November 16, 2012
A Chambersburg man charged in the October shooting death of a man in the 300 block of East King Street faces additional charges in the case after a hearing Friday before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns. Carl L. Varner, 54, of 238 E. McKinley St., now faces 10 counts of kidnapping, five counts of unlawful restraint, five counts of robbery and one count of person not to possess firearm. He previously was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, robbery, burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery in the death of Victor Hugo Campos-Olguin.
July 21, 2012
Chambersburg got on top of Hagerstown 'B' early in the first game of the PONY Section Tournament at Funkhouser Park, scoring an 8-1 victory on Saturday night. “The first four hitters for Chambersburg hit the ball extremely well and we couldn't get them out,” Hagerstown manager Ed Kipe said. “That was the difference in the game.” The first four hitters combined for seven of Chambersburg's 10 hits. Carlin Christian, the third hitter, slugged two home runs and finished with three hits and three RBIs.
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.
July 19, 2012
The Borough of Chambersburg has installed a new weather station and web camera at its wastewater treatment facility. Weather affects operations at the J. Hase Mowrey Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, according to a news release from Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill. The plant serves the borough and several surrounding townships. It is in the midst of a $35.2 million capital project, the largest public works project in Chambersburg history, the news release stated. The camera can keep the public and municipal partners informed on the project's progress, Stonehill said.
June 14, 2011
"The Great Race," America's premier old car rally, is coming to Chambersburg for lunch today, bringing a variety of antique automobiles to Memorial Square. Live music and other festivities in the square will welcome the trucks, Hot Rods and other classics as they begin arriving in the heart of Franklin County shortly after noon. Cars will arrive each minute for an hour and a half and will remain parked around the square to allow spectators to visit with the participants and to look at the automobiles, according to a news release.
March 10, 2013
Five people, including three children, were taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Saturday after a car on southbound Interstate 81 crossed the median into northbound I-81 and hit another car, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police. A 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south on I-81 when it crossed the median and headed south on northbound I-81 near the exit for U.S. 30, state police said. The Cavalier's driver-side front bumper hit the driver-side front bumper of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday, state police said.
December 19, 2012
Donations of toys and food are still needed for the annual Christmas Day dinner in Franklin County, Pa. Tuesday's dinner is sponsored by the Salvation Army and run by volunteers, including Lynne Newman, who is organizing the event for the 21st year. Doors open at noon at the Salvation Army building at 159 Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg, and dinner will be served until 2 p.m. Deliveries to shut-ins and others who need a Christmas meal begin normally between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Volunteers decorate the lunch room for the holiday and wrap presents as well as help cook, cut up turkeys and deliver the meals to shut-ins and serve those who come to the Salvation Army.
February 10, 2013
Name of business: Truly France Owner: Barbara Farhat Address: 1039 Crestwood Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. Opening date: March 24, 2012 Products and services: I offer products from France, including bath and body products, gourmet food, fabric accessories and olive wood kitchenware. I sell them during home parties, where attendees can sample the products in a French-oriented atmosphere. I carry everything with me, so attendees leave the party with their products and avoid shipping costs.
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.
October 4, 2008
Susquehanna Township 21 Chambersburg 12 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Ben Dupree threw for 195 yards, including a 49-yard TD pass to Richard Greene, to lead Susquehanna Township over winless Chambersburg. Eddie West returned an interception 42 yards for a score and Dupree also had a 13-yard touchdown run for the Indians (4-2). Brian Reese connected with Colby Lehman for an 18-yard TD pass and Ramarr Jackson ran for a touchdown for the Trojans (0-6).