Month: April 2016

Fasnacht guilty

Former Code Enforcement Officer must pay fines and court costs

By Joan Schwer, Correspondent

POTTSVILLE- The continuation of the March 22 summary trial of the ‘Commonwealth vs Fasnacht’ was held April 15 with Magisterial District Judge James K. Reiley presiding.
Although the Commonwealth had rested its case March 22, the defense was broken off due to the required attendance of the Commonwealth’s attorney at a trial in the County Courthouse.
Attorney Shane Hobbs began to question Gerald Fasnacht, starting where he was entering the building, as a way of reviewing the end of the March 22 proceedings. Fasnacht testified he entered the Clay Street building and was assaulted by Cheryl Wiscount, who he said he did not know, and then by her husband, Michael. She ran into my right side, said Fasnacht and I asked her why.


Helen I. Lahr

Helen Irene Lahr, 90, of Rise Street in Halifax died Sunday, April 10 at Spring Creek Health and Rehab Center, Harrisburg.

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Josephine H. Lenker

Josephine H. “Jo” Lenker 94, of Valley View and Harrisburg, died at the Manor at Susquehanna Village in Millersburg, on Monday, April 4, 2016.

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Tri-Valley earns Halifax crown


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Upper Dauphin’s Autumn Walker stretches out to get the throw as Line Mountain’s Sierra Bobb goes for second during Tri-Valley League softball action on April 13 at Line Mountain High School. Upper Dauphin would get the win in this matchup 17-2 in four innings.

HALIFAX – The Tri-Valley Lady Bulldogs are the 2016 Halifax Wildcats tournament champions, defeating host team Halifax in the semifinals and then Millersburg in the finals.
Tri-Valley made the finals by defeating host team Halifax 15-4 on the strength of an 18-hit attack against the Wildcats. Kat Sherry had a double among her three hits while seven other Bulldogs had two hits each in the win.

Jacey Roth got the win on the mound for Tri-Valley.
Millersburg only needed four innings to reach the tournament finals, scoring 11 runs in the fourth inning to beat Lancaster Mennonite 16-1.
Lacy Strait had a triple in her three hits for the Indian win, followed by Mariah Armor with three hits and three RBI, making it smooth sailing for Lindsay Casner on the mound.
In the finals, Tri-Valley jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and was paced by Madisyn Horn and Karlee Klinger with two-run doubles in the first inning.
Taryn Herb was the top hitter for Millersburg with a double.


Sunshine Law violation probed

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor

VALLEY VIEW – A possible Sunshine Law violation was brought to light by Hegins Township resident Darrell Huntsinger during the monthly township meeting held Wednesday, April 4.
Huntsinger said he filed a right to know request for the audio recording from the January 6, 2016 reorganization meeting, but Cathy Moyer, the right to know officer for the township mistakenly gave him the January 2014 recording.