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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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[ 14 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

Shippensburg >> A 38-year-old Shippensburg man was arrested Monday for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.
David Adams Jr., who was 37 at the time of the incident in June, is charged for allegedly assaulting the minor in June, but was charged additionally for allegedly supplying alcohol to the minor.
According to the release from Shippensburg Police, Adams has been charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault and furnishing alcohol to minors.
Adams turned himself into to Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams’ office …

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[ 12 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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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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[ 7 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Borough Council, Shippensburg Police Department and Police Chief Fred Scott have announced the launch of a new website that gives people who use social media networks and mobile devices an easier, more effective way to help fight crime and stay informed.
The new website, www.ShipPD.org, was developed in partnership with Crimewatch PA and is part of the Crimewatch Network. This online tool gives the public direct access to crime and public safety-related information happening in the community.
“This new website is the perfect entry point for establishing better …

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[ 23 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Dr. Lonce Sandy-Bailey, a political science professor at SU, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Ovidius University in Romania in October. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Dr. Lonce Sandy-Bailey, assistant professor of political science at Shippensburg University, is the second faculty recipient of a Fulbright award for the 2014-15 academic year.
Sandy-Bailey received a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Ovidius University in Romania in October. During the two weeks he is there, he will speak to several classes and work with faculty on program evaluations.
In addition, he will serve as a plenary speaker and participate in sessions at the annual meeting of the Romanian Association of American Studies, whose theme this year is “(Im)Migration …

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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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[ 16 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Police report that glass was broken from the side of North Queen Street residence on Sept. 9.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, around 3:04 a.m., someone broke the glass pane on a side window and fled the scene.
Anyone with information may contact police at 249-2121.

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[ 10 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

Staff Reports
SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg University is once again ranked among the top universities in the North byU.S. News & World Report as part of its annual rankings.
In its 2015 edition of Best Colleges, Shippensburg is tied for 87th in the “Regional University” category among all institutions in the North region. The university’s John L. Grove College of Business was also ranked among the best undergraduate business programs.
“Once again, Shippensburg University is recognized for its ability to provide high quality academic programs,” said Interim President Jody Harpster. “When that programming is combined with …

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[ 1 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, three individuals from Chambersburg were attacked on Aug. 31 around 2:40 a.m.
Police say that Wyatt J. Henry, 18, Ja’tyes R. Brown, 19, and an unnamed juvenile reported that they were attacked by a group of unknown males around 2:40 a.m. on Richard Street and sustained injuries by a broken glass bottle.
Anyone with information may contact police at 264-5161.