July 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Police Department has identified a man who was fatally shot in the 300 block of West King Street on Thursday night. The body of David Wayne Gipe, 44, was found in front of 354 W. King St., a two-story brick duplex where he lived, at about 11:15 p.m., police said. It was determined Gipe died of a gunshot wound, police said. Police listed the incident as a criminal homicide. An autopsy will be performed Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.
July 18, 2013
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office has charged a Chambersburg man with allegedly operating a heroin-trafficking ring that distributed more than $3.8 million of heroin throughout Dauphin, Cumberland and Franklin counties. Sabriel “Pony” Rivera, 29, of 120 Mont Alto Road is one of a dozen people facing charges in connection to the heroin ring, according to a news release from Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. Rivera is charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of criminal conspiracy to possess with the intent to deliver heroin, and one count of corrupt organizations, according to a news release from Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.
July 14, 2013
Harlan Jesse Bayer, 91, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Antietam Meeting House, Waynesboro. Burial will be in the adjacent church cemetery.
July 12, 2013
Larry D. Cordell, 54, of Burkett Road, Greencastle, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his home from injuries received from an accident while working on his truck. Born Jan. 30, 1959, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Donald R. Cordell of Greencastle and the late Hilda L. (Kiser) Cordell. Larry was a self-employed independent trucker who enjoyed seeing the country while driving. Over the years, he had attended the First United Methodist Church of Greencastle.
July 11, 2013
While Gettysburg, Pa., attracted thousands of tourists during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last week, Chambersburg has several Civil War-related activities, too. Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield, will present a free program at the Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 1 and 3 p.m. July 20, which is Celebrate! The Arts at Old Market Day - the largest event of ChambersFest. Alexander will speak on the topic, “As They Saw the Rebels: Civilian Observations of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns.” The Heritage Center also will show the film, “The Burning of Chambersburg” throughout the day between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 20. The 29-minute film was created by WITF in 1989 for the 125th anniversary of the burning of the town.
July 10, 2013
Paul N. Crider, 90, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 26, 1922, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Cyrus and Cora Leininger Crider. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, Mr. Crider served honorably during World War II, where he was a gunner in the 99th Bomb Group. On his 34th mission, he was shot down and captured by the Germans in February 1944 and held as a prisoner of war until April 1945, when he was liberated by the U.S. Army.
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.
July 7, 2013
A 66-year-old Reading, Pa., man was in critical condition Sunday morning at the York, Pa., trauma center after he was struck in the parking lot of the Chambersburg-area Lowe's Home Improvement Center on Saturday and his head hit the pavement, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police have not released the name of the victim, Trooper Justin Long said. Alonzo John Weeks, 29, of Chambersburg, was charged with aggravated assault, according to a news release from the state police.
July 5, 2013
Glenda Mae Rosenberry, 69, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at her home. Visitation will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at William F. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Parklawns Memorial Gardens.
June 28, 2013
Mark H. Hollinshead, 47, of Orrtanna, Pa., passed away Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Feb. 15, 1966, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Marlin H. Hollinshead and the late Sara Anne Gibson Hollinshead, and stepson of Linda Hollinshead. Mark was a 1985 graduate of McConnellsburg (Pa.) High School and a 1987 graduate of the Antonelli Institute of Art. He worked as an engine tester for Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md. A first responder in the state of Maryland, Mark had the privilege of saving several lives.