December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dems Pick Everett Woman For January 28 Special Election

Barbara Barron to square off against Topper for Hess’s vacant seat

NEWS EDITOR  A Bedford County woman has been selected to represent local Democrats of the 78th Legislative District next month in the special election to fill the state House of Representatives position held by the late Dick Hess.  More...

Local & State

Pa. State Police Issue Report On School Safety

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Drawing on security evaluations of more than 300 schools since 2004, Pennsylvania State Police have released a report aimed at helping public and private schools boost security.  The report, available on the state police More...

Pregnant Woman Killed In Crash, Baby Survives

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania woman who was nine months pregnant has been killed in a car crash. Her baby boy survived and is listed in serious condition.  Lebanon County Coroner Dr. More...

Forbes Road Reorganizes For 2014

Arnold, Bard elected as president, vice president

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From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of December 16, 1993  ’93   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Teddy Kuhn, a former resident of Fulton County and now living in Fayetteville, along with her neighbor, Dorothy, enjoys reading the weekly Fulton County News.  Doris Ray remains a patient in Hershey Medial Center with severe injuries from a fall More...

Hustontown By Kate Berkstresser

We can say winter has arrived by treating us to a few inches of that white scenery. Just hope it lasts to make for a white Christmas.  Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ralph Berkstresser III who passed away last week. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Man Faces Assault Charges   Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg have reportedly charged a 25-yearold McConnellsburg man with sexual assault on two occasions in June.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS   Christmas Musical Warfordsburg Presbyterian Children’s Musical, “Christmas Carol Report,” will be performed December 22, at 7 p.m. A reception will follow.   More...

Family

Democrats Sing At FCMC

Fulton County Democratic Club and Friends once again sang carols in the halls of Fulton County Medical Center before congregating for their annual Christmas party the evening of Tuesday, December 10, More...

Worker Took Bribes For Driver’s Licenses

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former state driver’s license examiner has been charged with taking bribes from immigrants, mostly from the Asian country of Bhutan, who were given licenses without having to pass driving tests.& More...

County Adopts Balanced Budget

Residents to see one-quarter mill increase

NEWS EDITOR  Fulton County commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher moved forward Tuesday morning with final adoption of the general operating budget for 2014 that will include a one-quarter mill increase in real estate taxes More...

Wells Supervisor Nabbed In Drug Sting

Jason Bricker prelim hearing set for December 18

NEWS EDITOR  A Wells Township supervisor was arrested last Tuesday as part of Bedford County’s Operation Stocking Stuffer, which set out to serve arrest warrants on 23 alleged drug dealers.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. Scavone McConnellsburg, 72

Joseph Anthony Scavone, 72, McConnellsburg, died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center.  He was born September 27, 1941, in Brooklyn N.Y., the son of the late Salvatore and Marianna Medona Scavone.  He worked for many ye More...

Larry D. Revell Big Pool, Md., 81

Larry Dana Revell, 81, Big Pool, Md., died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday December 12, 2013, after a courageous battle with Alzheimers disease.  He was born May 26, 1932, one of five children to the late Frank and Hazel Murr More...

Norman J. Mellott Saginaw, Texas, 84

Norman J. “Jack” Mellott, 84, a Saginaw, Texas, resident for more than 40 years died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at his home.  He was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Charles W. More...

Letters

Festival of Lights Was Brilliant!

To The Editor:  When we heard about a local “Festival of Lights,” we were pretty skeptical about the idea. More...

Electronic Recycling Reminder

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Franklin County Salvation Army Christmas Dinner In Need Of Donations

To The Editor:  Technology is changing the world as we know it and we have become connected in so many different ways. But some things remain constant, including the need to help those less fortunate on a personal level.  More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Basketball   Forbes Road 52  Southern Huntingdon 50  More...

Bags First Buck

Jacob Younker, while hunting with his grandfather, Carl Younker, killed his first buck at 239 yards, with a 243 rifle. Jacob is the son of Lance and Carri Younker of Dott, Pa. More...

House OKs Bill To Allow Bounty On Coyotes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set a bounty on coyotes is advancing in the Legislature after winning the approval of the state House of Representatives.  More...

Church News

Area Christmas Services

Warfordsburg Presbyterian Children’s Musical, “Christmas Carol Report,” will be performed December 22, at 7 p.m. A reception will follow.   More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road’s December Students of the Month. More...

The Holiday Spending Season By The Numbers

The holiday season is significant for a variety of reasons. In addition to its religious significance, the holiday season is when many retailers enjoy their greatest successes. More...