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COVID-19 numbers rose sharply again

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Locally, Franklin County saw 30 cases Sunday, up four from Friday. Two cases were reported Saturday and another two Sunday. Adams County cases rose to 22, up three over Friday’s figures.

Police log: Bogus flier warning, crimes

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Today’s police log includes a report that a child was hit by a vehicle on Friday; plus a warning about a fake flier circulating about Homeland Security mobilizing the National Guard to help enforce Coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

Elizabeth J. (Rowe) Shatzer obituary 1938~2020

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Mrs. Shatzer was a homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed flower gardening and listening to music her husband made for her.

Meet Mason and Lobo, CVAS pets of the week

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Meet Mason and Lobo, this week’s CVAS pets of the week. Lobo the cat and Mason, a beagle, are just two...

Fugitive in custody, wanted by CPD

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Fugitive Yomero Jean-Giles was taken into custody by federal marshal Friday in Shippensburg. He was wanted by Chambersburg police in connection with a shooting incident during a riot last November.

Unemployment scams target the vulnerable

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Scammers are taking advantage of the historic rise in unemployment by using fake unemployment-filing websites

Police log: Missing children, thefts,

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Area police stay busy, even when people are ordered to stay home. While crime is still on the forefront of their work, not all the news is bad. Chambersburg police had smiles this week and a word of thanks to businesses who showed up on their doorsteps with supplies of things like hand sanitizer to help keep the first responders safe.

Numbers keep growing (groan): Stay home, stay safe

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While the numbers on COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Franklin, Cumberland and Adams, the numbers are growing faster in the southeastern part of the state around Philadelphia and the northwestern side where Pittsburgh is located.

Changing the way we work in a Coronavirus world

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With the Coronavirus pandemic has come a need for companies to rethink the way they are doing business.The health and well-being of employees and partners have become their highest priority.

COVID-19 numbers up, locally and statewide

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Franklin, Cumberland and Adams Counties. Statewide, there are now officially 5,805 confirmed cases, up 962 from yesterday.

Lois M. Crist 1935~2020

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Lois was an animal lover, especially of dogs, enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, baking, gardening and a good nap!

Franklin County added to Wolf’s stay at home list

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Franklin County residents are now under orders to stay at home, as of 8 p.m. tonight. But local police won’t arrest anyone, just remind them of the state’s social distancing rules. And there are lots of exemptions to the rule.

COVID-19 numbers keep rising

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Although COVID-19 cases reported in Franklin County rose from 12 to 19 overnight, the county still lags behind neighboring Cumberland County.

Local entrepreneurs talk about surviving a pandemic, and thriving

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The free webinar, geared toward small businesses, touches on many aspects of coping with the present reality while planning for a vastly different future.

One new COVID-19 case reported in Franklin County

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Across the state, bringing the statewide total to 4,087 in 59 counties. One of those is in Franklin County and two are in Cumberland County.

Fire and police log: Child injured, shots fired, crashes

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A child was airlifted to a severe trauma center Sunday following a pedestrian accident in downtown Chambersburg.

Four new Coronavirus cases reported in county

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As the Coronavirus pandemic rages around us, rural Fulton County is one of few to escape. There were four new cases reported in Franklin County overnight. Numbers in Adams County, to the east, and Cumberland County to the north are for the moment stable with 8 and 22 cases respectively.

Coronavirus related postponements, cancelations

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A lot of events and public gathering around Franklin County have been postponed instead of cancelled. Keepin mind that the new dates could. Change also, depending on the fluid Coronavirus situation.

Pets of the Week: Meet Poptart and Wayne

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In accordance with Gov. Wolf’s mandate, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is limiting visits by the public to those seriously interested in adoption.

