February 6, 2013
Critics of a rental inspection program proposed in the Borough of Waynesboro urged the borough council Wednesday to scrap the initiative altogether. The proposed rental inspection ordinance would require landlords to register rental units. It would require inspections of those units by the municipality's inspector every year, every three years or every five years depending on past performance. The borough council heard from more than a half-dozen people against the proposed ordinance.
April 18, 2013
“Throwing a no-hitter against Greencastle is something every pitcher from Waynesboro probably dreams of.” Waynesboro's Dylan Bryan spoke from experience as he stood against the fence, still drenched from the Gatorade bath that his teammates had given him following his no-hit, 10-strikeout performance in the Indians' 6-0 win over Greencastle on Thursday. “Feels good,” Bryan said as the beads of liquid dropped from his hat and onto the field. “I was pitching on varsity since I was a freshman and it was the first no-hitter I've ever thrown.” For Bryan, it will be a moment to cherish in his high school career, but for the Blue Devils, it was a somber end to an agonizing week.
August 12, 2013
Police arrested a Waynesboro man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her early Sunday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, of South Church Street is charged with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving, Waynesboro police said in a news release. He is incarcerated in Franklin County (Pa.) Jail without bail, according to online court records. Officers allege Savage was driving a car that struck and fatally injured 22-year-old Kristi Lee Queen in the first block of West Sixth Street near its intersection with South Church Street.
March 29, 2013
Sunday's Easter crowd will be the last big holiday the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant staff will serve before closing its doors on April 7. After serving its country-style meals for 16 years at 10530 Buchanan Trail East in Waynesboro, the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant is closing. “It's time that we condense down and get a little more focused, and see if we can do a better job at our other location (in Thurmont, Md.),” said Keith McCleaf, of the McCleaf family who owns the Mountain Gate Family Restaurants in Waynesboro and Thurmont.
December 8, 2012
Firefighters responded to a house fire early Saturday in the 200 block of Fairview Avenue in Waynesboro, a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the fire was reported at about midnight. The Waynesboro Fire Department said Saturday afternoon that further details were unavailable.
July 31, 2013
A Waynesboro man was killed in a Wednesday morning vehicle crash south of town. Alfred V. Balsam, 46, of 119 N. Broad St. was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle accident at 15015 Wayne Highway, Washington Township, Pa., police said. The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m., police said. Police were continuing to investigate the accident near Iron Bridge Road. Wayne Highway, or Pa. 316 South, is a connector road between Waynesboro and Hagerstown.
May 23, 2013
A 17-year-old girl hit by a pickup truck Monday morning in Waynesboro remained in serious condition three days later at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Waynesboro Police Chief James Sourbier said. Sourbier said the teenager, whose identity has not been released, was listed in serious condition Thursday morning. The girl was hit at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and West Main Street at about 7:15 a.m. Monday. Sourbier previously said she was hit by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck driven west on West Main Street by S. Allen Stine of Waynesboro.
February 4, 2013
Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire Monday night just off Buchanan Trail East (Pa. 16), a few miles east of Waynesboro, according to a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher. The call for the fire at 12066 North Ave., near Red Run Park in Rouzerville, went out at 8:09 p.m., the dispatcher said. Units are currently on the scene, with Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue Squad serving as the lead agency, the dispatcher said. Further details were not available. - C.J. Lovelace
December 4, 2012
Waynesboro police are investigating several reports of shots fired Monday night. At approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired into an occupied home on West Second Street, police said. Shortly after going to that home, police received additional calls about shots fired in the area of West North Street. Police said a vehicle parked in the area had been struck by several bullets. There were no reported injuries, police said.