May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

King Pleads Not Guilty To Rape

To appear at July 12 call of the criminal trial list

A northern Fulton County man waived his right to formal arraignment this week on the first of two sets of rape allegations involving a child and will reappear in county court this summer. More...

Halvorson Concedes In 9th District Race

Shuster gets GOP nomination

Art Halvorson, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain and real estate developer who made headlines in recent years for his campaign to “Rescue America” conceded Monday in the 9th Congressional District primary election. More...

Local & State

PA Hemlocks And Brook Trout Threatened By Climate Change

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Central Pennsylvania is known for its beautiful mountains, plentiful rivers and bountiful wildlife. More...

Attack Ads Start Fast In PA Senate Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Pennsylvania Delegates Voice Strong Trump Support

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Continuance Granted Richard M. Barnett, 43, McConnellsburg, was granted a continuance for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, April 27, in Huntingdon County Central Court. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Baseball Southern Fulton 3Chestnut Ridge 0 Trent Rider struck out nine last Tuesday as part of the Southern Fulton Indians’ 3-0 league win over Chestnut Ridge. Zach Clark had two singles, and Rider contributed an RBI. More...

Baseball Standings

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Softball Standings

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Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Brandon Michael Faustini, 34, Boca Raton, Fla., and Michele Anne Tomlimson, 35, Baltimore.  Shelby Lee Bank, 22, Waterfall, and Sarah Joy Gei More...

Cards Of Thanks

AKERSVILLE CEMETERY ASSOC.   We would like to thank all those who made the school reunion and fall festival a success. More...

In Memory

BRADY   In loving memory of Grace A. Brady, April 25, 1939 – February 16, 2013:  Happy Mother’s Day! Thank God For A Mother’s Love   A mother’s patience could only be the hand of God  More...

Speed Limit Now 70 mph On Most PA Interstate Highways

Remains 55 on I-70 in Fulton County

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Motorists will get to drive up to 70 mph on nearly 1,000 miles of Pennsylvania highway once transportation crews complete work they began this week posting signs with the new speed limit. More...

Forbes Road Forming Booster Club

Kickoff meeting slated for May 12

In hopes of bolstering school spirit within the student body and community as a whole and encouraging participation in a variety of activities, officials at the Forbes Road School District are set to host a kickoff meeting for the formation of a boos More...

County Commissioners Hold Weekly Meetings

The Fulton County commissioners tended to Clean and Green matters Tuesday and pondered future allocations and expenses for the county senior centers. More...

Obituaries

Inez S. Eddy

McConnellsburg, 77

Inez S. Eddy, 77, Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital with her family by her side. She was born March 18, 1939, in Danville, Va., the daughter of the late Robert A. and Margaret P. Smith. More...

Emma J. Stains

St. Thomas, 71

Emma Jane Stains, 71, St. Thomas, Pa., died at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital.  Born December 12, 1944, at Shade Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Otis and Hazel (Brown) Mills. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 2, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Public Opinion male student athlete of the week was Matt Brown for baseball. A junior at Forbes Road, Matt is a pitcher and third baseman. More...

Hustontown

Forbes Road drama club students were recently nominated by the Totem Pole Playhouse for their March production of “Honk!” the musical. More...

Racing Roundup

Heimbach Scores Port Win

Blane Heimbach survived what was a bizarre 410 Sprint car feature Saturday at Port Royal Speedway for his first win of the year. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Yard Sale Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church will hold a yard sale Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, at 12941 Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg. Lunch will be served, along with baked goods and soup for sale from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Features

Math Scores Slip, Reading Flat For Nation’s 12th-graders

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college. More...

U.S. Steel Files Trade Complaint Against Big Chinese Producers

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. More...

Ban The Bite!

Did you know that many mosquitoes love to breed in man-made containers!? One favorite type of container in Fulton County are all the tires that you see in people’s yards, in fields, forests and strewn about the countryside. More...