February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Brown Sentenced In Child Assault

A Big Cove Tannery man was sentenced to a minimum 15 months in a state correctional facility Tuesday for last year’s indecent assault of an 11-year-old boy. More...

Local & State

Rep. Hess Supports Marcellus Shale Impact Fee

Several northcentral Pennsylvania House Republican members voted in favor of the conference committee report on House Bill 1950 last week, allowing for a Marcellus shale drilling impact fee. The group consist of Rep. Rick Geist (RAltoona), Rep. More...

Corbett Signs Bill To Extend Jobless Benefits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of jobless Pennsylvanians will be able to collect federally funded unemployment benefits through early March. Gov. More...

Carbon Monoxide Sickens More Than 25 In Reading

READING, Pa. (AP) – Malfunctioning heaters are being blamed for high levels of carbon monoxide that sickened more than two dozen people at a Pennsylvania apartment building. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 13, 1992

’92 The coldest spell of the winter was felt here over the weekend with temperatures registering near zero in parts of the county early Monday morning. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 18, 1982

’82 Buildings at Central Fulton School were evacuated of students, faculty and personnel on Tuesday following a telephoned bomb threat. No bomb was found and the buildings were declared safe for students to return later in the day. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 2, 1972

’72 At the February 22 reorganization meeting of the board of directors, which followed the annual stockholders’ meeting of The First National Bank, H.J. Culler of McConnellsburg was named president of the local banking institution. More...

Police Reports

Harrisonville Man Injured In Accident

A Harrisonville man suffered minor injuries during a single-vehicle accident along Route 16 in Peters Township, Franklin County More...

Driver Cited In Crash

A Warfordsburg woman faces charges related to driving on roadways laned for traffic following a crash along Pleasant Grove Road last Wednesday. More...

Vehicle Damaged

A 30-year-old man from McConnellsburg reported to state police investigators his vehicle was damaged while parked at Johnnie’s Motel in McConnellsburg Borough on Wednesday, February 8, at 1:15 a.m. More...

Entertainment

JFK Library To Make Public Jackie O’s Papers

BOSTON ( AP) – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has released some of the personal papers of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Pioneer Club/Youth Group All are invited to Pioneer Club/Youth Group at Rock Hill Mennonite Church, 1173 Rock Hill Road, McConnellsburg. Meetings will be held February 22, March 7 and 21 and April 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Movie Night My Father’s House Ministries welcomes all to join the meal and movie night February 18. The meal begins at 5 p.m. with the movie “Courageous” following at 6 p.m. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Tree Orders More...

Family

Attains Dean’s List

Dakota Unger, son of Phil and Julie Unger of Mercersburg, was named to the dean’s list at Gettysburg College for the 2011 fall semester earning a 3.33 GPA on a 4.0 scale. More...

Master Gardeners To Start Community Victory Garden

Fulton County Master Gardeners would like to invite the public to participate in a new community Victory Garden within McConnellsburg Borough. More...

Pa. Couple Married 65 Years Dies 88 Minutes Apart

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A funeral is set for a western Pennsylvania couple who died 88 minutes apart after more than 65 years of marriage. More...

Bail Forfeiture In Murder-Suicide Overturned

District attorney to appeal bail forfeiture case to Pa. Supreme Court

On the heels of a decision handed down by the Pennsylvania Superior Court that a bail bondsman would not have to forfeit $100,000 to Fulton County, a decision has been made at the local level to appeal the matter to the State Supreme Court. More...

Conservation Districts To Get Funding From Impact Fees

Gas extraction impact fees to provide dedicated funding stream

After years of discussion and scrutiny, and months of lively debate and negotiation, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a Local Impact Fee from the extraction of natural gas from underneath much of Pennsylvania. More...

DEATHS

Angelini, Ida, 93, ChambersburgBarr, John, 74, McConnellsburgGrimes, Carol, 63, ChambersburgSaum, LuRae, 78, ChambersburgWelsh, Freda, 83, McConnellsburg More...

Obituaries

Carol G. Grimes

Chambersburg, 63

Carol G. Grimes, 63, of Chambersburg, died at Chambersburg Hospital Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Born August 18, 1948, in Wells Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Lester A. and Leona J. Seville Souders. More...

Freda E. Welsh

McConnellsburg, 83

Freda E. Welsh, 83, Mc Connellsburg, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Dublin Township, Fulton County, April 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Evans and Nellie (Keebaugh) Kling. More...

LuRae F. Saum

Chambersburg, 78

LuRae F. Saum, 78, Chambersburg, died Saturday, February 11, 2012. Born May 3, 1933, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred D. and Edythe N. Funk Ferry. More...

Letters

SF Superintendent Clarifies Statement

To The Editor: First, I want to thank Chanin Rotz-Mountz for attending the Southern Fulton PTA meeting that was held on Monday evening, January 30, 2012. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Bessie Rasp, 81 on February 8; Jerry Mellott and Gilbert DeShong on February 14; Helen Glunt, February 20; Barry Weller, February 19; Deb Culler, February 19; Sherry Metz, February 16; Karen Bishop, February 18; Jamie Morgan, Febru More...

Maddensville

Please note correction to pesticide meeting dates: Pesticide update meetings will be held on February 22 at McConnellsburg High School, March 21 at Forbes Road High School and March 22 at Southern Fulton High School, all from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day, and the weather hasn’t been bad yet. A nice crowd attended the auction at Hustontown Firehall on Friday evening. Shirley Tice is recuperating after breaking her arm. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Forbes Road 74 Southern Huntingdon 56 More...

Basketball Standings

GIRLS A Southern Fulton 17 1 Berlin 17 2 Meyersdale 10 8 Shanksville 9 9 McConnellsburg 8 10 Forbes Road 6 11 Fa More...

Racing Season Is Upon Us

The off season is over, and it back to racing this weekend. More...

Features

Lung Association Encourages Tobacco Users To “Quit For Love”

The American Lung Association is encouraging smokers to “Quit For Love” as part of a statewide campaign offering free nicotine patches and counseling and reminding residents of the local resources available to aid them in their attempt to More...

Gettysburg’s Black History Museum Propels Forward

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – It was on a West Africa shoreline where Ron Bailey had his midlife crisis. More...

Church News

Penn Class Teaches Students How To Live Like Monks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Looking for a wild-and-crazy time at college? Don’t sign up for Justin McDaniel’s religious studies class. More...