2023-02-23 E-Edition

Area Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze

Donations sought for Larry “Butch” Dillman

The community is rallying to help one of their own following a devastating house fire early last Wednesday morning not far from the village of Clear Ridge. Larry “Butch” Dillman was awoken by his cat around 12:30 a.m. and discovered his 964 Plum Hollow Road residence was ablaze. Dillman shared with the “News” his cat was “going crazy running on […]

County’s Lawsuit Against Dominion Continues In U.S. District Court

Dominion asks for case dismissal and/or dismissal of several named in suit

In the months following a recommendation by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania that civil contempt penalties be levied against Fulton County and its two Republican commissioners after an outside entity was granted permission to access to county election equipment, the county’s lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems Inc. and U.S. Dominion Inc. appears to be moving forward. Initially filed in the […]

Belfast Brush Fire Narrowly Misses Neighbors

Burn pile ashes linked to blaze

With the risk for the potential spread of wildfires elevated last Wednesday, the National Weather Service called on residents to use extreme caution when igniting cigarettes, matches and even machinery. Unfortunately, local fire companies were kept on their toes in spite of the warning. Firefighters from the tri-state area were dispatched to a Belfast Township property at 12:08 p.m. on […]

County Attends To Routine Matters

The Fulton County commissioners discussed technology issues on Tuesday, February 7, as part of their weekly work. County IT Director Eldon Martin sat down with the commissioners to discuss new antivirus software that is being implemented at the county level. According to meeting minutes, Martin said the work to “switch things over” would be covered in the “Elect contract” with […]

COVID Numbers Up Slightly

Community risk level remains low

COVID-19 numbers in the county dipped raised ever so slightly over the course of the last week, according to Community Tracker information recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In weekly information updated by the CDC, as of Wednesday, February 15, positive cases were only up by 10 in Fulton County. As a result of the number of […]

Governor Blocks Death Penalty, Calls For Repeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro said last Thursday he will not allow Pennsylvania to execute any inmates while he is in office and called for the state’s lawmakers to repeal the death penalty. Shapiro, inaugurated last month, said he will refuse to sign execution warrants and will use his power as governor to grant reprieves to any […]

Fetterman Draws Praise For Getting Help For Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Patrick Kennedy was in Congress, he would sneak in his treatments for substance abuse over the holidays, in between congressional work periods. And he refused mental health treatment recommended by his doctors, worried he would be recognized in that wing of the hospital. Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat and the son of the late Sen. Edward […]

FCMC Foundation Funds Hospital Equipment & Training

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation, through the generosity of its annual fund donors, has gifted several pieces of equipment and training to the Medical Center. Mini campaigns for the following were completed over the past few months: – Call Bell System for Acute Care and Long Term Care – Endoscopy Equipment for Same-Day Surgery Plus, the following: – TEE Scope […]

Central Fulton Parent Touches On Drug Testing

Central Fulton School Board heard from a concerned mother on her position on random student drug testing and from a coach on the possibility of erecting a small monument on campus as part of the board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday. Deb Tucker, who also serves in the capacity of a part-time health technician and coach at the district, appeared before […]