Pennsylvania briefs

March 13, 2012

Deadline to register to vote in Pa. is March 26
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary election is Monday, March 26.

This is also the deadline for a voter to change his or her name, address or party affiliation. Applications will be accepted and processed as long as they are postmarked with the deadline date.

You are eligible to vote if you have been a citizen of the United States for at least one month, a resident of Pennsylvania and the election district in which you seek to register for at least 30 days, and are at least 18 years old.

You can register to vote in several ways.

Franklin County, Pa., residents may visit the county Voter Registration Office in the old courthouse on Memorial Square in Chambersburg from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Voter registration mail applications may be found at and some government offices. Applications also may be downloaded at

Voters can apply at a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation office when obtaining or updating driver’s licenses.

For more information, call 717-261-3886 or 717-261-3810.

Here to Help job fair on tap in Franklin Co.
SCOTLAND, Pa. — State Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, will host the second annual “Here to Help” Job Fair on Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Mall, 3055 Black Gap Road.

“Given the positive feedback we received after last year’s event, we know there is an interest in and need for another job fair,” Alloway said in a news release.

Jobseekers should have resumes available and be prepared to complete applications on site. Various workshops will be offered throughout the day on a variety of topics, including resume preparation and interview skills.

Local colleges and universities will be present at the job fair as will numerous human services providers.

A new feature of this year’s job fair is the opportunity for veterans to meet with a veterans employment representative and obtain information on services and benefits for veterans.

Police dogs, handlers train near site where body was found
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Police dogs and their handlers spent Monday afternoon and evening training off Ninth Street in the Borough of Waynesboro.

Regional teams get together every two weeks to log training hours, Waynesboro Police Sgt. Mike Bock said.

Dogs led officers through the woods across from the former EZ Dumper building. A Hag-erstown woman’s body was found there on April 6, 2010.

The former EZ Dumper building will be the site of the Franklin County (Pa.) Builders Show Friday through Sunday.

Pa. town will be ‘painted purple’ in support of relay
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — From March 19 to 26, Chambersburg will be “painted purple” for Relay for Life, which brings together more than 3.5 million people every year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against disease.

When “painting” the town, Relay supporters will tie ribbons on the trees that line the streets. Businesses are invited to decorate their storefronts with purple.

More information is available from the American Cancer Society .

The Relay For Life of Chambersburg will be June 15 and 16 at Norlo Park. The kick-off will be at 2 p.m, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.

The event will continue for 24 hours.

For more information about the Relay For Life of Chambersburg, visit or call 800-227-2345.

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