May 3, 2013
Marian Park, 85, of Fulton County (Pa.) Long Term Care Unit, and formerly of Burnt Cabins, Pa., died Thursday, May 2, 2013. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
April 10, 2013
Oshkosh Corp. layoffs announced this week will not affect the Wisconsin-based manufacturer's JLG plant in Fulton County, Pa., a corporate spokesman said Wednesday. Oshkosh Corp.'s defense division plans to reduce its workforce by 900 positions, according to a news release. Spokesman John Daggett said those layoffs will affect employees in Wisconsin, not Pennsylvania. The corporation cited decreased demand for military vehicles as the reason for layoffs continuing into the summer.
April 2, 2013
The opening of a new Norfolk Southern rail-truck terminal in Antrim Township, Pa., helped Franklin County's unemployment rate improve in February. Franklin County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped nine-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 percent in February, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Neighboring Fulton County, Pa., also experienced a decrease in its unemployment rate. Its seasonally adjusted rate for February was 8.4 percent, compared to 9.7 percent in January, labor department data shows.
April 1, 2013
People who have suffered dog bites, diabetic ulcers, thermal burns from radiation or carbon monoxide poisoning are getting another treatment option at Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center. The medical center celebrated its new Wound Care Services Center and hyperbaric oxygen chamber Monday. The wound center plans to serve an assortment of patients, including individuals with spider bites, oral cancers, surgical wounds that are not healing and gangrene. “There are a variety of conditions it can treat,” Beth Lopez said, adding that emerging research indicates hyperbaric oxygen therapy can benefit autism, stroke and dementia patients.
March 26, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has fewer projects scheduled this year in Fulton County, Pa., due to financial constraints. PennDOT representatives met with local government leaders Tuesday in Fulton County to discuss plans for the next two years. Budget cuts are affecting PennDOT District 9 construction, which had $179 million in spending in 2009 and an anticipated $74 million in 2013, according to Thomas A. Prestash, district executive. “You're going to see a lot less construction in the next couple years,” Prestash said.
March 25, 2013
A Fulton County, Pa., man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl multiple times over the course of the last 2 1/2 years, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Warren David Kerlin III, 50, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and other related offenses, according to a state police news release. Troopers allege Kerlin sexually assaulted the girl over the course of the last 2 1/2 years in Dublin Township.
March 23, 2013
Marie S. Shimer, 77, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.
March 19, 2013
The unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., inched upward to 7.3 percent in January, but the county is facing sharper hikes because of sequestration. At Chambersburg's Letterkenny Army Depot alone, at least 51 employees are facing job losses due to federal budget cuts. The rest of the 4,000 workers could undergo furloughs. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released unemployment data for January. Franklin County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.3 percent.
March 18, 2013
The first day of spring might be Wednesday, but Old Man Winter is expected to have his way Monday. Snow is expected to start moving into the Hagerstown area Monday morning, and the city could see 1 to 2 inches of snow from the system, according to the National Weather Service, A winter weather advisory is in effect for Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland; Franklin County, Pa., and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia...
February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 GIRLS BASKETBALL Frankfort 50, Berk. Springs 42 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Sarah Haynes scored a game-high 26 points, including two 3-pointers for Berkeley Springs in a loss to Frankfort. Frederick Force 42, HVA 20 Courtney Tooley had six points and five steals for Highland View Academy in a season-ending loss to Frederick Force. Wendy Anyona had six rebounds and five steals for the Tartans. FREDERICK FORCE Romanchuk 17, Quick 2, Reifsnider 4, Hall 2, Hughes 8, Blickenstaff 3, Muller 2, Mak. Quick 3, Pritt 1. Totals 18 5-22 42. HIGHLAND VIEW Anyona 3, Wootton 4, Harrison 1, Tooley 6, Roberts 4, Reginato 2. Totals 8 4-16 20. Frederick 9 18 11 4 - 42 Highland View 4 0 2 14 - 20 3-point goals - Frederick Force 1 (Blickenstaff)