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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey said Tuesday he'll win in Franklin County, Pa., but he wants supporters to help him do so by a wide margin. Toomey, a Republican, is running against Democrat Joe Sestak for the Senate seat held for five terms by Arlen Specter. Specter changed parties to become a Democrat and was beat out by Sestak in the primary. On Tuesday, Toomey made a campaign stop at Norlo Park east of Chambersburg, Pa. He was greeted by approximately 50 supporters and 10 people holding Sestak signs.
July 8, 2012
Legislation updating Pennsylvania's education code containing a measure authored by Rep. Todd Rock that allows school districts in Pennsylvania to retain school resource officers (SROs) was recently signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett. According to a news release from Rock's office, previous law did not permit school districts to use taxpayer funds to contract with local police departments or county probation offices in order to have their personnel keep regular hours and interact with school personnel.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | April 27, 2011
The Chambersburg Area School Board learned Wednesday that the district has received state approval to potentially increase taxes by an additional 1.6125 mills, if they see fit, in its 2011-12 budget. The board's Finance Committee met on April 11 and committee members learned that the district was approved for the Act 1 index exceptions. Anne Boryan, a Finance Committee member, reported to the board during its regular meeting Wednesday night inside an almost empty board room at the Administration Building.
By ROXANN MILLER | | April 6, 2011
Some of the pedestrian crosswalks in Greencastle could soon get a new look. The Greencastle Borough Council voted unanimously Monday to hire Ginny Lays, president of The Write Group Inc., to research and write a grant to help fund the new crosswalks. But, the council hasn't voted on installing the new crosswalks yet. While Lays will spend about eight hours researching federal, state and foundation funding options to support the project, she is unsure if she'll get the money for the project.
by JENNIFER FITCH | May 24, 2006
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. A Fayetteville man is in Dauphin County (Pa.) Prison on charges he attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl into meeting him after discussions in an Internet chat room with an undercover agent with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. Bradley L. Doyle, 34, of 5500 Lincoln Way East, Lot 7C, was arrested Monday at a Harrisburg, Pa., area mall, and agents found a rope, sexual aid and lotion in his vehicle, according to a news release from Attorney General Tom Corbett's office.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | May 4, 2011
Facing crippled funding streams, Franklin County, Pa., school districts are exploring myriad ways to save money, including joining together in a consortium to improve buying power. Waynesboro Area School Board voted this week to enter into the consortium. Other invited members are the Greencastle-Antrim, Chambersburg Area, Tuscarora, Fannett-Metal and Shippensburg Area school districts. Evan Williams, assistant superintendent in the Waynesboro Area School District, said the participating districts are not obligated to anything by signing the initial agreement.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
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.
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.
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