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Peters Township has another West Nile positive

HARRISBURG>> Another sample of adult mosquitoes trapped in Peters Township has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

County hires firm to post land records online

There is also an annual hosting fee of approximately $9,000, but this will be offset by a user subscription fee.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County area police log

UNION TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY >> Ten firearms were stolen from a Union Township home on Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Gettysburg.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Civic digest: Alumni & Friends car show, Patriot FCU cash donations

Frank Grafe, Allentown, won the President's Choice award for a Cobra Replica hand-made tricycle he showed July 5 at the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association car show in McConnellsburg.

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Related Topix: McConnellsburg, PA, Chevrolet Corvette, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, Chevrolet, Ford F150, Ford, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Waynesboro man hits 31st gallon mark of donated blood

WAYNESBORO >> Edward Kisslak, of Waynesboro, just donated his 31st gallon of blood during the community blood drive at the Waynesboro American Legion.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

TMCnet

Chambersburg Uses Fiber Optics Cable to Improve Traffic

Despite the proliferation of advanced technologies, modeling the uncertainty of traffic conditions is still a challenge especially for big cities.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Young Republican chair Josh Bussard leaves group

CHAMBERSBURG>> Josh Bussard, former chairman of the Franklin County Young Republicans, has left the group and registered as a Libertarian.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

St. Thomas Dollar General targets August opening

A company spokesman said the store is targeting a soft opening on Aug. 27 and official grand opening with prizes and giveaways scheduled for Sept.

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PennLive.com

Hiker accused of pulling knife on man along Appalachian Trail in Franklin County

A hiker was criminally charged Saturday after state police said he was accused of pulling a knife on another hiker along the Appalachian Trail in Caledonia State Park.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Burning of Chambersburg draws in almost 10,000 people

CHAMBERSBURG >> This year's 150th commemoration of the Burning of Chambersburg focused on not only the burning but also the rebirth of the town.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

A day in the life of Franklin County Probation

Douglas Wilburne, a six year veteran with the Franklin County probation department, visits locals homes on Wednesday.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Window to History: The Burning of Chambersburg

This is a bird's eye view from the Market House, known today as the borough hall on South Second Street, looking toward the center of town in 1864.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Railroad, PA, Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Pageant commemorates 1864 Burning of Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG >> The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the burning of the borough of Chambersburg got off under gray skies, the entire pageant teased with spitting rain on candy-colored umbrellas set off by the theatrical smoke, flames and crash of artillery Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Fire, Greencastle, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County is this?

Where in Franklin County is this snowy scene? Call Robin at 717-262-4774 or email rlayton@publicopinionnews.com.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

PennDOT closes two roads for major repairs

The local maintenance office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is taking on two major projects this summer.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Renfrew Museum to have rebuilt summer kitchen, oven on property

WAYNESBORO >> Franklin County Commissioners have awarded a $45,900 grant to Renfrew Museum to rebuild an existing summer kitchen and add to it a beehive style bake oven.

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Related Topix: Renfrew, PA, Libraries, Waynesboro, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Next step in the county West Nile program: Going after skeeter holes

Scherer, coordinator of the county West Nile virus program, is planning to work with municipalities to control the spread of West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

PennLive.com

Pa. court backs 6- to 12-year prison term for teen who committed armed robbery

A Franklin County man who was 17 when he staged what a judge described as a frightening armed robbery at a Chambersburg pharmacy has failed to convince the state Superior Court to overturn the 6- to 12-year prison term he is serving.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County hospitals may not face Medicare penalties

CHAMBERSBURG >> Franklin County's two hospitals may not be penalized under a federal program designed to reduce infections and complications, according to the state's hospital association.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Chambersburg, PA, Medicare, Health, Waynesboro, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

EDITORIAL: The 1864 burning of Chambersburg resonates today

No student should be allowed to graduate from Chambersburg schools without being able to give the date of the town's most infamous day: the burning of Chambersburg.

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