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March 28, 2011
Crews battled a house fire Monday evening in a subdivision off Pa. 16 west of Greencastle. Firefighters from several companies responded at about 7 p.m. to 10099 Lindale Ave., which is in a neighborhood across from Calvary Baptist Church in Antrim Township. Fire damage was contained to the garage and attic above it, but the smoke damage extended throughout the two-story house, Rescue Hose Co. Deputy Fire Chief J.R. Koons said. Koons said a neighbor spotted the fire, called 911 and helped to evacuate a woman and her dog from the home.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
Eight thousand baby turkeys or poults died in a barn fire Friday morning in Antrim Township, according to a fire company official.  The fire, called in at 5:06 a.m. from a farm at 8665 Hades Church Road, took about 15 minutes to bring under control, Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. Fire Chief Kevin Barnes said. The blaze was mostly contained to the poults' bedding, although there was some smoke and heat damage to the building, which he estimated to be about 250 feet by 60 feet, Barnes said.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police were searching for a man who robbed a gas station attendant at gunpoint Friday morning on Buchanan Trail West in Antrim Township. The man pulled up to the pumps at Talhelm's Gas and Diesel at 2342 Buchanan Trail West and started a conversation with a gas station attendant, according to a state police news release. As the two talked, the man pulled a gun and robbed the attendant of an unknown amount of cash. He fled east at about 9 a.m. in a maroon, four-door Toyota Camry.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
This is the third year there won't be a tax increase for Antrim Township residents. At a special meeting to pass the budget last week, the Antrim Township Supervisors unanimously passed their 2013 budget. The budget not only held the line on a zero mill property tax rate, but also reduced an amusement tax. Township Administrator Brad Graham said the amusement tax affects three organizations and generates about $10,000 for the township. “In today's economy, it was a little bit of a burden, for all the more it generated, so rather than do away with it altogether, the supervisors passed a resolution to drop it from 3 percent to 0 percent,” Graham said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A large barn filled with hay on its upper level burned to the ground Tuesday in a fire that kept emergency crews busy for hours. Firefighters were dispatched at 1 p.m. to 1227 Clay Hill Road in Antrim Township, where they found a fully involved blaze in a barn that had a milking parlor on the lower level, according to Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. 1st Lt. Tyler Myers. Crews attempted to extinguish the fire, then used a front-end loader to move the hay and tin off the rubble. They doused the debris in water and foam to try to contain the smoldering fire.
NEWS
February 21, 2011
An Antrim Township man plans to announce his candidacy for Franklin County Commissioner at the county courthouse Wednesday morning.   Dan Pellicano, a Republican who lives in Antrim Township, said in a news release that his background in business would serve him well as a county commissioner. He described himself as a a lifelong conservative who values everyone’s input and believes that a public official’s primary motivation should be to serve as the voice of the citizens he represents.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
The Antrim Township Supervisors are taking a hard-line approach to collecting more than $110,000 owed in delinquent sewer bills. Antrim Township Secretary Jennifer Becknell gave supervisors a report on collections during Tuesday's meeting. She said collection of the more than $110,000 has been very slow. “We currently have 45 accounts that have 'payment agreements' in place, but we only received payments from 30 accounts for a total of $10,157.68,” Becknell read in the report.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
Renovations to upgrade Antrim Township's municipal building could begin as soon as mid-June with completion by early fall. At Tuesday's meeting, township supervisors Fred Young, James Byers, John Alleman and Rick Baer voted to move forward with bidding renovation work on the 34-year-old building. David Molino of Centura Associates of Chambersburg, Pa., presented a detailed, final look at the drawings for the upgrades to the township building at the worksession prior to Tuesday's meeting.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
The Antrim Township Supervisors are taking a hard-line approach to collecting more than $110,000 owed in delinquent sewer bills. Antrim Township Secretary Jennifer Becknell gave supervisors a report on collections during Tuesday's meeting. She said collection of the more than $110,000 has been very slow. “We currently have 45 accounts that have 'payment agreements' in place, but we only received payments from 30 accounts for a total of $10,157.68,” Becknell read in the report.
