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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.