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.
July 10, 2012
Bessie Genevieve Bingaman Gish, 96, of Greencastle, Pa., died Monday morning, July 9, 2012, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Gish. Born Sept. 10, 1915, in the Martins Mill Covered Bridge Farmhouse, Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Oliver W. and Bessie May Hershberger Bingaman. Mrs. Gish was a member of Two Top Fellowship Church, Mercersburg, Pa. She is survived by her by daughters, Angela College and husband, Harvey, of Greencastle, and Doris Smith and husband, Fred, of Wichita Falls, Texas; as well as 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
May 8, 2012
Franklin County man charged with stealing grates A Franklin County, Pa., man has been charged with stealing grates and selling them for scrap, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. James Thomas Golden, 31, of Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, police said. Police allege Golden removed several storm grates from the side of Pa. 16 in Antrim Township and then apparently sold them for scrap metal.
March 31, 2012
“Greencastle” got the red carpet treatment Saturday night in Hagerstown with a soldout show at The Maryland Theatre. Many of the people who lined up along South Potomac Street waiting to enter were from Greencastle, Pa., the town just north of the Mason-Dixon Line where the eponymously named movie is set. Clad in tuxedos and evening gowns, cast and crew from the film climbed out of a series of stretch limousines and walked between the...
March 19, 2012
A safe containing about $418 was stolen from Manito School last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The building at 7564 Browns Mill Road in Antrim Township was broken into between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, police said. Anyone with any information about the theft may call state police at 717-264-5161.
February 27, 2012
Mr. Alvin G. "Short" Harshman, 86, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 9001 Larry Drive, Greencastle, died at 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 26, 1925, in Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Aaron and Margaret C. (Hartman) Harshman. Mr. Harshman attended Clay Hill School. He and his wife, Erma P. (Fahrney) Harshman, were married July 21, 1945. They lived at their Larry Drive residence from 1970 until June 2011, when Mr. Harshman entered the nursing home.
January 24, 2012
Right now, Greencastle Greens Golf Club has a “bring your own” policy for golf tournaments and golf leagues. But Greencastle Greens wants to reduce its liability by securing a liquor license. The hitch is the golf course is in Antrim Township - which is a dry township. During Tuesday's Antrim Township meeting, Susan Stepnick, sales and marketing manager for the Greencastle-area facility off Williamson Road, told the five supervisors that permitting golfers to bring liquor opens up the course to liability.
January 19, 2012
Antrim Township, Pa., officials have announced traffic on Hykes Road will be interrupted on Wednesday, Jan. 25, throughout the day. A contractor will be doing work all day in that area. The contractor will be stopping traffic completely for intermittent 30-minute periods between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. When traffic is not shut down completely, there will be a single lane of controlled traffic. The township recommends that residents avoid using Hykes Road for through-traffic altogether on Wednesday, Jan. 25, if possible.
January 2, 2012
Harold G. Young, 81, of Providence Place, and formerly of Shade Gap, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Born in Peters Township on Feb. 3, 1930, he was the son of the late J. Chalmers and Ruth (Graybill) Young of Welsh Run. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor R. (Shafer) Young in 2008. They were married 57 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. Harold was last employed with Mack Trucks in Hagerstown for more than 30 years, and prior to that at Maugansville Elevator & Lumber Co. Harold was also a custom cabinetmaker in his early married life.