June 7, 2013
Two people suffered major injuries when their motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed on Interstate 81 Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Richard E. Weig, 56, and Patricia Leo, 54, both of High Falls, N.Y., were taken to Chambersburg Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Their conditions were unavailable Friday morning. Troopers said Weig and Leo were traveling north on a 2008 Harley-Davidson at about 7:15 p.m., when the motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed.
May 4, 2013
Two people were killed Saturday in a crash involving multiple motorcycles that shut down eastbound Interstate 70 near Exit 9 in the Indian Springs area for more than four hours, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened when a motorcycle slowed down and struck two other motorcycles, said Sgt. Phillip Martin of Maryland State Police. Megan R. Daymude, 19, of Inwood, W.Va., who was a passenger on a 2004 Harley-Davidson operated by Mark B. Stephens, 23, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died at the scene of the accident, troopers said.
January 29, 2013
Mrs. Mary Anna (Mathers) Merrick Eichelberger, 66, of 3367 Coseytown Road in Greencastle, Pa., and formerly of Muncy, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, at The Shook Home in Chambersburg, Pa. Born May 1, 1946, in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late William Laird and Eleanor (Sharrow) Mathers. Mrs. Eichelberger was a 1964 graduate of Muncy High School. She and her husband, CSM Warren S. "Ike" Eichelberger Sr., U.S. Army Retired, were married Oct. 16, 1990. She was employed as a cost estimator by GE Sylvania in Williamsport, Pa., and retired as a bank teller for Patriot Federal Credit Union in Waynesboro, Pa., in 1999.
June 25, 2012
Through the generosity of Harley-Davidson of Frederick, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office is sporting two new police-package Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The motorcycles will be used for special events and details, rides, escorts and traffic enforcement. Since 2008, Michael Vantucci, owner of Harley-Davidson of Frederick, has provided motorcycles to the sheriff's office on three occasions through the company's law enforcement program. The latest contract was signed in May and provides the office with two police-package motorcycles for six months.
November 29, 2011
Robert Henry Forsyth Jr., 55, of Sykesville, died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his home in Delaware. Born June 6, 1956, in Olney, Md., he was the son of the late Robert Henry and Doris Audrey Dixon Forsyth. He was the husband of Andrea Kathleen Forsyth (nee Garland) of Sykesville. Robert worked as a water/wastewater specialist for Maryland Environmental Services. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing, spending time at the beach and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons; Nicholas Forsyth of Berlin, and Zachary Forsyth and Vincent Forsyth, both of Sykesville; brothers: David Forsyth of Hagerstown and Michael S. Forsyth of Texas; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Long of Glenville, Pa. He was predeceased by a brother, William R. Forsyth.
October 21, 2011
A judge Wednesday sentenced a Hagerstown woman to 18 months in jail after she pleaded guilty in July to stealing $167,000 from two Frederick County employers. Terri Lynn Dotson, 42, was sentenced in Frederick County Circuit Court to 15 years in prison, but Judge Theresa Adams suspended all but 18 months. Dotson will serve her time in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center's work-release program, followed by five years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service, Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith said.
October 10, 2011
A Greencastle man who slid about 130 feet on the pavement during a motorcycle accident Sunday on U.S. 30 was flown to Altoona Regional Health System, Pennsylvania State Police said. Francis Malachowski, 62, of Greencastle, was listed as a patient in the hospital Monday, but his condition was unavailable, a hospital spokeswoman said. Malachowski was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson westbound through a construction zone at about 1:10 p.m., when he struck a test hole and lost control, according to a state police press release.
October 9, 2011
A parade of chrome, rubber, leather and denim made its way Sunday from Williamsport to Boonsboro to Leitersburg to Barefoot Bernie's in Hagerstown to raise money to supply toys to needy children this holiday season. Approximately 60 motorcycles, carrying about 80 riders, participated in Harley-Davidson of Williamsport's Washington County Toys for Tots Run, organizers said. The Williamsport company has combined efforts with the Harley-Davidson outfit in Frederick, Md., in recent years for the ride, but this year ventured out on its own, said Heather Bailey, marketing coordinator for Harley-Davidson of Williamsport.
October 5, 2011
A motorcycle ride to benefit Toys for Tots will be Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at Harley-Davidson of Williamsport at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd. Registration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The ride starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at Barefoot Bernies in Hagerstown. A minimum donation of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger is required. To get a registration form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, call 301-694-8177 or send an email to email@example.com .
July 30, 2011
The Alans were out in force on their Harleys for Saturday's Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group's annual Toys for Tots Poker Run. Alan Rannals, Alan Rannals II and Alan Rannals III - grandfather, father and son - all are named for movie star Alan Ladd. Alan Rannals, 61, or "Iron Butt," as he's known by fellow Harley riders, was one of the oldest riders in Saturday's fundraiser for the Christmas toy program. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a Legion member. Rannals was born in Hollywood, Calif., the second youngest of nine children.