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By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor/ The Slate
Flip the lighter open, release a flame and inhale the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes 393,000 deaths per year and nearly 50,000 deaths from secondhand smoke.
At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in between classes to relieve a little exam stress.
In college, students are especially vulnerable to smoking due to a lack of effective coping …
By Sarah Eyd/Managing Editor/ The Slate
Former Shippensburg University professor Margaret Evans lost her battle with cancer peacefully in her home on New Year’s Day. The calm and quiet nature of her passing was a stark contrast to her exotic and off-the-beaten path life.
A native of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, Evans joined the Peace Corps when she was 23 and lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After 16 months in Africa, Evans crossed cultures again by moving to Korea where she started showing her photography in …
SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP >> Two men have been charged with robbery, assault and conspiracy among related charges after they reportedly attacked a Mifflinburg man and took his cell phone and wallet, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle.
Kenneth Brown, 18, Ardmore, and Connor Marsico, 18, Harrisburg reportedly approached the man as he was walking on North Earl Street on Feb. 1 around 1:30 a.m. and Brown struck him in the face while Marsico kicked him.
Brown was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, theft, conspiracy, criminal mischief and harassment.
Marsico was charged with …
SHIPPENSBURG >> “This is the safe spot, the only port in the storm if you will,” said Melissa Mankamyer, as she overlooked work being done inside The Harbor, a nautical-themed gathering place for those who don’t or can’t drink.
From the large canoe over the countertop to its maritime decorations, the 1,400 square-foot building is about to open its doors on New Year’s Eve to cater to those who live sober.
“On Friday and Saturday nights, we are going to be offering an alternative to the bar scene, shoot pool, play cards …
SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Shippensburg Police, Rashaad C. Schell, 23, Philadelphia was charged for theft by deception after reportedly using a credit card that wasn’t his to get a towed car back.
According to police, a 2007 Buick was stopped on Nov. 5 and its registration was suspended for no insurance and the operator was under suspension. The vehicle was towed to CDC Repair and Towing Service and Schell was told that he could only remove the vehicle if it were sold to another person or towed.
An unknown person called the …
By MEG B.
…ends up on my blog. This past weekend was the annual Girls Cookie Weekend at the cabin. This isn’t my cabin but I may have already claimed a bed in the loft. The Professor is a dear friend and fellow teacher who also worked for NASA because she’s that stinking smart.
Her family owns the cabin, which really should double as the setting for an L.L. Bean photo shoot. We are currently working on matching jammies – the lab puppies and fuzzy slippers are next. This trifecta of cabin …
SHIPPENSBURG >> On Monday, November 25th, West End Fire & Rescue, provided the Shippensburg School District with 5 food baskets and turkeys for families in-need during the Thanksgiving holiday. At the last company meeting, the members of West End Fire & Rescue contributed monetarily to purchase the food for the families.
West End Fire & Rescue wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
By Jessica Richardson, Staff Writer/The Slate
Bottles, cans, cartons and boxes all hung from a single strand from tree to recycling bin in the academic quad. This caught attention the week of America Recycles Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 15.
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge to recycle and also inform people of what can be recycled.
Shippensburg University Environmental Club organized the display to represent a single stream of what items go into a recycling bin to inform the campus.
By William Kauffman, News Editor/ The Slate
A number of incidents involving BB shootings on campus have the University Police looking for a suspect who could face charges ranging from criminal mischief to assault.
Near the beginning of the semester, a student was visiting a friend in McLean Hall, rolled into the hallway on an office chair and was shot in the right cheek by a BB. Before he could look to see what happened, he heard doors slam and no one was in sight.
That student required medical attention at Chambersburg Hospital …
by JIM HOOK
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Mayor Bruce Hockersmith has won a fourth term.
Hockersmith, a Democrat, beat Independent candidate Frank Cressler 420-252, according to unofficial results. He took 63 percent of the vote. Hockersmith won the West End precinct in Franklin County 178-83 and the two Cumberland County districts.
Hockersmith, 304 W. King St., has served as mayor of Shippensburg for 12 years. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election.
Cressler, 9400 Molly Pitcher Highway, is a businessman in the borough.
Cressler said he wanted to facilitate things …