2020-11-05 E-Edition

Presidential Election Day In Fulton County

Described as the most consequential election in a lifetime, Fulton County was receiving plenty of state and national attention Monday and Tuesday because of its designation as the reddest of the red counties in Pennsylvania. In the 2016 presidential election, 85 percent of county votes went for President Trump, the highest vote percentage in the state, if not the country. […]

COVID Cases Surpass 100, Increase By 21

County reaches substantial level of transmission

Fulton County’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 101 as of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 21 more cases over last Tuesday’s reported 80. According to the state Department of Health, a total of 1,625 individuals have tested negative for the virus, and four deaths have been reported. Bedford County has 498 cases. Nine deaths have been reported, and 25,325 people […]

Commissioners Handle Department Matters

Fulton County Sheriff Keith Stains, court administrator Mark Singer and Chief Probation Officer Daniel Miller met with the commissioners to discuss departmental issues last Tuesday. At the weekly meeting, commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Paula Shives, and Randy Bunch also met with Vicki Ott. The county internal audit report was presented to the commissioners by auditors Penny Kipp, Holly Falkosky, and Margaret […]

Millstone Donated

Harvey Sounders and Dakota McQuade lower the grist millstone donated by Lynn Reeder to the Historical Society onto its display stand. The mill stone will be included in the new Grist Mill exhibit that is under construction at the Fulton County Historical Society’s museum annex located on Lincoln Way East.

FCMC Welcomes New Diabetes Educator

Fulton County Medical Center has welcomed a new diabetes nurse educator, Christine Glancey, RN, BSN, CDCES. Glancey is a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse with experience in neonatal intensive care and diabetes management. She is originally from Thurmont but resides in Fort Loudon. Her hobbies and interests include hiking, reading, baking, and spending time with her puppy and fiancé. “Having had […]

Europe Tightens Restrictions As Virus Hospitalizations Rise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs last week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans Tuesday to expand virus testing as European countries battled rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Nations reintroduced restrictions to get ahead of a virus that has caused more than 1.2 million deaths around the globe, over 270,000 of them […]

Tupperware Profits Soar As Pandemic Shut-ins Store Leftovers

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales. Restaurant pain has turned into Tupperware’s gain with millions of people in a pandemic opening cookbooks again and looking for solutions to leftovers. They’ve found it again in Tupperware, suddenly […]

Medical Center Releases COVID-19 Statement:

Urges Caution And Vigilance

“Our community has been doing so well over the past few months practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and quarantining when asked to. We are very proud of how well county residents have handled this pandemic so far at the hospital and nursing home,” states FCMC President and CEO Mike Makosky. “Our staff has had to come up with out-of-the-box thinking […]

Judge Orders USPS To Search Centers For Ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered U.S. Postal Service inspectors to sweep more than two dozen mail processing facilities for lingering mail-in ballots and for those ballots to be sent out immediately. The order, which includes centers in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, south Florida and parts of Wisconsin, comes after national delivery delays leading […]