January 23, 2013
Mercersburg-area business people claim frequent truck inspections are hurting the community's commerce, but the police chief said his department simply is making the streets safer. During a Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, business leaders peppered Mercersburg Police Chief John D. Zechman and Mayor James Zeger with questions and concerns about the police department's operations. The majority of the session focused on an officer's regular inspections of commercial vehicles.
October 30, 2012
Most of Franklin County managed to escape the horrible wrath of Superstorm Sandy, but St. Thomas and parts of Mercersburg (Pa.) felt her destructive force and spent Tuesday cleaning up. The eye went over north of Chambersburg and concentrated in St. Thomas, according to Franklin County Department of Emergency Services. St. Thomas Fire Chief Tom Bigler was still running calls at noon on Tuesday after starting at 3 p.m. on Monday. “We've been out all morning cutting trees and trying to clear roads because our main objective is to have at least one lane of traffic open,” Bigler said.
October 21, 2012
Name of business: The Hip Hydrangea Owner: Anne Paylor Address: 13 N. Main St., Mercersburg Pa. Opening date: Aug. 15, 2012 Products and services: Country, primitive, antique and high-end home décor and furniture consignment Target market: Everyone who loves decorating and a bargain How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? In the spring of 2012, I was considering opening a consignment store that offered high-end, country and primitive home décor and furniture.
January 19, 2011
J.P. Harris isn’t smiling, and that’s the vibe photographer Ryan Smith is going with. Harris faces the camera directly, with his arms at his sides and a cigarette pinched between his fingers. The bristles of his beard flare wildly, like an overused paint brush. A scrunch of wrinkles points toward his nose and at the mustache that hides his upper lip. You can see his hairy chest and a splay of tattoos because his khaki shirt is unbuttoned completely. He appears to be standing in the middle of a field on an overcast day. This portrait is instantly curious — enough to pique the interest of the curators of the 78th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon, a photo contest which opens Saturday, Jan. 22. The show displays photos by amateur and professional photographers in the Tri-State and D.C.-metro regions.
February 5, 2001
Mercersburg man dies following crash GREENCASTLE, Pa. - An 18-year-old Mercersburg, Pa., man has died as a result of injuries he received late Friday as the passenger in a Jeep that was forced off the road, over a guardrail and into a utility pole, Pennsylvania State Police said. Daniel Andrew Hammond was pronounced dead at York Hospital Sunday at 11:30 a.m., according to state police. The driver of the Jeep, Helen D. Burger, 40, also of Mercersburg, was treated and released, hospital officials confirmed this morning.
December 29, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Three people were forced to find other housing Tuesday afternoon after fire spread through a home at 8450 Ward Drive, according to fire officials. The fire initially was reported as a chimney fire, but when firefighters arrived, it was a house fire, fire officials said. A firefighter was taken to a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries, a 911 dispatcher said. The fire was reported at 12:16 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene until late afternoon, the dispatcher said.
May 12, 2005
email@example.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Voters in Mercersburg will have several candidates to choose from when they go to their respective polls in the May 17 Pennsylvania primary. In Mont Alto, Pa., they will be voting for incumbents who have no challengers. Mercersburg Mayor James C. Zeger, a Democrat, has no opposition in his party's primary. Neither does his Republican challenger, Councilman Roger Defibaugh. The two will face off in the Nov. 8 general election.
January 2, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man shot and killed his estranged wife and then committed suicide outside a Peters Township home Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said. Leon F. Carbaugh Sr., 46, of 2271 Mountain Road, and Pamela K. Carbaugh, 47, of 5 S. Main St., were both pronounced dead at the scene, Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. said Wednesday night. The couple was separated, Peiffer said.
December 13, 1997
New borough manager in Mercersburg By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - James E. Leventry, a Johnstown, Pa., native, will begin work as Mercersburg's new borough manager on Dec. 29 but he won't know his duties until the Borough Council adopts a new ordinance, possibly later this month. Leventry, 38, was selected from a field of 19 candidates for the $30,000-a-year job. He will replace acting Borough Manager Barbara C. Deason of Chambersburg, Pa. She was hired on Oct. 13 to replace Judy Chambers.
December 19, 2011
About $10,000 in damage was reported over the weekend in Mercersburg when someone slashed 47 tires on 24 vehicles and damaged two pieces of construction equipment, Mercersburg police said in a news release. The incidents occurred between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday on various streets and alleys on the west side of the Borough of Mercersburg. Police released a list of affected vehicles, which included model years ranging from 1989 to 2012. A fuel line was cut in a JLG lift, and its throttle rod was removed.