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The coronavirus may have temporarily stopped us from gathering with our families, friends and churches. However, it has not kept the signs of spring from blooming in Shippensburg. The birds are happily chirping, providing us with sweet songs to help us through this difficult time, awaiting o…

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This story is part of our ongoing “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The hero of th…

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Sheetz, a major restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, recently announced the launch of a new Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal Bagz will be available all day starting Thursday, April…

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This story is part of our ongoing “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The heroes of …

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The Shippensburg Kids Events Committee has canceled the Easter at the Gazebo events that were scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 4, at the gazebo on West King Street.

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Orrstown Bank recognizes the financial challenges that many in our community are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly our small businesses. As an approved lender with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Orrstown Bank is committed to delivering assistance …

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President Donald J. Trump declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal assistance to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that began Jan. 20.

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Citing the sweeping economic impact of the governor’s COVID-19 business closure order, Sen. Dave Arnold (R-48) is backing legislation that would allow for waivers for construction activities that use appropriate mitigation measures to prevent exposure to the virus.

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Commerce Car Wash off of Baltimore Road in Shippensburg always encourages passersby with various messages on its sign. A recent message provided an uplifting message for Bryson Byers, 9, of Shippensburg, as he undergoes treatment for a brain tumor. Bryson has completed chemotherapy, and is c…

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The Wolf administration is removing barriers for pharmacies to provide services for Pennsylvanians in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Gov. Tom Wolf has granted a request from the Pennsylvania Department of State to suspend certain pharmacy regulations to enable more flexible and available…

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Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater along Carlisle Street and Totem Pole Playhouse in Caledonia have posted messages of hope and encouragement for passersby to heed during these troubling times. The Majestic was closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and its message simply asks everyone t…

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Spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, and bright blooms are emerging from the soil. But it doesn’t feel quite like spring. It’s unsettling, as most of us are hunkered down inside of our homes hoping to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And when we aren’t at home, we have to m…

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The NAACP is focused on ensuring a full and accurate count amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through their Black Census Week efforts. The week will consist of various activities to ensure communities of color, specifically Black populations, are informed about the Census and fill it o…

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners issued a resolution on Friday, March 20, urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly to postpone the Primary Election on Tuesday, April 28, and prohibit the primary to occur entirely through absentee and mail-in ballots, specifically directing t…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reopening indoor facilities at 23 select rest areas across Pennsylvania to all motorists, including the 13 facilities in critical locations that were reopened March 18 with portable restrooms and hand-washing facilities.

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 and the conclusion of the Springfield Road series. Part 1 was published on the front page of the Thursday, March 19, edition of The News-Chronicle. I apologize for having to move the article due to coronavirus coverage and production schedule changes.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency Tuesday due to COVID-19. As presumed positive cases of COVID-19 exist in Cumberland County, the commissioners made this decision for the health and safety of our county employees and residents. 

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More than 100 4-H participants gathered for a weekend of fun educational activities at the Southeastern 4-H Regional Winter Retreat from Feb. 21 through 23.

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The Executive Leadership of the Capitol Theatre Center is monitoring the evolving threat of the coronavirus. Our first priority - now and always - is the health and safety of our patrons, employees and our community. As a precautionary measure, the Capitol Theatre Center is closed to the gen…

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Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the fun and recreational health benef…

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Maggie and John Speicher and their niece, Mary Swartz, support Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Co. by making hoagies once a month for the company’s Soup & Hoagie Sale, held the first Saturday of every month through April at the Old Firehouse on High Street in Newburg. The next sale, whic…

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Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater has announced all public events at the theater are canceled through March 31 effective immediately. This action is taken in light of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendation that Pennsylvan…