Print Edition Highlights - November 22, 2018

Early winter snow storm take residents by surprise

By Marie Chomicki

Winter storm Avery took Dillsburg and the midstate by surprise last Thursday dumping an unexpected amount of snow that turned into a wintry mix of sleet, ice and rain, stranding motorists and damaging trees.

Snow began falling in the borough around 8 a.m. creating whiteout conditions by noon. Traffic on South Baltimore came to a standstill, in both directions, several times as drivers struggled to gain traction to get up the hill in front of the Community Hall. Several chose to turn around, others went around disabled drivers and made it up the hill successfully.

Shortly after 12 p.m. a tractor trailer became stuck and the driver had to back down to E. York Street where he was able to turn toward Second Street. One driver, who would not listen to a responder’s request to stop to allow the truck driver to back up, became marooned herself, blocking traffic for a half-hour, until volunteers pushed her car to the side of the road. Around 1 p.m. another tractor trailer, this time hauling 10 vehicles became stuck just past the fire hall. The driver backed his rig down the hill to the square where he then went onto Harrisburg Street to Rt. 15.

Photo by Curt Werner

Traffic is at a standstill on S. Baltimore Street, waiting for a driver who became stuck on the hill opposite the Community Hall during last Thursday’s snow storm.


Tentative settlement reached with developers

By Peggie Williams

After 10 years in court, Carroll Township supervisors have reached a tentative settlement with developers Dillsburg Ventures, LLC.

The plan for the Village at South Mountain started out in 2006 as a Traditional Neighborhood Design with over 200 townhomes and 75,000 square feet of commercial space on 45 acres across from Logan Park. It was submitted to the township just days before zoning changes would go into effect prohibiting high density development in that area.

From the beginning, the developer’s attorney, Charlie Suhr, publicly declared that if the township did not approve the plan, his clients were willing to “let the courts make the decision.”

Photo by Curt Werner

Lobar Associates held one of two 2018 Field Appreciation and Snow Programs Nov. 20. Rigging training for bridges and construction were taught to 130 employees. Forklift, crane and excavation classes were held in the morning with rotating groups. The priority for all was safety and doing the job right. The highlight of the exercise was lifting one of the bosses' pickup trucks with a crane, above. The next program is scheduled for Nov. 30.



Seniors victorious in Powder Puff football

Photo by Curt Werner

Gracin Smacher makes the first touchdown.

Starliper earns Athlete of the Year award

By Joe Guty

Last Wednesday, Northern H.S. junior Marlee Starliper was named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) Girls Cross Country All-State First Team. Starliper was also named as the Girl Athlete of the Year. Taryn Parks of Greencastle-Antrim H.S. was also named to the First Team. Gwyneth Young of Cedar Crest was another District III First Team honoree. Dallastown's Emily Schuler, also a harrier from from District III, made the PTFCA All-State Second Team.

Photo by Joe Guty

Marlee Starliper at States.

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