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May 20, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Dozens of candidates for local office in Franklin and Fulton counties were running unopposed in Tuesday's primary election. However, many of them will be opposed in the general election in November. Here are some of the candidates who were running unopposed: Franklin County Treasurer Republican Dave Secor Chambersburg o Borough Council Republican Allen B. Coffman Democrats Janet Lukic and Heath Talhelm o Mayor Democrat Peter Lagiovane Chambersburg School Board o Region 1: Joseph G. Tosten Jr. o Region 3: Fred E. Rice o Region 4: Carl Barton o Region 6: Norman Blowers Fannett-Metal School Board o Four-year terms: James S. Junkin, Von P. McGee, Jeffrey J. Metcalfe and Phyllis N. Eckenrode o Two-year terms: Terry Crouse Greencastle o Borough Council Republicans Matthew Smith, Charles Eckstine, Harry Foley, and Craig Myers Democrat Michele Emmett o Mayor Republican Robert E. Eberly Greencastle-Antrim School Board William Thorne, Joel Fridgen and Michael Shindle.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 4, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com NEEDMORE, Pa. - A Fulton County, Pa., man was in critical condition Wednesday night at Altoona (Pa.) Hospital after being crushed when the bulldozer he was operating went about 200 feet down an embankment on a private farm lane off Harmon Lane and rolled over on him, a spokesman for the Hancock Rescue Squad said. The victim was identified as Lamont Oakman of RR 2, Warfordsburg, Pa. Oakman was flown to the hospital and was being treated in the hospital's surgical intensive care unit, a nursing supervisor said.
NEWS
March 28, 2008
PREP SOFTBALL So. Fulton 6, No. Bedford 1 No. Bedford 001 000 0 - 1 4 2 So. Fulton 004 020 x - 6 7 1 Over and Browel. Kel. Elbin and Kee. Elbin. LP - Kel. Elbin (2-0). LP - Over. PREP BASEBALL Martinsburg 14, Pelion (S.C.) 4 Pelion 020 20 - 4 6 1 Martinsburg 510 62 - 14 13 3 Jackson, Kyzer (4), Spence (5) and Matheson. Hovermale, Puller (5) and Jordan, Twigg (5). WP - Hovermale (2-1). LP - Jackson. HR - P: Matheson (4th, one on). Conway (S.C.
NEWS
February 4, 2008
Say it with music Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will send singing Valentines to your loved one. The quartet will sing two love songs, present a card from the sender, a small gift, and a photo of your loved one with the quartet. The service is available after 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14. The cost is $40 and proceeds toward the charitable efforts of the chorus. Times are limited. In Pennsylvania, call 717-328-3674; in Maryland, call 301-739-3782; or go to www.masondixonchorus.
NEWS
January 18, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and Embarq Yellow Pages have announced the 13th annual photography competition. The winning entries will be published on the covers of the three Embarq Yellow Pages directories that will be distributed in Franklin, Fulton and Washington counties this summer. The winners of the competition will be awarded a $100 savings bond and have his or her work reproduced on the telephone books that are distributed across these communities.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts and Embarq Yellow Pages have announced the 13th annual photography competition. The winning entries will be published on the covers of three Yellow Pages directories distributed this summer in Washington County and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. The winners of the competition will be awarded a $100 savings bond and have his or her work reproduced on the telephone books. Entrants must be residents of Franklin or Fulton counties, and the subject must be a Franklin or Fulton county scene.
NEWS
BY JULIE E. GREENE | May 16, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com Hagerstown Trust announced Wednesday that the local bank is eliminating 26 behind-the-scenes positions at its main office in downtown Hagerstown as of Aug. 23, spokesman Dave Barnhart said. The 26 full-time employees were told Wednesday, Barnhart said. Most of the those workers conduct deposit or loan operations. Their duties include assembling statements, sorting checks, tracking loan payments and keeping loan paperwork up-to-date, Barnhart said.
