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Inspirational Connection: Boiling Springs grad tells her story in Nike “Sport Changes Everything” campaign

Amy Bream is the first person to tell you she’s never considered herself athletic. That makes it all the more “surreal,” to use her words, that she’s featured in a video for Nike’s “Sport Changes Everything” campaign. Read more


Flash flooding, power outages haunt Cumberland County in Halloween storm

Torrential rain caused widespread flash flooding and power outages throughout Cumberland County and all of central Pennsylvania on Thursday… Read more


Wildfires: Find out how and why they're getting bigger and more frequent

It's true: Wildfires have been getting bigger and occurring more often over the last decade in the continental United States. Read more


Climate Change Forum: The local impact, possible actions for Cumberland County

Pennsylvania is experiencing a warming climate, and in a very specific way, according to data presented by John Balay of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Matt Steinbugl of the National Weather Service. Read more


Regional AME Zion Church will sell Mount Tabor church to Mount Holly Springs borough for $1

A blessing by a bishop could mean a revival for the Mount Tabor church in Mount Holly Springs. Read more


Election 2019: Forum offers local focus for commissioner, judge, treasurer, DA candidates in Cumberland County

Tuesday night’s forum for countywide candidates on the Nov. 5 election day ballot touched relatively few hot-button partisan issues, instead stressing the nuts and bolts of local government: court organization, planning and zoning, transportation, and other hometown matters. Read more

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Only online: Photo galleries

Week in review: Top photos of the week from AP

Here are some of the top photos of the week, as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays: Nov. 16

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Marg Helgenberger, Dwight Gooden, Diana Krall, Lisa Bonet, Marth… Read more

Today in history: Nov. 16

Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

🕹️ Game on: 8+ video games for November

Calling all gamers, this one's for you! So many games are constantly being announced, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Read more

Only online: Recent videos

Video: Camp Hill’s Julia Raich reacts after winning PIAA Class 1A title

Camp Hill’s Julia Raich reacts after winning the PIAA Class 1A girls soccer championship over Shady Side on Saturday, the team’s first stat… Read more

Kevin Lusk reacts to Cedar Cliff winning District 3 Class 5A semifinal

Colts beat Exeter Township 24-0, will face Cocalico in district championship game. Read more

"Christmas Everlasting: From the Hallmark Hall of Fame"

Lucy heads home for Christmas to hear the terms of her sister’s unusual will. Stars Tatyana Ali and Dondre Whitfield. Read more

"Christmas in Love"

Ellie works at a famous bakery, whose CEO sends his son undercover to learn the business hands-on. Ellie must show Nick that the community … Read more


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Laura Lee (Olesen) Larsen


We are sad to announce the passing of Laura Olesen Larsen on November 10, 2019. A recently retired teacher in the Carlisle School District.… Read more

Crime and Courts

Mechanicsburg teen killed in Perry County crash Friday

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A 17-year-old boy from Mechanicsburg died after a crash Friday evening in Perry County, police reported Wednesday. Read more


HS Football: Cumberland Valley opens head coaching position, ending Michael Whitehead's seven-year tenure

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Cumberland Valley has opened the football head coaching job. Michael Whitehead led the Eagles for seven years, 59 wins and one District 3 championship. Read more


Denver L. "Pete" Tuckey Jr.


Denver L. “Pete” Tuckey Jr., 65, of Newville, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home. Read more

High school

Fall Signing Day Ceremonies: A list of local athletes committed to play in college next year

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Check out where local athletes will be playing collegiately next year after signing letters of intent during Wednesday's commitment ceremonies around the county. Read more

The Sentinel: News

New stop signs in place at Claremont Road/Post Road intersection

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There already was a stop sign on Post Road, but there are now stop signs in both the east and west directions on Claremont Road, PennDOT announced Wednesday. Read more


Athletic facility updates: One project ends, one has a start date for Mechanicsburg Area School District

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With one new athletic facility opening its doors this month, Mechanicsburg Area School District Superintendent Mark Leidy said plans are in… Read more

Teen of the Week

Teen of the week: Cumberland Valley senior enjoys using science to help people

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When Cumberland Valley High School Senior Anushka Konka was in eighth grade, she decided to assess the effect of acetic acid on the bioluminescence of dinoflagellates. Read more

Crime and Courts

Lebanon woman killed in crash Sunday on I-81 in Hampden Township

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A 19-year-old Lebanon woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 81 Sunday in Hampden Township, according to State Police at Carlisle. Read more

Crime and Courts

Police investigating bodies found at Turnpike travel plaza in Hopewell Township last month

Zack Hoopes The Sentinel ​ | ​ ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Pennsylvania State Police said Friday they are investigating after two people who were found dead in a recreational vehicle at the Blue Mou… Read more