2012-10-04

McBeath:“Wouldn’t Have Missed It For Anything”

McConnellsburg resident shares WW2 experiences in England, France


Editor’s Note: The following story is the second of a series about Fulton County veterans who fought in World War II that will be published each week in the “News’’ through Veterans Day. NEWS EDITOR “Buzz Bomb keep your motor going,” Kay (Porter) McBeath and fellow members of the United States Army Medical Corps would sing as the sound of […]

Sorority,Women In Need Join Forces To Fight Domestic Violence



NEWS EDITOR After having recently learned about the organization Women In Need, sisters from the Precepter Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are moving forward with their plans to launch a yearlong campaign to promote WIN’s free services for local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Local Preceptor Gamma Pi Chapter Vice President Anna Maye Sigel and fellow […]

Judge Halts New Voter ID Requirement



ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting. The decision by Commonwealth Court Judge […]

Choose Freedom Over Socialism



To The Editor: While our country continues to plunge toward economic ruin because of the misguided socialist policies of Barack Obama he promises more of the same if reelected. More spending, bigger government, more regulations, continued class warfare and less freedom are not the solutions to our problems. Expanding welfare rolls, more food stamp recipients and “free” Obama-phones do not […]

Legal Reimbursement Law Little Used



HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania law requiring convicted public officials to reimburse the treasury for taxpayer funded legal help has been little used, a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia Inquirer says its review of court and legislative documents and interviews with attorneys and officials says taxpayers have not been reimbursed despite the 1996 mandate. Even if the law had been […]

Republicans Open Election Headquarters



Fulton County Republican Committee announces the opening of its 2012 election headquarters at 105 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, on Monday, October 1, 2012. Election headquarters will be open on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning October 29 and up to November 6, the headquarters will be open from 5 p.m. […]

Robinson Sentenced For Child Sex Crime

Defense files post-sentence motion, alleges new evidence

NEWS EDITOR A Big Cove Tannery man was remanded to the custody of the Fulton County Sheriff ’s Office Tuesday to begin what will be a minimum 15-year sentence in a state correctional institution for raping a 9-year-old girl at his 2391 Cito Road home. Having been found guilty during a jury trial in late June, Joshua Wayne Robinson stood […]

Cowboys Football To Play Under The Lights

Will battle Mount Union this Saturday at MHS

NEWS EDITOR With high hopes of topping last year’s attendance and community support, the Fulton County Cowboys football team will be playing under the lights this weekend in their only home game of the fall season. Taking the field at Mc- Connellsburg High School Saturday, October 6, the junior varsity football squad headed by coaches Josh Lowery, Jason Shippy, Jamie […]

Bass Fishing, Gas Drilling Meet In Pittsburgh



ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Bass fishing, gas drilling and downtown Pittsburgh collided at a professional fishing tournament last week, and the unlikely partnership prompted cheers and concerns from anglers, environmentalists and the general public. The Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge ran from Thursday to Saturday, as pro and amateur bass and walleye fishermen enthusiastically prowled the Allegheny, Monongahela […]

Jobless Rate Improves By .3 Percent

County now ranks 46 out of 67

STAFF WRITER Fulton County’s labor force statistics for August showed a .3 percent decrease in unemployment in spite of the fact that the state rate increased by .2 percent. The decrease in unemployment equaled the increase in unemployment for last month as numbers continue a slight seesaw both here and statewide. With the decrease in unemployment, the county’s ranking in […]