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[ 23 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

By Amber South
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
@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 ]

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,
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.

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[ 14 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
Shippensburg seniors wait to graduate. (For Public Opinion-by Kerri Fleegle)

School name: Shippensburg Area Senior High School
Colors: The school colors are maroon and gray. The school mascot is a greyhound.
Number of graduates: 231, of whom 80 were inducted into the National Honor Society, which require a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
Valedictorian: Zachary Cole Faulker.
Salutatorian: Rachel Anna Nye.
Commencement address: Given by Jonathan Baynum and Tiana Webber.
Program participants: Instrumental music provided by the Shippensburg Area Senior High School Orchestra, directed by Robert A. Maag. Choral music provided by The Sharps and Senior Chorus member solos. Assistant Superintendent Matthew Strine introduced …

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[ 11 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Kathaleen Dennis, 23, Shippensburg was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after police were called to an East Orange Street residence for reports of a domestic disturbance, according to Shippensburg Police.
Upon arrival, police report that Dennis could be hear screaming and cursing inside the residence and when they made contact with her, she refused to stop screaming.
While attempting to arrest her, Dennis resisted and went back into her residence in an attempt to get away.
After a struggle with two officers, she was finally arrested and …

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[ 10 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

A Shippensburg man was charged with DUI after a crash in the McDonald’s drive-through.
Shippensburg Police were called to a report of crash at 333 East King St. on June 6.
Police said Jeffrey Stine, 50, Shippensburg, hit the vehicle in front of him in the drive-through.
Police allege he was highly intoxicated and charged him with DUI. He refused to submit to a blood test, according to police.

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[ 10 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and DOIT (Downtown Organizations Investing Together) will host the 17th Annual Shippensburg Community Cup Golf Tournament at Chambersburg Country Club in Scotland, PA.  The tournament date is Sept. 18, shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Cost for individual golfers is $90 which includes green fees, cart, driving range, lunch, and dinner. The format is a scramble.  Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Team prizes will also be awarded.  Contact the Chamber office at (717) 532-5509 to reserve your spot.
Sponsorships are available.  Donations …

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[ 5 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Aldi and Peebles are planning to come to Shippensburg.
Shippensburg Township has received land use permit applications for the two companies to occupy slots in the Shippensburg Shopping Center on Walnut Bottom Road.
Discount grocery chain Aldi is based in Germany but has nearly 1,300 stores in the U.S., primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. Aldi operates a store in Chambersburg.
In December, the company announced a five-year strategic plan to open 650 new stores in the U.S., or about 130 stores a year. The expansion is expected to create …