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NEWS
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.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 28, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - They're finally getting around to the square in Mercersburg. Workers have just about reached the halfway point in a $150,000 makeover of the public square in this southern Franklin County community. Most of the money to pay for the project is being raised through a private fund-raising campaign that began in 1994 by the Beautification Committee of Mercersburg, a committee of nine citizens headed by Betty Stenger of Linden Avenue. Stenger said last week that the committee has raised more than $130,000 so far. Most of the money is coming from the sale of memorial bricks, many of which have already been laid in a pattern in the sidewalk on the east side of the square, where the work is nearly finished.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2012
A Mercersburg, Pa., man accused of striking a motorcyclist with his vehicle in March on U.S. 11 and fleeing the scene waived his formal arraignment and entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday in Franklin County (Pa.) Court, according to District Attorney Matt Fogal. Leon Chalmers Deardorff Jr., 29, is charged with eight criminal counts, including vehicular homicide, accident involving death or personal injury and accident involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.
NEWS
March 5, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Academy Octet won the Pennsylvania singing championship at the National Championship of High School A Capella's Pennsylvania competition on Feb. 17. The octet sang three selections for the competition - "You are the Sunshine of My Life," "Either Way" and "Insomniac. " After winning the state competition, the octet was asked to perform during the college competition, also held Feb. 17. It also was invited to compete at the national level in Florida later this spring.
NEWS
December 28, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Borough Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to spend $10,800 on a Chevrolet Impala to serve as a new unmarked police cruiser. The 2005 Impala will replace an aging cruiser that has rust problems, Councilman Josh Meyers said. The council had advertised for bids for a new cruiser and received two, both of which were from Bob Hoffman Chevrolet-Buick-Olds of Chambersburg, Pa. The car dealer offered the silver car with 29,000 miles or a newer model with 22,000 miles for an additional $2,000.
NEWS
November 13, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Four gunmen broke into a home in Peters Township in Franklin County early Friday, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania State Police. The home invasion occurred around 1:50 a.m. in the 3000 block of Mountain Road, when four armed males entered the residence through a closed basement window, police said. They restrained the three people home at the time, threatened them, and demanded money, police said. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, they fled the home.
NEWS
June 20, 2008
About 50 people attended the June 5 grand opening of the first branch office of Lake Insurance at 9 N. Main. St. in Mercersburg, Pa. Sherie Lake thanked her team of Janet Sipes, Wanda Foster, Amy Zeis, Terri Pine and Tawnya Heinbaugh, and expressed gratitude for volunteer fire departments. Those who attended the grand opening played a game in which they won money for the MMPW fire department. A donation of $960 will be made to the fire department in the name of winner Jody Smith of Liberty Auto & Tire.
NEWS
October 24, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The annual meeting of the Conococheague Institute Museum and Library will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Welsh Barrens Visitor Center at Rock Hill Farm, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg. The meeting is open to the public as well as the membership. Calvin Bricker, board member and local historian, will be the speaker. His topic will be the history of the William Smith house in Mercersburg. The evening will begin with a covered dish dinner followed by Bricker's presentation and a brief business meeting.
NEWS
February 16, 2000
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Although no one living knows for sure when it was founded, Mercersburg will celebrate a 250th anniversary this summer with a weeklong festival highlighted by the unveiling of a bronze statue of its favorite son, James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president. Mercersburg celebrated its bicentennial in 1950 with a four-day event on Sept. 1-4, according to a blue cloth banner owned by Henry Kittredge, a local antiques dealer.
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