April 25, 2012
Franklin County's series of “Civil War 150” commemorative events is set to continue in Greencastle, with music, food and the start of a special tribute to a woman who became a memorable part of the area's history. Civil War living historians and speakers will be on the property of Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Confederate and Union soldiers, along with women dressed in Civil War garb, will be represented, helping to illustrate the events of 1863, when the town of Greencastle was under the rule of General Robert E. Lee and his troops as part of “The Gettysburg Campaign.” Historian Ted Alexander will discuss the subject as part of his talk, “When War Passed This Way: The Civil War in Franklin County.” Alicia Miller will also be on hand to educate visitors on the important role the Ladies' Aid Societies of Greencastle, Mont Alto and Waynesboro played during the war. Jeffrey Wert of State College, Pa., will speak about “Lee's Army during the Gettysburg Campaign,” and Steve Recker's topic is “Virtual Gettysburg.” Jerry Bayer of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., will discuss Civil War weaponry.
November 30, 2012
World Kitchen will stay in Greencastle for at least the next 10 years, according to an official with the company that owns the property along U.S. 11 that houses the kitchenware provider. James R. Murray, vice president of Matrix Development Group in New Jersey, said World Kitchen, which has about 400 employees, will continue to occupy the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. “The fact they are staying speaks volumes about the location and the labor force,” Murray said in a phone interview Friday.
November 11, 2011
Two weeks ago, the Shippensburg Greyhounds lost a 28-27 heartbreaker in double-overtime to Greencastle-Antrim. On Friday night, they got redemption in a much bigger way. Jeremy Musser caught a 52-yard touchdown and Taylor Carey nailed his first career field goal - which turned out to be the game-winner - as 10th-seeded Shippensburg turned in a great defensive effort and edged the seventh-seeded Blue Devils 10-7, eliminating the Mid-Penn Colonial...
October 16, 1997
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319 will plant a sugar maple Saturday at the Jerome R. King Playground to replace a tree planted in 1951 in honor of Harry D. Ziegler, the first casualty from the area in World War II. The post is named for Ziegler. The original tree died. The 11 a.m. ceremony will include an invocation, short biography of Ziegler and remarks by Nate Bacon, chairman of the borough's Shade Tree Commission. The Ziegler family will also be present.
October 12, 2012
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with stealing almost $5,000 worth of merchandise from a jewelry store at Chambersburg Mall, Pennsylvania State Police said. Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 20, was charged with theft for allegedly stealing $4,747 worth of jewelry from Kay Jewelers, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Smith stole the jewelry from June 1 to July 31 while he was an employee at the store.
December 20, 2012
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl earlier this year, Pennsylvania State Police said. Caleb Miller Koons, 21, was charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, according to a state police news release that was provided Thursday. Troopers alleged that Koons and a girl who was younger than 16 engaged in a sexual encounter sometime between May 25 and June 22 at an unspecified location in McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pa.
September 29, 2012
The community response was overwhelming Saturday to a drug take-back event in Greencastle, police said. “This is the third year, and it's been the busiest so far,” Greencastle Police Officer T.J. Anderson said. Four officers manned the event outside Food Lion in Greencastle on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It keeps drugs out of children's hands,” Anderson said. “It keeps them from accidentally ingesting something that could be toxic to their systems.” Pouring medications down the toilet is not the proper way to dispose of them, Anderson said.
March 25, 2012
Todd Eberly, a Greencastle, Pa., native and an assistant political science professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland, is catching the media's attention with his latest paper, “Family Feud: Democratic Activists v. Democratic Voters - The Ideological Gulf that Thwarts a Sustained Majority.” Washington Post opinion columnist Ruth Marcus recently interviewed Eberly and wrote about the paper, which was inspired by a book Eberly is co-authoring with...
November 13, 2012
Mason-Dixon BBQ Services invites local cooks to enter a chicken wing competition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Program to provide Christmas presents to children in need in Franklin County, Pa., and Washington County. Mason-Dixon BBQ is at 1542 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. The public is invited to attend and help judge the competition. Prizes including $250 cash, $100 in gift cards and free admission to future mason Dixon events will be awarded in three categories.
April 13, 2012
A 35-year-old Greencastle, Pa., woman died Friday morning when the sport utility vehicle she was driving rolled over on Five Forks Road northwest of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania State Police said. Rebecca Jo Horst was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:48 a.m. by the Franklin County Coroner's Office, according to a state police news release. The cause of death was listed as multiple blunt-force trauma. The single-vehicle crash happened at 5:55 a.m. near 10355 Five Forks Road, about a mile south of the intersection with Pa. 316, Trooper Shaun Maher said.