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[ 23 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

By Marcus Rauhut
mrauhut@publicopinionnews.com @MarcusRauhutPO on Twitter
Shippensburg>> State regulators have lifted a consent order imposed on Orrstown Bank but continue to keep a watchful eye on the bank’s operations.
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has ended a two-year-old order requiring the bank to outline its plans to strengthen board oversight and address troubled assets.
Though the order was lifted Monday, it was replaced with a memorandum of understanding, an informal regulatory action that is considered by the Department of Banking as a lower level of regulatory action.
Orrstown said in a filling …

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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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[ 21 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Nearly 400 students will participate in the annual Celebration of Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 22. The event highlights the year-long efforts by students who collaborate with faculty to conduct research in various areas. It will feature 124 poster presentations and 120 oral presentations. The conference is 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building.

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[ 21 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> A man fired a handgun three times around 3 a.m. on April 13 after he was denied admittance to a private party at College Park Apartments.
Dejuan Thompson, a Shippensburg University student who was shot in the arm, told police he did not know the person shot him, according to court documents. Thompson, 23, of Philadelphia was hospitalized in Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
Court documents detail the police investigation into the shooting that led to the arrest of Malcolm Apranise Staten, 20, of Chambersburg.
Staten has been charged …

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
SHAPE Exhibit "Finding Everyday Beauty"  to run until April 25

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) hosts the opening reception for this month’s exhibit, “Finding Everyday Beauty,” on Saturday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the downtown gallery, 20 West King Street. The exhibition will be open through April 25. “Finding Everyday Beauty” features paintings by two local artists, Mary Hickman and Viktoriya Hoover.
Mary Hickman has a B.A in Art from Rosary College and has worked as a commercial artist for eight years at Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. “The visual arts are a separate language that speaks …

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[ 7 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
Solo Competition winner Gina Baldoni from Big Spring High School on the french horn.  (Courtesy)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Each January the Shippensburg Band hosts auditions for the best soloist on a band instrument and the best ensemble of 3 to 5 band instrumentalists in the six surrounding counties. This year’s winners will perform at the Shippensburg Band’s Spring Concert which will be on Sunday April 27 at 2:30 in the Shippensburg Area Senior High School auditorium.
Gina Baldoni, will be playing Nocturno Opus 7 by Franz Strauss on the french horn with the band.  Gina has studied the french horn since 4th grade and plays in many groups …

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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
One of blogger Meg. B's new chicks.

Hello all!  It’s been awhile because….well, I really don’t have a great excuse except for life became a bit busy and I don’t deal well with winter weather.  I tend to hibernate and I’m sure you don’t want to hear about me getting caught up on my DVR list.
In order to get you caught back up, here are a few updates from around The Farm:
Dead Groundhog – I really didn’t want to do it but it had to be done.  A groundhog literally tried knocking on the door …

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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Two 17-year-old Shippensburg males were charged with a string of graffiti incidents in the borough of Shippensburg after police found them in the 500 block of West King Street.
On Sept. 8 around 3:44 a.m., police noticed two young males walking along West King Street and thought they were under 18 and violating the curfew ordinance.
One male had been consuming alcohol, which was determined to be provided by the other male and multiple cans of spray paint were located on one of the males.
During the course of the investigation, …

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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, a 16-year-old juvenile male from Chambersburg was charged on March 29 after he reportedly threatened people in Shippensburg by waving a fake gun around.
Police report he had an airsoft replica modeled to look like a .45 caliber handgun and threatened a group of individuals in the area of Richard Avenue and Queen Street around 12:08 a.m.
He was taken into custody on the charged of terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct. The replica was recovered at the scene.

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[ 31 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Police Department, Shippensburg EMS and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding a drug take back event April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shippensburg Police Department at 60 W. Burd Street.
Expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be disposed free and anonymously with no questions asked.
Last October, American turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. Last year’s numbers combined in its seven …