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June 10, 2012
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners hired Sean E. Crager last week as the new chief information officer for Franklin County government. Crager has more than 15 years of information-technology experience, including more than seven years of experience as a chief information officer or equivalent roles, according to a news release. His experience includes processing design/improvement, network and software optimization/upgrades and migrations, the news release states. Crager holds a bachelor's degree in geoenvironmental studies from Shippensburg (Pa.)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 26, 2011
A Sept. 17 traffic accident on Old Forge Road in Franklin County, Pa., has claimed a second life. Zachary Downin, 17, of 13796 Harbaugh Church Road in Washington Township, Pa., was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at York (Pa.) Hospital, the Washington Township Police Department said Monday. Also killed in the accident was 18-year-old Kyle David Downin, who was pronounced dead at Waynesboro Hospital after the accident. He graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in June.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2012
A Republican candidate for state treasurer visited Franklin County, Pa., on Thursday to meet with government leaders and later stopped by the Shippensburg (Pa.) Fair. Diana Irey Vaughan has been a county commissioner in Washington County, Pa., for 17 years. She said she wants to bring successful techniques from her home county to the state. Irey Vaughan, who talked with reporters after meeting with Franklin County Treasurer Dave Secor, said she also is learning about financial practices used in other states.
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