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Pennsylvania police briefs  Herald-Mail Media

Girl taken to hospital after school assault. MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A girl was taken to a hospital Monday morning after she was assaulted at James Buchanan ...

James Buchanan High School graduation | Graduation  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — With a graduating class of just 148, the seniors at James Buchanan High School Class had a special bond. But the students belied the ...

Threat to Tuscarora (Pa.) School District not credible  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police believe there is no credible threat to Tuscarora School District students or buildings following the discovery ...

Benedick named acting superintendent in Tuscarora School District  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — With the Tuscarora School District having hired several superintendents who resigned for other jobs in recent years, the school board ...

Mercersburg, James Buchanan High School prom date  Centre Daily Times

In Mercersburg at James Buchanan High School prom date, Robert Brown took his late son's girlfriend Kaylee Suders to her senior prom one month after Carter ...

Police stationed at Mercersburg schools due to threats on social media  Chambersburg Public Opinion

MERCERSBURG - State police were present at James Buchanan middle and high schools this morning after threats were made over social media, Tuscarora ...

After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to prom in Central Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom. His father ...

Student arrested after stabbing at James Buchanan High School  abc27

A James Buchanan High School student was charged with attempted homicide after police said he stabbed a classmate with a knife.

James Buchanan graduates reflect on overcoming adversity  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — As usual, Principal Rodney Benedick presided over James Buchanan High School's commencement ceremony, but on Friday, he did it ...

Shippensburg woman is losing weight and gaining life  Herald-Mail Media

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — In 2016, Brittany May of Shippensburg was tired.

JBHS raises over $1M for athletic facilities  Chambersburg Public Opinion

JBHS is closing its\u00a0Fix JB Sports Capital Campaign, which raised over\u00a0$1144000 to improve the school's athletic facilities.

2009 James Buchanan graduate to return to region to lead Hagerstown Regional Airport  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A Franklin County native will move back to the region from Texas to serve as director of Hagerstown (Md.) Regional Airport.

James Buchanan graduate dies in three-vehicle crash  Herald-Mail Media

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A Mercersburg, Pa., man died Sunday morning in a three-vehicle crash in Henderson Township in Huntingdon County, Pa., Pennsylvania ...

Greencastle teen soccer player lost leg in hunting accident, community raises money for recovery efforts  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A Greencastle teen lost her leg after a hunting accident in November. Her family is raising money to get the athlete a prosthetic.

James Buchanan football asks to leave Mid Penn  GameTimePA

It's a well-known fact that James Buchanan's football program has struggled to be competitive for many years.

Father takes late son’s girlfriend to high school prom  WPMT FOX 43

MERCERSBURG, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Prom night is a special occasion for teenagers, which is why one father in Franklin County couldn't let his late ...

Mercersburg couple wants to make Star Theatre hub for the community  Chambersburg Public Opinion

MERCERSBURG - The Star Theatre is about to get a new set of owners. Franklin County residents Marcus and Bobbie Abernethy are in the process of taking ...

Congrats, Class of 2018! Check out photos from Franklin County graduations  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Check out photo galleries from the 2018 graduation ceremonies in Franklin County's public school districts.

Franklin County native named Hagerstown Regional Airport director  Herald-Mail Media

The next Hagerstown Regional Airport director is a Tri-State native returning to the area.

Pa. class leader dies from car-crash injuries  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — James Buchanan High School students and staff members are mourning the Class of 2016's salutatorian who died Monday from ...

Students mourn teen killed in crash, petition for school zone sign outside JBHS  WHP Harrisburg

Students and faculty in the Tuscarora School District are mourning the loss of one of their own.James Buchanan High School senior Violet Clark died in a car ...

State police ID student killed in crash near local high school

State police in Chambersburg identified a Saint Thomas woman killed in a crash near James Buchanan High School in Franklin County. Police said Violet Clark ...

