Year In Review – TOP STORIES –

Economy showed little signs of recovery; county elects two new commissioners

Economy Fulton County began 2011 much in the same way as 2010 ended, with a sluggish economy and unemployment wavering between single and double digits that continued throughout the year. In November, Fulton County was in the 61st spot out of 67 counties. In the previous month of October, Fulton had attained a ranking of 52, the best ranking for […]

Arrest Made In Chamber Of Commerce Embezzlement

Former chamber employee faces six felony counts

A former bookkeeper was arrested Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police following a 3-1/2 year investigation into the misappropriation of more than $13,000 in money belonging to the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce. Kathy Leigh (Fester) Carbaugh of 5720 Squirrel Road, Fort Loudon, was arrested by Trooper M.B. Gordon of the Mc- Connellsburg substation on January 3 on one count […]


Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.Firefighter of the YearTerry HannMcConnellsburg VolunteerFire Co. Firefighterof the YearDonna WelshHustontown Area VolunteerFire Co. Firefighter of the YearRay Clark2011 Fulton County FairQueenEmily Watkins, MHS seniorFulton County Historical Society’s Historian of the YearRuth G. Reeder Fulton County Chamber ofCommerce and Tourism’sPerson of the YearDr. Jack SteeleFulton County Chamber ofCommerce and Tourism’sOutstanding CitizenMarie ShimerFulton County Chamber ofCommerce and Tourism’sCommunity […]

Newly Elected Commissioners Talk Finances

Discuss committing to a $1.4 million construction loan

Talk among the newly elected Board of Fulton County commissioners this week revolved around finances, new loan commitments and ongoing renovations following the official swearing in of Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher. Business manager Tim Stanton appeared before the commissioners on January 3 with paperwork in hand from F&M Trust regarding two proposed loan modifications as well as […]

Judge Walsh To Retire

Will step down from Court of Common Pleas bench end of 2012

Timing has been a key factor in numerous aspects of the life of Richard Walsh. The timing of the Vietnam draft allowed Walsh to spend eight years in the United States Navy’s medical service corps following his lifelong passion for the life sciences. Good timing as well as a love of tennis also prompted him to meet his wife, Peggy. […]

Consider Donating Life Insurance To Your Favorite Charity

To The Editor: If you are a concerned, compassionate or “big hearted person,” donating a life insurance policy to a charitable cause is one way to benefit others with a large gift and, in some cases, yourself – with a possible tax deduction. You can donate a new policy or put an existing policy that’s no longer needed to good […]

Local New Year’s Baby Born At Waynesboro

Fulton’s Jobless Rate Continues To Seesaw

County ranked #61 in November

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for November showed the county losing previous small gains in employment with the county’s unemployment rate increasing by six-tenths of a percentage point. The increase in unemployment was enough to send the county’s ranking of 52 (out of 67 counties) in October to number 61 in November. Fulton tied with Schuylkill County for the 61st […]

Hospital To Test New Hires For Nicotine

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A major Pennsylvania health system will begin testing new hires for nicotine starting in February. Danville-based Geisinger Health Systems says it will begin testing for use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, nicotine patches and gum as part of routine drug screening. At least two other hospital systems in the state – Susquehanna Health Systems in […]

Man’s Death Attributed To “Suicide by Cop”

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says an armed southwestern Pennsylvania man who led officers on a chase before they fatally shot him committed “suicide by cop.” Washington County Coroner Tim Warco says that’s his conclusion Friday after reviewing testimony from a Nov. 4 inquest into the death of 42-year-old Kelly Duane Smith, of Canonsburg. Smith was shot and killed […]