February 15, 2013
A local Greencastle business is doubling the size of its operations by moving to a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Antrim Commons Business Park this summer. Gate 7 Ltd., a company based in Newcastle, England, is moving from its 6,500-square-foot building at 145 Pine Drive, Greencastle, to a state-of-the-art facility on Armada Drive in Greencastle. “We are pleased to expand our operations in the United States as a result of our continued growth,” company vice president John Reay said.
November 28, 2012
The property owner of the World Kitchen warehouse on U.S. 11 in Greencastle announced Wednesday the kitchenware provider has signed documents saying it will continue occupying the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. Matrix Development Group, which is based in New Jersey, announced in a news release that World Kitchen has signed a full-building lease for the one million-square-foot distribution facility at 1200 South Antrim Way. Renovations will include 20,000 square feet of new corporate office space, replacement of HVAC systems throughout the facility, the incorporation of a new sprinkler system, new roofing, additional truck docks, and a new building envelope consisting of pre-cast concrete and metal panels, according to the news release.
November 2, 2011
Traffic is snarled in the 2800 block of Bucahnan Trail West near Greencastle while emergency workers respond to a two-vehicle accident, a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The dispatcher said two ambulances were called to the accident, which was reported at 7:37 a.m. today.
August 10, 2011
Firefighters were at the scene of a fire that started Wednesday morning in a mobile home in the 12700 block of Molly Pitcher Highway (U.S. 11) south of Greencastle, a Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services dispatcher said. The fire was called in at about 8:10 a.m., the dispatcher said. Firefighters had the fire under control by 8:25 a.m. The dispatcher said no one was injured.
August 31, 2011
A Greencastle teenager suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning in a crash on Interstate 81 near Exit 5, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The 17-year-old girl was transported to York (Pa.) Hospital, police said. Police, who did not identify the teenager, said she was driving a 2008 Ford pickup truck south on Interstate 81 when one of the vehicle's rear tires blew out. The girl lost control of the vehicle, which crossed over the left lane, went into the median and rolled over after hitting an embankment.
November 3, 2011
The annual used book sale at Trinity Lutheran Church on Jason Drive in Greencastle begins today. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Thousands of books are available for children and adults including fiction, nonfiction and romance titles. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and other charitable organizations.
May 25, 2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has issued flag orders involving a Greencastle soldier killed in Afghanistan. On Saturday, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex and state facilities in Franklin County in honor of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Benjamin Bitner, 37, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 23. A memorial service will be held in Greencastle on Saturday. On Monday, May 30, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon at state government facilities across Pennsylvania in observance of Memorial Day.
March 27, 2011
Sundaes at Sunrise, a fundraiser for children with Pallister-Killian Syndrome, will be held Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mikie’s Ice Cream in Greencastle. Breakfast includes ice cream sundae, egg sandwich, hash browns, choice of baked goods, coffee and juice, and visit with characters. Tickets cost $7 for those younger than 12, $10 for those 12 and older and $40 per family. There is no charge for those younger than 1. The event will also includes balloon twisting, face painting and a Chinese auciton with items donated by area businesses.
July 13, 2013
A new Taco Bell restaurant could be open in the Greencastle area before the end of the year. “I think we should be open this year. I hope before Christmas,” Tom Cook, director of development for BurgerBusters Inc., said Friday. BurgerBusters Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Va., operates franchisee organizations for Taco Bell in North America. “If all goes well, we could have the Taco Bell up and running by the fourth quarter of this year,” he said. Until you get all of your permits, it's difficult to judge when the store will open, Cook said.
May 22, 2012
The Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will host its next First Friday event on June 1. The downtown shops stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. and team up with local artists, vendors, and performers for an evening of entertainment, food and shopping. Live music by Joy and Gracie Evans, “A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Friends,” will be performed on the square. Tuscarora Mountain Winery will feature wine tasting at its location. Highline Coffee House and Café will be featuring tastings by Chambersburg brewer Roy Pitz.