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Looking Back: It Happened on July 16

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

Victim Protection Bills Championed by Kauffman Signed into Law

Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined the governor when a package of bills was signed into law focused on providing better protections to crime victims.

Cause of Sunday Fire Under Investigation

An investigation into a fire that extensively damaged two buildings in downtown Chambersburg Sunday continues today, fire officials said.

Police Log: Assault – Lost and Found Items

Area police investigated a fight in Shippensburg over the weekend and took several lost and found reports.

New Orleans Style Cajun Chicken

New Orleans is famous for its seafood, gumbo and its hot cajun spice mix. In this recipe, we dry rub chicken breasts with a hot cajun spice mix cooked to tender perfection in a foil pouch with shrimp, potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 15th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 15th.

3-Alarm Fire Destroys Nanas Wash House, Apartment Building

A 4-alarm fire destroyed a laundromat and seven apartments on West Washington Street next to First Lutheran Church Sunday.

Jobs, Higher Wages Grow Franklin County Economy

The county’s economy is in a very good place right now with new businesses continuing to create new jobs.

Downtown Chambersburg Fire

The Chambersburg Fire Department is currently fighting a house fire at 41 W. Washington St. Everyone is being asked to avoid the downtown area on S. Main St. between Queen St. and Liberty St. Also Washington St. between 2nd Street and Cedar St.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 14th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 14th

Area Police Warn About Medical Scam in Two Local Communities

Police are warning local residents about a medical scam that has happened in at least two communities this month.

Police Log: Hit and Runs, Stolen Bikes and Warrant Arrests

Today's police log includes incidents from Waynesboro, Shippensburg and Chambersburg Police Departments.

Harris Takes Over Women’s Soccer Program

Wilson College Director of Athletics Lori Frey has announced that Terrance Harris has been named the interim head coach of the women's soccer program.

Stonehill Appointed to Important National Committee

Jeffrey Stonehill has been appointed to serve on the International City/County Management Association's Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee.

A Cappella & Unplugged Semi-Finalists

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to view the semi-finalists of A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 on Facebook

Chambersburg Police Greet Public at Farmers Market

Visitors to the downtown Farmer's Market will have a chance to interact with Chambersburg Police Department officers today.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 13th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 13th.

My Car Butler Celebrates Grand Opening

Business leaders and community members gathered early Friday to celebrate the Grand Opening of My Car Butler’s automotive campus with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Mont Alto Golf Releases 2019 Fall Schedule

Penn State Mont Alto golf coach Bill Burke announced his team's 2019 fall schedule available on psumontaltoathletics.com.

Telephone Town Hall to Focus on Budget

State Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will host a telephone town hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to provide an update from the Capitol on the state’s 2019-20 budget.

Week-Long ChambersFest Starts Saturday

It's time for ChambersFest, one of the biggest summer festivals in the region. Thousands are expected for the annual event that begins Saturday morning and ends with a massive light show the following weekend.

County Proceeds With Future Administration Building Plans

Franklin County Commissioners reviewed floor plans this week for a new 35,772 square-foot administration complex at North Second and Grant Streets.

Mount Aloysius College Hosts Summer Open House

Mount Aloysius College is holding a summer open house on Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in their Wolf-Kuhn Gallery. The event is open to all new, transfer, and returning adult students and their families.

Angel Eye System Helps Parents See Their Babies in NICU

For nine anxious months, Sara Shank’s body stretched to accommodate the growth of her first child, a son, with husband Nick.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 12th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 12tth

New Visitors Guide to Franklin County Now Available

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau completed the 2019 Visitors Guide, the largest and most inclusive publication to help visitors explore Franklin County.

Washington Township Targets Aggressive Drivers

Washington Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave through August 25.

Topper’s Office Open Additional Hours

Rep. Jesse Topper’s McConnellsburg office will now be open an additional day each week.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 11th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 11th.

Volunteers Needed to Help With James Burd Playground Project

August 8th is the big day! The James Burd Community Playground Build will occur that Thursday.

High Speed Chase Gets Alabama Woman Multiple Charges

An Alabama woman who led police on a high-speed chase on Buchanan Trail West last weekend faces multiple charges, including a felony.

Four Pagan’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested

Four members of the Pagan’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang are free on bail after being arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and other offenses last weekend.

Replacing Keystone Exams with SATs Would Save Money, Help Students and...

In a new special report released today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Pennsylvania taxpayers are still spending tens of millions of dollars every year on the Keystone Exams, which have not been federally required for four years.

Obituary: Anna B. (Berrier) Johnson 1937 ~ 2019

Anna B. (Berrier) Johnson, 81, of Orrstown, departed this life on Sunday, July 7, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Police Log: Theft, Lost Purse, DUI, Drugs, Hit and Run

Police departments across the county report a variety of incidents investigated to date this month.

Weekly Job Roundup: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Our weekly job roundup is a list of jobs we found from July 10th to July 17th. We searched the internet to find potential jobs available in Franklin County, PA.

Dane Anthony: Remembering the Excitement of Playing Pro Baseball

Franklin County Sheriff-elect Dane Anthony strolled onto Henninger Field with his friend Everett Rey last week as the mid-summer sun beat down on the historic ball field.

Looking Back: It Happened on July 10th

Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 10th

Setting a Positive Tone Vital for Kids Facing Surgery

The smallest surgical patients get special treatment at the Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center, and it shows in their faces.

Totem Pole Preview Performances of ‘Souvenir’ This Weekend

Totem Pole Playhouse opens its third production in its new summer subscription series, Souvenir by Stephen Temperley, this weekend.
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Looking Back: It Happened on July 16

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