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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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[ 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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[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
First responders and members of the Corn Festival committee participate in emergency preparedness exercises for the big event. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Area First responders and members of the Shippensburg Corn Festival Committee conducted a table top exercise on Aug. 12 to prepare in the case of an emergency, according to the Shippensburg Fire Department.
Those in attendance participated with three scenarios to exercise our emergency action plan for the festival. The three scenarios addressed a downtown fire, a mass casualty incident and a weather emergency.
All in attendance agreed that this was an eye opening experience and that more of these types of exercise are needed to prepare for an emergency in the downtown area during the festival.  Additional training will …

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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Participants in a past corn eating contest. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 34th annual Shippensburg Corn Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, rain or shine, in downtown Shippensburg.
Seven blocks of King Street, Shippensburg’s main thoroughfare, become a bazaar for a day with more than 300 vendors of handmade crafts and fabulous food, great family-friendly entertainment, crafts demonstrations, special activities for kids, an antique car show and the festival’s exciting, sixth annual Corn Eating Contest.
Contestants may register for the Corn Eating Contest until the start of the 11:30 a.m. event. Cash prizes go to …