December 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County Christmas Tree Lit

The lights on the county Christmas tree were officially turned on Saturday night. More...

Local & State

Christmas Gifts Ready For 500 Children

Local volunteers gather at the McConnellsburg Catholic Mission for the 28th year in a row last Friday to ready Christmas gifts for delivery. More...

Ashlyn’s Angels Christmas Project

Ashlyn’s Angels volunteers fill 35 laundry baskets with house cleaning products, kitchen utensils, hygiene products, food including fresh produce, reusable bags, and a Christmas ornament. More...

PA Cosmetologists Suing State For Denying License Applications

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Is good moral character required to wax eyebrows and give facials?  In the state of Pennsylvania it is, and two women denied licenses to work as cosmetologists because they ran afoul of that regulation are challenging t More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 17, 1998 ’98 More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Forbes Road 64Belleville Mennonite 37 More...

Man Hunted Deer From Car With Crossbow

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) – State game officials have charged a Pittsburgh area man with hunting deer from his car with a loaded crossbow. More...

2 More PA Casinos Open Up FOr Sports Betting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two more casinos in Pennsylvania have started up with sports betting.  Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began test periods Thursday. More...

Family

Marriage License

Austin Lee Rourke, 19, Hustontown, and Star Elizabeth Fraker, 22, Three Springs, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Church News

Local Christmas Services

Burnt Cabins Bible Church will hold a special service at 7 p.m., Christmas Eve. Pastor Bob and the entire church congregation invite all to come and celebrate the birth of the Savior. For more information or for transportation call 259-3459.   More...

PennDOT Open House Held For Route 16 Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) along with KCI Engineering held an open house Dec. More...

Christmas Is The Season For Giving

Local charities, service providers need help

With Christmas in Mc- Connellsburg kicking off holiday festivities earlier this month, it’s now that time of the year when spending for presents and travel are well under way. More...

Obituaries

Linda B. Francis

Everett, 69

Linda B. Francis, 69, Everett, died Monday, December 10, 2018.  She was born February 17, 1949, at Memorial Hospital of Bedford County, a daughter of the late Charles F. Barton and Lidia V. More...

Shirley L. Gracey

Waterfall, 84

Shirley Lurene Gracey, 84, Waterfall, died at 8:01 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  Born September 10, 1934, in Licking Creek Township, Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Cletus and More...

Mary E. Richards

Big Cove Tannery, 100

Mary E. Richards, 100, Big Cove Tannery, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born on Sunday, April 14, 1918, in Mc- Connellsburg, the daughter of the late Luther and the late Sophia Houck Gordon. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Merry Christmas early to all! “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Terroristic Threats   According to state police, Fulton County Medical Center located at 214 Peach Orchard was one of the many businesses nationwide to receive a bomb threat last week. The threat was received on Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Program Burnt Cabins Bible Church will hold a special service at 7 p.m., Christmas Eve. Pastor Bob and the entire church congregation invite all to come and celebrate the birth of the Savior. More...

Features

Tiny Asteroid Is Studded With Boulders

WASHINGTON (AP) – NASA’s first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought. More...

Scientists Scour WWI Shipwreck To Solve Military Mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. More...

With Farm Bill Soon To Be Law: Casey Secures Key Wins For PA Farmers

Washington, D.C. – Following Senate passage of a bipartisan Farm Bill, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the U.S. More...