September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment Drops

Fulton ranked 40 out of 67 in July

STAFF WRITER  Preliminary unemployment data for July released this week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate dropped twotenths of a percentage point from 6.1 in June to 5.9 in July.  More...

Local & State

Lost Class Ring Reunited With Owner

1985 Forbes Road class ring found by fourth-grade student

NEWS EDITOR  Young Doug Baker of Hustontown has an eagle eye. Over the years, his keen vision has enabled him to find items ranging from a lost wallet at Walmart to $20 bills. More...

GOP Hopes To Keep Power Under New Redistricting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For the past 3 1/2 years, Republicans have controlled all three power centers in Pennsylvania government – the governorship, both chambers of the Legislature and a majority of the sevenseat Supreme Court.  More...

Virginia Man Builds Flight Simulator In His Living Room

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) – Alvaro Coronado put on his headphones as sounds of flight attendants and passengers flooded the cockpit, his eyes looking straight ahead. He checked his various gauges and put his feet gingerly on the pedals. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 1, 1994 ’94 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Betty Christian, 91 years old on August 30; Philip Mellott, August 27; Jane Lininger, September 7;  Doris Agesen, September 11; Pete  More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone got to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather and also had a wonderful Labor Day holiday.  Sierra Everhart, Haley Strait, Shelby Harnish and Codi Brown, seventh-graders at Forbes Road High School, had the opportunity to sing the natio More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

It was a rough night for Mike Wagner Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.  Entering the night as the track point leader with just four races to go, Mike was involved in two very hard crashes, first his heat race in his own No. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

270cc Micro Sprint: 1. Denny Rinehimer, 2. Stone Keller, 3. Jason Houtz, 4. Zach Glass, 5. Adam Warner, 6. John Ruoss, 7. Chad Ward, 8. Kyle Hart, 9. Brian Hart, 10. Brad Huffman, 11. Lauren Huffman, 12. Cory Myers, 13. Eric Forsythe, 14. More...

Talking Bird Helped Break School Abduction Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia detective has testified about a foulmouthed bird that helped lead police to the woman charged with abducting a 5- year-old from school.  The girl said she heard a talking bird during the 19 hours she spen More...

Lake Friends Awarded Nonprofit Designation

State officials ask governor to release needed funding

With $25,000 already in their coffers earmarked for the repair of Meadow Grounds Lake dam, the lake Friends remain diligent in their quest to meet a $100,000 local pledge. More...

Flournoy Ordered To State Time

Statutory sexual assault plea re-entered

NEWS EDITOR  With the public defender requesting a change of venue or a jury brought here from outside the county due to July’s court proceedings and ongoing media coverage, a motions hearing was held last week for a Crystal Spring man acc More...

Damascus Christian Church Marks 110th Anniversary

Thompson Twp. church dedicated Sept. 4, 1904

Members of Damascus Christian Church celebrated the 110th anniversary of the Thompson Township congregation and church building at a special service Sunday.  More...

Obituaries

Linda L. Bennett Three Springs, 66

Linda Lee Bennett, 66, Three Springs, died at 8:35 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  Born September 17, 1947, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. More...

Lena B. Berkstresser Needmore, 84

Lena Belle Stahle Berkstresser, 84, Needmore, died Friday, August 29, 2014, at her home.  Born February 8, 1930, in Amaranth, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Martha Garland Stahle.  She was a 1949 graduate of Warfordsburg Hi More...

Veryl E. Gray Mercersburg, 92

Veryl Ernest Gray, 92, Mercersburg, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at his home.  Born December 11, 1921, at Needmore, Pa., he was a son of the late George and Ruth Garland Gray  He grew up on a farm in Needmore. More...

Letters

Hog Farm Puts County’s Rural Way Of Life At Risk

To The Editor:  Many of you have heard about the hog factory “battle” in Ayr Township. There are many questions from people who try to understand what the conflict is all about. Let me describe the “battle” to you.  More...

Hog Farm Will Be Toxic Waste Site

To The Editor  We moved to Fulton County 21 years ago attracted by its natural beauty and rural setting and have enjoyed good friendships with our farmer neighbors.  Proposals for the concentrated hog facility threaten the very nature of ou More...

State Laws Favor CAFOs

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Family

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Bill and Connie Wright are celebrating their 55th anniversary September 5.  Both were born and raised in Fulton County, and were married in the Wells Valley United Methodist Church in Wells Tannery.  A small celebration will be held with th More...