Police log: Fights, hit and runs, burglary, thefts and noise

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Chambersburg police are looking for a group of men involved in a fight on West Washington and South Main Street Wednesday

COVID-19 update: 560 new positives, state totals 1,687

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Coronavirus cases soared yesterday across the state as deaths rose to 16 statewide. In Franklin County, cases remain at five. Businesses across the county are closed unless the are on the “life sustaining“ list.

Shapiro to online businesses: Stop sellers price gouging

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“Ripping off consumers by jacking up prices in the middle of a public emergency is against the law. Online resellers like Amazon must join in this fight,” Shapiro said in his letter.

Franklin County’s message to its citizens

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Franklin County Emergency services Director Jacob Crider wants county residents to have a list o critical numbers to call if they don’t Hve an emergency but just ant information or help in non-emergency situations.

Gov. Wolf announces $100M coronavirus small business relief fund

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The loans can cover costs associated with operations in the three months prior to the statewide shutdown.

School Closures Extended Through April 6th

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Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera said his decision to close all schools for the additional period aligns with the governor’s stay-at-home directive announced. Franklin County schools will remain closed into April as state officials battle a spreading Coronavirus threat. The numbers of new cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly across the state.

Police Log: Assaults, Thefts, DUIs and Other Crimes

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In the middle of concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and orders from authorities to stay at home until it abates, people continue to get out and break the law.

March 23: COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements, Changes

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Today's list of new changes, cancellations, and closures prompted by the Coronavirus health crisis around Franklin County.

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise, No New Cases in Franklin County

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Pennsylvania now has 479 COVID-19 cases, 108 more than yesterday, most of them clustered around the state’s two biggest counties.

Obituary: Waltraud C. Butsch

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Waltraud C. Butsch, 85, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away March 21, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born on December 15, 1934 in Brieg, Germany to Adolf and Klara (Curth) Neuber.

March 22 COVID-19 Cancellations, Closures and Changes

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Local hospitals are restricting visitors until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With schools closed and any type of pubic event or gathering now prohibited

Police Log: Assault, Stalking, Arrests, DUIs, Hit and Runs

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Area police taped busy at week investigating a variety of crimes, from assaults and stalking to criminal mischief and hit and run investigations.

March 21: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 371, No New Cases Locally

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Dr. Rachel Levin, Sec. of Health, said State residents have a very important job right now, she said. She urged people to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.

Chambersburg Police Will Enforce Business Closures

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The Chambersburg Police Department will be educating those business that defy the order with a goal of getting compliance. If enforcement is warranted, citations can be issued.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc Offers Tips to Stay Safe, Support Business

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Chambersburg's downtown merchants are reaching out to the community to reassure area residents that they are doing all they can to keep the larger community safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

March 21 Closures, Cancellations and Changes

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Notices of closures and cancellations have slowed down, mostly because local organizations quickly took proactive action as the Coronavirus began to spread earlier this month.

Chambersburg Closes Borough Offices to Public

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Chambersburg closed its government offices to the public Friday as the county reeled under a state of emergency aimed at trying to halt the spread of the growing Coronavirus pandemic.

Obituary: Jo Ann Heffernan

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Jo Ann Heffernan, born March 11, 1946, in Washington, DC, passed away on March 17, 2020, in Waynesboro, PA. She as the beloved daughter of the late William F. and Doris M. (Cox) Heffernan.

Police and Fire Log: Counterfeit Currency, Armed Robbery, Drugs and Warrants

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Police and fire first responders are always there to serve and protect. But in these uncertain times with a Coronavirus pandemic running rampant across the country, they ask that people with emergencies call 911.

March 20 COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements and Changes

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Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 20. Also included are events with altered hours and/or rules for participation.

Returning Shippensburg Students Test Positive For COVID-19

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Two Shippensburg students returning to the U.S. after spending spring break in Europe tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

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COVID-19 numbers rose sharply again

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Locally, Franklin County saw 30 cases Sunday, up four from Friday. Two cases were reported Saturday and another two Sunday. Adams County cases rose to 22, up three over Friday’s figures.