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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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NEWS
March 9, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The following candidates have filed petitions with the Franklin County Election Board for township supervisor positions in Franklin County, Pa.: Antrim Township, two seats: B.J. Roberts, Larson Wenger, Curtis W. Myers, Samuel L. Miller, all Republicans; Rodney L. Eberly, Democrat. Fannett Township, one seat: William O'Donnell, Democrat. Greene Township, one seat: Jeffrey W. Furry, Todd Burns, both Republicans. Guilford Township, one seat: Steve Rock, Republican.
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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
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.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 4, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two truck drivers charged in the deaths of two men in a February 2007 pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court after the charges were reduced to recklessly endangering another person. Michael E. Ford, 54, of Venus, Texas, and Yu Anmin, 49, of San Gabriel, Calif., each were charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle in the Jan. 27 crash that killed James C. Skinner, 41, of Lower Burrell, Pa., and his passenger, John Michael Taylor, 22, of Saltsburg, Pa. Ford and Anmin were scheduled for mandatory arraignments in March, according to the District Attorney's Office.
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