Gov. Tom Wolf Monday vetoed House Bill 2787, which would have mandated that school fall activities be under the sole jurisdiction of local school districts. This bill is superfluous given that local school governing bodies already have authority but it restricts state and local officials’ ab…
A tractor-trailer and its contents, all electronic goods, were consumed by flames around 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday at the Blue Mountain Service Plaza along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Newburg.
Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry released the following letter to district families last week concerning a positive case of the coronavirus in Big Spring Middle School:
The Big Spring School District’s E-rate Fiber Project, a plan to provide the district with better efficient internet, has begun, and is planned for completion by spring of 2021.
The Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public roundtable discussion in Shippensburg last Tuesday, at the request of State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), to receive feedback on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Veterans’ clubs, as well as charitable and service organizations.
Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry released the following letter to district families this week concerning a positive case of the coronavirus in Big Spring Middle School:
A barn and its contents were destroyed by flames last Friday morning on the property of Jones Harvesting LLC at 75 Goodyear Road in West Pennsboro Township, Newville.
Haley Fraker, a junior at Big Spring High School, and her sister, Alyssa, an 8th grader at Big Spring Middle School prepared to hit the books from home last week as the 2020-21 school year went underway. Haley was up bright and early, while Alyssa posed from the comfort of her bed as she did…
The fall season is upon us, and what better way to usher in the cooler weather than by wandering through a corn maze, especially a maze that has been designed as one of Newville’s most popular landmarks.
Captain Heather Franzoni and Chief Shawn Hartsock of Shippensburg Area EMS spoke with Newville Borough Council via Zoom last Tuesday to discuss the purchase of a new paramedic unit.
Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council members Allen Dieterich-Ward and Jim Stanton proposed an idea to develop a potential rail-trail museum in the Newville community to council last Tuesday.
As a way to spark up excitement for the new school year, Newville community churches continued their six-year streak hosting the Back to School Bash Sunday at the Newville Community Park to provide free school supplies for Big Spring Students, along with free food and fun activities.
The Harbor, a sober bar and recovery house in Shippensburg, held a prayer vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, Aug. 31.
Big Spring School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Roberts presented a 30-page document to the school board last monday that extensively outlined positive feedback and concerns from staff members, and what the upcoming school year will look like at BSSD.
Sen. Doug Mastriano of PA’s 33rd Senatorial District hosted a live Tele-town Hall meeting last Tuesday to discuss any feedback residents would like to address. The meeting was also live-streamed via social media.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced last week that Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry will be celebrated virtually for the 2021 PA Farm Show, with no in-person events or competitions, to mitigate against COVID-19.
The operator of a tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at UPMC Pinnacle-Carlisle after crashing into three parked tractor-trailers near the rest area along Interstate 81 in Penn Township last Thursday night.
Margaret Butts of Newville is a friend and neighbor of mine. We have lived across Mount Road Road from each other since the mid-1980s when our families purchased mid-1700’s stone houses. Because we were busy raising our children and tending to our own jobs and activities, neighborly visits w…
Newville Police Chief Todd Koser presents a Certificate of Appreciation to police clerk Vickie Negley who retired Aug. 14 after serving the department from 2007 to 2020. See next week’s Valley Times-Star for more on Negley’s years with the police department.
The Borough of Newville’s Community Action and Fountain Festival committees have opted to cancel the annual Halloween Parade and the postponed Fountain Festival in light of the many unknowns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Newville police conducted a search warrant at a residence along Pennsylvania Avenue on July 13, in relation to the sale of narcotics.
A Carlisle man accused of killing the two mothers of his children excitedly confessed to both murders during an interview at the Cumberland County Prison, borough police contend.
With students soon heading back to school, the House Education Committee convened a two-day hearing last week to gather testimony about the challenges of safely reopening schools this fall from a variety of education advocates and organizations.
Newville Borough’s new Economic Development Authority and the Prospect Handling Committee will be working closely to breathe new life into the town with goals to attract new small businesses and redevelopment projects.
In 1883, John Skinner Elliott founded the J.S. Elliott Coffee Co. in the kitchen of his home at 109 Big Spring Avenue in Newville. As his business expanded, he constructed a two-story building for the coffee company at the rear of his property. The first floor housed the roasting furnace and…
With the start of school -- whatever that may look like -- just around the corner, the Route 11 Cruz’n invited local car enthusiasts to kick back, relax and show off their rides in an effort to raise money to feed area students.
The Department of Public Safety, Cumberland County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s Department, officials from the U.S. Army Garrison-Carlisle Barracks, and law enforcement officers from surrounding counties, honored K-9 Brutus Friday during a memorial service at the Cumberland County Law Enforc…
The Big Spring School District is set to open Sept. 8 with a blended schedule and extensive health and safety measures in place to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The John Graham Library in Newville is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 1, with two virtual special events. At 11 a.m., there will be a program on the history of the library. At 1:30 p.m., all kids and families are welcome at a virtual library birthday party. There will b…
When God whispers in your ear…it’s a good sign that he has something good to share. That’s what happened when two ladies from the Newburg First Church of God had the same idea, but hadn’t yet talked to one another. Megan Pryor and Lisa Laughlin both enjoy gardening and thought it would be a …
Many members of the Upper Frankford Volunteer Fire Co. worked hard in the scorching heat over the weekend to provide the community with staple fair food since the pandemic caused the company to cancel its largest fundraiser.
The following are the minutes recorded from the June 30 Newville Borough Council meeting, as posted on the borough’s website, www.newvilleborough.com.
The Newville Lions Club held a chicken, ribs and wings BBQ fundraiser with safety guidelines in place at the Lions Community Fairgrounds at 433 Shippensburg Road on Saturday, July 11.
Route 11 Cruz’n and the Pepsi Cola Plant of Newville visited the Vigilant Hose Co. of Shippensburg last Friday afternoon to donate a pallet of bottled water to the three Shippensburg fire companies and Shippensburg Area EMS.
Potatoes are once again growing under the earth in the garden outside of the Hamilton-Myers VFW Post 6070 along Greenspring Road in Newville.
Directors of the Big Spring School District School Board voted 6-3 on June 22 to pass the final 2020-21 budget with a 2.5 percent tax hike.
Several area firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and one was injured by a hoseline while attempting to fight a barn fire at 70 Aspers Road in Lower Mifflin Township at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, June 30.
Many fire and EMS companies attended the funeral service for Gregory A. Bretzman, former Firefighter and Fire Chief of The Mount Holly Springs Fire Co. and former Fire Chief of Dickinson Township, Saturday.