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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.