McCbg. To Hold Christmas Concert

McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will perform their annual Christmas chorus concert Thursday, December 8, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are gladly accepted. The concert will open with soloist Eric Babcock, followed by alternating songs by the middle school girls and middle school boys. Two of those songs […]


RECREATION Christmas Tree Lighting The Christmas tree lighting ceremony in McConnellsburg will be held Friday, December 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at McConnell Park, beside the courthouse. Sponsored by Stuart Ulsh and Pete Lynch with support from TMS Excavating and McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Santa and his elves will be at the bandshell. Hot chocolate, hot cider and […]

Foam Fills Streets After Substation Incident

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Loesch says the wind Saturday afternoon whipped the foam into 5-foot peaks in places. He says no one was injured, but the Philadelphia Fire Department rescued eight to […]

Chef Credited With Inventing General Tso’s Chicken Has Died

NEW YORK (AP) – The chef credited with inventing General Tso’s Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan at 98. Peng Chang-kuei died of pneumonia last Wednesday in Taipei, his son, Chuck Peng, told The Associated Press. He was still cooking in the family’s Taipei restaurant […]

Hanukkah Brisket

Whether or not you celebrate the Jewish holidays, a good brisket recipe is a nice thing to have in your winter repertoire. Brisket is a tough and fairly inexpensive cut of meat that gets amazingly tender after some quality time in the oven, and it requires little attention or care while it cooks. That’s a nice characteristic in a piece […]

Video Captures Attorney In Anti-Trump Vandalism

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says a city attorney made a “dumb mistake’’ but remains employed for now after he was identified in surveillance footage that captured an anti-Donald Trump vandalism incident. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the footage captured Duncan Lloyd and a second man in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood on Nov. 25. Lloyd, dressed in a blue […]

McCbg. To Hold Christmas Concert

Choosing A Healthy Christmas Tree

Thanksgiving has passed, and it’s about time to pack up the family for your annual tree hunt – a trip full of tradition, fun, and festivity! Be it a fir, pine, or spruce … they’ve all got potential to last through to the New Year if given proper care. Here are a few tips from our in-house experts on how […]

Deadly Police Chase Prompts Debate Over Tire-slashing Device

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire- slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. wants to buy the $140 devices so officers can use them to flatten a tire if the driver takes off. But local police agencies tell […]

Elk Purposely Killed At PA Preserve

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police are trying to determine who intentionally killed an elk on an eastern Pennsylvania nature and wild game preserve. Troopers from Bethlehem say the animal was found slain about 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Trexler Nature Preserve. The 1,100-acre facility is owned by Lehigh County and is next to the Lehigh Valley Zoo, about 10 […]