May 5, 2012
Shippensburg University sent 1,095 newly minted college graduates out into the world at its undergraduate commencement Saturday before a packed crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and friends at Seth Grove Stadium. “I'm so proud of him,” Diane Hewitt of North Wales, Pa., said of her son, Alex Andrussier. “He's worked so hard. He's graduated magna cum laude. He has two majors, two minors. He's a really good kid.” If that weren't enough, Alex's grandfather, Robert Hewitt of Blue Bell, Pa., added that his grandson already has gotten a job in his field with a multinational corporation and has traveled much of the world.
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.
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.
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 12, 2012
Shippensburg (Pa.) University, which is facing hefty state funding cuts, hosted a tour Thursday for a legislator who praised its innovation. University President William Ruud showed off the college's new dormitory, renovated student union, rented textbooks, solar panel and energy-savings system. “This is good research for me as I go back to (the capital in) Harrisburg and advocate,” said state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has suggested cutting funding to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which includes Shippensburg University, by 30 percent for 2012-13.
April 3, 2012
Coming off their win Monday over Chambersburg, the young Waynesboro Indians looked to keep the momentum and knock off one of the Mid-Penn Conference kingpins on Tuesday. But Shippensburg would not be a part of any Indian uprising and downed Waynesboro 8-3, gaining sole possession of first place in the Mid-Penn Colonial Division as Northern lost to Greencastle. “I don't know if we had any letdown,” said Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler. “We're just young, playing a tough schedule and learning to play the game.” Dylan Bryan started for Waynesboro and allowed four runs in the first two innings before he made a concession to the coaches.
April 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is expected to announce $500,000 in federal funding related to Volvo Construction Equipment at an event Tuesday. Shuster, state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, local elected officials and Volvo representatives will be discussing improvements at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Rowe Road. The planned expansion of Volvo Construction Equipment's facility in Shippensburg is part of an estimated $100 million investment that will create direct and indirect jobs in the region, according to a news release.
March 29, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012 PREP SOFTBALL SMITHSBURG - Cara Ferguson pitched a two-hitter to lead Smithsburg to a six-inning 11-1 victory over Brunswick (2-2, 1-1) in the MVAL Antietam on Thursday. Ferguson helped her own cause with four hits, including a two-run home run that capped an eight-run sixth for the Leopards (4-0, 2-0). Brooke Parks had two hits and two RBIs, Shayla Murray had two RBIs and Krystal Holl added two hits. Brunswick 001 000 - 1 2 5 Smithsburg 030 008 - 11 9 1 Laing and Beachley.
March 19, 2012
State championship celebration slated for Wednesday HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The public is invited to attend a Victory for The Ville, in honor of the Hedgesville Eagles high school basketball team's recent win in the Class AAA state championship. The event is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilbert B. Miller Health & Physical Education Center at the school. AARP Driver Safety Class to be offered in Franklin County CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Motorists ages 55 and older who would like to sharpen their skills behind the wheel and earn a discount on their auto insurance can sign up for the AARP's Driver Safety Class, according to a news release from state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin.
March 5, 2012
Incidents reported to Washington County Sheriff's Office The following incidents were reported Friday, Saturday and Sunday to the Washington County Sheriff's Office: Friday At 9:19 a.m., an outside camera was reported damaged at Clear Spring High School on Broadfording Road. At 10:30 a.m., cash was reported stolen from Claire's at The Valley Mall. Saturday At 2:23 p.m., a Kawasaki four-wheeler with a snow plow attachment was reported stolen from a garage in the 16100 block of River Bend Court, Williamsport.