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Police seek 'people of interest' in retail theft at Chambersburg Giant

CHAMBERSBURG, Franklin County - Chambersburg police are seeking two persons of interest in a retail theft that occurred on Nov. 17 at a Giant store on the 900 block of Norland Ave. According to police, at 5:50 p.m., two individuals entered the store, stole cold and flu medicine, and exited without p

FOX43.COM - 2017-11-23 17:44:22

Police log: Chambersburg man faces felony for strangulation

A crew of Public Opinion employees came up short as they tried the escape room at the Old Jail. We were not allowed to film the cells due to risk it could reveal clues for other players. We sat down to talk about our experience. Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion GUILFORD TOWNSHIP - Terry Riley Harri

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-24 15:20:31

A Christmas wonderland can be found in Chambersburg

Snowman lights, glitter-wrapped presents, a nativity scene and a Christmas pup are among the hundreds of decorations set up in and around the Mack household. Patty and Larry Mack had their whole house fully decked out for Christmas well before Thanksgiving. They've been doing it for the last five ye

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-24 18:39:39

Business briefs: Integrity Home Mortgage opens Chambersburg office

Integrity Home Mortgage Corporation (IHMC) has officially expanded to Pennsylvania. IHMC has serviced the area for years but just recently found a place to call home at 166 S. Main St., Chambersburg. "We have been given a great opportunity to serve the town of Chambersburg," stated President and CEO

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-24 16:47:35

Chambersburg students make blankets for kids in the hospital over Thanksgiving

CHAMBERSBURG - A group of students in Chambersburg Area School District got together last week to make blankets for kids who may be spending their holidays in the hospital. For some of the students, the project was an opportunity to give back to a program that once helped them. Members of the learni


Photos: Black Friday shoppers hunt for deals in Franklin County

Gilberto Vidal, left, and Rene Lopez load a couple of televisions into a van on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at Chambersburg Walmart. The two men joined other shoppers early morning fro Black Friday sales. Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion Buy Photo None Raelyn Johnson, left, and her sister, Kirsten,

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-24 15:38:25

Coats for Kids needs donations this weekend

CHAMBERSBURG - This is the final weekend for the Coats for Kids campaign in Chambersburg. A couple hundred coats had been dropped off by late Friday morning, just a fraction of the 3,000 coats donated last year. The Gabler truck will be at William F. Sellers Funeral Home through the weekend. Residen

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-11-24 16:21:10

Thanksgiving and the Big Christmas Bird Count

If it is Thanksgiving, it is time to toast an old chestnut. Did Benjamin Franklin prefer the Wild Turkey on the nation's official emblem? Founding fathers Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson never came up with an acceptable design. In 1782, Congress chose a design with the eagle. Apparently, this turkey

GETTYSBURG TIMES - 2017-11-24 05:03:00

In Our Opinion: Cheers

To the honorees of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce 18th annual small business awards dinner held Nov. 16. (http://tinyurl.com/y7esyytn) The first honor of the night went to Springbrook and its new Family Engagement Center, which opened in July at the Milford campus. It was named the Excellus B

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-24 21:00:00

Beatles tribute planned at Foothills

The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center will host a 50th anniversary Beatles show, performed by local tribute band, The Justice League, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The show will re-create the albums "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Magical Mystery

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-24 18:00:00

City warns of tax bill's local effect

The Oneonta Common Council approved a resolution opposing limits to the deductibility of taxes proposed at the federal level, among other business during a meeting Tuesday. Deductions of state and local taxes are provisions heavily utilized by city residents, according to the resolution that urges N

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Elks Lodge hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

People walking into the Elks Lodge in Oneonta on Thursday afternoon were met with a line of smiling faces. The hall was filled with tables dressed in white tablecloths, centerpieces of wicker cornucopias and baskets bursting with orange and yellow flowers, pine cones and autumn leaves. To the right,

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-24 00:52:58

Sidney pub re-opens under new ownership

A former Sidney restaurateur has returned to his roots to relaunch Main St. 88 Tavern, at 64-66 Main St. in Sidney. Mike Gavin, onetime owner of Gavin's Pizzeria & Steakhouse in the village, said he began readying the downtown space in August and, after an "overwhelming" soft open in October, now we

DAILY STAR - 2017-11-24 20:29:24

Council scrutinizes city's 2018 budget plan

ONEONTA - Common Council members asked questions about spending and the reasons for a projected 3 percent increase in the tax levy to support the proposed 2018 budget during a meeting Tuesday night. No one spoke during a public hearing on the $22 million budget proposal, but one Common Council membe


Sidney woman pleads guilty to child sex exploitation charge

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Sidney woman who pleaded guilty in late October to conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and one county of sexual exploitation of a child admitted guilt to another exploitation charge in court Wednesday. Jessica Crandall, 28, and husband Justin Crandall were ar


Forks looks to complete clean sweep in 'B' final

The Blue Devils earned a 48-28 Class B state football semifinal victory over Section 6's Cheektowaga on a dreary and rainy Saturday at Union-Endicott's Ty Cobb Stadium. Jeff Miller / correspondent video A year later, Chenango Forks is bent on closing the deal. The Blue Devils will oppose Pleasantvi

PRESSCONNECTS - 2017-11-24 18:17:28

Fishers of Men installs 13th wheelchair ramp

The Fishers of Men for Veterans group just put in there 13th wheelchair ramp. Phil Davis, of Taylor, was just about to get his power chair and needed a ramp to his front door. Twin brothers Russell and Robert Chamberlain and Rob Jarvey came out and measured one day. A few days later they came back w

WMI CENTRAL - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Snowflake Council Meeting full of smiles ... and surprises

SNOWFLAKE - Council member Terril Kay, elected in 2014 for a four-year term, resigned Nov. 14 during the regular council session. President of Kay Supply in Taylor since 2001 and member of the Snowflake Economic Development Committee, Kay is well known throughout Snowflake and Taylor for his ties to

WMI CENTRAL - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Show Low announces upgrades at city park

SHOW LOW - Show Low City Park, a local favorite at 1100 West Deuce of Clubs, now boasts a state-of-the-art Fitness Zone for ages 14 and older. Over the past few weeks, outdoor exercise equipment and systems were installed in an area west of the Show Low Family Aquatic Center, off the City Park walki

WMI CENTRAL - 2017-11-24 15:40:00

Local shoppers prepare for Black Friday deals

SHOW LOW - Some experts predict Black Friday online sales will top $3.52 billion this year, compared to about $3.34 billion last year. But the deals are already available in most stores because Black Friday has, for the most part, become "Black November" in an effort to get consumers to buy more. Bl

WMI CENTRAL - 2017-11-24 12:00:00