The Evening Sun from Hanover, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2002 · 4
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A 4 The Evening Sun Sunday, September 22, 2002 d Deaths WAl I Man robs L'town PNC Bank Police say suspect claimed to have a bomb. The Rev. Judith A Cobb will officiate. Buna! wi II be in Evergreen Cemetery. Gettysburg, with graveside military honors. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tlestown Borough were parked outside the banks entrance. A sign on the door said the bank was closed temporarily due to an emergency. Littlestown Police Officer Robert Funt said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified of the incident. The Pennsylvania State Police crime lab assisted local police with fingerprints and photographs, he said. The bank sits next to Bentleys Restaurant, across the street from a Shell gas station and McDonalds restaurant, and adjacent to a residential neighborhood. Littlestown Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact them at 359-4511. amount of money, the man fled. No vehicle was seen, the chief said. Police described the man as white, between 35 and 40 years old, and wearing a mustache. He was clothed in a bright blue floral shirt with three-quarter length sleeves, dark pants or blue jeans, and was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap. Police said the man is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 1 85 pounds, w ith a thin face. Minutes after the robbery occurred, police cars from Cumberland Township and Lit Pennsylvania Robert E. Dell Sr. York Robert E. Del Sr., 76. of York, and formerly of Hanover, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, in Manor Care South, York. He was the husband of the late Myrtle L (Martin) Dell, who died Feb. 24, 1980. Bom June 14, 1926, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Margaret (Jacobs) Dell. He was employed by Hanover borough for 20 years and by the Hanover Junk Yard on High Street. Surviving are three daughters and four sons, Lorraine Kntsely of Hershey; Kathy Dell of York, Myrtle Green and Russell Dell, both of Hanover, William Dell and Charles Dell, both of Littlestown; and John Dell of Spring Grove; three brothers and four sisters, Vernon Dell, Donald Dell, James Dell, Arlene Dell, Margaret Becker and Beatrice Dell, all of Hanover; and Gladys Curry of Spnng Grove; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Dell Jr.; a grandson, Kenneth D. Kmsely Jr.; and several brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery, 725 Baltimore St., Hanover. The Rev. Paul Martin will officiate. A viewing will be held from 9 30 to 10 30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wetzel Funeral Home Inc., 549 Carlisle St., Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 2600 Eastern Blvd., Suite 209, York, PA 17402. William Sortino Hanover William Sortino, 75, of Hanover, died Fnday, Sept. 20, 2002, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra Connelly. Bom Sept. 16, 1927, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anita (Butera) Sortino. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2506 in Hanover. Surviving also are a stepdaughter, Kelly Auer of McSherrystown; a stepson, Bryan Connelly of Baltimore; and four step-grandchildren. A Mass Christian Burial wtB be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church, 26 N. Third St. McSherrystown. The Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel wit officiate. Bunal will be in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown, with ful military honors being provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Council. The family will receive friends from noon to 12.45 p.m. at Hicks Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852, or to the American Lung Association. 488 W. Market St., York, PA 17406. Donald T. Peters Gettysburg Donald T. Peters, 82, of Gettysburg, died Fnday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of Manon (Wolff) Peters. Bom July 2, 1920, in Gettysburg, he was the son of Robert and Edna (Taylor) Peters. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg. He was the owner and operator of the Peters Funeral Home Inc., Gettysburg from 1 953 until 1 982, and remained active with the firm until recently. He graduated from Biglerville High School and Eckles Mortuary School, Philadelphia. He also attended Lock Haven State Teachers College. He was a platoon sergeant in the U.S. Manne Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Lodge 336 Free & Accepted Masons, Gettysburg Commandery 79, Good Samaritan Royal Arch Chapter 266, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1562, a life member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1045, and American Legion Post 202, all of Gettysburg. He was also a member of the Zembo Temple, Hams-burg, the New Oxford Social and Athletic Club, a social member of the Catholic War Veterans 1342 in Bonneauville, the National Rifle Association, Adams County Fish and Game, Adams County Shnne Club, Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Last Mans Club, and a member of the Veterans of the Gettysburg Fire Dept. Surviving also are two nephews and a niece. