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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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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

Southampton Township, Franklin County, was informed by Norfolk Southern that due to the conditions of the Railroad Crossings on Possum Hollow Road and Mount Rock Road, repairs are needed.
Norfolk Southern will be making these repairs starting Wednesday, March 26. Therefore, Possum Hollow Road and Mount Rock Road will be closed from March 26 to April 3.
Detour and road closed signs will be posted.
If you have any questions, please contact Southampton Township, Franklin County, at 717-532-9041.

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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
@LCappuccioPO
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 ]
Sisyphean toil

By MELISSA STEINOUR
Blogger
Life is a funny thing.  It can throw you a curveball when you least expect it.  That happened to me 14-years-ago.  My husband and I were finally building the home we dreamed about, and I had just had my second child.   I was happy, very happy, but suddenly – the curveball came – my health began to fall apart.
I had developed my first-ever bladder infection and even though the infection was treated, over and over I might add, the pain never went away and actually became more and more …

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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 …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

By Mary Grace Keller/Assistant News Editor/The Slate
Without a place to call their own, Muslim women at Shippensburg University used to pray between rows of books in the library, empty lounges in the CUB or wherever they could find a quiet space.
The diversity committee of Student Senate and some of the CUB staff joined together this past week to address the needs of Muslim students looking for a place to pray during the day. Practicing Muslims pray five times a day facing Mecca, and Muslim women are not supposed to pray …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

By Mary Grace Keller/Assistant News Editor/The Slate
Instead of tracking down news and collecting quotes, The Slate staff decided to give back to the community Feb. 22 at the Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter.
Feb. 15, Slate staff members first visited the shelter to meet residents and talk to volunteers about needs that could be fulfilled. The following weekend, Slaters returned with a hot meal to share with the homeless.
Matthew Kline, arts and entertainment editor, visited the shelter both weekends.
“It was very different from what I imagined it to be, so I …

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[ 9 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

By Laura Kreiser/Staff Writer/The Slate
Stomping, shouting, loud drums fill a room. No, these people are not getting ready to fight, but rather dance — more specifically, stepping.
Step Afrika’s website explains stepping as, “In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word.”
Step Afrika is a dance group from Washington, D.C., that uses styles from fraternities and sororities, as well as traditional African-style dances.
They performed on stage in the CUB  Multi Purpose Room on Thursday, Feb. …