October 27, 2012
On Saturday, Franklin County, Pa., government officials declared a state of emergency to position them to be able to make quick repairs and to buy supplies, according to Dave Donohue, director of emergency services. "We do want to encourage citizens to be prepared, including making a plan and having their emergency supplies kit," Donohue wrote in an email. A emergency services drill planned in Shippensurg, Pa., tonight was expected to go on as scheduled. Donohue warned of 5 to 8 inches of rain, wind and possible tornado activity.
April 30, 2012
Franklin County, Pa., saw improvements to its unemployment rate in March, while neighboring Fulton County experienced a spike in its rate, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Franklin County dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in March. Fulton County's rate increased five-tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent in March. The state and national seasonally adjusted unemployment rates fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.5 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively, the labor department said in a news release.
May 29, 2012
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., held steady in April at 6.1 percent, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Neighboring Fulton County saw its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate spike nearly a full percentage point to 9 percent. In Franklin County, unemployment was at its lowest rate since December 2008, when it was 5.9 percent. The county tied with five other counties for the sixth lowest unemployment rate in April among Pennsylvania's 67 counties, labor department analysis states.
September 26, 2011
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., increased three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.2 percent in August, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. It was the highest rate since January, a labor department news release stated. Neighboring Fulton County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 10 percent. A labor department analysis stated Franklin County lost 200 nonagricultural jobs from July to August, but the total of 56,400 jobs was 600 higher than August 2010.
May 6, 2013
Firefighters contained a mobile home fire to the property's kitchen Sunday afternoon. The Franklin Fire Department and a half-dozen other departments responded to 649 N. Franklin St., Lot 112, at 3:15 p.m., according to fire officials and the Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services. The first crews to arrive saw fire coming out of one window in the single-wide trailer, Franklin Fire Chief Mark Trace said. Everyone was out of the home, although one of the residents tried to go back in, Trace said.
September 2, 2011
A Maryland man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital following a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Old Forge Road in Quincy Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. Karl Kirkpatrick, 25, of Hagerstown, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot north at 1:47 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck a1995 Ford F-150 driven by Cynthia E. Rock, 35, of Fayetteville, Pa., police said. Kirkpatrick was listed in satisfactory condition Friday morning at York Hospital, a spokesman for the hospital said.
April 25, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners have announced the hiring of Carrie Gray for the position of Franklin County assistant county administrator. Gray has been employed with the county for four years as the county's director of grants and operation management, according to a news release. Originally from Reisterstown, Md., Gray obtained her master's degree from Towson University in 2003. She worked for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she evaluated public policies and community-building initiatives, the news release stated.