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peters Funeral Home Inc., 321 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. By NANCY POSTER Evening Sun Reporter A man claiming to have a bomb robbed the PNC Bank branch at 407 N. Queen St. in Littlestown Saturday morning. According to Littlestown Police Chief Donald Baker, the man walked into the bank at 11:16 a.m. and handed a note to one of the two tellers in the bank. In the note, the robber claimed to have a bomb and demanded money. There were no customers in the bank at the time of the heist, Baker said. After taking an undisclosed Continued from A-3 Crime report as every police department. In Hanover, serious crime dropped by 56, from 591 in 2000 to 535 incidents in 2001. However, Part II crimes showed an increase of 279. Reports of vandalism were up by 300, according to the report. Hanover Police Chief Gerald Lippy was unsure of a cause for the spurt in vandalism complaints. He suggested the increase could have been an anomaly because the borough saw a number of paintball incidents during that time frame. Thats kind of tailed off a little bit for this year, he said. Lippy viewed the increase as both good and bad news. The good thing is, when you're laiking about vandalism, youre talking about something thats not serious, he said. It's very aggravating and irritating, but at least its something thats not serious. Lt. Patrick Gebhart, the commanding officer of the state police barracks at Gettysburg, said he believes, in the long run, every Crime in the Hanover area The following chart shows the number of serious crimes reported by five police departments in 2001 , with 2000 statistics in parentheses. p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 8 p m. Memorial contributions may be made to the chanty of the donors choice. Shirley M. Stamer New Oxford Shirley M. (Myers) Stamer, 62, of New Oxford, died Fnday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center m Baltimore. She was the wife of William L Stamer. Bom Aug. 12, 1940, in East Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Virgie (Sowers) Myers. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hampton, and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Hampton Fire Co. Surviving also are three sons, Gregory S. Stamer of Dover, Jeffrey A Stamer and Bnan L Stamer, both of New Oxford; four sisters, Ruth Chromster of East Berlin, Dons Baker of Abbottstown, and Treva Chromster and Arlene Leathery, both of East Berlin; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jake, Earl, Walter and George Myers. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from St. Johns Lutheran Church, Hampton. The Rev. John W. Fehnnger will officiate. Bunal will be in the church cemetery. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, and Wednesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contnbutions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 5526 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350. Benjamin I. Arthur Hanover Benjamin I. Arthur, 30, of Hanover, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Hanover Hospital. Arrangements are incnploie and under the dir"' -I me Wetzel Funeral H'". 649 Carlisle St., Hanover. A complete obituary will be published in the Monday edition of The Evening Sun. Continued from A-3 Drivers' ed remember having to pay for this, West said. I dont even think we should have to charge for this at all. Blake agreed. We dont charge for football. We dont charge for any other activities. Why do we charge for this? he said. This is the first its come up, Blake added. I voted against it, because just to arbitrarily raise it $5 doesnt make sense. The issue came up at Tuesday's meeting because the school replaced its drivers ed instructor this year, Bortner said. "We wanted to bring it to the board's attention that (the fee) hasn't been raised in nine years, she said. I just think its a simple philosophy. Some services are offered as part of the curriculum. But this is not a required service. In the meantime, Lawver said borough employees will be posting no trespassing" signs on the perimeter of the property to keep people from illegally dumping trash at the site. Thats the end of it as far as were concerned, Lawver said. The dump site is outside of Gettysburg National Military Park boundaries, said park service spokeswoman Katie Lawhon. However, the site of McAllisters old grist mill is within the park's boundaries. If the park service should acquire the privately-owned land the mills sits on, then making sure the dump site is cleaned up would be more critical, Lawhon said. holding the two fairs at the property, he said. Martin said hes hoping the individual who buys the property will carry through with what he started. In fact, he said the new owner might keep him on as a manager of the properly. He said it could take six months for financing for the purchase to be approved. Statistics were compiled by state police in Harrisburg Not all area police departments filed reports for every month of 2001. Those listed in the chart did, with the exception of Gettysburg, which filed 10 monthly reports in 2001 and 10 monthly reports in 2000. Source Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Report that its worth their