August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Presbyterian Pastor Accused Of Stealing From Mother

The interim pastor at the Mc- Connellsburg United Presbyterian Church resigned from his post several days before appearing in Washington County, Md., for a bond hearing on criminal allegations he stole more than $41,000 from his mother.  More...

Local & State

Police: Visiting ‘Pastor’ Cut Electric Meter From Parsonage

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police say a man claiming to pastor a small northwestern Pennsylvania church has tried to force out the minister who owns and founded the church by cutting the electrical meter off the founder’s home.  More...

Thompson Township Road Gets Upgrade

Wolf Hollow Road in Thompson Township is receiving an overhaul this summer. More...

Little Change In Unemployment Rate In June

Fulton ranked 46 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for June last week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in June, this time by three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in May back down to 6.0 percent in June.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of August 3, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Mariah Truax visited two weeks with her cousin, Elizabeth “Liz” Truax, in Durango, Colo. While there they toured the Midwestern states.   Birthday wishes to Karlie Ward, July 31; Sherwin   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mother Of Child Abuse Victim To Be Charged   The mother of a 6-yearold Hancock, Md., boy, who was hospitalized last month after being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend has been arrested in Pennsylvania where she awaits extradition.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center August 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Monetary donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. More...

Family

Celebrates Seventh

Emma Elizabeth Viener celebrated her seventh birthday August 5, 2015. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Justin Alan Hann, 23, Hustontown, and Jasmine Dawn Strait, 19, Hustontown.  William Edward Bingaman, 55, Hancock, and Kelly Sue Black, 46, Wa More...

Cards Of Thanks

HOPKINS  Words cannot express how thankful we are for all of your acts of kindness and support during this difficult time.  Thank you for the prayers, visits, e-mails, phone calls, donations, food, flowers, planters, cards and the love and More...

Access To Senior Center Discussed

State budget stalemate affecting local programs

A longtime member of the Warfordsburg Lions Club appeared before the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday morning to briefly discuss the club’s future access and use of the Warfordsburg Senior Center for their twice monthly meetings.  More...

Swimming Open At Lake

Ban on swimming, beach use lifted Saturday

Officials at Cowans Gap State Park received word Friday that the designated swimming and the beach area has once again been cleared for public use.  More...

Obituaries

Darlene G. Mentzer

Mercersburg, 84

Darlene Garland Mentzer, 84, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Homewood Health Center in Williamsport, Md.  She was born September 19, 1930, in Welsh Run, Pa., the daughter of the late Bruce Hugh and Helen Beck Garland. More...

Brian S. Swope

Wood, 55

Brian Scott Swope, 55, Wood, died at his home Wednesday, July 22, 2015, unexpectedly.  Born in Huntingdon, n June 14, 1960, he was a son of Deloris (Foor) Swope of Wood and the late Donald E. More...

Thomas W. Mellott

Harrisonville, 55

Thomas W. Mellott, 55, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his residence.  He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, December 28, 1959, the son of the late Thelma R. (Truax) and Fred E. Mellott.  He was a member of the F.O.E. More...

Letters

Hog Farm Approval Headline Misleading

To The Editor:  I really appreciated your coverage of the most recent Ayr Township meeting, but felt that your banner headline (“Ayr Supervisors Approve Hog Farm,” July 30 issue) was somewhat misleading.  More...

Questions Ayr’s Approval Of Hog Farm Plans

To The Editor:  More...

Hog Farm Will Have Negative Impact

To The Editor:  More...

Sports

Logan Wagner Wins At Port Royal

Just three weeks after posting on social media that his team may have to scale back its racing due to lack of funds, Harrisonville driver Logan Wagner picked up a few extra sponsors and it helped propel him to his first-ever 410 Sprint car win Saturd More...

Features

U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls To Lowest Level Since September

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. More...

From Rents To Haircuts, American Consumers Start To Feel Price Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Apartment rents are up. More...

U.S. Cuts Estimates For Economic Growth Over Past Three Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments.  More...