By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three high school students were instrumental Thursday in coming up with a resolution passed by the Berkeley County Commission urging a voluntary ban on tobacco advertising near schools.
Aubrey Cookus of Martinsburg High School, Kelly Hess of Musselman High and Lynette LaRosa of Hedgesville High met with the County Commission to urge passage of the resolution. The three are members of the Berkeley County Youth Task Force, which worked with the Eastern Panhandle Tobacco Control Coalition on the ban, according to Barbara Orlando, the coalition's project manager.
The resolution states that the County Commission "requests voluntary action on the part of outdoor advertisers in Berkeley County to restrict outdoor advertising within a 1,000-foot radius of any school property."