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James Buchanan High School graduates end a chapter, start the next  Herald-Mail Media

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — The graduating class of 161 seniors at James Buchanan High School gathered on the school's football field to collect diplomas Friday ...

Local students to attend Kutztown University  Herald-Mail Media

Kutztown University. KUTZTOWN, Pa. — Kutztown University is ready to welcome these newest members of the Golden Bear family Class of 2023, including ...

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

Grove City College. GROVE CITY, Pa. — The following local students were honored for academic achievement for the spring semester at Grove City College:.

Pennsylvania police briefs | Pennsylvania  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Southcentral Pa. man had lead role in pivotal SpaceX mission  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Richard Stover was lead NASA flight director for the inaugural mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, designed to take humans to the ISS.

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 ...

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.

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.

1 month after fatal crash, he took his late son's girlfriend to her senior prom  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 ...

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

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

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 ...

GAMETIMEPA 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.

High-schoolers graduate from Leadership Franklin County program  Herald-Mail Media

A total of 23 high school sophomores celebrate graduation as the Leadership Franklin County (Pa.) Youth Class of 2019. Pictured, front row, from left, are ...

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 ...

John Brake, 87  Herald-Mail Media

John Brake, 87 John C. Brake, loving husband, father, grandfather, and loyal friend, passed away on February 28, 2019 at Menno Haven Nursing Home.

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 ...

CareerTech students honored at DECA event  Herald-Mail Media

Six students from the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center, recently earned awards at the annual district DECA competition in Harrisburg, Pa.

Police seek info after man, 51, goes missing in Montgomery Twp.  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Authorities are currently searching for a man who went missing Sunday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. Gregory Alan Cole, 51, was ...

Tanner Elliott displays his artistry in wood - News  Echo Pilot

From the time he was very young, it was clear Tanner Elliott is artistically gifted. Always a nature-lover, at age 2 or 3 the son of Steve and Jill Elliott would ask his ...

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 ...

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 ...

JB student dies following car crash  Chambersburg Public Opinion

UPDATE: A James Buchanan High School student who was injured in a car crash outside the school Friday has passed away. Tuscarora School District in a ...

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 ...

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.

Mont Alto graduates told to follow their bliss  Herald-Mail Media

MONT ALTO, Pa. — For Daniel Allen, being handed his Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies Saturday at Penn State Mont ...

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.

State police ID student killed in crash near local high school

violet clark.jpg. Violet Clark. (Submitted photo). State police in Chambersburg identified a Saint Thomas woman killed in a crash near James Buchanan High ...

ACNB adds 2 banking managers | Business  Gettysburg Times

Danielle L. Barto and Robin L. Ritenour recently joined ACNB Bank in the position of community banking manager for locations in Adams County.

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 ...

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 ...

Father takes late son's girlfriend to high school prom  WDJT

MERCERSBURG, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- (FOX 43/CNN) Prom night is a special occasion for teenagers, which is why one father in Franklin County couldn't ...

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.

Will you pay more property taxes in 2018-19?  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Property owners in three school districts will pay more property taxes in the 2018-19 school year, while those in one will actually pay less.

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 ...

First opioid overdose of 2019 hits Franklin County, fentanyl use rises in Pa.  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Just 12 days into January, Franklin County saw its first opioid overdose of the year. In 2018, that number had reached 32, which was just three deaths less than ...

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 ...

A transformation for a healthier tomorrow - News - Waynesboro Record Herald - Waynesboro, PA - Waynesboro, PA  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 ...

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 ...

It could be two months before Greencastle judge's office is open again  Chambersburg Public Opinion

The climate control system has been blamed for mold found in MDJ Cunningham's office in Greencastle.

Former Pa. man named NASA flight director  Herald-Mail Media

Former Chambersburg, Pa., resident Scott Stover is among some elite company.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Highlights 6th Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards for Student Talent  PR Web

(PRWEB) April 30, 2019 -- Franklin County Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Totem Pole Playhouse Awards on May 19, at 5 PM. Yearly, Totem Pole.

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 ...

Police log: 7 calves stolen from Antrim Township barn  Chambersburg Public Opinion

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP - Seven feeder calves were stolen sometime before 6 a.m. July 12 from a barn in the 700 block of Kauffman Road, according to ...

Shepherd University’s 146th commencement features 640 graduates  Herald-Mail Media

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — A Mother's Day gift came early for Martinsburg resident Lisa Fletcher when her daughter, Kai, walked across the stage Saturday ...

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 ...

New Business Spotlight: Tiger-Rock Martial Arts  Herald-Mail Media

Name of business: Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Hagerstown.

Franklin County police to target drunk drivers over St. Patrick's Day weekend  Chambersburg Public Opinion

If you're planning on drinking this St. Patrick's Day weekend, make sure you have a sober driver. The Franklin County DUI Task Force will conduct "specialized ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Lampeter-Strasburg, Manheim Township among U.S. News' best high schools  LancasterOnline

For the first time in five years, there's a new top-ranked high school in Lancaster County.

