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Zack Hoopes

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Carlisle, PA, United States

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Past articles by Zack:

Mechanicsburg graduate convicted of storming Pelosi's office in Jan. 6 insurrection

WASHINGTON — A Mechanicsburg Area High School graduate linked to the far-right “Groyper” extremist movement was convicted Monday of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a → Read More

Vitro Carlisle plant celebrates 50 years

Commissioned in 1972, the plant’s two production lines manufacture a range of energy-efficient glasses, including Solarban, Sungate and Starphire Ultra-Clear. → Read More

US identifies more than 400 Native American boarding schools, more than 50 burial sites

A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools has identified more than 400 schools that were supported by the U.S. government and more than 50 associated burial sites. → Read More

Upper Allen resident to run for 87th House seat

An Upper Allen Township businessman on Friday announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 87th Legislative District. → Read More

Rothman running for Cumberland County's open state Senate seat, Kutz seeking to replace him in state House

The announcements this week by the two local Republicans stand to put them at the front of the race over Cumberland County’s political realignment generated by new state legislative maps. → Read More

Silver Spring Township plans to adopt broad rezoning update

A final hearing and vote on the township’s zoning ordinance revisions is scheduled for March. → Read More

Final state legislative maps would keep Mechanicsburg whole among other adjustments for Cumberland County

The approval of the final maps on Friday came after nearly a year of meetings by the state commission. → Read More

Pennsylvania set state record for gambling revenue in 2021

The more than $4.7 billion came from 16 operating casinos, including three new mini-casinos in 2021. → Read More

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awards license for casino in Shippensburg

Parx Casino in Shippensburg will offer 500 slot machines, electronic table games and a restaurant and sports bar when it opens its 73,000-square-foot facility in late 2022. → Read More

Cumberland County anticipates keeping vehicle fee to help municipalities with local bridge improvements

Cumberland County has 38 municipally owned bridges of over 20 feet, spread throughout 16 municipalities. Of these, at least a dozen bridges are in serious need of repair or replacement. → Read More

Camp Hill considers legal action on I-83 bridge toll as local officials discuss response

Camp Hill hosted a town hall event prior to Wednesday’s borough council meeting to review the proposed tolling of the South Bridge. → Read More

Pa. GOP seeks more control over legislative redistricting

State House Republicans moved Monday to regain more control of the process by advancing a GOP friendly constitutional amendment that would revamp Pennsylvania's redistricting process. → Read More

Cases still pending for five area residents charged in insurrection

At least five people with ties to Cumberland County are the subject of cases related to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. → Read More

Cumberland County heads into new year with Claremont deal unfinished

The county’s plan to privatize the nursing facility has sat in limbo for five months, with the county still retaining ownership of Claremont despite a deal struck with Allaire Health → Read More

The Sentinel's top 5 stories of 2021

The Sentinel’s top 5 stories of the year for 2021: → Read More

Year-end review: Cumberland County's economy continues pandemic roller coaster

The local economy that has experienced much of the same supply shortages and labor tightness as the rest of the country. → Read More

Cumberland County welcomes first female sheriff, court majority as Ebert set to retire as district attorney

“This criminal justice reform isn’t exactly suiting my personality,” Skip Ebert said Monday, and the changing environment partially influenced him to step down. → Read More

North Middleton residents encourage township to take action against Waste Management

Multiple township residents described weeks of missed pickups and collections that occur at random and are often botched, with trash scattered around neighborhoods from torn-open bags. → Read More

Preliminary redistricting map would create open state Senate seat in Cumberland County

Shake-ups for Cumberland County include a change of senator for the majority of the county, as well as a seat that would join the West Shore suburbs with a portion → Read More

Cumberland County anticipates surveys, outreach on use of American Rescue Plan Act funds in early 2022

The strategy, discussed during Wednesday’s county commissioners finance meeting, comes roughly seven months after the county received its initial allocation of $24.2 million from the federal government in May. → Read More