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NEWS
July 14, 2013
A Needmore, Pa., resident was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Friday with moderate injuries after the motorcycle he was driving crashed along the shoulder of Pa. 655, east of Warfordsburg, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police. Tyler Blake, 22, of 5620 Thompson Road in Needmore, was driving a 2002 Honda VTZ1800 on Pa. 655 around 11 a.m. Friday when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed near Pa. 484, state police said. Blake was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown by Hancock Rescue Squad, state police said.
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LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
Penny Fraker misses her friend. She misses talking to her every day on the telephone. She misses her loving attitude and graciousness. She misses the woman who made her a better person. Jennifer Kelly died in April of 2008, after a four-year battle with breast cancer. During those years, she willed herself to become a warrior. Instead, she became a statistic, leaving behind her husband, Mike, and two children, as well as hundreds of people whose lives she had touched.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Waynesboro police are seeking witnesses to a motorcycle accident at 12:18 p.m. Monday near McDonald's. Police said a white vehicle exited the restaurant's parking lot at 302 E. Main St. and entered the path of an eastbound motorcycle. “The motorcycle operator was forced to lay the cycle over onto the pavement to avoid collision,” police wrote in a news release. The motorcycle operator suffered hip and shoulder injuries, and was taken to Waynesboro Hospital, police said.
OBITUARIES
July 7, 2013
Lester A. Crawford Jr., 51, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 29, 1962, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a son of the late Lester A. Crawford Sr. and Patricia (Weimer) Crawford. On Aug. 29, 1981, in the Everett Grace Brethren Church, he married Ginerva L. (Russell) Crawford. Along with his wife, he is survived by the following family: three children, Lauren D., married to Randy Disert, Quakertown, Pa., Donald W. Crawford, Greencastle, and Michelle R. Crawford, Greencastle; sisters, Linda, married to Keith Hott, Breezewood, Pa., and Nancy, married to Tim Foor, Front Royal, Va. Mr. Crawford attended Waynesboro Grace Brethren Church.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2013
Jason Sheets spends a lot of time in his Jefferson Boulevard garage. A machinist by trade, he works full time for Central Precision in Boonsboro, but weekends and evenings are reserved for his own projects and customers. “I can do machining and welding on anything, lawn mowers, engines, it doesn't matter,” Sheets said. Sheets also uses his skills as a custom car and motorcycle builder. He got his motorcycle license when he was 18. He's been doing work part time out of his shop for about 10 years and recently took a two-week road trip to California with his wife, Jen Sheets, to participate in the Born Free 5 show.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Two people suffered major injuries when their motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed on Interstate 81 Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Richard E. Weig, 56, and Patricia Leo, 54, both of High Falls, N.Y., were taken to Chambersburg Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Their conditions were unavailable Friday morning. Troopers said Weig and Leo were traveling north on a 2008 Harley-Davidson at about 7:15 p.m., when the motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Two hurt in I-81 motorcycle crash Two people suffered major injuries when their motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed on Interstate 81 Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Richard E. Weig, 56, and Patricia Leo, 54, both of High Falls, N.Y., were taken to Chambersburg Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Their conditions were unavailable Friday morning. Troopers said Weig and Leo were traveling north on a 2008 Harley-Davidson at about 7:15 p.m. when the motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 6, 2013
One motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital following an accident on Halfway Boulevard near the Interstate 81 entrance ramp shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Sgt. D. Henley said three motorcycles were coming off the on-ramp on to Halfway Boulevard when one of the riders lost control and went to the ground. Henley said that rider was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown. Traffic was briefly backed up on the off-ramp, but was flowing normally by about 1:15 p.m. - Dan Dearth
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
When Sam Clark participates in the Operation God Bless America benefit motorcycle ride each year, he is personally aware of how the money raised helps the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Clark has utilized services from the medical center. He added his 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob to the line of nearly 2,000 motorcycles in the 23rd annual Operation God Bless America ride Sunday. “I used the VA hospital they're going to. I'm not only contributing in the ride, but I'm benefiting from it,” said Clark, of Bunker Hill, W.Va.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
A Delaware man was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle into a minivan on U.S. 340 at the Potomac River bridge, according to a Maryland State Police news release. John Mehew, 49, of Newark, Del., was taken from the scene to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, troopers said. Mehew was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Troopers said Mehew was westbound on U.S. 340 shortly after 1 p.m. when “for unknown reasons,” he lost control of his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle and crossed the centerline, striking a 2013 Chrysler van being driven by Michael Croft, 64, of Waynesboro, Va. Croft and the passengers in his vehicle were not injured, troopers said.
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