Tri-State briefs

March 31, 2013

Second crime watch meeting set for April 9
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A second meeting about forming a crime watch program in the Borough of Waynesboro will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in borough hall.
The program in the second-floor council chambers will discuss the process by which residents can form a crime watch group.
Pennsylvania State Police and the Waynesboro Police Department will host the session.
“This department cannot be as efficient and effective as its potential without the involvement of the community,” Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier said previously.
For more information, call Waynesboro police at 717-762-2132.

ALS Medic 2 expands service in Franklin Co.
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro Area Advanced Life Support Medic 2 recently placed into service a unit to serve the Borough of Mercersburg and Montgomery, Peters and Warren townships.
The unit is housed in the MMP&W fire station and will have a paramedic available full time, according to a news release.
The paramedic and unit associated with Rescue Hose Co. in Greencastle, Pa., will also remain in service.
“We feel this will enhance pre-hospital care to residents of our response area as well as other areas in southwestern Franklin County in a more expeditious manner,” MMP&W Fire Chief Dale Carbaugh said in the news release.
“We would honor current memberships from both West Shore and McConnellsburg ALS Units through the end of the year of 2013 within the new added coverage area of Peters Township,” said Dennis Shockey, executive director of Medic 2.
Advanced Life Support Unit Medic 2, a nonprofit organization, has been serving southern Franklin County since 1983.

Cancer auction eclipses last year’s total
GREENCASTLE, Pa. —  The Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Gala Cancer Auction not only drew one of its largest crowds ever, but also surpassed last year’s total, according to an event organizer.
Jill Kessler said in an email Sunday night that Saturday’s event at Green Grove Gardens raised nearly $74,000 to benfit the Franklin County (Pa.) Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Last year’s event raised about $60,000, Kessler said.

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