Man Starts Walk Across America, Seeking The Good In People

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) – At little after 9 a.m. Monday, James Smith took a knee on the sidewalk outside the Rutter’s on West Market Street, at the intersection with Route 116, as a couple of friends worked on strapping a small backpack, containing his laptop and notebooks and such, to a larger pack that contained what will be his […]

Man Arrested In Decade-long Illegal Gambling Operation

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after investigators say he provided at least 142 illegal gambling machines to bars and restaurants around the state for more than a decade. The state attorney general’s office announced the arrest of 58-year-old Tony Zenner Thursday on a charge of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities and gambling devices and other […]

Logan Wagner Scores At The Port

Logan Wagner wasn’t to be denied his first win of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. The Harrisonville driver exchanged slide jobs with Greg Hodnett over the final two laps and won the drag race down the front stretch heading to the checkered flag to score his first win aboard the John and Peewee Zemaitis Zemco sprinter. Wagner, who […]


RECREATION Needmore Parade Needmore firemen’s parade and ice cream social will be held August 25. Parade lineup will be at 5 p.m. and parade at 7 p.m. Jewelry Sale There will be a $5 jewelry sale at the main entrance of Fulton County Medical Center starting at 8 a.m. on July 25. Also, $1 children’s jewelry. Sponsored by the FCMC […]

PA’s Reserves Up, Finances Stable, Governor Says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf and Treasurer Joe Torsella say Pennsylvania state government’s improving fiscal stability means it shouldn’t need a short-term liquidity loan in the just-started fiscal year. Wolf and Torsella, both Democrats, spoke at a news conference Thursday as they touted a $22 million deposit into a reserve account as part of a new $32.7 billion […]


20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 16, 1998 ’98 A Three Springs woman died in a two-car crash along Peach Orchard Road in Todd Township last weekend when she collided head-on with another vehicle. Noell Shank, 23, was pronounced dead Saturday, July 11, at Fulton County Medical Center after her Cavalier struck a 1988 Chevrolet Beretta operated by […]

UN Says Fish Production Rising, Overfishing Still A Problem

ROME (AP) – The U.N. food agency says global fish production is expected to grow 18 percent over the coming decade, even as farmed fish production slows down and the numbers of wild-caught fish level off. The Food and Agriculture Organization issued its annual report on the state of world fisheries last Monday. It estimates there will be an 18 […]

Cards Of Thanks

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The McConnellsburg Alumni and Friend Association would like to thank everyone who helped and attended this very successful car show/yard and bazaar sale June 30. A special thank-you to all of our volunteers for helping us make this car show possible in so many ways. To our vendors: Deborah Schlom – Dip Depot, Brian Tucker – paintings and […]

Head-on Crash Kills 2 Women; Speed Deemed A Factor

DONEGAL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say speed is believed to have been a factor in a head-on crash between two vehicles in western Pennsylvania that killed two women. The Westmoreland County coroner’s office said a car heading south on Route 711 in Donegal Township collided with a northbound sport utility vehicle shortly before 3 p.m. Friday. Coroner Ken Bacha said […]

Fast-food Chains Agree To End “No-poaching” Policies

SEATTLE (AP) – Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches – limiting their wages and job opportunities – under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with the companies –McDonald’s, Auntie Anne’s, Arby’s, Carl’s Jr., Jimmy John’s, Cinnabon and Buffalo Wild […]