2010-09-16 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 13, 1990

JLG Industries reported its third consecutive year of record sales and earnings for its fiscal year ended July 31, 1990. Fourth-quarter sales and earnings ’90were also higher than any quarter in the company’s history. Sales for the year rose 23 percent to $149.3 million, a 22 percent increase over the $35.5 million in sales reported for the same quarter of fiscal 1989.

Winford Melvin Jr. of Cumberland, Md., pleaded no contest to third-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault September 7. Melvin faced the charges in connection with the shooting death of his stepdaughter and the wounding of his wife and stepson at their Black Oak area summer home on July 16.

Local NASCAR driver Tom Peck had lots of hometown support at the Busch Grand National race in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, where he placed ninth competing against the country’s top drivers. JLG and McConnellsburg Jaycees sponsored busloads to attend the race.

Effie Shelley of McConnellsburg celebrated her 90th birthday in style on September 2 at a party at Cowans Gap State Park.

Lori Ann Hess of Fort Littleton and Joey Lynn Helser of Fort Littleton were united in marriage June 30 at Knobsville United Methodist Church. Parents of the couple are Robert and Jean Hess of Fort Littleton and Harry and Janet Helser of Fort Littleton.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Bucher of Mount Union on August 31; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Isanogle of Marion on September 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Stains of Orbisonia on September 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bowser of Fort Littleton on September 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Cohenour of Three Springs on September 6.

Deaths: Nancy Barnhart, 45, McConnellsburg; Glenn Ott, 54, Big Cove Tannery; Thelma V. Ensor, 60, Warfordsburg; Lynn North, 70, Mount Union; Marie Bivens, 77, Wells Tannery; Catherine Colins Geston, 69, Hancock; Dorothy Shearer, 67, St. Thomas; Harvey Stahl, 90, Hagerstown; Blaine Hemphill, 53, Hedgesville, W.Va.; Rebecca Courtney, 88, Hancock; Ulysses Stone, 64, Hagerstown; Mabel Claycomb, 75, Bedford.

Marriage licenses: Troy Brindle, Silver Spring, Md., and Gloria Seville, Silver Spring, Md.; Matthew Whitsel, Shirleysburg, and Ellen Feldman, Shirleysburg; Frank Plessinger, McConnellsburg, and Amy Burton, McConnellsburg; Barry Mueller, Mechanicsburg, and Robin Black, Waterfall; Curtis Glazier, McConnellsburg, and Lori Spade, Hustontown.

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