News you can use: Weekly round-up for Sat., Aug. 17

What were some of the most-read stories you missed this week? Here’s our weekly round-up of things you should know. Miss last week’s review? Read it here.

This week, we had quite the handful of breaking news and crime/police stories. Here’s a few:

1. A Gettysburg man charged with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of military merchandise was formerly a sheriff’s deputy with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.

2. Police said that someone gained entry into the McSherrystown Moose Association Lodge #720 at 534 South St. and took an undetermined amount of money.

3. Alcohol and speed might have been factors in a crash that killed a 55-year-old man in Hamilton Township on Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Neighbors said Charles Ankney was friendly, pleasant and had a generous personality.

4. After several reports of a low-flying helicopter over the greater Hanover region, U.S. Army officials said the aircraft was “conducting a verified mission.A pedestrian heads north on Carlisle Street on Tuesday during the early morning rain.

5. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, 2.16 inches of rain had fallen in the previous 24 hours, reports Jim Worley, at the Hanover water treatment plant between Hanover and Littlestown. Several streets and roadways throughout the Hanover-Adams area were closed due to flooding.

6. Former Gettysburg Finance Director Ramona Overton was escorted from the borough building by a staff member after it was discovered that she was shredding documents, Borough Council president Michael Birkner said Wednesday.Ben Klunk displays the four-eared corn that he found on his family farm last week and has been keeping in a refrigerator since then.

7. This strange photo of a four-headed ear of corn right here in Hanover, Pa. made national headlines this week.

8. And from the even more-so odd news files of this week, a tuna boat exploded off the Oregon coast and the two cats on board swam to safety.

9. An immigrant support group based out of Hanover delivered half a cake to Rep. Scott Perry’s Gettysburg office this week.

Why only half of a cake? Members of the Hanover chapter of La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles said they wanted to show members of Congress that only half of the work on immigration reform has been done.

10. More than 100 men participating in the walk to support victims of domestic abuse staggered down the street together. The Hanover YWCA hosted the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march for the first time this year, raising more than $15,000 for the Safe Home program and the Still Waters shelter.

Photos of the week:
- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
- Littlestown Good Ole Days kicks off.
- Stonewell Studios opens in Hanover
- Novelty statue collection displayed in Pa., Md.
- Kidnapped Baby Press Conference

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2 Responses to News you can use: Weekly round-up for Sat., Aug. 17

  1. Ken says:

    When did the Evening Sun start a weekly highlight show?

    • kgordon says:

      Ken, we thought this would be an easy way for our readers to catch up on what they may have missed throughout the week. We understand not everybody consumes news 24/7, and articles of interest or importance to some could have not been seen by those who want to see them.

      If you have any input about this, please let me know — kgordon@eveningsun.com.

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