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October 11, 2007
OSI celebrated 50 years of service on Sept. 19 with an open house. State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin, back left, presented awards to Charles "Buddy" Small, front left, and Joe Miller, front right. Buddy and Joe are two of the original five individuals who started at OSI in 1957 through the efforts of the Chambersburg (Pa.) Civitan Club, Franklin Fulton Association for Retarded Citizens and the Franklin/Adams Easter Seal Society. The facility now provides an array of specialized employment services to more than 200 individuals with disabilities annually.
NEWS
September 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) will host its first golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Chambersburg Country Club. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a hot breakfast catered by the Woods Cafe. Golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. The event will include closest to the pin and beat the pro contests. The event also will include a ball drop raffle. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Each ticket number will correspond to a golf ball with the same number.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | November 26, 1999
Office Suppliers Inc. is moving from Fountainhead Plaza to a new building in the Interstate 81 Business Park off Maugans Avenue, the company announced Friday. As part of the move, OSI will close its retail counter and focus solely on the commercial customers who make up the bulk of the business, said General Manager Don Ardinger. OSI's new masonry building, which will cost an estimated $2 million, will be next to a Hampton Inn that's also being built in the business park behind Taco Bell.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 9, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Like countless other businesses at this time of year, Occupational Services Inc. held its Christmas party this week, with revelers enjoying a holiday meal and dancing. Many of the 175 clients of OSI, people who might otherwise not have a job to go to, gathered Thursday at the American Legion. "I love it. I really love it. We all need a break," Michael Lohman said of the party. Lohman, who makes shingle samplers that are used by a roofing company, said he has worked at OSI since 1996.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Derrick Donnell, Matthew Ressler, John Piermatteo and Frank Orozco were the winners of the Occupational Services Inc. golf tournament Oct. 19 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Country Club. Eighteen teams participated in the event that raised money for a building project to house and support the many programs that OSI provides in Franklin and Fulton counties. Golfers received balls, towels and goodie bags, and were fed a hot breakfast catered by the Woods Caf and sponsored by TB Woods.
NEWS
December 16, 2007
The annual OSI (Occupational Services Inc.) Christmas party was held Dec. 6. The Chambersburg (Pa.) High School Steel Band provided entertainment, and of course, Santa arrived bearing gifts for everyone.
NEWS
July 11, 2008
Movers with OSI in Hagerstown were packing chairs and boxes into trucks Thursday afternoon as Cinetic Landis Grinding Corp., the former Landis Tool Co., prepares to move from Waynesboro, Pa., to the Newgate Industrial Park in Washington County. The company was a staple in Waynesboro for nearly 120 years. Company officials declined several times over the last several weeks to answer questions about the move.
NEWS
January 27, 2007
Newcomer-Kessler Richard and Janey Newcomer of Greencastle, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Rea Newcomer, to William Paul Kessler, son of Philip and Cheri Kessler of Greencastle. Ms. Newcomer is a 2000 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School and a 2002 graduate of Hagerstown Business College. She is a studio assistant at Clarissa's School of Performing Arts in Greencastle and is also employed at First Data Merchant Services in Hagerstown. Mr. Kessler is a 2000 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School.
NEWS
June 17, 2012
Franklin County Commissioners tour OSI CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On June 7, the Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners toured the facilities of Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) and were briefed on the various work activities and services that individuals are provided in working toward independence. The mission of OSI is to assist individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment to lead more productive and meaningful lives through vocational programs and employment services, according to a news release.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | November 8, 2008
TRI-STATE -- The economy was just as tough as it is now some years ago when the general manager at Denise Smoot's company told employees: "I think everybody is hoarding stuff. So go through your desks and shelves and give me every pen, pencil and paper clip box you find. " Smoot, who was the human resources manager back then, was surprised at the result. "We actually found so many office supplies that we didn't have to reorder anything for four or five months," Smoot said, laughing.
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March 25, 2013
Franklin County's health status announced April 18 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Summit Health, in cooperation with Penn State Institute of State and Regional Affairs, will announce the results of the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment of Franklin County and Shippensburg, Pa., on April 18. The announcement will be made at Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa., beginning at 1 p.m. Four health priorities for the county...
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December 30, 2009
AUG. 13, 1949-DEC. 28, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Former State Senator Terry L. Punt, 60, of Waynesboro, Pa., died early Monday morning in his home. Death was unexpected and attributed to heart failure. He was born on Aug. 13, 1949, in Waynesboro. He was the son of the late Leo and Betty (Carson) Punt and was raised by his foster parents, the late Raymond and Pearl Sharrah. He was a lifelong resident of Waynesboro. Mr. Punt graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1967.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Derrick Donnell, Matthew Ressler, John Piermatteo and Frank Orozco were the winners of the Occupational Services Inc. golf tournament Oct. 19 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Country Club. Eighteen teams participated in the event that raised money for a building project to house and support the many programs that OSI provides in Franklin and Fulton counties. Golfers received balls, towels and goodie bags, and were fed a hot breakfast catered by the Woods Caf and sponsored by TB Woods.
NEWS
September 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) will host its first golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Chambersburg Country Club. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a hot breakfast catered by the Woods Cafe. Golfers will tee off at 9 a.m. The event will include closest to the pin and beat the pro contests. The event also will include a ball drop raffle. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Each ticket number will correspond to a golf ball with the same number.
NEWS
February 28, 2009
Charles H. "Buddy" Small Jr., 73 JUNE 27, 1935-FEB. 27, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles H. "Buddy" Small Jr., 73, of Menno Haven, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Menno Haven. Born June 27, 1935, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Charles H. Small Sr. and Leone McDowell Small. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He and Joe Miller were two of the five first employees of O.S.I. Inc. when it began in 1957. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Smarsh of Gettysburg, Pa.; one brother, Robert E. Small of Waynesboro, Pa.; two nieces; four nephews; five great-nieces; seven great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and two great-great-nephews.
NEWS
February 19, 2009
MARCH 1, 1943-FEB. 17, 2009 Esther Marie Brennan, 65, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Washington County Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born March 1, 1943, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Trumpower and Lavena Trumpower. She was the wife of the late Robert "Bob" Brennan, who went to be with the Lord on Feb. 23, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald Trumpower and Kenneth Ray Trumpower.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | November 9, 2008
TRI-STATE - The economy was just as tough as it is now some years ago when the general manager at Denise Smoot's company told employees: "I think everybody is hoarding stuff. So go through your desks and shelves and give me every pen, pencil and paper clip box you find. " Smoot, who was the human resources manager back then, was surprised at the result. "We actually found so many office supplies that we didn't have to reorder anything for four or five months," Smoot said, laughing.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | November 8, 2008
TRI-STATE -- The economy was just as tough as it is now some years ago when the general manager at Denise Smoot's company told employees: "I think everybody is hoarding stuff. So go through your desks and shelves and give me every pen, pencil and paper clip box you find. " Smoot, who was the human resources manager back then, was surprised at the result. "We actually found so many office supplies that we didn't have to reorder anything for four or five months," Smoot said, laughing.
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