Print Edition Highlights - October 4, 2018

Rear-end collision claims life of bride-to-be

By Marie Chomicki

One person died in a two-vehicle accident on Rt. 15 North at the Orebank Road intersection Wednesday night, Sept. 26 in Carroll Township.

Coroner Pam Gay said Caitlin Knoll, 20, of Horseheads, N.Y. died from multiple blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. Gay said Knoll was not wearing a seatbelt.

Knoll was a passenger in the back seat of a Honda SUV that ran into the back of a tractor-trailer hauling empty chicken crates that was stopped at the light. The crash occurred at 10:53 p.m. Carroll Township police said.

Photo by Curt Werner

A New York woman traveling north on Rt. 15 rear ended a tractor trailer stopped at the light at the Orebank Road intersection, wedging her Honda SUV underneath its trailer on Sept. 26. One passenger lost her life, and the driver and another passenger were taken to area hospitals.


Inaugural meeting held

By Peggie Williams

The merger of the Franklintown Community Fire Company and Dillsburg Citizens Hose Company No. 1 was made final on Sept. 25.

At a joint meeting of both companies, each company approved the minutes of their most recent and final meetings before Cindy McCoy, newly elected president of Northern York County Fire and Rescue, called their first official meeting to order.

The administrative officers of the new company, which will be designated Station 15, were sworn in with the assistance of District Magistrate Richard Thomas. They are President Cynthia McCoy, Vice President Donnie Dye III, Recording Secretary Al Kauffman, Chaplain Gerald Kelly, Chief Director Mark Snyder and directors Donnie Hefflefinger, Mark Ryder, and Jon Altland.

Dillsburg celebrates Agricultural heritage

By Peggie Williams

The sun came out at Dill’s Tavern to help celebrate the eighth annual Agriculture Day at Dill’s. According to organizers, over 200 people stopped by to spend a day learning about life in the 1800s. The event was started by the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society, owner of the tavern, to showcase the agricultural heritage of the area.

It was local farmer, minister and historian, Herb Bomberger, who started the event eight years ago as a way to educate people about the economy and family structure in the days before mechanization.

“It’s important that we don’t lose this,” said Bomberger. “It’s great that we have this wonderful location to keep it alive.”

Photo by Peggie Williams

Seven-year-old Abigail Metzger demonstrates her skills at horn shaving during Dill's Tavern's Agriculture Day.


Polar Bears regroup, to face Warriors next

By Joe Guty

Northern fell to 2-1 in the Mid Penn Colonial Division after last week's Homecoming Night loss to West Perry. The Mustangs defeated the Polar Bears 42-20 to remain undefeated in the Colonial (2-0) and 6- 0 overall. Northern takes its 4-2 overall record into a non-league match up at Susquehannock H.S. this Friday night, Oct. 5.

West Perry took advantage of Northern's miscues to tally up the big numbers. An opening possession fake punt and score, a fumble recovery, an on sides kick recovery and two interceptions provided the Mustangs with both incentive and the football. They cashed it in. Northern scored its first TD later in the second quarter and another score in the third quarter on a Chris Barrettto-Tyler Yohn pass play.

Jordan Heisey scored on a keeper at 7:24 in the final quarter, but it was too little, too late. With a lower leg injury, Swartz had left the game early in the fourth quarter as the Mustang duo of Terrence Quaker and Kenton Johnson compiled most of their team's 382 total yards and three touchdowns.

Photo by Curt Werner

Pictured from left are Kayla Swope, queen attendant; Aunna Rubacha, Homecoming Queen; Michael Ginder, Homecoming King and Chris Barrett, king attendant.

Northern edges Greencastle improves to 6-3

By Andy Sandrik

Rain and poor field conditions continued to thwart the Northern's girls soccer team, which has seen three of its last four games postponed or canceled.

The Polar Bears were able to squeeze in one game late last Tuesday, with the team earning a 1-0 victory over Greencastle.

Northern (6-3, 5-1 Colonial Division), the No. 8 ranked team in the District 3-3A power rankings, was scheduled to play Lower Dauphin on Tuesday night and Waynesboro on Wednesday. The Polar Bears return to action today with a home game against James Buchanan.

Photo by Curt Werner

Olivia Falck left takes control in first-half action.

Still I wonder, who'll stop the rain?

By Jack Armstrong

With all due respect to CCR, actually, maybe it's for the best that no one did succeed in preventing the precipitation. The Bears took full advantage of the relocation of originally scheduled home games to neutral field sites, banging out a couple big victories to start the week.

First it was the Blue Raiders of Middletown, a program still struggling to find its identity, on the hallowed ground of perennial powerhouse Lower Dauphin. Senior Morgan “Firestick” Landis did her best Johnny Storm/Human Torch imitation and went “flame on,” finding the mark twice for the second time this season.

Fantastic Frosh Brynn Crouse added two of her own, Super Sophs Natalie Saltzer (2) and Kelsey Heltzel also notched tallies while Senior Emma (expert in all things hockey, ice or field) Simpson put the icing on an 8-0 cake. Speaking of Flames, it was a very good weekend for Liberty University. Not only did they pick up their second win of the year (spearheaded by Northern's own Aidan Alves - 7 punts for a 41.7 yard average) as a fledgling FBS program, but far more importantly, Kelsey Heltzel became the first Polar Bear of what will likely be several on the 2018 edition to verbally commit to a major field hockey program. Here's to Miss Heltzel's continued success over the rest of her career here and in the Big East. The 20th ranked Flames are very fortunate indeed to have made such a fine addition to their 2021 recruiting class.

Photo by Curt Werner

Kenzie Albert, left, challenges a Milton Hershey player for ball control.

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