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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 25, 2009
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- A stack of paper and the familiar smell of carbon greets Washington Township Constable Ron Larsen at his desk in the morning. Warrants of arrest, orders of executions and notices of hearings lay in neat stacks. There is enough there to keep him busy for days. Even though he is a retired police officer, this is his full-time job. Not every Franklin County constable has an office, a desk and a mound of work. Larsen is an exception to the rule.
NEWS
September 1, 2007
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Authorities recaptured a youth Wednesday night after he escaped that morning from two constables at the Sideling Hill service station on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg. The constables were taking the juvenile from a facility in Chester County to the Cresson (Pa.) Secure Juvenile Facility about 7:40 a.m. when the escape occurred, police said. The boy was captured about 10 p.m., police said.
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September 6, 2000
Constable gets 8 months for assault BY DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hamilton Township constable convicted of four counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to at least eight months in jail. Theodore Deardorff, 44, of 503 Forest Road, Chambersburg, had been convicted in a July 10 jury trial on charges stemming from an incident at his home last year.
NEWS
January 19, 2005
Week of Jan. 16, 1955 A county constable may hold both the office of constable and office of town officer at the same time without violation of Article 35 of the Maryland Declaration of Right, Deputy Attorney General Harrison L. Winters has ruled, providing he doesn't take an oath as town officer. The deputy attorney general ruled specifically in the case of Williamsport Town Officer Jacob Mills, who also served as constable at Williamsport. For the first time since last April, Hagerstown's big Edgemont Reservoir is full to overflowing today.
NEWS
May 6, 2003
Editor's note: 10 candidates are running in the May 20 primary for the new District 7 District Justice seat in Franklin County, Pa. The top two vote-getters in the Republican and Democratic primaries will advance to the general election Nov. 4. Candidates provided the following information to The Herald-Mail. Gerald E. Spielman Age: 58 Address: 3040 Country Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Party: Republican. Employment: Pennsylvania State constable and self-employed.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
Voter turnout in Franklin County, Pa., during Tuesday's municipal election was about 20 percent in early election returns. In Washington Township's first precinct, 267 voters cast choices for positions like jury commissioner, judge of the Pennsylvania Superior court and constable. However, the most closely watched race in that municipality was the one seat open on the Waynesboro Area School Board. Political newcomers Chris Lind, Bonnie Bachtell and Brenda Lucas were leading in the Waynesboro Area School Board race on Tuesday with only five precincts in the district not reporting.
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July 13, 2008
RUNNING Mid-Atlantic Bike Racing Assn. Senior Criterium Championship At Hagerstown Antietam Fellow Club/Hagerstown-Wash. Co. Tourism finishers Pro I-II-III Race 39. Brian Fouche Category III Race 13. Stephen Wahl 31. Joe Jefferson 32. Tim Lung 32. Category IV Race 24 Mike Spinnler Category V Race 23. Randy Buxbaum Women's Pro I-II-II 7. Beth Leasure Junior Kids 1. Gentry Jefferson LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 8, Mt. Airy 5 Game 1 Mt. Airy 400 001 0 -- 5 6 1 Funkstown 000 431 x -- 8 12 0 Harrison, Dietrich (5)
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | April 10, 2008
CLEAR SPRING - Here's the scary thing about Clear Spring's baseball team: The Blazers' No. 3 pitcher threw a one-hit shutout Wednesday, and even though their No. 3 and No. 4 hitters went 0-for-4 with two walks, the rest of the lineup went 13-for-25 in a five-inning, 15-0 thumping of Hancock. Clear Spring improved to 5-1, and coach Mark Shives said the Blazers have set big goals. "They've been saying 'State title or bust,' and you can't ask for much more when your kids have that confidence," Shives said.
NEWS
May 1, 2008
PREP BASEBALL Clear Spring 11, Boonsboro 1 Boonsboro 000 10 - 1 3 2 Clear Spring 041 15 - 11 11 0 Flora, Lewis (3), Snavely (4), and Griffith. Constable and Morgan. WP - Constable (4-0). LP - Flora. HR - B: Lewis (4th, none on). C: Constable (3rd, none on). St. Andrews 11, St. James 3 St. James 000 201 0 - 3 3 3 St. Andrews 100 041 5 - 11 10 2 Russ, Ortiz (7), Rosenthal (7) and Zimmerman. Brown and Shulman. WP - Brown. LP -Russ (1-3). South Hagerstown 17, Middletown 4 Middletown 001 30- 4 3 2 South Hagerstown 174 5x- 17 10 2 Knight and Jacobson.
