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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.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 14, 2011
Two people were being taken to Meritus Medical Center Sunday morning after a three-vehicle collision in Blue Ridge Summit that left one vehicle on top of another and one person entrapped, according to Franklin County Emergency Services. The collision at the intersection of Monterey Lane and Buchanan Trail East, also known as Pa. 16, was reported at 8:57 a.m. Sunday, a 911 dispatcher said. The person who was entrapped was removed from the vehicle at 9:30 a.m., the dispatcher said.
NEWS
March 10, 2012
One Mountain Foundation has established a scholarship program for students in the Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas and the surrounding communities. This year, the goal is to award four $1,000 scholarships, one each to a senior from Smithsburg, Catoctin, Waynesboro and Fairfield high schools. The applicant's area of study or planned school program must result in a degree or in a professional certification. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 1 and received no later than April 10. Applications, criteria and procedures can be found at www.onemountainfoundation.org . Proceeds from foundation events and donations from the public and foundation members and sponsors provide the funding for the scholarships.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
Before 2008, few people knew about the Battle of Monterey Pass in Blue Ridge Summit. Washington Township, Pa., historian John Miller said the Gettysburg campaign has received all of the attention over the years, but the Battle of Monterey, fought on July 4 and 5, 1863, is no less important. On Friday, Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. members, and state and local dignitaries dedicated a marker to commemorate the second-largest Civil War battle in Pennsylvania. “This is a milestone in the community,” Miller said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
The Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. and Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are working on a lease agreement for the Civil War battlefield land where an interpretive center will be built. The municipality owns the property off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Site work is under way leading to construction of the 38-foot by 28-foot visitors center there. Drafts of the lease agreement call for the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. to pay the township $1 a year for the first 20 years, followed by extensions after that.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2011
A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the May 2010 shooting death of his neighbor was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County (Pa.) Court to five years in state prison. Judge Douglas Herman gave Michael Harrigan, 30, credit for time served in jail since Harrigan shot 47-year-old Steven Wetzel on Blue Ridge Avenue on May 27, 2010. The two had argued earlier in the night, and Harrigan's defense claimed he acted in self-defense. Wetzel's son, Nathan, told the judge Thursday that he didn't care what sentence Harrigan received, because nothing would change what happened.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 11, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man reaffirmed his not-guilty plea Wednesday to a charge of criminal homicide in the shooting death of his neighbor. Michael Harrigan, 29, appeared for formal arraignment on the charge in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Harrigan answered "yes" when asked by Judge Douglas Herman if he wanted to continue with the not-guilty plea entered in writing by his attorneys. Harrigan is charged in the May 27 shooting death of Steven Wetzel, 47, on Blue Ridge Avenue.
NEWS
February 10, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - As many as 200 new jobs will be created by the end of the year when University Press of America and its subsidiary, National Book Network, relocate to the former TAB Books/McGraw-Hill complex on Monterey Lane, officials said Monday. Officials from University Press of America, a publisher of academic books, and National Book Network, the second largest distributor of trade books put out by independent publishers, said in a written release Monday that many of the new hires are expected to be displaced McGraw-Hill employees.
NEWS
July 19, 2008
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will hold its annual ice cream social and book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the library and on the surrounding grounds. The event is sponsored by PenMar Development Corp. A free children's program, Culler Magic with Frank Culler, will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon in the social room of Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, adjacent to the library. For information, call 717-794-2240.
NEWS
June 22, 2008
A piano recital featuring students of Warren Rice was held Sunday, June 1, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will celebrate its 55th year of service in a former train station during a special event Saturday, Sept. 14. Western Maryland Railway gave the station to the library with the stipulation that it must always be used as a library, according to a news release. The library is planning a birthday bash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes a used book sale with thousands of selections, including items recently weeded from the library's collection. A cake-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with free refreshments.
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OBITUARIES
August 27, 2013
Robert "Bob" Edward Tressler, 63, of Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. A graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Germantown Bethel Church of God Cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by  Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
The Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. and Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are working on a lease agreement for the Civil War battlefield land where an interpretive center will be built. The municipality owns the property off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Site work is under way leading to construction of the 38-foot by 28-foot visitors center there. Drafts of the lease agreement call for the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. to pay the township $1 a year for the first 20 years, followed by extensions after that.
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2013
Ralph William Dingle, 80, of 13386 Seibert Ave. in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour before the service at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg, Pa.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
Before 2008, few people knew about the Battle of Monterey Pass in Blue Ridge Summit. Washington Township, Pa., historian John Miller said the Gettysburg campaign has received all of the attention over the years, but the Battle of Monterey, fought on July 4 and 5, 1863, is no less important. On Friday, Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. members, and state and local dignitaries dedicated a marker to commemorate the second-largest Civil War battle in Pennsylvania. “This is a milestone in the community,” Miller said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
A former Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2011 appeared in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas again Thursday to ask for a new trial. Michael Harrigan, 32, fatally shot his neighbor, Steven Wetzel, on May 27, 2010. Wetzel walked toward Harrigan's home about an hour after the two men had argued about noise. Harrigan is serving a five-year sentence in state prison. On Thursday, David J. Foster, Harrigan's appeals attorney, questioned him about issues that are the basis of a Post Conviction Relief Act petition.
NEWS
June 10, 2013
The One Mountain Foundation will hold its eighth annual Mountaintop Heritage Days Saturday, June 29, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Cascade.  The multiple events are open to the public and will include the following (unless otherwise noted, events/activities are on the former Fort Ritchie Army post in Cascade, and are available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.): • Annual parade starting at 9 a.m. from the National Book Network's parking lot in Blue Ridge Summit and ending on the Fort Ritchie property in Cascade •  Food, craft and business vendors • Salute to the Military with the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Color Guard Team and the Williamsport Community Band at 8 p.m. • Fireworks by Master Displays Limited at dark • Children's games and activities (50 tickets for $20; three to five tickets per activity)
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
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