February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Man Jailed For Child Sex Abuse

Joshua Gosnell to undergo preliminary hearing February 18

A McConnellsburg man was remanded to the Franklin County Jail last Wednesday on allegations he sexually abused a child.  More...

Local & State

PA Courts Consider New Rules On Access To Files

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Closed For The Freezin’ Season

Wintry solitude prevails at Camp Sinoquipe’s lake Tuesday morning, but it will be a different story if summer ever arrives, especially for those of us who have grown weary of snow, ice and arct More...

Commissioner Dasher Seeks Democratic Nomination

Fulton County Commissioner Irvin Dasher announced Friday he will again seek the Democratic Party’s nomination this spring.  “I have enjoyed the challenging experience of serving as Fulton County commissioner for the last three years More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of February 16, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Teresa Knepper, February 24; Sharon Martin, February 11; Mack Clevenger, Febraury 12; Adam Gress, February 24; Kevin Bookheimer, February 24; Floyd Peck, February 27; Brayden Ramsey, 7 on February 23; Zoe Shearer, 7 on February 24; More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Local Woman Faces False Report Charges   Thirty-year-old McConnellsburg resident Holly Noel Martin faces charges of false reports to law enforcement in connection with an incident on November 7, 2014, according to state police.  More...

Family

Engagement

Sam and Corinna Rotz of Fort Loudon are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cayla Deanne, to Michael Dale Richards, son of Jake and Sandy Richards of Mc- Connellsburg.  Cayla is a 2006 graduate of James Buchanan High School. More...

Marriage License

Scott Bradley Hann Jr., 19, Fort Loudon, and Paige Taylor Lynch, 18, Fort Loudon, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG  The grandparents of Chad Lininger would like to thank everyone for their sympathy and for the cards, flowers, food and phone calls in the loss of our beloved Chad.  More...

Central Fulton Handles Routine Business Matters

The Central Fulton School Board handled a variety of routine business last week, including the hiring of several new coaches for spring sports, reviewing a new sports banner for the gymnasium and approving daily rate changes for multiple transportati More...

Commissioners Meet With Dept. Heads

The Fulton County commissioners handled a brief agenda Tuesday morning, meeting with several department heads, including Chief Financial Officer Doug Tengler.  More...

Plans Under Way For Sixth Szwydek 5K

Early bird registration forms accepted through March 18

Applications have already begun circulating throughout the community in anticipation of the sixth annual Szwydek Memorial 5K run/walk.  More...

Snow-Covered Beach

The middle of February finds the beach at Cowans Gap State Park wrapped in snow and the lake completely frozen over. More...

Obituaries

Calvin E. Bishop

Hagerstown, 75

Calvin Edgar “Jake” Bishop, 75, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at his home.  Born, March 15, 1939, in Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Virgil and Ruby Johnson Bishop.  He was a retired dairy f More...

Connie E. Smyers

Everett, 65

Connie E. Smyers, 65, Everett, died Friday, February 13, 2015, at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh.  She was born on July 6, 1949 in Everett, a daughter of the late James C. and Lola Mae (Lane) Smyers.  More...

Rosetta R. Buterbaugh

McConnellsburg, 89

Rosetta R. Buterbaugh, 89, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term-Care Unit, McConnellsburg.  She was born in Gans, Okla., on June 5, 1925, a daughter of the late Jane (Plunkett) and John H. More...

Letters

CAFOs Bring Many Risks Here

To The Editor:  More...

CAFOs A Potential Health Hazard

To The Editor:  More...

Praise For Bivouc CAF “News” Coverage

To The Editor:  We read with interest the February 5 front-page article in The Fulton County News entitled “Citizens Fight Against Bivouac CAFO Continues” by staff writer Jean Snyder.  More...

Sports

Mellott Surpasses 1,000-Point Milestone

MHS sophomore meets goal Friday

Whether it’s on the tennis or basketball court, Bronwyne Mellott of Harrisonville has undoubtedly made a lasting impression on both spectators and scouts.  More...

High School Sports

Girls Basketball  McConnellsburg 49 Forbes Road 38   More...

Basketball Final Standings

Boys A   More...