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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 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.
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 | | April 26, 2011
The Waynesboro Area School Board passed a resolution Tuesday night that would allow it to make significant changes to its curriculum. The board will send documents to the Pennsylvania Department of Education seeking permission to make cuts in several programs, including foreign languages, physical education and health, technology education, and family and consumer science. Some board members described the resolution as a starting point for future budget discussions and emphasized they're not bound by the proposals.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | December 20, 2011
The 9th Congressional District will retain Franklin and Fulton counties if Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the redistricting bill headed to his desk. The state House of Representatives approved the proposed new map, 136-61, on Tuesday; it already passed the Pennsylvania Senate. The Republican governor is expected to sign it into law. “Overall, I'm pleased with how my map came out,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, who represents the 9th District. Shuster lost parts or all of Cumberland, Juniata, Somerset, Huntingdon and Mifflin counties.
May 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services is seeking local businesses affected by a tractor-trailer fire Thursday that closed Interstate 81 in Dauphin County, Pa., for several days. Due to the crash and fire last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett declared a state of disaster. He is consulting with the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if there is a need for a federal declaration, according to a news release. If a federal declaration is made, there might be federal funds available to offset uninsured business losses due to the incident.
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 ROXANN MILLER | | 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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