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1 hr ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dollar General plans St. Thomas store

Township supervisors have approved plans for a new store on Lincoln Way between Jack Road and Town Drive, but the company has yet to apply for a building permit.

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5 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Southbound lanes of Interstate 81 reopened in Franklin County after crash

All southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were reopened after a crash in Antrim Township near the Maryland line earlier Wednesday evening.

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6 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Traffic Alert: Southbound lanes of I-81 in Franklin County shutdown following crash

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9 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Town hall meeting targets Franklin County heroin 'crisis'

Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold speaks during a special town hall meeting on drug overdose and heroin on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosting workshops on planting trees

CHAMBERSBURG >> Franklin County homeowners are invited to attend a workshop to learn about the benefits of planting trees on their property, and walk away with a box of native species for their own backyard.

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19 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Town Hall meeting calls attention to "critical" heroin problem, new rehabilitation programs

Chambersburg >> Franklin County Coroner Jeff Conner brought together local law enforcement and advocates Tuesday night, for a town hall meeting about the rising drug overdose problem in Franklin County.

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23 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Register now for May 3 geology field trip

WAYNESBORO >> A few seats remain available for Renfrew Institute's annual geology field trip, "Discovering Natural Treasures Beneath Your Feet," to take place May 3 and focus on geological formations of nearby sites.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Renfrew, PA, Fairfield, PA, Gettysburg, PA, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Opinion

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Chambersburg to hold July 14 hearing on planning map

CHAMBERSBURG >> Chambersburg Borough Council has approved an initial draft of its Official Map, a planning tool for the borough, and has scheduled a public hearing on July 14. Paul Cullinane, economic development specialist for the borough, is heading the project along with Phil Wolgemuth, director of land use and development and a committee of ... (more)

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County area police log

Chambersburg >> Christie Michelle Henn, 30, Chambersburg, was charged April 11 after police were called because she was allegedly "yelling on her phone" near a residence in the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue at 2:59 a.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County birth announcements

Greencastle >> Justin David Schildt and Tearanie Lachae Dobbins, Greencastle, had a son, Kayden Ryder Schildt, at 8:07 a.m. April 4, 2014, in Waynesboro Hospital.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Franklin County Literacy Council seeks volunteers to help tutor

FRANKLIN COUNTY >> Volunteer tutors are needed across Franklin County to assist with adult literacy training through the Franklin County Literacy Council.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Holy Week services in Franklin County

Holy Week services at Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 S. Second St., include Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 17; Good Friday service at noon April 18; Stations of the Cross at 5 p.m. April 18; and Easter services at 8 and 10:10 a.m. April 20. For details, call 264-6351.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

District Attorney says town hall on drug overdoses 'critical'

CHAMBERSBURG >> Local officials will lead a town hall to discuss drug overdoses on Tuesday, April 15, and say that understanding the issue is critical to the community.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Chambersburg mayor endorses Art Halvorson

Chambersburg Mayor Darren Brown announced his endorsement of Halvorson during a campaign event Thursday at the Mont Alto Fire Hall.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Easter egg hunts in Franklin County and region

Spring is here, and so is the season for hunting Easter eggs. Here are some scheduled egg hunts in the area: Southampton Park, Airport Road: By Mongul Church, 10 a.m.-noon ; for ages 10 and younger, a hunt for 10,000 eggs, as well as games, crafts, food and give-aways; start times staggered; www.mongulchurch.com .

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Related Topix: North East, PA, St. Thomas, PA, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dairy Princess candidates sought

Franklin County >> The Franklin County dairy industry is seeking candidates to serve as County Dairy Princess for a one year period beginning in mid-May. Any single young woman from a dairy background or with an interest in the dairy industry can consider devoting a year of her spare time helping to further the interest of the largest industry in ... (more)

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County is this?

Where in Franklin County is this? Bonnie Taylor brought in this photo to share. Anyone remember this event and where it was? Call Robin at 262-4774 or email rlayton@publicopinionnews.com.

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Crews from 3 counties respond to barn fire

According to officials, firefighters arrived at the scene in the 4400 block of Fetterhoff Chapel Road in Franklin County between New Franklin and Mont Alto just after 8 p.m. Crews were at the scene for several hours and needed additional tankers to fight the fire.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Fire consumes mobile home in Guilford Township, leaves two family pets dead

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP >> An early morning fire destroyed much of a mobile home at 640 Mickey Inn Lane in Guilford Township on Saturday and killed two family dogs.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Marriage licenses issued in Franklin County

Chambersburg >> The following marriage license applications dated March 26 to April 8, 2014, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse.

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