James Buchanan student Violet Clark dies from crash injuries  Waynesboro Record Herald

Students and staff at James Buchanan High School are honoring the memory of a stellar student who died Monday following a car crash early Friday evening in ...

Injured exchange student honored by football teammates: 'I never expected anything like this'  USA TODAY High School Sports

There's no question that the James Buchanan (Mercersburg, Pa.) football team has had its fair share of hardships. But this season, the Rockets faced an even ...

Dylan C. Bricker, 25  Herald-Mail Media

Dylan C. Bricker, 25, of Mercersburg, Pa., died June 21, 2018. Born June 7, 1993, in Hagerstown, he was a son of Terry L. Bricker of Mercersburg and the late.

Pa. police identify man who died at Mellott Manufacturing  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Workers at Mellott Manufacturing in Peters Township, Pa., are devastated after a 19-year-old full-time worker was killed at the plant ...

A transformation for a healthier tomorrow - News  Waynesboro Record Herald

Brittany May is a 2014 graduate of Delaware Valley University and the current agriculture teacher at the James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg. Over the ...

Greencastle teen continues to recover after losing part of her leg in a hunting accident  WDVM 25

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - For Kylee Long, her life is now returning back to normal. In late November she was on a hunting trip in Raystown, Pa. with her family ...

Merle F. Pine, 76  Herald-Mail Media

Merle F. Pine Sr., 76, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born July 6 ...

JBHS considers warning sign after fatal crash  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Seven months after Violet Clark died from crash injuries, a sign is the most likely safety device to be installed at JBHS.

Shippensburg Men Announce 10 Members of 2018-19 Recruiting Class  SwimSwam

Head men's swimming coach Tim Verge '89 has confirmed the recruitment of 10 student-athletes who will attend Shippensburg University beginning in the ...

James Buchanan High School's anti-bullying group and student council host Rachel's Challenge  The Herald-Mail

On Nov. 27, 2012, Carley Shaffer heard the familiar sound of an incoming text on her cellphone. Nonchalantly, the 14-year-old James Buchanan High School ...

Area students named to dean's list at Grove City College  Herald-Mail Media

GROVE CITY, Pa.—The following students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Grove City College:•Garrett McCleary, a 2016 home-school ...

New members join Tuscarora Chamber of Commerce board  Chambersburg Public Opinion

MERCERSBURG - The new year brought a few changes to the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce. Two board members retired at the end of 2016, and ...

Spring City Man, 48, Navy Vet Who Loved Schuylkill River Trail  Limerick, PA Patch

Spring City Man Passes At 48 - Limerick-Royersford-Spring City, PA - Spring City's Brad Rabold has passed away at age 48. A Navy vet, he was remembered for ...

Lenfest Scholars Foundation receives $20M donation  Herald-Mail Media

PHILADELPHIA — The Lenfest Scholars Foundation, which provides college scholarships and significant college advising to high-achieving students from rural ...

New and prospective students see what Hagerstown Community College has to offer  Herald-Mail Media

Emily Deatrich likes the idea of going to a community college that is close to her home in Mercersburg, Pa. The 17-year-old senior from James Buchanan High ...

Write-in candidates boot incumbents off Mercersburg Borough Council  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Three write-in candidates win council seats in Mercersburg. Council president voted out.

Again, and again: Local students want more action to stop mass shootings  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Local teens speak out about their reactions to the shooting in Parkland, Fla., gun violence and what school districts are doing to keep them safe.

Gary W. Johnson, 64  Herald-Mail Media

Gary W. Johnson, 64, of Greencastle, Pa., died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2018, in the Broadmore Senior Living Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born April 24, 1953, ...

Franklin Co. fair queen wants visitors to experience agriculture  Herald-Mail Media

WILLIAMSON, Pa. — Kelsey Stewart knows where she has been and where she's headed. And the Franklin County (Pa.) Fair was a perfect stop along the way.

