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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 | June 17, 2004
DRY RUN, Pa. - A Fannett Township woman found dead under a riding lawn mower Tuesday afternoon died of compressional asphyxia, Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer said Wednesday. An autopsy was performed Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., on the body of Eva S. Martin, 66, of 21479 Path Valley Road, Peiffer said. It showed that the weight of the mower on her body caused her to suffocate. Peiffer said Tuesday that Martin probably died between noon and 1 p.m. Her body was discovered by a niece.
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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.
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by DON AINES | February 28, 2007
WILLOW HILL, Pa. - A man was pronounced dead at the scene and another died at York (Pa.) Hospital from injuries he received in a chain-reaction crash that involved three tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles Tuesday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township. James Skinner, 41, of Lower Burrell, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 p.m. accident in the westbound lanes near milepost 192, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner and Pennsylvania State Police.
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 19, 2001
Police log March 19 Morning Herald ROXBURY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information on the individual who spray-painted the Lurgan Township Recreation Center last week. Someone used a maroon spray paint and painted a concession stand wall with the phrase "420 potheads rule. " The person then painted the pavilion with the phrase "420 burn team" between 9 p.m. March 11 and 7 a.m. March 12, police said. Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-1181265.
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By DON AINES | November 29, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man who last month pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for a road-rage incident in which he shot a vehicle driven by his nephew was sentenced to five years on probation Wednesday in Franklin County Court. The sentence for 73-year-old Max Eugene Goshorn includes six months of intense supervision and a $300 fine. Judge Carol Van Horn also ordered him to pay $385 in restitution to Clarence E. Goshorn of Chambersburg for damage to his vehicle.
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