Obama Wins Re-election, Romney Takes County

As Tuesday’s presidential election closed and unofficial results continued to stream in across the nation, U.S. President Barack Obama secured himself a second term of office after having clinched the mandatory 270 electoral votes by 11:30 p.m. Media outlets projected that Obama beat former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after winning over registered voters in Ohio. In addition, Romney’s lastminute efforts […]

F&M Robber Gets State Time

Deneen sentenced to 27-84 months

NEWS EDITOR A McConnellsburg man was sentenced this week to time in a state correctional institution for the robbery of the Penn’s Village, Mc- Connellsburg branch of F&M Trust. In the minutes prior to sentencing on November 6, Aaron Lee Deneen of 380 Lions Park Drive told Judge Douglas Herman he was issuing a public apology to both the community […]

U.S. Army Extends Contract With JLG

Increase in scope of work brings value of reset contract to $73.8 million

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp.company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced Tuesday the extension of a contract with the U.S. Army that increases the value of the existing contract by $10.2 million for the reset of theater-provided equipment deployed in Afghanistan. The Reset program administered by the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life […]

Veterans Day Program Nov. 12

Col. Robert Campbell to serve as guest speaker

NEWS EDITOR Plans are currently under way for the annual Fulton County Veterans Day ceremony to be hosted Monday, November 12, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 655 and American Legion Post 561 of McConnellsburg. To be held at McConnell Park at 11 a.m., the annual service will include words by special keynote speaker Col. Robert C. Campbell, according […]

County Jobless Rate Up .2 Percent

County now ranks 48 out of 67

STAFF WRITER Fulton County’s labor force statistics for September showed unemployment up again by .2 of a percent with the state jobless rate increasing by .1 of a percent. With the increase in unemployment, the county’s ranking in the state went from number 46 (out of 67 counties) in August to number 48 in September. Fulton shared the number 48 […]

Belfast Twp. Says Thank You For Storm Cleanup Help

To The Editor: Hurricane Sandy left much destruction in its wake. We were fortunate that in Belfast Township damage to township roads was mostly limited to fallen leaves, limbs and trees. We want to take this opportunity to thank all those who, without being asked, stopped to carry debris from the road or cut larger obstructions out with your power […]

Being Thankful During Home Care And Hospice Month

To The Editor: Each year, people with illnesses or injuries are uncertain about how to care for themselves or their loved ones at home. Disabled and frail elderly long to stay in their family home but physical limitations or advancing age make it unsafe for them to do so without assistance. Families face the challenge of having a loved one […]

112-Year Old Penna. Apparel Maker To Close

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) – One of the last U.S. apparel manufacturers of its kind is losing its shirt. FesslerUSA had survived war and depression, free trade and foreign imports, producing millions of knitted garments from its base in eastern Pennsylvania. Five years ago, third-generation owner Walter Meck and his family were feeling so good about the company’s prospects […]

Reporter, FBI Agent Write Book On Pa. Collar Bomb

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Lindbergh baby kidnapping in 1932 was the first caper designated by the FBI as a major case, and a bizarre bank heist would join the list on Aug. 28, 2003, when a pipe bomb locked onto the neck of a pizza delivery driver exploded. The driver, Brian Wells, sitting handcuffed in a parking lot […]

Community State Bank Donates Locally Raised Beef To Fulton County Medical Center

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term-Care residents are dining on steak dinners because of the thoughtfulness of one local business. Community State Bank of Orbisonia has been donating beef to the center for many years from its annual 4-H fair purchases. The residents and staff really appreciate the bank’s commitment to the Medical Center and the community by purchasing the local […]