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August 5, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- An inmate who escaped from a work-release job in Franklin County, Pa., Saturday has been recaptured in Virginia, the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department said in a news release Wednesday night. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department received information Wednesday that James William Vrzick, 21, was attempting to leave the county, the release said. According to the release, officers were able to find Vrzick as he was traveling into Virginia. They contacted Virginia State Police, who set up a traffic stop at around the 319 mile marker on Interstate 81. Vrzick was taken into custody without incident.
October 2, 2012
The 2012 High Tunnel Growers School will teach new growers the latest techniques to produce high-quality, high tunnel-grown vegetables. The program will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Penn State Lancaster Center, Lancaster Farm and Home Center Building. The program costs $145 and includes all program materials, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks and a CD or DVD of all presentations, handouts, and some publications. Registration is required. For more information, contact Steve Bogash at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office at 717-263-9226, ext. 230, or email . To register, contact Jennifer Wetzel at 717-263-9226.
December 12, 2012
PennDOT has extended the deadline until Wednesday, Dec. 19, for elementary school students to submit entries for its aviation art contest. This year's contest theme is "50 Years of American Space Flight. " Entries will be judged in two divisions: first through third grades, and fourth and fifth grades in Pennsylvania. Artwork should be submitted on 8.5-by-11-inch or 9-by-12-inch paper, unframed, unmatted and unlaminated. All work must be done by hand (there is an exception for children with physical challenges)
May 16, 2007
Here are some results from three top races at Franklin County's Primary Election with all 74 precincts reporting: In the Franklin County Commissioners race, the top two Republican votegetters are Bob Thomas (7,703 votes) and David Keller (3,878 votes). Carl Helman (3,539 votes) came in third. The top two Democratic votegetters are Cheryl Stearn (2,463 votes) and Bob Ziobrowski (2,014 votes). James Zeger (1,925 votes) was third. In the Republican primary for Franklin County sheriff, Dane Anthony (8,084 votes)
March 30, 2013
Fire crews from four counties in Maryland and Pennsylvania battled a house fire Saturday night in the 14600 block of Pennersville Road off MacFee Hill Road, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The call for the fire at 14627 Pennersville Road went out at 8:46 p.m., and units from fire departments from Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland as well as Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania responded, the supervisor said. Pennsylvania fire units from Waynesboro and Blue Ridge Summit were called to the fire only minutes after the initial call, according to a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher.
By JOHNNY J. BURNHAM / The Bristol Press | August 6, 2008
BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Hagerstown Federal Little League All-Stars passed a huge test Monday morning and, in doing so, became the first team to punch a ticket into the Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal field. Federal used two more home runs -- giving it 11 in three regional games -- to get past a very good team in Pennsylvania state champion Devon Strafford Little League, 7-4. "We knew that this was going to be a tough game heading in," manager Bill Abeles said. "I just told the kids that this was one of those type of grind-it-out wins and we knew that we were going to have some of these type games.
June 10, 2009
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., meets with soldiers from Pennsylvania during a trip to Baghdad, Iraq. Shuster represents the 9th Congressional District, which includes Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
June 24, 2009
The beach area at Cowans Gap State Park in Pennsylvania was filled Wednesday with people enjoying the warm weather.
April 3, 2002
Question: Has a woman from Maryland, Pennsylvania or West Virginia ever been named Miss America? Answer: There has never been a winner from Maryland or West Virginia, but five times a Miss America has hailed from Pennsylvania. The most recent winner was Evelyn Margaret Ay from Ephrata, Pa., in 1954. Source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002
January 15, 2013
William Edward Barkdoll, 58, of Hedgesville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1954, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Eugene Barkdoll. He is survived by his mother, Betty M. McCoy Creager and stepfather, Sydney Creager, of Pennsylvania. He was previously employed as a supervisor at Berwick/Offray Company of Hagerstown, Md. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Deborah L. Sites Barkdoll of Hedgesville; a daughter, Adelle Tracey and husband, Jerimiah, of Pennsylvania; a son, Justin Barkdoll and wife, Ashley, of Pa; a sister, Judith Barnhart of Md.; a brother, Robert Barkdoll and wife, Rose, of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren, Avery Barkdoll, Jackson Barkdoll, Amaya Tracey and Gage Tracey.
