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By JENNIFER FITCH | | May 14, 2013
A Waynesboro Area School District program helping first- and second-graders become stronger readers recently received recognition from education professionals. The Early Birds program at Fairview, Mowrey and Summitview elementary schools provides language arts support to students from 7:50 to 8:35 a.m. Monday through Thursday. It received kudos from the Shippensburg (Pa.) University School Study Council, according to Fairview Elementary School Principal Dianne Eberhardt. The morning has proven to be a good time for instruction, Eberhardt said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | May 11, 2013
Like the Class of 2013, Shippensburg University President William Ruud is embarking on a new phase in his life. “Like you, I, too, am leaving my Ship home, and like you, I am beginning a new chapter in my life,” Ruud said during Saturday's undergraduate commencement. Ruud, who was named the college's 15th president in 2007, is leaving Shippensburg to take the helm at the University of Northern Iowa on June 1. “I have had the privilege to serve you as your president since you joined the Ship family, and it has absolutely been one of the greatest honors of my life,” he said.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 1, 2013
Brett Hill, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan from Shippensburg, Pa., represented his favorite team on the podium in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, calling out its pick, Khaseem Greene, after winning a trip to the draft through an online sweepstakes. “It was pretty incredible,” the 45-year-old said. “Just for an NFL fan there's nothing like it other than a game.” Hill, who is the director of security for AlliedBarton Security Services at Valley Mall in Hagerstown, won an all-expense paid trip to the draft and was taken to New York City with his girlfriend in a Limo that picked them up at his house.
April 30, 2013
Vivian Elaine Goetz Shatzer, 75, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Shippensburg (Pa.) Health Care Center. The service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | March 30, 2013
Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men promises one thing to fans who will see the group perform Thursday, April 4: Expect to work up a sweat. Stockman and the rest of Boyz II Men will perform at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University "I think people will be surprised at the energy (involved) with coming to a Boyz II Men concert, not only from us but we require a lot from our audience, too," Stockman said during a telephone interview from Las Vegas. "They don't just sit there and watch us sing all night.
March 27, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Clear Spring 8, Catoctin 5 CLEAR SPRING - Dylan Stouffer hit a base-clearing double in the sixth inning to put Clear Spring ahead and key an eight-run sixth inning to lead the Blazers to a season-opening victory. Catoctin scored three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to take the lead, while starting pitcher Alex Kennedy struck out 10 in his four innings. Logan Appel put Clear Spring on the board in the sixth to start the rally as the Blazers sent 13 hitters to the plate.
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.
By ROXANN MILLER | | February 20, 2013
A Chambersburg man charged in a 2011 traffic crash that claimed the life of a Shippensburg woman will not serve jail time following Wednesday's sentencing in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. President Judge Douglas W. Herman sentenced Jeffrey David Davies, 22, to 72 months to be divided between wearing an electronic monitoring device and probation. Davies was charged with homicide by vehicle and aggravated assault in connection with the Jan. 4, 2011, crash that killed Kristi L. Myers, 18, of Shippensburg, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.
By AMY DULEBOHN | | February 17, 2013
Olivia Newton-John said she's always loved singing. She was in her first singing group by the tender age of 15. "But I didn't know that I would be able to make a career of it. But I'm very grateful that I could," she said during a telephone interview from California where she has lived since the early 1970s. Newton-John will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. "(The audience)
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | February 14, 2013
Cat owners would be amazed at the way Gregory Popovich is able to corral his cats in his show, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, which stops Saturday for two shows at Shippensburg University. Popovich insists that it's not a special training technique, in fact, it's the same one he uses on his dogs - nothing. "In my case, special technique is based on their natural habits," Popovich said during a telephone interview on the road in New Hampshire, his Russian accent punctuating his English.
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