March 28, 2013
A resident of Main Street in Mercersburg has announced his candidacy to become the town's next mayor. Jeremy Jones, a Republican, is the chief operating officer for Flannery's Restaurant Group. In this capacity, he serves as general manager and executive chef for the local business. Jones also owns Jc Jones and Company, which is a private management and culinary consultation business, according to a news release. Jones serves as a volunteer coordinator and speaker for JIL Ministries International of Biglerville, Pa. He has been appointed by the Mercersburg Borough Council and the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce's board of directors to serve on the “police/safety committee” of the borough.
March 25, 2013
The Franklin County 912 Patriots will host a “Second Amendment Freedom Rally” on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. adjacent to the old courthouse in downtown Chambersburg. The event will feature numerous speakers discussing the importance of protecting the Second Amendment, according to a news release. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, will be one of the featured speakers. Metcalfe is the primary sponsor of House Bill 357, known as the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act. That legislation would nullify any new federal gun control measures in Pennsylvania, according to the news release.
March 22, 2013
Members of the Forbes Road Cardinals basketball team recently held a “PINK OUT” night at Forbes Road High School to raise funds for women locally. Those fundraising efforts will allow eight Fulton County, Pa., women to receive a free mammogram, according to a news release from the Fulton County Medical Center. The team raised enough for four women, and the medical center is going to match their grant and double the amount they can help, the news release stated. Individuals who want to submit their names for the free mammograms should do so before April 1. Names will be randomly drawn.
March 19, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office will hold a prescription drug turn-in Saturday, a sheriff's office official said Monday. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Health Department, 13114 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, Deputy Carly Hose said in a news release. “The Prescription Drug Turn-In program takes unwated or expired medications and disposes of them in a way which is both safe for the environment and the community,” Hose said in the release.
March 18, 2013
A 13-year-old boy has been referred to juvenile authorities in connection with fires set in the hallways of two apartment buildings on Selema Drive on Sunday afternoon, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said in a news release Monday. The fires, set in the hallways of two Woodbridge Apartments buildings at 11515 and 11545 Selema Drive, were quickly extinguished, the fire marshal said. The fires, reported at about 5 p.m. in both buildings, involved Pokemon cards being set on fire, causing carpet damage, the release said.
March 17, 2013
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Southern Fulton School Board has been postponed a week, according to a news release from Anita Munson, the board secretary. The board was scheduled to meet Tuesday, but will meet March 26 instead, according to the release. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Southern Fulton High School library.
March 15, 2013
Morgan Co. road to be closed for bridge replacement BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Virginia Line Road in Morgan County will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as March 25, the West Virginia Division of Highways announced Thursday. The closure, which is four miles north of Unger, W.Va., and three miles east of U.S. 522, is needed for the state to construct a new bridge over the Middle Fork of Sleepy Creek at Oakland, according to a news release. Motorists are advised to use Morton Grove Road, Sticky Kline Road or Winchester Grade Road to detour around this site.
March 15, 2013
A man wanted by the West Virginia State Police on six counts of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested last month by members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task force, a deputy U.S. Marshal announced Friday. Donald Freedman Graham, 29, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was arrested Feb. 27 after task force members converged on a mobile home where he was located, according to a news release from deputy U.S. Marshal Jon LaLiberte. The case pending against Graham was investigated by State Police Trooper W.R. Garrett and LaLiberte said in the news that additional victims were identified and interviewed after the man's arrest.
March 13, 2013
One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer accident on I-81 north of Maugansville, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when the driver of the tractor-trailer, John Kluka, of Dover, Pa., fell asleep at the wheel while heading southbound on I-81, state police said in a news release. The tractor-trailer went off the roadway and down the embankment, police said. Kluka was taken to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
March 10, 2013
Five people, including three children, were taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Saturday after a car on southbound Interstate 81 crossed the median into northbound I-81 and hit another car, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police. A 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south on I-81 when it crossed the median and headed south on northbound I-81 near the exit for U.S. 30, state police said. The Cavalier's driver-side front bumper hit the driver-side front bumper of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday, state police said.