April 16, 2013
Inwood (W.Va.) Primary School Principal Autumne Frye was named principal of Mountain Ridge Intermediate, beginning in July. Frye's appointment to lead the Gerrardstown, W.Va.-area school was approved Tuesday evening by the Berkeley County Board of Education. Frye started her career teaching first-grade students at Tomahawk Intermediate School, and then taught fifth grade at Orchard View Intermediate School, according to a news release from Berkeley County Schools. Frye, who has worked for the school district for 11 years, was appointed assistant principal at Berkeley Heights Elementary School in 2006 and is serving as principal at Inwood Primary this school year, according to the school district.
May 28, 2013
A 44-year-old former Chambersburg, Pa., man who participated in a Franklin County-based drug-trafficking conspiracy was sentenced May 21 by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane to serve a mandatory term of life in prison without release. After a five-day jury trial in August 2012, Herman Charles Staten, aka Chuck Staten, formerly of 465 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.
January 12, 2011
The Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it arrested a Waynesboro, Pa., area man on a rape warrant from Missouri. Mitchell Lee Hudson, 19, was taken into custody without incident at his Scott Road home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said in a news release. Hudson is charged in Newton County, Mo., with forcible rape on May 1, 2010, the news release states. Deputies said Hudson was on probation in Franklin County for corruption of a minor. He was taken to Franklin County Jail on a fugitive charge, and bail was set at $75,000, according to the release.
August 26, 2013
A Franklin County, Pa., man has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and manufacturing child pornography in a case investigated by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Child Predator Unit. Glenn Jason Wileman, 28, of Mont Alto Road, was arrested Aug. 21 and charged with one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of aggravated indecent assault, one count of indecent assault, two counts of manufacturing child pornography, 15 counts of possessing child pornography, two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, according to a news release from the attorney general's office.
February 17, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a weekend stabbing of a teenager on North Jonathan Street, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. Jenerette Bartholomew Dixon, 38, of 340 Jonathan St., was charged with attempted murder, assault and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and reckless endangerment, the news release states. Dixon was being held without bond Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center.
January 23, 2013
A former police officer and fire chief fatally shot his wife and wounded his stepson Tuesday evening before killing himself in a home east of Waynesboro, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. John Fleagle, 50, fatally shot his wife, Cathy, and himself with a handgun, police said in a news release. Fleagle also shot his stepson, 18-year-old Mitchell Robinson, in the arm, police said. No information was available regarding his condition. Law enforcement authorities said they were called to a home at 13878 Mar Penn Ave. near the intersection with Edgewood Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
May 30, 2012
The Leitersburg Community Yard Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 9, has been canceled, according to a news release. The sale was canceled due to a lack of interest, the release said.
August 11, 2010
BERLIN, Md. -- The Worcester County (Md.) Bureau of Investigation was investigating Saturday's electrocution death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man, according to a news release. Harry Henry Jr., 45, of 8361 Stottlemyer Road, was working under a house trailer in Berlin at about 9:30 p.m., police said in the news release obtained by The Herald-Mail. Investigators believe he was electrocuted by a live wire under the trailer, the news release stated. Emergency medical personnel attempted to resuscitate Henry as he was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, but they were unsuccessful, the news release stated.
August 13, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Guilford Township farm has been added to Franklin County's farmland preservation list. The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board on Thursday approved the 178-acre farm owned by Eldon and Ruth Helman, according to a news release from the county. More than 11,200 acres on 82 farms have been preserved in the county, the news release stated. More information about Franklin County's Agricultural Land Preservation Program is available at 717-261-3855.
October 19, 2012
A disorderly conduct charge filed against a Washington Township man in August has been withdrawn by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Waynesboro police said Friday. James Horace Thrailkill, 77, of 13183 Shawnee Court, was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 18, according to a police news release. The charge related to an incident that occurred outside police headquarters that morning, the news release said.