Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania: A Historical Testament to Colonial Frontier Dynamics
The small town of Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania, holds a name that resonates with the echoes of its 18th-century origins. When settlers, lured by the promise of new land, began to establish homes west of the Appalachian Mountains, they crossed into territories protected by treaties with Native American nations. The Iroquois Confederation, disturbed by this encroachment, appealed to the colonial government for intervention. In 1750, the provincial authorities responded by ordering the burning of cabins built by these unauthorized settlers, an act that would engrave the town's name in history and underscore the colonial government's dedication to treaty enforcement.
Police investigate shooting reported in Franklin Co.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — Washington Township Police responded to reports of a shooting early this morning in Franklin County, police confirmed. The reports came in around midnight. At this time, there is no active threat to the community, officials said. Washington Township Police are investigating the incident. This...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in chambersburg, PA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around chambersburg..
Chambersburg Nurse Tragically Killed in Yard Work Accident
Tammy Smith, a 42-year-old nurse from Chambersburg, was tragically killed when a tree fell on her while she was doing yard work. The accident occurred on her property at 2821 Woodstock Road in Greene Township. Smith, who had been with Chambersburg Health Services since October 2007, was using a 2020...
It's all about Christmas: Things to do in December in Franklin County
Experience a small-town Christmas in Greencastle's Center Square. Each evening will feature organizations and community groups selling food and host activities, live performances, and activities for kids and families. Kids can get photos with Santa and even mail their letters to the real Santa Claus at the North Pole. Horse...
Hunter dies after his tree stand catches on fire
FULTON COUNTY, Pa. (WTRF) — A hunter has died after his tree stand caught on fire in Pennsylvania. The hunter, Raymond Seville Jr. of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, died in Belfast Township, Fulton County while in his tree stand on November 25th. His wife reportedly called 911 and tried to rescue...
Officials investigate morning fire in Everett
BEDFORD, Pa. (WTAJ) — A house fire is under investigation Thursday morning in Everett. Around 9:40 a.m. fire crews responded to a house fire along East Main Street. Officials said there were four people, two adults and two children, at home at the time and they were able to get out unharmed. Firefighters at the […]
Missing Central PA Man Who 'Could Be Confused' Found Safe Police Say
A South Central Pennsylvania man with a medical condition who was reported as missing has been found, police announced on Thursday, Nov. 30. Howard Curtis "walked away" from his home in the 100 block of Kennedy Street in Chambersburg around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chambersburg police said.The po…
Three Springs Ministries: 40 Years of Impacting Lives
Three Springs Ministries, located among the hills of north-central Pennsylvania, is a camp and retreat center that invites people of all ages to gather, connect, rest and delight. From indoor spaces like the historic Mansion to outdoor spaces, they have a gathering place to fit your groups needs. From youth...
Franklin County deed transfers: Oct. 15-21, 2023
CHAMBERSBURG - The following deed transfers, for Oct. 15-21, 2023, are public record in the Franklin County Registers and Recorders office. More deeds: Find out what properties have changed hands in Franklin County ...
The Old Jail of Chambersburg: A Portal to Pennsylvania's Past
In the heart of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, stands the Old Jail, an edifice that encapsulates the tumultuous history of a town that has witnessed the flames of war and the evolution of justice. Built in 1818, this Georgian-designed structure has survived pivotal moments in history, including the Confederate burning of the town during the Civil War in 1864. Now serving as a historical museum, the Old Jail offers a glimpse into the judicial past of Franklin County, with its limestone walls and dark dungeons telling stories of resilience and endurance.
Today the gas price is close to $3.65 in McConnellsburg as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Heritage Christmas in the Square: A Festive Celebration in Greencastle
This December, the charming town of Greencastle invites families and friends to indulge in the holiday spirit at the annual “Heritage Christmas in the Square.” Organized by the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA), a partnership between the Chambersburg and Greencastle-Antrim chambers of commerce, this event promises a delightful mix of traditional holiday activities and local community engagement.
Needmore students can have breakfast with Santa on Saturday
NEEDMORE – The Needmore Elementary PTO is presenting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The event is free to all Needmore families. RSVP slips have been sent home with students. Students can enjoy a donut make an...
Best places to get pie in the Midstate, according to Yelp
PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) – National Pie Day is Dec. 1 and if you want to celebrate by going out and getting pie abc27 has you covered. abc27 has compiled a list of the best places to get pie in the Midstate, according to Yelp. Harrisburg area. Just Baked Cakes&Pies –...
Unexpected Snowstorm Hits Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania
Take a nostalgic trip back to November 29, 1984, with Newswatch 16. Experience the surprise snowstorm that hit Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, causing slick roads and slow traffic. Plus, stay tuned for a big announcement from the weather office.
Culinary Journey: 5 Must-Try Chinese Eateries in Chambersburg
In this article, we explore five exceptional Chinese restaurants in Chambersburg. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Fulton Co. Trooper arrested for DUI during shift, had BAC nearly double legal limit
27 November 2023- A trooper with the Pennsylvania State has been charged with Driving Under the Influence while operating a police cruiser on his shift. Justin Andrew Dibert is free awaiting arraignment after being charged with misdemeanor DUI/unsafe driving, misdemeanor DUI with a BAC between .10 and .16%, and summary careless driving.
Woman accused of October bank frauds in Chambersburg now hit with more in Greencastle
28 November 2023- A woman already facing numerous alleged bank frauds in Chambersburg as well as fleeing an officer has been arraigned on similar charges after she allegedly tried the same tactic in Greencastle. Brandi Lynn Albano is charged with felony forgery, felony receiving stolen property, felony identity theft, and felony theft by deception. Albano is still behind bars in Franklin County, now with an additional bail of $75,000. Additionally, it appears Albano is also facing more criminal charges following additional thefts in Chambersburg but has not been arraigned on those charges.
Local Hero: Amanda Keith Honored as Franklin County's Employee of the Month
Amanda Keith has been recognized as Franklin County's Employee of the Month for November 2023. The announcement was made at the Franklin County Commissioners' public meeting on November 29, 2023. Keith has been working for the county since July 2022 as an aging care supervisor at the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging. The Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Committee selected Keith from nine nominations, four of which were for her.