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9 hrs ago | Pocono Record

Junior academy prepares teenagers to be firefighters

The study on how fires burn was just one part his week at the ninth annual Junior Firefighter Academy held this week near Chambersburg.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Fire

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Some thoughs on race for Pa. governor

I nearly spit out my coffee on July 17 when I read that there was someone actually defending Gov. Tom Corbett.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Ed Rendell, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County area police log

GREENE TOWNSHIP >> Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, are searching for an unidentified man they believe robbed Pit Stop early Sunday morning.

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

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Marion man found guilty of sexual assaulting girl

CHAMBERSBURG >> Howard Wesley Weedon III was found guilty of six charges relating to the sexual abuse of a minor.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Marion, PA, Opinion

ABC 27

State police investigate robbery in Greene Township

State police are investigating a robbery that happened Sunday at a convenience store in Greene Township, Franklin County.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County is this?

CHAMBERSBURG >> Last week's photo was a postcard owned by local historian Mike Marotte.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Marriage licenses issued in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG >> The following marriage license applications dated July 15 to 22, 2014, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Gov. Corbett to visit Chambersburg Thursday

His campaign visit comes three weeks after Democratic challenger Tom Wolf spoke to small business owners in downtown Chambersburg and attended a local fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Enoch Brown Massacre commemorated Saturday

In 1764, Franklin County was the frontier of colonial America, inhabited by Scots-Irish, German, Irish, and Welsh immigrants and remained the hunting grounds of Native American tribes, in particular the Lenni Lenape, known also as the Delaware.

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Related Topix: Lenni, PA, Home, Home Listing, Greencastle, PA, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Korean War veteran has seen the world

Dick Hoover, Fort Loudon, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Hoover handled his security dog, Pess, during his service.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Fort Loudon, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Prison, Dogs, Pets, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

CASD buying automatic external defibrillators for all schools

The school board on Wednesday approved the $28,710 purchase for the AED units and alarmed cases they will be stored in, plus an additional $4,350 for pediatric pads to go with each.

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Related Topix: Reading, PA, Family, Kids, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Education Etc., Chambersburg, PA, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Restaurant roundup: Franklin County area dining news

FRANKLIN COUNTY >> There have been a number of changes in ownership in local restaurants lately, as well as developments on new restaurants and an official announcement on Restaurant Week in Hagerstown.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Weedon Trial: Defense presents case, argues teen made up accusations

CHAMBERSBURG >> The defense took over later in the morning Thursday, during day two of the Howard Wesley Weedon III trial.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Another tropical disease joins a spreading West Nile virus

HARRISBURG >> West Nile virus is being detected early and often this summer, at the same time that the Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning about another mosquito-borne illness.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Chambersburg, PA, Guilford, PA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County academy prepares teens to be firefighters

Franklin County's Jr. firefighters get dress for a training exercise at the Franklin County Public Safety Training Center on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Fire, Opinion

York Dispatch

Project Big Love to give free sneakers, backpacks in Dillsburg Saturday.

About 2,500 backpacks, stuffed with highlighters, pencils, paper and other school supplies are tucked into a storage area at Mountain Ridge Church in Dillsburg.

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Related Topix: Dillsburg, PA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

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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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Adams County, PA, Gettysburg, PA, Opinion

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

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