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August 30, 2013
The Mercersburg Police Department is investigating several reports of vehicles being damaged. Most of the damage appeared to be scratches caused by keys, although at least one vehicle was hit by eggs, police said in a news release. Incidents were reported involving vehicles parked on West Seminary Street, North Park Street and West California Street, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150. 
NEWS
July 9, 2010
MERCERSBURG, Pa.-- Firefighters responded to a house fire at about 3:20 a.m. Friday in the 7600 block of Loudon Road in Mercersburg, according to a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to get the blaze under control, the dispatcher said. Additional details were not available Friday morning.
NEWS
September 20, 2010
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Weather conditions permitting, spraying to control mosquito populations will be conducted during the evening hours Tuesday, with Wednesday scheduled as a backup in portions of Mercersburg borough, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Two recent collections of mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus in this area, the news release stated. The treatments will be conducted after sundown using the product BioMist, the news release stated.
NEWS
September 7, 2013
A Mercersburg man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. John Kevin Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident occurred at about 3:20 p.m., when Lynch tried to pass a vehicle as he was heading north on a Suzuki DRZ 400S in the 13700 block of Dickeys Road. The Suzuki collided head-on with a southbound 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Robert E. Pine, also of Mercersburg, troopers said.
NEWS
February 14, 2013
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A tractor-trailer hit a highway route sign on South Main Street at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday, Mercersburg police said in a news release. Gurpreet Singh, 23, of California, was cited for causing an accident involving damage to unattended property, police said. Police said Singh also hit a reflective pole sign on Constitution Avenue while backing up his tractor-trailer. The impact punctured a fuel tank on the vehicle, causing it to leak diesel fuel.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Three people were charged with harassment after an altercation that resulted from someone allegedly throwing urine into a car, Mercersburg police said in a news release. Police said a 17-year-old boy, who owned the car, confronted Wayne Thomas Kearns Jr., 26, of Mercersburg, about the urine incident in the Uni-Mart parking lot at about 8 p.m. on Oct. 5. In that altercation, Kristi Marie Divens, 27, of Mercersburg, allegedly hit the boy in the side of the face, police said. The teen, Kearns and Divens were all charged with harassment, according to the news release.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2012
It was tough work navigating the intricate paths and oversized corn stalks that towered over 8-year-old Sean Scott as he made his way through a dinosaur-themed corn maze Saturday. Sean, his 6-year-old brother Noah, aunt Holly Hallett and grandmother Becky Chilcote of Mercersburg worked up quite a sweat after getting lost in the maze for nearly an hour. As the family enjoyed refreshments, Chilcote said despite their misadventure the family was having a great time. “I think Sean and I got stuck in the belly of the dinosaur,” Chilcote said with a chuckle.
NEWS
January 30, 2012
Collectible coins, jewelry and tattooing equipment were stolen from a studio behind 22 E. Fairview Ave. in mid-January, Mercersburg police said in a news release. On Jan. 25, police arrested Mercersburg residents Jeremy Scott Mumma, 35, and Natalie Jean Kimberley, 20, in connection to the incident. Both were charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and theft. Police estimated the value of the stolen property as $31,000.
LIFESTYLE
March 8, 2013
Flannery's Pub Run 1/2 Marathon is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13. The course begins in Mercersburg and winds through back roads to Greencastle, Pa. Organizers have announced several age group awards: All participants that finish will receive a finisher's medal and a shirt. Age groups are 19 and younger; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54, 55 to 59; 60 to 64; 65 to 69; and 70 and older. Top three overall male and female runners prizes will be, first place, $100 second place, — $75; and third place, $50. A Runner's Dinner is set for Friday April 12, at The John Allison Public House in Greencastle.
NEWS
By DANA BROWN | September 18, 2010
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A 275-year-old Mercersburg house has become a bone of contention between a local citizens group that wants to preserve the house for its historical value and the MMP&W Fire Department, which owns the property and wants to demolish the house to make way for future expansion. The two groups have been at odds over the issue for months. Karen Ramsburg heads up the Committee to Save the Justice William Smith House, a group of 10 residents working to find a solution that will keep the house standing in Mercersburg.
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OBITUARIES
September 10, 2013
Helen E. Armstrong, 95, of St. Thomas, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. There will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Thomas (Pa.) Lutheran Church. A celebration of life service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Private burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, Pa.
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OBITUARIES
September 8, 2013
John K. Lynch, 42, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Viewing will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, Pa. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be made payable to Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc.
NEWS
September 7, 2013
A Mercersburg man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. John Kevin Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident occurred at about 3:20 p.m., when Lynch tried to pass a vehicle as he was heading north on a Suzuki DRZ 400S in the 13700 block of Dickeys Road. The Suzuki collided head-on with a southbound 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Robert E. Pine, also of Mercersburg, troopers said.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
 A free all-you-can-eat breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. today, at Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa.  For information, call 717-328-5374.
OBITUARIES
September 5, 2013
Kenneth E. Crider Sr., 79, of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home. There will be no viewing. However, the family will receive friends Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church. A memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, Pa.
OBITUARIES
September 5, 2013
Terry L. "Butch" Heinbaugh, 57, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. A viewing will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
The Mercersburg Police Department is investigating several reports of vehicles being damaged. Most of the damage appeared to be scratches caused by keys, although at least one vehicle was hit by eggs, police said in a news release. Incidents were reported involving vehicles parked on West Seminary Street, North Park Street and West California Street, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150. 
OBITUARIES
August 25, 2013
Warren E. Miller, 73, of Greencastle, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home. The viewing will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc. in Mercersburg, Pa. The service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Reuben Egolf officiating. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.
OBITUARIES
August 19, 2013
Robert J. “Bob” Nelling Jr., 70, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Aug. 17, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1943, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was a son of the late Robert J. Nelling Sr. and Verna Louise Mellott Nelling. As a youth, he attended Fort Loudon Methodist Church. Bob was a 1960 graduate of James Buchanan High School. As a barber school student in Harrisburg, Pa., he served as a page at the state capitol. He opened Nelling's Barber Shop in Mercersburg in 1966, and worked continuously until June of this year.
OBITUARIES
August 11, 2013
Walter L. Brindle, 73, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's UCC, Lemasters, Pa. The viewing will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.
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