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September 7, 2007
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Franklin County resident was among three men recently arrested in an Internet sex sting operation, according to a press release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. Franklin Shane Barrick, 37, of 135 Cottonwood Ave., was arrested in connection with an alleged series of sexually graphic chats with an undercover agent posing as a 13-year old girl, Corbett said. Barrick was charged with four counts of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of criminal use of a computer and one count of identity theft, Corbett said.
August 20, 2009
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett says a Franklin County man accused of traveling to York, Pa., to have sex with what he believed was a 14-year old girl, and a former girls' volleyball coach for a suburban Philadelphia school were among those arrested in an online sex sting. Corbett said Chad Randall Keefer, 43, of 13327 Locust Level Road, Greencastle, Pa., allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent who was using the online profile of a 13-year-old girl from York, Pa. Keefer allegedly asked if she would be interested in meeting so they could "play" -- explaining that he was interested in touching and feeling her, along with "whatever else" she would allow, Corbett said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | October 6, 2011
Legislation designating Pa. 997 within the borough of Mont Alto as Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway was signed into law Wednesday by Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett. Shaffer, 23, a resident of Mont Alto, died Dec. 27, 2006, from injuries sustained while on active duty in Ramadi, Iraq. He served with the 3rd Platoon B of the U.S. Army's 136th Infantry. The measure to name the highway after Shaffer was sponsored by State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin. "Moving forward, I hope the Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer Memorial Highway will forever serve as a constant and lasting reminder of America's ever-growing roll call of military heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation," Rock said.
April 15, 2013
Pa. lawmakers do not support our local schools To the editor: If Franklin County residents like paying higher property taxes so that our communities' children can go to school in crowded classrooms with fewer and fewer educational opportunities, they have elected the perfect governor and state lawmakers. If Franklin County residents want their school tax dollars to be spent on expensive advertising, political lobbying, seven-figure CEO salaries and shareholder profits for cyber charter school management companies instead of being used to educate children, they have elected the perfect governor and state lawmakers.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | May 20, 2012
Linda L. Kelly can now add “commencement speaker” to her long résumé, which includes 30 years as a prosecutor, assistant district attorney and senior litigation counsel as Assistant U.S. Attorney. Kelly, who is Pennsylvania's attorney general, delivered her first graduation address Sunday when she spoke to Wilson College's Class of 2012. “I'd like them to take from my message that life is a journey, an unpredictable one,” Kelly said in an interview before the ceremony.
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.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
January 27, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway and state Rep. Rob Kauffman have started the 2011 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly by reintroducing their favored legislation that didn't pass in previous years. Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, introduced a bill that would expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense. According to a news release, Senate Bill 273 would remove the "duty to retreat" clause when an individual is threatened by an attacker in any place that an individual has a right to be, including the individual's home or vehicle.
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