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OBITUARIES
January 5, 2012
Jean Irene McCleaf Benchoff, 84, of The Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 15348 Summit Farm Drive in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fountaindale Union Cemetery.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 14, 2011
A Franklin County, Pa., magisterial district judge ruled Wednesday that all charges should stand against a Waynesboro man accused of killing two people, including his fiancée, in a Feb. 12 crash. Shawn Tyler Lacasse, 26, of 861 Anthony Ave., was charged Sept. 28 with two counts of homicide by vehicle, and one count each of racing on highways and speeding in a crash that killed two people - one of whom was his 25-year-old fiancée. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz decided all criminal charges should remain in place and scheduled mandatory arraignment for Jan. 25 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
LIFESTYLE
October 7, 2011
Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin County, Pa. Upcoming training dates are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, today, Oct. 17 and 24, in Chambersburg, Pa. or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. For more information, contact Tammy Hawbaker at 717-217-3520 or volunteers@lutheranhomecare.org ...
NEWS
September 29, 2011
The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently recognized employees for their years of service to the department. The following area employees were recognized: 30 years Edward Crow, Thurmont, Md., pesticide regulation Thomas Lupp, Frederick, Md., forest pest management 25 years Christopher Firme, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., forest pest management Moana Himes, Frederick, resource conservation...
OBITUARIES
September 29, 2011
John Denning Vogel, 65, of Norwood Avenue, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his home. He was born July 23, 1946, in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of the late Harry Denning Jr. and Helen Beasom Vogel. John is survived by his wife, Katherine "Kate" Maloney Vogel. Mr. Vogel was a graduate of Susquenita High School and Elizabethtown College. For many years he served in the U.S. Army Reserve. John also served for a time as a page in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2011
Several dozen people joined Washington Township officials Wednesday evening to dedicate a trail at Happel's Meadow Wetlands to a former committee member, who passed away on April 25, 2008, at the age of 62. John F. Birely, of Blue Ridge Summit, was one of the original five members of the preservation committee, which oversees and offers recommendations to the township about its 80-plus acres of wetlands along Pa. 16. Originally appointed to...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 25, 2011
The mountaintop community of Blue Ridge Summit recently received donated playground equipment to spruce up its park off Charmian Road. Blue Ridge Summit resident Joy Ammerman and her family were considering how to honor her husband's memory when a relative's comment gave her pause. “My daughter-in-law said, 'Where's the playground?'” Ammerman said. Ammerman drove to Lions Club Park and discovered old, metal playground equipment she said was in poor condition. She contacted the Blue Ridge Summit Lions Club about making a donation to replace it in memory of her husband, Bruce.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2011
A Blue Ridge Summit man died of injuries suffered in three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Monterey Lane Sunday, Washington Township, Pa., police said in a news release Monday morning. Robert Gividen, 80, of 14586 Buena Vista Road, was pronounced dead Sunday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, police said. Police said Gividen was driving a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara north on Monterey Lane. He entered the intersection at the same time as a 2005 Ford F-650 armored truck driven by Steven Bordlemay of Shillington, Pa., and owned by Garda Atlantic Inc., police said.
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
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
Every year, the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library ice cream social and book sale draws a crowd of bargain hunters, and Saturday was no different. Amy Presnell, a library board member who is in charge of organizing the book sale that is one of the library's two yearly fundraisers, said people began lining up to check out the thousands of donated books by around 8 a.m. "They're really anxious to get started," Presnell said, adding that a horn is...
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