NEWS
May 16, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - More than 500 Franklin County residents hope to raise $60,000 for cancer research by walking the track that surrounds the Greencastle/Antrim High School football field for 24 hours this weekend, an effort that is being duplicated in nearby Fulton and Adams counties as well. Connie Woodruff, executive director of the Franklin County of the American Cancer Society in Chambersburg, said Friday night that 45 teams averaging a dozen members each have signed up for the Relay for Life walk this, the third year it has been held in the three counties.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four new Lutheran Social Services Stephen Ministers were recently commissioned at a service held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Chambersburg. Barbara Boyer and Kirk Heffernan, Waynesboro, Pa., and Ruth Panesci and Judy Turley, Fayetteville, Pa., have completed the requisite 50 hours of training. The Rev. John B. Ferra Jr., chairman of the Lutheran Social Services Board of Directors, presided at the Rite for Commissioning. Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care and emotional support to people in the community who are experiencing a wide-range of life needs and crises.
NEWS
April 21, 2003
Owners: Kevin and Diane Keeney. Address: 210 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Opening date: March 2003. Products and services: Fire extinguisher service and sales includes annual inspection, maintenance and hydrotesting. Also, emergency and exit lighting repair and service. Market area: Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland; Franklin, Adams, Fulton and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it?
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
Fulton County's lawmaker in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was in critical condition Wednesday in a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the Associated Press. State Rep. Dick Hess, 74, suffered complications following a leg operation two weeks ago. The medical condition of Hess, R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon, took a turn for the worse over the weekend, House Republican spokesman Steve Miskin said. Miskin said family members provided the update to the legislative staff in Hess' district office.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Six bridges in Franklin County and five in Fulton County are among about 1,000 in the state that will be subject to lower weight restrictions to slow their deterioration and ensure safety. New sign postings began last week and could take several months, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials. Pennsylvania State Police and local officers will enforce the new weight restrictions, PennDOT spokesman Mike Crochunis said last week. The weight restrictions were added to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges across the state to ensure bridge safety and to preserve the aging bridge system, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a news release last month.
NEWS
August 12, 2013
A 17-year-old girl was flown to the hospital following a traffic accident Sunday afternoon in Fulton County on Battleridge Road in Dublin Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. The girl, whose name was not provided, was flown to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday, when a Chevrolet Cavalier that the girl was driving east on Battleridge Road left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 11, 2013
A Harrisonville, Pa., teenager was named the 2013 Fulton County (Pa.) Fair queen Sunday evening in front of more than 200 people. Sarah Hollinshead, 17, is the daughter of Eric and Anne Marie Hollinshead. She will be a senior at McConnellsburg High School this fall. The 93rd annual Fulton County Fair continues through Saturday. “This week, I want to be a role model,” Sarah said. She said that as a child, she always looked forward to seeing the fair queen. Morgan Strait, the 2012 fair queen, participated in the crowning.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County increased three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.5 percent in June, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Neighboring Fulton County saw its rate increase two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.9 percent. Both the state and national unemployment rates were unchanged from May to June. They stood at 7.5 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, according to a labor department news release.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
A Warfordsburg, Pa., woman was flown to a hospital after the car she was driving struck a farm tractor Tuesday evening on U.S. 522 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Erin Renee McCusker, 27, was flown to Altoona Regional Health System to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. A hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning that McCusker was not listed as a patient. Troopers said McCusker was driving a 2002 Chrysler Sebring south on U.S. 522 at about 6:45 p.m. when her vehicle rear-ended an International 1066 farm tractor being driven by Lee James Golden, 39, of Needmore, Pa. Police said the impact caused the tractor to flip over.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Fulton County Medical Center is planning for an expansion of its emergency department. “With this project comes enhanced safety measures - an improved entrance and exit with security cameras, an upgrade to the nurse station with a glass enclosure, more efficient lock-down protocols, and an increased level of privacy for patients. We are excited about this expansion project because it gives us the ability to offer some new services, while physically increasing our work area to better serve our community,” FCMC Chief Executive Officer Jason Hawkins said in a news release.
NEWS
July 3, 2013
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in May, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Neighboring Fulton County, Pa., saw its rate drop five-tenths of a percentage point to 8.8 percent. Franklin County has 58,200 nonfarm jobs (an increase of 400 in May), and Fulton County has 5,000 nonagricultural jobs, labor department data indicates. In May, Franklin County tied with Lancaster and Lebanon counties for the fourth lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania's 67 counties.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 23, 2013
McConnellsburg Elementary School children will have opportunities next academic year to take home produce and other nutritious food. Fulton County (Pa.) Food Basket Inc. will administer a Power Pack program to send food home with children on weekends and before school breaks. All students are eligible. The program is being conducted in cooperation with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. That organization and the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation both donated funding for the initiative.
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