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8 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County is this?

In this photo from Jeff Crist, you may need to look at it for a bit. Notice a familiar landmark? What event would have flooded this area? Call Robin at 262-4774 and leave a message, spelling your name, please.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

15 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Project Big Love to be held Aug. 2

MONT ALTO >> Project Big Love, an outreach program for Franklin County residents, is less than a month away and organizers are hoping to tie up a few loose ends with the preparation and kick off.

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Related Topix: Mont Alto, PA, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Burning of Chambersburg: Preserved in words

Alexander McClure, editor of the Franklin Repository in Chambersburg, wrote on Aug. 4, 1864, to The Press in defense of Chambersburg residents whose courage was "persistently censured and defamed" in the New York Tribune, New York Herald and Philadelphia Bulletin after the burning of part of the town.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, McClure, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

PennLive.com

Heroin, LSD found during traffic stop on I-81, cops say

State police said they found LSD and heroin after stopping a motorist for erratic driving on Interstate 81 in Franklin County.

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WPMT-TV York

Man robs Uni-Mart in Franklin County

Police say the Uni-Mart along the 7300 block of Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township was robbed by gunpoint around 9:00 p.m. Friday night.

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WGAL-TV Lancaster

State Rep.: "If we can keep people from their own stupidity, it's going to save lives."

The man police say swerved into oncoming traffic and hit Demko, Thomas Gallagher Jr., had been convicted of DUI once before.

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Related Topix: Adams County, PA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Marriage licenses issued in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG >> The following marriage license applications dated July 1 to 8, 2014, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Bob Odenkirk, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Police log

CHAMBERSBURG >> An unidentified Chambersburg resident was a victim of an online loan fraud scam, according to Chambersburg police.

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

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Hundreds still without power Wednesday from Tuesday storm

Paul Wise cleans the yard at his home on New Franklin Road, Guilford Township. Strong winds from a Tuesday evening storm swept through a section of New Franklin, taking out trees and downing power lines.

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Related Topix: Franklin, PA, Bedford County, PA, Fulton County, PA, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Chambersburg Heritage Center celebrates 10th anniversary

Dave Sciamanna, President of Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, recognizes Ryan Shank, left, for his Chambersburg t-shirt design, "Rise Up," during a 10 year Chambersburg Heritage Center recognition event Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Authority seeks grant for Kensington Heights sewer connections

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP >> The Hamilton Township Municipal Authority is applying for an $85,000 grant to help low- to moderate-income households connect to public sewer.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Cathy Dusman reinstated as assistant superintendent

Her attorney, Jack Sharpe said he is advising her to return to work on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Jeffrey Miles murder trial preparations continued with pretrial conference

CHAMBERSBURG >> Jeffrey Miles will have his second murder trial in a year as planned, a pre-trial conference determined Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Summit Health Bike Club rides roads in support of women's health

Summit Health's Breast Fairy, seated in her hot pink Volkswagen, led the pack June 21 as more than 150 cyclists began the fourth annual Franklin County Century Breast Cancer Ride.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health, Medicine, Breast Cancer, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Siblings compete in showing goats at the fair

Siblings Audra, 10, Heather, 13, and Reese Hissong, 15, won big at the goat show, with trophies in breed standard and showmanship.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Mercersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Ribbon to be cut July 16 for Franklin County's first Little Free Library

Franklin County's first Little Free Library, sponsored by Conococheague Institute in Welsh Run, will open with a ribbon cutting July 16. The library, measuring four square feet, is located in the back yard of a home at 11810 Mercersburg Road, Mercersburg, at the crossroads of Pa.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Mercersburg, PA, McKean, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Lawn and Garden: Protect yourself from West Nile virus

Standing water in a discarded bird bath is a perfect breeding ground for hundreds of mosquitos.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Home Gardening, Home, York County, PA, Entomology, Science, Opinion

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Rapidly-moving storm slams Franklin County

A car on New Franklin Road burned after a live wire fell on it during the storm.

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Related Topix: Blue Ridge Summit, PA, Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

CASD plans special board meeting for Wednesday

CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg Area school board will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss ongoing litigation regarding former administrator Cathy Dusman.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Greencastle native crowned Franklin County Fair Queen 2014

CHAMBERSBURG >> Beaming in a floor-length pink sequined gown, Brittany Newlin of Greencastle was crowned this year's Franklin County Fair Queen.

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Related Topix: Greencastle, PA, Chambersburg, PA, St. Thomas, PA, Shippensburg, PA, Fayetteville, PA, Opinion

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