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December 19, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012   BOYS BASKETBALL State College 63, Chambersburg 60 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A rough second quarter doomed Chambersburg in a Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth test against State College. The Trojans (3-3, 1-3) were outscored by State College 21-5  in the quarter and then tried to come back with a 25-16 advantage in the fourth quarter. Kellen Williams had 22 points and four assists for the Trojans, Kyle Myers had 14, Tay Charles 11 and Mitch Stahl 10. Kyle Kanaskie led State College (5-1, 4-0)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 17, 2012
Borough of Chambersburg officials and business owners debated the merits of proposed Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) regulations during a special meeting Monday. Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold and Mayor Pete Lagiovane are driving an initiative to control BYOB establishments that are a nuisance. When explaining his desire for a new ordinance, Arnold listed problems like noise, people urinating in public and disorderly conduct incidents. BYOB has been a standard practice at restaurants for years, but now there are clubs that offer BYOB without serving food, Lagiovane said.
NEWS
November 13, 2011
Police are closing the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 at exit 16 (U.S. 30) in Franklin County, Pa., south of Chambersburg, because of a crash involving an overturned vehicle, a Franklin County emergency dispatcher said. The crash was reported at about 8:30 p.m. A vehicle was overturned near the 15-mile marker, the dispatcher said. No other information was available.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
A Chambersburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and simple assault after a 6-month-old boy suffered bone fractures in both legs, his right arm and several ribs, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday. Dustin William Sipes, 21, of 357 Cosell Drive, was placed in the Franklin County Jail on $25,000 bond, state police said. It was determined that Sipes was a boyfriend of the child's mother and that Sipes was helping to care for the child, police said.
EDUCATION
May 23, 2012
Lindsay Rae Upperman of Chambersburg, Pa., recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, one of the nation's leading cooperatives, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops. Upperman will study animal science and genetics at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., and is one of 25 students receiving scholarships through the CHS Foundation's Two-Year College Scholarship Program.    For more scholarship information, go to www.chsfoundation.org.
NEWS
November 4, 2012
A Chambersburg man died late Friday in a vehicle crash on Philadelphia Avenue at Wilson College, Chambersburg police said in a news release. Michael J. Fields, 34, was driving in the 1000 block of Philadelphia Avenue at about 10 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road near the intersection with College Avenue, police said. Police did not provide any other details of the crash. Officials with the Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner's Office declared Fields dead. “Some property damage was done on the Wilson College campus as the vehicle went onto the campus,” the news release stated.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2011
A bridge on the main road between Waynesboro, Pa., and Chambersburg reopened at 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman. The bridge on Pa. 316 south of Chambersburg had been closed for several months. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. of Baltimore faces penalties of more than $580,000 for missing deadlines, PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said. The bridge, which goes over CSX railroad tracks in Guilford Township, Pa., closed in mid-July for a $1.8 million replacement of its superstructure.
NEWS
July 24, 2012
The Chambersburg Borough Council this week terminated the employment of one firefighter and issued a warning to another, according to Sam Wiser, an attorney for Salzmann Hughes, the borough's solicitor. Wiser said the council voted Monday to terminate Scott McNew's employment for “engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer and neglect of an official duty.” The council issued a written reprimand to Patrick R. Martin with a “last-chance warning” for similar reasons. The council determined Martin “failed to exercise proper supervision and leadership over a subordinate firefighter,” Wiser said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
Police continue to look for suspects in the July 18 shooting death of a 44-year-old Chambersburg man in front of his King Street home, Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said Wednesday. “We're continuing to investigate,” Arnold said. “We have no arrests to announce yet. We're working the case.” David Wayne Gipe was found in front of his residence at 354 W. King St., a two-story brick duplex, at about 11:15 p.m., police said. Gipe was shot once in the upper abdomen toward the shoulder area, Arnold said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A man who robbed a Chambersburg (Pa.) bank on Monday before leading  police on a high-speed chase and wounding two state troopers in a running shootout died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Cumberland County district attorney. Dakin Burgess, 37, of Pittsburgh shot himself on Roxbury Road in Upper Mifflin Township after a three-hour pursuit through two Pennsylvania counties, District Attorney David Freed said during a Tuesday morning news conference at the Cumberland County Courthouse.
