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By ROXANN MILLER | | May 4, 2012
Volvo Construction Equipment broke ground Friday on the first phase of a $100-million expansion to make Shippensburg, Pa., the new Volvo Americas headquarters, generating several hundred jobs and a financial jolt to the local economy. “We're here to create jobs. We're here to create a future for the employees that we have, but also to partner up with the community,” said Goran Lindgren, president of sales region Americas.  Upon completion, the Shippensburg expansion will include a new, 36,000-square-foot Volvo Americas headquarters, a customer-demonstration center and a new production line of wheel loaders, excavators and off-highway haulers, said Bill Law, vice president of corporate communications for Volvo Construction Equipment Americas.
January 5, 2011
A Shippensburg, Pa., teenager died after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Hamilton Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. Kristi L. Myers, 18, was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a steel pole on Lincoln Way West near Sollenberger Road, police said. Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Myers was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m. in the emergency room of Chambersburg Hospital. Myers was in the rear passenger seat of a 2001 Ford Mustang and was not wearing a seat belt, Conner said.
By SAM STEWART | Staff Correspondent | January 26, 2013
Greencastle-Antrim boys basketball coach Gary Martin was treated to an all-around performance as the Blue Devils used a 17-4 third-quarter run and solid point play from Zach Faulkner to defeat Shippensburg 59-56 in a tight Mid-Penn Colonial contest. “Our guys did a real good job executing,” Martin said. “It was a real good total team effort.” Leading that effort was Faulkner. Trailing by four early in the third quarter, the senior guard helped facilitate the run that catapulted the Blue Devils (14-3, 7-2)
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | March 7, 2013
Cesar Millan is on a mission: to save one dog at a time. Millan, who is known from his long-running series, "The Dog Whisperer," launched a new series this year on Nat Geo Wild Channel called "Leader of the Pack. "  Saturday, Millan will stop in Shippensburg to help share his knowledge so that people can learn to be the best owners they can be. And it's just one of the many stops Millan has been making, thanks to his new series that has him traveling all over the world to help abandoned dogs find forever homes.
July 7, 2008
Robert J. Shank Jr., of Waynesboro, Pa., was recently named the recipient of Shippensburg University's Renetta F. Heiss Scholarship for students enrolled in business information systems or business education. A senior at Shippensburg, Shank is majoring in information technology for business education with secondary education certification. Shank is the son of Robert and Rene Shank, also of Waynesboro, and is a 2004 graduate of Waynesboro Area High School.
April 19, 2012
The Franklin County, Pa., coroner was called to the scene of a single-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. An older man died of medical issues before the crash at the entrance to the Volvo Construction plant, according to Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. The man was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m., Conner said. Shippensburg, Pa., police are investigating the accident. At 4 p.m., Conner said he would not release the driver's name because his family had not yet been notified.
April 20, 2012
The man who died of a heart problem before crashing a minivan on U.S. 11 in Shippensburg Thursday was identified Friday as Harold H. Weaver Sr., 82, of Newville Pa., the Franklin County coroner said. Weaver was driving a minivan south on U.S. 11, which is Molly Pitcher Highway, in the area of Rowe Road at about 2:13 p.m. when he experienced an acute cardiac event, causing his death, Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said in a news release. The van left the road and struck a stone wall and a pole on the west side of the road, the release said.
December 31, 2012
A Waynesboro, Pa., man has been charged in a Monday morning accident at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and McKinley Street in which one woman died and two other people were seriously injured, Chambersburg police said. Heather Coble, 25, of Shippensburg, Pa., died at Chambersburg Hospital following the 12:16 a.m. accident, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner said Monday evening. An autopsy will be performed Wednesday, he said. Two other people, Nicholas Fortenberry, 30, and Madison Perry, 24, both of Shippensburg, were in the same vehicle as Coble and were flown to York (Pa.)
November 23, 2011
A Chambersburg, Pa., woman died and two Shippensburg men were injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Cumberland County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Cindy L. Hull, 44, of Chambersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of head injuries, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Coroner's Office. The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Bumbaugh, 43, of Shippensburg, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with moderate injuries, state police said.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 12, 2011
A Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas judge denied a bail request Tuesday for Chad Kirby, pending the result of a retrial that has yet to be scheduled. Kirby, 39, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the August 2009 shooting death of his neighbor Andrew Buttermore in the Shippensburg, Pa., area. Kirby was granted a new trial earlier this year, but there are pending appeals and motions. He was sentenced originally to six to 12 years in prison. District Attorney Matt Fogal told Judge Richard Walsh that Kirby is a flight risk because of the potential outcome of a new trial.
August 21, 2013
Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years. Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech. The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses - light, hearing and smell - to better understand a patient.
