March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

King Gets 22 to 45 Years In Prison

A widely-known area business man found guilty of six charges of rape in December was in Fulton County Court Tuesday for sentencing.  Thomas Stuart King, 53, was sentenced to a minimum of 22 years and a maximum of 45 years in a state correctional More...

Local & State

Communities Struggle To Get Canada Geese To Relocate

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) – The resident Canada geese that congregate in local parks might be pretty to look at, but the droppings they leave have officials struggling to eliminate the birds and their mess.  More...

Pennsylvania Justices To Settle Line-item Veto Power Dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A case that pits Pennsylvania’s governor against the Legislature in a battle over the line-item veto could soon rebalance how power is wielded during the state’s annual high-stakes budget negotiations.  More...

Hershey Expects To Cut 15 Percent Of Global Workforce

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Hershey expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the reductions coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of March 6, 1997  ’97   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Norman Mellott, February 28; Peggy Bailey, March 11; Logan   More...

Hustontown

Get ready to spring forward. Daylight Saving Time is already upon us. Remember, to turn clocks forward this Sunday, March 12. I also hear rumors that we might get a lot of snow this weekend. Please be prepared. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature took the upper hand last weekend with cold temperatures as Lincoln Speedway canceled its 410 Sprint car programs both Saturday and Sunday. Lincoln will try again this Saturday with a 2 p.m. start. More...

Features

Raw Cookie Dough Is Latest NYC Food Fad

NEW YORK (AP) – Raw cookie dough is New York City’s latest unlikely food fad.  People who would rather lick the spoon than eat a baked cookie are waiting in long lines outside a monthold New York City shop that sells scoops of dough More...

U.S. Approves 3 Types Of Genetically Engineered Potatoes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – U.S. officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat. More...

Today In History

1841: Supreme Court Rules Africans Illegally Enslaved

Today is Thursday, March 9, the 68th day of 2017. There are 297 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Council OKs Penalties For Violation Of Ordinances

Street sweeping set for April 19

McConnellsburg Borough Council members approved a penalty schedule for borough ordinance scofflaws and briefly addressed other business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. Council decided earlier this year to hire Pa. More...

Construction To Begin On Rte. 655 Br idge In Dublin Township

To be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Hollidaysburg, PA – Construction for the Route 655 (Pleasant Ridge Road) bridge, spanning Fortune Teller Creek in Dublin Township, Fulton County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) R More...

Judge Van Horn Holds Court Session

A court session was held in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, February 28, with Judge Carol L. More...

Obituaries

Chad S. Strait

McConnellsburg, 43

Chad S. Strait, 43, Mc- Connellsburg, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center.  He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, June 3, 1973, the son of Sharon J. (Culler) Strait, McConnellsburg, and Dean W. More...

Glenn I. Knepper

Wilmington, N. C., 82

Glenn Ivan Knepper, 82, Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington, N.C., after a lengthy illness.  He was born June 24, 1934, to Joel and Ferne (Wright) Kn More...

Phyllis I. Park

Three Springs, 89

Phyllis Ivy Jean Park, 89, Three Springs, died Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017, at J. C. Blair Hospital, Huntingdon.  Born December 3, 1927, in Cassville, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Annabelle (Taylor) Watkins. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Public Drunkenness Charge   McConnellsburg state police have charged Robert Alan Wilson, 57, Fort Littleton, with public drunkenness after he was discovered the afternoon of March 4 lying in a field intoxicated near the intersection of Great Cov More...

Sports

McConnellsburg Fails At District 5 Title Bid

Berlin 58,McConnellsburg 49 McConnellsburg went into Saturday’s fight with Berlin for the District 5 Class 2A championship game at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown favored to win, but foul trouble, turnovers and bad luck at the net kept the More...

Southern Fulton Gives Up District 5 Crown

Shanksville 41, Southern Fulton 38  A disappointing threepoint loss that came in the last seconds of a hard-fought game against Shanksville Friday night at University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown dashed Southern Fulton’s hope of retaining More...

Hot Shooting Gives Spartans District Semifinal Win Over NBC

McConnellsburg 65, Northern Bedford 41   More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jerry Lee Sample Jr., 47, Warfordsburg, and Lana Michelle Gordon, 50, Warfordsburg.  Shaun Wesley Eumont, 23, Chambersburg, and Dareian Rae More...

Cards Of Thanks

STRAIT  The family of Loretta J. Strait would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to family and friends during the extended illness and untimely death of our mom February 14, 2017. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CROUSE  In loving memory of Danny M. Crouse, March 12, 1961 – March 20, 2016:  You are truly missed by all who knew you.  More...