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November 19, 2011
A Winchester, Va., woman died Friday after the vehicle she was a passenger in struck a house in Peters Township, Pa., according to a news release from Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Catherine Foy, 51, was pronounced dead at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, Conner said. Pennsylvania State Police identified the driver as David Eugene Foy, 48, also of Winchester. The accident happened Friday at 4:30 p.m. Foy was a passenger in a westbound Subaru Outback on Buchanan Trail West.
NEWS
January 7, 2012
A Mercersburg man was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence and other counts after crashing his vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa. Justin Daniel Mellott, 25, crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in the 11900 block of Buchanan Trail West in Peters Township at 6:47 p.m., according to the release. Mellott resisted arrest while troopers tried to arrest him, according to the release. A 4-year-old boy was found in the front seat of the vehicle and was not in a booster seat, according to the release.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2013
Two Republican candidates will appear on the May primary ballot for Peters Township supervisor. Roger Blattenberger, 68, is vying to unseat incumbent John Brake, 81, who has served in the role for more than 30 years. There are no candidates running on the Democratic ballot in the May 21 primary, so both candidates are hoping to secure Democratic write-in votes in the primary election. Both candidates are Republican and retired, but that's where the similarities end. Brake wants to maintain the status quo in the running of the township, while Blattenberger isn't satisfied with the way the current board of supervisors has been running it. Brake, of 7117 Renninger Road, said he's proud of the job he's done for township residents and wants to continue to serve.
NEWS
September 19, 2011
The Franklin County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that work will be done through Friday on the following roads: • Grading on Back Road in Fannett Township • Crack sealing on Penn Mar Road in Washington Township; Clay Hill Road in Antrim Township; Cumberland Highway in Letterkenny Township; and Main Street in Fort Loudon, Pa., in Peters Township • Skin patching on Lemar Road and Etter Avenue, both in...
NEWS
June 7, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mary-Anne Gordon has been named executive director of the Mercersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, following the retirement of Liza Main on June 1. Gordon, who was most recently a consultant with The Phillips Group, has more than 11 years in the marketing, promotions and sales industry. Gordon first visited Mercersburg in 1997 and moved to Peters Township in November 2000. Her husband, Don, works at Letterkenny Army Depot, and her son, Stephen, attends James Buchanan High School.
NEWS
October 9, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the 14000 block of Lincoln Way West in Peters Township, according to a press release from the Franklin County Coroner's Office. Kimball Ellis Watts, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:05 p.m., the release said. The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma. Watts was riding a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on U.S. 30 when he left the north side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and lost control, the release said.
NEWS
March 31, 1998
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Two stop signs will be installed Thursday at the intersection of Lemar Road, Pa. 995 and Woods Road in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pa., according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Currently, traffic traveling south on Pa. 995 and north on Woods Road must stop. The additional stop signs will stop motorists traveling south on Lemar Road and north on Pa. 995. This will create a four-way stop at the intersection. To alert motorists of the change, a "stop ahead" sign equipped with a flashing light will be placed approximately 500 feet before each new stop sign.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Authorities respond to Summit Point Pike motorcycle accident SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Authorities responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Summit Point Pike and Hardesty Road, a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. and the rider was being airlifted to a hospital, the dispatcher said about 15 minutes after the crash. Motorcyclist airlifted by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital Editor's note: This story was corrected at 5:30 p.m. Sept.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
Pa. State Police investigate vandalism Pennsylvania State Police said they were investigating several acts of vandalism that were reported early Thursday in Franklin County. The criminal activity is believed to have occurred between 4 and 5 a.m. on Big Dipper Lane, and on Constellation, Galaxy and Sundown drives in Greene Township, according to a state police news release. Troopers said tires were slashed and someone spray-painted a house, cars and garage doors.
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September 7, 2013
A Mercersburg man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. John Kevin Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the accident occurred at about 3:20 p.m., when Lynch tried to pass a vehicle as he was heading north on a Suzuki DRZ 400S in the 13700 block of Dickeys Road. The Suzuki collided head-on with a southbound 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Robert E. Pine, also of Mercersburg, troopers said.
