2011-10-13 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 19, 1991


A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a building housing Clevenger’s Trucking along old Route 30 in Ayr Township, just west of the Mc- Connellsburg borough line, late Monday, October 7. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the building was fully engulfed and firefighters from McConnellsburg, Needmore, Hustontown and Mercersburg and the JLG fire brigade attempted to keep the blaze from spreading to the house adjacent to the building. The trucking building was located just across the driveway from the former Safari Beverage Beer Distributorship. That building was destroyed in a $400,000 fire on the night of January 30, 1989.

JLG Industries shot up Tuesday on news that an investors group had made an offer to acquire the entire company in a friendly takeover bid. In over-the-counter trading Tuesday, JLG stock traded 29,100 shares, more than six times its usual daily volume to finish at $13 per share, up 2-3/4 dollars on the day. An investor group which in July offered to buy a stake in JLG is now prepared to acquire the entire company in a friendly offer. A lawyer with the New York law firm Adler and Associates, which is representing the group, wouldn’t identify the group’s members. He said the members already hold just under 5 percent of JLG.

Although pumpkins are plentiful this year, the sizes are not that of Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin due to the long summer drought.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Younker of Big Cove Tannery announce the engagement of their daughter, Susie, to Tony Powell, son of Leroy and Nancy Powell of Warfordsburg.

Deaths: Bernard Zeitler, Warfordsburg; Catharine Mellott, McConnellsburg; Gary Parson, Shade Gap; Betty Sheeder, Hancock; Hazel Barnhart, Greencastle; Erma Waugh, Hancock; Ruby Grove, Warfordsburg; Mayme Helman, McConnellsburg; M. Dolores Mendler, Harrisburg; Martha Hixon, Hancock; Nettie Ray, Chambersburg; Sophia Hutzell, Boonsboro.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore III of Mercersburg on October 1.

Lisa Ashley and Anthony Helman were united in marriage August 31 at Knobsville Church of the Brethren. Parents of the couple are Raymond and Alma Ashley of Mc- Connellsburg, John and Norma Helman and Carla Helman.

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