while, but its still up to them, he said, adding the municipal figures are often undersuited because not every department reports. That is one of the problems with the report noted by Lippy. The problem with the report is its a voluntary thing, and we all know that some crime is specific to certain areas, he said. "We have a problem comparing Hanover to Chambersburg. I think the municipalities are about the same size, but we cant compare because they are two completely different communities. While the department submits its statistics monthly to the state, Lippy said he doesnt refer to the report. Instead, Hanover relies on its own records, which are a lot more up to date. They just came out with 2001, and here we are into the ninth month of 2002, he said. Although the state police no longer issues an annual Uniform Crime Report, the information is available on the slate police website at www.psp.state.pa.us. Evening Sun Giaphic by a vehicle driven by Craig Brightbill of Lebanon as that car was turning from its proper lane. There were no injuries. 6:21 p.m. Police responded to a one-vehicle crash on Route 234 just east of Old Carlisle Road in Butler Township. A 1991 Dodge Spirit, operated by Nicole R. Mosley of Gettysburg, was traveling west when Mosley became distracted by either a bug or a bee that flew into her mouth. The car traveled off the north edge of the road and struck a utility pole. Neither Mosley nor her passenger. Amber Mosley, were injured. i Fire Log HANOVER FIRE DEPT. FRIDAY; Two ambulance calls. SATURDAY: 5.40 a.m. Car 46-1 and engine 46-3 responded to 1 92 Stock St. for a medical assist tor a cardiac arrest, 7:23 a.m. Car 46 responded to 115 E. Middle St. for a medical assist; and three ambulance calls. ADAMS COUNTY CONTROL SATURDAY: 2:18 a.m. Gettysburg Fire Dept, responded to an automatic fire alarm at 147 Getty SI., in service at 2.24 a m.; 11:55 a m. York Springs and Hampton fire departments, East Berlin, New Oxford and Lake Meade ambulances, and Medic 46 responded to a vehicle accident at 6850 Carlisle Pike, In service at 1.58 p.m.; 4.06 p.m. Barlow and Gettysburg fire departments responded to an automatic fire alarm at 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, In service at 4:30 p.m.; 4.26 p.m. Littlestown Fire Co. and ambulance and Medic 28 responded to a vehicle accident at 20 Fox Tail Dnve; in service at 6 28 p.m. Cash 5 03-05-10-16-25 Powerball 03-11-28-40-45 Power Ball 33 Power Play 5 Maryland Mega Millions 01-02-04-05-46 Mega Ball 08 AFTERNOON DRAWING Pick Three 6-9-3 Pick Four 0-4-0-2 EVENING DRAWING Pick Three 2-7-7 Pick Four 1-7-6-3 Bonus Match 5 01-04-11-28-29 Bonus Ball 22 police department benefits from the information contained in the report because it gives a greater knowledge of exactly whats going on in our communities. I think the state police, as a department, are dedicated to the report and the facts that are contained in it, he said Gebhart said he believes increased enforcement of the Part II offenses has had a direct impact on major crime in his jurisdiction. There, more serious crimes saw a modest increase of just seven last year. Taking care of the small incidents so they dont mushroom into something bigger is a theory that had great success in New York City, and its a theory the Gettysburg barracks likes to work by, said Gebhart, who took over the command of the barracks in November 2001. Unlike local police departmenLs - for which reporting is not mandatory - state police submit their statistics monthly, Gebhart said. As a department, we coordinate the statistics for Pennsylvania and try to convince departments Corrections The Evening Sun strives for accuracy, but m do make mistakes. If you see an error, please call us at 637-3736 or write: P O. Box 514, Hanover, Pa. 17331. mobiles, that were damaged and used without the owners permission. The owners were away from the Schottie Road, Mount Joy Township, residence at the time of the incident, police said. Upon returning to the residence after vacationing, the victims noticed their properly was moved and vandalized; and after questioning their teenaged daughter, it was learned she had many people at the house that were responsible for the damage and the missing property. THURSDAY 7:25 a.m. Two juvenile females were involved in a fight at Gettysburg High School, 1130 Old Harrisburg Road, Straban Township. They were cited for disorderly conduct. 9 45 p.m. While investigating a report of a possible underage party on Oxford Road at the Tyrone and Straban township line, state police found Josh T. Glad-felter, 18, of Hanover, and Jeremy J. Storm, 18, of New Oxford, had consumed alcohol. Charges were filed. FRIDAY 11.20 a.m. Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 30 at Sheal-er Road In Straban Township. A 1998 Ford Mustang, operated by Joshua Kauffman of Thomasville, drove onto the berm to make a right turn and was struck Lottery Saturday, Sept. 21 D Pennsylvania Four players matched all five winning numbers drawn in Saturday's "Pennsylvania Cash 5 game and will each receive $27,685. Lottery officials said 255 players matched four numbers and won $181.50 each; 7,067 players matched three numbers and won $7 each; and 62,261 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. The winning numbers drawn Saturday In Pennsylvania were: Dally Number 1-6-0 Big 4 B-6-3-3 Public record Continued from A-3 Carpet Bilbo said carpeting is an asset to some teachers, especially consumer living, where working on the floor is sometimes necessary. It makes a big difference on instruction, and I think the teachers who have carpeting appreciate it, he said. This was a mistake by the architect. Never once did we agreed to put vinyl tile in classrooms. The school board was divided on what should be done. This, to me, is clear-cut. Its their error, member Carolyn Angelo said. To me, it seems like this is something we can get our money back on. Board member Brian Blake said thats unlikely. I dont think were going to get our money back. Ultimately, I would like to see (the tile) Continued from A-3 Dump Gettysburg residents have to fight he said. "Were willing to work with the borough and the citizens and get a resolution to die situation. Canipi said the trust will try to put together a local coalition of citizens and preservationists interested in cleaning up the property. But to do that there needs to be more local interest, he said. If they remain somewhat apathetic about it, then the dump will remain, Campi said. Borough manager Charles Sterner said the borough purchased the site in 1949. In the 1950s, it was used as a garbage dump for the Continued from A-3 Martin rodeo riders before dying in an automobile accident in 1997. Bad weather for this years Great Gettysburg Fair hurt him financially. Martin said. If the events dont draw people in, he doesnt make much money, he added. This year, fair attendance installed, Blake said. We have it, we paid for it, and it looks like nice flooring, he added. I just think its a waste of money to take this custom vinyl flooring and throw it away. District officials have yet to determine whether they will try to recover the costs from the architect. Administrators want to keep the schools flooring consistent. They want the classrooms carpeted. We are disappointed that this was done this way, Bortner said. It is our preference to have those classrooms carpeted. The renovation of the school also includes the addition of a new main entrance, guidance and nurses offices, an administration center and a gym. Work is expected to be completed by January. locals, but he isnt sure exactly what is there. Sterner said hes writing replies to the 13 letters he received expressing concern about the dump. None came from Adams County residents. He said the letters will point out the borough is not in violation at the dump site and that officials take historic preservation very seriously, as evidenced by the work theyre doing on the David Wills House and the Lincoln Train Station, for example. Both sites are being renovated as part of a plan to help draw more visitors downtown. He said the borough will budget money in 2003 to landscape the entrance to the site and look at w ay s to screen the other boundaries. dropped between 70 and 80 percent from last year. Attendance also dropped for the Labor Day rodeo, by about 20 percent, he said. Martin said he thinks other area events drew people away from his rodeo. Martin said he had a vision to hold both indoor and outdoor events at the Hunterstown Road property. He got things started by Hospitals HANOVER HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS Betty L. Mort, Hanover; John W. Murren, Hanover; Virginia P. Craumer, Hanover; Kenneth L. Halter, Littlestown; and Hazel H. McCoury, Hanover. DISCHARGES Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig M. Schriver, East Berlin; and Mrs. Robby V. Sebright and son, East Berlin. GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS Evelyn M. Brown, Gettysburg; and David E. Greene, New Windsor. DISCHARGES Andrew L. Cluster, Gettysburg; Willodean Higgs, Hanover; Evelyn W. Matthews, Littlestown; Belinda M. Omdorff, Gettysburg; Robert A. Peten-bnnk Jr., Gettysburg, Mamie D. Prevozmk and son, Gettysburg; and Jennifer N. Rolhenhoefer and daughter, Gettysburg. Police Log CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP POLICE FRIDAY 9.35 am. Police said Danielle Lee Avery, 19, of Hanover, was arrested on the Hanover Pike for a drug warrant. She was taken before District Justice Daniel Bowman and released on unsecured bail. STATE POLICEGETTYSBURG SUNDAY 10 p.m. State police are investigating a theft of property from a disabled vehicle belonging to Steve Reinheimer of Aspers. The vehicle was parked along Bull Valley Road In Tyrone Township. Police ask anyone that might have witnessed the theft Irom the silver Volkswagen Fox to contact them at 334-81 1 1 . MONDAY Police are Investigating an underage party last weekend that evolved Into a large amount of property, Including auto- TimmwwMTMaiw 1 would like to Thunk ; the staff, nurses, Drs. ' Henke, Sheehan and ; 1 Lieb, Pastor Cante, ' - Famili, Friends and ! Relatives for prayers, : cards and visits while a patient at the ; hospital and at home. Ncvin K. Wagner PINE RUN, INC RETIREMENT COMMUNITY 1 , , PINE RUN, INC 1880 Pine Run Rd. Abbottstown i Rt. 194 N through Abbottstown 2-112 miles to Pine Run Road on Left. w (717)259-8644 (800) 683-0706

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