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Library is refuge, even online during pandemic

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the Franklin County Library System has long had a vibrant online presence and a substantial eBook and downloadable audiobook collection.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise,12 new deaths

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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine again today urged Pennsylvanians to stay calm and stay home in light of The continued rise in confirmed cases across the state.

Obituary: Eleanor L. (Bentz) Plum 1932~2020

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Eleanor will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be private in Brown’s Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station with Pastor Dennis Beaver officiating.

Driver License, ID card, vehicle registration deadlines extended

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PennDOT just made life easier for Pennsylvania residents facing deadlines to renew many official documents.

United Way of Franklin County Activates Crisis Fund for COVID-19 relief

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During times of uncertainty, people have always come together to help and support each other. Coronavirus is a new test of the community’s strength.

Pennsylvania liquor stores ‘Soft open’ uncertain, for now

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Pennsylvania is the only state to close its liquor stores during the coronavirus pandemic. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said the situation underscores flaws in the current state-run system. The Council urged the governor to consider alternatives to a complete shutdown.

Pennsylvania Unemployment claims soar amid coronavirus shutdown

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Federal data shows Pennsylvania’s claims represent one-fifth of the 3.3 million Americans requesting unemployment benefits nationwide as governors enact strict limits on public life, shuttering most businesses and closing public schools indefinitely.

Senate approves COVID-19 response measures

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State legislators are working remotely to pass Coronavirus-related legislation this week. The senate passed four bills yesterday.

Obituary: Marilyn E. (Ginter) Heikes 1928~2020

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The family would like to thank the staff from The Leland for her years of care and Grane Hospice for providing comfort during her last days. Services will be announced at a later date.

Obituary: Norman C. Clawson 1934~2020

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Services are private and at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held after the current health situation ends.

Pennsylvania school districts want to suspend cyber charter school enrollment

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By Christen Smith | The Center Square Pennsylvania school districts want public education officials to suspend cyber charter school enrollment...

Deed Transfers for March 15th to March 21st

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Here are the Deed Transfers for Franklin County Pennsylvania from March 15th to March 21st, 2020.All Deed Transfers are public record in the Franklin County Register and Recorder’s office.

In Fight Against Coronavirus, Do What You Can With What You...

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Life has changed dramatically for everyone in the last few weeks as the COVID-19 virus – coronavirus - has spread around the world

Pennsylvania Governor Reconsidering Liquor Store Closures

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Sunday night he’s reconsidering his order to shutter liquor stores as part of the state’s coronavirus mitigation effort.

Obituary: Nancy J. Fife

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Nancy J. (Strock) Fife, 70, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away March 22, 2020 at York Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1949 in Chambersburg, PA to Harry and Mary (Hargelroad) Strock.

Obituary: Mildred Anne Miller

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Mildred Anne Miller, 86, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 21, 2020, at Laurel Lakes Nursing Home.

State’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 644 in 34 Counties, One More...

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As of 12 a.m. today, Pennsylvania had 165 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 644. There are no new reported cases in Franklin County.

State, Local Police Assist in Enforcement of Business Closures

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Pennsylvania State Police start enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order, according to PSP Commissioner Col. Robert Evanchick.

Pennsylvania State Police Warns Against Coronavirus Scams

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) reminds Pennsylvania residents to remain vigilant against scams attempting to take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Wolf Administration Provides Information to Prevent Food Insecurity

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Grocery stores, food processors and food banks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians Sunday.

Shippensburg Task Force Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Community

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Municipal leaders, first responders, and community organizations are monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Shippensburg area.

Franklin County Modifies Operations in Response to COVID-19

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Franklin County is closing its buildings to the public beginning Monday, except in rare cases, until the current Coronavirus crisis is over.

Obituary: Patricia Ann Craig

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Patricia Ann Craig, 75, life-long resident of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Obituary: Lloyd E. Mooney, Sr.

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Lloyd E. Mooney, Sr., a resident of SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg, departed this life on the morning of Friday, March 20, 2020.

PA Rolls out Waiver for Shuttered Businesses

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Less than 24 hours after he ordered non-essential businesses closed, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a waiver process for non-life-sustaining businesses unable to meet his demands.

PA Distilleries Pumping out Hand Sanitizer Amid State Shutdown

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Pennsylvania distilleries began pumping out hand sanitizer this month to combat price gouging and depleted store shelves as fear of the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

Resources Available to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus Crisis

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Mastriano lists sources of help for the unemployed, those isolated because of Coronavirus.

Pets of the Week: Cadbury, Wintry and Polar Bear

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CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoptions at the shelter.

Keystone Health Begins Using COVID-19 Screening Tents

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Keystone Health begins screening patients for COVID-19 in outdoor tents Monday at 111 Chambers Hill Drive and 830 Fifth Avenue in Chambersburg.

Obituary: Edward J. Norris

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Edward J. Norris, 77 of Waynesboro, passed away at Quincy Village on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 after a long-fought battle with Parkinson's Disease.

NY, NJ, PA, CT, Jointly Announce More Business Closures

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A coalition of four Northeast states is once again acting in concert to issue restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

PA Republicans Question Governor’s Shut Down Order

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Legislative Republicans questioned the constitutionality of Gov. Tom Wolf’s sudden shutdown order for non-life-sustaining businesses, arguing that it caused nothing but chaos and panic across the state.

Resources Available for Employees, Families Impacted by COVID-19

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State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) is reminding community residents that resources are available to help employees and families who have been impacted by the state’s coronavirus mitigation efforts.

Franklin County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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One person has tested positive for the Coronavirus in Franklin County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed this morning.

Non-Compliant PA Businesses Ordered to Shut Down to Contain Coronavirus Spread

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered non-life-sustaining businesses to close their doors by 8 p.m. Thursday lest they face serious consequences, from losing their state licenses to forfeiting disaster aid to risking criminal prosecution.

Obituary: Sharon J. (Lake) Swisher

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Sharon J. Swisher, 72, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away March 17, 2020 at Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center.

Wolf Calls for Emergency Small Business Loans Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called on the federal government Wednesday for help sustaining small businesses and nonprofits during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Emergency Food Assistance Available Locally

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Agency partners of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are providing groceries, take-out meals and a dose of hope this week.

Franklin County Revises, Explains Disaster Emergency

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The declaration allows staff to expedite activities related to emergency response and readies the county for federal funding for costs related to COVID-19.

Deed Transfers for March 8th to March 14th

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All deed transfers, except conveyances between family members for a nominal amount, are published as a public service.

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Library is refuge, even online during pandemic

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the Franklin County Library System has long had a vibrant online presence and a substantial eBook and downloadable audiobook collection.