October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jail Time Ordered In Sexual Assault Of Child

David Birgensmith Jr. sentenced last week

A Martinsburg, W.Va., man will undergo a period of incarceration in a state correctional institution for statutory sexual assault.  David Alan Birgensmith Jr. More...

Local & State

FCMC Holds Sportsman Fair

Fulton County Medical Center’s annual Healthy Sportsman Health Fair was held this past Sunday. More...

Clearing The Record

Last week’s group photo of the Great Cove Cup winners (Page A7) misidentified by last name one of the golfers. The 10th player from left in the back row correctly identified is Matt Sigel. The “News” apologizes for the error.   More...

Doctors, Industry Locked In Vape Debate Over Youth Use

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Cool Vapes on McKnight Road is in an average-looking storefront at the foot of Ross Park Mall, sandwiched between a bridal shop and a cellphone outlet.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of September 28, 1995  ’95   More...

Features

Protect Your Eyes And Health From Harmful “Blue Light”

(StatePoint) – You already know to protect your eyes from harmful UV-light when you are outdoors. But did you know that another dangerous light emission is all around us -- in our homes, our workplaces and in the palms of our hands?  More...

5 Ways To Get Kids Excited To Learn

(StatePoint) – Many kids love the prospect of learning, while others may need a bit of motivation. But parents can get kids on board with a little encouragement and creativity to make learning fun. More...

Simple Home Tips To Protect Your Family From Fire And Carbon Monoxide

(StatePoint) – You want your home to be a safe retreat from danger. While there are numerous ways to improve home safety, fires are a common threat that you have the power to prevent with preparation.  More...

PA Game Commission Responds To Tips In Eagle’s Shooting

Callers can remain anonymous; PETA offers reward

Officers with the Pennsylvania Game Commission are continuing to investigate the death of a bald eagle that was shot in Fulton County in mid-September.  More...

Ayr Approves Subdivision Plans, Conducts Routine Business

The Ayr Township supervisors conducted routine business on Monday evening, giving conditional approval to two subdivision plans, and approved a resolution adopting the 2015 Fulton County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  More...

Township Convention Set For October 12

Officials representing townships of the second class in Fulton County will convene on Monday, October 12, 2015, at McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., for their 93rd annual county convention.  More...

Dublin Township Mobile Home Ignites In Flames

Accidental blaze linked to grease fire

Volunteer firefighters from Fulton, Franklin and Huntingdon counties worked together to extinguish a residential fire in Dublin Township Monday afternoon  More...

Obituaries

Leona M. Reeder

Burnt Cabins, 83

Leona Mae Reeder, 83, of Burnt Cabins, died Saturday, September 26, 2015, at her home in Burnt Cabins.  She was born December 10, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Karl E. and the late Mae L (Mowery) Dryer. She married Marshall W. More...

Harold E. Reed

McConnellsburg, 91

Harold E. More...

Sue E. Green

McConnellsburg, 54

Sue Ellen Green, 54, Mc- Connellsburg, died Monday, September 21, 2015, at Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, Pa.  She was born in Olympia, Wash., December 9, 1960, the daughter of Eric Eberhart of Clear Lake, Calif., and the late Eleanor (West) Jay. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Mary Culler, 92 on September 23; Gladys Lake, 91 on October 9; Donna House, October 6; Marty Marcus, October 5; Sheryl Rowles, October 4; Joyce Rideout, October 4; Becca and Ike Hahn, 21 on October 8; Darlene Seiders, October 9; Jo More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer   Berlin 4  Southern Fulton 1  More...

Racing Roundup

Brian Montieth ended a little bit of a dry spell in a big way Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.  The Phoenixville driver turned a late race move into a big payday as he captured the Dirt Classic for 410 Sprints and banked $20,000 for the Jerry More...

Girls Soccer Standings

Berlin 5 1 Rockwood 5 1 Conemaugh 5 1 Windber 4 1 Northern Bedford 3 1 Chestnut Ridge 1 3 North Star 2 4 McConnellsburg 2 More...

Family

Marriage License

Chris Martin Leisenring, 47, Chambersburg, and Heidi Christine DeShong, 47, Chambersburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Robinson – Ishman United

Stephanie Marie Robinson and Ryan Drew Ishman were joined together in marriage September 12, 2015, in front of family and friends at the Carlisle Theatre, in Carlisle, with Magisterial District Judge Tamela Heming officiating. More...

In Memory

FORD   In memory of Glenn “Pete” Ford, 8-7-1929 – 9-29- 2014:   More...