Friday Sep 12
New youth center honors fallen soldier
A new youth center at the Carlisle Barracks is named for a man who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. "It's difficult at times not to focus on the loss and to celebrate the life," Andrew's father, Colonel Scott McConnell said.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Jury goes into deliberations in Carlisle Pike Hess Express shooting death
She had been sweeping the floor like any other night at the Hess Express on Carlisle Pike, getting ready to close up shop in the moments before her death, First Assistant District Attorney Jaime Keating told a Cumberland County jury Thursday. "As a masked, hooded Tyler Bradshaw pointed a stolen, loaded gun directly at her, the terror that she must have felt, the aloneness that she must have felt, makes you wonder whether she even believed the words that were on her own bracelet that 'no one fights alone,'" Keating said in his closing arguments in the trial of Bradshaw and co-defendant Shante Rice.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Computer collection set for Saturday in Mechanicsburg
If so, mark your calendar for Saturday's recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Computer Ministry, 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg. Any computer-related equipment that's working will be accepted, including desk tops, monitors, printers, peripherals and software.
One charged in Carlisle Pike gas-station killing testifies against accused shooter, conspirator
Conway, 22, told a Cumberland County jury Tuesday morning that Bradshaw asked him to give him a ride from work, and mentioned he knew of a way to get some money, and "If I take him there, he'll hook me up." That was Nov. 18, 2012.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Cumberland Valley directors to discuss financing plans for building projects
The Cumberland Valley School Board will meet at 7 p.m. today in the district office boardroom, 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. The agenda includes a vote on salary adjustments for the Cumberland Valley Education Association contract settlement, and a resolution to recognize the Cumberland Valley Football Booster Club as an organization within the district in order for it to be issued a county Small Games of Chance license.
Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries
After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania , hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. According to Pennsylvania regulators , in order to give out member-donated seeds, the Simpson Seed Library would have to put around 400 seeds of each variety through impractical seed testing procedures in order to determine quality, germination rate, and so on.
A 45-year-old plan to end Harrisburg's commuter problem; and how little has changed
About 45-years-ago a local mayor proposed building a monorail across the Susquehanna River. This photo illustrates the idea.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Mechanicsburg man cited after allegedly yelling, gesturing at another vehicle
GREENE TOWNSHIP >> A Mechanicsburg man has been cited for careless driving and roadways laned for traffic after an incident on Interstate 81 on Sept. 4 which caused his vehicle to go off the road.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Man faces charges for deadly crash in 2012
According to police, on the night of October 5th, 2012, Glines activated his emergency brake to slow his car down, which caused his back tires to skid. Police say Glines then lost control of the car and skidded into a motorcycle operated by 65 Bradley Ketrow of Elliotsburg.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Upper Allen Twp. Fire Company To Host Specialized Training Program
This program will introduce students to features and firefighting operations in the five types of building construction. It will consist of classroom sessions focusing on building construction, fire behavior considerations, and firefighting strategies and tactics specific to each type of building class.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Mental health focus groups
Mental Health services for children are needed. There have been so many cuts in the last few years to services and supports that the amount of dollars to go around is limited.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Two charged in Cumberland County home burglary
Upper Allen Police charge two men in a Cumberland County burglary. It happened on May 9 at a home in the 300 block of Mt Allen Drive.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
2 arrested for trespassing on impound lot
Jeffrey S. Amos, of Mechanicsburg, and Laura F, Youngblood, of Lemoyne, were taken into custody Monday morning at GA Smith Towing in the first block block of S. Third Street, West Shore Regional police said.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Rite Aid robbery in Hampden Township
Hampden Township Police are investigating a robbery that took place just before 6:00 a.m. Thursday at the Rite Aid located along the 4900 block of Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
"Seedbank" by R. C. Johnson
"Seedbank" by R. C. Johnson - Gene Banks Pay Big Dividends to Agriculture, the Environment, and Human Welfare Johnson RC PLoS Biology Vol.
Two from Cumberland County sentenced for jewelry theft
A Cumberland County man and woman have admitted stealing $3,600 worth of jewelry at a July 4 family picnic in Montoursville, then selling it in Mechanicsburg.
Mechanicsburg's Rosemary House to host Fairy Festival
Children ages 3 and up are welcome to attend the Fairy Festival, which will be held over September 6 and 7 at the Rosemary House in Mechanicsburg.
Silver Spring Township police searching for man who stole laptop, bagels from Walmart
Police in Silver Spring Township say this man stole a laptop and a package of bagels from the Mechanicsburg Walmart.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Photo by Brian Ferry The west end of the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue is seen on Thursday.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Kidnapper duct tapes victim to chair in Cumberland County
A Mechanicsburg man is accused of duct taping his kidnapping victim to a chair inside a house in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.