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  1. Man claiming to be federal officer charged with assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... simple assault, according to court documents. Police went to a Waynesboro mobile home on April 21 after the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a domestic incident. The dispatch center attempted to call back the ...

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  2. 5 seats up for grabs on Shippensburg school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... Jerry Carbo, Dave Lovett and Geno Torri. The voting district is composed of the Borough of Orrstown, the Franklin County portion of the Borough of Shippensburg and Southampton (Franklin) Township. District C is a two-candidate race between incumbent ...

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  3. Education digest: Chamber Foundation offers tech grants to Franklin County teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Grants will be awarded to teachers in Franklin County public schools to encourage the innovative use of technology in the classroom for kindergarten through grade 12. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce, is offering the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts in the county. Applications are available online at .

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  4. Special Crimes detective to bring new focus to elderly, child abuse casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> As the awareness and discussion of child abuse was emphasized during April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, new Special Crimes Detective Scott Mummert began working to solve cases and work with victims throughout Franklin County. The new position, a county detective through the District Attorney's office, was proposed to county commissioners by District Attorney Matt Fogal in early March.

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  5. State Rep. Paul Schemel advocates raising awareness of local victim's rights programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    State Rep. Paul Schemel, left, Lisa Dougherty of Women in Need and Jim Brown, lead detective with the District Attorney's office hold a news conference Friday in regards to Crime Victims Right's Week at the Franklin County Courthouse. CHAMBERSBURG >> State Rep. Paul Schemel gathered a group of local victim's right's leaders Friday afternoon at the Franklin County Courthouse in honor of Crime Victim's Right's week.

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  6. Franklin County area police logRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    SOUTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP >> A Newville man suffered injuries in a crash at 1:30 p.m. April 22 in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle. Police said Cody A. Dick, 21, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz at high rate of speed on Pine Street when he left the road and hit a utility pole, causing multiple power lines to fall down across the road.

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  7. Education digest: Chamber foundation offers technology grants to Franklin County teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG>> Grants will be awarded to teachers in Franklin County public schools to encourage the innovative use of technology in the classroom for grades kindergarten through grade 12. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce, is offering the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts in the county. Applications are available online at .

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  8. Lawsuit accuses Pa. troopers of excessive forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | ABC 27

    A Franklin County man has filed a lawsuit alleging state police troopers used excessive force when they arrested him two years ago. Stephen R. Gracey, of Chambersburg, claims the troopers violated his constitutional rights and caused serious and permanent physical injuries, disfigurement, and financial harm.

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  9. Freeze watch remains in effect late overnight into Saturday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    That's right, the National Weather Service has issued yet another freeze watch for Franklin County and the surrounding region, for the second consecutive night. The watch is in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.

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  10. Feds may investigate allegations of excessive force by Pa. State PoliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WGAL-TV Lancaster

    Attorney Devon Jacob tells News 8 that he is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate several incidents of excessive force involving the PSP. The latest involves Jacob's client, Stephen Gracey of Franklin County.

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  11. Mystery photo: Where in Franklin County ... ?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Where in Franklin County was this photo taken? Take a guess and tell us what you know. Contact Debby Hook at 262-4748 or dheishma@publicopinionnews.com.

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  12. Take care: It's spring allergy seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... Pollen is carried by the wind and can end up in a person's eyes, nose, lungs, and on skin. Symptoms: In Franklin County, juniper, maple and elm trees are pollinating. Since plants usually pollinate in spring and fall, this is when the pollen ...

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  13. CASD lands windfall in tax settlementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Settlement of two reverse tax assessment appeals by Chambersburg's school directors Wednesday night means more than $4 million in additional revenue in the district's coffers throughout the next 10 years. The legal settlements in Franklin County Commons Pleas Court are with Liberty Property Limited for its Ulta/DDS distribution center and Cabot III, a distribution center acquired recently by Liberty.

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  14. Renfrew Institute's Earth Day CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    ... for a safer, more confidential disposal. These free document shredding services are sponsored by the Franklin County Commissioners and Washington Township Supervisors . There is art and beauty to be found in the natural world, and as part of Earth ...

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  15. Pa. legislators hear from Volvo: Cut the red tapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... compliance reporting - seem simple, but can be very costly, according to L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. Volvo cancelled its Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day because all employees would have been ...

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  16. Woman killed after vehicle collides with tractor-trailer nearly head on, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | PennLive.com

    A woman was killed along a Franklin County roadway after her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer nearly head on. Mary Lowery, of Mercersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash just after 4:35 p.m. Wednesday along Buchanan Trail West in Peters Township, according to state police in Chambersburg.

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  17. Fatal car crash in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WPMT-TV York

    A deadly crash in Franklin County leaves a Mercersburg woman dead. Mary Lowery was driving westbound on state Route 16 yesterday when she crossed into the opposite lane.

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  18. Snyder announces CASD board candidacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... D.C. area. He said he selected Chambersburg after an exhaustive review of locations in six states, judging Franklin County's quality of life to be the best and Chambersburg schools to offer the most for two young sons. Snyder said his candidacy is ...

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  19. Local students go against Pa. trend to skip PSSAsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Despite a statewide trend of parents opting their children out of annual state assessments, few Franklin County parents seem to be making that choice. In Franklin County, nine students opted out of taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments last year - the same as in 2013.

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  20. Prison term backed in homeless shelter child-sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | PennLive.com

    A state Superior Court panel has upheld the 14- to 35-year prison sentence for a man who was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old girl at a homeless shelter in Franklin County. Despite his claims to the contrary, the judges concluded Johnny Ray Sumner Jr. was correctly labeled a sexually violent predator as well.

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