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BUSINESS
September 8, 2013
Name of business: Special “Finds...” Owner: Brenda Thompson Address: 1206 Ragged Edge Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Opening date: May 2013 Services: Unique real estate marketing Target market: Unusual properties How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Special “Finds...” evolved from an essential need to attract buyers for unusual, and sometimes difficult to sell, properties. Listing only unique real estate, the goal of Special “Finds...” is to make unique properties stand out from the crowd and not get lost in the sea of more typical listings.
EDUCATION
September 8, 2013
Six area students who plan to pursue or are pursuing health care careers were honored recently as the recipients of the Medical Staff Scholarship Award at a Chambersburg Hospital medical staff meeting. • Brianna Dade of Waynesboro, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School class of 2013. She plans to attend Penn State University to pursue a degree in medicine, specializing in pediatrics. • Shannon Leary of Chambersburg is a member of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Class of 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013
 The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for a new and original musical-theater production of Charles Dickens' “Christmas Carol.”  Open auditions for dancers and dancer/singer/actors will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, with an additional singing audition for those who sing and act from 1 to 2 pm. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.  Open auditions for male and female actors and singers of all ages will be held at the Wood Center in the Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, on Thursday, Sept.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
It was a tale of two halves Friday night as Waynesboro nearly overcame a 26-point deficit in the second half, but ultimately fell 33-28 to Chambersburg. The Trojans (2-0) bolted to a 19-0 halftime lead after scoring on their first three possessions and added two scores in the third quarter to go up 33-0 before the Indians made their run at the upset. Senior quarterback Ryan Martin connected with Jonathan Hopple for Chambersburg's first score in the opening quarter. Martin hit Jordan Brown on a 33-yard touchdown pass to extend Chambersburg's lead to 13-0 after a missed extra point.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Seventy-three-year-old Louis Willett said he is fit as a fiddle now, but he likes to stay informed just in case he needs any services for seniors in the future. Every year, Willett travels to the Chambersburg Mall for the annual Senior Fair hosted by state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg. “We try to stay current with what the various organizations in the community are providing,” Willett said. “That way, if we need help, we know where to go.” Willett was one of more than 1,000 seniors who attended Kauffman's ninth annual event held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
OBITUARIES
September 6, 2013
Donald E. Kline, 81, of 302 Landis Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at The Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
OBITUARIES
September 5, 2013
Larry J. Cordell, 62, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence. Born May 14, 1951, in Waynesboro, Pa., Larry was the son of the late J. Edward Cordell III and Katherine (Dewease) Cordell. He was the husband of Nancy (Nesbitt) Cordell, whom he married in October 1991. He was a member of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir. He served in the U.S. Army as a specialist fourth class in the Vietnam War, and retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in November 2011 with 40 years of service.
OBITUARIES
September 4, 2013
Peter John Schaffnit, 79, of Hagerstown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. Born Feb. 20, 1934, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Oscar and Mary (McGee) Schaffnit. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey D. Schaffnit and two sisters, Kathleen Thomas and Josephine Zadai. Schaffnit was a four-year U.S. Air Force veteran. He was owner and operator of Duke's Tavern of Hagerstown and had worked as a teller for Off Track Betting in Chambersburg.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
A Chambersburg man entered a no-contest plea Wednesday to a charge of attempted rape of a mentally disabled person. Joseph E. Meier Jr., 57, will be sentenced Dec. 4, after he is evaluated for sex offender registration. Prosecutors said in court that the plea agreement calls for a four- to eight-year sentence in a state correctional institution. A no-contest plea means Meier is aware of the evidence against him and does not wish to present a defense. Franklin County (Pa.)
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