Nancy B. Lynch

Big Cove Tannery, 75

Nancy B. Lynch, 75, Big Cove Tannery, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center in Mc- Connellsburg. She was born April 4, 1941, in Big Cove Tannery, the daughter of the late William Chester and the late Olive Ruth (Truax) Feagley. She married Homer J. Lynch Sr. on March 24, 1956, in Cumberland, Md. She worked for […]

Bomb Squad Builds Easter Eggs For Visually-impaired Students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The sizzling sound of wires under hot metal filled a training room at the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office on March 20. Eight members of the bomb squad formed an assembly line and pieced together 24 plastic eggs to use in an Easter event for the visually impaired. With each quality check, the egg made a noise […]

Mary A. Deshong

McConnellsburg, 89

Mary A. DeShong, 89, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg. She was born in Charleston, W.Va., on April 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Sally (Shanklin) and Edward P. Harford. She was the widow of Thomas A. De-Shong. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, and attended McConnellsburg United […]

Raymond E. Melius

Carlisle, 84

Raymond E. Melius, 84, Carlisle, and formerly of Fort Littleton, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Falling Springs Nursing Home, Chambersburg. He was born October 26, 1932, in Hustontown, to the late Calvin and Annie (Snyder) Melius and was the widower of Jean Betty (Hess) Melius, who passed away February 1969. He was a 1951 graduate of Hustontown High School. […]

William A. Gorsuch Sr.

Warfordsburg, 76

William Arthur Gorsuch Sr., 76, Warfordsburg, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at his home. Born Monday, January 6, 1941, in Baltimore City, Md., he was the son of the late Arthur L. Gorsuch and Hazel J. (Brooks) Gorsuch, and the husband of Christine E. (Lovett) Gorsuch. He graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School, in Baltimore, Md. He retired from […]

Jeanne G. Hutchinson

Miami Shores, Fla., 100

Jeanne G. Hutchinson of Miami Shores, Fla., died Thursday, March 23, in her home following a short hospitalization. She was 100 years old. Born Sept. 7, 1916, she was the daughter of Wellesley H. and Estelle Sipes Greathead of Mc- Connellsburg. She was a graduate of Shippensburg Teacher’s College in Pennsylvania and taught preschool and kindergarten at Bryn Mawr Elementary […]

PA Man Missing Since Car Crash Found Dead In Woods

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – The body of a man missing since his car crashed last week has been found in the woods of a state park in south-central Pennsylvania. The York County coroner plans an autopsy Monday on the body of 25-year-old Ryan Blizzard, of Heidelberg Township. His body was found early Saturday afternoon in Codorus State Park. That’s about […]


20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 27, 1997 ’97 R&R Farms, an Ayr Township family farming operation, was named the Fulton County Conservation District’s “1996 Cooperator of the Year” at the annual Tri-Ag banquet held last Thursday evening at McConnellsburg Firehall. R&R Farms is operated by Cyrus Randler and Reed Richards with the guidance of Donald Richards. The […]

Drillers: Permit Limbo Hurts Competitiveness

As Pennsylvania’s governor touts the potential for billions of dollars in new investment by petrochemical manufacturers, his environmental agency is struggling to process applications to drill the natural gas wells that will be needed to supply the fledgling industry. An analysis by the industry funded Marcellus Shale Coalition shows that approval times for a key permit are going up in […]

Arcie L. Harvey

Hancock, 74

Arcie Lambert Harvey, 74, of Hancock, Md., died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown. Born January 9, 1943, in Garrett County, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Arthur and Pearl Adilia (Martin) Harvey, and the husband of Fannie Lee (Wyant) Harvey, of Hancock, whom he married on July 18, 1964, at Hancock Assembly […]