November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Child Abuser Gets 30-Year Sentence

For 2015 beating of Fulton County boy

Found guilty of first-degree child abuse and first-degree assault for severely beating a 6- year-old Fulton County boy in July 2015 at a Hancock, Md., residence, Aaron J. More...

Veterans Day Service Friday

11 a.m at the courthouse

County residents are encouraged to attend the annual Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. this Friday outside the county courthouse in McConnellsburg.  More...

Local & State

More Than 70 Years After Death, Marine’s Remains Return Home

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – In 2012, when investigators unearthed a battlefield grave on the tiny Pacific island of Betio, they came upon a handful of artifacts. More...

New Beer Bill Provision Causes Small Distributors Headaches

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

York County Murder Might Never Be Solved

YORK, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 7, 1996 ’96 More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Soccer Spartans Lose Semifinals Berlin 2, McConnellsburg 1 More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center November 12, 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

Marriage Licenses

Bradley Wayne Swope, 21, Wells Tannery, and Chelsea Rasha Ramsey, 22, Wells Tannery, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

MILLER  Words are so inadequate to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all the love and support that we received when Don had three TIAs in one week  We wish to thank all the wonderful people who came to our aid.  More...

County Won’t Raise Taxes Next Year

Begins advertising for part-time chief clerk

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Larry “Pete” Lynch gave their OK last week to a preliminary budget for 2017 that keeps the county’s real estate tax at its current level of 12.40 mills. More...

No Tax Hike For Boro

Proposed 2017 budget adopted

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a tentative 20 17 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for no tax increases for borough residents. More...

Boro Council Discusses Ordinance Enforcement

Hears citizen complaint

McConnellsburg Borough Council held a lengthy discussion with a representative from its newly hired enforcement agency regarding the enforcement of borough ordinances.  Council members met with Sharon Hamm, administrative services manager with P More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Lynch

Big Cove Tannery, 85

Ruth E. Lynch, 85, Big Cove Tannery, died Friday, November 4, 2016, in Chambersburg. She was born in Boswell, Pa., February 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Inez L. “Vine” (Boyer) Humbert and Thomas O. Humbert Sr. More...

Max D. Sheffield

Mechancisburg, 86

Max Dixon Sheffield, 86, formerly of Mercersburg and Carlisle, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg. Born June 7, 1930, in Fort Littleton, Pa., he was the son of the late William H. More...

Gerald L. Reed

McConnellsburg, 73

Gerald L. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Kirby Knepper, November 17; Tom Humbert, November 16; Rhonda Black, November 14; Sam Metz, November 21; Danielle McClain, November 18; Beulah Paylor, November 18; Kirby Carbaugh, November 20; Randy Peck, November 16; Martina Mc- Ga More...

Racing Roundup

Jacob Allen Scores First 410 Sprint Win

After three seasons on the World of Outlaws tour, Jacob Allen finally scored his first career 410 Sprint car win .  His first win came in Saturday’s Sprint Showdown at Susquehanna Speedway where he led all 30 laps to keep Lance Dewease at More...

Features

Explaining New Jolts Rattling Earthquake- Ravaged Italy

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A wave of earthquakes has rocked central Italy in recent months, shattering medieval towns and destroying ancient homes, churches and landmarks. More...

Recall Headache For Samsung Washers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In another black eye for one of the world's leading consumer brands, U.S. More...

Bishops Feed Hungry With World Series Bet

CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of poor people will be treated to dinner thanks to a World Series wager between Catholic bishops in Cleveland and Chicago.  Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon bet on the series betwe More...