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OP-ED: In the midst of health crisis, is the cure worse...

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In the end, we want our Governor to lead and make decisions that are in the best interest of our state, not in the best interests of his wallet or dubious political agenda.

Obituary: Sharon Elaine Jackson 1950~2020

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In deference to the current health crisis, funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. At a later date there will be a Celebration of Her Life service.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 30th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 30th.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 29th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 29th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 28th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 28th.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 25th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 25th.

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

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 27th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 27th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 26th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 26th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 24th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 24th.

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.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 23rd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 23rd.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 22nd

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 22nd.

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.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 21st

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 21st.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 20th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 14th.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 19th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 19th.

Police log: Theft, Assault, Lost Diamond Bracelet

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Today’s police log has the usual thefts, assaults and other crimes, plus one not-so-common item — a BOLO for a diamond bracelet lost downtown earlier this month.

March 18 COVID-19 Related Cancellations and Closures

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Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 18. Also included are events with altered hours and/or rules for participation

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History On March 18th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 18th.

Police Log: Domestic Violence, Vandalism, Theft

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Chambersburg police have been investigating a variety of crimes including an assault case, some vandalism, and theft.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 17th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 17th.

Fire Destroys Marion Home, Family Escaped

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One firefighter suffered minor injuries when debris fell on him. He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where he was treated, then released.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 16th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 16th.

Police Log: Theft, Assault, DUIs and Drugs

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The most serious crime reported by area police last week was an assault on a Chambersburg Hospital security guard. But local police still kept busy with numerous lesser crimes.

Roy Pitz Stube: Stepping up to Feed Hungry Kids in Time...

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Roy-Pitz Stube is stepping up to the plate to help hungry kids while local schools are closed this month.

Sign Up Now for 2020 AARP Smart Driver Course

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Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-89, is once again teaming up with AARP to offer the AARP Smart Driver Course to older drivers living the 89th District in Franklin County.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 15th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 15th.

TFEC and United Way to Fund Support for COVID-19 Community Needs

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and The United Way of the Capital Region have established a COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 14th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 14th.

Police Log: Wanted Persons, Domestic Assault, Burglary, Thefts, Public Drunkenness, Harassments

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Area police departments tackled a number of criminal investigations and made some arrests recently. They asked for arrest warrants in at least one case and were informed one fugitive wanted on another warrant had been picked up by Hagerstown police.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 13th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 13th.

Driver Charged With Murder in Fatal Crash

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The driver of a car that crashed into a house on Coldbrook Avenue last weekend has been charged with murder in the death of a 60-year-old woman who died in that crash.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 12th

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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on March 12th.

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Rescue at High Rock

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A 25-year-old woman who fell 75 feet from an overlook at High Rock has been rescued and is being airlifted to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

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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.