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November 3, 2009
Voter turnout in Franklin County, Pa., during Tuesday's municipal election was about 20 percent in early election returns. In Washington Township's first precinct, 267 voters cast choices for positions like jury commissioner, judge of the Pennsylvania Superior court and constable. However, the most closely watched race in that municipality was the one seat open on the Waynesboro Area School Board. Political newcomers Chris Lind, Bonnie Bachtell and Brenda Lucas were leading in the Waynesboro Area School Board race on Tuesday with only five precincts in the district not reporting.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 25, 2009
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- A stack of paper and the familiar smell of carbon greets Washington Township Constable Ron Larsen at his desk in the morning. Warrants of arrest, orders of executions and notices of hearings lay in neat stacks. There is enough there to keep him busy for days. Even though he is a retired police officer, this is his full-time job. Not every Franklin County constable has an office, a desk and a mound of work. Larsen is an exception to the rule.
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By MARLO BARNHART | December 27, 2008
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Gloria Schlee Truax, who died Dec. 15 at the age of 60. Her obituary was published in the Dec. 17 edition of The Herald-Mail. There were no fireworks when Gloria Reed first met Ernie Truax in the mid 1960s -- it was more like a warm glow that grew into a love that lasted more than 38 years.
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By MARK SCOLFORO | August 3, 2008
HARRISBURG, PA. - Valerie Hubbard was half asleep in her 11-year-old son's bedroom just before midnight - they had been watching "Ratatouille" on DVD - when three constables crashed through the locked first-floor door of her apartment house. She did not know they were there to arrest her for unpaid parking tickets. "I was scared to death," she said. "They made me feel like I was a real criminal, like I had done this terrible thing. " In 1998, state prosecutors asked the Pennsylvania Legislature to regulate and rein in constables, citing complaints around the state of constables being too heavy-handed or in many cases acting criminally.
NEWS
July 13, 2008
RUNNING Mid-Atlantic Bike Racing Assn. Senior Criterium Championship At Hagerstown Antietam Fellow Club/Hagerstown-Wash. Co. Tourism finishers Pro I-II-III Race 39. Brian Fouche Category III Race 13. Stephen Wahl 31. Joe Jefferson 32. Tim Lung 32. Category IV Race 24 Mike Spinnler Category V Race 23. Randy Buxbaum Women's Pro I-II-II 7. Beth Leasure Junior Kids 1. Gentry Jefferson LEGION BASEBALL Funkstown 8, Mt. Airy 5 Game 1 Mt. Airy 400 001 0 -- 5 6 1 Funkstown 000 431 x -- 8 12 0 Harrison, Dietrich (5)
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 25, 2008
Click here to view slideshow. After a stellar junior season in which he hit .541 and earned Herald-Mail All-Area First Team honors, Williamsport catcher A.J. Jamison knew his approach would have to change for his senior year. "After last year, I knew I wouldn't see a lot of great pitches, I'd see a lot of off-speed," Jamison said. "I knew to let the game come to me and be patient. I really worked on having more of an eye at the plate, seeing a lot more pitches and getting into a lot more hitter's counts.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
PREP BASEBALL Clear Spring 2, Boonsboro 0 Boonsboro 000 000 0 - 0 4 1 Clear Spring 002 000 x - 2 6 0 Shobe, Smith (6) and Colgan. Constable and Morgan. WP-Constable (6-0). LP-Shobe. HR-Thurber (3rd, one on). Mountain Ridge 9, Smithsburg 4 Smithsburg 040 000 0 - 4 6 3 Mtn. Ridge 210 024 x - 9 9 1 Shroyer, Shaffer (6) and Smith. Shingler and Stevens. WP-Shingler. LP-Shroyer. HR-MR: Shingler. South Hagerstown 7, Winters Mill 3 Winters Mill 100 010 1 - 3 6 1 S. Hagerstown 000 511 x - 7 9 0 Witte and Shriver.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | April 10, 2008
CLEAR SPRING - Here's the scary thing about Clear Spring's baseball team: The Blazers' No. 3 pitcher threw a one-hit shutout Wednesday, and even though their No. 3 and No. 4 hitters went 0-for-4 with two walks, the rest of the lineup went 13-for-25 in a five-inning, 15-0 thumping of Hancock. Clear Spring improved to 5-1, and coach Mark Shives said the Blazers have set big goals. "They've been saying 'State title or bust,' and you can't ask for much more when your kids have that confidence," Shives said.
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