Chambersburg boy with headline-grabbing illness gets a pirate ship  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dontae Jackson was perfectly healthy until he almost died and was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a paralyzing illness with no cure.

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 ...

Pa. police put brakes on Drive Your Tractor to School Day  The Herald-Mail

For the past five years, driving their tractors to school has been a way for some James Buchanan High School students to celebrate agriculture during National ...

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.

Young voters are making Franklin County less Republican, but not more Democratic  Chambersburg Public Opinion

In Franklin County, the younger the voter, the less likely they are to register as a Republican. But they aren't all becoming Democrats.

Storm Damage Minimal in Franklin County  Franklin County Free Press

FRANKLIN COUNTY (April 15) — Damage from the overnight storm that swept through the county has so far been minimal, according to official sources. Franklin ...

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 .

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, ...

Antietam Academy and Evening High School grads told to 'dream big'  Herald-Mail Media

Erin White, 18, never expected to walk across the stage and get her high school diploma.

After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to high school prom  The London Free Press

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 ...

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 ...

JB girls soccer honors 4 'Hometown Heroes'  GameTimePA

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

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 ...

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.

Here's when and where to see fireworks in 2017 in the Franklin County area  Chambersburg Public Opinion

July 4 is on a Tuesday this year, and most fireworks programs in the Franklin County region will keep their celebrations on the actual holiday.

Young burn victim in need of kidney plans to show her calf while she awaits transplant  Chambersburg Public Opinion

Reese Burdette, a young girl who suffered severe burns in a house fire, hit another bump in the road on her path to recovery.

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.

Wild pheasants settle on Mercersburg farm  Chambersburg Public Opinion

MERCERSBURG – Wild pheasants appear to be thriving on farmland south of the borough. Sixty wild birds trapped in the Midwest were transferred to Brian ...

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced  Herald-Mail Media

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

Flannery throws hat in ring for Franklin County Commissioner  Herald-Mail Media

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pledging to not stay in office more than two terms, businessman John Flannery of Montgomery Township has thrown his hat into the ...

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 ...

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.

Prom memories from our readers

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

Delaware Valley Scholarship Winners Seek Ag Careers | FFA, 4H and Youth Ag news  Lancaster Farming

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — As Delaware Valley University students, Sarah Hayes and Mikayla Barnhart are preparing for agricultural careers both on the farm and in ...

Bowling alley built by baseball great Nellie Fox is for sale  Chambersburg Public Opinion

CHAMBERSBURG - The bowling alley that baseball great Nellie Fox built in 1956 is up for sale. Owner Rudy Goetz, 65, is retiring after 31 years leaning over the ...

Coming soon: Beer cave to open in Chambersburg Rutter's  Chambersburg Public Opinion

CHAMBERSBURG - Another Rutter's Farm Store in the county will soon offer beer. The store at 1391 S. Main St. in Chambersburg will get a "beer cave," which ...

How to watch a parade this Memorial Day in the Franklin County area  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A list of Memorial Day parades, services and other events.

Bear sightings continue in Waynesboro area  Herald-Mail Media

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A family of bears might be on its way to Beartown.

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.

Is Libertarianism a 'Stealth Plan' To Destroy America?  Reason

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

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 ...

Franklin County area police log  Chambersburg Public Opinion

A 15-year-old Williamsport, Maryland boy died after his bicycle was struck by a car the evening of May 17, police said.

Valley Health celebrates groundbreaking for new Spring Mills medical building  Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Valley Health announced Thursday that its new 40000-square foot medical building for Spring Mills in northern Berkeley County is ...

DNA of Phillips, Hagerstown homicide victim on shoes found outside hotel  Herald-Mail Media

Bloodstains on a shoe found outside a Hagerstown hotel contained the DNA of accused killer Jack Lee Phillips Jr. and victim Suzanne Jones, but tests of swabs ...

Two MCTC inmates involved in fatal crash released from hospital  Herald-Mail Media

Two inmates injured in a fatal crash Tuesday while working along Interstate 70 near Myersville, Md., have been released from the hospital, according to a state ...

One month after fatal crash, he took his late son's girlfriend to her senior prom

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 prom night, in college and ...

Salvation Army Angel Trees offer holiday cheer  Chambersburg Public Opinion

One 11-year-old saved money all year to buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate kids in the community.

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 ...

Washington County flood reports: It's not over yet  Herald-Mail Media

As emergency crews evaluate damage from last week's floods, officials are warning that it's not over yet.

Christian band Unspoken to perform Thursday at Ringgold Church  Herald-Mail Media

Seventeen years ago, people who new Chad Mattson might not have guessed that he would be the lead singer for a chart-topping Christian band.

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