August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County Transfers Phone Line For Crime Stoppers’ Use

At their weekly meeting last Tuesday, commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Larry “Pete” Lynch voted in favor of transferring an unused Emergency Operation Center phone line to the McConnellsburg state police station for use by the More...

Topper’s F.C. Office Hours To Expand

Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) has announced that his Fulton County office is extending its hours of operation. More...

Local & State

Smokers, Retailers Burn As PA Cigarette Tax Rises

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – When Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax went up by a buck per pack last week, it gave smokers one more reason to quit or cross the border. More...

FCMC Opens Orbisonia Rehabilitation Office

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) Rehabilitation Services announces it has opened a new office in Orbisonia. More...

Historic Maryland Town Faces Long Recovery After Flooding

WASHINGTON (AP) – The picturesque Main Street of Ellicott City, Maryland, faces a months-long recovery that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars after devastating flooding left two dead and damaged nearly every home and business along the More...

Letters

Looking For Old Sewing Club Photos

To The Editor:  Green Hill Sewing Club is looking for any old photos of club members, apple butter boils, articles, tickets from dinners, concerts, anything pertaining to the sewing club to do a booklet of our past. More...

Free Employee Benefits Seminar

To The Editor,  The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation continues to be very active in the community. The Foundation strives to give back to the community in so many ways. More...

Racing Roundup

Freddie Rahmer Gets First Grove win

His father is the all-time leading Sprint car winner at Williams Grove Speedway and now Freddie Rahmer has added his name to the long list of feature winners at the track after racing to his first career Grove win Friday night.  More...

Features

Party Conventions Depict Contrasting Views Of America

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken? More...

Climate Change May Be Turning Gulls Into Cannibals

PROTECTION ISLAND, Wash. (AP) – Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. More...

Common Pesticide Appears To Reduce Live Bee Sperm

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.  More...

Church News

Forbes Road Back-To-School Prayer Night

Please plan to attend the back-to-school prayer night Sunday, August 21, at Forbes Road High School at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Gospel Music

Jamaican-born Veeda Moore Smalls will share the good news through gospel music at the Church of God in Robertsdale August 19- 20 at 7 p.m. nightly and also at Robertsdale Carney Ballfield Sunday, August 21, from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Halvorson to Run Against Shuster As A Democrat

Conservative Republican Art Halvorson who has twice narrowly lost to Rep. Bill Shuster in primaries will now take him on in November, this time as a Democrat.  More...

96th Fulton County Fair Begins Aug. 14

Fair queen pageant highlights opening day

The 96th Fulton County Fair will get under way August 14 and runs through August 20 at the fairgrouds located on Old Route 30, just east of McConnellsburg. More...

Veterans On Parade In Wells Tannery

Melvin Bryan of Wells Tannery pulls a float filled with Wells Tannery military veterans in the homecoming parade Saturday at Wells Tannery. More...

Obituaries

Shirley G. Hoover

Mechanicsburg, 90

Shirley G. (Ritchey) Hoover, 90, Mechanicsburg, died peacefully at Messiah Lifeways July 25, 2016, in Mechanicsburg.  She was born October 20, 1925, in Wells Tannery, to the late Luke and Alta (Guillard) Ritchey. More...

Edith M. Lane

McConnellsburg, 79

Edith Marie Lane, age 79, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. She was born June 13, 1937, in Huntingdon, Pa., the daughter of the late John F. and the late Wavia (De-shong) Miller. More...

Thomas M. Varden

Thousand Oaks, Calif., 88

Thomas M. Varden, 88, Thousand Oaks, Calif. and of Mercersburg, died Wednesday July 27, 2016, at Thousand Oaks Health Care Center, Thousand Oaks.  Born May 25, 1928, at Hagerstown, he was a son of the late James C. Sr. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 1, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Carly Ward, July 31; Sherwin Hollenshead, August 2; John Bishop, August 3; Justin Knepper, August 6; Jersey Knepper, August 7; Betty Harr, August 2; Brett Cornelius, July 25; Michele Pollock, August 14; Donna Glenn, August 14; Rush More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a 5k walk/run race August 20 at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race support the local Crime Stoppers. Wednesday night worship services will be held August 3 at Clear Ridge community building at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Hagerstown Suns Scoreboard Operator Gig Good Fit For Retiree

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – Greg Farrar has a unique vantage point for Hagerstown Suns games. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Open Mic Night Open Mic Night will be held at Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center Monday, August 8, at 4 p.m. Music will by Larry Cooper. Food and drink will be available. Donations are accepted at the door. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

CASTLE   The family of Tim Castle wish to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food and donations and all acts of kindness during this very sad time. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.  God bless and keep us in your prayers. More...

Marriage License

Paul Andrew Bowers, 52, Warfordsburg, and Kathy Lou Vanorsdale, 49, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Celebrates Eighth

Emma Elizabeth Viener celebrated her eighth birthday August 5, 2016. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...