A Newville man has been charged with the physical and verbal abuse of his 15-year-old adopted son, while his previously charged wife now faces additional abuse charges.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday that work hours have been adjusted for a 12.3-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that it will hold a public input hearing on Thursday, May 20, at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University for the purpose of collecting testimony on the application of the Parx mini casino.
The former Hamilton-Myers VFW Post 6070 Home Association canteen manager has been charged with theft of funds in the amount of $258,158.14, along with the theft of a $4,499 mower that belonged to the post.
Area residents opposed to the sale of the Cumberland County-owned Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Carlisle rallied last week in hopes county commissioners will “pause the plan,” and consider all options to keep the home under county control. They especially feel it is not in…
Congratulations to the three winners of our Word Search contest! Each winner will receive 3 free months of a subscription to the Newville Valley Times-Star or Shippensburg News-Chronicle! Winners were chosen randomly on Monday from all correct entries received.
Janelle Kayla Crossley of Newville knows the pain that can be associated with identifying as transgender. She hid her identity for 51 years before coming out to the world and transitioning to her true self.
The former Lowe’s Home Improvement store building on South Conestoga Drive in Shippensburg Township is Greenwood Racing’s newly proposed location for its mini casino, according to recent filings with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) and the municipality.
A 14-year-old Amish boy died three days after suffering serious injuries when he was thrown from the horse-and-buggy he was riding in along U.S. 11 in Shippensburg on March 3.
Pennsylvania State Police have released details on a horse-and-buggy crash that injured three members of the Amish community, two of them seriously, Wednesday morning.
Jonathan “JT” Kuhn spent his short life on this earth giving back to others. The promising Big Spring athlete sadly passed away nearly two years ago at age 16, but his selfless decision to become an organ donor has kept his spirit and legacy alive in six other people.
Local post office personnel say they aren’t currently experiencing staffing issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while many area residents have complained about missing mail and packages for several days or weeks. Other local postal employees have resigned from their posts due to reported fr…
The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (“PNGAS”) and its PNGAS Business Action Council (“EAC”), chaired by Brig. Gen. (Retired) Wilbur E. Wolf III, are pleased to announce details for the Jan. 27 PNGAS Virtual Job Fair, to be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All job seekers are welcome …
Big Spring Middle School FFA students and staff brought the Pennsylvania Farm Show to Newville last week as they celebrated local agriculture with the new virtual event that was altered due to the pandemic.
The Big Spring School District administration has moved secondary level students to a more rigorous four-day schedule of instruction as officials continue to monitor the community and regional spread of the coronavirus.
Dr. Richard Fry has spent the past 16 years instilling a sense of pride in Big Spring students, staff, administration and the community as a whole.
Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (CNRC) recently reported that since Friday, Dec. 4, an additional four residents passed away, bringing the total to 20 deaths due to COVID-19.
Last week, Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry issued an update to parents of all elementary-level students, noting the district is moving all three elementary schools to an all-virtual instruction schedule that began Monday, Dec. 14.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that on Thursday evening, he received his second negative PCR test since his diagnosis that was released last Wednesday afternoon.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine last week implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation orders and stricter efforts announced on Thursday.
Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry issued a video update Friday for all district families outlining the district’s diligent efforts to keep buildings open as COVID cases soar in the community around it.
The Big Spring School Board learned Monday night the district administration is continuing to battle the unknowns associated with the COVID pandemic in efforts to keep schools open as other area districts have been forced to close buildings and return to an all-virtual education model.
Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (CNRC) recently announced this week that 19 additional residents and four employees tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 23 residents and four employees since testing began last Thursday. The county reported four positive resident ca…
The “Wrap Them in Warmth” coat drive will return once again this year to help the needy children of the Newville area and the Big Spring School District. New and slightly used winter coats will be collected through Dec. 12, in specially marked receptacles placed at these locations:
One-hundred years ago, on Nov. 1, 1920, John Walter “Jack” Hunter of Newville was born in Philadelphia to the late Victoria Ann and Walter Clayton Hunter.
Witches, fairies, baby sharks, Superman and even President Trump gathered along Glebe Avenue Saturday afternoon for a free Halloween Party hosted by Jeff Bouder Insurance.
Danny Kissel of Newville has chiseled his way into the pumpkin carving world over the last six years, and his lifelike sculptures are getting him noticed.
Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kevin Roberts discussed the consideration to move to Tier 3 at the elementary level during Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting.
The Big Spring School Board received COVID-related guidelines updates from Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry during the Oct. 5 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Big Spring High School seniors Jocelyn Rumsey-Hebe, left, and Brendan Morris-Dice, right, were crowned as BSHS’ 2020 Homecoming Queen and King prior to the varsity football game against the Camp Hill Lions Friday at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs fell to the Lions by a 28-14 final score.
Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Cumberland County residents in three precincts will vote in temporary locations for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, due to COVID-19. Voters in four additional precincts will go back to original locations; while two precincts have permanent changes, due to a building closure and spac…
Every tradition has to begin somewhere, and one of the men that helped lay the foundation for the tradition in Big Spring wrestling was John Dunsmore.
A second half goal line stand helped the Big Spring Bulldogs stave off the James Buchanan Rockets in their season opener Friday at Bulldog Stadium, 20-6.
Officer Shawn Gutshall of the Newville Police Department has chosen a promising four-legged partner in the field, thanks to support from the borough and community.
Senior Night for student athletes can sneak up on you. Before you know it, you are walking across the field for the last time as a high-schooler.
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…
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: