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November 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is launching two voluntary programs aimed at saving lives in emergency situations - the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs. “Both of these programs speak for people when they can't speak for themselves, so medical concerns can be addressed and contacts can be reached as quickly as possible,” Gov. Tom Corbett said in a news release. Participants in the “Yellow Dot” program fill out a program form with their emergency contact, medical contact and medical information, then insert it in the program's folder and place it in their vehicle's glove compartment.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | 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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
Three Pennsylvania lawmakers stopped by a Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday to talk about Harrisburg's ambitious political agenda that could have far-reaching and long-term effects. Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly this spring are debating the merits of the governor's plans to improve revenues. For 2013-14, Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed a $28.4 billion budget, which represents 3 percent in new spending. “The budget is going to be a challenge again this year.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
Sheldon Schwartz of Greencastle has launched a write-in campaign to represent the 90th House District currently held by Todd Rock. Schwartz, 75, wants to unseat Rock, R-Franklin, by running a write-in campaign as a Democratic candidate in the April 24 primary. Rock has served two terms in the state house. The 90th District includes Waynesboro, Greencastle and most of the surrounding townships. “I'm asking all voters to blacken in the oval and write my name in. It is time for someone to speak up for the middle class in Franklin County,” Schwartz said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2013
Offered as is: 16,400-square-foot building previously used by troops preparing to defend the country. This property features a big yard, a long driveway and a great location near the community pool. Waynesboro's former armory off Pa. 316/Grant Street is one of 11 Pennsylvania National Guard buildings being put up for sale under legislation awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's signature. His spokeswoman indicated he will sign the bill. The 10-acre site in Waynesboro was vacated in 2010 when guardsmen moved into a new readiness center in South Mountain, Pa. The armory, which was built in 1936, remains on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 11, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Richard Alloway II exited stage left and affixed his eyes squarely on Robert "Bob" Curley on Monday evening. Alloway had spoken for three minutes as the first Pennsylvania Senate candidate given the opportunity to do so at the annual Franklin County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner. The 33rd District candidate was noticeably riled up. Curley, one of Alloway's three opponents, had spoken out over the weekend about what Curley maintains are omissions about Alloway's work history.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2011
The Waynesboro Area School Board is expected to continue hammering out its 2011-12 budget and possible program cuts at a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. The board is looking at areas of its curriculum not mandated by the state to be taught. On its list are some foreign language, technology education, and family and consumer sciences classes, according to Superintendent James Robertson. “We’re just looking at ways to close the gap,” Robertson said Monday. The board is grappling with an anticipated $1.9 million deficit, which is after two support staff positions and six teacher positions are cut. Contributing to the deficit is a plan from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to return K-12 public education funding to 2008-09 levels.
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by DON AINES | December 23, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of distributing approximately 10 ounces of methamphetamine he obtained in Hagerstown in 2005, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. Carlos Justin Mills, 27, of 2954 Oak Hill Road, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz in Waynesboro on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and criminal conspiracy, according to Pentz's office. He was released on $25,000 bail, a member of Pentz's staff said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2010
Municipal and county leaders from Franklin County, Pa., called on state representatives Wednesday to address a half-dozen priorities in 2011. The Franklin County Council of Governments (COG) provided five legislators with information about transportation funding, prevailing wage, bid limits, electronic advertising, police radar and storm water management. COG members also shared a few of their other concerns during a relaxed conversation with state Reps. Dan Moul, Rob Kauffman, Mark Keller and Todd Rock and state Sen. Richard Alloway.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 4, 2012
The Obama and Romney campaigns turned their attention to Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes this weekend as polls showed the president holding only a slight lead in the state coming into Tuesday's election. In Franklin County, Pa., registered Republican voters outnumber Democrats nearly 2-to-1. Still, county political watchers say turnout will be key when polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voter turnout was 72 percent in Franklin County in November 2008, according to published reports.
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