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  1. Capitol Theatre makes push for donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... A long-awaited event, the repairing of the marquee, is expected to take place next year as well, after the Franklin County Commissioner's Office granted the theater $25,000 during last year's campaign. In addition to the campaigns, they are working ...

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

    14 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    SOUTH MOUNTAIN >> Two people were jailed after a homeowner confronted them during an alleged burglary on Loop Road in Quincy Township. Kimberly Jo Staley, 23, of 4612 Carbaugh Road, Fayetteville, and Jesse Allen Daywalt, 18, of 5473 Spruce Road, Fayetteville, have been charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

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  3. Capitol Theatre makes push for donationsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... A long-awaited event, the repairing of the marquee, is expected to take place next year as well, after the Franklin County Commissioner's Office granted the theater $25,000 during last year's campaign. In addition to the campaigns, they are working ...

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  4. Calls could become more costlyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Callers in Pennsylvania can expect higher phone bills in the near future to pay for the increasing costs of county-operated 911 systems. Franklin County residents pay for about half the cost of the county's 911 system through their real estate taxes.

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  5. Holiday Helping Hand: More than $2,500 received this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... essential services that may not be covered by social service agencies. All the money raised is given to Franklin County residents. Last year, we collected nearly $7,000 from readers, businesses, organizations and students. Among the group donors are ...

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  6. Franklin County awards five tourism grants, declines fourRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Fees for staying overnight in Franklin County and fees from natural gas drilling elsewhere will fund five local tourism and preservation projects. Commissioners on Tuesday awarded $350,000 in Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement Awards.

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  7. Commissioners avoid county tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG>> Commissioners on Tuesday adopted Franklin County's annual budget without raising real estate taxes for a second straight year. The county's $44.9 million general fund budget is 5 percent higher than the 2014 budget.

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  8. Boys and Girls Club starts new campaign to help provide servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... designed to pay for the whole cost of services, Coldsmith said. The club relies on contributions from the Franklin County Housing Authority and the Shippensburg and Chambersburg United Way, as well as donations from individuals and businesses and ...

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  9. Timothy Sponseller seeks nomination for prothonotaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Timothy S. Sponseller of Chambersburg announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the office of prothonotary of Franklin County. The position is held by Linda L. Beard, who has announced she will not seek re-election in the May 2015 primary election.

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  10. Prosecution proves recovered gun shot victim, residue present on suspects clothingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The Franklin County District Attorney's Office finished presenting its case with forensic testimony and a video of Carl Varner and Jason Shauf, talking in holding cells shortly after their arrest. Varner, 56, and Shauf, 40, are accused of robbing a house at 310 E. King St. around 10 p.m. Oct. 22, 2012, and fatally shooting Victor Hugo Campos-Olguin during the incident, according to court documents.

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  11. Hanover's past: 'It's not going to be what it was'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The York Daily Record

    ... no more than 8 years old. "I was so scared I wouldn't look at the screen," said Test, 50, who now lives in Franklin County. There are still businesses downtown, some that have withstood the decades. But there are also old, dusty storefronts, some ...

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  12. Coroner announces run for re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Jeffrey R. Conner, Chambersburg, made his announcement Friday of his intent to run in the May primary election next year, Conner has served as Franklin County's Coroner for the past 15 years. Prior to becoming coroner, he served under Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. as chief deputy coroner for 12 years and served as a deputy coroner under the late Franklin County coroner, Herman P. Bender.

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  13. Patriot Federal Credit Union robbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    At almost 4 p.m., a man wearing jeans and a hooded winter jacket took money from the credit union, located on 140 S. Federal St., and fled on foot toward West Loudon Street, according to a Chambersburg Police Department news release. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 264-4131 or Franklin County Crime Solvers at 263-3000.

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  14. Scotland Elementary student wins Department of Agriculture Dog Licensing Poster ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... Ogden's drawing at an assembly attended by more than 10 officials from Chambersburg Area School District, Franklin County and the state. Ogden's drawing was chosen from among about 200 entries from students across the state to be the grand prize ...

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  15. Franklin County Bar Association honors Phil CosentinoRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Attorney Phil Cosentino received the Edmund C. Wingerd Jr. Award during the annual Admissions Ceremony of the Franklin County Bar Association Dec. 5. The goal of award is to recognize those attorneys in the FCBA who carry on the honorable tradition of private client solicitor, someone who thoroughly understands and honors the needs of his or her clients, and consistently demonstrates professional and personal deportment in addressing and serving those needs. Cosentino is a partner in the Chambersburg law firm of DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger.

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  16. Register and Recorder Linda Miller seeks reelectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Linda Miller has announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for reelection to her sixth term as Franklin County's Register and Recorder. The incumbent Miller has more than 27 years of experience working in the office and has served as the county's Register and Recorder since 1996.

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  17. Letter: Where are blacks in county legal system?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    ... one black detective and one recently placed black assistant DA but they are tokens in this racist system in Franklin County. In the community there is no race problem, there is in government and this unjust justice system. Are we to assume there are ...

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  18. Editorial: Wolf should keep Wetzel as secretary of correctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    If Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is smart, he will keep John Wetzel as his Secretary of Corrections instead of looking elsewhere for a candidate for that important post. Franklin County knows Wetzel as a proven achiever in producing innovative programs that go far toward turning the lives of many criminal offenders around and making them into productive citizens in their communities, or at the very least keeping them from becoming repeat offenders who land back in the local jail or state prison time after time.

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  19. Northampton County's 9 percent tax increase standsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Morning Call

    ... as if he walked out of central casting for the part of prison warden, and no one on council questioned the Franklin County warden's credentials. But a few wondered why his $100,237 salary was $13,000 more than his predecessor, Arnie Matos, who is ...

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  20. Northampton County Council approves new director of correctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | NJ.com

    ... as director in January. While council members noted he found ways to reduce overtime and overcrowding in Franklin County, Keen said he needed to address basics first. Council members from both parties dismissed concerns that Keen has bounced around ...

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