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NEWS
August 16, 2013
Eight thousand baby turkeys or poults died in a barn fire Friday morning in Antrim Township, according to a fire company official.  The fire, called in at 5:06 a.m. from a farm at 8665 Hades Church Road, took about 15 minutes to bring under control, Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. Fire Chief Kevin Barnes said. The blaze was mostly contained to the poults' bedding, although there was some smoke and heat damage to the building, which he estimated to be about 250 feet by 60 feet, Barnes said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A large barn filled with hay on its upper level burned to the ground Tuesday in a fire that kept emergency crews busy for hours. Firefighters were dispatched at 1 p.m. to 1227 Clay Hill Road in Antrim Township, where they found a fully involved blaze in a barn that had a milking parlor on the lower level, according to Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. 1st Lt. Tyler Myers. Crews attempted to extinguish the fire, then used a front-end loader to move the hay and tin off the rubble. They doused the debris in water and foam to try to contain the smoldering fire.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
A new Taco Bell restaurant could be open in the Greencastle area before the end of the year. “I think we should be open this year. I hope before Christmas,” Tom Cook, director of development for BurgerBusters Inc., said Friday. BurgerBusters Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Va., operates franchisee organizations for Taco Bell in North America. “If all goes well, we could have the Taco Bell up and running by the fourth quarter of this year,” he said. Until you get all of your permits, it's difficult to judge when the store will open, Cook said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
A 49-year-old Greencastle man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital with reported head injuries suffered Monday afternoon when his work truck collided with a moving freight train in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.  Trooper Robert T. Hicks said the man's name would not be released until police finished their investigation of the crash.  Hicks, who did not provide further details about the man's condition, said the timetable to complete the investigation was unknown Monday evening.
NEWS
June 23, 2013
The Franklin County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces the following work schedule for Monday through Friday: Bridge work: Corner Road in Montgomery Township Skin patching: Tomstown Road in Quincy and Washington townships Headwalls: Path Valley Road in Fannett Township; Orrstown Road in Southampton Township; and Hill and Worleytown roads in Antrim Township
BREAKINGNEWS
May 31, 2013
Firefighters were called to the scene of a silo fire that was reported in the 1300 block of Mason Dixon Road in Antrim Township. The fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. Friday north of the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line about a mile and a half west of State Line, Pa. At least two volunteer fire companies from Washington County - Longmeadow and Halfway - were at the scene. - Caleb Calhoun
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2013
A last-minute write-in campaign has secured Mercersburg Mayor James C. Zeger a place on the ballot in the Nov. 5 municipal election. The Franklin County Board of Elections on Thursday released its write-in results from last week's primary election. Candidates now have a few days to submit documents asking that various spellings of their names - such as John Doe and John A. Doe - be cumulated or amassed.  Zeger's name did not appear on ballots on May 21. However, write-in votes would secure him both the Democratic and Republican nominations for the mayoral spot if he cumulates spellings of his name.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2013
Antrim Township Community Park could be home to a dog park as early as this fall, according to township officials. Antrim Township Administrator Brad Graham told township supervisors Tuesday that the parks committee approved recommending moving forward with constructing a dog park at the township park at 12315 Grant Shook Road in Greencastle. The township budgeted $50,000 in its 2013 budget for the dog park, Graham said. Pat Heraty, vice chairman of the board of supervisors and liaison between the supervisors and the parks committee, said the dog park project is moving ahead.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
Renovations to upgrade Antrim Township's municipal building could begin as soon as mid-June with completion by early fall. At Tuesday's meeting, township supervisors Fred Young, James Byers, John Alleman and Rick Baer voted to move forward with bidding renovation work on the 34-year-old building. David Molino of Centura Associates of Chambersburg, Pa., presented a detailed, final look at the drawings for the upgrades to the township building at the worksession prior to Tuesday's meeting.
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