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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2012
State Rep. Rob Kauffman won re-election to a fifth term Tuesday, defeating his political challenger from Shippensburg, Pa. Kauffman, a Republican, received 18,034 votes, compared to the 11,746 cast for Democrat Susan Spicka in the race for the 89th District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, according to complete, but unofficial results from two counties. The 89th District represents portions of Franklin and Cumberland counties, primarily the Chambersburg and Shippensburg areas.
NEWS
January 20, 2011
Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) Wednesday announced that he has been appointed by Speaker of the House Rep. Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana) to serve on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Consumer Affairs, Labor and Industry, and State Government committees for the 2011-12 legislative session. "Each of these committees addresses issues that are important to the residents of the 89th District, as well as the communities across the Commonwealth," Kauffman said. "I am ready to get to work on the critical matters that will restore the public's trust in their government while putting Pennsylvania on the path to recovery.
NEWS
June 27, 2009
Janet E. (Barnett) Kauffman, 91, of Quincy Village in Quincy, Pa., and formerly of 7170 Anthony Highway in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, June 26, 2009, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, Pa. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Grindstone Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
NEWS
January 27, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway and state Rep. Rob Kauffman have started the 2011 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by reintroducing their favored legislation that didn't pass in previous years. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced a bill that would expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense. According to a news release, Senate Bill 273 would remove the "duty to retreat" clause when an individual is threatened by an attacker in any place that an individual has a right to be, including the individual's home or vehicle.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
An amendment that would increase the weekly prize limit from $25,000 to $35,000 for Small Games of Chance licensees was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as part of a bill containing numerous updates to the law. The amendment was authored by state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. “My amendment seeks to raise the weekly prize limit, so our nonprofit and service organizations have an easier time raising needed funding. Many of my local small games of chance operators have contacted me about various aspects they would like to have changed in the current law and this was one of them,” Kauffman said in a news release.
NEWS
January 13, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - State Rep. Rob Kauffman has written to House Speaker Dennis O'Brien, asking that former state representative Jeff Coy not be reappointed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. "Mr. Coy was appointed two years ago amid much political scheming that ultimately left the residents of the 89th Legislative District without representation for a portion of Coy's term in office," Kauffman, R-Franklin-Cumberland, said in a statement released Friday. "This is not the type of person who will help move Pennsylvania forward and restore public trust in government.
NEWS
May 11, 2001
Council candidate Q&A - Kauffman Democratic council candidate Ira P. Kauffman Jr ., 68, 1009 Lindsay Ave., retired from the CIA, former Hagerstown City Councilman from 1977-1981 Q: What are your qualifications to serve as a City Council member? A: I have lived in Hagerstown my entire life except for six years on military bases. I served on the Hagerstown City Council from 1977 to 1981. I handled some labor negotiations for the city during my term.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 16, 2008
Washington County Public Schools has a new communications officer, replacing Will Kauffman, who officials said has been on paid administrative leave until recently. Richard Wright, the associate vice president of the tourism division for Tierney Communications, will assume that role in mid-August, said Donna Newcomer, executive director of human resources. Tierney Communications is based in Philadelphia. Wright's annual salary will be $89,291, Newcomer said. Newcomer said that Kauffman is still an employee with Washington County Public Schools, but he has been temporarily reassigned.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | February 17, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Nearly 200 Kauffman, Pa.-area residents will be asked to pay up to $3,000 by next year to hook onto a new sewer line that will be run by their homes by the Antrim Township Waste Water Treatment System, a township spokeswoman said. Teresa Schnoor, one of two township administrators in Antrim, said the cost to hook onto the sewer will be $1,500. Homeowners will also have to pay to install underground lines from their homes to the street. Those costs could range from $500 to $1,500, depending on the distance, she said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | April 28, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Greene Township Supervisor Rob Kauffman was the apparent winner over attorney Chris Sheffield and Chambersburg businessman Fred Stenger in the race for the GOP nomination for the 89th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives seat, according to complete but unofficial primary election returns from Franklin and Cumberland counties. With all 75 precincts in Franklin County reporting, Kauffman led with 3,593 votes, or 51 percent, compared to 1,842 for Sheffield and 1,557 for Stenger.
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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.
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OBITUARIES
July 9, 2013
Kitty Shaw Kauffman, 86, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Autumn Assisted Living in Hagerstown. Born Sept. 9, 1926, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Ross and Cora Elsa (Shank) Shaw. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Joseph Kauffman, who died June 1, 1995; sisters, Amantha Conway, June Taylor and Carmen Eyerly; and brothers, Harry R. Shaw, Ralph E. Shaw and Raymond W. Shaw. She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft as an executive secretary. She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
April 19, 2013
David "Robby" W. Robinson, 62, of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home. Born Dec. 8, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Richard Virl Robinson and Edna Mae Miner Robinson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Mount Zion Methodist Church in Hagerstown.  He retired after 34 years of service from Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. He was a 1969 graduate of Clear Spring High School, and was a member of UAW 1296.
OBITUARIES
March 24, 2013
Ronald L. Kauffman, 70, of State Line, Pa., died unexpectedly at 3:51 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1943, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Oliver D. and Hazel I. (Snyder) Kauffman. He graduated from Quincy High School with the Class of 1961.   He married Phyllis (White) Kauffman on Feb. 17, 1995, in Hagerstown, Md. Ronald was employed as an engine tester for Mack Trucks, dedicating 45 1/2 years and many long hours to a job and a company he highly respected.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
An amendment that would increase the weekly prize limit from $25,000 to $35,000 for Small Games of Chance licensees was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as part of a bill containing numerous updates to the law. The amendment was authored by state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. “My amendment seeks to raise the weekly prize limit, so our nonprofit and service organizations have an easier time raising needed funding. Many of my local small games of chance operators have contacted me about various aspects they would like to have changed in the current law and this was one of them,” Kauffman said in a news release.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 10, 2013
Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr. issued an annual report looking back on the year 2012 during a regular Boonsboro Town Council meeting last week. Among the issues that Kauffman touched on Feb. 4 is the town's debt for its wastewater treatment plant. The plant cost $11.6 million and the total debt stands at $7.9 million. Kauffman said the plan was for the plant to be funded by new development, but there was no development in the town in 2012. The town did pay off a water-filtration project loan five years early, Kauffman said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 5, 2013
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday laid out a budget plan that calls for increased spending for public schoolchildren, senior citizens and individuals with developmental disabilities after years of cutting or flat-funding many programs. Corbett also vowed to tackle some of the state's biggest issues, such as crumbling roads and the troubled pension system. He re-emphasized initiatives to replace state-run liquor stores with twice as many privately operated wine and liquor stores.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2012
State Rep. Rob Kauffman won re-election to a fifth term Tuesday, defeating his political challenger from Shippensburg, Pa. Kauffman, a Republican, received 18,034 votes, compared to the 11,746 cast for Democrat Susan Spicka in the race for the 89th District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, according to complete, but unofficial results from two counties. The 89th District represents portions of Franklin and Cumberland counties, primarily the Chambersburg and Shippensburg areas.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 28, 2012
Two years ago, state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland, easily won re-election to the 89th district seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with 87 percent of the vote. He's hoping for a repeat performance in 2012. Democrat and political newcomer Susan Spicka is waging a campaign to make his fourth term his last. Kauffman was first elected in November 2004. The district covers portions of Cumberland County, including Shippensburg and Southampton townships and the borough of Shippensburg, as well as part of Franklin County consisting of the townships of Greene, part of Guilford Township, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Southampton and the boroughs of Chambersburg, Orrstown and Shippensburg.
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