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August 13, 2013
Two mosquito samples from the Chambersburg area have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday. The samples were from Hamilton Township and Greene Township, the DEP said in a news release. The state's website indicates five samples have tested positive this year out of 715 collected in Franklin County, Pa.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2012
Tom Geiman of Chambersburg knows what it's like to pick up a book and not be able to read it. He was 44 before he learned to read. Geiman was one of about 14 percent of U.S. adults who can't read. But now, Geiman, 61, not only is reading at college-level, but he helped coordinate Saturday's Ride to Read event in Chambersburg. The 61.4-mile motorcycle trek around Franklin County, celebrating the Franklin-Fulton READS program, began at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg, continued to Mount Holly Springs, Pa., and ended at Chambersburg Mall in Scotland, Pa. Saturday's event was one of many activities in the two-month community reading celebration to promote reading and literacy through the area, said Sally Herritt, treasurer of the Franklin-Fulton County READS program.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
The Cumberland Valley Relief Center will hold a beef and pig roast fundraiser Saturday, June 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be catered by Long's Catering. The meal will be on a donation basis. The center is at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway in the Chambersburg area. All donations will benefit the relief center. To RSVP to the center, call 717-375-2088.  
NEWS
July 31, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Police are seeking a Franklin County Jail inmate who failed to return from work release Saturday morning, according to a press release from Warden John Wetzel. The inmate, James Vrdzick, 21, was incarcerated July 2 for a parole violation on an original charge of receiving stolen property, Wetzel said. He has about 16 months left on his parole, Wetzel said. Vrdzick's last known address was in Falling Waters, W.Va. His work-release job was in the Chambersburg area, Wetzel said.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
A man believed to be responsible for a series of residential burglaries in the Chambersburg area was taken into custody Wednesday, according to the Chambersburg Police Department. Eric M. Bailey, 22, of Chambersburg, was charged with five felony counts of first-degree burglary, Chambersburg police said in a news release. Bailey was identified as a suspect through an investigation of the burglaries, which took place between July 19 and Aug. 10, police said. Police said homes were broken into during the day, when the homeowners were not there, by prying open locked doors, typically to the rear of the residences.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has announced his candidacy for mayor of Chambersburg. Darren Brown, 32, said he wants to review police operations to ensure the most efficient use of tax money, ensure transparency for government operations, and establish and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Chambersburg's mayor oversees its borough police department. That position is just one of many that will appear on ballots in the May 21 primary election and Nov. 5 municipal election.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 30, 2011
A body found in a Chambersburg stream on Wednesday has been identified through dental records as that of a missing 20-year-old local man, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Friday. Kellan Quin Reaver, no address given, of Chambersburg was found at approximately 9:15 a.m. in the stream near 330 W. Commerce St., but he apparently died two to four weeks before the his body was discovered, according to a news release from Conner's office. After the body was discovered, Conner said there had been a report of a missing person in the Chambersburg area.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
The Chambersburg area's annual POW/MIA Service of Remembrance will be on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Letterkenny Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Ave. The service will be followed by memorial dedications at the adjacent Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park, according to a news release. The guest speaker will be Col. Glenn Dowling Frazier, a former prisoner of war and survivor of the World War II Bataan Death March. Born in Fort Deposit, Ala., Frazier enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 16 and was assigned to the Philippine Department under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
LIFESTYLE
April 4, 2012
A photograph of "Springtime in Caledonia State Park" by Chambersburg resident Susan Mellott will be featured on the cover of CenturyLink's local directory that will be distributed in the Chambersburg area this summer. Shalom Christian Academy student A.J. Eshleman's "Lake Tranquility: Cove Valley Youth Camp" will be featured on the cover of the directories that will be distributed in Waynesboro, Pa., and Hagerstown. The 18th annual CenturyLink Yellow Pages photo contest was held in conjunction with the Council for the Arts; winners were announced at Friday, March 30, at the Council office, 159 South Main St., Chambersburg.
