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[ 22 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz opened their new store Thursday, July 8, 2014 at 359 East King Street, Shippensburg. The new store replaces the old store adjacent to it at the corner of King and Queen streets. (File- Public Opinion)

by Marcus Rauhut
SHIPPENSBURG >> Beer is back at the Shippensburg Sheetz.
A Cumberland County Judge has issued an order granting the transfer of a liquor license to the Sheetz on East King Street.
“This is very exciting for us and our customers,” Ryan Sheetz, director of brand development, said in a statement. “Our customers have told us, loud and clear, they want the right to buy beer at convenience stores in Pennsylvania, and we are committed to doing so responsibly and successfully.”
Beer sales were temporarily halted after the Civic Club of Shippensburg filed …

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[ 22 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
On October 15, Martin Bigler Jr. and Charles Heckman were honored for their more than 50 years of service to the Shippensburg Fire Department. (Back) From left to right, Charles Myers, Ed Goodhart, Jamie White (Front) From left to right, Martin Bigler Jr, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heckman.

SHIPPENSBURG >> Several individuals were honored for their service to the Shippensburg Police Department and community over the last few months.
On Oct. 15, Martin Bigler Jr and Charles Heckman were honored for more than 50 years of service to the Shippensburg Fire Department.
In addition, Tom Moriarity  was recognized at the Shippensburg Area Fire Advisory Board Meeting on August 15.

Tom was recognized for his 20 years of service to Shippensburg Township and Shippensburg borough as Emergency Management Coordinator. He know serves on the Shippensburg EMS Board of Directors.
A letter of recognition was presented …

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[ 12 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
police car

BY LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
lcappuccio@publicopinionnews.com
CHAMBERSBURG >> A Shippensburg man is in jail after he allegedly forced two women at gunpoint to drive him to Chambersburg on Saturday.
Demetrius Rashawn Runkle, 19, Shippensburg, allegedly discharged his weapon in the Shippensburg Police Department’s jurisdiction, and had held two female passengers hostage at gunpoint and forced them to drive him to Chambersburg, according to Chambersburg Police.
Chambersburg Police stopped the man around 1:53 p.m. after being informed by Shippensburg that he was coming through the area.
Runkle was stopped in the 500 block of Montgomery Avenue and was …

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[ 23 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Chief Edward Goodhart received the Administrator of the Year Award. Submitted.

SHIPPENSBURG >> On September 11, 2014, Shippensburg Fire Department members attended the 87th Annual Cumberland County Firefighters Associations Annual Banquet.
Members from SFD were recognized for their years of service to the Shippensburg  Community and to Cumberland County.
Chief Edward Goodhart received the Administrator of the Year Award, and Chief Gerald Holtry received the Hall of Flame.
Both of these men have each given over 50 years of service to the department in various capacities.

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[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
First responders and members of the Corn Festival committee participate in emergency preparedness exercises for the big event. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Area First responders and members of the Shippensburg Corn Festival Committee conducted a table top exercise on Aug. 12 to prepare in the case of an emergency, according to the Shippensburg Fire Department.
Those in attendance participated with three scenarios to exercise our emergency action plan for the festival. The three scenarios addressed a downtown fire, a mass casualty incident and a weather emergency.
All in attendance agreed that this was an eye opening experience and that more of these types of exercise are needed to prepare for an emergency in the downtown area during the festival.  Additional training will …

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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Participants in a past corn eating contest. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 34th annual Shippensburg Corn Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, rain or shine, in downtown Shippensburg.
Seven blocks of King Street, Shippensburg’s main thoroughfare, become a bazaar for a day with more than 300 vendors of handmade crafts and fabulous food, great family-friendly entertainment, crafts demonstrations, special activities for kids, an antique car show and the festival’s exciting, sixth annual Corn Eating Contest.
Contestants may register for the Corn Eating Contest until the start of the 11:30 a.m. event. Cash prizes go to …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Jordan Fleming is crowned 2014 Miss Shippensburg Fair queen. Photo by Kerri Fleegle.

By Becky Metrick
@BeckyMetrickPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> In a swirl of glitter, gowns and deeply rooted farm traditions, four lucky ladies were crowned this year’s Little Miss and Miss Shippensburg Fair Queens and runners up on Monday night. The two competitions, sponsored by two dozen local businesses, hosted 14 girls from each age group for the competition.
In the Little Miss competition, Breanne Rotz took home the title of Little Miss Shippensburg Fair and Jossalyn Eckert won Little Miss Shippensburg Fair Princess.
The two girls, Rotz wearing pink and Eckert in a white …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Aaron Feather, 30, Shippensburg will be competing in the International Tree Climbing competition on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Ever since he was a kid, Aaron Feather, Shippensburg, has been climbing trees.
The 30-year-old certified arborist said it got him into trouble more than once when he came home covered in sap and pine chips. But years later, he’s become a top tree climbing competitor in the region.
Feather, who has worked for nine years as a production foreman and safety coordinator with Cumberland Valley Tree Service, will compete Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at the International Tree Climbing Association in Milwaukee, Wis.
While he has competed for four years, …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz opened their new store Thursday, July 8, 2014 at 359 East King Street, Shippensburg. The new store replaces the old store adjacent to it at the corner of King and Queen streets. The PLCB has given the Sheetz store approval to sell beer - making it the first convienance store in the area to sell the alcoholic beverage. Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved the transfer of a liquor license that will allow Sheetz to sell beer in Shippensburg.
The new Sheetz at 359 East King Street opened Thursday morning but was not immediately selling beer.
The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved the transfer of a license from Ruby Tuesday Inc. of Mechanicsburg.
A spokeswoman for the LCB said an application to release the license from safekeeping and fee must be filed before the department can conduct a site inspection.
If during the inspection, construction was completed as planned and …