January 20, 1998
Pa. deputy coroner suffers heart attack CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner was listed in stable condition Monday night in Chambersburg Hospital's intensive care unit following a heart attack Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Conner, 42, has announced his intention to run for coroner at the end of 1999 when County Coroner Ken Peiffer retires. He has already passed the state exam. Conner has been chief deputy for 10 years, investigating accidental, violent, criminal, unusual, sudden or unexpected deaths in the county.
April 23, 1999
Timing can mean the difference between life and death to those suffering a heart attack. If you are with someone exhibiting classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure, tightness or heaviness in the center of the chest or pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms - lay the person down and immediately call 911 for help, area cardiologists say. [cont. from lifestyle ] "The quicker you're in (the hospital), the better," says Dr. Gary Papuchis, a cardiologist with Cardiology Consultants in Hagerstown.
September 14, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE and KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writers The battlefield claimed one re-enactor's life and a chemical accident seriously injured a civilian re-enactor Sunday during the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor portraying a Union soldier suffered a heart attack during the dawn Cornfield battle re-enactment, said Doug DeHaven, deputy fire chief of Halfway Volunteer Fire Company. The man, whose identity is being withheld by officials, was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital about 7 a.m., but doctors were unable to save him, a hospital official said.
January 27, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A North Carolina motorist was pronounced dead at Waynesboro Hospital on Thursday night following a two-car accident in Greencastle that occurred when the motorist suffered a heart attack, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Friday. The victim, Ronald Lee Raub, 58, of Statesville, died as a result of the accident, not from his heart attack, Conner said. "Death was caused by blunt force trauma," Conner said. Raub's father, Charles Raub, 81, also of Statesville, suffered a head injury in the crash.
October 6, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police believe a Martinsburg man who died Tuesday morning after his truck hit a utility pole and a garage suffered a heart attack just before the accident. Glenn C. Sikora, 49, was pronounced dead a little less than an hour after the 10:05 a.m. wreck. A bystander checked Sikora's pulse and performed CPR on the scene, but Sikora was pronounced dead at City Hospital at 10:57 a.m., according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Droppleman.
September 15, 1997
The Civil War re-enactor who died of a heart attack has been identified as Tim Landacre, 48, of Bridgeport, W.Va. Landacre portrayed the color sergeant for the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, according to the president of the re-enactor's group, Mark Holbrook, who posted a message to an Internet discussion group. Landacre collapsed about 7 a.m. Sunday, during the Cornfield battle re-enactment. "He died of a heart attack on the field he loved so much. While our hearts are heavy, we take comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of so many are with us," Holbrook wrote.
February 5, 2002
Health Q&A By Christine L. Moats February is American Heart Month. Q: Do you know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack? A: The most common signs of a heart attack include: Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, back, jaw or arms Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath Less common warning signs of a heart attack (but important still)
April 17, 2012
Glen Nelson Courtney, 57, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his home in Martinsburg, W.Va., of a heart attack. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Belt Community Church, Belt, Mont. A graveside service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison, Mont. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
November 2, 2012
Joseph William Riggs, 38, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his home, the result of a heart attack. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Monday at 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be private.
July 24, 2011
Chambersburg Hospital was awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. According to the American Heart Association, every year, almost 250,000 people experience the STEMI type of heart attack. The hospital's interventional cardiology program continues to meet and exceed the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology's national guidelines for door-to-balloon times of 90 minutes.