February 21, 2013
This year's Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction is taking a hike up Pa. 16. The 32nd annual auction - which has raised nearly $2 million for the Franklin County unit of the American Cancer Society - will be held March 30 at a new location: Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 between Shady Grove, Pa., and Greencastle, Pa. The event was held at the Waynesboro Eagles Club for many years. This year's theme is Time for Cancer to Take a Hike. The silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and the bidding part of the night gets under way at 5:30 p.m. Jill Kessler, one of the event organizers, said this year's auction also features one of the biggest items in its history courtesy of the employees of Aero-Smith of Martinsburg, W.Va.
June 5, 2012
International crane leader Manitowoc Cranes in Franklin County, Pa., is leading the way in the industry with its new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art quality assurance facility, according to company officials. Manitowoc executives and workers unveiled the company's newest tool to outpace its competition during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour on Tuesday. Believed to be the first facility of its kind in the crane industry, Manitowoc's Product Verification Center is an 18,000-square-foot testing center that will examine the components that go into its cranes.
February 16, 2012
Robert Allen Britsch, 63, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family, on Feb. 16, 2012, after a yearlong battle with lung and brain cancer. Born June 8, 1948, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Robert Beryl Britsch and the late Marianne (Ward) and David Sheeley. He and his wife of 35 years, Ellen (Mulcahy) Britsch, were married June 5, 1976. They moved to their current residence in 1985. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Shannon (Britsch)
October 10, 2011
Ralph Eugene Weagley, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., died early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born April 25, 1932, in Shady Grove, Pa., he was the son of the late George Cleveland “GC” and Emma Pauline (Mowen) Weagley. He was the husband of 55 years to Elta Madelyn (Blood) Weagley of Hagerstown, whom he married July 23, 1956. Ralph was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown, in the Class of 1952. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force, where he served during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
February 7, 2011
SEPT. 30, 1930-FEB. 6, 2011 GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Mrs. Betty Catherine (Peterson) Kinsey, 80, of 1378 Milnor Road, Greencastle, Pa., died at 6:52 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at York (Pa.) Hospital. Her death was the result of an automobile accident on Pa. 16 near Shady Grove, Pa. Born Sept. 30, 1930, in Ben Bush, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ray William and Catherine Agnes (Myers) Peterson. Mrs. Kinsey graduated with the 1948 class of North Hagerstown High School.
May 10, 2010
SHADY GROVE, Pa. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer hosted a town hall meeting Monday morning at the community center in Shady Grove. Rohrer, a state representative from Reading, Pa., is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 18 Pennsylvania primary. His opponent is current state Attorney General Tom Corbett.
October 27, 2009
NOV. 1, 1941-OCT. 25, 2009 STATE LINE, Pa. - Robert Lee Oberholzer, age 67, of East Avenue, P.O. Box 38, State Line, went home to be with the Lord after several years of declining health on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in his home. Born Nov. 1, 1941, in Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Clifford C. and Cora E. (Showalter) Oberholzer. He and his wife, Doris J. (Picking) Oberholzer, were married Sept. 20, 1970, in Greencastle, Pa. In his earlier years, he worked at the former Maugansville Elevator and later worked at the former Corning Glass of Greencastle.
August 31, 2009
Andrew G. "Andy" Gipe, 87, of Shady Grove, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at his home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Browns Mill Meeting House, Chambersburg, Pa. The service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Browns Mill Meeting House. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.
March 30, 2009
-MARCH 28, 2009 Roger Eugene Tracy Jr., 64, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at his home. Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Roger Eugene Tracy Sr. and DaEtta H. (Garvin) Tracy of Weirsdale, Fla. He was the husband of 36 years to the late Linda D. (Cross) Tracy, who passed away April 6, 2001. Roger graduated in 1962 from North Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown. He later retired from Grove Manufacturing, Shady Grove, Pa., after 18 years of service.
March 24, 2009
As lawmakers debate budgets and wait for answers about the state's future revenues, I would like to take a few moments to sing the praises of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. While I have been in Western Maryland for just under three years, I have a pretty good idea of the impact of the USM-H on downtown Hagerstown. The state's investment of more than $15 million did more than renovate two vacant, deteriorating buildings into a state-of-the-art educational facility.