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NEWS
October 22, 2000
Amish cart struck in Pa. accident CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish horse-drawn cart was struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern Franklin County Friday night, causing injuries to its two occupants and the death of the horse, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said. The vehicle that police said struck the buggy broke down with a damaged tire about three miles from the scene of the accident, which occurred on Pa. 75 south of Back Road in Fannett Township. The driver of the buggy, Elam Hostetler, 42, of Willow Hill, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.
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by DON AINES | May 10, 2004
CONCORD, Pa. - A Perry County, Pa., man was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-car crash two miles south of Concord in Fannett Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Lester S. Bippus Jr., 57, of East Waterford, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:20 p.m. accident, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. He died of multiple head and chest injuries, Conner said. Police said Bippus was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla north 3/10 of a mile north of Pa. 274 when he ran off the right side of the road.
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By DON AINES | February 15, 1999
SPRING RUN, Pa. - A Fannett Township couple's home was destroyed Monday morning in a fire that may have been started by a bucket of hot ashes, according to an officer with the Fannett-Metal Volunteer Fire Co. Ray J. Eckenrode and Edith Dewalt, both of 16277 Johnson Road, were taken to Chambersburg Hospital to be evaluated, according to Deputy Fire Chief Warren Clowdis. He said Eckenrode suffered a minor head injury and Dewalt was having breathing trouble. Their ages were unavailable.
NEWS
December 28, 2009
Police: Fantasy-type "dragon knife" used in fight MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man is accused of stabbing a man in the face with a "fantasy-type dragon knife" in an October fight, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Rickie Lee Riley, of 61 Porter Ave., was arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one felony count of malicious wounding, according to court records. Riley allegedly wielded the knife during a fight with several other people on Oct. 25 at a Porter Avenue apartment complex, according to Martinsburg Police Department Cpl. C.M. Phelps.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 13, 2011
Changes to Pennsylvania's legislative districts will slice up Franklin County and divide it among several politicians. On Monday, the state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved its final maps, which are based on population changes found in 2010 Census data. Redistricting is required every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution. State Rep. Todd Rock, a Republican, said his 90th House District in southern Franklin County gained 9,000 people in the past decade. Because of that, the geographical boundaries of his district will shrink.
NEWS
August 29, 2010
Editor's note: Millions of dollars worth of road projects are under way in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and southcentral Pennsylvania. Drivers will find themselves navigating through detours and delays. The Herald-Mail will run this feature regularly on Mondays this summer and into the fall to get motorists ready for the start of the work week. Here is what to anticipate on the roads this week: West Virginia Motorists traveling on the old route for W.Va.
NEWS
March 1, 2007
Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of a second man killed in a chain-reaction crash Tuesday near the Tuscarora Tunnel. James C. Skinner, 41, of Lower Burrell, Pa., and his passenger, John Michael Taylor, 22, of Saltsburg, Pa., were in a Ford Five Hundred that was pushed under a tractor-trailer, police said. Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 p.m. crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township, and Taylor died after being airlifted to York (Pa.)
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 4, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com ST. THOMAS, Pa. - An old, two-story stone barn was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday that is believed to have been caused by an engine heater on a tractor stored in the barn, said Robbie Mellott, president of the St. Thomas Township Volunteer Fire Department. No animals were injured in the fire, Mellott said. The farm, a large working dairy farm, is owned by Kenneth Myers in the 7000 block of Edenville-Cheesetown Road, Mellott said.
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