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Utilities can’t be shut off during Coronavirus emergency

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Seasonal restrictions on service terminations typically end April 1. The PUC last month issued an emergency order that halts service shut-offs for as long as Gov. Wolf’s emergency declaration remains in effect.

Annabel M. Weddle obituary 1928~2020

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Annabel was happy with the simple things in life and content to be by herself. She was very fond of animals and liked the opportunity to babysit her daughter’s cats while she would be away.

Denice J. Caouette November 1951~March 2020

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Denise enjoyed glass-working and making glass beads, virtual paint by numbers, coloring, and knitting.

David J. Crouse obituary October 1956~April 2020

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David was the self-employed owner of Crouse Brothers Excavating, where he started working with his father when he was 15 years old and eventually took over the business.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history on April 3rd

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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 April 3rd.

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.

Pennsylvania ends business waiver requests

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The controversial waiver process has been plagued with criticism since Gov. Tom Wolf opened it last month as a way for nonessential businesses forced to close by his shutdown order to plead their case.

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.

Deed transfers for March 23-27

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Here are the deed transfers recorded in the Franklin County Register and Recorder’s office for the last week of March. Deeds are public records.

Barry L. Eckert 1966~2020

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Barry had a great appetite for life and food. As we remember Barry in the days and months ahead, participate in an activity that would honor his memory.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history on April 2nd

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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 April 2nd.

Stop panic buying and hoarding, Wolf pleads

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The state's food supply can outlast the restrictions on public life caused by the pandemic, officials said.

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.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s history April 1st

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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 April 1st.

43.8% of adults in Pennsylvania face elevated coronavirus risk

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The share of adults over age 60 out of the total at-risk adult population is 74.2 percent. The share of adults age 18 to 60 who are at risk is 16.7 percent.

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.

COVID 19 Epidemic brings challenges to DMTF’s grief support services

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Donations earmarked for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation will be used for the foundation’s Blue Butterfly Ball, held each November on the Saturday before Children's Grief Awareness Day.

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.

Federal stimulus check scams could be coming

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AG Josh Shapiro issued a warning this week about potential scammers who want to profit from residents federal stimulus checks.

Terry J. Sullivan 1973~2020

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Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Lloyd Keiffer Baker 1946~2020

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Lloyd was a devoted grandpa to all of his grandchildren and an accomplished fisherman. He was a fan of NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt. Services will be private.

John William Ringer 1928~2020

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Mr. Ringer’s wishes were to be donated to Humanity Gifts Registry. Online condolences may be made at KelsoCorneliusFH.com.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 31st

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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 31st.

WellSpan offers remote visits, urges people to stay home

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Remote visits can be a video meeting that allows the provider to assess a patient utilizing smartphone or laptop cameras. If patients do not have access to video technology at home, many visits can be completed over the phone.

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.

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.

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.

Congressional Response to the coronavirus pandemic crisis

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Sen. Pat Toomey represents Pennsylvania in the US Senate. He talks about details of the recently-passed federal CARES Act and talks about its hoped-for effect on the American economy in a time of extreme crisis.

Wilson Adds NCEA Equestrian for Fall 2020

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The addition of the NCEA Equestrian team for hunt seat competition is a significant and positive development for Wilson’s program

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.

Marshall Henry Lanehart 1932~2020

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A Graveside Service with Military Honors provided by Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post # 1599, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, PA, with Rev. Dr. A. Robert Cook officiating.

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.

Open letter from local boys and girls clubs

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The Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Chambersburg and Shippensburg are taking proactive steps to continue to serve the kids who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic, online if necessary.

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Utilities can’t be shut off during Coronavirus emergency

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Seasonal restrictions on service terminations typically end April 1. The PUC last month issued an emergency order that halts service shut-offs for as long as Gov. Wolf’s emergency declaration remains in effect.