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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 ]
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 ]

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 …

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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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[ 18 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

By Staff Reports
SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg Produce and Outreach has received its official nonprofit charitable organization status and can continue the mission to feed those residents facing food insecurities in the Shippensburg school district.
The faith-based group started about five years ago under the guidance of Project Share, Carlisle, and served about 35 people a week.
Distributing only healthy, perishable food choices, SPO was able to distribute three weeks a month out of King’s Kettle and at Penn Street the fourth and fifth week of each month for the first three years.
As the need …

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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 …