February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Additional Charges Filed Against McKee

Counts upgraded to include seconddegree murder, manslaughter

STAFF REPORT The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has filed additional charges against a Warfordsburg area man accused of causing internal injuries that would eventually lead to the death of his infant daughter. More...

Local & State

Snow, Snow, Snow

Todd Alexander, family members and friends get around snow-covered McConnellsburg over the weekend the old-time way -- in the family’s horse-drawn sleigh. More...

Forbes Extends H.S. Principal’s Contract

Conducts routine business, holds executive session

Forbes Road School Board directors extended a school administrator’s contract, dealt with requests for school building usage and held an executive session to discuss labor negotiations and personnel at their regular monthly board meeting last More...

Boxes Filled With “Bargains And Blessings’’

Local churches taking strides to improve Angel Food Ministries program

Nearly two years ago, members of the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church teamed up with the nonprofit organization Angel Food Ministries to help provide not only food relief but in turn financial savings to local residents. More...

Letters

Kudos To Allegheny Power

To The Editor: I have to commend the Allegheny Power crews that worked on Saturday in unbearable conditions to restore power. We were worried about how long outage would last and was grateful when it was quickly restored after a few hours. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Skip Diegleman, February 3; Annette Bain Williams, January 30; Bonnie Miller, February 1; Bob Miller, February 2; Kay McBeath and Terry Lynch, February 14; Irene Harris, June Frinafrock and Josh Hall, February 15; Mack Clevenger, More...

Hustontown

Mother Nature presented us with a nice winter snowstorm. I guess the groundhog’s prediction got off to a good start of six more weeks of winter. Anyway, everyone had snow shoveling to do. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jordan Edgin, Stanley Hall, Jacob Swope, Tristen Nead, Chris Barnett, Melissa Steach, Matt Hale, Willard Redman, Mona Smith and Sherry Mellott. More...

Entertainment

World Class Bluesman Performs At Ice House

Famed blues guitarist Tom Principato brings his award-winning sound and band to the Ice House in Berkeley Springs for a concert on Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are now on sale for the limited seating hall. More...

Features

Mid-Atlantic Carves Path Through Historic Snowfall

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Mid-Atlantic U.S. More...

Fish Oil Pills May Prevent Schizophrenia

CHICAGO (AP) – Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a preliminary but first-of-its-kind study conducted in Austria. More...

Obama’s High-Speed Rail Plan: Which States Get The Money?

President Obama’s $8 billion plunge into 13 high-speed rail projects nationwide has the potential to become either his “Eisenhower moment” – moving the U.S. More...

Church News

Calhoun – Hedrick United In Marriage

Heidi Ann Hedrick of Mc- Connellsburg and Richard Daniel Calhoun of Mont Alto were united in marriage on May 30, 2009 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The 4:00 p.m. ceremony was performed by Pastor Clyde DeShong. More...

Council Takes First Look At New Ordinances

Initial zoning, subdivision and land ordinances discussed

McConnellsburg Borough Council members got their first look at a new zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances at their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

NRCS Helps People Help The Land

Gets new conser vationist here

This year the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) celebrates 75 years of helping America’s private landowners conserve their soil, water and other natural resources. More...

Child Abuse Fatalities On The Rise

50 children died from child abuse in 2008

Sadly, statistics are showing child fatalities caused by abuse are on the rise with the majority of cases committed by parents. More...

Obituaries

Vance M. Giordano

Newburg, 91

Vance M. Giordano, 91, formerly of Newburg, Pa., died Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Penn Hall Nursing Center. Born October 6, 1918, in Crystal Springs, she was the daughter of the late Blaine and Ora DeShong Hixson. More...

Dana F. Healey

St. Augustine, Fla., 87

Dana “Dan” Francis Healey, 87, St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Needmore, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at his home. He was born in Ashland, N.H., the son of Katherine and James Healey. More...

Richard E. Seibert

Clear Spring, Md., 73

Richard Edward Seibert, 73, Clear Spring, Md., died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at his home. Born November 11, 1936, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Donald Seibert and Evelyn Semler Seibert. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 8, 1990 ‘90 Frank L. Mellott, a native Fulton Countian with lots of relatives here, quietly celebrated his 100th birthday Friday at his home More...

Sports

Harvick Wins Shootout Thriller

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout lived up to its name. It was a no-holds-barred shootout up until the last lap, and the type finish fans always hope for. More...

Racing Roundup

The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint cars were in action at Volusia Speedway Park last Wednesday and Thursday night, where Craig Dollansky and Joey Saldana picked up feature wins. More...

Girls Basketball

Hyndman 55 McConnellsburg 43 More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Women’s Bible Study McConnellsburg Area Women’s Bible study is meeting on Thursdays, through the end of March, at 9:30 a.m. at Cito United Methodist Church. More...

RECREATION

Sweetheart Ball The 26th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball and auction will be held Saturday, February 13, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

MEETINGS

SF 4-H Club Meeting Southern Fulton Friends 4-H Club will meet February 22 at Southern Fulton Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling Lori at 485-4111. More...

Family

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Myrtle Wible family. More...

Birth Announced

Bradley and Melissa Gordon of McConnellsburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Kay Gordon. She was born at Waynesboro Hospital on February 3, 2010, at 3:25 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.9 ounces and was 18-1/4 inches long. More...

Marriage License

Andrew Patrick Green, 42, McConnellsburg, and Gloria Marie Talbert, 33, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...