April 24, 2013
Township police to take part in take-back day BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department will be joining a host of other law enforcement agencies in participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday. Washington Township police will be accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Ride Fire Hall at 13063 Monterey Lane in Blue Ridge Summit. A complete list of Franklin County and Eastern Panhandle agencies hosting similar events was published in Wednesday's paper.
April 20, 2013
Betty Tressler Fish, 87, of Spotsylvania County, Va., peacefully passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at home. She was born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Mrs. Fish was a registered nurse with an ophthalmologist's practice. She was very active in her community at Chancellor's Village, loved to travel and was an avid bridge player. She was a member of Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of the late Wilmer D. Fish. She is survived by her daughter, Susan F. Weber (James)
April 15, 2013
A 34-year-old man fell to his death from High Rock in northeastern Washington County on Monday. Michael Paul Liller of Thurmont, Md., was determined to be dead by medics who descended 100 feet to where he landed, officials on the scene said. Liller jumped from the rock formation's peak to a metal grate used by hang gliders at about 4 p.m. He then jumped to another rock, lost his balance and fell, according to Washington County (Md.) Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daryl Sanders. About 12 people were at the popular lookout spot when the fall occurred, Sanders said.
April 10, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department was investigating the cause of a Wednesday afternoon fire in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Firefighters from Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania and Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland contained the fire at 12227 Clermont Road to the attic, where it started. Blue Ridge (Pa.) Fire Chief Steve Moffat said the first firefighters on the scene saw smoke coming from the eaves and had trouble finding access to the attic over the two-story stone house.
March 19, 2013
Mary Bigham Knox, 95, a resident of Gettysburg, Pa., and a longtime resident of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Monday evening, March 18, 2013, at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg, Md., where she had lived since 2011. Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Gettysburg, Mary was the daughter of the late James L. and Beulah F. (Horner) Bigham. She grew up on the family farm in Freedom Township. She graduated from Gettysburg High School and from the Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia as a registered nurse.
February 24, 2013
James D. “Jim” Coyle III, 65, of Pennersville Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1947, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late James D. “Bob” Coyle Jr. and Dora Jane (Cooper) Coyle. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1965. He was a self-employed auto mechanic for Coyle's 66 Filling Station and Coyle's Garage. He was a member of ACACIA Lodge 155 AF & AM of Thurmont, Md., SAL American Legion Post 239 of Cascade and Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association.
December 20, 2012
Virgil M. Spencer, 84, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Paw Paw, W.Va., he was the son of Charles and Iva (Hamilton) Spencer. He married Pauline (Frisby) Spencer on Feb. 14, 1953. After serving in the Korean War as a military policeman, he was employed by Lowengart Tannery in Mercersburg, and later worked for and retired from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md., after 26 years of service.
December 14, 2012
Mrs. Carrie A. (Calimer) Russell, 79, of 338 Geiser Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home. She had been battling cancer for the past nine months and had been critically ill since Monday. Born Dec. 31, 1932, in Washington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Edna (Mohn) Calimer. She was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area. Mrs. Russell was a 1950 graduate of Washington Township High School. She and her husband of more than 56 years, William R. Russell Sr., were married June 9, 1956, in the Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro.
October 30, 2012
As the sun came up over Franklin County on Tuesday, residents started assessing damage, clearing debris and pumping basements. Friends Zach Miller and Daniel Foster, both 15, decided to look on the bright side of the aftereffects of former Hurricane Sandy. The teens grabbed fishing poles and went in search of trout and bass. “We thought it'd be perfect fishing weather, but we thought wrong,” Zach said, saying they didn't catch anything. Cheryl Deal chose to look at flooding in her Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., yard and home with a positive attitude.
October 28, 2012
Edouarda Mary “Edgie” Bridgers Davis, 91, a resident of Michaux Manor, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 12488 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Hammann officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade.