March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wagner, Conklin Rally Democrats For Primary

Spring dinner brings out gubernatorial candidate

Citing the submission of seven late state budgets over the past seven years and calling that a “symptom of a government that is politically paralyzed,” Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Wagner told Fulton County Democrats, “y More...

Local & State

PennDOT Encourages All To Help Beautify Pa.

Pick It Up PA Days’ to run April 17 to May 1

The Department of Transportation is encouraging Pennsylvanians to help beautify the state by participating in “Pick It Up PA Days” from April 17 through May 1. More...

Bonus Case Suggests Questions For PA Lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Incumbent Pennsylvania state lawmakers will be making themselves seen in their home districts over the next couple of months as they campaign to be returned to the Legislature for another term. More...

Big, Sitting Bull Puts Smiles On Passersby

The sight of this 2,400-pound bull sitting in a pasture along North Clear Ridge Road, near Hustontown, watching the traffic is giving passersby lucky enough to see him a reason to chuckle. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 22, 1990 ’90 Helen Overly, president of Overly-Raker Inc., was elected the new president of the Chicago Gift Show on February 6 at the annual member-exhibitors’ meeting. More...

Sports

Check Off Another One For Johnson

BRISTOL, Tenn. More...

Boys State Playoffs

Lincoln Park 69 Southern Fulton 60 More...

Hess Says Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

Trout stocking schedules are now available at Rep. Hess’ (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) district office in preparation for opening day of trout season in April. More...

Features

Updated Motor Carrier Regulations To Enhance Safety

Without causing undue burdens on farms or businesses

Pennsylvania is meeting a federal deadline to update its Motor Carrier Safety regulations while ensuring that the rules do not place an onerous burden on farmers or businesses, state officials said Monday. More...

No Child Left Behind Overhaul: Five Key Things That Would Change

The Obama administration recently released its blueprint for overhauling the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. More...

Iditarod Ends With Zero Dog Deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race wrapped up with a surprise – no dog deaths. The 55th and final finisher, rookie Celeste Davis, reached Nome on Saturday night. More...

Church News

In Memory

MELLOTT In loving memory of Frank Mellott, October 12, 1944 - March 29, 2007: More...

Cards Of Thanks

HANN The family of Alma Marie Hann would like to express their gratitude and thanks to all the doctors and nursing staff at Fulton County Medical Center. They took wonderful care of our mother. More...

Bank Robber Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing

Mandatory arraignment to be scheduled for Richard Fox Jr.

A Franklin County man accused of robbing the Waterfall branch of Community State Bank of Orbisonia has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. More...

Business Accountant Waives Hearing

Joseph Runk charged with stealing money from Needmore company

Following a series of continuances, a Spring Run, Franklin County, man appeared in court this week for a preliminary hearing scheduled on allegations he pocketed money to be sent to the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of a local company for payme More...

Miller Sentenced For Statutory Sexual Assault

Victim’s family requests modification to no-contact order

A Wells Tannery woman pleaded with the court this week to consider a modification to a no-contact order that would prohibit her teenage daughter from ever having contact with a Harrisonville man who was to be sentenced for unlawful contact with a mi More...

Obituaries

Sheldon R. Bishop

Hustontown, 57

Sheldon R. Bishop, 57, Hustontown, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. He was born in McConnellsburg April 12, 1952, the son of the late Richard K. Bishop Sr. and Belva R. (Truax) Bishop. More...

E. Sylvia Clark

Warfordsburg, 72

E. Sylvia Clark, 72, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Falling Spring Nursing Home, Chambersburg. She was born in Hagerstown May 17, 1937, the daughter of the late James H. Hess Sr. and Martha V. (Snyder) Hess. More...

Edna M. Colyer

Tyrone, 80

Edna M. Colyer, 80, Tyrone, died at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Hillview Golden Living Center, where she had been a resident. Born April 3, 1929, in Hopewell, she was a daughter of the late David A. and Marie Mae (Fagley) Bollman. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Congratulations to Zvonimir and Amy (Booth) Turcinov who became the proud arents of twins on March 6. Gabe and Zara are the grandchildren of Marshall and Eunice Booth. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful spring weekend weather. Our sympathy is extended to the family of relatives of Sheldon Bishop and also to the family and relatives of Virl Long of Hustontown and to the family of Sylvia Clark of Warfordsburg. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Teresa Souders, Brianne Fleck, Vivian Reily, Alyssa Jo Horton, Denise Watkins, Heidi Strait, Junior Drake, Shelly Kelly, Donna Park, Gail Stains, Rick Anderson, Erma Brown, Jasmine Strait, Brent Carlson, Roy Anderson Jr. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Revival Revival services will be held April 8, 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Bedford Chapel Church, 4570 Flickerville Rd, Warfordsburg. Guest speakers will be evangelists Richard and Mary Fox. More...

RECREATION

3-On-3 Basketball Tournament A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held April 3 at McConnellsburg Community Building. Registration will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. More...

MEETINGS

COPE Meeting COPE’s parent support group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Head Start building. More...

Family

Celebrates Birthday, Birth Announced

Jeremy and Nicole Fletcher of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a son, Jace Bryden, on January 20, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. More...

Marriage License

William E. Sipes, 39, Warfordsburg, and Stacy Lea Bramhall, 36, Breezewood, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Engagement

Curtis and Diana Crouse of Big Cove Tannery announce the engagement of their daughter, Niki D., of Chambersburg, to John R. Sheppard, also of Chambersburg. More...