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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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[ 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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[ 25 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >>  The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents “The Ten Tenors on Broadway”  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.  Reserved tickets are $47, $44, $39, $29 and are now on sale.  A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
Internationally acclaimed singing sensation, The Ten Tenors are now stepping out onto the stage to celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits in their hugely anticipated brand new show, The …

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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 …

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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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

By Zachary Davis/Chief Copy Editor/The Slate
On Friday, Feb. 28, the final awards for the undergraduate club case competition were announced and distributed, with the female duo representing Reach Out winning first place. Jazmine Hall and Shelby Coghill each received $100, with $1,800 going directly to the organization.
Second place was awarded to the group representing Enactus. Members Alex Capecci and Christin Gardiner were awarded $75 each with $850 going to their group. The third team was from the American Marketing Association. It took third place, winning $500 for its club. This …