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Local & State

Topper Takes Oath To Represent 78th District

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) was sworn in to office Tuesday to represent the 78th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. More...

City Fights Satellite Dish Blight With 30-day Removal Order

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania city is taking up a fight against satellite TV dish blight.  Easton’s City Council passed a resolution requiring the removal of TV dishes 30 days after the service is disconnected.  More...

MHS Students At Farm Show

Several students from McConnellsburg FFA are busy this week putting the finishing touches on the projects they will be entering at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of January 2, 1997  ’97   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Access-device Fraud McConnellsburg state police reported that the bank card of Todd Township resident Shawn Richard Kobel, 40, was used Dec. 13- Dec. 29 by an unknown person at several Los Angeles, Calif., locations. Log Splitter Theft More...

2016 Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Here, as well as in many other places, the opioid epidemic continued and continues to claim the lives of many of our citizens from overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers. More...

Obituaries

Cody A. Trail

McConnellsburg, 20

Cody A. Trail, 20, McConnellsburg, died Friday, December 30, 2016, at his residence after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hagerstown, August 8, 1996, the son of Jennifer D. (Trail) Hoover and David R. More...

Frances Whitfield

Breezewood, 94

Frances Whitfield, 94, Breezewood, died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, Everett. She was born October 20, 1922, in Clearville, Pa., a daughter of the late Earl and Bertha Morris. More...

Bessie M. McGinnis

McConnellsburg, 98

Bessie M. McGinnis, 98, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Thursday, December 28, 2016, in McCormick, South Carolina.  Born April 8, 1918, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie (Leach) Swander. Her husband, Floyd S. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cindy Strait, 60 on December 31; Kara Shives Gepkin, December 26; Rick Souders, January 7; Kurt Kendall, January 6; Forrest Plessinger, January 5; Christian Hann, January 7; Brooklyn Gelvin, January 6; Melinda Howells, January 9; L More...

Hustontown

Happy New Year to all! Forbes Road School District holds prayer meetings in the auditorium Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. All are welcome. Center United Methodist Church’s Christmas play will be held January 15. More...

Features

Christmas Bird Count Shows Trends In State’s Avian Numbers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Hundreds of birders – mostly amateurs with a deep knowledge of identifying species on the wing – have been fanning out in New Jersey in organized groups. More...

Ott Brothers Closes Its Doors

Ott Brothers Furniture & Appliance closed its doors Friday after 84 years of business in McConnellsburg. More...

After Busy Political Year, PA Looks Ahead To 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...