Print Edition Highlights - November 29, 2018

Fatality at Rt. 15 and Golf Course Road

By Staff Reporter

One person was killed and other injured in a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Carroll Township that closed Rt. 15 for more than five hours.

The York County coroner was called to the scene at the Golf Course Road and Rt. 15 intersection, shortly after 3 p.m.

Both lanes of the highway were shut down for several hours with traffic diverted onto secondary roads. A single southbound lane opened late in the afternoon. Both northbound lanes were opened just after 8:30 p.m.

Photo by Curt Werner

Pictured is the aftermath of a three-vehicle crash on Rt. 15 and the Golf Course Road intersection Wednesday afternoon that resulted in a fatality and several injuries. The white SUV was headed north when it was struck by the dump truck turning onto Golf Course Road. The SUV spun and struck the black car before coming to a rest along the roadway.


DABA glitzes up the square

Dillsburg Area Business Association members and other volunteers decorated Dillsburg Borough’s square last Sunday in preparation for the annual Christmas Tree Light Up Night on Friday.

Members garnished the light poles with festive red bows and adorned the tree with hundreds of bright shiny colorful ornaments and lights.

The lighting ceremony starts at 7 p.m. with a proclamation by Mayor John Richardson. After his presentation the tree will be lit, followed by a story telling and Christmas carols. After the festivities on the square, all are invited to historic Monaghan Church for cookies, hot chocolate and to meet Santa.

Photo by Curt Werner

Nicholas Liberatore, 8, arms laden with ornaments, helps trim the tree at the square.

Legal action brewing over stormwater issues

By Peggie Williams

The complete failure of the stormwater retention pond in Franklintown Glen prompted Franklin Township supervisors to begin legal action against the homeowners’ association for that neighborhood.

“I just don’t think they understand the gravity of the situation,” said Township Engineer Phil Brath.

Repeated attempts to talk to the president of the association have failed to bring any action toward fixing the problem which is now causing the road to collapse.



Lady Polar Bears ready for the new season

By Joe Guty

After a week of practice and a scrimmage, the Northern H.S. Girls Basketball team is ready for the 2018-19 season. What might set this year's team apart are some changes in off-season practice and reps. Despite losing five seniors to graduation, including leading scorers Corrina Smith and Kyra Gerber, the Lady Polar Bears have stepped up their game year-round, working diligently to improve their offensive skills as well as defensive abilities.

“We have improved in many areas in the off season and we look to have much more balanced scoring this year from several returning players,” said Head Coach Paula Clendaniel earlier this week. “We have two returning starters in Allie French and Katie Ryan. We have another key returning player returning in Cassie Smith. Several of our players from last year have worked hard all off season at open gym, AAU, camps and team camp. We have developed more scorers as well as put a huge emphasis on our defense.”

Three players currently on the JV team (two freshmen and one sophomore) will also likely get varsity minutes.

Photo by Curt Werner

Allie French looks to pass the ball against Chambersburg.

Starliper: On to Nationals

By Joe Guty

After a second-place finish at the 2018 Foot Locker Northeast Regional Cross-Country Championships, Marlee Starliper has qualified for Nationals for the second year in a row.

Clocking 17:17.50 for five-kilometers -- her fastest time of the season -- at Van Cortlandt Park in the borough of Bronx (New York City) last Saturday, the Northern H.S. junior will next travel to San Diego CA for the 2018 Foot Locker National Championships. Nationals are slated for Saturday, Dec. 8 and feature the top regional qualifiers from around the U.S.

Photo by Curt Werner

Marlee Starliper

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