December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Deer Season Opens Monday Statewide

Hunters making memories with tales from the woods

Around 750,000 hunters were expected to head out Monday for the statewide, regular firearms white-tailed deer season. More...

Local & State

Anger At Ferguson Case Based On Emotion, Evidence

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old.  More...

Second Candidate Enters 39th Judicial District Race

Todd Sponseller takes whirlwind tour of Fulton/Franklin counties

A second Franklin County man has entered the judicial race for the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Commissioners Meet With Dept. Heads, Sign Agreements

The Fulton County commissioners met with several department heads over the course of the last two weeks, making appointments to boards, penning agreements and contracts, and hearing about the future of the area’s transportation programs.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Sports

Bags 8-Point

Jordan Keefer, 16, McConnellsburg, bagged an 8- point buck on opening day near her home. More...

PA Hunters Encouraged To Donate Deer Meat To Help Those In Need

Hunters can help feed the more than 1.8 million Pennsylvanians who are at risk for hunger by donating venison through the state-supported Hunters Sharing the Harvest deer donation program.  Hunters Sharing the Harvest helps hunters donate deer t More...

2 Hunters Shot In Woods Behind PA School

TAMAQUA, Pa. More...

Features

Justices Weigh Limits Of Free Speech Over Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent.  But his wife More...

Choosing The Right Toys This Holiday Can Help Kids Meet Developmental Milestones

(StatePoint) – This holiday season, keep in mind the notion that what your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development. More...

Dispute Over 9-point Buck Settled With Coin Flip

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip.  Wisconsin’s deer season was just a couple hours old on Saturday when D.J. More...

Festival Of Lights To Begin Friday

The second annual Festival of Lights will get under way Friday night at the Fulton County Fairgrounds and includes a special Santa's workshop in the welcome center for visitors to meet with jolly old More...

Red Kettle Rings In Christmas Holiday

Hoping to bring a little Christmas spirit to the community as well as raise money for a worthy cause, organizers of the local Sal- vation Army’s Red Kettle campaign have already begun ringing in this holiday season.  More...

New Law Will Curb Fatal Drug Overdoses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration says a prescription drug that can reduce fatalities from heroin overdoses is about to become more widely available in Pennsylvania to police and the public.  More...

Obituaries

Louise F. Akers

Chambersburg, 86

Louise Fletcher Akers, 86, a resident of the Shook Home, Chambersburg, and formerly of Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday morning, November 26, 2014, at the nursing home with family at bedside.  She was born May 1, 1928, in Clearville, Pa., the d More...

Ada A. Fletcher

Warfordsburg, 74

Ada Arlene Fletcher, 74, Warfordsburg, died Friday, November 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter.  Born December 3, 1939, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen Swagger Hendershot and the wife of the late Carl Alvin Fletc More...

Dennis M. Fandl

Warfordsburg, 71

Dennis Michael Fandl, 71, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at his home.  Born January 8, 1943, in Baltimore Md., he was the son of the late Michael William and Bernadine Freeda Jorio Fandl.  He was a retired truck driver.&nb More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jason Carbaugh, December 6; Rex Fields, December 10; Joyce Wright, December 6; Don Diehl, December 7; John  Washabaugh,  December 7;  More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday with lots of turkey and all the trimmings.  McConnellsburg United Methodist Church on the square in McConnellsburg served a delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner and all the trimmings on Thursday.&nb More...

Entertainment

Holiday Safety Tips

Christmas lights and other decorations set the theme for holidays. More...

Playhouse To Feature Local Woman,Youth

Hope Moore and Imagine Jansen will be performing in “Holiday Feeling” as part of an ensemble group on the Spickler Stage at the Washington County Playhouse opening this Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION   Santa At Legion Santa Claus will be at the American Legion Thursday evening, December 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stop in or call with a child’s name and age by December 1.   More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

AMERICAN LEGION  To the second- grade teachers at Forbes Road Elementary:  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to both teachers for taking the time on Veteran’s Day to teach the children about why we recognize veterans on More...

9-Year-Old Raises Money For Senior Center

Garrett Rinard, 9, who attends Berkeley Springs Elementary School, came to Warfordsburg Senior Center November 24 to give Cindy Rinker, manager, money that he had collected. More...

In Memory

CUTCHALL In loving memory of Anna M. Cutchall You left me beautiful memories Your love is still my guide And though we cannot see you You’re always at my side.   More...