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Friends, family, and the girls of the Big Spring Volleyball Team are joining forces to sponsor a benefit chicken BBQ and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trinity Fellowship Center in Walnut Bottom.  All monies raised will go to Big Spring grad Chuck Witter of Penn Township and his family fo…

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Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89) paid tribute Oct. 15 to his predecessor, Rep. Jeff Coy who passed away June 4. Coy represented the 89th Legislative District in Franklin and Cumberland counties from 1982 to 2004. During his tenure, he served as both Democratic Caucus chairman and secretary.

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A pickup truck was destroyed by flames at 3:02 p.m. Monday, in the area of 80 W. Burd St. in Shippensburg Borough. Upon arrival of the first unit on the scene, firefighters found flames and smoke coming from the engine compartment of the truck. The fire was brought under control in approxima…

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Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) and the Franklin County Public Safety Training Center (FCPSTC) came to an agreement Sept. 27 to provide fire and rescue training for 12th grade students within the six school districts of Franklin County.

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Acting Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick recently announced that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 153rd graduating cadet class.

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A Harrisburg man recently pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H…

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David Rice resigned as principal of Shippensburg Area Middle School late last week for family-related reasons, according to an announcement Monday by Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson.

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This weekend’s Fall Fling was a great way to usher in the fall season with hay rides, pumpkins, live music and great food. Held on the grounds of Southampton (Cumberland) Township’s Community Center in Cleversburg, the annual event saw more than 100 children and their families turn out for s…

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Shippensburg Township has tentatively agreed to acquire the property located at 300 Britton Road for roughly $200,000. The property, which sits in between the northern and southern portion of Shippensburg Township Park along Fogelsanger Road, was once home to the family of Col. James Burd.

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A 29-year-old Chambersburg woman was killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred along Interstate 81 North at mile marker 28.2 in Southampton (Cumberland) Township.

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Orrstown Financial Services Inc., the bank holding company for Orrstown Bank based in Shippensburg, announced the successful closing of the previously announced acquisition of Mercersburg Financial Corp. this month. In connection with the holding company merger, Mercersburg’s banking subsidi…

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Hard work has paid off for four Shippensburg University students who have pushed their way to the top 20 percent of all ROTC cadets from nearly 1,000 colleges and universities across the country.

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced recently that 20 previously deported aliens were indicted separately Sept. 26 by a federal grand jury for illegal re-entry into the United States. These matters arose in counties throughout the District inc…

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently announced that Nagy Mohamed Abdelhamed, 68, of York,was indicted on Sept. 19, by a federal grand jury on one count of healthcare fraud and six counts of false statements in health care matters. The indictmen…

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The Shippensburg Area School board discussed four items of business at its Monday work session: bus discipline policy, dress code policy, old kitchen equipment and an update to their Flagship Proud projects, which include a renovated high school entrance and auditorium as well as a new multi…

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Millan-Miranda, 31, of Lebanon was sentenced recently to 151 months’ imprisonment and five years’ supervised release by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, III for various drug tr…

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CeaseFirePA is pleased that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed HB 2060 by a vote of 131-62. This bill takes important steps to disarm domestic abusers and make Pennsylvania families safer. CeaseFirePA has been proud to stand with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Dome…

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In response to a Sept. 20 Ed Sheaffer article in the News-Chronicle about Gettel's Graveyard off of Neil Road in Southampton (Cumberland) Township, the township revealed that its staff did clean up the abandoned cemetery in the spring. Supervisor Butch O'Donnell said a lot of brush was clear…

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Five vehicles were involved in an accident around 6:28 a.m. last Thursday, at the intersection of Mount Rock Road and Molly Pitcher Highway North, Southampton (Franklin) Township, Shippensburg. The accident involved a tractor-trailer, two pickup trucks and two passenger cars. One person repo…

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The male operator of the pictured motorcycle suffered moderate to serious injuries when his motorcycle left the road for unknown reasons around 1 p.m. last Wednesday at the intersection of Mud Level and Britton roads, in Southampton (Cumberland) Township. The operator was transported to Holy…

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Drug overdose deaths have surpassed auto accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths, both in the nation and in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has the 5th worst drug overdose mortality rate in the nation. Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background.  

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Calvin Lee Shoap was born on Walnut Bottom Road near Shippensburg on May 6, 1899, to Joseph and Rebecca (Laughery) Shoap. Calvin's father was a railroad construction foreman and the family moved frequently. According to one newspaper article, they lived in Martinsburg, Williamsport, Chambers…

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Aug. 20 that Raymond Patrick Snyder, 35, of York, Pennsylvania was charged in a criminal information on Aug. 17, with embezzlement of funds by a bank employee.

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Fire Chief Dave Ocker of the Cumberland Valley Hose Co. urged the borough to reconsider consolidating the Shippensburg Fire Department at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Sheri Woodall, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, presented a new index in which the state will be holding schools accountable at its Sept. 24 school board meeting.

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently announced that Hollis Lee Ball, 45, of Virginia, was sentenced Sept. 24 by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones III to 235 months’ imprisonment followed by a life term of supervised release for p…

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Shippensburg University students last Wednesday experienced a night with comedian W. Kamau Bell for a Day of Human Understanding.

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Bearding Man is pleased to announce Bearding Man Returns, their 4th annual Facial Hair Competition. After a brief hiatus, Bearding Man is back on Oct. 13, at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.