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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday announced their finalists from 10 proposals submitted by private skilled nursing providers looking to buy the county-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Four firms made the short list, including Complete HealthCare Resources Inc., of Dresher, Pa.; Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC, of Timonium, Md.; Nationwide Health Services LLC, of Brick, N.J.; and Transitions Healthcare LLC, of Sykesville, Md.  All four finalists operate skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a news release.
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August 13, 2013
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with trying to run a woman off the road Monday afternoon in Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Devin Spoonhour, 19, was charged with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident happened at 3 p.m. Monday, when Spoonhour allegedly tried to run a 20-year-old woman off Ragged Edge Road as she drove to work. Police alleged that Spoonhour then followed the woman to her place of employment and caused a disturbance there.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office is asking that bail be denied for a man accused of throwing a woman to the ground, choking her and pointing a pistol at her head. James A. Dahm, 43, of Rice Road, Shippensburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, according to online court records. He was being held Tuesday in the Franklin County Jail on $15,000 bail, court records show. On Tuesday, the district attorney's office filed a motion that Dahm's bail be re-evaluated and denied altogether.
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August 13, 2013
Firefighters saved a barn from burning Monday afternoon in northern Franklin County after hay caught on fire inside, according to emergency officials. The call for the fire at 24159 Back Road in Fannett Township went out about 1:20 p.m., a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher said. A firefighter who answered the phone Monday night at Fannett-Metal Fire & Ambulance in Dry Run, Pa., said crews were able to remove the burning hay from the barn before it spread to the structure.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 6, 2013
Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Robert L. “Bob” Thomas said he has been receiving good news as he recovers from a bone-marrow transplant. Thomas, who has myelodysplastic syndrome, wrote in an email that his blood counts are increasing dramatically. He will be tested this week to ensure the new blood cells are related to his daughter's donated marrow and not his own. “My doctor believes the new cells are likely hers, based on the quickness of my increase of numbers,” Thomas said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
Waynesboro Fish & Game Protective Association LLC received approval Monday for 12 acres of its Christmas tree farm to be designated as an agricultural security area. The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the organization's application for the municipal program. Acceptance into a municipal agricultural security area is a requirement before a property can be part of the Franklin County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Fish and game club officials said they have applied with the county program.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Dress code changes are coming to two Franklin County, Pa., school districts for 2013-14. Chambersburg Area School District made significant adjustments to what students will be allowed to wear. Waynesboro Area School District consolidated some existing policies and placed prohibitions on short skirts and jeans with holes. “Last year, we did the staff dress code across the district, and we wanted to continue the process,” said Sherian Diller, superintendent of the Waynesboro Area School District.
NEWS
August 1, 2013
A second sample of mosquitoes from Franklin County, Pa., has tested positive for West Nile virus this year. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday a sample from the Borough of Chambersburg tested positive. The DEP's website indicates it is the second positive sample out of 611 collected in the county this year.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
Shon Duty knows what it feels like to go back to school wearing last year's tattered sneakers held together with a prayer and some Shoe Goo. “I grew up a kid in California in a poor family,” Duty said on Wednesday. “I can remember going back to school with shoes that were from last year that either didn't quite fit or had holes in them,” he said. But times have changed for Duty as he and his wife, Tammy, are Waynesboro business owners who want to make a difference.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
The actions of two quick-thinking Dollar Tree patrons aided police in arresting a Franklin County man charged in robberies at the Dollar Tree and two other local businesses. Timothy Dean Robinson, 53, of Broad Street in Chambersburg has been charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking in the following incidents: • The Dollar Tree on Monday. • 5 Below on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg on Monday. • The Rite Aid at 415 E. Queen St. in Chambersburg on July 19, according to police.
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