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[ 14 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University announced its 2014-2015 season schedule today.
Single tickets, season subscriptions and flex series tickets go on sale Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
The 2014-2015 season kicks off on August 23 with Terry Fator’s return to the Luhrs Center for his “It Starts Tonight Tour” and then concludes in the summer.
This season’s blockbuster performances include: Trace Adkins (Sept. 12); Phillip Phillips (Sept. 18)   Taylor Dayne (Sept. 26); The Beach Boys (Oct. 25); Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four …

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[ 9 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, Sean D. Varner, 21, Amberson reportedly shot handgun rounds into the air at a Shippensburg man’s residence on July 7. 
Police say the incident occurred in the 900 block of Ritner Highway around 11:30 p.m.
Charges are pending, according to police.

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[ 1 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg will have many activities this Friday evening to celebrate Independence Day.
Shippensburg Memorial Park pool will be open free to the public from noon until 6 p.m. during the day and starting at 2 p.m., there will be games including the annual pop drop, a water balloon toss, relay races, lifeguard challenge and games for children 5 and under.
The Town Band will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. and the annual candy scramble will be held inside the football stadium shortly before the fireworks display, which will be occurring …

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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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[ 25 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Fire Department will be taking the Child’s Dream Program to area summer camps to reach out to more students at one time.

The department will be going to Shippensburg Memorial Park form 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and Cleversburg Community Center from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 2014.

Participants will get to be involved with a variety of fire and rescue skills.

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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 …