in Fulton County amid accusations he stole money from a local company on the premise the funds were earmarked for employee tax withholdings. More...

Local & State

JLG Makes Donation To Food Basket

Craig Paylor, left, president of JLG Industries and executive vice president of JLG parent company Oshkosh Corp., and Stephen Subasic, right, JLG vice president of human resources, present an Oshkosh More...

Veterans Day Ceremonies Held Last Wednesday

STAFF REPORT Veterans young and old along with the community gathered at the bandshell on the courthouse lawn last Wednesday, Veterans Day, to honor American veterans from all wars, as well as those who served in times of peace. More...

H1N1 To Be Offered To Priority Populations

The Department of Health announced it will conduct statewide clinics from November 20-22 to administer free H1N1 vaccine to individuals in the recommended target groups that have not had previous access to the vaccine. More...

Letters

RFID Threat To Credit Cards

To The Editor: A new wireless threat to your funds and personal information is now in effect! More...

Thanks Hustontown High For Teaching Experience

To The Editor: The November 5, 2009, edition of the “News” reported my employment as a teacher at Hustontown 60 years ago. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crime Of The Week Burglary Selected Crime Of The Week Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of burglars responsible for a storage shed break-in between November 7 and 9. More...

Tuesday Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT Judges Richard J. Walsh and Carol L. Van Horn of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on November 3 and 10. More...

Swim Club Accused Of Bias To File Bankruptcy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia swim club accused of discrimination in revoking the memberships of mostly black and Hispanic chil- dren after a single visit last summer plans to declare bankruptcy, a newspaper reported Saturday. More...

Entertainment

Tour of Historic Homes To Be Held In Hancock

First-ever holiday house tour for Hancock Historical Society

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Nine buildings in and around Hancock, Md., are to be featured in the Hancock Historical Society’s first-ever Holiday Tour of Historic Homes this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. More...

Tower Bank Hosts Chamber Mixer

Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, hosted a Fulton County Chamber Mixer at its McConnellsburg office on Wednesday evening, November 4, 2009. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services At Knobsville Bernie Peirce, missionary to France, will be guest speaker November 22, at the 10:30 a.m. service. A Thanksgiving hymn sing will be held Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Chamber Mixer Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting a chamber mixer Friday, December 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fulton Theatre. All chamber members and interested parties are invited to attend. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Vendors Wanted Local vendors are wanted for Christmas In Mc- Connellsburg event Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, at the Fulton Theatre. Contact Deb Toothman at 717-485-3718 for details and space. Spaces are limited so call early. More...

Family

Engagement

Isaac Keebaugh, Chambersburg, and Sarah Tackling, Grafenwohr, Germany, announce their engagement for marriage. More...

Marriage License

George Evans Wertman, 33, Needmore, and Melessa May Burral, 25, Needmore, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Birth Announced

Buddy and Tyla Swope would like to announce the birth of their son, Trey Alan Swope, born November 7, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Trey weighed in at 6 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Commissioners Still Slashing Expenses

Joins CCAP healthy living program

Allocation requests presented to the Fulton County commissioners were seeing cuts of up to 50 percent on Tuesday as the weeks dwindle down until a tentative nod is given on December 8 to the 2010 general budget. More...

Military Orders Keep JLG Working

New order calls for another 1,000 M-ATVs

A fifth order from the Department of Defense for 1,000 armored off-road military vehicles (M-ATVs) announced last Wednesday by parent company Oshkosh Corp. will bring more work to JLG Industries. More...

Parent Of Sick Child Asks CF To “Step Up’’

The father of a 7-year-old boy afflicted with an inherited genetic disorder called upon members of the Central Fulton School Board for assistance last week amid claims the child is being “neglected” by the school. More...

Honoring Those Who Served

The Fulton County Honor Guard prepares to deliver the salute to the honored dead at Veterans Day services held last Wednesday, November 11, on the Fulton County Courthouse lawn. More...

Obituaries

Inez G. Barnett

Waterfall, 83

Inez G. Barnett, 83, Waterfall, died at 2:07 a.m., Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Born October 2, 1926, at Maddensville, she was a daughter of the late Orris M. and Ida Ruth (Cramer) Brown. More...

Ronald L. Henry

Hustontown, 53

Ronald Lee Henry, 53, Hustontown, died at 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. Born November 20, 1955, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Kenneth E. More...

Ruth H. Memmi

Three Springs, 83

Ruth H. Memmi, 83, Three Springs, Pa., died at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, Pa. Born March 14, 1926, at Potsdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia (Thompson) Bascom. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 16, 1989 ’89 County Treasurer David Wright announced that the bonus and regular doe licenses allocated to the county this year are sold out. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Kirby Knepper, November 17; Danielle McClain, November 18; Beulah Paylor, November 18; Mitch and Mike Ott, November 21; Mike Decker and Kirby Carbaugh, November 20; Wes Howells, November 21; Dianne Stenger, November 22; Dick Decke More...

Hustontown

We just couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Samantha Anderson, Sherry Collins, Danny Fleischer, Tim Henry, Shyla Winnick, Merill Rosenberry, Sarah Diehl, Mary Cutshall, Leann Weist and Dan Gaff. More...

Sports

One More Race For Johnson

PHOENIX, Ariz. More...

Racing Roundup

As the 2009 racing season is in the books, it’s that time of year when we rank the best of 2009 in all local divisions for the season. More...

Philly Newspaper Creditors Seek To Delay Auction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Creditors trying to take over Philadelphia’s two major newspapers hope to delay next week’s scheduled bankruptcy auction while they challenge the bid rules. More...

Features

Give Thanks To George Washington For Thanksgiving

1789 newspaper reveals Washington is father of Thanksgiving

Americans don’t know it and children aren’t taught it, but George Washington is responsible for our Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Swine Flu: Without Paid Sick Leave, Workers Won’t Stay Home

15 states considering laws to make paid sick leave mandatory

ATLANTA – Nearly half of all American workers do not have paid sick leave, and half of these are more likely to go to work feeling unwell – or send an ill child to school – rather than take an unpaid day off. More...

Here’s Your Year-end Investment Checklist

Financial Focus

We’ve pretty much seen it all this past year – a bear market, a long rally and even a period of neither-up-nor-down. More...

Church News

In Memory

BUTERBAUGH In memory of dad Ronnie Buterbaugh, September 17, 2009, and son and brother, Ronnie “Buss” Buterbaugh, November 18, 2002: I Am With You Still I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still, do not weep I am a thousan More...

Mellott, Truax Family History Booklets On Sale

Friends of Tonoloway publications for ’94, ’98 programs

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Two booklets of interest to local history buffs and genealogists that were published by the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church more than 10 years ago are available for purchase once again. More...

Cards Of Thanks

LOCKARD We wish to thank our family, friends, co-workers and community members for the kindness shown to us during our daughter’s birth and two-week stay at Geisinger Medical Center NICU. More...