NEWS
April 22, 2012
Approximately $300 was stolen from three vending machines that were damaged in the Chambersburg area between Friday and Saturday morning, according to a news release from the  Pennsylvania State Police. The vending machines were at 3506 Airport Road and 4349 Letterkenny Road, state police said. Approximately $100 was stolen from each of the three damaged vending machines, state police said. The victims listed on the news release were Chambersburg Skydiving Center, Salem United Brethren Church, Pepsi and Coke.
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NEWS
August 13, 2013
Two mosquito samples from the Chambersburg area have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday. The samples were from Hamilton Township and Greene Township, the DEP said in a news release. The state's website indicates five samples have tested positive this year out of 715 collected in Franklin County, Pa.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Area School Board rescinded its offer to appoint a former assistant superintendent into another leadership position at the same salary and benefits. By a 6-3 vote Wednesday night, the school board voted to amend a move on March 13 that in effect removed Cathy Dusman from her job as assistant superintendent and made her director of early childhood education. Voting for the change were Phillip Miracle, Stanley Helman, Kim Amsley-Camp, Fred Rice, Joe Tosten and Norman Blowers.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
A Chambersburg-area farm involved in a bacteria outbreak last year is the subject of a new warning from the Pennsylvania departments of health and agriculture. Five people who consumed unpasteurized milk from The Family Cow, 3854 Olde Scotland Road, between April 30 and May 10 suffered illnesses confirmed to be related to Campylobacter bacteria, according to a news release from the state departments issued Wednesday. “Agriculture officials ordered the owners of the farm to stop the sale of all raw milk until further notice,” the news release stated.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
A student from Chambersburg Area Middle School South is banned from school district property for allegedly bringing a weapon to school. On Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., school officials were notified of a weapon on school property, Kurt Widmann, CAMS South principal, said in a recorded message to parents and guardians of CAMS South students. “We were notified by a student that another student had a BB pistol in their locker,” Widmann said in his message. “We immediately acted on the information, and we confiscated a BB pistol from the locker.” The student was located immediately and separated from the rest of the students, he said.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
The Borough of Chambersburg and an area business have been awarded state funding to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert existing vehicles to natural gas. The Borough of Chambersburg, along with project partners IESI Corp. and the Borough of Shippensburg, will receive $472,500 for the purchase or retrofit of 19 vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas. The vehicles include refuse and recycling trucks, a utility bucket truck, and an ambulance, according to a news release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
The Chambersburg area's annual POW/MIA Service of Remembrance will be on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the Letterkenny Chapel, 2171 Carbaugh Ave. The service will be followed by memorial dedications at the adjacent Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park, according to a news release. The guest speaker will be Col. Glenn Dowling Frazier, a former prisoner of war and survivor of the World War II Bataan Death March. Born in Fort Deposit, Ala., Frazier enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 16 and was assigned to the Philippine Department under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
NEWS
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
As teenage athletes left Chambersburg Area Middle School North on Wednesday evening, firetrucks and other emergency vehicles descended on the parking lot for a drill related to an mock attack at a nuclear power plant. Emergency services officials planned to set up decontamination tents and assess potential shelter operations related to a disaster at the Three Mile Island plant south of Harrisburg, Pa. Evacuees from the Steelton area near the plant are supposed to head to Chambersburg, Pa., if the worst happens.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2013
A child exploitation investigation involving a former Chambersburg Area Senior High School teacher so far has not indicated he perpetrated any physical sex crimes against victims, the lead investigator said Tuesday. Jeffrey Schmutzler was arrested March 21 at his Fayetteville, Pa., home by federal agents. The Spanish teacher submitted his resignation Tuesday morning, according to school officials. Schmutzler remains incarcerated on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has announced his candidacy for mayor of Chambersburg. Darren Brown, 32, said he wants to review police operations to ensure the most efficient use of tax money, ensure transparency for government operations, and establish and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Chambersburg's mayor oversees its borough police department. That position is just one of many that will appear on ballots in the May 21 primary election and Nov. 5 municipal election.
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