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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Jordan Fleming is crowned 2014 Miss Shippensburg Fair queen. Photo by Kerri Fleegle.

By Becky Metrick
@BeckyMetrickPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> In a swirl of glitter, gowns and deeply rooted farm traditions, four lucky ladies were crowned this year’s Little Miss and Miss Shippensburg Fair Queens and runners up on Monday night. The two competitions, sponsored by two dozen local businesses, hosted 14 girls from each age group for the competition.
In the Little Miss competition, Breanne Rotz took home the title of Little Miss Shippensburg Fair and Jossalyn Eckert won Little Miss Shippensburg Fair Princess.
The two girls, Rotz wearing pink and Eckert in a white …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Aaron Feather, 30, Shippensburg will be competing in the International Tree Climbing competition on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Ever since he was a kid, Aaron Feather, Shippensburg, has been climbing trees.
The 30-year-old certified arborist said it got him into trouble more than once when he came home covered in sap and pine chips. But years later, he’s become a top tree climbing competitor in the region.
Feather, who has worked for nine years as a production foreman and safety coordinator with Cumberland Valley Tree Service, will compete Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at the International Tree Climbing Association in Milwaukee, Wis.
While he has competed for four years, …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Officials move a gate as a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Downtown Shippensburg Pedestrian Connection Walkway beside the U.S. Post Office on King Street, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Pictured from left, Curt Cramer, Lance Hoover, Lizzie Bailey, Ben Laudermilch and Andrea Lage. Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >> Work is to begin soon on a new walkway in downtown Shippensburg, the first phase of a long-term project to improve walkability and link various parts of the borough.
Local leaders marked the start of the project Thursday by removing a section of fence where the walkway will be built between the post office and Shippensburg Historical Society.
“It’s exciting because it’s one part of what we see as a much larger picture,” said Andrea Lage, Shippensburg council president. “We want to showcase Shippensburg’s downtown, which is an amazing resource, …

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[ 30 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
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By Becky Metrick
bmetrick@publicopinionnews.com
CHAMBERSBURG >> John Louis Arout will face aggravated assault and other charges at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Arout, 33, allegedly beat a woman and tried to confine her to a Shippensburg home on June 24, according to charging documents.
Arout had allegedly argued with the unidentified woman while at a bar earlier in the evening, according to court documents. The woman left and went to bed, she told Shippensburg Police.
Soon after, Arout allegedly arrived at the residence and turned off the circuit breakers in the apartment, according to charging …

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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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[ 23 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Amber South
asouth@publicopinionnews.com
SHIPPENSBURG >> Youth in Shippensburg this summer can travel the high seas to a free lunch every weekday.
The Shippensburg Summer Lunch Program takes place Monday through Friday through Aug. 15. Youth ages 5 to 18 participate in “Treasure Island” themed activities from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Shippensburg Public Library Annex and then get a free lunch. They can come for just the lunch, if they want.
About 13 kids came Monday for the first day of activities focused on the book by R.L. Stevenson, said volunteer Jordan Kahlbaugh. Kids …

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[ 17 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Marcus Rauhut
mrauhut@publicopinionnews.com
@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 ]
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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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[ 16 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
Ribbons representing different forms of cancer adorn the fence outside of the track during Relay for Life of Shippensburg. (Photo by Lauren Cappuccio)

BY Lauren Cappuccio
@LCappuccioPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> Cancer survivors, supporters and family members of those who have lost the fight to cancer walked the track this weekend during The Relay for Life of Shippensburg’s 14th annual event.
This year’s Disney theme, “Making the Fairytale of a Cure Come True” had tents filled with references to classics such as “Dumbo” while also paying homage to newer favorites such as “Cars” and “Finding Nemo.”
Elizabeth Bakner and Rhonda Wolford, committee members for the event, said that the attendance was good. They said the weather was …

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[ 16 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg Police report that they are looking into the theft of multiple packages from a residence in the 300 block of North Fayette Street between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on June 11.
The packages contained telecommunications equipment. 
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police at 532-7361.