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NEWS
July 9, 2013
The Franklin County Planning Department received 10 applications for its fiscal 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program, county commissioners learned at a public hearing last week. The Community Development Block Program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs, including low- to moderate-income project, an urgent need and slum or blighted areas. Since 2008, Franklin County has allocated 73 percent of the funding to public infrastructure projects that benefit low- to moderate-income areas, according to a news release from the planning department.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2013
Longtime Peters Township (Pa.) Supervisor John Brake is positioned for a municipal election race this fall to retain his seat. With all four precincts in Peters Township reporting, Brake led the field of three candidates with 170 votes. Brake, of 7117 Renninger Road, held the lead against Roger Blattenberger and Mark D. Mellott. They received 99 votes and 76 votes, respectively. If he is the top vote-getter in the Republican primary, Brake will advance to the Nov. 5 municipal election.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2013
Two Republican candidates will appear on the May primary ballot for Peters Township supervisor. Roger Blattenberger, 68, is vying to unseat incumbent John Brake, 81, who has served in the role for more than 30 years. There are no candidates running on the Democratic ballot in the May 21 primary, so both candidates are hoping to secure Democratic write-in votes in the primary election. Both candidates are Republican and retired, but that's where the similarities end. Brake wants to maintain the status quo in the running of the township, while Blattenberger isn't satisfied with the way the current board of supervisors has been running it. Brake, of 7117 Renninger Road, said he's proud of the job he's done for township residents and wants to continue to serve.
NEWS
March 31, 2013
Second crime watch meeting set for April 9 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A second meeting about forming a crime watch program in the Borough of Waynesboro will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in borough hall. The program in the second-floor council chambers will discuss the process by which residents can form a crime watch group. Pennsylvania State Police and the Waynesboro Police Department will host the session. “This department cannot be as efficient and effective as its potential without the involvement of the community,” Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier said previously.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
A Fort Littleton, Pa., man died Friday when he was struck by a bus on Pa. 16, a few miles west of Greencastle, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Coroner's Office. Robert B. Thomas, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The incident was reported at 11:52 a.m. in the area of Letzburg Road in Peters Township, police said. A 2011 Ford bus, driven by Maurice J. Mills Jr., 74, of Fayetteville, Pa., was traveling east on Pa. 16 when it struck Thomas, police said.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Authorities respond to Summit Point Pike motorcycle accident SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Authorities responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Summit Point Pike and Hardesty Road, a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. and the rider was being airlifted to a hospital, the dispatcher said about 15 minutes after the crash. Motorcyclist airlifted by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital Editor's note: This story was corrected at 5:30 p.m. Sept.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
Pa. State Police investigate vandalism Pennsylvania State Police said they were investigating several acts of vandalism that were reported early Thursday in Franklin County. The criminal activity is believed to have occurred between 4 and 5 a.m. on Big Dipper Lane, and on Constellation, Galaxy and Sundown drives in Greene Township, according to a state police news release. Troopers said tires were slashed and someone spray-painted a house, cars and garage doors.
NEWS
January 7, 2012
A Mercersburg man was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence and other counts after crashing his vehicle in Peters Township, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa. Justin Daniel Mellott, 25, crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in the 11900 block of Buchanan Trail West in Peters Township at 6:47 p.m., according to the release. Mellott resisted arrest while troopers tried to arrest him, according to the release. A 4-year-old boy was found in the front seat of the vehicle and was not in a booster seat, according to the release.
OBITUARIES
January 2, 2012
Harold G. Young, 81, of Providence Place, and formerly of Shade Gap, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.   Born in Peters Township on Feb. 3, 1930, he was the son of the late J. Chalmers and Ruth (Graybill) Young of Welsh Run.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor R. (Shafer) Young in 2008. They were married 57 years.   He was a 1947 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. Harold was last employed with Mack Trucks in Hagerstown for more than 30 years, and prior to that at Maugansville Elevator & Lumber Co. Harold was also a custom cabinetmaker in his early married life.
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