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[ 10 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

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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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[ 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 …

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[ 24 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
A gathering of local, state, federal and Swedish officials lent an international air to the Monday ribbon-cutting ceremony at Volvo's North American Customer Center in Shippensburg. (Submitted)

By T.W. Burger
SHIPPENSBURG >> As ribbon-cuttings go, it was pretty dramatic.
On Monday, officials ranging from Franklin County and Washington lawmakers, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, and high-level Volvo management officially opened their new North American Customer Center at their Shippensburg manufacturing site.
Well, not exactly a “ribbon” cutting.
One of Volvo’s smaller construction vehicles shouldered its way between a row of bigwigs and snipped through a thick, bright red chain with something that looked like the business end of a very large snapping turtle, but made of heavy steel.
The 20,000 square-foot …

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[ 17 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Marcus Rauhut
@MarcusRauhutPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Area School Board is to revisit a property tax incentive for a proposed distribution center.
Pulp and paper company Georgia Pacific is considering two sites near Shippensburg for a distribution facility.
On Monday the school board voted down a 7-year Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement incentive for the project.
Developers plan to come back with a modified proposal to try to address some of the concerns, according to school district Superintendent Beth Bender. The school board has a special meeting scheduled for June 25 where …

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[ 16 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Hiring has started for Procter & Gamble’s new distribution center near Shippensburg.
The company said that hiring at the facility will be handled by two independent contractors — Quality Associates Inc. and DB Schenker.
DB Schenker has launched a website where interested applicants can apply, LogisticsJobsShippensburg.com.
A spokesperson for DB Schenker said the company is now hiring for a wide variety of positions, including general warehouse, quality assurance, human resources, operations, traffic control, training, yard drivers and other positions.
She said approximately 450 positions are available.
A spokesperson for Quality Associates could not …

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[ 5 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Aldi and Peebles are planning to come to Shippensburg.
Shippensburg Township has received land use permit applications for the two companies to occupy slots in the Shippensburg Shopping Center on Walnut Bottom Road.
Discount grocery chain Aldi is based in Germany but has nearly 1,300 stores in the U.S., primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. Aldi operates a store in Chambersburg.
In December, the company announced a five-year strategic plan to open 650 new stores in the U.S., or about 130 stores a year. The expansion is expected to create …

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[ 29 May 2014 | No Comment ]

By Marcus Rauhut
mrauhut@publicopinionnews.com @MarcusRauhutPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Developers are seeking a real estate tax incentive to help lure a company to the Shippensburg area.
Pulp and paper company Georgia Pacific is considering two sites near Shippensburg for a distribution center that would create about 50 jobs.
Representatives from Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp., Franklin County Area Development Corp., and site selection firm KPMG asked the Shippensburg Area School Board to consider a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement incentive.
“The I-81 and I-78 corridors have been extremely active with industrial projects,” said Jonathan Bowser, …

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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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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz is building a new store beside trhe old store at  359 E. King Street, Shippensburg.  Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >> Construction has started on the new Sheetz in Shippensburg.
The new building, planned to replace the current store at 359 E. King St., will become only the second Sheetz in the state to sell beer.
The company previously said 93 kinds of beer will be sold at the $3 million store scheduled for completion this summer.
The facility will act primarily as a restaurant and will include a seating area for 37 people. All beer will be sold in the quantities of single cans and bottles, six packs and 12 packs …

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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
The former Shipwreck Pub & Inn, 105 W. King St. Shippensburg,  is now Aroogas.  Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved a liquor license transfer for the new Arooga’s in Shippensburg.
The sports bar is renovating the former Shipwreck Pub and Inn at 105 W. King St.
Arooga’s said in a Facebook post that the new location is scheduled to open in late spring and will feature more than 100 HDTVs, 50 domestic and craft beers on draft and award-winning wings with more than 40 sauces and rubs.
Hiring plans and updates on the opening date will be posted on the Arooga’s of Shippensburg Facebook and Twitter …