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. 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. 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. 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...

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.  He is a freshman studying linguistics and is a 2011 graduate of Sou 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. 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, Chambersburg Barr, John, 74, McConnellsburg Grimes, Carol, 63, Chambersburg Saum, LuRae, 78, Chambersburg Welsh, 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. 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. More...

Church News

Penn Class Teaches Students How To Live Like Monks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Looking for a wild-and-crazy time at college? More...