September 9, 2013
Animal shelter to host Sanctioned B match CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is hosting “Me and My Mutt at the Match” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, on the grounds of the shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West. The Chambersburg Kennel Club will hold its Sanctioned B Match with registration at 9 a.m. and judging starting at 10 a.m. An agility course will be set up for participants to take their dogs through, and Canine Good Citizen testing will be done for $5 for shelter alumni and $10 for all others.
September 8, 2013
Six area students who plan to pursue or are pursuing health care careers were honored recently as the recipients of the Medical Staff Scholarship Award at a Chambersburg Hospital medical staff meeting. • Brianna Dade of Waynesboro, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School class of 2013. She plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in medicine, specializing in pediatrics. • Shannon Leary of Chambersburg is a member of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Class of 2013.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | September 7, 2013
The Franklin County, Pa., district attorney said he has investigated and cleared Pennsylvania State Police of any wrongdoing in the Labor Day shooting of a man in St. Thomas Township. Police fatally shot Philip E. Rank, 47, when he fled his house at 599 St. Thomas-Williamson Road during a standoff Monday. When troopers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on an aggravated assault charge that morning, Rank barricaded himself in the home for five hours. During negotiations, Rank said he had two semiautomatic rifles and 75 rounds of ammunition, and he claimed to have his scope trained on a trooper, District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a statement this weekend.
August 17, 2013
The Franklin County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces the following schedule for the week of Aug. 19: Pipe replacement: Little Cove Road in Warren Township Appleway Road in St. Thomas Township Sollenberger Road in Hamilton Township Hill Road/Worleytown Road in Antrim/Montgomery Townships Skin patching: Golf Course Road in Greene Township Orrstown Road in Borough of Shippensburg ...
By JENNIFER FITCH | | August 15, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday announced their finalists from 10 proposals submitted by private skilled nursing providers looking to buy the county-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Four firms made the short list, including Complete HealthCare Resources Inc., of Dresher, Pa.; Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC, of Timonium, Md.; Nationwide Health Services LLC, of Brick, N.J.; and Transitions Healthcare LLC, of Sykesville, Md.  All four finalists operate skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, according to a news release.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | August 6, 2013
Franklin County's borough councils, boards of township supervisors, school boards and county commissioners all regularly host meetings that can have a sense of being routine or ordinary. But the news that three people died during a shooting at a similar meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday evening left many locals reeling. “In the end, these tragic events are very sad for all citizens, not only government professionals,” Chambersburg (Pa.) Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill said.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 28, 2013
Louis M. “Mac” Barlup Jr., Waynesboro's former mayor and high school principal, died Saturday at the age of 86. Barlup worked for 39 years in education, first in Washington Township, then in the Waynesboro Area School District after the district consolidated. His first teaching job was in 1951 as a fourth-grade teacher of 42 students in the former Wayne Heights Elementary School, according to his obituary. In 1953, he was made teacher-principal of the new Washington Township Junior High School, and following consolidation, he was appointed principal of East Junior High School in the former Waynesboro High School building.
By ROXANN MILLER | | July 13, 2013
Following Saturday's Mont Alto Centennial Parade, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett discussed the 2013-14 budget with reporters. When asked what his biggest frustration was about the budget, Corbett paused before answering. “Why does everybody want to focus on frustrations. We got a lot done,” Corbett said. “We got a balanced budget done again, on time. We increased spending in very critical areas.” The $28.4 billion spending plan increased funding by about $40 million to people with special needs, Corbett said.
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