2023-05-18 E-Edition

Primary Election Turnout Light

Turnout for Tuesday’s local primary election day is described as slow to average across Fulton County. Voters are selecting candidates for sheriff, commissioner, treasurer, district attorney and auditor as well as borough and township-level offices, school board directors and candidates for state courts. Election Director Patti Hess said the election is running smoothly with the election board expecting a high […]

Central Fulton School Board Approves Tentative Budget

Millage increase to occur; cyber charter school costs on the rise

The Central Fulton School Board gave their tentative stamp of approval on the proposed general operating budget for the upcoming 2023-24 school year, which is slated to include a millage increase. On a motion by board members Jason Sharpe and Jason Carbaugh, the board cast an 8-1 vote in favor of the budget in the amount of $18,026,553.17. Board member […]

Commissioners Handle Routine Business Matters

Sign documents in property settlement

The Fulton County commissioners tackled a routine agenda on May 2 meeting with a local magisterial district judge and signing documents pertinent to the purchase of a property in the McConnellsburg Borough. Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Randy Bunch and Paula Shives met with Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne on personnel matters related to his office. Horne shared with the commissioners that […]

Vets Jamboree Raises Money For Care Packages

Just shy of 150 attend special fundraiser

With a great cause of supporting local military heroes topped off by a special musical performance, there was no doubt in the minds of area residents that the first ever Fulton County Veterans Jamboree would be a resounding success. Headed by Hustontown resident and military mom Janet Fittry, the special fundraiser held May 6 at American Legion Post 561 in […]

Radio Ops Channels Now Loud And Clear

To The Editor: Isnt’ it great when things finally work themselves out? My pet peeve for the past four years or so has been that the scanner I bought to listen to the new digital emergency broadcasts had problems digesting them properly. In particular, the Fulton Ops channels were generally garbled and broken, often to the point of being unreadable. […]

Clearing The Record

A candidate pictured speaking at the Democratic spring dinner was misidentified in a photo caption in last week’s paper. The Democratic candidate for Superior Court of Pennsylvania is Jill Beck and not “Black.” The “News” regrets the error. The Fulton County News wants its news reports to be fair and correct in every respect. If you have a question or […]

MHS To Present Spring Concert

The 2023 McConnellsburg Middle School and High School choirs will present the annual spring chorus concert Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. There will be no admission cost, but donations will be gladly accepted. The concert will feature both choirs singing a variety of tunes including folk, cultural, jazz, spiritual, Disney, etc. The 13 seniors […]

Bill Seeks Higher Ambulance Reimbursement Rates

Ambulance services could see their reimbursement rates go up, making the financial crisis for some EMS services less dire. Currently, reimbursements aren’t enough to cover the average cost of sending an ambulance for an emergency call. A proposal in the Senate posits that Medicaid should reimburse providers that transport patients more than five miles, as opposed to the existing 20-mile […]

COVID Hospital Admissions Up

Online reporting of COVID changing

The number of local, COVID-19 cases was on the rise over the course of the last week, according to information recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In weekly information updated by the CDC, as of Saturday, May 6, the number of new hospital admissions of confirmed COVID-19 cases here in Fulton County was listed at five. The […]