August 19, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL The Shepherd University football team is ranked 25th in the 2013 AFCA Division II Coaches' Preseason Poll, released Monday. Defending national champion Valdosta State is the preseason favorite. The Rams, coming off an 8-3 season in 2012, open the 2013 campaign on Sept. 7 when they host No. 7-ranked Shippensburg at noon at Ram Stadium for Ram Gridiron Cub Day/The Great Valley Classic. PREP GOLF South Hagerstown 204, Tuscarora 206 at Maryland National, par 36 South: Dylan Bickford 42, Cody Reeder 53, Andrew Snodderly 54, Josh Mades 55. Tuscarora: Matt Mifsud 44, Nick Fox 54, Connor Pycha 54, Alex Scorpio 54. Record: South 1-0. Thomas Johnson 168, Boonsboro 187 at Maple Run, par 36 Thomas Johnson: Joey Dibraneeseo 36, Evan Cormack 42, Ryan Shriver 44, Jack Magerowski 46. Boonsboro: Tyler Olson 37, Sydney Alexander 48, Blake Dougherty 51, Tom Schneckenberg 51. Record: Boonsboro 0-1. Mid-Penn Colonial at Chambersburg Country Club, par 73 Team scores: Chambersburg 386, Waynesboro 430, Greencastle-Antrim 498, James Buchanan 529, Gettysburg 542, Shippensburg 658 Chambersburg: Austin Greem 75, Max Bell 76, Jordan Shaffer 77, Carter Rajtik 79, Jesse Helman 79. Waynesboro: Tyler Bricker 72, Nick Franki 78, Austin Bryan 87, Sam Franki 95, Garrett Eisenhauer 98. Greencastle-Antrim: Hunter Heuer 87, Ellie Kotrady 88, Kurt Kline...
August 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office is asking that bail be denied for a man accused of throwing a woman to the ground, choking her and pointing a pistol at her head. James A. Dahm, 43, of Rice Road, Shippensburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, according to online court records. He was being held Tuesday in the Franklin County Jail on $15,000 bail, court records show. On Tuesday, the district attorney's office filed a motion that Dahm's bail be re-evaluated and denied altogether.
August 10, 2013
Bonnie S. Ewing, 58, of Hagerstown died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at home, with her husband by her side. She was born Tuesday, May 10, 1955, in West Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Eaton) Blyman. Bonnie graduated from Aberdeen High School and attended college for two years. She was employed by Washington County Hospital Hospitality for about 10 years and by Washington County Human Development as a medical technician for 14 years. Bonnie started a grief support group for survivors of murder victims.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
July 19, 2013
The following area students received scholarships from Shippensburg University: - Alana R. Bielarski of Greencastle, Pa., received the Sean C. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship. Bielarski graduated last spring from Greencastle-Antrim High School. She plans to major in English. - Elliott J. Bonner of Waynesboro, Pa., received the Lynn G. and Evelyn R. Walck Memorial Scholarship and the John L. and Cora I. Grove Program Scholarship. Bonner graduated last spring from Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
June 28, 2013
Mark H. Hollinshead, 47, of Orrtanna, Pa., passed away Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2013, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born Feb. 15, 1966, in Ashtabula, Ohio, he was the son of Marlin H. Hollinshead and the late Sara Anne Gibson Hollinshead, and stepson of Linda Hollinshead. Mark was a 1985 graduate of McConnellsburg (Pa.) High School and a 1987 graduate of the Antonelli Institute of Art. He worked as an engine tester for Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md. A first responder in the state of Maryland, Mark had the privilege of saving several lives.
By ROXANN MILLER | | June 11, 2013
Norfolk Southern celebrated its new, $97 million rail-truck project Tuesday with a dedication ceremony and a new name for the facility. Norfolk Southern officials cut the ribbon on the new Franklin County Regional Intermodal Facility at 612 Antrim Commons Drive in Greencastle during the ceremony. “This terminal really is one of the landmark economic development projects that has taken place in Franklin County in my (27-year) tenure,” said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 31, 2013
An affiliate of a Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based real estate development company has acquired Martinsburg Mall, the company announced Friday. Eric Cornett, chief operating officer of Paramount Development Corp., said in a news release that the company recently completed commercial development projects in Winchester, Va., and Shippensburg, Pa., and had been looking at opportunities in Martinsburg “for some time.” Martinsburg Development Partners LLC,...
May 23, 2013
1. Dancing in Shepherdstown Goose Route Arts Collaborative will host SOS (Shepherdstown On Site) Dance Festival will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2, at various sites within walking distance of one another in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Eight dance artists will showcase site-specific dance. Free. Call 301-693-5303 or go to . 2. Reds, Whites and Bluegrass The Speakeasy Boys will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Knob Hall Winery, 14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring.
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