State buys development rights to Mercersburg area farm  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Pennsylvania buys conservation easement on 129 acres for $322000. The corp farm in Peters Township is adjacent to other preserved farms.

James Buchanan graduates have 'endearing spirit'  The Herald-Mail

The Wagaman family was out in force Friday evening to see Hannah Wagaman - their daughter, sister and granddaughter - join 161 fellow James Buchanan ...

All-Star Classic gives seniors chance for one last game  GameTimePA

Team Green claims victory for the boys, while team White topped the girls all-star classic.

SAMS takes audiences to The Land of Oz  The Shippensburg News-Chronicle

Dorothy and Toto caught a ride on a tornado Friday night, and landed right in the Shippensburg Area Middle School auditorium where she met up with the iconic ...

JB girls soccer honors 4 'Hometown Heroes'  GameTimePA

The town of Mercersburg has been hit with a lot of tragedy lately.

Council president's home searched after woman's death  Chambersburg Public Opinion

MERCERSBURG - Investigators identified several concerns in court documents filed to search the home of Mercersburg's borough council president after a ...

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced | Education  Herald-Mail Media

EVANSTON, Ill. — Officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced the names of approximately 16000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual ...

JB grad brings antique tractors to Franklin County Fair  FlipSidePA

For the first time, the Franklin County Fair will feature an antique tractor show, thanks to recent James Buchanan High School graduate Garrett Starr .

Proud father takes his late son’s girlfriend to her senior prom  Toronto Star

STATE COLLEGE, PA.—It was supposed to be a night reserved for Kaylee Suders and Carter Brown, a young couple with plans to be together on her senior ...

One Philanthropist's Approach To Helping The Students Of Rural America  Forbes

Since 2001, 250 low- or modest-income Lenfest Scholars have started college. All but two have graduated or are on track to do so. More than 50 have attended ...

Maryland Cross Country Begins at the Interstate Classic  The Baltimore Wire

Maryland Cross Country for public and private high schools began with the Interstate Classic in Clear Spring, MD.

Sisterly inspiration drives 2016 Franklin County (Pa.) Fair queen  Herald-Mail Media

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Rachel Clark is continuing a family tradition by serving as the 2016 Franklin County (Pa.) Fair queen.

Julia Ann Edwards Hill | Local Obituaries  Estes Park news

Julia Ann Edwards Hill of Greencastle, PA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Julie was born on January 12, 1961 in Chambersburg, PA.

Mercersburg teen named Franklin Co. Dairy Princess  The Herald-Mail

Kayla Hartung, 16, of Mercersburg, Pa., was crowned the 2013-14 Franklin County (Pa.) Dairy Princess during the 46th annual pageant held May 17 at the ...

Prom memories from our readers

Our readers share their prom tales with stories going as far back as 1939.

Hershey study asks: Should the high school day start later?  Patriot-News

Teens are wired to stay up later — but they still need the same amount of sleep.

Teachers and staff prepare for first day of school in Franklin County, Pa.  The Herald-Mail

Monday is the first day of school for thousands of students in Franklin County, Pa. For the past few weeks, teachers and staff have been working to ensure the ...

Is Libertarianism a 'Stealth Plan' To Destroy America? - Hit & Run :  Reason

Nancy MacLean's conspiracy tract Democracy in Chains grossly misrepresents limited-government philosophy and the work of Nobel laureate James M.

45 Unsung Museums in the Northeast USA Worth Exploring  HuffPost

A museum that features one of the most iconic movies in American history. Another that celebrates mid-century modern neon in a shoreline resort town. A p...

Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners announced  Patriot-News

The 2013 South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, sponsored by Commonwealth Connections Academy, recently announced the winning ...

Farwell athlete dies in car accident  Clare County Review

August 30, 2012. Jeremiah M. Lassen, 19, of Farwell, Michigan, and formerly of Mercersburg, PA died August 25, 2012 in Michigan from injuries received as a ...

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