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Thomas Gsell of the Fort Morris Chapter, AARP, presents Shippensburg Public Library Director Susan Sanders with the Chapter’s $5,000 donation to the Library’s Strengthening the Cornerstone of Our Community Capital Campaign. The generous donation from the group’s Tours Fund brings the library closer to breaking ground on their expansion project. The library will place a plaque honoring the Fort Morris Chapter on a set of bookshelves in the finished facility when it’s built. Contact the library to find out how to donate to the project.
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SHIPPENSBURG — The America’s Got Talent Live: All Stars Tour scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center has been canceled. The Luhrs Center was notified notified by tour officials that “as a result of unforeseen circumstances, the America’s Got Talent Live: All Stars Tour has been postponed indefinitely.”
Patrons holding tickets to this performance can contact the Luhrs Center Box Office at 477-7469 to do one of the following:
- Apply the value of the tickets toward the purchase of another Luhrs Center performance …
Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host a 75th Anniversary Awards Gala at 6 p.m. March 16 in the Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall at Shippensburg University.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, awards and music by Mac2 DJ.
For tickets, $40, contact the chamber at 532-5509 or email@example.com.
Recent Shippensburg Borough Council appointee attends
By AMBER SOUTH
CHAMBERSBURG — About 20 people attended a workshop Wednesday to learn how to become candidates for local government positions and what to expect should they be elected.
Adams County’s Penn State Extension hosts versions of “Toss Your Hat in the Ring,” every municipal election year, in Franklin, Cumberland, Adams and York counties, several weeks before candidates may start circulating nomination petitions and must meet important filing deadlines. The information provided helps candidates avoid mistakes that could get them kicked off the ballot and …
SHIPPENSBURG — Mark A. Buterbaugh and Andrew Alosi announced their intentions Thursday to run for seats on Shippensburg Area School Board.
Buterbaugh was last elected to the school board in 2000 and served a four-year term. This will be Alosi’s first run for a school board seat.
Buterbaugh will seek a four-year term representing District C, which includes the Borough of Shippensburg. Alosi will seek a four-year term in District A, which includes Hopewell Township, Newburg Borough, Southampton Township CC, and Shippensburg Township. …
By AMBER SOUTH
An official with the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday the agency will take no regulatory action against Shippensburg University for selling Plan B from a vending machine.
“FDA looked at publicly available information about Shippenburg (University’s) vending program and spoke with university and campus health officials and decided not to take any regulatory actions,” Erica Jefferson, deputy director of the FDA office of public affairs, said in an e-mail to Public Opinion.
A vending machine out of which SU students can buy the Plan B One Step …
SHIPPENSBURG – Temperatures nearly dropped to single digits overnight, according to Shippensburg University’s Department of Geography and Earth Science.
At 5:53 a.m. Wednesday, it was 10.3 degrees.
Including the wind chill, it was much colder. The department reported a wind chill of 8.9 degrees around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service said it will be gradually warming through the week with highs in teens today, followed by highs in the 20s through the end of the week. There is a chance of snow Friday.
By AMBER SOUTH@ShipNewsGirl
CUMBERLAND COUNTY — A lawsuit filed against Southampton Township, Cumberland County, has been resolved out of court. The suit was filed by two former employees who claimed they were discriminated against after reporting a township official’s sexual misconduct.
A spokesperson with the employees’ attorney, Patrick J. Redding, Chambersburg, was unable to elaborate on the outcome, per instructions from the attorney.
Both clients are pleased with the outcome, the spokesperson said.
A second attorney for the plaintiffs, Richard P. Mislitsky, was unavailable to comment Tuesday. Attorneys for Southampton Township did not respond …
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By AMBER SOUTH
A local therapeutic riding center is asking for the community’s help to heal a therapy horse that has improved the lives of more than 100 children and adults whom it’s worked with.
Gucci, a 17-year-old Halflinger pony at Reins of Rhythm Therapeutic Riding Center in Shippensburg, was recently diagnosed with ovarian granulose tumors.
Reaching that conclusion took a temperament switch and continuous physical discomfort for Gucci, said Patience Groomes, owner of the horse and Reins of Rhythm.
“She wanted to be left …
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Police Department received a report that two Xboxes were stolen from 335 E. Fort St. between Dec. 25 and Jan. 15.
The owner was away for Shippensburg University’s winter break.
Anyone with information should call Shippensburg Police at 532-7361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Incident No. SP-2013-0389)