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  1. 'The King and I' auditions March 1 in HagerstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    HAGERSTOWN, MD >> Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater, 44 N. Potomac St. rear, on March 1 will have auditions for its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I." Auditions will begin at 3 p.m. for children and at 6 for adults. Callbacks and additional auditions, if needed, will be at 6 p.m. March 2. The show features roles for three women, four men, two boys and a large singing and dancing ensemble of children, wives, royal dancers, priests and Amazons.

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  2. JoyEl installs 2015 officers, directorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    GREENCASTLE >> Joy El Camps & Retreats and Joy El Generation of Greencastle, which provides the Released Time Bible Program, 4.12 Leadership Training Program and camping programs, in January installed its 2015 board of directors. Incoming board chair is Ron LaMascus, Chambersburg.

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  3. Forecast: Coldest nights of winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Waves of arctic air will bring the lowest temperatures and the harshest conditions of the winter starting late this week, according to AccuWeather. The coldest night so far this year was Jan. 8 when the thermometer in Shippensburg read 4 degrees, according to Timothy Hawkins, Shippensburg University earth science professor.

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  4. Skull nearly sold as Gettysburg soldier's is 700 years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Experts say a skull nearly auctioned off as that of a Civil War soldier killed at Gettysburg is actually more than 700 years old and from the Southwestern U.S. The National Parks Service said Friday that forensic anthropologists determined the skull is from the late 1200s and belonged to a Native American man in his early-to-mid 20s. A company that nearly auctioned the skull last year said notarized documents showed it was discovered on a Gettysburg farm.

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  5. Former Scotland School campus open to developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The door is open for the owners of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children to bring in hundreds of residential students as well as small shops and residential development. David Newell, president and CEO of Scotland Campus, said the organization is free to forge the relationships that can make opportunities a reality.

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  6. State Line house fire displaces twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Firefighters perform a salvage and overhaul operation Thursday at a house fire at 15594 Pennsylvania Ave. in State Line. STATE LINE >> More than half a dozen crews were called to a house fire Thursday afternoon at 15594 Pennsylvania Ave. for a fire that displaced two residents.

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  7. Waynesboro Mayor Starliper runs for county commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    The southern part of the county should have representation on board of county commissioners, and residents there should know that someone is looking out for their interests, he said. "To my knowledge there have been only two individuals from Waynesboro that have been county commissioners - Joe Ausherman and Ed Beck Jr.," Starliper said.

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  8. Five generations of the Forsythe familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Mildred Forsythe of Hagerstown, Md., celebrated Christmas Dec. 27 in Mercersburg with five generations of her family. Surrounding her, clockwise from left front, are great-great-granddaughter McKenna Mowery and great-granddaughter Kacie Mowery, Newville; her oldest granddaughter Tammy Martin, Shippensburg; daughter Judy Myers, Mercersburg; great-granddaughter Miranda Gabrielle, Bear, Del.; great-great-granddaughters Alexia and Lilianna Gabrielli; and great-great-grandson Kayden Mowery, Newville.

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  9. Man arrested in Md. road rage incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    On Friday afternoon, troopers responded to eastbound I-70 near White Hall Road for a reported road rage incident where two vehicles had crashed and subjects were in the roadway fighting. Upon arrival, a gray Toyota Corrolla and a silver Toyota Matrix were in the median facing each other.

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  10. Worship this week in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Service: 14th anniversary commemoration, 4 p.m., Unity in Christ Church, 4301 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg; speaker, Apostle Patricia Tilman, of Kings Apostle Worldwide Ministries of Cove Gap; reception to follow. Winter revival: Mountain View Baptist Church, 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, Md.; evangelist Mark Kerlin, Calvin, Pa.; nursery for ages 3 and younger; 582-1468 or www.mountainviewbaptist.com .

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  11. Bitter winter cold arrives in Franklin County this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    STATE COLLEGE >> Arctic cold powered by high winds will cut into drafty houses this week like a chain saw through a thicket. An Alberta Clipper will be laden with temperatures not felt since the record cold of early March.

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  12. Man charged for stealing SUV from garage, returning it with drug paraphernalia insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    NEEDMORE >> A Hagerstown, Md., man is accused of stealing a Honda CRV from a service garage and returning it several hours later, damaged and with drug paraphernalia in and around it, police said. An investigation into the incident that occurred between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday led Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, to arrest Keith Sylvan Spriggs, 36, on Friday.

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  13. Employee charged with stealing from Greencastle storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Nicolas Eugene Seibert, 34, Hagerstown, was charged with theft after allegedly stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the register at the AutoZone on E. Baltimore Street. EUGENE, Ore.

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  14. Waynesboro man killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    HAGERSTOWN >> Maryland State Police, Hagerstown, is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Mapleville Road south of Black Rock Road. A dump truck, loaded with dirt/gravel, was traveling north on Mapleville Road.

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  15. Humane society seizes 95 animals; owner chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    HAGERSTOWN >> The Humane Society of Washington County seized 95 farm animals from 6853 Wheeler Road in Boonsboro, Md, due to severe neglect and malnourishment charges. The HSWC was first notified by a community member on November 19, that animals on the property were not being fed, the enclosure was in disrepair, and dead animals could be found throughout the property.

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  16. Animal shelters: Spaying, neutering key to stopping euthanasiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Animal shelter officials under fire for killing a cat and kittens have common ground with their critics in that both sides agree alternatives are needed to deal with feral and non-adoptable felines. The impact of the frequently high volume of homeless cats dropped off at animal shelters was thrust into the news this week when people on social media expressed outrage that a local animal shelter euthanized a cat and its kittens that shelter employees deemed unadoptable.

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  17. Human society seizes 95 animals; owner chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    HAGERSTOWN >> The Humane Society of Washington County seized 95 farm animals from 6853 Wheeler Road in Boonsboro, Md, due to severe neglect and malnourishment charges. The HSWC was first notified by a community member on November 19, that animals on the property were not being fed, the enclosure was in disrepair, and dead animals could be found throughout the property.

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  18. Local Auto Racing: Roy Deese Jr. wins top award for Hagerstown SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Seven months filled with racing following the first race event of Dirt Capitol after taking the reins at Hagerstown Speedway, the Elks Club at Hagerstown, Md. was full for the track's awards banquet.

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  19. Don't expect November's cold to return soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    STATE COLLEGE >> AccuWeather reports that the local area and much of the nation will see mild days through at least the first half of the month. "While the middle of November brought painful cold, temperatures will not drop off a cliff" for at least the next two weeks, AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams said.

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  20. Don't expect November's cold to return soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    STATE COLLEGE >> AccuWeather reports that the local area and much of the nation will see mild days through at least the first half of the month. "While the middle of November brought painful cold, temperatures will not drop off a cliff" for at least the next two weeks, AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams said.

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