March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman Sentenced For Drug Delivery

Gayle Hess sentenced; husband Albert Hess given continuance

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg woman was remanded to the custody of the the sheriff’s office on Tuesday to begin a local prison sentence for drug delivery, while her husband, facing sentencing on the same charges, was granted a brief oneweek cont More...

Local & State

Pa. Officials Say Health Centers Aren’t Effective

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett's Department of Health wants to close nearly half of the state's health centers because it says they are ineffective in helping treat public health problems. More...

Dinner Auction To Feature Artists Prints

With a little more than a week until its annual dinner auction, Fulton County Medical Center Foundation auction committee is pleased to announce some great items are still being donated. More...

Help Keep Cowans Gap Beautiful

Volunteers sought for variety of programs at Cowans Gap State Park

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From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files of March 4, 1993 ’93 More...

Memory Jogger Correction

Last week’s Memory Jogger inadvertently omitted the names of the two brothers pictured from the caption. They are Richard Ivan Wright, left, and Edwin Brinton Wrigth, right. Both men were in the Army Air Corps during World War II. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Truck Strikes Utility Pole A 2003 Ford Ranger became disabled after crashing into a utility pole along Route 1003 in Ayr Township on Monday, March 4. More...

Family

Engagement

Barry and Elizabeth Miller wish to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jenna Brie Brantner, to Jacob Wayne Hileman on May 4, 2013. Jenna is a 2006 graduate of Forbes Road High School. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse: Michael Jacob McCarty, 50, Mercersburg, and Rose Maria Rosenberry, 46, Mercersburg. Thomas L. Newcomer, 68, Chambersburg, and Joan Marie Slye, 58, Chambersburg. More...

Graduates

Pvt. Samuel J. Mickey earned the title United States Marine February 22, 2013, when he graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. More...

Chronic Wasting Disease Found Near Here

Three harvested, wild deer positively identified in Bedford, Blair counties

NEWS EDITOR Pennsylvania’s very first case of chronic wasting disease in the wild white-tailed deer population has been confirmed. More...

Chronological History Of Chronic Wasting Disease

 1967 - First identified as aclinical disease in captive muledeer at a research facility in FortCollins, Colo. 1978 - CWD classified as aTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE). More...

Public Meeting To Be Held On CWD

Harvest locations of infected deer released

NEWS EDITOR The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a public meeting later this month in the southcentral region as part of its plan to disseminate information on the confirmed presence of chronic wasting disease in free-range white-tailed deer. More...

Obituaries

Donald K. Zilch

Hagerstown, 80

Donald “ Don” Keith Zilch, 80, Hagerstown, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born October 16, 1932, in Troy, N.Y, he was the son of the late Herbert Zilch and Margaret Steele Zilch. More...

Helen M. Batdorff

McConnellsburg, 84

Helen M. Batdorff, 84, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, June 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Alvin and Jennie (Pittman) Peck. She was the widower of Wayne E. More...

Vesta H. Marquart

Martinsburg, 88

Vesta Helsel Marquart, 88, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, died Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the nursing facility. She was born in Wells Tannery, a daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Lowery) Helsel. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jenna Howell, 6 on March 10; Harold Batdorff, March 10; Jeanne Williams, March 10; Mona Sowers, March 13; Nancy Richards, More...

Hustontown

March has arrived with some cold weather and also some snow this week. Visitors in the Kate Berkstresser home on Saturday evening were Shawn Berkstresser and friend Sue and children of Slippery Rock. June Bennett spent Sunday with her mother. More...

Sports

Walls Places Third On Elks Hoop Shoot

On March 2, 2013, at State College High School in State College, Taylor Walls, daughter of Melinda and Bryan Walls of McConnellsburg, placed third in the Pennsylvania State Elks Hoop Shoot competition. More...

So. Fulton Lady Indians Fall To Conemaugh In District Playoff

Conemaugh Township 54 Southern Fulton 44 The Southern Fulton Lady Indians fell short in achieving their goal of clinching a third-consecutive District 5-A championship title. More...