July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Man Assaults State Trooper

Preliminary hearing July 17

A McConnellsburg man remains incarcerated in Bedford County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault and several misdemeanor charges for two incidents that took place on July 3.  More...

Local & State

Pittsburgh Zoo Reaches Out To Millennials With New App

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Snap a selfie in the Islands exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and you may end up with big sunglasses on your face and a pineapple drink in your hand – at least that’s what might appear on your smar More...

Maryland Man Fatally Shot At PA Cabin

FLINTSTONE, Pa. More...

Amish Country Loves God, Donald Trump And Refugees

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – From the road, you’d never guess what’s inside Habecker Mennonite Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on a Sunday morning. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 10, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a festival July 15. A pool party will be held at Three Springs July 21. Everyone is invited. The food pantry disbursement is July 26, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Shirley Sample, July 19; Teresa Thanos, July 18; Carol Mellott, July 18; Abagael McGarvey, 21 on July 26; Tobias Mc- Garvey, July 20; Randy Bivens, July 24; Tessa Rasp, July 24; De More...

Sports

Legion Baseball Completes Regular Season

Division 2 tournament starts Saturday

The Post 561 American Legion baseball team completed regular season play on Saturday with a 12-8 win over visiting St Thomas Post 612. The victory pushed the local squad above the .500 mark on the season, checking in at 9-8. More...

Features

U.S. Government Agrees To Help Maine Wild Blueberry Industry

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The federal government is again trying to prop up the wild blueberry industry in Maine, where sagging prices jeopardize one of the state’s longest-standing agricultural industries.  More...

Cavatappi With Cherry Tomatoes, Pesto

Summer, summer, summer. The word is fat and round and breezy and rolls around nicely on the tongue. And we want our food to be breezy, too.  If you have basil and tomatoes growing in your garden, make this. More...

Today In History

1977: Blackout Hits New York City

Today is Thursday, July 13, the 194th day of 2017. There are 171 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  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...

Homecoming

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...

Boro Conducts Routine Business

Resolves parking meter request

McConnellsburg Borough Council members conducted routine business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening and resolved a parking request from St. Stephen Catholic Church.  More...

Gov. Wolf To Let Unbalanced Budget Bill Become Law

HARRISBURG – For the second straight year, Democratic Gov. More...

Bivouac Swine Farm Subject Of Bay Journal Story

Reporter visited county to investigate

The local fight to stop the Bivouac Swine Farm from locating in Ayr Township has caught the eye of The Bay Journal in its June edition. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn B. Kipe

Mercersburg, 86

Evelyn B. Kipe, 86, originally from Mercersburg, died peacefully July 7, 2017, at the extended care unit of Fulton County Medical Center. Born August 11, 1930, in Peters Township she was a daughter of the late H. Fred and Ruth R. Finniff Seville. More...

Ralph H. Knepper

Morrisville, Vt., 89

Ralph Herbert Knepper, 89, Morrisville, Vt., died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at The Manor, a nursing facility in Morrisville, Vt. More...

John D. Mellott

Fort Loudon, 76

John “David” Mellott, 76, Fort Loudon, died Monday, July 10t, 2017, at his residence.  He was born in Saluvia, Pa., March 20, 1941, the son of the late Mary (Hann) Mellott Berkstresser and Jesse W. Mellott Sr. More...

Letters

Ideas To Improve Water Health In Bay Watershed Counties

To The Editor:  More...

Music Education In Jeopardy At SF

To The Editor: At their May meeting, the Southern Fulton School informed those in attendance that an ad would be placed in local papers for a part-time music eductor. No explanation was given. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Man Wanted In Md. Arrested Here   A Dundalk, Md., man wanted in Baltimore County, Md., for multiple armed robberies was taken into custody early the morning of July 7 at Johnnie’s Motel in McConnellsburg.  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

PA Sprint Speedweek 2017 is now in the books, with Lucas Wolfe earning his third career PA Speedweek series title after a week of consistent finishes and good time trial laps. More...

Family

Celebrates 12th

Ava Elizabeth Viener who celebrated her twelfth birthday July 19, 2017. Proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Cards Of Thanks

PITTMAN  The family of Esta Pittman wishes to thank their family, friends and coworkers for their support and many acts of kindness.  We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers for taking care of her in the long-term-care uni More...