Service Held At Restored White Church

Ayr Township

Final Solar Energy Plan Submitted

Ayr Township supervisors looked at final plans for a solar energy project in Ayr and signed a letter of support for the PA National Guard and Reserve at their regular meeting last month. Jim Madden, senior project manager for Element Power, a Charlottesville, Va.-based company, submitted final plans for a $60 million solar energy project that will ultimately contain about […]

9/11 Challenge Bikers To Lunch At American Legion September 15

Community asked to show its support

More than 350 injured veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and support personnel biking west to lay a wreath at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville will stop at the America Legion in McConnellsburg for lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15. The bikers are taking part in the Ride 2 Recovery 9/11 Challenge ride to honor the 10th […]

Lightning Strike Cause of Fire That Destroyed Former Wells Twp. Church

A lightning strike caused by severe thunderstorms and heavy rains that passed through the area early Sunday night is being listed as the cause of a fire that destroyed the former Wells Valley Methodist Church shortly after 7:30 p.m. The one-story wooden structure, reported to have been built in the 1800s, was located along Route 915 in Wells Township. Hustontown […]

Not-Guilty Plea Entered In Rape Case

Garry Shoemaker seeking new counsel for call of the list

Having met briefly with his attorney, a McConnellsburg area man appeared before Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom Tuesday morning without legal counsel to waive his right to arraignment proceedings. Charged with six counts each of aggravated and indecent assault as well as four counts of rape, four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and two counts of sexual assault, Garry Allen […]

Use Severance Tax To Renew Growing Greener

To The Editor: It’s shocking to me that Pennsylvania remains the only major drilling state in the nation that has failed to implement a severance tax on gas drilling. Due to the destructive and dangerous nature of Marcellus shale drilling, it only makes sense to direct a portion of the funds to the state’s environmental and conservation programs, like Pennsylvania’s […]

Should Taxpayers Save USPS?

To The Editor: Why is the post office in so much financial trouble to the tune of $9 billion as just reported on the news? Already, talk of closings, eliminating Saturday or other delivery service are being discussed. With rising healthcare and pension costs, should employees contribute more as comparable to private industry? To avoid default, the postmaster general wants […]

Appreciated Stock Sales: Local Charities Can Benefit, Taxes Can Be Avoided

To The Editor: As the chairman of the board of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation, I wanted to take a minute and inform the community of a possible opportunity for both local charities and those looking to support them. As many of you know, a local bank has once again been merged with another regional bank. When the merger is […]

Kin Fights Rehiring Pa. Officer In Cruiser Death

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) – In this small town made famous by a groundhog that sees his shadow, Stephen Obbish’s surviving family wants more light shed on what they still believe was a crime: allowing the grossly intoxicated, mentally ill man to die after spending nearly five hours in the back seat of a police cruiser on a hot summer day. […]

Funeral Home Donates To Food Basket

Rodger Cornelius of the Chambersburg based Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home met with Fulton County Food Basket officials last Thursday morning to donate some much-appreciated beef to the nonprofit organization that lends support to local low-income families, elderly and individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. On hand to receive the generous donation were Harry Lee Garland, president of the Food Basket’s Board […]