October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge Halts New Voter ID Requirement

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State

Legal Reimbursement Law Little Used

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania law requiring convicted public officials to reimburse the treasury for taxpayer funded legal help has been little used, a newspaper reported. More...

Republicans Open Election Headquarters

Fulton County Republican Committee announces the opening of its 2012 election headquarters at 105 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, on Monday, October 1, 2012. Election headquarters will be open on Fridays from 5 p.m. More...

Robinson Sentenced For Child Sex Crime

Defense files post-sentence motion, alleges new evidence

NEWS EDITOR A Big Cove Tannery man was remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Sheriff ’s Office Tuesday to begin what will be a minimum 15-year sentence in a state correctional institution for raping a 9-year-old girl at his 2391 Cito Roa More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 1, 1992 ’92 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Towed A 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was towed from the scene of a single-vehicle crash along Waterfall Road on Thursday, September 27. More...

Teens Arrested In Taped Beating Of Woman

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) – Six teenagers were in custody Friday on charges they brutally beat a neighbor on her stoop “just for fun” and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said. More...

Homicide Suspect Shot During Pa. Stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say a homicide suspect was shot during a struggle with an officer after a routine traffic stop. Investigators said two officers stopped a sedan in northwest Philadelphia at about 2:45 p.m. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Carson Lee Barnett, son of Chris Barnett and Caitlin Black, celebrated his first birthday on September 27, 2012. Grandparents are Maynard and Rhonda Black and Roy and Connie Barnett. More...

Celebrates Second

Jaya Rideout celebrated her second birthday with a “cow cow’’ party on September 29. Jaya is the daughter of Becky Lynch and Donnie Rideout of Chambersburg and the granddaughter of Joyce Lynch and Alan Sigel of Warfordsburg. More...

Atheists Sue Another Pa. School Over Commandments

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Wisconsin-based atheist and agnostic group has sued another southwestern Pennsylvania school district over a monument of the Ten Commandments currently on school grounds.. More...

Former Countian Arrested In Teen’s Murder

Steffawn Spriggs arrested for Chambersburg shooting

A former McConnellsburg man will likely be arraigned this week on allegations he murdered an 18-year-old Chambersburg man last month. More...

Sorority,Women In Need Join Forces To Fight Domestic Violence

NEWS EDITOR After having recently learned about the organization Women In Need, sisters from the Precepter Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are moving forward with their plans to launch a yearlong campaign to promote WIN’s free services for l More...

Obituaries

Robert D. Appleby Shade Gap, 65

Robert D. Appleby, 65, Shade Gap, died at 10:33 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born May 5, 1947, in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Melvin J. More...

Abner L. Weaver Warfordsburg, 83

Abner Lewis “Skip” Weaver, 83, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday September 26, 2012, at Autumn Acres near Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

In Memory JOHNSON

In memory of Larry L. Johnson, Oct. 3, 1937-April 16, 2011. More...

Letters

Choose Freedom Over Socialism

To The Editor: While our country continues to plunge toward economic ruin because of the misguided socialist policies of Barack Obama he promises more of the same if reelected. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Randy Hill, 62, on Sept. 29; Owen Long, 5, Sept. 28; Darlene Seiders, Oct. 9; Hannelore Hann, Oct. 11; Nadine Carbaugh, Oct. 11; Michael Glenn, Troy Smith, Oct. 13; Bob Garlock, Oct. 12; and Kim Mills, Oct. 9. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Ken Erisman, Dana Smith, Madison Hoover, Dolores Swope, Tim Anderson, Garrett Mc- Math, Beth Bair, Curt Patterson, Tom Ramsey, Lynn Knepper and Barb Shaw. More...

Hustontown

It was a great weekend to get out and enjoy the beginning of the beautiful colors that Mother Nature provides for fall. A reminder for all the Lynch relatives about the reunion this Sunday, October 7, at Needmore Firehall. Meal time is 1 p.m. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

Calvary Christian 8 FCCCS 5 Caleb Gingerich tallied three goals for the Fulton County Community Christian School Chargers, who dropped a recent non-league match to Calvary Christian of Huntingdon. More...

Girls Soccer

McConnellsburg 3 Chestnut Ridge 2 More...

Volleyball

Tussey Mountain 3 Southern Fulton 0 More...

Church News

Doc Film To Shed Light On 9/11 In Somerset County

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – Laura Beachy's sixth-grade teacher at Eagle View Elementary was supposed to turn off the television on Sept. More...

MHS Class Of 1962 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1962 met during the weekend of May 26 and 27, 2012, to celebrate the last 50 years. More...

Western Pa. Church Celebrates 240th Anniversary

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Presbyterian congregation has celebrated its 240th anniversary in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...