Tornado Near Knobsville

What was first issued as a severe thunderstorm warning has now been determined to have also been a EF-1 tornado by the National Weather Service in State College, Pa. The storm with winds up to 100 mph touched down near Knobsville Friday evening, toppling trees and doing damage to this home at 142 Friendship Lane. No injuries were reported and […]

Residents Share Opinions On Recreational Marijuana

At lieutenant governor’s listening tour

Upwards of 50 people gathered at the McConnellsburg Firehall on Maple Street last Wednesday to either listen or participate in Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide listening tour on legalizing recreational marijuana. For an hour and a half, citizens both for and against legalizing recreational marijuana spoke, sharing opinions, anecdotes, and experiences revolving around the issue. Among those expressing their opinions […]

Students “Fill The Pool” At McConnellsburg Elementary

CF board hears about elementary food drive

During the week of April 8, McConnellsburg Elementary students participated in the “Fill the Pool for Summer” canned food drive to assist the Fulton County Food Basket. Coordinated by coach Angie Zinoble, the project’s goal was to fill a child’s swimming pool full of canned goods to donate. Each week the Food Basket provides more 100 take-home bags of food in […]

Society Continues WWII Photo Search

The Fulton County Historical Society has set a deadline of May 3 for receiving photos of World War II veterans from Fulton County. To date the families of more than 80 veterans have contacted the society and provided pictures and other memorabilia. Those born in the county and any resident of the county who served during the war will be […]

Tractor-Trailer Crash Claims One

In Wells Township

A 2013 Volvo tractor-trailer carrying cases of liquor that crashed along State Route 915 in Wells Township last Wednesday evening resulted in a fatality, according to police reports. At 8:53 p.m. on April 17 Tyshawn Nicola McClellan, 24, of Illinois, was driving northbound on SR 915 from the area of Mountain House Road when he discovered he was unable to […]

Health And Financial Risks Of Marijuana Legalization Far Outweigh The Benefits


Think for a moment about taking a leisurely walk in a park with a child or grandchild and you pass through a cloud of smoke made by a group of people sitting on a bench smoking marijuana. You then witness these same individuals get into a vehicle and drive away. Do we want this scenario to be the new norm […]

Supports Bunch For Commissioner

To The Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Randy Bunch for Fulton County commissioner. No doubt some will say this is obligatory support, but he would get my vote regardless. Here are a few reasons why: I have seen both the professional and personal side of Randy Bunch. He is honest and forthright; two solid and ideal […]

Supporting Shank For Judge

To the Editor: As register and recorder for Franklin County, I am responsible for the registration and recording of many documents that a county resident must legally record: wills, tax records, military records, real estate documents, etc. Some of my responsibilities are very complex, and I have had to rely on our county solicitor, Mary Beth Shank, on occasion, to […]

From Our Community, For Our Community

To The Editor: I recently was asked to chair the “Mary Beth Shank for Judge’s” campaign. I’m not really politically active, however, I was intrigued. My first thought was, “What makes a good judge?” My answer was someone who knows the law, cares about others, is fair and can analyze a situation put before them and make a decision in […]

Candidate For Judge Asks For County’s Support

To The Editor: The heart of a judge’s work is service to their community. This community is where I was raised, educated and married. It’s where I worship and volunteer. It’s where I have represented my neighbors on borough council and have served as county solicitor. It’s where I have spent every day of my legal career helping clients with […]