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PA Issues Permits To 12 Medical Marijuana Growers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania last Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.  More...

Local & State

Hate Mowing? A Robot Can Cut Your Lawn

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Every spring, Don Osborne brings his 5-foot-wide zero-turn mower out of hibernation to keep a few acres near the house looking tidy. “My wife has flower beds and so forth,” Osborne says. More...

Police Chief Loses Part Of Arm In Fireworks Accident

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town’s fireman’s carnival.  Karen Diebold says her son, Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, is in stable condition More...

Budget Deadline Looms As PA Lawmakers Eye Deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with five days to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreement on how to address state government's biggest cash shortfall since the recession. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 26, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Signature Forged On Post Office Form Chambersburg state police reported that somebody forged the name of a Saint Thomas individual on a change-of-address form’s signature line April 10 at the U.S. Post Office in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

On a night dedicated to the memory of the late great Hagerstown Speedway announcer Frank Sagi, it was youthful Trever Feathers who scored the Super Late Model win.  Feathers picked up his second win of the season over Andy Anderson, Bryan Bernhe More...

Features

Man Catches Teen Falling From Park Ride

NEW YORK ( AP) – Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. More...

Keep Cool This Summer With Fresh Fruit Blended With Ice

Balmy weather calls for ice-cold sweet treats; fruity drinks are a natural part of the summertime poolside landscape. But those drinks are often loaded with sugar, boasting 40 or more grams in even a reasonably- sized drink.  More...

Today In History

Globe Theatre Destroyed By Fire In 1613

Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2017. There are 185 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Ayr Tables Request For Release Of Credit Letter

Country View Farms calls Bivouac Hog Farm “suspended”

Ayr Township tabled a request from Thomas Clemens, CFC Fulton Properties, asking that the company’s letter of credit with the township be released. More...

Medical Marijuana To Be Grown In Fulton

Fulton and Franklin chosen for the two southcentral permits

Fulton County has been named as one of two sites to receive the first two medical marijuana grower permits in the southcentral region of Pennsylvania. More...

Union Twp. Bridge Project To Begin

Hollidaysburg, PA – Construction for the Route 484 (Buck Valley Road) bridge, spanning Sideling Hill Creek in Union Township, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacem More...

Obituaries

Robert B. Baer Sr.

Shade Gap, 90

Robert B. Baer Sr., 90, Shade Gap, died at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the home of his daughter, Sally Eisaman, and son-in-law Bill, Hustontown. Born June 15, 1927, at Shade Gap, he was the son of the late Roy and Mary (Morgan) Baer. More...

Doris L. Souders

McConnellsburg, 62

Doris L. Souders, 62, Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, December 8, 1954, the daughter of the late Helen (Fix) and Marvin Layton. More...

James L. Black Sr.

Dysart, 84

James L. Black Sr. 84, Dysart, formerly of Duncansville, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born September 17, 1932, in Point, Bedford County, he was the son of the late Harry and Clara (Price) Black.  More...

Letters

Medal Available To American Veterans Of World War II

To The Editor:  Since 2014 the government of France has been awarding its highest medal, the Legion of Honor, to veterans that fought to liberate France during the Second World War.  More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Evelyn Gobin, July 6; Doug Ray, 64 on July 6; Paul Souders, 88 on July 5; Rose Bivens, July 9; Hanna McGarvey, 19 on July 19; Robert Strait, July 8; Selena Strait, July 11; Brady Seiders, July 7; Pat Weaver, July 6; Ember Keefer, 9 More...

Hustontown

Rod and Dot (Ranck) Kelly of Hustontown recently visited New Holland, Pa. While there they made a stop at the Ranck United Methodist Church graveyard. Center United Methodist Church will hold a festival July 8 at 4 p.m. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

ALDEN  To all those who reached out to our family during our time of loss we offer our sincerest thanks and appreciation.  All of your prayers and acts of kindness have been truly appreciated. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jordan Gene Deshong, 19, Harrisonville, and Grace Rebecca Ford, 18, Wells Tannery.  Blaine Franklin Jones Jr., 57, McConnellsburg, and Kare More...

Church News

Area Bible Schools

Operation Arctic Vacation Bible School will be held at Kaisesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, August 6-10, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm nightly. For more information call the church at 717- 328-5374 or 717-377-9319. More...

Dublin Mills Church Welcomes New Pastor

Dublin Mills Community Church is pleased to announce and welcome Jay Lobach as their new pastor. Pastor Jay has over 25 years of pastoral experience, serving churches in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.  More...

Homecoming Services

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, will hold its annual homecoming services Sunday, July 23, at 10 a.m., with Bobby Yost as guest speaker along with special music.  Services should wrap up around noon, followed More...