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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 22, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY erinc@herald-mail.com A fire that destroyed a barn south of Hagerstown on Tuesday caused the loss of about $150,000 in cars and machinery, according to its owner. Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said grass surrounding a barn at 18111 College Road caught fire, and it spread to the barn about 4:45 p.m. It was unclear Tuesday night what ignited the grass fire, Ernst said. Luke Reichard, who owned the barn, said he used it for storage, keeping two race cars, tractors and other equipment there.
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By DON AINES | August 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Waynesboro, Pa., man killed Monday in an industrial accident died of neck and chest injuries when crushed between two pieces of machinery, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Robert E. Strang, 58, of 6828 Furnace Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:09 p.m. accident at Nitterhouse Concrete and Masonry Products, 2655 Molly Pitcher Highway. An autopsy performed today at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., showed that he died of blunt force trauma to the neck and chest.
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December 28, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Rescue crews had to dismantle parts of a corn picker Monday night to free a 17-year-old boy whose hand became caught in the farm machinery, a spokesman for Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services said. It is unclear how the boy's hand became caught in the picker, said James Ulrich, deputy chief of Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services. Rescue crews received a call at 6:28 p.m. to respond to the incident near Smithsburg Pike and Franks Run Road, according to a news release.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 1, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT A Maryland Paper Co. employee died Wednesday after being caught between two machines at the plant that recycles paper products into roofing material, a company official said. Operations Manager George Delaplaine said the employee, a 58-year-old Williamsport resident, had worked there for seven months. He didn't want to publicly release the employee's name until he was sure the family knew about the death. "The employee somehow was pinched between two pieces of machinery" Delaplaine wrote in an e-mailed statement.
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February 26, 2001
Seven Pennsylvania businesses to receive loans By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About $1 million in state loans will help seven small area businesses acquire new property and equipment while retaining employees. The businesses recently learned their applications, submitted through the Franklin County Area Development Corp., were approved. Six businesses received a Small Business First Loan fixed at a 5 percent interest rate.
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August 17, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer [ enlarge ] FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - When a tractor rolls over, pinning a farmer beneath it, actions taken in the next few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Titus Martin, 49, a dairy farmer from Fayetteville, Pa., and chairman of the Franklin County Farm Bureau Safety Committee, is working to ensure that more people know the right steps to take when a farm accident occurs.
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by DON AINES | August 6, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSON, Pa. - A lawnmower can do some serious damage to a chicken and a power take-off can take off an arm in the blink of an eye. Those were two of the demonstrations witnessed by 163 children Tuesday during the Franklin County Farm Safety Day Camp. "He put the chicken on the ground and pretended it was a hand," Loren Wenger of Chambersburg, Pa., said of the chicken and lawnmower demonstration. "It flew off into all these different pieces.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | June 13, 2004
SHARPSBURG -Although no construction was being performed Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, cranes, backhoes and excavators filled its grounds. More than 800 people showed up for the annual Cumberland Valley Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) trade show at the agricultural center, where suppliers showed off their most recent construction models, employers fielded questions about contract work and families feasted on food. Joyce Schill, 40, of Williamsport, said that she came to the show because her husband works for Building Systems Inc. and the couple thought the day would be fun. She watched as children flopped around in an inflated "moon" room placed on a grassy patch near the center's pavilions.
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October 25, 1997
HPD gets $61,390 federal grant Hagerstown City Police have been awarded a $61,390 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, lawmakers announced Friday. The law enforcement block grant will be used for technology, said U. S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Police Chief Dale Jones was not available Friday to explain the specifics of the grant. Another boost for Franklin County CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the second time in a week, Franklin County business has received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
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March 28, 2011
Even though snow has been in the forecast, spring is officially here, and with spring comes a flurry of activity on the farms, in the fields and on the roads of rural counties. Spring planting brings farm machinery sharing the road with other drivers. This equipment comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes you will see a single vehicle, such as a tractor. Other times the equipment will consist of a tractor with an implement in tow. Farm equipment is designed to be used primarily in a field and is not designed to travel at typical posted speeds.
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December 28, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Rescue crews had to dismantle parts of a corn picker Monday night to free a 17-year-old boy whose hand became caught in the farm machinery, a spokesman for Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services said. It is unclear how the boy's hand became caught in the picker, said James Ulrich, deputy chief of Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services. Rescue crews received a call at 6:28 p.m. to respond to the incident near Smithsburg Pike and Franks Run Road, according to a news release.
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By DON AINES | August 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Waynesboro, Pa., man killed Monday in an industrial accident died of neck and chest injuries when crushed between two pieces of machinery, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Robert E. Strang, 58, of 6828 Furnace Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:09 p.m. accident at Nitterhouse Concrete and Masonry Products, 2655 Molly Pitcher Highway. An autopsy performed today at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., showed that he died of blunt force trauma to the neck and chest.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | January 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, PA. ? For Don Wolford, there was never a second choice as to whether he would be a truck driver. After 20 years and nearly 3 million miles driven, he decided it was time to buy another truck. Wolford, 41, of Greencastle, purchased a 1977 Kenworth 900A in October and planned to make over the truck in the spring. Then, he came across an article in a magazine about the "Castrol Tection Extra Big Honkin' Truck Makeover" contest, in which the grand prize was a $50,000 truck makeover.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 1, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT A Maryland Paper Co. employee died Wednesday after being caught between two machines at the plant that recycles paper products into roofing material, a company official said. Operations Manager George Delaplaine said the employee, a 58-year-old Williamsport resident, had worked there for seven months. He didn't want to publicly release the employee's name until he was sure the family knew about the death. "The employee somehow was pinched between two pieces of machinery" Delaplaine wrote in an e-mailed statement.
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By CANDICE BOSELY | April 30, 2006
In more ways than one, the nature of farming in Washington County is changing. One thing that hasn't changed for more than 50 years, though, is the presence of green and yellow John Deere tractors on Maugans Avenue north of Hagerstown. Not for long. The business is moving later this year to a larger and more modern location on Cearfoss Pike, but Landmark Equipment owner Dave Quirple said he remains as committed to serving today's large farmers as he is to serving the growing number of people seeking smaller tractors for "farmettes" and backyards.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 22, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY erinc@herald-mail.com A fire that destroyed a barn south of Hagerstown on Tuesday caused the loss of about $150,000 in cars and machinery, according to its owner. Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said grass surrounding a barn at 18111 College Road caught fire, and it spread to the barn about 4:45 p.m. It was unclear Tuesday night what ignited the grass fire, Ernst said. Luke Reichard, who owned the barn, said he used it for storage, keeping two race cars, tractors and other equipment there.
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by DON AINES | July 5, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. -Before Pittsburgh became the steel producing center of Pennsylvania, much of that industry was in Franklin County, which in turn gave birth to related industries, according to Bill Helfrick, president of the Waynesboro Area Industrial Heritage Trust. "With foundry and casting and pattern making, of course, you need a source of metal," Helfrick said Sunday at the Waynesboro Industrial Museum. "This area had a lot of early furnaces, 13 of the 21 in Pennsylvania at one time.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | June 13, 2004
SHARPSBURG -Although no construction was being performed Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, cranes, backhoes and excavators filled its grounds. More than 800 people showed up for the annual Cumberland Valley Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) trade show at the agricultural center, where suppliers showed off their most recent construction models, employers fielded questions about contract work and families feasted on food. Joyce Schill, 40, of Williamsport, said that she came to the show because her husband works for Building Systems Inc. and the couple thought the day would be fun. She watched as children flopped around in an inflated "moon" room placed on a grassy patch near the center's pavilions.
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