2010-04-29 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 26, 1990 ’90 An Illinois trucker was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday, April 18, at a farm off the

north side of U.S. Route 30 on the west side of Scrub Ridge in Licking Creek Township. Felix J. Westfield, 31, operating a Mack truck-tractor, was travelling west descending the west side of Scrub Ridge when the rig’s brakes apparently gave out and he lost control.

A Cumberland, Md., man was bound over for trial last week on one count of criminal homicide and two counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault in connection with the July 16, 1989, shooting death of his stepdaughter and the wounding of his wife and stepson at their Black Oak summer home. The case against Winford Melvin Jr. was bound over to court April 19 at a hearing held in Fulton County Courthouse. Fulton County District Attorney Jim Schall said he may seek the death penalty if Melvin is convicted in the shooting death.

Top of the Green Restaurant at Great Cove Golf Club is now open for business with weekly lunch specials.

Deaths: Stewart Ramsey, 71, Pittsburgh, formerly of Maddensville; Mary Graham, 99, Hancock; Paulina Himes, 85, Bedford; Grant Bishop, 75, Hancock; Madeline Rock, 75, Chambersburg; Raymond Yost, 58, Berkeley Springs.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kent Stains of Harrisonville on April 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Washabaugh IV of McConnellsburg on April 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Diehl of Warfordsburg on April 12; twins, a son and a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hale of Fort Littleton on April 17.

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