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Franklin County briefs

May 29, 2012

Storms knock down trees in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Trees and other debris from a fast-moving line of tunderstorms blocked some lanes of travel Tuesday on Franklin County, Pa., roads, particularly in the hard-hit St. Thomas and Fort Loudon areas, according to 911 dispatchers.

However, no roads in Franklin County were completely closed at 5:15 p.m., dispatchers said.

St. Thomas Fire Department sent crews out evaluating problem spots, according to personnel on station.

No vehicle collisions were reported in Franklin County related to the storm as of 5:15 p.m., dispatchers said.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg, Pa., reported no storm-related problems or road closures.

Franklin Co. GOP holds reorganizational meeting

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — The Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Party held its biennial reorganization meeting last week at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department.

Current party Chairman Dwight D. Weidman was re-elected to a second term without opposition, and Mary-Anne Gordon was elected Treasurer, replacing Larry Funk by a count of 66-41, according to a news release.

Chairman Weidman appointed Chris Ardinger as party secretary, replacing Debra Taylor, the news release stated.

Executive committee selections are under way now.

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