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[ 22 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
During the Earth Day celebration at Shippensburg University, James Holliday, 23, and Samantha Gonzalez, 21, make ceramics using bike powered energy.

BY Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Students, faculty and members of the Shippensburg community braved the rain and wind Tuesday to celebrate Earth Day with music and a heightened awareness of doing good things for environment.
Around 30 stands, some from on-campus organizations and others from the community, attended and offered information about going green or using recyclable products.
Katherine Cromwell, 20, is a sophomore at the university and is president of the school’s Environmental Club, the organization that puts on the event every year.
She said it’s everyone responsibility to help the …

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[ 26 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

Harrisburg >> Five Shippensburg area residents have been arrested on federal charges of drug trafficking, with three also charged in drug offenses that led to the death of 21-year-old Lurgan Township man Andrew Kyle Golter. According to a release from the U. S. States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Ashley Gries, 19, Danny Guy Forrester, 48, Michael Anthony DeCarlo, 31 Jeffrey Lynn Wright, all of Shippensburg, and Gabriel John Stouffer, 30, Newburg, were arrested and arraigned in Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Gries, Forrester, Stouffer, DeCarlo and Wright were charged by …

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[ 16 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Construction ramps up at Shippensburg University as two new projects are in the works. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

By Lauren Cappuccio
SHIPPENSBURG >> Work has begun on a multi-million project at Shippensburg University to update its heating and cooling systems to save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars and reduce its carbon footprint.
The $30.2 million project is funded by the state through the Capital Funding program. By the end of the project, the university expects to save around $330,000 a year in electricity costs, according to Lance Bryson, associate vice president of facilities management and planning.
“The project is necessary to replace the aging infrastructure and to take advantage of …

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[ 18 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Cigarette use is prevalent on Shippensburg University's campus. (Photo by Mary Grace Keller/The Slate)

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 …

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[ 31 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Melissa Mankamyer is planning a grand opening tonight for the Harbor, 55 W. King St., a place where sober adults can meet outside the Shippensburg bar scene. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

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 …

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[ 26 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
Pictured from left to right: Principal Rice of Shippensburg Intermediate School; Charlie Westcott, Todd Sherman and Samantha White of West End Fire & Rescue; and Molly Onomastico, Shippensburg Intermediate School Guidance Counselor. (Courtesy)

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.

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[ 6 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]
Incumbent mayor Bruce Hockersmith wins re-election

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 …

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[ 9 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]
Shippensburg University's Environmental Club Vice President Jim Mason and President Sarah Komisar, helped bring single-stream recycling back to Bard Townhouses. (William Kauffman/The Slate)

By William Kauffman, News Editor/The Slate
Shippensburg University’s Environmental Club has won a battle to get single-stream recycling back at Bard Townhouses.
During March through May of this year, the Environmental Club used its own resources to collect the recycling at Bard.
According to Sarah Komisar, president of the Environmental Club, the club attempted to get a truck from the university for the recycle collection, but was unable to.
Members of the club used their own vehicles. Professor Ben Culbertson, club adviser, used his bio-diesel-fueled truck for some weeks.
In other weeks, the club’s vice …

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[ 2 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]
Students in Professor Laurie Cella’s and Professor Karen Johnson’s basic writers classes traveled to Harrisburg to complete their service learning project by working at a homeless shelter. (Photo by Mary Grace Keller/The Slate.)

By Mary Grace Keller, Asst. News Editor/The Slate
Living on a Pennsylvania farm in the late ’90s, Sue Rudy and her husband Vern first took in a homeless person as an act of faith.
Believing that they had a mission to fulfill, the Rudys bought a second home and welcomed more homeless people. Realizing the community need, by 1999, Silence of Mary Homes was founded. Today there are five homes located in Harrisburg, Pa., and two in Fort Wayne, Ind., that serve more than 700 people.
Silence of Mary Homes is a non-profit …

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[ 20 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG – One Bean Espresso Bar celebrated its grand opening Wednesday in Shippensburg.
Chef Michael Kalathas cut the ribbon to business, the newest member of The Orchards family.
The business is located in the Shippen Place Inn on King Street in Shippensburg.