May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County Job Rate Continues With Up/Down Trend

March unemployment up slightly from Feb.

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for March showed a .5 percent increase in unemployment, a disappointment from last month’s 1.1 percent drop in jobless rates. More...

Local & State

Highway Funding Advocates To Miss Ousted Lawmaker

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The defeat of state House Transportation Committee Chairman Richard Geist in this week's primary was the biggest development in months for Pennsylvania's stalled debate over highway and bridge repairs. More...

Police: Woman Beaten, Forced To Buy Penna. Man New Shoes

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and stole her wallet before forcing her to take him shoe shopping at a major Pittsburgh area mall. More...

Man Charged In Shooting Snake Breeder

RIDLEY, Pa. (AP) – Police say they’ve figured out the identity of the cold-blooded criminal who shot a Pennsylvania snake dealer in January. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago ’92 Fulton County Republican voters joined their fellow Pennsylvanians in giving President George More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Troy Yaukey, May 10; Mack Bishop, May 11; Nikole More...

Hustontown

We have been having some lovely spring weather but still not much rain. Knobsville folks reported having a great day with the rummage sale and food sale Saturday. Thanks to all who helped and supported them. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to April Grissinger, Richelle Boyd, Caleigh Clark, Lacey Anderson, Addie Barnett, Luke Reynolds, Rick Grissinger, Patti Grissinger, Beth Clark and Rick Grissinger. More...

Sports

Car Stolen

A silver 2010 Toyota Corolla was stolen from 3271 Lincoln Highway in Brush Creek Township between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on April 27, state police reported. More...

High School Sports

Softball McConnellsburg 20 St. Maria Goretti 3 More...

Catches Palomino

Corbitt Barnhart caught a 3- pound, 20-inch Palomino trout while fishing with his dad, Terry Barnhart, at their favorite water hole in Warfordsburg. More...

Family

Pa. Landlord Pleads To Tenant Murder Over $50 Debt

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania landlord will spend 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting his tenant over a $50 debt. More...

McConnellsburg FFA Holds Safe Tractor Driving Contest

Early in April Mc- Connellsburg FFA Chapter held its annual safe tractor driving competition. More...

Legislature’s Reserve $184M Last Year

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An annual financial audit of the Pennsylvania Legislature expected to be approved next week says lawmakers' reserve cash cushion was almost $184 million last June 30. More...

Election Board Canvasses Tues. Primary Votes

Official, certified election results due to state by May 14

It’s official! The votes are in and have been canvassed and carefully scrutinized by the Fulton County Election Board comprised of commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher. More...

Primitive Decor Shop Opens

Grand opening this Friday; monthly bake sale Saturday

Having suffered a devastating house fire in the late spring of 2011, the Messinger family found themselves not only downsizing in their personal lives but also prioritizing and taking stock of their future. More...

Resurfacing Begins On Rt. 522

On Tuesday, May 1, work began to give residents a safer and smoother roadway as resurfacing work started on Route 522 in Bethel Township, Fulton County. More...

Obituaries

Helen L. Barnhart Hancock, 90

Helen Le Vesta Mason Barnhart, 90, Hancock, died at home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born March 25, 1922, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., to the late Rumsey C. Mason and Hazel Yonker Coffin. More...

Robert P. Baughman Three Springs, 66

Robert Paul Baughman, 66, Three Springs, died at 12:51 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born October 8, 1945, in Bedford County, he was the son of the late Robert and Grace (Kanouff) Baughman Sr. More...

Donald A. Duncan Jr. McConnellsburg, 58

Donald Andrew Duncan Jr., 58, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., due to the selfless act of helping another truck driver. More...

Letters

May Is National Foster Care Month

To The Editor: May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to come together on behalf of the children who are in foster care while their families are in crisis. More...

Police Reports

Harassment Reported At Sheetz

Pennsylvania State Police from McConnellsburg barracks were dispatched to Sheetz convenience store in the McConnellsburg Borough for an alleged incident of harassment on Monday, April 21. More...

Scrap Metal Taken

Several pieces of scrap metal were stolen from 2358 Fairview Road in Union Township between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 27. Victim of the theft is a 55-yearold Warfordsburg area man. More...

Identity Theft In Needmore

A 49-year-old female from Needmore reported to state police investigators she was the victim of identity theft between 2005 and 2010. During that timeframe the woman said a credit card was opened in her name without her permission. More...

Entertainment

McCbg. FFA Holds Awards Banquet

McConnellsburg FFA held its annual awards banquet Monday, April 23, to honor chapter members, parents, and community members who supported them throughout the year. The banquet was held at Sideling Hill Christian Church. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION Revival Revival services will be held May 3, 4 and 5, at Independent Bible Church, Stoneybreak Road, Warfordsburg. Speaker will be Pastor William Swope. Music will be held May 4 and 5 by the Old Fashion Gospel Singers. More...

Help Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger”

Residents throughout Pennsylvania are being asked to help feed the needy by participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction with the postal service. More...

Church News

Ensemble Performs At Area Churches

The MHS Choral Ensemble performed at three local United Methodist churches Sunday morning, April 29: Ebenezer United Methodist, Siloam United Methodist (pictured), and Asbury United Methodist. More...

New Latter-day Saint Missionary

Sister Whitney Egbert, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, returned home to Washington after finishing her 18-month mission. Sister Meghan Andersen has joined Sister Jennifer Swensen in serving the Hancock Ward. More...

814 Area Code Split Deep-sixed Until 2018

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Western Pennsylvania has headed off area code confusion for at least six more years. More...